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TV & Movies

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2 is Disney’s most ambitious crossover event of the year

    Stand back planet Earth, because Disney's about to release its own Emoji Movie. This is at least according to commenters on Wreck-It Ralph 2's second trailer. Officially known as Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the flick will see our eponymous large-handed but lovable brute and princess Vanellope von Schweetz venture beyond the confines of their arcade. Here they'll run into Twitter, Facebook, and a wad of other Disney intellectual properties on a mission to find a replacement part for the broken Sugar Rush arcade machine. Commentary on social hierarchies, self-memes and intelligent meta-jokes are all sneaked in thanks to Rich...

  • Deadpool 2 spends third week above Avengers: Infinity War in SA movie chart

    It looks like Marvel has a new hit movie series on its hands. If indications of the first Deadpool's success wasn't enough, the sequel has now topped the Southern African movie charts for the third weekend running. According to Ster-Kinekor data, Deadpool 2 hasn't yet usurped Avengers: Infinity War's local earnings just yet, even if it has made some US$600-million globally. The showpiece of the MCU has racked up just under R70-million locally since its debut on the chart nearly two months ago. It however remains Southern Africa's second most popular movie. Deadpool 2 movie review: cleaning up the timeline If you thought...

  • Deadpool 2 movie review: cleaning up the timeline

    If you thought 2016's Deadpool was a tad too short and lacked a stocky cast list, you'll smile wryly at its sequel. Deadpool 2 has seen some of the more annoying marketing antics in the lead up to a movie for quite some time, but thankfully the film lives up to its predecessor's hilarious hype. Ryan Reynolds reprises the role he was made for, bringing to life a character usually maligned for crass, sexual humour with deft moments of sweeping emotion. He remains a smart cracking wise ass loaded with pop culture quips and a love for Barbra Striesand, sure,...

  • Avengers bids Black Panther farewell from SA’s weekend movie chart

    After spending more than three months perched on its upper slopes, Black Panther has finally said its goodbyes to Southern Africa's movie charts. The film, after grossing more than R106-million at the box office, finally tumbled off the chart from last week's seventh spot. But don't fret Marvel fans; Avengers: Infinity War is spending its third weekend (11-13 May 2018) at the top of the charts. It has already grossed more than R60-million. Not only tasked with defending those infinity stones, the flick also guards the top spot from fart-joke laden animated comedy Sherlock Gnomes debuting in second place. It, in...

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine is cancelled, and I don’t feel so good

    This is proof that everything you'll ever love will die, at least when it's in the hands of Fox. The company on Thursday cancelled hit cop comedy show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, after just five seasons. Not noice. Not smort. In fact, most of the internet is pretty upset too. Fans of the show took to Twitter lamenting the decision, and celebrating the show's values. WE ARE NOT GIVING UP!!!! #saveb99 — Elephant Lover 🐘🐘🐘 (@JillMorrison4) May 10, 2018 YOU'RE TELLING ME THEY CANCELLED ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS THAT HAD AN AMAZING DIVERSE CAST AMD INCLUDED SO MANY ACTUAL TOPICS GOT CANCELLED BUT TBBT STILL...

  • 13 Reasons Why gets updated help material, a second season trailer

    13 Reasons Why replaces cassette disks for polaroids in its latest season two trailer. Set to debut on 18 May, the sophomore trailer picks up where the first season left off... Just when you thought you've had a dark enough taste of adolescent grief. Lasting for around two minutes, the trailer features an ambulance, guns, graffiti of "rapist" on Bryce's locker, and a picture discovered by Clay that reads: "Hannah wasn't the only one". There's also seven additional cast members set to join the series. You can spot a few in the trailer below. To accompany the season trailer, Netflix has also promised...

  • We saw Avengers: Infinity War and here’s what we can tell you

    Avengers: Infinity War is out, and you're giddy. We get it. You should be. You also probably have questions, tons of questions. But thankfully, we have the answers to most of them. Trust us, we're still trying to wrap our heads around this one. Without turning Disney's latest money grabber into a spoiler-spoiled Apple launch, we answer the things you're too shy to ask or just have to know before hitting the cinemas come Friday. Everyone, please remain quiet as Thanos enters stage left. Who is Thanos? If you hadn't heard or felt those footsteps, Thanos is a supreme being with a concrete mission:...

