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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: Paul Tibbitt

Kyle Oberholzer 

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.

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Bouwer Bosch blink uit in nuwe fliek

ELMARIE KRUGER

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.

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Our Idiot Brother: crocs, crops and cops

Our Idiot Brother is a light-hearted comedy that goes a long way to avoid the clichéd gags that most contemporary comedies make their primary focus.

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Movie review: Annabelle, John R. Leonetti

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.

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