These films will be released in theaters this week | NOW

A famous fantasy story, a new action comedy with Mel Gibson and an old classic will be released in theaters this week. A total of twelve new titles will be added to the offer. View the full overview below.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020) – fantasy

Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book gets a new film adaptation, this time set in 1967 Alabama. An orphaned boy there encounters a group of witches who want to turn all children in the world into mice. When the little guy himself is transformed, he must work with his grandmother to stop the sorcerers. The witches was already made into a film in 1990, with Anjelica Huston in the role of chief witch. This time Anne Hathaway can be seen as that dangerous shrew.

  • Genre: fantasy
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Jahzir Bruno, Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer
  • Kijkwijzer: 9+

Goodfellas (1990) – crime

Martin Scorsese’s famous gangster film from 1990 has received a 4K restoration to mark its 30th anniversary. The main character in this crime drama is Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), who climbs up within the New York mafia and comes under a lot of pressure. The fact-based Goodfellas was nominated for six Oscars. Supporting actor Joe Pesci also cashed in on that award.

  • Genre: crime
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro
  • Kijkwijzer: 16+

All My Life (2020) – romantic drama

Jean and Sol’s life collapses after a bad diagnosis in the hospital. Sol appears to be terminally ill. The young couple tries to make the most of their short time together, while friends and family set up a crowdfunding campaign to organize a wedding in two weeks. Leading actress Jessica Rothe is best known for the Happy Death Daymovies, her against player Harry Shum Jr. was featured in, among other things Crazy Rich Asians.

  • Genre: romantic drama
  • Director: Marc Meyers
  • Cast: Jessica Rothe, Harry Shum Jr., Marielle Scott
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+

Fatman (2020) – action comedy

In this action comedy, Mel Gibson plays a Santa who has gone to hell. While he works with the US military to get money, he gets in trouble because of a spoiled boy. Billy only got a piece of coal as a gift, so he sent a hit man to Santa.

  • Genre: action comedy
  • Director: Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms
  • Cast: Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianna Jean-Baptiste
  • Kijkwijzer: 16+

Wolfwalkers (2020) – animation

A young hunter travels to Ireland with her father to exterminate the last pack of dangerous wolves. But everything changes when Robyn befriends an indigenous resident. The animated film Wolfwalkers makes extensive use of magical elements and Celtic myths. Director Tomm Moore did the same before with The Secret of Kells and The Song of the Sea. He received an Oscar nomination for both films. Wolfwalkers appears in both a Dutch and an English version.

  • Genre: animation
  • Director: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart
  • Voice cast: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean
  • Kijkwijzer: 6+

Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace (2020) – music

In this music registration Nick Cave takes place behind his piano, in London’s Alexandra Palace. His set list ranges from old songs to the latest records of his album Ghosteen. The shooting took place in June 2020, during the partial lockdown in Great Britain.

  • Genre: music
  • Director: Nick Cave, Robbie Ryan
  • Kijkwijzer: All ages

The Glorias (2020) – drama

Journalist and political activist Gloria Steinem is played by four actresses in this biographical film. Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler take on the role of the feminist who was at the forefront of the American women’s movement. Julie Taymor, known for the biographical film, is directed Frida and the musical film Across the Universe.

  • Genre: drama
  • Director: Julie Taymor
  • Cast: Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe
  • Kijkwijzer: 12+

Police (2020) – drama

Omar Sy (Intouchables) in this drama, plays a police officer who is ordered to take an illegal immigrant to the airport. On the way in the car, he and his colleague discovers that the story of the refugee is more complex than they thought. Police is based on the French book by Hugo Boris of the same name.

  • Genre: thriller
  • Director: Anne Fontaine
  • Cast: Omar Sy, Virginie Efira, Grégory Gadebois
  • Kijkwijzer: 9+

Bings Christmas and other stories (2020) – animation

The animated bunny Bing, known from the television series, appears in the cinema together with his friends. In addition to a number of special Christmas stories, the group also dives into the forest to make tree leaf drawings. Bing’s Christmas party and other stories has a relatively short playing time of 58 minutes.

  • Genre: animation
  • Director: Mikael Shields
  • Voice cast: Joanne Telesford, Juus Piek, Beatrijs Sluijter
  • Kijkwijzer: All ages

White Cube (2020) – documentary

In his latest documentary, Dutch artist Renzo Martens comes up with a plan to reverse the flow of prosperity. Former plantation workers in Congo will have the opportunity to make art themselves, which will later be exhibited in New York. In this way they try to earn enough money to buy back their own land from multinational Unilever. White Cube recently played at IDFA and can also be seen in the cinema from Thursday.

  • Genre: documentary
  • Director: Renzo Martens
  • Kijkwijzer: All ages

Katwalk (2020) – documentary

Filmmaker Mark Verkerk (The new wilderness) follows a cat on its journey through Amsterdam, with which the viewer discovers how many animals and plants actually live in the capital. Katwalk is a new version of The wild city, the cinema documentary that was released in 2018. With differences in the editing, music and voice-over, the makers are aiming for an international character this time.

  • Genre: documentary
  • Director: Mark Verkerk
  • Kijkwijzer: All ages

ROH Macbeth (2020) – opera

The famous composer Giuseppe Verdi was inspired in 1847 by Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth. The story, about a power-hungry general, was cast in an opera that is still being performed. The performance that is now in theaters, created in 2002 by The Royal Opera, was based on Verdi’s revised version from 1865. It includes an aria by Lady Macbeth.

  • Genre: opera
  • Director: Phillida Lloyd
  • Cast: Željko Lučić, Anna Netrebko, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
  • Kijkwijzer: No inspection


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