Baywatch

Baywatch – Self-mocking magic on the big screen

Growing up in the 90’s I vividly remember watching the TV series Baywatch. David Hasselhoff with his hairy chest and Pamela Anderson with her slow-motion running and big (*cough cough*) eyes. Thinking back it was a really ridiculous show, but somehow we kept on watching, week in and week out. It was something different from all the other soaps and series of its time and offered viewers a more adrenaline-pumping storyline as we intently watched lives being saved by these brave lifeguards. Continue reading “Baywatch – Self-mocking magic on the big screen”

Dee Theart
Dee is a Jack of many trades and perhaps a master of some: writing, MC’ing, presenting, acting and the occasional afternoon nap.
Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: Time to stop wondering

The world has waited a long time for Wonder Woman and she’s finally here, ready and willing to pick up the pieces of DC’s fragmented cinematic universe with a film driven by hope and humanity. Continue reading “Wonder Woman: Time to stop wondering”

Jared Viljoen
Jared is a cantankerous designer looking for love in all the wrong places and living vicariously through television. Sometimes he makes things.
Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but Disney does, over and over again

In a mix of old and new faces, old and new jokes, and old and new story lines, we are invited to experience yet another story about Captain Jack Sparrow.

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Jeanne Lloyd
Jeanne hates to refer to herself in third person. Because before you know it, she gets lordly and demand you tell her fantastic stories fit for the delicate ears of kings and queens only.
MOMO

The watching of The Making Of the Making Of (MOMO)

Sonder ‘n leser is ‘n skrywer mos onvolkome, of hoe? En wat is ‘n fliek sonder ‘n Making-of? En wat is ‘n Making-of dokumentêr sonder karaktergroei en selfstudie en piromanie? Ek het onlangs MOMO (oftewel The Making of The Making of) gekyk – ‘n kortfilm deur kletsrymer Jaco van der Merwe. En dis nie ‘n regte dokumentêr nie, maar eerder ‘n storie oor PJ en Arra – twee kamera-verslaafde jongmense wat graag wil movies maak… maar tevrede sal wees met die geleentheid om bietjie “behind the scenes stuff” op ‘n filmstel af te neem.
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Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant – as good as the first/last/previous one?

Alien prequel and Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant is finally here, and as the first film directed by Ridley Scott that technically qualifies as a sequel in the Alien series, we finally get to ask: Is it as good as the first one (whichever film that refers to)? Continue reading “Alien: Covenant – as good as the first/last/previous one?”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur, the remix: Legend of the Sword

The legend of King Arthur is a muddling affair. Authors have been telling his story for ages and it’s never the same twice – Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is no different. Continue reading “King Arthur, the remix: Legend of the Sword”

Jared Viljoen
Jared is a cantankerous designer looking for love in all the wrong places and living vicariously through television. Sometimes he makes things.
Love By Chance

Love By Chance: A South African romcom in faux Hollywood

Love By Chance doesn’t have that much to do with chance – more with arrogance, ambition, and going to Hollywood. Continue reading “Love By Chance: A South African romcom in faux Hollywood”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Even Galaxier

In 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy was Marvel’s surprise hit. There were elements that felt a little like an Indiana Jones or Star Wars or Avengers simply set in space, but for the most part is was exciting and original – but also funny and action-packed. But was it lightning in a bottle? Can Marvel and director James Gunn do it again in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2?
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Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie

Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie – maar Kerkorrel is dalk…

Ek het aanvanklik – nes met meeste biografie-flieks – vreeslik gewonder hoeveel van Johnny is Nie Dood Nie die waarheid is, en hoeveel is aangelaste fiksie. Maar nes met die Bob Dylan “biografie” I’m Not There, het ek naderhand besluit dis nie regtig belangrik om te weet nie. Want Johnny is Nie Dood Nie is nie regtig ‘n biografie nie. Die fliek kyk na die groter prentjie van hoe die Afrikaner se wêreld verander het vanaf 1987 tot in 2002, en die daaropvolgende kleiner prentjie van hoe die veranderende wêreld vyf spesifieke mense se lewens beïnvloed het. Continue reading “Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie – maar Kerkorrel is dalk…”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.
Going In Style

70 Going On 25: Going In Style review

It’s cute how Zach Braff’s filmography as director goes from the 20-something anxiety-riddled coming-of-age flick Garden State, to the midlife crisis-centered Wish I Was Here to the septuagenarian bank heist movie Going In Style. But despite the hijinks surrounding Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine as bankrobbers, Going In Style might be Braff’s most middle-of-the-road movie yet. Continue reading “70 Going On 25: Going In Style review”

Floris Groenewald
Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.