Heroes and heroines, both historical and imagined take one giant leap to the big screen this October. From superheroes to old classics reimagined, hyper-modern suspense and dramatic biography, Ster-Kinekor has the hero – or anti-hero – to suit every taste. Better yet, with Venom and First Man coming to IMAX and D-BOX theatres, cinema audiences won’t merely watch the films, but live them first hand.
IMAX’s fully immersive experience thrills fans with its capacity for completely absorbing the viewer into an alternative reality. Step into the story at Ster-Kinekor theatres at Eastgate and Cradlestone in Johannesburg, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and Cape Gate in Cape Town.
D-BOX also moves audiences – this time, quite literally. Hyper-realistic vibration pushes the boundary between fantasy and reality, allowing the viewer to see, hear and feel the story as never before. Let the motion spark your imagination at Ster-Kinekor D-BOX equipped theatres at the Mall of Africa (Johannesburg), The Zone Rosebank (Johannesburg), Cavendish (Cape Town) and Gateway (Durban).
Catch Venom now showing at D-BOX theatres at The Zone and Cavendish. Pre-screenings of First Man will show at IMAX and D-BOX theatres on the 26th of October as well as commercial cinemas. A Star is Born has officially released today, while Peppermint and Searching all come to commercial screens from 26 October.
Coming to Ster-Kinekor cinemas, Venom is part thriller, part horror and all action adventure. This is the latest of Marvel’s superheroes to come to the screen, since winning rave reviews after the character’s relaunch in the comic books. Journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) is used to danger, but this time he comes up against a terrifying underground enterprise, a discovery that will change who – and what – he is. Arch villain Carlton Drake believes that humans are disposable; he has acquired a symbiote and believes that combining human and alien lifeforms is the key to our evolution. The results are terrifying. When Brock becomes host to an alien, he develops strange and terrifying superpowers, not to mention voices in his head. Venom stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed.
Run Time: 1h52m
Age Restriction: TBC
Watch the trailer for Venom here.
A Star is Born
Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut with this fourth remake of the original love story, earning rave reviews for his fresh and sensitive handling of the emotional subject matter. Jackson Maine (Cooper) spends his life on tour. Years of rock stardom have taken their toll, leaving him isolated and debilitated by alcoholism. His brother (Sam Elliott) manages his career, but offstage, Maine’s life is out of control, as he spins from one drunken episode to the next. One night, he comes across Ally, a talented amateur performer, singing in a bar. Impressed by her beautiful voice, he encourages her to bring her own material to the stage. He helps Ally to find fame, just as his own career and life are falling apart. Lady Gaga stars as Ally, the young singer songwriter; both Cooper and Lady Gaga’s performances received critical acclaim when the film premiered in Venice.
Watch the trailer for A Star is Born here.
Run Time: 2h15m
Age Restriction: 16 DLS
When Riley North’s family is murdered in a brutal attack, a corrupt system of bent judges and dirty cops allow the killers to go free, despite her clear identification of the three men responsible. The Garcia cartel has connections everywhere, and pays handsomely to keep its members out of jail. Riley (Jennifer Garner) is sent to a mental institution, but escapes and disappears without a trace for five years. Having honed her body, mind and spirit into an unstoppable killing machine, she returns to hunt down the guilty. This fast-paced action thriller will have you on the edge of your seat and rooting for Riley as she takes her vengeance in grand style.
Watch the trailer for Peppermint here.
Run Time: TBC
Age Restriction: TBC
David (John Cho) is confident that he knows his teenage daughter. When she goes missing, the authorities launch an investigation to find her, and an investigator is assigned to the case – with no results. Desperate, David takes to the one place where everybody keeps their secrets today: he breaks into her laptop. As he works his way through his daughter’s social media, contacting her friends and following in her virtual footsteps, nothing is quite as he thought it was. His daughter’s life is a riddle: every step forward brings more surprises and more questions. He begins to wonder if he really knew his daughter at all. Searching is a suspenseful, hyper-modern thriller.
Watch the trailer for Searching here.
Run Time: 1h42m
Age Restriction: 13 LVD
Having scored six Academy Awards for their last project together (La La Land),Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling team up again to bring the biopicFirst Man to the silver screen. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to walk upon the surface of the moon, watched by millions of people down on Earth.First Man follows his life between the years of 1961 and 1969, detailing the highs and lows of the NASA mission, and the unflinching, obsessive dedication of the man who took “one small step” and changed the face of space exploration forever.
Watch the trailer for First Man here.
Run Time: 2h18m
Age Restriction: TBC
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