What’s new on the big screen
FOLLOW the rise of an unlikely hip hop artist in what has been dubbed an instant classic. Australian Danielle Macdonald delivers a powerful and endearing debut performance as Patti. Despite being in the same vein as 8 Mile and Hustle & Flow, Patti Cake$ is anything but predictable. ◗ Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay ◗ Rating: M. ◗ In cinemas: Now.
TEENAGE model Cora (by Disney star Debby Ryan) is sent to Australia to spend time with her aunt Margot (Genevieve Hegney) after a damaging video goes viral online back in the US. Rip Tide, filmed in Kiama in New South Wales, is a coming-of-age tale which with a positive message. ◗ Stars: Valerie Bader, Danielle Carter, Andrew Creer. ◗ Rating: G. ◗ In cinemas: Now.
The Lego Ninjago Movie
SIX young ninjas are tasked with defending their island home, Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors but by day, they’re ordinary teens struggling with their greatest enemy: high school. This is sure to contain the gags Lego franchise fans, young and old, have come to love.
◗ Stars: Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan.
◗ Rating: TBC. ◗ In cinemas: Thursday.