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Bullet Train

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Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:09 AM
Oscar winner Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug in the action thriller ‘Bullet Train’.
Oscar winner Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug in the action thriller ‘Bullet Train’.
Will a bunch of strays find homes with the most famous superheroes on earth?
Will a bunch of strays find homes with the most famous superheroes on earth?
Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya stars in ‘Nope’.
Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya stars in ‘Nope’.
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In Bullet Train, Oscar winner Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world’s fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.

Screenplay by: Zak Olkewicz

Based on the book by: Kotaro Isaka

Produced by: Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, Antoine Fuqua.

Executive producers: Brent O’Connor, Ryosuke Saegusa, Yuma Terada, Kat Samick.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A. Martínez Ocasio and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock.

HELD OVER

DC League of Super-Pets

Stronger than you think

It sure isn’t easy being Superman’s dog! Krypto hails from Krypton and prides himself on having superpowers like his owner, but his social skills are decidedly alien at the dog park, and he has no idea how to be ordinary. But when his best friend Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto is sadly exposed to green kryptonite and stripped of his abilities, while a motley crew of shelter pets is exposed to orange kryptonite and become all-powerful.

Krypto must now learn to be less alien; and more ‘human’ to teach Batman’s dog Ace, Wonder Woman’s pig, PB, Green Lantern’s squirrel Ch’p, and The Flash’s turtle, Merton, how to harness their new powers, work together, and become the superheroes they were destined to be. But can they defeat a twisted guinea pig named Lulu and save the Justice League and Metropolis from destruction? And will a bunch of strays find homes with the most famous superheroes on earth?

DC League of Super-Pets is an action adventure comedy from Warner Bros. Pictures with animation by Warner Animation Group, based on the DC Comics superhero team Legion of Super-Pets.

Directors: Jared Stern, Sam Levine

Writers: Jared Stern, John Whittington

Star-studded voice cast includes: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Wilde, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Dascha Polanco, John Early, Ben Schwartz, Jermaine Clement and Keanu Reeves.

Nope

Don’t look up

Oscar winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now, he reimagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic, Nope.

The film reunites Peele with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya ( Get Out, Judas and the Black Messiah), who is joined by Keke Palmer ( Hustlers, Alice) and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun ( Minari, Okja) as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Nope, which co-stars Michael Wincott ( Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea ( The OA, American Insurrection), is written and directed by Jordan Peele and is produced by Ian Cooper ( Us, Candyman) and Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw Productions. The film is released by Universal Pictures worldwide.

Thor: Love and Thunder

The stakes are worth fighting for

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Oscar winners, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. Directed by Oscar winner Taika Waititi.

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Thor attempts to find inner peace, but must return to action and recruit Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster – who has become the Mighty Thor – to stop Gorr the God Butcher from eliminating all gods.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Unstoppable from the get-go

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history comes the original story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.

Featuring more spectacular action than any film in Illumination’s history and packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humour, Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, including the Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him.

The film also stars Russell Brand as Young Dr Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.

Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his long-time collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise film-maker Kyle Balda ( Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson ( The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val ( The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ’70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff.

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, Jurassic World Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live – and hunt – alongside humans all over the world.

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. 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, David Ellison

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

Story by: Peter Craig and Justin Marks

Screenplay by: Ehren Krugera, Eric Warren Singe rand 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 Davis with Academy Award nominee Ed Harris and Val Kilmer.

New Kingston Drive-In special – Wednesday to Sunday

For as many as you can safely seat in your vehicle, pay only $2,800 per vehicle.

Get together with family, friends and colleagues and enjoy this deal at New Kingston Drive-In. Offer continues all summer.

Half off for the early (3 p.m.) shows only on Saturday (Independence Day)

Half off on Mondays and Tuesdays is still available.

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.

Schedules

Schedules are subject to change. For details on your cinema of choice, half-off specials and any other tidbits, check us out in this space, on social media (FB, IG, Twitter – insert symbols)@palacemovies or at www.palaceamusement.com

Please note: At all cinemas, the box office opens daily at noon.