Cape Town – Ready for a long weekend of just relaxing? We've got your entertainment sorted with these cinematic offerings.
Emotional dramas take the front seat this weekend as Jake Gyllenhaal gives a moving performance in Boston marathon bombing movie, Stronger.
Local film adaption Vaselinetjie tells an emotional story of self-discovery and Netflix offers Angelina Jolie’s re-telling of the Cambodian genocide.
Also on offer is a mediocre animation about the virtual world of emojis.
Here are 4 new films releasing this weekend:
Our rating: 5/5
Short review: Stronger takes the viewer on a gut-wrenching journey that shows the consequences of terrorism unapologetically.
Our rating: 2/5
Short review: The film adaptation of Anoeschka von Meck's novel, Vaselinetjie only skims over core issues of race identity.
Movie: The Emoji Movie
Our rating: 1/5
Short review: Other than the virtual cinematography and smart product placement, The Emoji Movie is a total waste of time, to be honest.
Movie: First They Killed My Father (New on Netflix only)
Our rating: 3/5
Short review: Angelina Jolie approaches Cambodia drama with dedication, skill and intelligence, though viewers may crave some history and context.