Movies

Raya and the Last Dragon Length: 1hr 54min Rating: PG Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure Director: Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan

Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world–it’s going to take trust as well.

Chaos Walking Length: 1hr 49min Rating: M Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi Director: Doug Liman Cast: Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen, Daisy Ridley

In Prentisstown, Todd has been brought up to believe that the Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men. After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of New World, a message, and many unanswered questions. He soon discovers the source of the silence: a girl, named Viola. The two must hurry to warn an incoming ship of settlers as Mayor Prentiss prepares an army for war.

The Little Things Length: 2hr 8min Rating: M Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Director: John Lee Hancock Cast: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto

Academy Award winners Denzel Washington (“Training Day,” “Glory”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) star in the psychological thriller “The Little Things.” John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “The Founder”) directed the film from his own original screenplay. Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

High Ground Length: 1hr 44min Rating: MA Genre: Action, Thriller Director: Stephen Johnson Cast: Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson *LAST DAYS*

Set against the stunning landscapes of 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk, who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis to track down Baywara—the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.

The Dry Length: 1hr 57min Rating: MA Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Director: Robert Connolly Cast: Genevieve O'Reilly, Eric Bana, Keir O'Donnell *LAST DAYS*

Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to his home town after an absence of over twenty years to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life – a victim of the madness that has ravaged this community after more than a decade of drought. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound – the death of 17- year-old Ellie Deacon. Falk begins to suspect these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected. As he struggles to prove not only Luke’s innocence but also his own, Falk finds himself pitted against the prejudice towards him and pent-up rage of a terrified community.

Penguin Bloom Length: 1hr 35min Rating: PG Genre: Drama Director: Glendyn Ivin Cast: Rachel House, Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln *LAST DAYS*

Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. Sam’s husband, (Andrew Lincoln), her three young boys and her mother (Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver), are struggling to adjust to their new situation when an unlikely ally enters their world in the form of an injured baby magpie they name Penguin. The bird’s arrival is a welcome distraction for the Bloom family, eventually making a profound difference in the family’s life.

Blackbird Length: 1hr 38min Rating: M Genre: Drama Director: Roger Michell Cast: Sam Neill, Susan Sarandon, Anson Boon *LAST DAYS*

Lily, a spirited woman in her late 60s, is preparing for a weekend with her husband, Paul, and their visiting children. Despite her impaired mobility, Lily insists on fending for herself. The couple are hoping for a lovely day, but the mood is clearly strained when their guests begin to arrive at their country home.

First is daughter Jennifer, who comes with her husband, Michael, and their 15-year-old son, Jonathan. Lily and Paul’s friend Elisabeth arrives, as does younger daughter Anna and her on-and-off partner Chris. Rebellious Anna has been elusive and out of contact with the family, a fact that clearly angers her elder sister.

As the weekend continues, old wounds come to the surface, driving some family members apart and others together. With both daughters increasingly conflicted about their mother’s plan, Lily’s hopes of a peaceful farewell appear to be under threat.

This Is Port Adelaide Length: 1hr 30min Rating: G Genre: Documentary, History, Sport Director: Nicole Miller Cast: *COMING SOON*

Port Adelaide Football Club is one of the world’s oldest and most successful sporting clubs, celebrating 150 years in 2020. Love it or hate it, the club has become an integral part of the history of Adelaide people. Share the passionate first-hand accounts from players and one-eyed supporters who bleed for the club. Local director Nicole Miller (mentored by Justin Kurzel) became immersed in the world of footy and the Port Adelaide Football Club. She recently directed a series The AFL Show explaining the sport to a Chinese audience and local production company 57 Films has been at the heart of Port’s ambitious push into China. 2020 brings unprecedented challenges, but the Port always rises to a challenge, and undying connection of the Port Adelaide community, passed down to each new generation, underpins the resilience that the club needs to adapt and survive. This is a universal story about belonging to your tribe and to something bigger than yourself. More than simply a football game, this is a story about what it means to belong. Like a hip-and-shoulder from Travis Boak, it will have a big impact on you. Go Port!