2018 is officially in full flow with a fairly chilled vibe about it…at least that’s how I’ve found it so far. From a movie-verse point of view, lots of exciting titles are scheduled and confirmed to hit the big screen soon. From a DVDs point of view, the momentum isn’t letting up either with some great titles on offer from Ster Kinekor, worthy of kicking off any new year:
THE DARK TOWER
The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.
Running Time: 95 mins
FUN MOM DINNER
Four moms whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless “fun mom dinner.”
Running Time: 138 mins
A strip joint janitor and a club patron strike up an unlikely friendship as they evade gangsters and Russian mobsters, and try to secure the release of a kidnapped stripper, by trading her for a lucky fish they had stolen.
Running Time: 94 mins
To reconnect with his son Danny, successful Wall Street broker Will takes his family on a vacation to the cabin where he grew up. While Will and Danny are hunting, their trip takes a deadly turn when they witness the murder of a crooked police officer as a bank robbery goes awry. When Danny is taken hostage by the criminals, Will is forced to help them evade the police chief investigating the murder and recover the stolen money in exchange for his son’s life.
Running Time: 95 mins
A shy high school student’s Christmas wish comes true only it isn’t exactly as wonderful as she’d hoped.
Running Time: 88 mins
A MERMAID’S TALE
A Mermaid’s Tale is an enchanting modern fairy tale, the story of Ryan, a 12-year-old girl forced to move with Matt, her father, to the dying fishing town where he was born, and to live with Art, her crusty mean old grandfather. As she tries to fit in and make new friends she discovers a secret cove, home to a playful pod of dolphins and Coral, a mysterious girl. As they become fast friends, Ryan learns that Coral is a mermaid and uncovers a secret that will help the girls both save the town in a touching, mythic story of friendship and redemption.
Running Time: 92 mins
ALL WE HAD
Thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mother, Rita teeter on the edge of poverty, despite Rita working multiple jobs. When their landlord kicks them out, Rita uses her looks to instantly reel in a boyfriend, who takes them in. Before long, Ruthie convinces her mother to leave and they head East in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they find themselves stranded in a small town called Fat River where their luck finally takes a turn. Rita lands a steady job waitressing at the local diner. With enough money to pay their bills, they rent a house and Fat River becomes the first place they call home
Running Time: 102 mins
Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets.
Running Time: 89 mins
EDGE OF WINTER
Elliot Baker seizes the chance to develop a better relationship with his sons when his ex-wife, Karen, and her new husband take a vacation and leave the boys with him. What starts as a bonding opportunity turns into a nightmarish adventure when they get stranded in a deserted cabin near the lake as night falls and a snowstorm rages. Bradley, 15, and Caleb, 12, quickly learn more about their father and what they truly mean to him in this gripping tale of family and survival.
Running Time: 85 mins
S.W.A.T UNDER SEIGE
A SWAT compound comes under fire from an international terrorist who relentlessly and violently pursues a mystery man who was apprehended by Seattle SWAT after a raid went horribly wrong.
Running Time: 112 mins
THE EMOJI MOVIE
The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak.
Running Time: 83 mins
We’re officially in full swing, without a doubt it’s going be a great year not only generally but also, of course, from a movieverse point of view. 2018 let’s go!