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New films and DVDs for October 2018

Written by · Published Sep 28, 2018

Hereditary, Ocean's 8, The Bookshop

Ocean’s 8

“After serving five years in prison for fraud, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is released on parole and sets about planning an ambitious heist to steal a legendary Cartier necklace from the annual star-studded Met Gala in New York.

“She enlists the help of her former partner in crime Lou (Cate Blanchett), jeweller Amita (Mindy Kaling), profiteer Tammy (Sarah Paulson), hustler Constance (Awkwafina), tech expert Nine Ball (Rihanna), fashion designer Rose (Helena Bonham Carter) and actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). Will they succeed and each walk away with a share of $150 million?”

Book Club

“Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda star in this US comedy co-written and directed by Bill Holderman.

“The film follows friends Diane (Keaton), Vivian (Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen) and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) who begin reading the novel Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their book club. Finding themselves intrigued by the book’s racy content, the group begin looking to find excitement in their own lives.”


“When her mother dies, Annie Graham (Toni Collette) and her family find themselves being terrorised by an evil force which has been left behind. With the presence seemingly focused on her teenage daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro), Annie desperately tries to uncover the horrifying secrets of her ancestry as she looks to protect her family from the sinister entity intent on destroying everything they know.”

Show Dogs

“American children’s animated comedy in which a Rottweiler police dog is tasked with going undercover at a high-class dog show.

“When a baby panda is under threat of being stolen by smugglers, canine detective Max (voice of Ludacris) and his human partner Frank (Will Arnett) must race against time to rescue the tiny panda and put a stop to the evil animal smugglers. Can Frank assemble an elite team of pooches to save the day?”

Sicario 2: Soldado

“Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro star in this US sequel directed by Stefano Sollima.

“Following the discovery that the Mexican drug cartels are smuggling terrorists across the border into the United States, the CIA recruits hardened federal agent Matt Graver (Brolin) and feared ex-hitman Alejandro Gillick (Del Toro) to try and stop them. However, after kidnapping the daughter of a notorious drug lord in a bid to turn the cartels against each other, the pair soon find trouble as the Mexican authorities uncover the scheme.

“With tensions mounting, things go from bad to worse as Gillick goes rogue, leaving Graver to form a new team to try and hunt him down.”

The Bookshop

“Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy star in Isabel Coixet’s big screen adaptation of the novel by Penelope Fitzgerald.

“In 1959, widow Florence Green (Mortimer) uproots her simple life in favour of a new challenge in the English seaside town of Hardborough. Buying an old house in the middle of the town, she converts the ground floor into a bookshop in the hope of bringing people together through the joy of literature.

“Her good intentions and ambition come under fire however, when she stocks the scandalous novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and the influencial Violet Gamart (Patricia Clarkson) vows to do all in her power to get the bookshop closed down.”

Brandon King

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