Experience an emotional roller coaster as emojis unite, ninjas break free and horror reaches new heights
There’s something for both kids and adults at Ster-Kinekor this month. The BIG screen is going to come alive with new releases and everyone will want to watch and get a piece of the action, so book your tickets now to watch horror at its most harrowing, the craziest fun, tear-jerking drama and the darkest mysteries unravel on screen!
First up on 1 September is Marvel’s Inhumans, which will show exclusively at IMAX theatres for two weeks before hitting television screen. The Dark Tower releases on 8 September and IT releases at 15 September, with a special and deliciously terrifying pre-screening on 9 September at selected Ster-Kinekor sites nationwide, including special events at Eastgate, Mall of Africa. Next up is Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which will release exclusively at IMAX on 22 September for two weeks and move to Ster-Kinekor sites nationwide on 29 September. The in-house cinema activities at selected Ster-Kinekor sites showing Kingsman: The Golden Circle is not to be missed! Next up, you can revel, be entranced and have a good laugh with your kids with both The Emoji Movie (3D), which will release on 22 September and The Lego Ninjago Movie (3D), which will release on 29 September and be screened at Ster-Kinekor sites nationwide.
This movie is not for the faint of heart but promises to be a feast for senses for horror movie buffs. IT is based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The film is set in the Town of Derry, where the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. The film is intended to be the first instalment in a planned duology. In a place known as “The Barrens”, a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. The kids are bonded by their determination to kill it. The horror and terror can truly be appreciated on the big screen as the kids walk through a scary tunnel and peer through the sewers where IT lives, even if you wanted to look away when the horror unfolds, you won’t be able to take your eyes of the screen. Jaeden Lieberher and Bill Skarsgård star as Bill Denbrough, and Pennywise, the Dancing Clown, respectively, with Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis and Finn Wolfhard in supporting roles.
The film’s time is 135 minutes
For the first time in history, a television series filmed partly with IMAX cameras, will debut in IMAX theatres before the television premiere.
Experience the first chapter of Marvel’s Inhumans early in IMAX cinemas, which will only screen exclusively at IMAX for 2 weeks. It will then premiere on M-Net channel 101 on 29 September and runs for eight episodes.
The series sees the Royal Family of Marvel’s Inhumans splintered by a military coup. They barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.
Central character, Black Bolt (Anson Mount) is the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.
The run time is 100 minutes
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
This film is a British-American action comedy spy film directed by Matthew Vaughn based on the comic book The Secret Service.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle, tells the story of agents of Kingsman heading to the United States to join forces with Statesman, Kingsman’s American counterpart, after Kingsman’s headquarters is destroyed by The Golden Circle, a secret New World Order organisation.
The Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organisation in the US. Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton), is a Kingsman secret agent and the protagonist of the of the film. The crispness of the images will capture the heartache on every agent’s face as they watch their worst nightmare unfold, so much so, you will want to reach out and touch them.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle also stars Halle Berry and Elton John. If you love spy movies and action, you don’t want to miss this!
The Dark Tower
Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious story from one of the world’s most-celebrated authors, makes its long-awaited launch to the big screen, starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black. The Dark Tower is a mixture of action, adventure and fantasy tells the story of the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, who has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. Tom Taylor stars as Jake Chambers, a New York boy who becomes Roland’s apprentice.
The film’s run time is 91 minutes
The Lego Ninjago Movie
Six young ninjas, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. The teenagers are “hired” by an old master Master Wu, and become ninja heroes at night, defeating monsters and riding vehicles and dragons to protect the far-away land of Ninjago and its capital city. By day, these teenagers are ordinary students struggling against their greatest enemy: high school. Meanwhile, the warlord attempting to conquer Ninjago, Lord Gammadion, must cope with the fact that one of the ninjas is his son.
The film stars the voices of Justin Theroux as Lord Garmadon, Jackie Chan as Master Wu, the wisecracking leader of the group, Lord Garmadon’s brother and Lloyd’s uncle. Olivia Munn is the voice of Misako, Lord Gammadion’s ex-wife and Lloyd’s mother.
The Emoji Movie
Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. The 3D computer-animated comedy film is based on the emoji symbols.
It stars the voices of T. J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Steven Wright, Rob Riggle, Jennifer Coolidge, Christina Aguilera and Sofía Vergara. Gene lives in a teenager’s phone in Textopolis, a digital city inside the phone of his user Alex. He is the son of two meh emojis named Mel and Mary, and can make multiple expressions despite his parents’ upbringing.
Upon receiving a text from his crush Addie, Alex decides to send her an emoji. When Gene is selected, he panics, makes a confusing expression, and wrecks the text centre. Gene is called in by Smiler, a smiley emoji and leader of the text centre, who concludes that Gene is a “malfunction” and therefore must be deleted. Watch the animation come to life and team up with Gene and other emojis in a race to beat Alex to a store to have his phone erased.
This animated film’s run time is 87 minutes
Enjoy the IMAX release of Marvel’s Inhumans and Kingsman: The Golden Circle only at Ster-Kinekor’s seven IMAX theatres across the country, situated at Eastgate in Johannesburg, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and CapeGate in Cape Town.
IT, The Dark Tower, The Emoji Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie will screen at Ster-Kinkeor sites nationwide.
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