Welcome to our weekly rundown of what’s opening in Australian cinemas!
This week, Vin Diesel becomes a super-human soldier, Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith are on the run, a cursed dress causes havoc, Jay & Silent Bob return, and more. Here’s what’s arriving in Australian cinemas in the week ending March 14th, 2020…
JAY & SILENT REBOOT • Special screenings March 11
When Jay & Silent Bob discover that a reboot of the Bluntman & Chronic movie (a movie based on a comic book based on them) is being made, they head off to ChronicCon in Hollywood to stop it.
Along the way, they run into Jay’s old girlfriend, Justice (Shannon Elizabeth) and Jay discovers he has a daughter he never knew he had – one who forces Jay & Silent Bob, at knifepoint, to take her and her 3 friends with them to Hollywood so they can be extras in the new movie.
A reboot of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, in which they find out a movie is being made based on a comic book based on them and head off to Hollywood to stop it, this movie takes on remakes, reboots and sequels, whilst simultaneously being all 3! Filled to the brim with cameo appearances from a myriad of past characters in the View Askewniverse, as well as some new, but very familiar, faces.
BLOODSHOT • In cinemas March 12 • OUR GIVEAWAY
Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the super-human Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force – stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.
MILITARY WIVES • In cinemas March 12
The inspirational story of friendship, love, and support on the home front. A group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and also becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process. Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) directs Oscar® Nominee and BAFTA® Winner Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) and BAFTA® Nominee Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) in this feel good crowd-pleaser.
QUEEN & SLIM • In cinemas March 12
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.
I STILL BELIEVE • In limited cinemas March 12
From the makers of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE comes the true life story of Christian music mega star Jeremy Camp. Jeremy’s remarkable journey of love and loss proves there is always hope in the midst of tragedy and that faith tested is the only faith worth sharing.
IN FABRIC • In limited cinemas March 12
In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences. Directed by Peter Strickland. With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Julian Barratt, Gwendoline Christie.
MY HERO ACADEMIA THE MOVIE: HEROES RISING • In limited cinemas March 12
Go Beyond with My Hero Academia!
In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered Quirk, Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that won’t stop him from enrolling in a prestigious hero academy. Now, Izuku is tangled in another dangerous internship as he struggles to keep pace with his upperclassman—Mirio.
THE LEGEND OF BARON TO’A • In limited cinemas March 12
The Legend of Baron To’a’ tells the story of Fritz, a Tongan entrepreneur who returns to his old neighbourhood and inadvertently causes the theft of his late father’s valued pro wrestling title belt by some ruthless gangsters led by ‘man-mountain’ Tahu. When negotiation and diplomacy fail to get it back, he is forced to embrace his father’s legacy to reclaim the title.
‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ meets ‘Kung-Fu Hustle’ in this action-packed urban adventure directed by Kiel McNaughton boasting an all-star Pasifika and Māori cast, including UliLatukefu, NathanielLees, JayLaga’aia, JohnTui , ShavaughnRuakere and FasituaAmosa alongside rising stars Duane Evans Jr. and Lotima Pome’e (General Fiyah).
FORENSIC • In limited cinemas March 12
The film opens to the tragic tale of a disturbed 6-year-old boy with an abusive father who transforms into a dangerous teenager, which sets the tone for the plot of the movie. Samuel John Kaattookaran (Tovino Thomas), a Medico-Legal Advisor uses his forensic skill and creates breakthroughs in the case which has now become a serial killing as further victims are added to the list. Rithika Xavier (Mamta Mohandas) is the investigating officer. Shikha (Reba Monica John) teams up with Samuel and uncovers evidence that might lead to the killer’s identity. The ensuing events follow Sam and Rithika in their separate investigation tracks as the picture of a devilish killer slowly forms before us, as the suspense burns full-throttle through a never-seen-before format of a Forensic Investigation, in the history of Malayalam Cinema.
UNSTOPPABLE • In limited cinemas March 13
BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE tells the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who at age 13 was out surfing when she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost Hamilton her left arm. But not only did Hamilton survive the attack, she was back on the competitive surfing circuit just a year later. More than a decade later, Hamilton, now a mother, undertakes her greatest challenge: chasing a toddler and the biggest wave of her career. BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE is the untold story of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Bethany Hamilton is a real life Super Woman of our times.