Killers of the Flower Moon
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone
Director: Martin Scorsese
Synopsis: When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one—until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.
“The Sydney Morning HeraldAmbitious, powerful, flawed: Killers of the Flower Moon ends with a stroke of brilliance“
“ABC NewsThe real events might be long passed, and the characters long gone, but Scorsese’s brilliantly unflinching drama implores us not to forget.”
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
Cast: Taylor Swift, Amanda Balen, Taylor Banks
Director: Sam Wrench
Synopsis: The cultural phenomenon continues on the big screen! Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film experience with a breathtaking, cinematic view of the history-making tour. Taylor Swift Eras attire and friendship bracelets are strongly encouraged!
“The GuardianThe concert film captures 2023’s biggest pop culture event with breathless fervour and crystal clarity – honing in on the details easily missed in the live show.”
“The Sydney Morning HeraldTaylor Swift’s Eras film is an extraordinary artist’s ode to her fans.“
The Exorcist: Believer
Cast: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Olivia O’Neill
Director: David Gordon Green
Synopsis: When single father Victor Fielding’s daughter, Angela, and her friend Katherine, show signs of demonic possession, it unleashes a chain of events that forces him to confront the nature of evil. Terrified and desperate, he seeks out Chris MacNeil, the only person alive who’s witnessed anything like it before.
“The GuardianThe veteran Halloween director manages to turn terrifying material into a turgid mess in this fright-free revamp.”
“wionews.comDavid Gordon Green’s attempt to revive the classic horror film The Exorcist with The Exorcist: Believer has resulted in a disastrous cinematic failure.“
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
Cast: Finn Lee-Epp, Ron Pardo, Mckenna Grace
Director: Cal Brunker
Synopsis: When a magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, it gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The MIGHTY PUPS. For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups’ archival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams up with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference.
“SWITCH.The film also suffers because of the superhero premise; it just kind of fulfils the basic tropes, but at the cost of the pups. It makes the film feel more draining to sit through, and a lot of kids in my screening were checking out.“
“The BlurbI saw PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie with a very young audience, many of whom were toddlers and I was surprised how quiet they were. That says to me they were engaged, a sure sign the film has hit the mark.“
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Cast: Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu
Director: Jeff Rowe, Kyler Spears
Synopsis: After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtles set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. But they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
“With its refreshingly glitchy animation style and superb hip-hop soundtrack, the reptilian superheroes’s latest outing is a fizzing treat.”The Guardian
“…this “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” while a half shell of those films, has its own low-key charms. It’s goofier, grosser and mostly fun.”AP News
The Equalizer 3
Cast: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Eugenio Mastrandrea
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Synopsis: Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Finding himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy, he discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia.
“The Oscar-winner returns for more carnage in a rote, violent sequel, this time saving an idyllic Italian seaside town from baddies.”The Guardian
“Whilst Denzel and The Equalizer series deserve a stronger send-off than the uneven farewell afforded here, there’s just enough cheap thrills and Washington swag to render this serviceable-enough for the casual movie-goer seeking an escape.”The AU Review
Cast: John David Washington, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Gemma Chan
Director: Gareth Edwards
Synopsis: Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war-and mankind itself.
“Director Gareth Edwards draws together the many strands of our current AI debate with tremendous boldness, conjuring up an intriguing and stimulating spectacle.”The Guardian
“In The Creator, the author reflects on how their skepticism towards movies has lessened over time, valuing competence over groundbreaking concepts. They discuss their high expectations for the film due to the director’s previous work and provide a brief overview of the plot.”wionews.com
Five Nights at Freddy’s
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lucas Grant
Director: Emma Tammi
Synopsis: Mike Schmidt, a night guard at a local diner, becomes troubled after confronting the truth about the animatronic costumes that reside: they aren’t just robots. They are alive. Will he be able to survive all five nights at this haunted diner? Or is something more sinister at play?
In theaters October 26, 2023
Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton
Director: Nia DaCosta
Synopsis: Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilised universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau.
In theaters November 9, 2023
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Cast: Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Viola Davis
Director: Francis Lawrence
Synopsis: Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, he sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games. Only to have his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.
In theaters November 16, 2023