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  • Movie Review: Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
    20 Jan 2020 16:50 (1 replies)

    This movie proves that pandering to fan boys is killing popular culture, film and TV. Here's why...

  • The best and worst of 2019 and a preview of 2020
    27 Dec 2019 12:15 (10 replies)

    My take on the best and worst TV shows and films of 2019 and a look at the new decade's offering.

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 9
    17 Dec 2019 12:32 (0 replies)

    The best written show of 2019 comes to an end - and what an end. Damon Lindelof makes up for Lost's lost ending.

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 8
    12 Dec 2019 10:58 (0 replies)

    Episode 8 was reveal heaven as far as the Watchmen series goes,with answers to most of the questions.

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 7
    5 Dec 2019 10:12 (0 replies)

    The heat is on. Watchmen gives us major answers with only two episodes to go.

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 6
    26 Nov 2019 12:00 (0 replies)

    Watchmen continues to be one of the best written TV shows. If you're not watching, you're truly missing out.

  • Season Review: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2
    22 Nov 2019 09:00 (0 replies)

    One of my cousins once said "some movies/shows should not be shown outside the US". This is one of those shows. Here's why...

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 5
    19 Nov 2019 13:40 (0 replies)

    Episode 5 of 9 of Watchmen is such a high point that it's the best written TV episode I've seen this year. Let's dig in...

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 4
    18 Nov 2019 11:20 (0 replies)

    Dorothy finally arrives in Oz as the truth about Lady Trieu (and Veidt's harrowing clones) is revealed.

  • Review: Terminator: Dark Fate
    13 Nov 2019 10:10 (0 replies)

    James Cameron has created a name for himself as the king of blockbusters... could his touch save the floundering Terminator franchise?

  • Series Review: Watchmen Episode 3
    14 Nov 2019 15:30 (0 replies)

    Big revelations this episode as Laurie Blake takes on vigilantes to a backdrop of a blue dildo. A recap of eps 3...

  • Series Review: Watchmen - Episode 2
    13 Nov 2019 13:00 (0 replies)

    The plot, themes and conspiracies literally thicken in eps 2... if you're not watching, you're missing out.

  • Series Review: Watchmen
    12 Nov 2019 10:30 (0 replies)

    The sequel that no-one asked for... does HBO's Watchmen deliver? Check out this review to find out.

  • Series Review: The Boys
    19 Aug 2019 11:00 (0 replies)

    Amazon Prime dishes its own brand of "adult based" comic book series to rival Netflix's Umbrella Academy and HBO's Watchmen series. Is it any good? The answer.

  • Series Review: Dear White People S3
    13 Aug 2019 14:01 (0 replies)

    Justin Simien's young ensemble is back for another great season ...and in the great tradition of the show thus far, there are still no holy cows.

  • Movie Review: Disney's The Lion King
    31 Jul 2019 08:00 (0 replies)

    Does the new Lion King live up to the 90s classic? Dig in to see if it's worth your hard-earned cash...

  • Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home
    12 Jul 2019 11:00 (0 replies)

    So the last Phase 3 movie of the MCU is finally here. Is it any good? The answer...

  • Series Review: Good Omens
    28 Jun 2019 09:40 (0 replies)

    The masters of modern day fantasy have their beloved book adapted into a series called Good Omens for Amazon Prime. Let's dig in...

  • Series Review: When They See Us
    13 Jun 2019 15:41 (13 replies)

    The first really big TV contender for the Emmys is in. Oprah, De Niro and Ava DuVernay team-up to topple Game of Thrones.

  • Review: Avengers: Endgame
    2 May 2019 17:03 (2 replies)

    Avengers: Endgame... Marvel's 22nd film is finally here. Is it all hype and no substance? You'll find the answer here.

  • Review: Hellboy
    18 Apr 2019 10:00 (0 replies)

    Is the 2019 Hellboy reboot worth your money? Mmhhhh...check out the review.

  • Review: Shazam!
    17 Apr 2019 08:52 (0 replies)

    Better late than never ...DC's latest Shazam! review...

  • Review: Us
    25 Mar 2019 14:45 (0 replies)

    Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out... is it another classic or a case of hype that don't match up? Tap here for the answer.

  • Review: Sew the Winter to My Skin
    15 Feb 2019 07:00 (0 replies)

    The other great Western movie of 2018 finally gets nationwide release.

  • Review: Matwetwe
    28 Jan 2019 12:16 (2 replies)

    What you get when you mix the movie Friday with a little of Do the Right Thing and add Se’Piitori lingo to a massive untapped pool of talented actors...

