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The latest films reviewed by EG - TheAge, the entertainment guide to plan your weekend and beyond.

Check out latest films, Hollywood blockbusters and independent films.

Updated: July 12, 2019

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THE LION KING

Utilising pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney's The Lion King roars into cinemas.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

BOOKSMART

(105 minutes) MA

High-schoolers Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) are lifelong best friends and focused on study rather than socialising. On the eve of graduation, Molly is struck by the fear they've missed out - and so the pair head out on a journey into the night, racing from one party to the next on a quest for fun JW

STUBER

(93 minutes) MA

Pakistani-American comic Kumail Nanjiani (as Stu) and former pro wrestler Dave Bautista (as LA detective Vic Manning) cross paths in this action comedy when Manning is out to revenge the death of his partner. Mira Sorvino is wasted in the role of Vic's boss and Betty Gilpin is given little incentive to exploit the comic potential in the part of Stu's narcissistic girl friend.SH




STILL SHOWING


AFTER

(106 minutes) M

Based on Anna Todd's best-selling book After, this romance leaves its leads Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin struggling for words. A few laughs would have been welcome, but the script has neglected to include a court jester among its stereotypes. SH

AN UNEXPECTED LOVE

(125 minutes) M

Starring Ricardo Darin and another well-known Argentine actor, Mercedes Moran, this gentle film is about a mature couple's separation. It's a slow-burning comedy of observation, rather than a thigh-slapper , and comedy with interesting characters never gets old. PB

DARK PHOENIX

(114 minutes) M

In the midst of a space rescue mission, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is injured, brought back to the X-Men's home, and all is well until she finds herself transporting large, heavy objects through the air without meaning to. SH

LITTLE WOODS

(103 minutes) M

Deb (Lily James) and her adoptive sister Ollie (Tessa Thompson) eke out a living feeding oil field workers. They're just getting by until the bank forecloses, giving them just a week to raise the money, by any means necessary. SH

LONG SHOT

(125 minutes) M

Ex-journo Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) lands a job writing speeches for Charlotte Palmer (Charlize Theron), secretary of state to Bob Odenkirk's Trump-lite president. What Rogen and Theron have isn't exactly chemistry and as political commentary it's fanciful. JW

MYSTIFY: MICHAEL HUTCHENCE

Richard Lowenstein, who directed this documentary profile, was a friend and observer of Hutchences rise and fall. He worked on INXSs music videos and Hutchence starred in his 1986 feature, Dogs in Space.

Lowenstein has also been given a visual treasure trove to draw from, both from those who knew Hutchence closely and from the singer himself and this means hes virtually telling his own story here. SH (102 minutes) M | ..

NEVER LOOK AWAY

(189 minutes) M

Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's film is a towering achievement, covering four decades. On one level it's an epic story of the evolution of an East German painter, struggling to find his voice; on another, it's about the depravity of the Third Reich. PB

THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD

(94 minutes) MA

Sam (Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie) wakes up in an undead Paris after getting drunk at his former girlfriend's apartment during a noisy party. That'll teach him. You can find themes of loneliness, alienation, even the Holocaust, if you squint and look hard. PB

PARASITE

(132 minutes) MA

This is a companion piece to director Bong Joonho's 2006 smash hit The Host, which saw a similarly down-and-out family battling a monster from the deep. This time, however, the family is the monster - a four-headed beast that operates as a single entity and shows little mercy. JW

THE REALM

(131 minutes) M

Manuel Lopez Vidal (Antonio de la Torre), is a regional politician on the fast track to Madrid until the bribery and money-laundering that have been an intrinsic part of his modus operandi begin to unravel. SH

ROCKETMAN

(121 minutes) MA

This Elton John biopic is a cathartic outpouring of a lifetime's load of hurts and grudges. Fortunately for us, it's expressed in some of the most exuberant pop songs ever produced. SH

TOY STORY 4

(89 minutes) G

Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw) and her parents go on holiday in a campervan, taking the toys, plus a new member of the team, a plastic fork that Bonnie's fashioned into a stick figure named Forky (Tony Hale). SH

WILD ROSE

(100 minutes) M

Jessie Buckley's Rose-Lynn Harlan is a Glaswegian, an aspiring country singer and has an urgent desire to get to Nashville, a scheme regarded with extreme scepticism by an unusually restrained Julie Walters, who plays Rose-Lynn's mother Marion. SH

YESTERDAY

(116 minutes) M

A freakish wrinkle in time leaves the human race with a collective case of selective amnesia, meaning the Beatles and their music have gone, too. The only person who remembers them is Jack Malik (Himesh Patel). SH

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