The winter school holidays are on the horizon: what to do, with that winter chill lurking in the air? Ster-Kinekor has you covered. With a plethora of family-friendly films coming out this month, there’s a movie to suit every taste – from superheroes and super-monsters, to comedy, fantasy, adventure and heart-warming tales of friendship and bravery. And with many of these new releases coming out in IMAX and D-BOX cinemas, there’s no reason to suffer a moment’s boredom these holidays – just look to Ster-Kinekor for a world of entertainment!
If it’s comedy you’re after, book now for the hilarious Men In Black: International, releasing on 14 June to 2D, 3D, IMAX, and D-BOX cinemas. Along with a host of weird and whacky aliens, Men In Black: International are busy saving the world from the scum of the universe – but this time they’re facing a whole new danger: a mole in their super-secret organisation.
Also good for a giggle, especially if you love a spot of fantasy, is Disney’s live-action retelling of Aladdin. Will Smith is the all-powerful, quick talking genie trying to make Aladdin’s dreams come true – but even with three wishes, helping him win the love of Princess Jasmine isn’t easy.
For a heart-warming comedy with a local flavour, catch the Kings of Mulberry Street, releasing on 28 June 2019. Set in the late 80s in the Sugarhill District of Durban, it follows two young Kwazulu-Natal boys, Baboo and his best friend Ticky. Inspired by the heroes of the Bollywood big screen, they set out to defeat the local crime lord who is threatening their families.
Superheroes and monsters abound on the big screen this June, and sometimes the heroes are more dangerous than the monsters: In X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix, threatening everyone around her. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is releasing to 2D, 3D, IMAX, and D-BOX cinemas on 7 June.
Meanwhile, Spiderman: Far From Home releasing 03 July 2019, finds Peter Parker on a school trip with his friends, where he wants nothing more than to take a break from the terrible burden of keeping everyone safe. But danger lurks in another dimension, so once again he must put his own life on hold. And in Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters Godzilla goes into pitched battle against other epic monsters including Mothra, Rodan, and Godzilla’s ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.
For younger viewers and lovers of animation, there’s plenty to look forward to: First up, the toys are back in town! Buzz, Woody and friends make a welcome return in Toy Story 4, when their little girl Bonnie makes a new friend in class and brings him home to Woody and the gang. Toy Story 4 is releasing on 21 June in 2D, 3D, IMAX and D-BOX.
Then, in the Secret Life of Pets 2 (releasing 28 June in 2D and 3D), Max is off to an animal behaviourist after some major changes in his home life leave him feeling a little anxious. And catch more whacky animal antics in the The Big Trip, when a bear, moose, tiger set out to return a baby panda to its rightful home, after a goofy stork mistakenly delivers it to the wrong door.
Last but not least, A Dog’s Journey (releasing 14 June) tells of the special relationship between a human and a dog. Through many incarnations, Bailey the dog returns to the same boy, and then his granddaughter, as they grow up and face the challenges of living. So, get organised for a fun-filled winter holiday: there’s no shortage of great entertainment ahead.
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