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Beast

The law of the jungle rules

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:08 AM
Idris Elba plays Dr Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa with his daughters on a binding trip.
Idris Elba plays Dr Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa with his daughters on a binding trip.
The Red Ribbon Army is back in full force in this animated action thriller.
The Red Ribbon Army is back in full force in this animated action thriller.
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Sometimes the rustle in the bushes actually is a monster.

Idris Elba ( Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad) stars in a pulse-pounding new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

Elba plays Dr Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley, Russian Doll series, Maleficent), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.

Iyana Halley ( The Hate U Give, This is Us series) plays Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and Leah Sava Jeffries ( Rel series, Empire series) plays his 13-year-old daughter, Norah.

From visceral, experiential filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, the director of Everest and Universal Pictures’ 2 Guns and Contraband, Beast is produced by Will Packer, the blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and 10 movies that have opened No. 1 at the US box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, by James Lopez, president of Will Packer Productions, and by Baltasar Kormákur. The film is written by Ryan Engle ( Rampage, Non-Stop) from an original story by Jaime Primak Sullivan and is executive-produced by Jaime Primak Sullivan and Bernard Bellew.

OPENING FRIDAY

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

The ultimate Androids

The Red Ribbon Army was once destroyed by Son Goku. Individuals, who carry on its legacy, have created the ultimate Androids, Gamma 1 and Gamma 2 and call themselves ‘Super Heroes’.

The arrogant leaders of the army are set on revenge against Gohan and Piccolo on Dr Gero’s behalf. When the army kidnaps Pan to bait them, Gohan and Piccolo will stop at nothing to rescue the young girl.

Original story, screenplay and character design by: Akira Toriyama

Directed by: Tetsuro Kodama

Starring: Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Aya Hisakawa, Ryo Horikawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Takeshi Kusao, Yuko Minaguchi, MiyuIrino, Hiroshi Kamiya, Mamoru Miyano, Volcano Ota, Ryota Takeuchi.

HELD OVER

Bullet Train

Is this bad luck or what?

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

Fall

It’s a long way down

For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardener), life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But, after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now, Becky and Hunter’s expert climbing skills are put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights in this adrenaline-fuelled thriller, co-starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Director and screenwriter: Scott Mann

Producers: Scott Mann, Christian Mercuri, Mark Lane, James Harris

DC League of Super-Pets

Stronger Than You Think

Superman’s dog Krypto must learn to be less alien; and more ‘human’ in order 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.

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.

Nope

Don’t look up

“What’s a bad miracle?”

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.

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; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold.

The film also stars Russell Brand as young Dr Nefario, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, and Oscar winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.

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 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

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