A quick look at the movies show­ing around KZN this weekend

Weekend Witness - - Stars/television -

** Rec­om­mended

SA’s favourite fun­ny­man Leon Schus­ter re­turns with another hid­den­cam­era com­edy. **

Kat­niss Everdeen and Peeta Mel­lark be­come tar­gets of the Capi­tol af­ter their vic­tory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a re­bel­lion in the Dis­tricts of Panem.

A young boy be­comes a man as he em­barks on a quest to be­come a knight. ** The true story of Cap­tain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hi­jack­ing by So­mali pi­rates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first Amer­i­can cargo ship to be hi­jacked in 200 years. ** Faced with an enemy that even Odin and As­gard can­not with­stand, Thor must em­bark on his most per­ilous and per­sonal jour­ney yet, one that will re­unite him with Jane Fos­ter and force him to sac­ri­fice ev­ery­thing to save us all. ** Re­jected by his su­per­sti­tious herd, a half-striped ze­bra em­barks on a dar­ing quest to earn his stripes, but finds the courage and self-ac­cep­tance to save all the an­i­mals of the Great Ka­roo.

Hindi ro­man­tic-drama di­rected and pro­duced by San­jay Leela Bhansali. It stars Ran­veer Singh and Deepika Padukone and is an adap­ta­tion of Shakespeare’s epic love story Romeo and Juliet.

In­spired by ac­tual events, a group of fame-ob­sessed teenagers use the In­ter­net to track celebri­ties’ where­abouts in or­der to rob their homes.

A failed New York play­wright awk­wardly nav­i­gates the tran­si­tion from Next Big Thing to Last

Year’s News.

Pledg­ing to keep her­self from be­ing the old­est and the only woman in her en­tire fam­ily never to wed, Mon­tana em­barks on a 30day, 30 000-mile ex­pe­di­tion to charm a po­ten­tial suitor into be­com­ing her fi­ancé.

The Man­zoni fam­ily, a no­to­ri­ous mafia clan, is re­lo­cated to Nor­mandy, France, un­der the wit­ness pro­tec­tion pro­gramme, where fit­ting in soon be­comes chal­leng­ing as their old habits die hard.

Wil­liam Ken­tridge’s daz­zlingly in­no­va­tive pro­duc­tion of Shostakovich’s shock­ing, un­con­ven­tional opera about a be­lea­guered Rus­sian of­fi­cial and his run­away nose. ** A sub­sti­tute teacher who drifts from class­room to class­room finds a con­nec­tion to the pupils and teach­ers dur­ing his lat­est as­sign­ment. ** As Ce­cil Gaines serves eight pres­i­dents dur­ing his ten­ure as a but­ler at the White House, the civil rights move­ment, Viet­nam, and other ma­jor events af­fect his life, fam­ily and Amer­i­can so­ci­ety.

A di­vorced woman who de­cides to pur­sue the man she’s in­ter­ested in learns he’s her new friend’s ex-hus­band.

A trou­bled hedge fund mag­nate des­per­ate to com­plete the sale of his trad­ing em­pire makes an er­ror that forces him to turn to an un­likely per­son for help.

Ac­tion crime thriller writ­ten and di­rected by Tig­man­shu Dhu­lia.

Tamil ro­man­tic com­edy fea­tur­ing Karthi Si­vaku­mar, Ka­jal Agarwal and San­thanam in the lead roles.

Sri­ram Venkat is the most shal­low guy on Earth who doesn’t value re­la­tion­ships, fam­ily, friends, life or the coun­try.

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MAN­DELA: LONG WALK TO FREE­DOM: A chron­i­cle of Nel­son Man­dela’s life jour­ney from his childhood in a ru­ral vil­lage through to his inau­gu­ra­tion as the first demo­crat­i­cally elected pres­i­dent of South Africa.

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