Cinema guide: new films in Australia this week

Check out the new films in Australian cinemas this week, including Inside Out 2 and The Exorcism.
Inside Out 2. Image: Disney/Pixar

Your guide to new films in cinemas across Australia this week, 10 to 16 June 2024.

13 June

Inside Out 2

Sequel to 2015 Pixar film Inside Out. Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust have been running a successful operation by all accounts. However, when Anxiety shows up, they aren’t sure how to feel.

Director: Kelsey Mann
Cast: Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, Ayo Edebiri
Classification: PG
Runtime: 96m

The Sitting Duck (La Syndicaliste)

In 2012, the head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse becomes a whistle-blower, denouncing top-secret deals that shake the French nuclear sector. Alone against the world, Maureen Kearney fights government ministers and industry leaders to bring the scandal to light and defend more than 50,000 jobs.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé
Cast: Isabelle Huppert
Classification: M
Runtime: 122m

The Exorcism

A troubled actor begins to unravel while shooting a horror film. His estranged daughter wonders if he’s slipping back into his past addictions or if there’s something more sinister at play.

Director: Joshua Miller, M.A. Fortin
Cast: Russell Crowe, Sam Worthington
Classification: CTC
Runtime: 93m

15 June

MetOpera: Madama Butterfly (2024)

Madam Butterfly (in Italian Madama Butterfly) is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. Puccini’s poignant score follows the tragic tale of Cio Cio San, a young Japanese girl who falls in love with American naval officer Pinkerton, with devastating consequences.

Director: Carolyn Choa
Cast: Asmik Grigorian, Jonathan Tetelman
Classification: CTC
Runtime: 150m

16 June

The Koalas

This is a documentary about the impact of habitat loss and other threats facing the Koala, which now on a trajectory for extinction in the wild by 2050. The film tells stories of resilience of this iconic species in the face of threatened extinction in the wild, highlighting the need for better land management solutions.

Director: Gregory Miller
Classification: G
Runtime: 91m

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6 June

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite with the directors of Bad Boys for Life for this fourth film in the Bad Boys action series, which now sees the pair on the run. When their late police captain gets linked to drug cartels, wisecracking Miami cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett embark on a dangerous mission to clear his name.

Director: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence
Classification: MA
Runtime: 115m

The Three Musketeers: Milady

The second half of a two-film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel, starring Eva Green (Penny Dreadful) and from the director of Eiffel. Constance Bonacieux is kidnapped before D’Artagnan’s very eyes. In a frantic quest to save her, the young musketeer, aided by Athos, Porthos and Aramis, is forced to join forces with the mysterious Milady de Winter.

Director: Martin Bourboulon
Cast: Eva Green
Classification: M
Runtime: 121m

The Watchers

The feature debut from Ishana Night Shyamalan, adapting the novel by AM Shine, and starring Dakota Fanning as a 28-year-old artist who finds shelter after getting stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. She unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers that are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night.

Director: Ishana Night Shyamalan
Cast: Dakota Fanning
Classification: M
Runtime: 102m

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8 June

Love Reset

Despite heavy opposition from family, Jeong-yeol and Na-ra succeed in getting married through the sheer power of love. But fast forward two years, and the two are leaving a courthouse after receiving a 30-day divorce settlement period, when a car accident causes them to lose both their memories.

Director: Da-Jung Nam
Cast: Kang Ha-neul
Classification: CTC.
Runtime: 119m

Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports