Ocean's 8

Ocean’s 8 has a head for numbers

It’s easy to get confused. But Ocean’s 8 isn’t the eight movie in the series. It’s a spin-off from Steven Soderbergh’s 2000’s Ocean’s Eleven series (which were numbered sequentially up to 13) – originally a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack-starring heist film. This time there’s only a hint of original protagonist Danny Ocean (George Clooney), as the reins have been fully taken over by his sister Debbie (played by Sandra Bullock).

Floris Groenewald

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

The Flow Chats 014: Bouwer Bosch en Leandie du Randt Bosch

The Flow Chats 014: Leandie du Randt Bosch en Bouwer Bosch

Leandie du Randt Bosch en Bouwer Bosch is binnekort te sien in die broer-en-suster aksiekomedie Thys en Trix. Floris het met hulle gaan gesels oor toneelspel, loopbane, en die millenial leefwyse.

Hierdie episode (en al die voriges en volgendes) is beskikbaar op iTunes en Stitcher en enige podcast speler wat sy sout werd is.

Die episode is ook tydelik beskikbaar op soundcloud.

Floris Groenewald

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

VIDEO: Thys en Trix Premiere: #FliekInAfrikaans op die rooi tapyt

Op die rooi tapyt by Thys en Trix se Johannesburg premiere, met Bouwer Bosch, Leandie du Randt Bosch, Charlie Bouguenon, Brendon Daniels, Deon Coetzee, Zak Hendrikz, Dorette Potgieter, Danie Bester, en Quentin Krog.

Floris Groenewald

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

Terugspoel Top 40 flieks #26 – Super 8 (2011)

#26 uit my Top 40 flieks van alle tye: Super 8 (2011)
Geskryf en geregisseer deur JJ Abrams. Met Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, en Joel Courtney.

Floris Groenewald

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

The Incredibles 2

Does The Incredibles 2 have any relevance after a 14-year wait?

There are many that would claim that The Incredibles may just be the best Pixar film ever made (I do not fall in that camp for clarity sake but I thought it was a great film anyway). This is the Internet we are talking about so it must be true, right? It has been years. There have been tweets. There have been posts. If the Internet is to be believed, there is a large fanbase, presumably now somewhere in their 20s or 30s that anticipated the sequel to the first film with bated breath. Now, only 14 years later, we are treated to the follow-up to the 2004 classic. Will the internet masses be satiated with the return of this fantastical family in The Incredibles 2?

Morné Venter

Emerging artist and lecturer working in South Africa. Interested in messes, horror, existentialism and the creative process. Ink is my spirit medium.

Hereditary

Hereditary is almost exactly what I am looking for in a horror film

The revival of horror on the mainstream circuit in the last couple of years is something I am certainly grateful for. The recent upsurgence has all but restored the waning audience faith in a genre long thought to have run its course among everyone except the most stalwart of fans. All of a sudden, we are reminded of what a horror experience at the cinema can be and it paves the way for new and old directors alike to explore this dark horse genre.

However, even amongst the positivity I harbour for this new movement in horror, I struggle to escape the feeling that the candidates responsible for this particular resurgence are still held back from being truly extraordinary by convention and a certain pop culture pandering. If one was charged with putting together a compilation of our current horror zeitgeist and call that collection ‘NOW that’s what I call Horror!’ one could easily place Get Out, A Quiet Place and IT on that pantheon and people would generally agree that they deserve their place. However (continuing on this metaphorical trend), if these films are our current pop-star darlings then Hereditary comes along like a fresh genre-bending band that tears through the popular imagination and shows us what a scam the pop industry has been all this time.

Morné Venter

Emerging artist and lecturer working in South Africa. Interested in messes, horror, existentialism and the creative process. Ink is my spirit medium.

VIDEO: Terugspoel Top 40 flieks #27 – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

#27 uit my Top 40 flieks van alle tye: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Geregisseer deur Irvin Kershner. Geskryf deur Leigh Brackett en Lawrence Kasdan. Met Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams en Frank Oz.

Floris Groenewald

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

Jurassi World: Fallen Kingdom. (C) Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom falls short but roars loud

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard is back as Owen and Claire, but they’ve split up and need to reconcile. They head back to the dinosaur island to rescue the doomed creatures from a volcano with a newly assembled surrogate family (but are they new? The nerds are awfully similar to Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus’ characters from the last movie).

Floris Groenewald

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