  • Review: Glass
    22 Jan 2019 10:48 (0 replies)

    If you loved 2000's Unbreakable, you going to love Glass... but if you watch this after only watching Split, you may have issues with the ending. Let's dig in...

  • 2018 Recap and 2019 Preview
    7 Jan 2019 10:43 (0 replies)

    Here's the definitive guide to the best of the best coming to our TV and movie screens in 2019 and the best that we experienced in 2018.

  • Review: Aquaman
    19 Dec 2018 11:14 (0 replies)

    Aquaman finally gets his first ever solo movie... does it sink or swim? (he he he)... Check out this review for more.

  • Review: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
    10 Dec 2018 11:49 (0 replies)

    Spider-Man:Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best Spider-Man movies since Spider-Man 2 ….yeah, I've said it.

  • Review: Venom
    15 Oct 2018 11:18 (4 replies)

    The critics hate it and audiences love it so where do I stand? Let's dig in...

  • Review: Side Dish - Episode 4
    10 Sep 2018 09:00 (2 replies)

    The series started on high note for me but ended on a not-so-high note. A review of what went wrong...

  • Review: BlacKkKlansman
    9 Sep 2018 20:46 (0 replies)

    Does Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman live up to the hype? Well dig in and find out...

  • Review: Side Dish - Episode 3
    4 Sep 2018 11:11 (1 replies)

    Our lovely snakes felt the noose tighten on Sunday as the series builds up to the finale next week.

  • Review: Side Dish - Episode 2
    27 Aug 2018 21:42 (0 replies)

    The girls are back 18 months later and the knives are coming out. Let's dig in...

  • Review: Side Dish Episode 1
    20 Aug 2018 08:00 (0 replies)

    Last week we said goodbye to Emoyeni and now SABC 1 is back with a different kettle of fish in Side Dish. Is it any good? The answer...

  • Review: Emoyeni Episode 3 - Intombi Yangale
    6 Aug 2018 15:18 (0 replies)

    Intombi Yangale is the darkest episode of the series thus far and you know we love it dark and murky... let's dig in...

  • Review: Mission: Impossible - Fallout
    2 Aug 2018 13:02 (0 replies)

    The 6th edition in the 22 years of the Mission: Impossible franchise lands. Does it work? Was the beard worth it? Let's dig in...

  • Review: Emoyeni Episode 1 - Tshenolo
    23 Jul 2018 11:51 (1 replies)

    SABC 1 kicked off its new mini-series on Sunday night, written and produced by ladies. How does Eps 1 stack up? Let's dig in...

  • Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp
    11 Jul 2018 12:22 (5 replies)

    Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are back as Ant-Man and the Wasp but does it matter? Let's dig in...

  • Review: Deadpool 2
    16 May 2018 10:48 (0 replies)

    From the studio that killed Wolverine...from one of the directors that killed John Wick’s dog...we have the sequel that most believe can top the insane first instalment that was De...

  • Review: Avengers: Infinity War
    2 May 2018 11:47 (0 replies)

    Does it live up to its hype? I give it 2.5 stars out of 5. Here's why...

  • Review: Five Fingers For Marseilles
    11 Apr 2018 16:15 (0 replies)

    One of the best South African films out at the moment. Go see this.

  • Review: Catching Feelings
    12 Mar 2018 16:12 (0 replies)

    So are we Catching Feelings with Pearl Thusi and Kagiso Lediga or are we curving Kagiso’s latest romantic comedy?

  • Review: Inxeba (The Wound)
    6 Mar 2018 10:10 (2 replies)

    My review is a bit late but here are my thoughts on the movie, the controversy and everything else.

  • Review: Black Panther
    16 Feb 2018 09:22 (2 replies)

    Waaaaakaaaaaanda Forever, it's finally here. Does it live up to the hype?...well, read on...

  • 2017 Recap and 2018 Preview
    31 Dec 2017 11:48 (0 replies)

    It’s that time of the year when we look back at the best and worst of 2017's TV and movies and what to look forward to in 2018.

  • Review: Justice League
    18 Nov 2017 10:16 (0 replies)

    The team up that DC fans have been waiting for finally happens; does it eclipse Batman v Superman? Is the critic hate reasonable? Let's dig in.

  • Review: Thor: Ragnarok
    30 Oct 2017 17:08 (0 replies)

    From the mythical first movie to the damp squib of a second movie, does the 3rd one outshine all the rest? The answer.

  • Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
    23 Oct 2017 16:30 (0 replies)

    On paper this should be a solid, fun, lighthearted and entertaining action movie but...

  • Review: Blade Runner 2049
    10 Oct 2017 09:04 (0 replies)

    A new man takes up the title of Blade Runner but does the film pull it off? The answer...

