African Gothic – New Film Based On Reza de Wet’s Master Piece – Diepe Grond

African Gothic, a bold new international film version of Reza de Wet’s iconic masterpiece, Diepe Grond, will have its South African and African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival in July. African Gothic is a gritty, poignant drama set in a decaying farmhouse in the desolate heart of the parched Free State, about a dangerous and passionate relationship […]

Focus Features Sets Release Date for Fifty Shades Of Grey

The global release of Fifty Shades of Grey will start in North America on Friday, August 1st, 2014 with opening dates around the world to be announced. The Focus Features domestic theatrical release will be in theaters nationwide. Universal Pictures International is releasing the movie in the rest of the world. Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the highly […]

Elocution And Accent Reduction

Elocution is speaking in a polished and professional way. Accent Reduction is when you reduce your current accent (Collard, African, Afrikaans, European, etc.) so that you can sound more neutral English like what you hear in South Africa. The course makes you aware of the sound system (or phonology) of a language or dialect: which […]

Despicable Me 2: Review

The Minions are at it again!! Sure, there Gru, and a bad guy, and a bunch of other characters, but face it, you’re there for the Minions. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have done it again, with daddy Gru thrust into a new adventure. The Minions are there to help (is rather, make us laugh), […]

The Lone Ranger World Premiere

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour  in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold […]

Durban International Film Festival / Durban FilmMart Forms Strategic Partnership With Durban Wild Talk Africa

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, and the Durban FilmMart (DFM), the joint project of the Durban Film Office (DFO) and DIFF, are pleased to announce that a strategic partnership has been formed with Durban […]

South Africa To Celebrate Global Smurfs Day On 22 June

4 events in 3 provinces on 1 day as Smurfs show their love! Following the announcement that South Africa will once again take part in Global Smurfs Day, details of the local celebrations can now be revealed. 4 separate events will take place in 3 provinces at the same time on Saturday 22 June as […]

Despicable Me 2 Characters Tour Cape Town

The DESPICABLE ME 2 character costume tour over this school holiday season coming to Cape Town from 26 to 27 June. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainments’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.  In winter 2013, get ready for the Minion […]

34th Durban International Film Festival 18-28 July 2013

2013 sees the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF),  with principal funding by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, return for its 34th year to celebrate the beauty and diversity of global cinema. From 18 to 28 July, Durban will be illuminated by the glow of the silver screen, with over 250 screenings in 11 venues […]

Local Film Distributor Celebrates Tempo Nominations For Three Films On Its Slate

The nominations for Huisgenoot’s popular Tempo awards, which recognise and honour the best in Afrikaans film, television, radio and music of the year, have been announced. The magazine’s readers are able to vote for their favourites, with entries closing on 12 July. This year, the nominations for the Afrikaans Film of the Year award include […]

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