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JOHAN SAAYMAN: Everybody has proverbial skeletons in their closet. Paris has an entire catacomb of six million skeletons under the iconic city. Naturally, a group of young and attractive adventuring tourists would love to delve into the dark and mysterious caves, but what they find are the skeletons in their own closets.

As Above, So Below is a horror movie in found-footage format, shot from the angle of every character. Because filming took place from every angle, dynamic progression is created as more information can be given more quickly. This format, however, impedes a chance for the addition of extravagant and comely visuals but director John Erick Dowdle has a taste for this method of filming.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

YANGA TYIKWE AND MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN

It is highly common these days for a movie adaptation of a book to be made. Some of the most successful movies were derived from popular literature. However, sometimes the movie’s success far outweighs the book, so much so that we are completely unaware of the book’s existence. Perdeby had a look at some movies that are based on books that you may not have known about.

Shrek

This ogre stole our hearts in 2001. Shrek was a box office success which is still enjoyed to this day. Unbeknown to many, the movie was actually inspired by William Steig’s book titled Shrek!, which was published in 1990.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

LIZL LOMBAARD AND YANGA TYIKWE: Sometimes characters surpass the movies they feature in. They form part of our memories and we love them so much that we forget that they are only fictional.

During his lifetime, Robin Williams portrayed an astounding number of these iconic characters. Williams possessed an unparalled talent to fit into characters which were polar opposites, and it is because of this that in his long career he has appealed to the child, the teenager and the adult.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

LIZL LOMBAARD: The fourth instalment in the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction, starts off spectacularly, especially if you get a chance to see it in 3D.

Set four years after the battle in Chicago, the movie revolves around the CIA, who are now trying to track down all forms of robots, regardless if they’re Autobots or Decepticons. The Autobots are aided by their human alliances and an intense action plot follows in a struggle to restore balance to the world.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

LIZL LOMBAARD: The Grove Mall recently celebrated the return of the Imax screen to Pretoria.

The latest Transformers: Age of Extinction movie preview, which was shown in 3D on the new Imax screen, was - the first feature film ever to use the new Imax 3D digital camera.  

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

PUMLA KALIPA: Movie lovers still depressed by the closing of Cinema Zone are in for a treat. Cinemas have historically struggled to survive in Grahamstown and this was reason enough to inspire four members of the ‘Grahamstown Book club’ to create a space where films can air without the danger of being shut down. This newfound endeavour, the Film Club, opened its doors on 16 May at the St Andrews College.

Published in Oppidan Press Features

YANGA TYIKWE: With a rather unlikely ensemble of Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and rapper Nicki Minaj, the audience may raise their eyebrows before the film begins, but they will be pleasantly surprised at this hilarious but sadly romantic film.

The Other Woman, in a nutshell, follows the story of a husband, a wife, and his mistresses as they get wind of his multiple shenanigans and plot their revenge against him.

The film starts with tough corporate lawyer, Carly (Cameron Diaz) uncharacteristically falling in love with her latest fling, the handsome Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Seeing that she is smitten with him, her father Frank (Don Johnson) advises her to go visit Mark. It is when she surprises him late one night - sexy plumber ensemble on - that she is greeted by his wife at the door and learns the horrifying truth that he is, in fact, married.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

YANGA TYIKWE: With a rather unlikely ensemble of Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and rapper Nicki Minaj, the audience may raise their eyebrows before the film begins, but they will be pleasantly surprised at this hilarious but sadly romantic film.

The Other Woman, in a nutshell, follows the story of a husband, a wife, and his mistresses as they get wind of his multiple shenanigans and plot their revenge against him.

The film starts with tough corporate lawyer, Carly (Cameron Diaz) uncharacteristically falling in love with her latest fling, the handsome Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Seeing that she is smitten with him, her father Frank (Don Johnson) advises her to go visit Mark. It is when she surprises him late one night - sexy plumber ensemble on - that she is greeted by his wife at the door and learns the horrifying truth that he is, in fact, married.

Published in Perdeby Entertainment

Jena Ascough: Fairy-tale and nursery rhymes are notoriously morbid, filled with abusive mothers (and stepmothers), cannibal witches who live in candy cottages, grandmother-eating wolves and, my personal nightmare, a creep named Wee Willy Winky who runs around knocking on children’s bedroom windows in the dead of night to tell them to go to sleep.

Published in Varsity Features

Chris Evans once again returns as Steve Rogers for yet another action packed, jaw clinching presence on the big screen. This time it’s the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, entitled Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

The movie follows from where The Avengers ends off and sees Rogers still struggling to adapt to the contemporary era he lives in. Rogers, who works alongside agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as part of S.H.I.E.L.D. agency's S.T.R.I.K.E. team, are sent off to free hostages taken by mercenary led pirates on board a S.H.I.E.L.D vessel.

Published in Entertainment
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