New movies opening on Aug 6

New movies opening on Aug 6
Sir Ian McKellen poses with a model of his character Sherlock Holmes, from the upcoming film Mr Holmes, opening in theatres next week.
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Looking out for movies to watch this Jubilee long weekend? Read our round-up of new movies that have opened in cinemas on Thursday (Aug 6). 

Also check out movies opening next week here

Fantastic Four

Classification: PG
Run time: 106 min
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Directed by: Josh Trank

A re-imagining of Marvel's longest-running superhero team, four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, altering their physical forms in shocking ways. The four must learn to embrace their daunting new powers and work together to save the world from a familiar and dangerous enemy.

See also: Review of Fantastic Four 

Mr Holmes

Classification: PG
Run time: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Directed by: Bill Condon

It is the year 1947. An aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) faces the end of his days in his remote seaside farmhouse, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker).

With his powers of deduction diminishing, Holmes has to rely on the boy as he reopens the case that forced him into retirement, searching for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.

See also: Review of Mr Holmes

Self/Less

Classification: PG13
Run time: 117 min
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directed by: Tarsem Singh

Dying of cancer, wealthy Damien Hayes (Ben Kingsley) transfers his consciousness into a younger, healthier body (Ryan Reynolds). He lives the high life with his new body, but when he gets hallucinations of a past life, he has to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organisation that will kill to protect its cause.

The Gift

Classification: TBA
Run time: 108 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Directed by: Joel Edgerton

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple leading a normal, happy life until a chance encounter with Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simon's high school, turns their world upside down.

As Gordo's troubling encounters intrude into their world, Robyn uncovers a dark and terrible secret from Simon's past. As she discovers the truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, Robyn begins to question how well she really knows her husband.

See also: Review of The Gift

To The Fore (Chinese)

Classification: TBA
Run time: NA
Genre: Sports drama
Directed by: Dante Lam

The world of competitive cycling comes to the big screen with this film, directed by Dante Lam. Set in Taiwan, Shanghai, Italy, Korea, and the Tengger desert, the intense sports drama follows four friends as they enter a tough cycling competition that will test their friendship.

Starring Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou, and Super Junior's Choi Siwon, the film takes audiences through adrenaline-packed bicycle races with a mix of speed, endurance, and heart-stopping crashes that promises to leave you glued to the screen.

See also: Review of To the Fore

Vacation

Classification: M18
Run time: 99 min
Genre: Comedy
Directed by: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley

Following in his father's footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) takes his family on a cross-country adventure to the Walley World amusement park, before it closes down.

The latest instalment of the National Lampoon's Vacation series which started in the 1980s, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley's directorial debut brings the next generation of Griswolds to the big screen.

See also: Review of Vacation

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