Holiday movies


A trip to the cinema is always a favourite pastime for the young and old, more so during the school holidays. So, to help you plan ahead and decide what movies to catch, StarEducation has rounded up some movie highlights that might just catch your fancy. See you at the movies! 

 

NOW SHOWING: 

  • Freaky Friday
  • (U) 

    On one fine Friday morning, things turn freaky when author-psychiatrist Tess discovers she is walking and talking in the shoes, and the body, of her guitar-loving, band-rocking 15-year-old daughter Anna, and vice versa. Just like any mother-daughter relationship, it's a battle between the soon-to-be-remarried widow versus her angry rebellious daughter. And what else could they disagree on more than every woman's favourite subject: Men. So, when some mystic supernatural force causes both mother and daughter to switch bodies, all hell breaks loose. Tess soon learns what it is like being a teen in the 21st century and Anna finally understands life as a single working parent. 

  • Uptown Girls
  • (U) 

    Molly Gunn (Brittany Murphy) is the freewheeling daughter of a deceased rock legend and the toast of the Manhattan social scene. But when her inheritance is stolen, she is forced to get a job. With the help of her best friend, Ingrid (Marley Shelton) and pal Huey (Donald Faison), Molly lands a position as nanny to Ray Schleine (Dakota Fanning), the 8-year-old daughter of a high-powered music executive, Roma Schleine (Heather Locklear).  

  • Secondhand Lions
  • (U) 

    Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is an introvert kid who is forced to spend summer with his eccentric uncles (Michael Caine, and Robert Duvall), who are reluctant to take care of him. Slowly, they discover that they might be the key into changing each other's lives...  

  • Jeepers Creepers
  • (18SG) 

    Coming home from a Championship game, a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders, and coaches become stranded on the infamous East 9 Highway - only it's the cunning Creeper who has actually crippled their bus. With its 23 horrifying days of flesh-eating coming to an end, the Creeper has embarked on its final voracious feeding frenzy in Poho County. When night falls, the terrified group of young athletes must fight their own fears and prejudices and come together in a seemingly hopeless struggle against a winged nightmare, hell-bent on stockpiling as many victims as it can on the ultimate night of its grizzly, ritual feast.  

     

    COMING IN NOVEMBER: 

  • Matrix: Revolution
  • (Nov 5) 

    Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, and the rest of their crew continue to battle the machines that have enslaved the human race in the Matrix.  

  • Brother Bear
  • (Nov 13) 

    A long time ago, set in the Great American Northwest, three brothers were attacked by Grizzly bears. When the oldest brother got killed, the youngest brother, Kenai, vowed revenge. His plans took an unexpected turn when the Great Spirits transform him into a bear. The other brother thinks that this bear killed Kenai and is out to kill him. Trapped in his bear form, Kenai befriends a bear cub, Koda, and together they discover the real meaning of brotherhood.  

  • Looney Tunes: Back In Action
  • (Nov 20) 

    Tired of being in Bugs Bunny's shadow, here we see Daffy quitting his job at the studio and setting off for a different life altogether, travelling across America, and from America to Africa with a fired stuntman (Brendan Fraser), who is in pursuit of finding his father's lost Blue Diamond. Meanwhile, Bugsy and his studio executive (Jenna Elfman) trail after them finding that Hollywood isn't the same without old Daffy.  

  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
  • (Nov 27) 

    Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone). It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.  

     

    COMING IN DECEMBER

  • Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King
  • (Dec 18) 

    The third novel of the classic trilogy of books by J.R.R. Tolkien that established the modern genre of fantasy fiction as we know it. This highly anticipated last chapter is preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.  

  • Matchstick Men
  • (Dec 11) 

    Phobia-addled con artist Roy (Nicolas Cage) and his protégé Frank (Sam Rockwell) are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the unexpected arrival of Roy's teenage daughter Angela (Alison Lohman) disrupts his carefully ordered life and jeopardises his high-risk scam.  

  • Good Boy
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    Twelve-year-old Owen Baker (Lian Aiken) has been working as a dog-walker all summer, and his work has finally paid of – he gets to adopt a dog of his own! But Owen gets more than puppy love when he discovers his new dog, Hubble (voiced by Matthew Broderick), is actually an interplanetary scout from the Dog Star Sirius. Owen must help Hubble train a group of undisciplined neighbourhood dogs to shape up for a visit from their leader – and the fate of all Earth dogs hangs in the balance. 

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