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.

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)?

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.

Jared Viljoen

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

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?

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.

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.

Floris Groenewald

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

Table 19

Misfit Misfire – Table 19

Weddings are one of those places in life where the social order (at least for the night) gets re-established. The bride and groom are the focus of all attention and affection for the night, and the seating arrangement indicates the social hierarchy downwards. In Table 19, the titular table is the one where all the misfits have to sit – “the table that should have known to send regrets, but not before sending something nice off the registry.”

Floris Groenewald

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

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast: a world of nostalgic wonder

Disney’s live-action remake of its 1991 animated classic Beauty and The Beast, starring Emma Watson as a pitch-perfect Belle and Luke Evans as the cocky Gaston, is entrancing and quaint and gets you singing along with the beautiful classics.

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.

Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey

Die Bekende Rebellie: Lafras Verwey

Ons almal ken ‘n Lafras Verwey. Daai stil outjie in die IT-afdeling wat soms staan en praat met homself, fiets ry werk toe, en dikwels lyk of hy nie luister as mense met hom praat nie. ‘n Gawe, ordentlike ou wat droom, die teiken van kollegas se poetse is, en siek en sat is vir die onreg en boosheid in die wêreld. In Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey speel Tobie Cronje daardie titelrol, en beeld hom uit as ‘n Jan Alleman, maar ook as ‘n idealis om na op te kyk.

Floris Groenewald

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