Welcome to this week's round-up of the new releases in Cineworld, led by a dazzling all-Asian rom-com... Scroll down to book your tickets.
Crazy Rich Asians
What's the story? Jon M. Chu (“Now You See Me 2”) directed the contemporary romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan. The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere. “Crazy Rich Asians” features an international cast of stars, led by Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Gemma Chan (“Humans”), Lisa Lu (“2012”), and Awkwafina (“Ocean’s 8,” “Neighbors 2”), with Ken Jeong (the “Hangover” films”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). The large starring ensemble also includes Henry Golding, making his feature film debut, Sonoya Mizuno (“La La Land”), Chris Pang (“Marco Polo”), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), comedian Ronny Chieng (“The Daily Show”), Remy Hii (“Marco Polo”), Nico Santos (“Superstore”), and Jing Lusi (“Stan Lee’s Lucky Man”).
What's the story? From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black's explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.
King of Thieves
What's the story? From the producers of Legend and Darkest Hour, and featuring an all-star cast of homegrown legends led by Sir Michael Caine, King of Thieves is the darkly funny, incredible true story of the Hatton Garden robbery, the most daring heist in British criminal history.
What's the story? Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. The screenplay is by Alex Tse.
The Rider (limited release)
What's the story? South Dakota rodeo star Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) awakens from a severe head injury, after a horse stamped on his skull. The doctors tell him he must give up the sport - one that is his passion but also his lifeline - for fear it may kill him. While his sister Lily is mentally disabled and his father drinks, gambles and womanises, Brady is the crutch that supports the family - but without the rodeo, he's facing a life of misery.
Unlimited screening: A Simple Favour (Tuesday 18th September, 8pm)
What's the story? A SIMPLE FAVOUR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mummy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
Seema Raja (Tamil)
What's the story? Seema Raja is an upcoming Indian Tamil Action Comedy film written and directed by Ponram and produced by R.D.Raja. The film stars Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role, while Samantha, Napoleon, Simran, Soori and Yogi Babu portray the supporting roles. Music is composed by D.Imman.
What's the story? Harjeet on one of his trips to repair a VCR, meets Pali and falls in love with her. Unbeknownst to Harjeet, his family has fixed his marriage with someone else and show him the girl's photo, however Harjit gets angry and throws away the photo without once looking at it. Upon his Aunt Dhan Kaur's mediation the arranged marriage is broken off.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again sing-along screening (Sunday 16th September, 3pm, Monday 17th September, 7.30pm)
What's the story? Couldn't get enough of this summer's runaway Abba sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again? Then we've got news that's bound to get you jiving in the aisles again, because the movie returns to Cineworld for our sing-along screenings on Monday 16th September. As if you needed reminding, this follow-up to the blockbusting 2008 stage musical adaptation introduces us to a younger version of Meryl Streep's Donna, played by a vivacious Lily James. To the sound of a multitude of Abba classics, both familiar ('Dancing Queen') and less so ('When I Kissed the Teacher', 'My Love, My Life'), we find out how Donna first came to the Greek island and met her fabled man after midnight. Returnees Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Starsgard, Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski are joined by a generation of newcomers including Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies. Andy Garcia also joins and there's a showstopping Cher cameo that redefines the Abba hit, 'Fernando'.
Australian Ballet 2018: The Merry Widow (Thursday 20th September, 8pm)
What's the story? Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Epoque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers. Created especially for The Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve.