What's on the big screen this week
THIS week's two big new releases, the MA 15+ rated comedies Bad Moms and Sausage Party, are strictly for adults only.
Funny women Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell play three fed-up mums who decide to give up their pursuits for parental perfection and indulge in a bit of fun and self-indulgence.
Sausage Party follows an enthusiastic hot dog who thinks he's being taken home from the supermarket for an idyllic new life.
Neither of these two films is likely to dethrone Suicide Squad, which broke Australia's August box office record for biggest opening day.
The anti-superhero film earned an incredible $13.9 million dollars in its opening weekend despite mostly negative reviews.
Bad Moms (MA 15+)
When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Why you should see it: Parents will find certain aspects of this comedy funny, even if the film isn't as great as it could have been. Kathryn Hahn is a hoot, stealing nearly every scene she's in. Read the review.
Sausage Party (MA 15+)
An animated movie about one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence. Initially elated to be chosen by a shopper at a supermarket, what he discovers when he's taken out of the bag is terrifying.
Why you should see it: A Pixar-like animated movie for adults, this looks like it could be one of the more inventive films of the year. Seth Rogen's raunchy style of comedy is combined with a rather existential central premise about the meaning of life. Read the review.
Suicide Squad (M)
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Why you should see it: This is no Avengers but it does boast an all-star cast (Margot Robbie is the stand out as Harley Quinn), a great soundtrack and some good action scenes. Read the review.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (M)
After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss into the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.
Why you should watch: Patsy and Edina are back in top form playing up amongst London's elite. There are so many celebrity cameos in this film you'll have trouble counting them all, but thankfully this movie handles all those famous faces better than Zoolander 2. Read the review.
Jason Bourne (M)
Jason Bourne, the most dangerous former operative of the CIA, is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Why you should see it: Matt Damon makes his highly-anticipated return to the spy franchise alongside director Paul Greengrass. This film is wall-to-wall action and should deliver on all fronts for Bourne fans. Read the interview with Matt Damon.
Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing person enquiry. What seems like a simple investigation opens into a web of crime and corruption. Jay must bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone
Why you should see it: Aaron Pedersen reprises his Mystery Road role in this beautifully shot procedural drama touching on the issues of the mining industry's effects on land rights and indigenous culture. Pedersen has great chemistry with his young co-star Alex Russell (Josh). Read the review.
Star Trek Beyond (M)
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Why you should see it: This film stays true to the characters and tone of JJ Abrams' previous two films despite a new director, Justin Lin, and scriptwriter, Simon Pegg. The only letdown of the action-packed galactic adventure is an under-developed villain. Read the interview with Justin Lin.