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Kingsman: The Secret Service, adapted from the comic series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons and directed by Matthew Vaughn, is a testament to how spectacularly a movie can perform when it pushes the boundaries of its genre using parody and satire as its tools.
Kingsman follows the story of “Eggsy” Unwin (played by Taron Egerton), the son of a fallen comrade of the Secret Service, who is selected by Harry Hart, code named Galahad, a long time agent of the Kingsman (played by Colin Firth) to train and compete for the position of a Kingsman. This takes place at the same time that the audience is introduced to the villain of the movie, the billionaire Valentine (played by Samuel L. Jackson with a lisp) who tries to solve the problems of the world with money, using any means necessary to achieve his goals.
Bouwer Bosch is ‘n bekende gesig in die musiekbedryf en hou deesdae ook sy lyf akteur. Met ‘n komiese rol in die film Klein Karoo en verskynings in verskeie musikante se musiekvideo’s is sy aanhangers beslis opgewonde oor sy rol in die nuwe Afrikaanse film, Mooirivier, wat verskeie karakters se storielyne volg. Tog loop die verskillende karakters se stories uit op dieselfde boodskap: “Liefde wen, altyd.”
Bosch het met Perdeby gesels oor sy betrokkenheid by die film.
The last few weeks have been busy for the movie industry.50 Shades of Grey filled cinemas around South Africa to capacity on its launch date and brought issues of domestic abuse to the forefront of public attention for a short while. Similarly,American Sniper appeared on the scene amidst a hailstorm of criticism about American propaganda within the motion picture industry. With all the attention that these movies gained it has been easy to forget that an old childhood favourite has also arrived and bears no criticism for its relevance to broader issues of society. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water seeks to do nothing but entertain, and it does just that.
TIAAN VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Director John R. Leonetti’s latest horror offering Annabelle disappointed many viewers who watched it solely because of its affiliation to horror hit The Conjuring.
Set in 1967, the plot revolves around new parents John and Mia Form who, after a break-in and suicide by a satanic cult end up in the possession of a demonic doll. The film starts with the same opening scene from The Conjuring, where two young women and a young man are telling ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren about their experiences with a doll called Annabelle.
Annabelle is a spinoff of The Conjuring, a 2013 film that was hailed as one of the scariest movies to date, scoring an incredible 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. The same cannot be said for its prequel however. Although Annabelle made an astronomical amount of money at the box office, becoming the biggest earning horror film of 2014, it received torrential reviews across the board, and looking at the storyline, it’s not hard to see why.