4DX Cinema Launches In South Africa

December 16, 2015 marked some great moments in cinema. The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (read the SAMDB review of Star Wars here – by SAMDBs Andrew Germishuys), and the launch of the first 4DX cinema on the African continent, by Nu Metro V&A Waterfront, with the opening title being none other than Star […]

Child 44 (DVD): Review

Film A disgraced member of the military police is investigating a series of murders in the Soviet Union, during the Stalin era. Going against party norms to find the truth. A compelling drama, and now available to view in the home. While the story is not of the type the might lend itself to repeat […]

Terminator Genisys (Blu-Ray): Review

Film The iconic film Terminator Genisys is now available to own on disc. With the onslaught of effects, fast paced action, and complex story lines that no only deal with time travel, but also show and alternate path to previous events, this is one feature that begs repeat viewings, and stands up well to these, […]

Inside Out (Blu-Ray): Review

Film Inside Out, all about young Riley, uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco. We see two stories in parallel, one in the world as we follow Riley overcoming all the new challenges she will face in this life-changing event, and the other aspect where we are privy to Riley’s emotions Joy, […]

All-Star Cast Of ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Does Not Disappoint

Releasing in cinemas across the country in early January 2016, Secret in Their Eyes, is a gripping crime thriller which will keep you guessing until the credits role! Based on the 2005 novel originally titled La pregunta de sus ojos (The Question in Their Eyes) by Argentinian author Eduardo Sacheri, Secret in Their Eyes stars […]

Don’t Miss Cate Blanchett And Rooney Mara In ‘Carol’

Releasing across screens this Wednesday, Carol is a romantic drama set in 1950s New York about a department-store clerk (Rooney Mara), who falls for an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett). This emotionally charged film is based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 semi-autobiographical novel, and received a standing ovation at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival premiere earlier […]

Lost River (DVD): Review

Film Lost River, a surreal tale of love and family, a story about fighting for survival, and facing danger. Living in the derelict city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks) is a single mom, trying to look out for her two sons. However, she is part of a secret underworld, full of the nightmarish, macabre […]

Woman In Gold (DVD): Review

Film Woman In Gold follows the story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly refugee from Austria, enlists the help of a young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds). Together they take on the Austrian government, in a bid to recover some pieces of artwork that were stolen from the Altmann family by the Nazis during […]

TCM Documentary Delves Into George Lucas’s World Of Fantasy Cinema As Star Wars Fever Grips South Africa

Star Wars™ fever is gripping South African fans, with the imminent release of the first film in the new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Wednesday, 16 December. In its wake, popular movie channel TCM (on DStv channel 137) has scheduled a special documentary that delves into the rich history of this fantasy franchise […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Review

Not much needs to be said about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the world’s cinema going audience have already been queueing for weeks in some places to see this next instalment of this epic series. With the release of Episode IV, the sci-fi geek in everyone has been tickled. Set thirty years after the […]

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