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The Black Phone

Every call is a lifeline

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:09 AM
Mason Thames makes his film debut as Finney in ‘The Black Phone’, which also stars four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke.
Mason Thames makes his film debut as Finney in ‘The Black Phone’, which also stars four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke.
Chris Pratt in ‘Jurassic World Dominion’..
Chris Pratt in ‘Jurassic World Dominion’..
Superstar and Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise is back as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in ‘Top Gun Maverick’.
Superstar and Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise is back as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in ‘Top Gun Maverick’.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr Stephen Strange the world-famous neurosurgeon in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr Stephen Strange the world-famous neurosurgeon in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
Disney and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ follows the legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear on an intergalactic adventure.
Disney and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ follows the legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear on an intergalactic adventure.

The phone is dead. And it’s ringing.

Director Scott Derrickson returns to his terror roots and partners again with the foremost brand in the genre, Blumhouse, with a new horror thriller, The Black Phone, opening this Friday, June 24, on the Palace Amusement circuit – Carib 5, Palace Cineplex, Portmore Palace, Palace Multiplex and New Kingston Drive-In.

Finney Shaw, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

The movie stars four-time Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke in the most terrifying role of his career, and introducing Mason Thames in his first-ever film role. The Black Phone is produced, directed, and co-written by Scott Derrickson, the writer-director of Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

The film’s screenplay is by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill ( Doctor Strange, Sinister franchise), based on the award-winning short story by Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts. The film is produced by Derrickson and Cargill’s Crooked Highway and presented by Universal and Blumhouse. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are producers on the film, which is executive produced by Ryan Turek and Christopher H. Warner.

Held Over

Jurassic World Dominion

An ecological disaster that could end it all

Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe.

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live — and hunt — alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5-billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

The film features new cast members DeWanda Wise ( She’s Gotta Have It), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie ( Archive 81), Dichen Lachman ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Scott Haze ( Minari) and Campbell Scott ( The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The film’s returning cast includes BD Wong as Dr Henry Wu, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, Daniella Pineda as Dr Zia Rodriguez, and Omar Sy as Barry Sembenè.

Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow, who steered 2015’s Jurassic World to a record-shattering US$1.7-billion global box office. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael ( Battle at Big Rock) and Colin Trevorrow from a story by Derek Connolly ( Jurassic World) and Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton.

Jurassic World Dominion is produced by acclaimed franchise producers Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, and is executive produced by legendary, Oscar winning franchise creator Steven Spielberg, Alexandra Derbyshire and Colin Trevorrow.

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment present, in association with Perfect World Pictures, a Colin Trevorrow film.

Top Gun Maverick

Feel the need ... the need for speed

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission, the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s late friend and radar intercept officer Lt Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose’.

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski

Produced by: Academy Award winner Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie and David Ellison

Based on characters created by: Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr

Story by: Peter Craig and Justin Marks

Screenplay by: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Daviswith Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and Val Kilmer

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Enter a new dimension of strange

Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a thrilling ride through the multiverse with Doctor Strange, his trusted friend Wong and Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch.

Dr Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the doorway to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, presenting an unprecedented threat to humanity.

Director: Sam Raimi

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez


Let’s go finish the mission

(Showing weekends only)

This sci-fi action-adventure presents the definitive original story of Buzz Lightyear — the hero who inspired the toy — introducing the legendary Space Ranger, who would win generations of fans.

Lightyear follows the legendary space ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo and Darby, and his robot companion Sox.

Chris Evans lends his voice to Buzz. “The phrase ‘A dream come true’ gets thrown around a lot, but I’ve never meant it more in my life,” says Evans. “Anyone who knows me knows that my love for animated films runs deep. I can’t believe that I get to be a part of the Pixar family and work with these truly brilliant artists who tell stories unlike anyone else. Watching them work is nothing short of magic. I pinch myself every day.”

Annie Award-winning director and veteran Pixar animator Angus MacLane, who co-directed 2016’s Finding Dory, helms Lightyear. Galyn Susman ( Toy Story That Time Forgot short) produces.

Directed by: Angus MacLane

Produced by: Galyn Susman

Cast: Chris Evans, UzoAduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Keke Palmer, Efren Ramirez, Peter Sohn, Dale Soules, Taika Waititi and Isiah Whitlock Jr

Safety is a responsibility we all share – See you at the movies!

Our cinemas are open for your entertainment – Carib 5 in Cross Roads; Sunshine Palace, Portmore; Palace Cineplex, Sovereign Centre, Liguanea; Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay; and the New Kingston Drive-In.

As restrictions change, we adjust our showtimes so as to be able to remain open, while adhering to regulations.

Our staff is trained to do temperature checks and assist patrons with sanitising as they enter the cinemas.

Once inside our cinemas, please wear a mask for your safety and observe social distancing in queues at the box office and concession.

Sanitisation stations are available at convenient points throughout.

Our air conditioning systems, installed with the specified MERV-13 air filters, have been regulated to bring in maximum fresh air.

Thorough cleaning and sanitisation is done to ensure a safe and relaxed atmosphere for all.

Thanks again, and PLEASE remember to observe safety protocols for the benefit of all.


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