MOVIE GUIDE: 5 fresh flicks to feast your eyes on this weekend

Cape Town – There’s something for everyone to watch at local cinemas over the weekend.

Looking for an inspiring Women’s Month film? Local flick Stroomop is exactly what you’re looking for.

Also on offer is a mega shark movie that sees Jason Statham take on a prehistoric beast, a mediocre yet somewhat entertaining animation for the kids, a compelling story filled with wit and heart and a remake of the 1972 classic Super Fly.

Here are the 5 new films releasing in SA:

Movie: Stroomop

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: If you’re looking for an inspiring Women’s Month film, Afrikaans drama Stroomop is a powerful story about finding a safety line when you’re drowning in life.

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Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: A beautifully crafted bit of old fashioned storytelling, the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society more than makes up for any lack of originality and edginess with memorable characters, a compelling story and large doses of both wit and heart.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Movie: The Meg

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: The Meg is best when it acknowledges its derivativeness, just another silly shark movie in an ocean full of them.

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Movie: SuperFly

Our rating: 3/5

Short review: Director X’s SuperFly transplants the 1972 classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence.

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Movie: Charming

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: With big names leading this flick, Charming just isn’t as appealing as expected.

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(Photos: Supplied, AP, Black Sheep Productions, Empire Entertainment)