What's on at the movies

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Ardaas Karaan
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) The lives of three elderly men who have to deal with the changing times and conflicts among their family members while trying to instil family values among them. With Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Sapna Pabbi. G

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham grudgingly team to battle a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist wielding a bio threat in this globe-spanning spinoff of the speed-fuelled action series. With Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren. PG

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Maiden
(Star, Vic Theatre) A potent documentary about the first all-female crew to compete in yachting’s gruelling Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, it tells a mighty tale about the majesty of the human spirit and the power of women. PG

Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) The pups speed into action to help Marshall take the wheel against cheating rival, The Cheetah, for the championship trophy. With Justin Paul Kelly, Keegan Hedley, Lukas Enge. G

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Aladdin
(Cineplex Odeon Westshore) Live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated musical based on the timeless fantasy tale about a charming thief, a beautiful princess and a big blue genie. With Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith. PG

Avengers: Endgame
(SilverCity) Captain America and the other surviving team members attempt to set the universe right in the aftermath of Thanos’s victory in this Marvel franchise entry. With Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson. PG

Chal Mera Putt
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) The story revolves around Punjabis trying hard to make a living in a foreign land. With Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, Iftikhar Thakur. G

The Lion King
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity Imax, Star) The young Simba has a series of adventures on the way to claiming his birthright in this computer-animated remake of the 1994 animated Disney musical. With the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. PG

Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love
(Capitol 6) An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. With Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins and Ron Cornelius. PG

Midsommar
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria) A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor and William Jackson Harper. 18A

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(Capitol 6, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) Leonardo DiCaprio is a has-been TV star and Brad Pitt plays his longtime stunt double in writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s 1969-set multi-narrative tale set during the closing days of the studio system’s Golden Age. With Margot Robbie and Al Pacino. 14A

Pavarotti
(Cinecenta) A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti. With Spike Lee, Princess Diana and Luciano Pavarotti. PG

Rocketman
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore) Mild-mannered English piano player Reginald Dwight transforms into rock superstar Elton John in this musical fantasy biopic starring Taron Egerton. With Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard. PG

The Secret Life of Pets 2
(SilverCity) A sequel to the computer-animated comedy reveals more of the antics our animal companions get up to when we’re not around. With the voices of Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford and Kevin Hart. G

Spider-Man: Far From Home
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. With Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson. PG

Toy Story 4
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Cineplex Odeon Westshore, SilverCity) The gang goes on a road trip and reunites with Bo Peep in the fourth entry in Disney-Pixar’s beloved computer-animated franchise. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Annie Potts. G

Wild Rose
(Star) A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. With Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello and Jane Patterson. PG

Yesterday
(Cineplex Odeon Victoria, Landmark Cinemas University Heights, SilverCity) A struggling musician wakes up to find he’s the only person on Earth who knows the music of the Beatles. With Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran. PG

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Vic Theatre)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (Sunday and Wednesday at SilverCity)
Red Joan (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Vic Theatre)
Bring The Soul: The Movie (Wednesday and Thursday at Cineplex Odeon Victoria)

CINECENTA

Pavarotti (Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at 7 and 9:15 p.m.)
The Tomorrow Man (Aug. 4 at 5 and 7 p.m.; Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.)
Harold and Maude (Aug. 6 at 7 and 9 p.m.)
Echo In The Canyon (Aug. 7 and 8 at 7 and 9 p.m.)

IMAX VICTORIA

imaxvictoria.com for showtimes.

Avengers: Endgame the IMAX Experience 2D
Superpower Dogs 2D and 3D
The Great Bear Rainforest 2D, 3D
Cuba 2D
Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea 3D

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