  • Review: Dunkirk
    4 Aug 2017 22:07 (0 replies)

    They say every great filmmaker has a great war movie. Is Dunkirk Christopher Nolan's Saving Private Ryan or his American Sniper?

  • Review: War for Planet of the Apes
    17 Jul 2017 09:34 (0 replies)

    Does this latest instalment survive the middle movie/trilogy curse? Find out here.

  • Review: Spider-man: Homecoming
    8 Jul 2017 16:02 (1 replies)

    Your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman is back with a new franchise and feel - but is it a winner?

  • Review: Wonder Woman
    30 May 2017 07:00 (2 replies)

    DC is back with a vengeance.

  • Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    27 Apr 2017 14:07 (2 replies)

    Instead of innovating, director James Gunn tries to repolish what worked in the first movie.

  • Review: Ghost in the Shell
    18 Apr 2017 10:41 (0 replies)

    So is ScarJo's take on the classic manga/anime worth ignoring the whitewashing controversy?

  • Review: Get Out
    22 Mar 2017 12:08 (0 replies)

    Get Out is the first really great movie of 2017. *****

  • Review: John Wick Chapter 2
    17 Mar 2017 08:00 (2 replies)

    Can John Wick Chapter 2 match or exceed the first one? Does another dog die brutally again? Check out the review to find out.

  • Review: Kong: Skull Island
    15 Mar 2017 10:32 (0 replies)

    Is this remake / set-up of a new MonsterVerse worth your cash? Read to find out.

  • Oscar Best Picture Review: Moonlight
    2 Mar 2017 18:22 (2 replies)

    Who would have dunk... a film about the LGBTI/Q community...a film about a black male ... a film with a budget of $1.5 million dollars beat out La La Land to best picture...

  • Oscar Best Picture Review: La La Land
    21 Feb 2017 16:55 (2 replies)

    With a record matching 14 nominations, is La La Land the inevitable winner for Best Picture?

  • Oscar Best Picture Review: Manchester by the Sea
    14 Feb 2017 11:40 (2 replies)

    We continue our Oscar Best Picture reviews and give reasons why this film might win.

  • Oscar Best Picture Review: Hidden Figures
    8 Feb 2017 13:58 (0 replies)

    We continue our Oscar special reviews of the Best Picture nominees and I give my 5 cents on why the film may or may not win.

  • Oscar Best Picture Review: The Arrival
    31 Jan 2017 12:36 (4 replies)

    In the upcoming weeks I'll be reviewing the movies up for Best Picture with my opinion on who should win. First up: The Arrival.

  • Review 2016 and Preview 2017 TV & Film
    13 Jan 2017 11:20 (4 replies)

    Take a look back at the year that was; what was great on our screens and what was meh. We also preview what to look forward to in 2017.

  • Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    15 Dec 2016 10:36 (0 replies)

    Gareth Edwards delivers the first stand alone Star Wars spin-off and he's raised the bar.

  • Review: Sausage Party
    13 Sep 2016 12:21 (0 replies)

    If the pun in the title doesn't tell you what you're in store for, then this movie ain't meant for you.

  • Review: Star Trek Beyond
    1 Sep 2016 13:20 (0 replies)

    Justin Lin, famous for directing the Fast and Furious movies, delivers heart, action and some old school Star Trek magic in Star Trek Beyond.

  • Review: Wonder Boy for President
    16 Aug 2016 11:52 (0 replies)

    Kagiso Lediga shines in this timely political satire.

  • Review: Suicide Squad
    8 Aug 2016 13:47 (3 replies)

    The long awaited movie finally drops. Is the hype legitimate? Did Leto match or eclipse Heath Ledger? Let's dig in...

  • Review: The Nice Guys
    17 Jun 2016 16:38 (0 replies)

    Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) is back with the unofficial prequel to Kiss Kiss and it's Fun with a capital F.

  • Review: Mrs Right Guy
    6 Jun 2016 11:57 (2 replies)

    SA's romantic comedy keeps going from strength to strength with Adze Ugah's Mrs Right Guy starring the very talented Dineo Moeketsi - who would have dunk!?

  • Review: X-Men Apocalypse
    20 May 2016 16:48 (4 replies)

    After the success of X-Men: Days of Future Past, has Bryan Singer scored another classic with X-Men: Apocalypse? The answer...

  • Review: The Jungle Book
    18 Apr 2016 13:52 (5 replies)

    Disney takes one of its classic 2D animated features and turns it into a live action feature, but does it still have the same magic?

  • Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    30 Mar 2016 12:24 (2 replies)

    The gladiator match of the century is here: the Bat of Gotham vs The last son of Krypton. Is it just another a CGI skiet, skop ‘n donner or is there more?