  • Trailer: Tom Hardy is Venom in ferocious first look

    There's a feast of Marvel news flooding the internet this week, and we start off with pure hype. Evil, troubled hype. The official trailer for Venom just dropped. Yes, that's right. And you're going to want to sit down for this. Unveiled at Las Vegas's CinemaCon on Tuesday, Tom Hardy plays a tough journalist dealing with a new noisy neighbour. But, you know, except, the neighbour's actually inside him. Venom has long since been one of Marvel's more troubling antiheroes, and who better to play it than Hardy? Also starring in the extended trailer is Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea) and Riz...

  • Trailer: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s fun to fright ratio is just right

    Everyone thought a Jurassic Park reboot was a daft idea. Okay, not everyone, mainly just me. But the series has evolved into a remarkable money maker, and a notable highlight on the release roster. That could also ring true for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The sequel to Jurassic World still stars dinosaur whisperer Chris Pratt as he's brought in to betray the dinosaurs on behalf of evil suit-clad bean counters. Blue reprises her role as last remaining and most adorable raptor, while Bryce Dallas Howard also rejoins the cast. The trailer itself strikes a comfortable balance between frightening, funny and frivolous, with...

  • Catching Feelings is debuting globally on Netflix in May

    South African comedy Catching Feelings debuted in cinemas last month, and it did fairly well for a local film at the box office. But for those who don't enjoy cinemas, you can soon watch the flick on your own television. Netflix South Africa today announced that the flick, directed by Kagiso Lediga (Wonder Boy for President) and stars Pearl Thusi, is heading to the streaming service. It's the first SA film to feature on Netflix too. "Catching Feelings is a dark romantic comedy drama which "follows a jaded academic and his journalist wife, who have their lives turned upside down when a celebrated...

  • These are the 12 Disney shows Netflix South Africa added today

    Disney may be planning its own streaming service for 2019, but for now, Netflix still stocks some of the company's content. Today, it announced that 12 new Disney shows -- for kids and adults -- are now available to stream in South Africa. A few highlights include Phineas and Ferb's first four seasons, Gravity Falls' seasons one and two, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars' first two seasons as well. In addition, kids can annoy their parents with Sofia The First's second and third seasons, and Doc McStuffins' first three seasons. (Because, as we sit at our desks watching that clock...

  • SA’s box office: Lara Croft raids Jumanji’s tomb

    This week's SA box office report is significant. For one, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is finally out of the top ten. And secondly, Tomb Raider made its debut. The remake of the classic Angelina Jolie-starring video game adaptation swings into second place, behind the rock of Wakanda, Black Panther. The Ryan Coogler flick spends its fifth week at number one. But which other movies made an impact this weekend? (16 - 18 March) Last week's runner up Death Wish falls two places, relegated by Tomb Raider and Gnome Alone. Game Night is back up to fifth place after falling one spot last...

  • SA’s box office: Catching Feelings debuts as Black Panther breaks R70m mark

    Wakanda is still the best place to live this week, after Black Panther enjoyed another dominant weekend on top of the Southern African box office. Now breaking the R70-million mark at the box office, the flick was only threatened by Bruce Willis' new entry to the chart, Death Wish. But how did other movies fare this past weekend? (9 - 11 March 2018) Fifty Shades Freed fell one spot to third place, while Gnome Alone (third) also lost ground after Death Wish's debut. Red Sparrow remained in fifth place, but Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri -- buoyed by its Oscar wins -- was...

  • Enjoy (or don’t) A Series of Unfortunate Events’ season 2 trailer

    If you're into creepy surrealism, Neil Patrick Harris totally being himself, and crabs... lots and lots of crabs, the second season trailer of A Series of Unfortunate Events is for you. Not as weird as Count Olaf's fourth-wall breaking announcement trailer, this particular reel reminds everyone how terrible everyone in this universe is. Except Sunny, of course. She's delightful. The forthcoming airing follows the original ten episodes from the show's debut season, which tells the story of of the Baudelaire orphans and their toils with their evil uncle Olaf (the one with the good hair). Season one received notable critical acclaim, currently sitting...

  • Netflix could make ‘Keeping Up With The Obamas’ a reality

    Former US President Barack Obama is reportedly in talks with Netflix over a show production deal which could see one of the most influential figures on social media make his production bow on streaming media. According to the New York Times exclusive, "Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service." No one's quite sure what format these show(s) will take yet -- whether it'll be something akin to Keeping Up With The Obamas, or simply a documentary series about the Obama Administration and his Obama family during this...