WEEKEND MOVIE GUIDE: 4 fresh new flick to watch!


Cape Town – The origin story of everyone’s favourite scoundrel Han Solo opens in South African cinemas this weekend. 

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Also showing: A drama about a young autistic woman, a British romantic-comedy and a summer flick about three friends partying in Ibiza on Netflix.

Here are the 4 new releases in SA:


Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Our rating: 5/5

Short review: Despite production drama and a change in director halfway through, Solo: A Star Wars Story delivered a Western spectacle that fits perfectly with the cowboy character of our favourite scoundrel.

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Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars

Movie: Please Stand By

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Please Stand By is a sweet look at life with Asperger’s Syndrome, but does not push enough boundaries for it to be memorable.

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Movie: Finding Your Feet

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Finding Your Feet is exactly as cliché and as overly simplistic as you would expect this film to be but it's also as warm-hearted and witty as you could hope.

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Movie: Ibiza (New on Netflix only)

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: If Ibiza, a sweet and silly romantic comedy, was on the big screen, it might have pushed itself toward bigger gags. But the smaller scale works well in a genre that increasingly feels like a gross-out scene arms race.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

(Photos: Netflix/Aleksandar Letic/Disney/Ster-Kinekor/Empire Entertainment)