Movies are at a premium these Easter School Holidays tossing up massive variety. From a lovable flying elephant, a body swap comedy reminiscent of retro classic BIG, an animated fantasy of a girl dreaming of the perfect amusement park, a British post-war love story for adults, to the return of Monty Python cult favourite Life Of Brian. Horror aficionados are well catered for including an addition to The Conjuring universe, while superhero fans rejoice as the colossal Avengers finale is already selling out opening day screenings, anticipation immense.
Rated PG, 112 min – best suitable from age 7
Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green
Disney live action of classic animation is darker in tone but the magic of this flying elephant remains.
Rated M, 132 min – best suitable from age 12
Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Meagan Good
Origin comedy of a runaway foster kid who gains powers transforming into an inept adult superhero.
Rated PG, 85 min – best suitable from age 4
Sofia Mali, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick
A young girl obsessed with amusement parks uses her wild imagination to create the ultimate fun.
Rated MA, 101 min – best suitable from age 17
Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz
Remake of 1989 cult film of Stephen King novel ramps up scares, tragedy, gore. Animal lovers beware.
LEGO MOVIE 2
Rated PG, 107 min – best suitable from age 7
Chris Pratt, Jason Momoa, Elizabeth Banks
The world of little bricks comes alive for a second story negating plot for multiple pop culture activity.
Rated PG, 123 min – best suitable from age 10
Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gemma Chan
Solid action origin of a femalien visitor to earth helping save our blue planet becoming a superhero.
Rated PG, 109 min – best suitable from age 10
Regina Hall, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rachel Dratch
When a workaholic closes in on career burnout she transforms BIG (1988) style, into her younger self.
Rated R, 120 min – restricted 18 years or over
David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane
Violent graphic novel incarnation of Hellboy, a misfit adapting between two worlds fighting sorcery.
Rated M, 108 min – best suitable from age 16
Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Kate Phillips
Romantic entanglements post WW2 in a Hamburg house simmer tensions when the owner arrives.
OPENING APRIL 18:
MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN
Rated M, 94 min – Special Screening April 18 only*
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
40th anniversary celebration of 1979 British comedy troupe Monty Python. Controversial (at the time), broad religious satire
CURSE OF THE WEEPING WOMAN
Rated M, 96 min
Raymond Cruz, Linda Cardellini, Marisol Ramirez
A troubled mum ignores a warning regarding a supernatural realm. Things get eerie fast for the family.
OPENING APRIL 24:
Yet to be classified, 181 min
Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
No explanation necessary, anticipation reached ‘Star Wars’ levels for this multiple superhero finale. Opening day screenings selling out fast, book early.
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