Welcome to our weekly rundown of what’s opening in Australian cinemas!
This coming week, ride with a couple of cops, talk to the animals, stand against harassment, and more. Here’s what’s arriving in Australian cinemas in the week ending January 18, 2020…
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE – In cinemas from January 16
The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life, also starring Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam and Joe Pantoliano.
DOLITTLE – In cinemas from January 16
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.
After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.
The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick*’s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, *Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
BOMBSHELL – In cinemas from January 16
Starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award® nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy® Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award® winner Charles Randolph.
GO! – In cinemas from January 16
When Jack (William Lodder) and his single mother (Frances O’Connor) move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing. Jack’s got natural talent but must learn to control his recklessness.
To do that, he’ll need the help of aspiring engineer, Mandy (Anastasia Bampos), wise-cracking best mate Colin (Darius Amarfio-Jefferson) and mysterious mentor, Patrick (Richard Roxburgh). Together, the team will endeavour to overcome all odds and defeat ruthless racer Dean (Cooper Van Grootel) to win the National Go Kart Championship. GO! is a high-octane Australian family film with heart.
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM – In cinemas from January 16
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.
Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
THE MALL THE MERRIER – In limited cinemas from January 16
Moira Molina (Vice Ganda) is fulfilling his father’s wish of bringing back the belen display that their aging family mall “TAMOL MALL” was once known for. However, when his father unexpectedly died on a plane crash, he assumes an even bigger responsibility to manage their mall. On the other hand, his mother also died in the crash, which makes his estranged younger sister Morisette Molina (Anne Curtis) to come back from Australia. She tells Moira that she is back here to claim the mall inherited to her.
BIG BROTHER – In limited cinemas from January 16
After committing an unintentional murder at the age of 16, Sachidanadan is sent to the juvenile home. Another murder charge while inside lands him a double life imprisonment sentence. Finally, after serving 24 years in prison, Sachidanadan is released, only to be shaken by the condition of his family and a powerful drug racket in the city that needs some adjustment.
PATTAS – In limited cinemas from January 16
KHATRE DA GHUGGU – In limited cinemas from January 17
The story of this film revolves around ‘Fateh’ (played by Jordan Sandhu) who works as a RJ to earn money and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a singer. From his huge fan following, he meets ‘Meet’ (played by Diljott) who falls in love with him. They both get attracted to each other and fall in love. But as always this path is not so easy. The girl’s father ‘Kanwar Mahinder Singh’ (played by the talented comedian B. N. Sharma), who works for the Punjab Electricity Board, is already unhappy with his family, office workers and his whole life. He is a very superstitious person which causes laughter and fun. With many ups and downs because of a gangster, an astrologer, a hypocrite, and various circumstances, the story proceeds in a comic and interesting way. Will the Meet get his love, will Fateh become a singer, will enthusiasm come back in her Kanwar Mahinder Singh’s life? All these questions are answered in an entertaining way in the film ‘Khatre Da Ghuggu’.