The Lion King

Mild themes and violence

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into cinemas in Australia and New Zealand on July 17, 2019.

  • running time: 138 Mins
  • director: Jon Favreau
  • Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones
  • Start Screening on: Wed 17 Jul
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Strong violence and coarse language

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour...Sharon Tate.

  • running time: 181 Mins
  • director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Tim Roth, James Marsden, Damon Herriman, Damian Lewis
  • Start Screening on: Thu 15 Aug
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Angel Has Fallen

Strong violence

After the events in the previous film, Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself framed for an assassination attempt on the President. Pursued by his own agency and the FBI, Banning races to clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat which has set its sights on Air Force One.

  • running time: 141 Mins
  • director: Ric Roman Waugh
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Tim Blake Nelson, Morgan Freeman
  • Start Screening on: Thu 22 Aug
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Palm Beach

Coarse language

Set in Sydney’s iconic Northern Beaches, Palm Beach is a heart-warming story which sees a group of lifelong friends with a lifetime of history reunite for one very special occasion. The good times roll in one of Australia’s most idyllic settings, with loads of laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and music. However not all is smooth sailing as slowly tensions begin to mount, and deep secrets arise, posing questions about the rich history this group once shared.

  • running time: 117 Mins
  • director: Rachel Ward
  • Cast: Bryan Brown, Sam Neil, Richard E. Grant, Greta Scacchi, Jacqueline McKenzie, Heather Mitchell, Claire van der Boom, Matilda Brown, Charlie Vickers
  • Start Screening on: Thu 08 Aug
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Late Night

Coarse language and sexual references

Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she's accused of being a "woman who hates women," she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and ----presto. ---- Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine's all-male writers' room. But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she's not simply a diversity hire who's disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determine to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career - and possible effect even bigger change at the same time.

  • running time: 122 Mins
  • director: Nisha Ganatra
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, John Lithgow, Ike Barinholtz
  • Start Screening on: Thu 08 Aug
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Action violence and coarse language

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

  • running time: 156 Mins
  • director: David Leitch
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Jason Statham
  • Start Screening on: Thu 01 Aug
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High impact and injury detail

The story follows a young couple visiting an isolated Swedish village; over the course of their vacation, they discover that its residents participate in an eccentric set of seasonal traditions. The recent death of the main character's parents casts a sense of dread over the proceedings.

  • running time: 167 Mins
  • director: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor
  • Start Screening on: Thu 22 Aug
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A Dog's Journey

Mild themes

In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heart-warming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, Bailey is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan and Ethan’s wife Hannah. He even has a new playmate: Ethan and Hannah’s baby granddaughter, CJ. The problem is that CJ’s mom, Gloria, decides to take CJ away. As Bailey’s soul prepares to leave this life for a new one, he makes a promise to Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost.

  • running time: 129 Mins
  • director: Gail Mancuso
  • Cast: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott
  • Start Screening on: Thu 15 Aug
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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Strong war themes and violence

South Vietnam, late afternoon on August 18, 1966 - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Main Force Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. But not before 18 Australians and more than 245 Vietnamese are killed.

  • running time: 138 Mins
  • director: Kriv Stenders
  • Cast: Travis Fimmel, Richard Roxburgh, Daniel Webber
  • Start Screening on: Thu 08 Aug
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One Nation, One King (Un peuple et son roi)

Strong themes

Paris, 1789. The Bastille has been stormed and a breath of liberty blows through the streets of Paris. Françoise, a young washerwoman, and Basile, a drifter without a family or name, discover the unique exhilaration of love and revolution. Together with their friends and the people of the working-class districts of Paris, they begin to realize dreams of emancipation in a newly formed assembly where they witness, with both hopes and doubts, the creation of a new political system. Within their debates and the fury on the streets, lies the fate of their once sacred king and the birth of a republic. Freedom has a story.

  • running time: 142 Mins
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  • Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Adèle Haenel, Olivier Gourmet, Louis Garrel, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Céline Sallette, Denis Lavant
  • Start Screening on: Thu 22 Aug
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Weathering with You

Mild fantasy themes, animated violence and coarse language

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather.

  • running time: 132 Mins
  • director: Makoto Shinkai
  • Cast: Kotaro Daigo, Nana Mori, Chieko Baishô
  • Start Screening on: Thu 22 Aug
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Apollo 11


A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

  • running time: 113 Mins
  • director: Todd Douglas Miller
  • Cast: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong
  • Start Screening on: Thu 18 Jul
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Mystify: Michael Hutchence

Strong coarse language

Ghost Pictures and Passion Pictures and a documentary feature about the troubled heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, lead singer and songwriter of INXS.

  • running time: 122 Mins
  • director: Richard Lowenstein
  • Cast: Michael Hutchence
  • Start Screening on: Thu 04 Jul
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Spider-Man: Far From Home

Action violence

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man™: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man™: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighbourhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

  • running time: 149 Mins
  • director: Jon Watts
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Angourie Rice, Remy Hii with Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Start Screening on: Mon 01 Jul
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The Keeper

Mature themes, violence and coarse language

The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City. His signing causes outrage to thousands of Man City fans, many of them Jewish. But Margaret wins support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Man City supporter who fled the Nazis, who publishes an open letter opposing the ...

  • running time: 139 Mins
  • director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller
  • Cast: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
  • Start Screening on: Thu 25 Jul
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Strong injury detail

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Catagory 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

  • running time: 108 Mins
  • director: Alexandre Aja
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson
  • Start Screening on: Thu 11 Jul
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Toy Story 4

Some scenes may scare very young children

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

  • running time: 120 Mins
  • director: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Blake Clark, June Squibb, Carl Weathers, Lila Sage, Don Rickles, Jeff Garlin, Maliah Bargas-Good, Jack McGraw, Juliana Hansen, Estelle Harris
  • Start Screening on: Thu 20 Jun
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The Secret Life of Pets 2

Mild themes and animated violence

Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.

  • running time: 106 Mins
  • director: Chris Renaud
  • Cast: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Chris Renaud, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Harrison Ford
  • Start Screening on: Thu 20 Jun
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Coarse language

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

  • running time: 136 Mins
  • director: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Lily James, Ana de Armas, Himesh Patel
  • Start Screening on: Thu 27 Jun
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