Coming soon: New movies opening on Aug 27

Coming soon: New movies opening on Aug 27
Cast member Amy Poehler poses with her character Joy at the UK premiere of Inside Out, opening in cinemas on August 27.
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Amy

Classification: NC16
Run time: 128 min
Genre: Biography, Documentary
Directed by: Asif Kapadia

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia, Amy tells the story of the late Grammy-award winning artiste Amy Winehouse in her own words.

Featuring never-before-seen archive footage and previously unheard music, Amy covers the life of the once-in-a-generation talent and pure jazz artist. While she wrote and sang from her heart, her huge success resulted in invasive media attention, which saw her life tragically unravel.

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

Inside Out

Classification: PG
Run time: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Family
Directed by: Pete Docter

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's even more bumpy for Riley, who is uprooted from her mid-western life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco.

In Headquarters, the control centre in Riley's mind, her emotions Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) conflict on how to best navigate their way through a new city, house, and school.

No Escape

Classification: NC16
Run time: 103 min
Genre: Action, Thriller
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

An American businessman and his family relocates to Asia to start anew, but they find themselves fleeing for their lives when rebels stage a violent coup and start executing foreigners.

Phantom (Hindi; Opens August 28)

Classification: TBA
Run time: 148 min
Genre: Thriller
Directed by: Kabir Khan

Constant terror attacks against India have left the people feeling vulnerable and angry, but the authorities cannot help as the masterminds are out of reach. However, when an infiltrator is caught with plans to commit terror attacks, Indian security agent Daniyal (Saif Ali Khan) is sent to hotspots around the world to seek justice.

The Gallows


Classification: TBA
Run time: NA
Genre: Thriller/Horror
Directed by: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing

20 years after a deadly freak accident at a high school play, a misguided attempt to re-stage the play and honour the student proves that some things are better left in the past.

Woman in Gold

Classification: PG-13
Run time: 109 min
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Simon Curtis

Woman in Gold is based on the true story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), who fought a legal battle for years against the Austrian government to recover paintings of her family confiscated by Nazis in World War II.

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