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Cinema Goggles – February 6

Some of Hollywood's hottest and well known actors star in this weekend's new releases.

So save the date and see your favourite stars in action.

Jupiter Ascending

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Starring: Channing Tatum, James D’Arcy, Mila Kunis, Douglas Booth, Seam Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Tuppence Middleton

When Jupiter Jones was born, the stars pointed to an extraordinary event. Not knowing that her DNA marks her as potentially being the universe’s next leader, Jupiter, now grown, finds herself earning a living cleaning other people’s toilets. However, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter called Caine arrives on Earth to track her down. He takes her back to his planet where she begins to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along as her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Mooirivier

Mooirivier.
Mooirivier.

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Afrikaans

Starring: Regardt van den Bergh, Hykie Berg, Anel Alexander, Heinz Winkler, Tim Theron, Leandie du Randt, Bouwer Bosch, Amalia Uys, Danie Putter, Nadia Beukes, Milan Murray, Anne Hirsch, Vuyelwa Booi and Diaan Lawrenson

South African-made romantic comedy with eight individual, interlinked plots that unfold during the countdown to Easter. It tells the tale of eight couples (aged 10 to 70), who go on a voyage of discovery to find out what love truly is. This is not a fairy tale, but a comical reality of what it really takes to make love work in the end.

Selma

Selma.
Selma.

Genre: Drama

Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Alessandro Nivola, Tim Roth, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr, Giovanni Ribisi, Dylan Baker, Wendell Pierce, David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo and Henry Sayers

The story of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people. The dangerous and terrifying campaign culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Lyndon B Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Spongebob movie: Sponge out of water

The Spongebob movie: Sponge out of water.
The Spongebob movie: Sponge out of water.

Genre: Animation, Adventure

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny and Bill Fagerbakke

In this Spongebob sequel, Burger-Beard is a pirate in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true. Unfortunately it happens to be the krabby patty secret formula, and when Burger-Beard’s search is complete and the formula goes missing, the entire city of Bikini Bottom is in danger. Spongebob, Patrick, and the gang need to go on a quest that takes them to the surface. In order to get back the recipe and save their city, the gang must retrieve the book and transform themselves into superheroes to fight Burger-Beard and his super villain pirate crew.

The Wedding Ringer

The Wedding Ringer.
The Wedding Ringer.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Olivia Thirlby, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Cloris Leachman, Jenifer Lewis, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ken Howard and Mimi Rodgers

Jimmy provides best-man services for socially awkward guys who don’t have anyone close enough to stand by them on their big day. Doug, a groom-to-be, has found himself in that exact situation. However, to make things worse, Doug made up names for not only his best man, but his nine groomsmen as well. He seeks out Jimmy’s help to pull off his wedding plans in an effort not to ruin the big day for his bride.

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