Cortina Whiplash - We Do

Pussy Whipped: The Cortina Whiplash new album We Do review

Cortina Whiplash’s latest album, We Do, is a melodic rollercoaster of fast, hard, and smooth alternative rock. Their message is clean and keeps the punk middle-finger raised high in the face of institutional marriage, as well as taking a look at the overwhelming amount of money and time we spend on shit that doesn’t really matter.

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.

Cars 3

A kids’ movie about retirement: Cars 3

In my opinion, Cars 2 was one of Pixar Animation Studios’ biggest letdowns. They were on a roll (no pun intended) with some amazing, groundbreaking films, and Cars 2 interrupted the flow with an ultimately forgettable film. The sequel didn’t perform well critically or financially, but I guess there was enough potential for the studio to continue the series of kid’s films – this time (perhaps self-referentially), about getting old and retiring.

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 Mummy

Tom Cruise ignites a new franchise with The Mummy

The new big thing in Hollywood is “shared universes” – multiple movies that take place in the same world, thus informing or impacting each other. It started with the Marvel Comics films (everything from 2008’s Iron Man), but also including the DC comics films that follow on Man of Steel, the new Star Wars films that include sequels and spin-offs, and the X-men films (having spun off to include Deadpool and Wolverine movies). And now Universal Studios is also having their turn: A “Dark Universe” franchise, starting with the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy.

Floris Groenewald

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

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.

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.

Jared Viljoen

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

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.