The Dictator – review

Peter Bradshaw, in his review of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie The Dictator, says that Cohen’s central  character is ‘set to make Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau a model of subtlety and sensitivity’ and that the movie features ‘ moments of  gasp-inducing offensiveness’. ‘It is relentlessly immature and I was often reminded of the cheerfully reprehensible Kentucky Fried…

‘Avengers’ Passing $800 Million Worldwide, Could Hit $1 Billion By Sunday

Disney and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers is on course to hit $1 billion in global grosses by Sunday or early next week. If it reaches the milestone on Sunday — its 19th day in release — it will be on par with with Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in terms of record-breaking speed.

Entries for Jozi Film Festival now open

Entries for the Jozi Film Festival (JFF) 2013 are now open. The JFF is a new annual film festival that will showcase the latest films made by Jozi and Gauteng filmmakers and/or films made in Johannesburg or Gauteng. The festival’s mission is to create a platform for Jozi’s growing film community to screen their films,…

The Avengers powers to US box office record

Hollywood’s latest adaptation from the world of comics, The Avengers, has smashed the box office record for the biggest US opening weekend by a margin befitting a film trading heavily on cacophonous superhero-style walloping. The $200.3m (£124m) debut is by far the biggest American opening to date, shooting past the $169.2m record for the debut…

How 2 Steal 2 Million Named Africa’s Best Film

South African Charlie Vundla scooped Best Director and his debut, film noir thriller How 2 Steal 2 Million,was named Best Film at the eighth Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), held on 22 April 2012, at The Expo Centre, Eko Hotel & Suite in Lagos, Nigeria. South African actress Terry Pheto was named Best Supporting Actress for…

The Avengers: Film Review

Director Joss Whedon pulls off a stunning feat in bringing balance to this superhuman circus, engineered to charm the geek core and non-fans alike. The All-Star Game of modern superhero extravaganzas, The Avengers is humongous, the film Marvel and its legions of fans have been waiting for. It’s hard to imagine that anyone with an appetite…