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Movie theatres are open: what to watch

It’s been a lifetime since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen – but, as more people are vaccinated and Covid restrictions ease, you can book the comfy seats and stock up on really expensive popcorn. 🤭 Cinema chains would welcome the support: Ster-Kinekor entered into business rescue in January after being smashed by the effects of the pandemic. Now’s a good time to get back to the cinema, as there are some great movies on circuit, and more are en route soon.

🔹Daniel Craig is back in his last turn as super-spy James Bond with No Time To Die, released earlier this month. 🕵🏽‍♂️ Critics felt it was bloated at nearly three hours, but maybe the filmmakers were trying to make up for lost time!

🔹A modern remake of Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, is a must-see for fans of Frank Herbert’s famous science fiction epic novel. It’s already showing in South African cinemas. 

🔹Julianne Moore, Ben Platt and Amy Adams star in Dear Evan Hansen, a beautiful musical that tackles issue of mental health and the feeling of belonging. Catch it on November 23 at Nu Metro. 

🔹If you want to enjoy a movie with the whole family, you can catch the The Addams Family 2, an animated film featuring the voice of our very own Charlize Theron as matriarch Morticia. It’s on screens now.

🔹Local remains lekker: the sequel to comedian Riaad Moosa’s wildly successful 2012 film Material, New Material, stars the hilarious Joey Rasdien, Moosa and Schalk Bezuidenhout; it’s out on November 26. 

Follow the new Covid protocols to watch responsibly, and enjoy! 😁

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 21 October 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.