Top Movie Releases in South Africa - January 2019
Top Movie Releases in South Africa - January 2019
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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - January 2019
Take a look at the latest Movies & Showtimes hitting cinemas in South Africa this January.
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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - January 2019

Take a look at the latest Movies & Showtimes hitting cinemas in South Africa this January.
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Top Movie Releases in South Africa - January 2019
Take a look at the latest Movies & Showtimes hitting cinemas in South Africa this January.

We have been waiting patiently for a line up like this one! This January will see some possible Oscar nominees taking up the big screens. Grab some astros and a slushie before taking up your seats as you do not want to miss a second of the action!

Quick JumpBlindspotting | 4 Jan Wildlife | 11 JanFive Fingers for Marseilles | 12 Jan Til Death Do Us Part | 18 Jan The Sisters Brothers | 18 Jan Glass | 18 Jan The Mule | 18 Jan If Beale Street Could Talk | 25 JanOn the Basis of Sex | 25 Jan3 Days to Kill | 25 Jan

Blindspotting | 4 Jan

This American comedy-drama film follow Collin a young adult who must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning.

He and his trouble-making childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and, when Collin witnesses a police shooting, their friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighbourhood in which they grew up.

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  • Directed by: Carlos López Estrada
  • Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin
  • Running Time: 95 min

Wildlife | 11 Jan

Wildlife is a 2018 American drama film based on the novel of the same dame by Richard Ford first published in 1990.

14 years old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry; a housewife and a golf pro in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job and his sense of purpose, he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.

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  • Directed by: Paul Dano
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp
  • Running Time: 104 min

Five Fingers for Marseilles | 12 Jan

Twenty years ago, the young 'Five Fingers' fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression.

Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-'outlaw' Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. can he free himself from his past? Will the Five Fingers stand again?

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  • Directed by: Michael Matthews
  • Cast: Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Fok, Garth Breytenbach, Dean Fourie, Vuyo Dabula, Kenneth Nkosi, Kenneth Nkosi
  • Running Time: 120 min

Til Death Do Us Part | 18 Jan

Til Death Do Us Part is an american psychological thriller film. Michael and Madison Roland had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael's controlling ways turned their perfect marriage.

With the help of her best friend, Madison decides to get away. After adopting a new identity, she meets Alex Stone and learns to love again. All is well, until Michael discovers Madison's whereabouts, and recreate the nightmare she once lived all over again.

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  • Directed by: Christopher B. Stokes
  • Cast: Taye Diggs, Annie Ilonzeh, Stephen Bishop, Robinne Lee, Malik Yoba, Draya Michele
  • Running Time: 101 min

The Sisters Brothers | 18 Jan

The Sisters Brothers is a 2018 western dark comedy based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt.

The colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.

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  • Directed by: Jacques Audiard
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer
  • Running Time: 121 min

Glass | 18 Jan

Glass is an upcoming 2019 American superhero thriller film. The movie is a sequel to Shyamalan's previous films Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), cumulatively forming the Eastrail 177 Trilogy.

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

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  • Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson
  • Running Time: 129 min

The Mule | 18 Jan

The Mule is a 2018 American crime film. Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.

His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.

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  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, Andy García
  • Running Time: 116 min

If Beale Street Could Talk | 25 Jan

If Beale Street Could Talk is a American romantic drama film based on James Baldwin's novel of the same name.

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife to be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

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  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco
  • Running Time: 117 min

On the Basis of Sex | 25 Jan

On the Basis of Sex is a 2018 American biographical legal drama film based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Bader Ginsburg.

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

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  • Directed by: Mimi Leder
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates
  • Running Time: 120 min

3 Days to Kill | 25 Jan

A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter.

But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town.

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  • Directed by: McG
  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld
  • Running Time: 117 min

We sure are excited about what's to come in January for South African movie goers, from Elijah Price award worthy performance in Glass to Kevin Costner latest family man meets secret agent role, we cannot wait to get to the cinema!

If you missed the top movie releases in December check it here

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