Welcome to our weekly rundown of what’s opening in Australian cinemas!
This coming week, head to war, go undercover, meet an alien, revisit an Australian outlaw, and more. Here’s what’s arriving in Australian cinemas in the week ending January 11, 2020…
1917 (in cinemas from January 9) – OUR REVIEW
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
MY SPY (in cinemas from January 9)
A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON (in cinemas from January 9)
It’s close encounters of the herd kind in Shaun’s new out of this world movie.
Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… but at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun has other things on his mind, as his mischievous schemes are continually thwarted by an exasperated Bitzer.
When an impish and adorable alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure, setting off on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her…can Shaun and the flock avert Farmageddon on Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?
Hold on to your seats as we blast off on an exciting and heart-warming sci-fi comedy adventure that takes us from Mossy Bottom all the way into deep space, via a car wash!
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (in limited cinemas from January 9)
Inspired by Peter Carey’s Man Booker prize winning novel, Justin Kurzel’s TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG shatters the mythology of the notorious icon to reveal the essence behind the life of Ned Kelly and force a country to stare back into the ashes of its brutal past. Spanning the younger years of Ned’s life to the time leading up to his death, the film explores the blurred boundaries between what is bad and what is good, and the motivations for the demise of its hero. Youth and tragedy collide in the Kelly Gang, and at the beating heart of this tale is the fractured and powerful love story between a mother and a son.
ADORING (in limited cinemas from January 9)
Pet center owner and vet Vivian provides medical care for all pets in the community; she witnesses six heart-warming stories among the pets and their owners. The six stories are interconnected with laughter and tears until every family’s problem is eventually resolved.
ASHFALL (in limited cinemas from January 9)
Stagnant since 1903, at an elevation of 9000′, a volcano erupts on Baekdu Mountain located on the Chinese-North Korean border. Armed with the threat of imminent eruptions, a team of uniquely trained professionals from South and North Korea unite. Together, they must join forces and attempt to prevent a catastrophic disaster threatening the Korean Peninsula.
DARBAR (in limited cinemas from January 9)
The superstar Rajinikanth plays the role of a cop who must solve the case of a group of murders. This action thriller is directed by A.R. Murugadoss and is being made under the banner of Lyca Productions.
LIBERATION (in limited cinemas from January 9)
Based on real-life events, “Liberation” follows a group of soldiers involved in the final days of the infamous Battle of Pingjin of 1949.
TANHAJI: THE UNSUNG WARRIOR (in limited cinemas from January 10)
Tanhaji- The Unsung Warrior is an Indian biographical period drama film based on the life of legendary Tanaji Malusare, starring Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol in the lead roles.
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