5:00 PM, 29th July, 2017
Despicable Me 3 continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes and, of course, those little yellow bundles of crazy known as the Minions.
Now a fully-fledged agent of the Anti-Villain League, Gru (Carrell) has put his days of supervillainy behind him in exchange for the quiet life of a good guy. But he’s about to face off against his most formidable enemy to date when former child star-turned-supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) emerges from obscurity to seek revenge against Hollywood for cancelling his TV series from the 1980s. Armed with all manner of ’80s-inspired weaponry, Bratt humiliates Gru in a heist that costs him his job.
Already in the midst of a major identity crisis, Gru also learns that his loyal Minions are unhappy with his lack of evildoing, and walk out on him. He then conveniently discovers that he has a long-lost twin brother, Dru (also Carrell), who wants Gru to team up with him for a criminal heist and return to their family legacy of villainy.
Will Gru rediscover how good it is to be bad? Will he be able to defeat the mullet-haired, shoulder-pad-wearing, keytar-playing Bratt? What other pop music hits from the ’80s will we nostalgically hear? The answers to all these and more await. If you enjoyed the previous entries in the franchise – or even if you didn’t – you’ll find plenty to laugh at here.
7:00 PM, 29th July, 2017
A new world of gods and monsters kicks off Universal Studios’ ambitious Dark Universe of interconnected films, drawing upon their long history of monster features – over 90 films between the 1920s and 1950s – and reviving them for a modern-day audience.
Shepherding in this new era of Universal horror is none other than Tom Cruise, playing Nick Morton, who is basically Indiana Jones without the fedora, whip, or PhD. We meet Nick in modern-day Iraq where he inadvertently stumbles upon an underground tomb. He hopes there’s a quick buck to be made from the discovery, but fate – and a spirited archaeologist (Wallis) – has other plans.
The tomb houses a sarcophagus containing the ancient corpse of Princess Ahmanet (Boutella), the power-hungry daughter of the pharaoh who murdered her way to the throne before being buried alive as punishment. Needless to say, she didn’t die happy. And now thanks to Nick’s actions – and an unfinished pact the princess made with the evil Egyptian god Set – she may get her revenge yet.
The Mummy packs in a lot into 110 minutes: scares, stunts, ancient artefacts, zombies, ghosts, and lots of running (of course). Russell Crowe even shows up as Dr. Jekyll, the head of a secret society dedicated to battling the supernatural. Just don’t get too wrapped up (ha) in silly things like a logical plot and you’ll have a fun time.