Top 3 Films of the Week

Blockbuster Of The Week

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (15)

Samuel L Jackson as Darius Kincaid, Antonio Banderas as Aristotle Papadopolous, Salma Hayek as Sonia Kincaid and Ryan Reynolds as Michael Bryce in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, directed by Patrick Hughes. Photo: David Appleby. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. All Rights Reserved.

Bodyguard Michael Bryce is in the throes of an existential crisis now he has been stripped of his triple-A rating. A therapist convinces Michael to take a sabbatical from the protection business so he can concentrate on self-improvement during a recuperative break in sun-kissed Capri. International con artist Sonia Kincaid gate-crashes the Mediterranean paradise and compels Michael to help her rescue hitman husband Darius from the clutches of the eastern European mafia.

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Musical Of The Week

In The Heights (PG)

Anthony Ramos as Usnavi and Melissa Barrera as Vanessa in In The Heights, directed by Jon M Chu. Photo: Macall Polay. Copyright: 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Washington Heights bodega owner Usnavi is saving every cent to realise his father’s “small dream” back in the Dominican Republic. He imagines that better life with his younger cousin Sonny and the woman who raised him, Abuela Claudia. However, a move away from New York would separate Usnavi from his good friends Benny and Nina and the object of his affections, aspiring fashion designer Vanessa.

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Critic's Choice Of The Week

It Must Be Heaven (15)

Elia Suleiman in It Must Be Heaven, directed by Elia Suleiman. Copyright: New Wave Films. All Rights Reserved.

A Palestinian filmmaker travels from Nazareth to the French capital to secure backing for a project about Palestine. A French producer is unimpressed with the pitch and passes on making a financial commitment. Unperturbed, the filmmaker moves onto New York where a professor of film and actor Gael Garcia Bernal show little interest in realistically depicting the Palestinian experience on film.

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Also Released This Week...

Fast & Furious 9 (12A)

Jakob Toretto, the embittered young brother of professional street racer Dominic Toretto, aligns with cyberterrorist Cipher to bring down Dom and the gang including wife Letty, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker and hacker Ramsey.

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In The Earth (15)

In the aftermath of a deadly virus, scientist Martin Lowery treks into the wilderness to assist with a groundbreaking study of flora run by his old flame, Dr Olivia Wendle. Park ranger Alma patiently leads Martin on the gruelling two-day hike to Dr Wendle's camp.

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Monster Hunter (12A)

US Army Ranger Natalie Artemis leads her squad including Axe, Dash, Lincoln, Marshall and Steeler on a mission to locate missing troops in the desert. An electrically charged storm engulfs the soldiers and they are propelled through a portal into the New World.

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