Local cinemas serve up something for everyone this weekend


Cape Town – James Franco’s much talked about film The Disaster Artist hits cinemas this weekend. 

The comedy-drama which Franco produced, directed and stars in chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 The Room, widely considered one of the worst movies ever made.

Also to see: The final instalment of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, a post 9/11 war story, a comedy, and an animation for little adventurers. 

Here are the 5 new films releasing in SA:


Movie: The Disaster Artist

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: With Disaster Artist, James Franco wants to know who gets to decide what is good and what is bad.  

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Movie: Fifty Shades Freed

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: A mess of subplots and almost entirely forgetting what its main draw-card was in the first place makes Fifty Shades Freed the nadir in one of the most ill-conceived film trilogies ever.

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Movie: 12 Strong

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Chris Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film in 12 Strong, a post-9/11 story many Americans may not know.

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Movie: Just Getting Started

Our rating: 1/5

Short review: Just Getting Started is a sneak peek at a retired Gaston and his ageing Bimbettes, set in a Tuscan villa resort instead of France.

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Movie: Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas is perfect for youngsters – it's adventurous, a little thrilling and has a ton of silly/innocent jokes that will keep the kids giggling.

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(Photos: Warner Bros, Universal Pictures, Ster-Kinekor)

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