  • Review: Kalushi
    14 Mar 2016 14:44 (1 replies)

    The story of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu finally makes it to the big screen after nine years in development and it's a must-see.

  • Review: Anomalisa
    9 Mar 2016 11:40 (2 replies)

    Charlie Kaufman, the man behind the weird and wonderful Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is back to his winning ways.

  • Review: Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word
    29 Feb 2016 15:39 (4 replies)

    The year of the rom-com/chick flick continues in SA with Thabang Moleya's debut but will you get any happiness from it? Find out here.

  • Review: Deadpool
    15 Feb 2016 15:28 (4 replies)

    The Merc' with a Mouth gets his solo debut and oh my he's learned a lot of what NOT to do from the Wolverine movies.

  • Review: The Hateful Eight
    1 Feb 2016 15:38 (2 replies)

    Tarantino goes to his Reservoir Dogs roots for his 8th career film. Does it deliver? Our Oscar-nominee reviews continue...

  • Review: The Big Short
    25 Jan 2016 00:00 (0 replies)

    Ignorance is very expensive... this is a definite must see for all of us, especially in these harsh financial times. Our second of the Oscar nominees reviews.

  • Review: Bridge of Spies
    18 Jan 2016 15:44 (0 replies)

    The first of our Oscar nominated Best Picture reviews... starting with the 4th team-up of Spielberg and Tom Hanks in this true life spy drama with heart.

  • The best and worst of 2015 and Preview of 2016
    12 Jan 2016 09:59 (18 replies)

    We take a look back at the year 2015 on the big screen, small screen and online. We also look at what to be excited about in 2016.

  • Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    16 Dec 2015 23:27 (0 replies)

    The saga continues but does it live up to the huge hype? The answer.

  • Review: Grandma
    9 Dec 2015 09:14 (0 replies)

    American indie circuit brings another classic family drama on par with Little Miss Sunshine.

  • Review: Spectre
    2 Dec 2015 08:45 (2 replies)

    Spectre is like a 3rd film in a trilogy, tying up Daniel Craig's era as Bond. Is this his final farewell as Bond? Is it a great goodbye? Well, read for yourself...

  • Review: Dis ek, Anna
    27 Oct 2015 10:20 (0 replies)

    One of the best South African dramas to come out in 2015 - a definite must-see.

  • Another reason why DStv sucks: Flash 2 and Arrow 4 delayed
    19 Oct 2015 17:29 (10 replies)

    This is why TV will eventually go the way of the dodo. DStv delays broadcast of Season 2 of Flash and Season 4 of Arrow to January 2016.

  • Review: The Jakes Are Missing
    16 Oct 2015 11:35 (3 replies)

    Another SA rom-com but is it any good? Find out right here.

  • Review: Straight Outta Compton
    6 Oct 2015 09:58 (0 replies)

    Ice Cube and Dr. Dre's love letter to their youth and friend Easy-E. A beautiful film that doesn't feel like a music video.

  • Review: Ayanda
    1 Oct 2015 09:55 (0 replies)

    Terry Pheto's first feature comes out on Friday, but is it any good? Well read for yourself.

  • Review: Necktie Youth
    29 Sep 2015 20:04 (0 replies)

    Sex, drugs, suicides and how the 1% lives in Johannesburg.

  • Review: That Sugar Film
    23 Sep 2015 09:08 (4 replies)

    An eye opener for all of us who fall for the lie that juice is healthy. A movie everyone needs to see about the dangers of processed sugar.

  • Review: Tell Me Sweet Something
    15 Sep 2015 10:29 (3 replies)

    Does SA's latest rom-com score big? Well... what you waiting for? Hit the jump and read for yourself.

  • Review: Impunity
    30 Aug 2015 17:53 (2 replies)

    You know, you meet a movie, you want to like it, the plot is intriguing, you like the director but something is missing... welcome to Impunity.

  • Review: Mission Impossible Rogue Nations
    21 Aug 2015 09:39 (9 replies)

    Mission Impossible proves that it's still firing on all cylinders, 5 movies down.

  • Review: Fantastic Four
    16 Aug 2015 16:48 (0 replies)

    Is the much maligned movie as bad critics say or is it a diamond in a rough?

  • Review: Ant-Man
    14 Aug 2015 16:23 (0 replies)

    Marvel sticks to its tried and tested formula for this superhero origin cum heist flick.

  • Review: Inside Out
    13 Jul 2015 15:02 (0 replies)

    Pixar Studios does it again by pitching a film that scores a home run with both kids and adults alike.

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