Upcoming movies opening Oct 8

Upcoming movies opening Oct 8
Levi miller (L) and Hugh Jackman (R) star in Pan, the latest take on J.M. Barrie's classic fairytale.
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Boulevard

Classification: R21
Run time: 88 min
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Dito Montiel

Starring the late Robin Williams in his final performance, Boulevard tells the story of 60-year-old Nolan Mack, a bank employee whose life takes an unexpected change when he meets Leo (Robert Aguire) during an aimless drive around town.

Hero (Japanese)

Classification: PG
Run time: 120 min
Genre: Legal drama
Directed by: Masayuki Suzuki

Prosecutor Kohei Kuryu (Takyua Kimura) and his paralegal Chiaki Asagi (Keiko Kitamura) are tasked with investigating a car accident that took place in the back alley of a foreign embassy. The seemingly straightforward case takes a complicated turn when new evidence comes to light and the embassy staff all refuse to be interviewed.

Can Kuryu help justice prevail, or will his investigation cause an international incident?

Pan

Classification: PG
Run time: 112 min
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by: Joe Wright

Pan is a new take on the classic fairytale by J.M. Barrie. The film tells of how Peter (Levi Miller) is spirited away to Neverland by the pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) and his fight against the villain, with help from Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and James Hook (Garrett Hedlund).

Pay the Ghost

Classification: PG13
Run time: 94 min
Genre: Thriller
Directed by: Uli Edel

Mike Cole (Nicholas Cage) desperately searches for his son Charlie (Jack Fulton), who disappeared at a Halloween carnival. When he investigates further, he finds evidence of more missing children, and a terrifying legend behind the disappearances that refuses to stay in the past...

Read a review of the movie here.

Ricki and the Flash

Classification: NC16
Run time: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep plays Ricki Rendazzo, lead guitarist of the band, The Flash. Returning to her hometown after her daughter's breakup, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right with her family.

Straight Outta Compton

Classification: M18
Run time: 147 min
Genre: Drama
Directed by: F. Gary Gray

In 1980s California, five young men translate their experiences on the street to their music, giving a voice to a silenced generation. The film chronicles the rise of the hip-hop group NWA, and the story of how these men revolutionised music and pop culture forever.

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