New on cinema screens

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BILLY SUTER summarises new films on circuit this week (shown in red and starting on Friday, November 27) as well as movies still on circuit.

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Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in Let Him Go.

BIGFOOT FAMILY
Director: Jeremy Degruson and Ben Stasssen
Stars: Kylian Trouillard, Alexis Victor, Marie Chevalot
An animated sequel to Son of Bigfoot, this film sees Father use his new fame to fight against an Alaska oil company, However, when he disappears, the son, the mother, a raccoon and a bear head North to rescue him.

LET HIM GO
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Stars: Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Lesley Manville
A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson, in this American drama. 

100% WOLF
Director: Alexs Stadermann
Stars: Adrianne Daff, Akmal Saleh, Jane Lynch
An animated adventure centred on Freddy Lupin, heir to a proud family line of werewolves. Positive he will become the most fearsome werewolf ever, Freddy is in for a shock when his first “warfing” goes awry, turning him into a ferocious… poodle.

JIU JITSU
Director: Dimitri Logothetis
Stars: Alain Moussi, Raymond Pinharry, Nicolas Cage
Every six years, an ancient order of jiu-jitsu fighters joins forces to battle a vicious race of alien invaders. Then a celebrated war hero goes down in defeat – and the fate of the planet and mankind hangs in the balance.

SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Director: Andy Goodard
Stars: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy
A drama in which, 17 days before World War 2, an English teacher and his camera disappear on a coastal boarding school tour with 20 German teen girls. Eddie Izzard plays the man who gets the teaching job six days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.

RUN
Director: Aneesh Chagnaty
Stars: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames
A horror thriller centred on a home-schooled teenager that begins to suspect her mother is keeping a dark secret from her.

SURAJ PE MANGAL BHARI
Director: Abhishek Sharma
Stars: Fatima Sana Shaikh, Manoj Bajpayee, Diljit Dosanjh
In the 1990s, a wedding detective has to perform background checks on prospective grooms. In the time before social media and mobile phones, everything had to be done in person.

THE WITCHES
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci
Based on the Roald Dahl children’s classic, this fantasy tells of a young boy and his grandmother having a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader.

THE SECRET GARDEN
Director: Marc Minden
Stars: Dixie Egerickx, Richard Hansell, Julie Walters
A remake of the 1993 success, based on the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, about an orphaned girl discovers a magical garden hidden at her strict uncle’s estate.

HONEST THIEF
Director: Mark Williams
Stars: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney
An action-drama revolving around a notorious bank robber who, wanting to lead an honest life, turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.

DREAMBUILDERS
Director: Kim Hagen Jensen and Tonni Zinck
Stars: Robyn Dempsey, Emma Jenkins, Luke Griffin
An animated film from Denmark about Minna, a young girl who misuses her newfound ability to create and control other people’s dreams to teach her bothersome stepsister a lesson.

GREENLAND
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd
A drama revolving around a family struggling for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.

ANTEBELLUM
Director: Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz
Stars: Janelle Monae,  Eric Lange, Jena Malone
A mystery-drama about a successful author, Veronica Henley, who finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM
Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Katie Holmes, Josh Lucas, Celia Weston
A drama centred on a widow struggling to get by, who meets a stranger who subscribes to a philosophy of positive thinking.

AFTER WE COLLIDED
Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Dylan Sprouse
A romantic drama based on the 2014 romance novel of the same name, this follows the love life of two young adults.

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA
Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle
A comedy in which, upset that he has to share the room he loves with his grandfather, a boy called Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.

MULAN
Director: Niki Caro
Stars: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Li Gong
The live-action remake of the Disney animated success about a young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father.

UNHINGED
Director: Derrick Borte
Stars: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman
After a confrontation with an unstable man at an intersection, a woman becomes the target of his rage, in this thriller.

DRAGON RIDER
Director: Tomer Eshed
Stars: Thomas Bodie-Sangster, Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore
An animated film about a young silver dragon that teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy, on a journey through the Himalayas in search for the Rim of Heaven.

FREAKY
Director: Christopher Landon
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor
This comic-horror is centred on a young girl who, after swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, discovers that she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

TENET
Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki
Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

TROLLS WORLD TOUR
Director: Walt Dohrn and David P Smith
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom
A colourful animated adventure in which, when the Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls tries to take over all the Troll kingdoms, Queen Poppy and her friends try different ways to save all the Trolls.

SCOOB
Director: Tony Cervone
Stars: Will Forte, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs
This animated comedy has dog Scooby and the gang facing their most challenging mystery: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this ‘dogpocalypse’, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.


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