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Tuesday 12 December 2017
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Movies for all ages and tastes

THIS WEEKEND’S new movie releases cover a wide range of genres, with plots ranging from the story of a man who ages backward, to the adventures of two aging musicians. These are among the movies you can check out at cinemas and multiplexes throughout the country:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

“I was born under unusual circumstances.” And so begins The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century

Genre: Drama

Rating: All Ages PGA

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

Director: David Fincher

Bride Wars

Liv and Emma are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal “must have” list: a ceremony at New York’s ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel. Now, at age 26, they’re both about to get married; they’re about to realise their dreams; and they’re about to live happily ever after. Or maybe not.

Genre: Action

Rating: All Ages

Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway

Director: Gary Winick

Gran Torino

Walt Kowalski is a widower, grumpy, tough-minded, borderline-hateful, unhappy old man who can’t get along with either his kids or his neighbours, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1973 Gran Torino he keeps in cherry condition. When his neighbour Tao, a young Hmong teenager, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth.

Genre: Action/Thriller

Rating:14+

Starring: Cory Hardrict, Clint Eastwood

Director: Clint Eastwood

Soul Men

The two remaining members of the popular soul band, The Real Deal, from the 1970’s, Floyd Henderson, now a retired businessman, and ne’er-do-well, ex-convict, Louis Hinds, take a road trip to the Apollo Theater for a musical tribute to their recently deceased front man, Marcus Hook.

Genre: Comedy

Rating:18+

Starring: Samuel L Jackson, Bernie Mac

Director: Malcolm D Lee

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