Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle review – A masterful reimagining

While there are no singing animals like in the animated version, the movie is just as memorable.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle brings to mind that quote from that famous bestselling book: “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.”

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle review – A masterful reimagining
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle review – A masterful reimagining

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle review – A masterful reimagining

While there are no singing animals like in the animated version, the movie is just as memorable.

Bumblebee review – Worth making a buzz about

Bumblebee review – Worth making a buzz about

The production is an ideal antidote for the holiday blues and will enchant both adult and child.
It’s never too late for a ‘Second Act’

It’s never too late for a ‘Second Act’

What plays out is an uplifting story about success and our definition of it.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review – Visual and aural extravaganza

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse review – Visual and aural extravaganza

The production offers loads of emotional moments and strong personal interactions.
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer review – Poorly animated fable

Elliot the Littlest Reindeer review – Poorly animated fable

Not all Christmas movies are created equal. This one is like the outdated baubles you place at the back of the tree.
Catch the Bollywood Movie Festival on SABC 3

Catch the Bollywood Movie Festival on SABC 3

Tamil and Hindi films will be alternated throughout the season, with each film having subtitles in English.
Instant Family review – Here comes trouble

Instant Family review – Here comes trouble

Unconditional love and embracing family are topics that drive this family escapade, but it becomes too messy and unfocused.
Colette review – A visual delight

Colette review – A visual delight

The movie boasts lush décor, opulent gardens, sumptuous costumes and fanciful recreations of turn-of-the-century Paris.
Spider-Man is back on screen, but this time he’s black and Latino

Spider-Man is back on screen, but this time he’s black and Latino

The idea for a Spider-Man of colour first took hold in 2008, when Barack Obama was elected US president.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Elegant and hilarious mishmash of Old West brutality

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Elegant and hilarious mishmash of Old West brutality

It’s all about the quirky act of dying as the Coen brothers’ Netflix original western shoots its way to the top of viewer ratings.
Bohemian Rhapsody review – This won’t rock you

Bohemian Rhapsody review – This won’t rock you

This recreation, with many historical discrepancies about the band and Mercury, makes you question its artistic merit.
Creed II review – Knockout punch for fans

Creed II review – Knockout punch for fans

The narrative at times dips into the melodramatic, but as fight movies go, it’s enjoyable nevertheless.
Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen

Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen

Set in India, ‘La Bayadere’ is filled with deep love, passionate hatred and murderous intrigue.
Frank and Fearless review – Oh shucks, it falls flat

Frank and Fearless review – Oh shucks, it falls flat

There are a few highlights – and believe it or not Khanyi Mbau has a somewhat scene-stealing role.
Hunter Killer review – Pure nail-biting, mindless action

Hunter Killer review – Pure nail-biting, mindless action

In spite of its predictability at times, the film still proves to be a better-than-expected action romp.
WATCH: The first trailer for The Lion King (2019) is here!

WATCH: The first trailer for The Lion King (2019) is here!

The first trailer for the new live-action style remake of the Lion King has dropped.
Vuil Wasgoed review – A bucketful of laughter

Vuil Wasgoed review – A bucketful of laughter

This is a solid addition to the beefed-up local film library on Showmax.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – A beast without a roar

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – A beast without a roar

There are twists, turns and dragon rides – which are all impressive – but in terms of the story, this one is cold.
‘High Fantasy’ uses body swapping to explore the legacy of apartheid

‘High Fantasy’ uses body swapping to explore the legacy of apartheid

The film should be seen by those who are living the reality of being displaced, landless and oppressed by apartheid.
Remembering Stan Lee: tributes to the late Marvel legend

Remembering Stan Lee: tributes to the late Marvel legend

The comic book writer, editor and publisher has been remembered as a ‘creative genius’ and ‘real-life superhero’ who has left ‘an extraordinary legacy’.
WATCH: ‘Mowgli’ trailer is a darker version of ‘The Jungle Book’

WATCH: ‘Mowgli’ trailer is a darker version of ‘The Jungle Book’

The movie appears to be closer to the original book, promising a darker tale than the 2016 Disney adaptation, which stayed closer to the 1967 animation.
Joburg Film Festival kicks off

Joburg Film Festival kicks off

The festival will be screening over 40 curated releases showcasing the best in African and international cinema, from over 16 countries, at various venues around Johannesburg.

In defence of Venom

Venom has been kicked up and down the streets by critics since its release. Does it deserve all the derision it’s getting? I would say no.
Overlord review – Painting with broad bloody strokes

Overlord review – Painting with broad bloody strokes

This gory schlock horror will likely never be a classic but but fans of this sort of spectacle know who they are and are likely to be satiated.
‘Breaking Bad’ movie will be a sequel to series’ finale – report

‘Breaking Bad’ movie will be a sequel to series’ finale – report

Aaron Paul will reportedly star in the new movie that will focus on what happened to Jesse Pinkman.
Breaking Bad movie is in the works

Breaking Bad movie is in the works

Series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a feature length two-hour film.

 

 

 

 

 

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