27 September 2023

New film releases

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Reviewed by Rama Gaind.

23 November
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix)
Synopsis: Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
Genre: Comedy, crime, mystery
Cast: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke, Dave Bautista, Jessica Henwick, Janelle Monáe, Angela Lansbury
Director: Rian Johnson

24 November
The Menu
(Searchlight Pictures)
Synopsis: A couple travel to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
Genre: Comedy, horror, thriller
Cast: John Leguizamo, Nicholas Hoult, Arturo Castro, Hong Chau, Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy
Director: Mark Mylod

Margrete: Queen of The North (Palace Films)
Origin: Denmark
Synopsis: 1402. Queen Margrete is ruling Sweden, Norway and Denmark through her adopted son, Erik. But a conspiracy is in the making and Margrete finds herself in an impossible dilemma that could shatter her life’s work: the Kalmar Union.
Genre: Biography, drama, history
Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Søren Malling, Jakob Oftebro, Morten Hee Andersen
Director: Charlotte Sieling

Pinocchio (Netflix)
Synopsis: Academy Award®-winning director Guillermo del Toro and award-winning, stop-motion legend Mark Gustafson reimagine the classic Carlo Collodi tale of the fabled wooden boy with a whimsical tour de force that finds Pinocchio on an enchanted adventure that transcends worlds and reveals the life-giving power of love.
Genre: Animation, fantasy, musical
Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Tilda Swinton, Ron Perlman, Christoph Waltz, Ewan McGregor
Director: Guillermo del Toro

Strange World (Walt Disney)
Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-adventure Strange World journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission. Helmed by Don Hall (Oscar-winning Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer Raya and the Last Dragon), and produced by Roy Conli (Oscar-winning Big Hero 6, Tangled).
Genre: Adventure, action, animation
Voice cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Alan Tudyk, Dennis Quaid, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu
Director: Don Hall

Seriously Red (Dollhouse Pictures)
Synopsis: In this rowdy and rambunctious musical dramedy, Red (Krew Boylan) is a vivacious, clumsy and occasionally misguided redhead who is at a crossroads in her life. After misreading her work party’s dress code, Red trades her 9-to-5 job in real estate for a new career as a Dolly Parton impersonator.
Genre: Action, drama, musical
Cast: Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Wayne Blair, Daniel Webber
Director: Gracie Otto

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