No Disney treatment this time around, because the trailer for the forthcoming ‘Robin Hood’ flick offers plenty of action, archery, and badassery.
Horror fans, rejoice! The trailer for a new exorcism flick has been released, and early reviews say it’s going to be one to remember.
The trailer for the 2018 reboot of the classic ’80s movie has been released, and it promises to deliver action, drama and nostalgic feels.
The tale of triplets separated at birth might seem straightforward at first. However, the reason behind their separation is pretty twisted.
Nicolas Cage is known for going a little over the top with his acting, and he’s not holding anything back in his latest role.
The story of Ellen Pakkies has captivated South Africans for the best part of a decade. Now that story has made its way to the big screen.
Bow down, Queen fans – the teaser trailer for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has arrived, and it looks to be dazzling, glamorous and full of nostalgic feels.
The funnyman stars alongside Joaquin Phoenix in ‘The Sisters Brothers’, which has its fair sure of drama, dark humour, and gun-slinging action.
Romance, drama, suspense – and drugs, of course. The trailer for ‘Loving Pablo’, starring Penelope and her husband, has got it all.
South Africa needs Beyond the River, an uplifting sports drama based on a true story. At this point in time, our country’s politics is still divided along racial lines, or rather that’s what some parties would have you believe. We’ve come a long way since our rainbow nation was inaugurated in 1994 under the guidance […]
Star Trek Beyond is the third film in the latest iteration of Star Trek. The first two films, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, were directed by J.J. Abrams, but since he’s crossed over to the Star Wars camp with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they’ve forced him to pick a side to keep peace […]
Our Kind of Traitor is based on the novel by John le Carré, an author whose film credits include: The Constant Gardener, A Most Wanted Man and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. His espionage thrillers are thought-provoking – more realistic than James Bond and less action-intensive than Jason Bourne.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, although by the looks of things the famed Christmas party can quickly spiral out of control. Awkward next day at work.
Oliver Hermanus is the writer-director behind Shirley Adams, Skoonheid and now The Endless River. Each of his films have been set in South Africa, have resonated with him personally, been shaped independently and broach social themes that inform international audiences by means of an intense character portrait.
They achieved internet fame thanks to their short clips, and now they’ve managed a full-length feature film. It doesn’t look half bad.
Matt Damon is back, and he remains as angry and ripped as ever. Check out the trailer for the next Jason Bourne movie here.
Sink is a sleek, harrowing and powerful South African domestic drama, written and directed by Brett Michael Innes and starring Anel Alexander, Jacques Bessenger and Shoki Mokgapa. Sink, a title that works in English and Afrikaans, is a feature film debut for Innes, whose extensive history as a documentary filmmaker and photographer have given him […]
Anomalisa is a Charlie Kaufman… it’s probably time we gave him a thing. You know, “a Spike Lee Joint”. How about “a Charlie Kaufman pearl”? The screenwriter has brought us many art house pearls: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Synedoche, New York. Every time he […]
Gods of Egypt is a fantasy adventure from the mind of Alex Proyas. The Egyptian-born director has built a cult sci-fi empire, having directed such films as: Dark City, The Crow, Knowing and I, Robot. The story follows a thief as he joins forces with a mythical god on a quest across Egypt. Unfortunately, while the […]
Hail, Caesar! is an oxymoronic post card from the Coen brothers. On the one hand, it’s a light-hearted, madcap, send-up of the Golden era Hollywood of the ’50s. Then on the other hand… or wing, it’s also a comic behind-the-curtain examination of studio politics as Capitalist America tried to subvert any hint of Communist ideology […]
There’s a new local rom com hitting the cinemas in late April, a lady torn between two very different eligible bachelors. See that trailer here.
Deadpool, “the merc with a mouth”, is a comic book character from Marvel who featured in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Ryan Reynolds has played a number of superhero characters, but seemed like the only choice for the immoral, over-the-top and juvenile, Deadpool. This is his origins film, an action adventure comedy and sci-fi thriller that could […]
South Africa is home to many prime surf spots including: Long Beach, Dungeons, Dunes, Cape St. Francis, Eland’s Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay, Nahoon Reef, Wild Coast, Muizenberg and South Africa’s surfing capital, Durban. It’s birthed a growing number of surfing movies including: Otelo Burning, Blue Crush 2, The Perfect Wave, Ocean Driven and now Die Pro.
Dark Places is a movie with a personal slant for lead actress, Charlize Theron, who witnessed her mother kill her father in self-defense after he arrived home drunk in 1991. Gillian Flynn’s novel has been adapted to film by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, after David Fincher did the same for Gone Girl. Instead of a married couple, […]
Hitman: Agent 47 is a video game adaptation from up-and-coming director, Aleksander Bach. While explosive and visually stimulating, this action thriller starts with great promise and then becomes increasingly dull as we try to connect with stilted performances and insubstantial characters.
Impunity (Freedom from Punishment) is a South African outlaw romance thriller based on a story by Trish Malone and adapted to film by director Jyoti Mistry. We trace the exploits of a love-struck, ultra-violent, on-the-run couple, who are connected to the murder of a politician’s daughter, as Impunity tries to get by on titillation and experimental style.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is now a Guy Ritchie film adaptation of the cult TV series of the same name, which ran from 1964 to 1968. Ian Fleming contributed to the show’s concept by suggesting a TV-friendly version of James Bond, which became Napoleon Solo. While Solo was intended to be the main focus, Illya Kuryakin’s […]
Thina Sobabili translated as The Two of Us is a brave, gut-wrenching and realistic drama about the exploits of a brother and sister in the Alexandra township of Johannesburg, South Africa. We’re introduced to Thulani and his sister Zanele, who become the focus of this shoestring budget production, which was self-funded and shot in the space of a […]
Mad Max: Fury Road is a piston-pumping action extravaganza from George Miller, who has reinvigorated the Mad Max franchise. To find some humourous context, the director’s previous films include Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two. Mad Max: Fury Road is the antithesis… burning with rage and fuming with eye-popping visuals […]
“You are your own worst enemy.” While we sometimes hurt ourselves or behave unlike ourselves, it’s quite a feat for anyone to believe it was our “evil twin”. Greek mythology suggests we were all originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing our power, Zeus separated the beings to […]