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Daniel Dercksen

Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

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As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and a published playwright, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012 on Biz Community.com.
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Co- directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in 3D in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Aug 2014 11:23

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Thrilling Rover
Thrilling Rover

If there's one ending that will hit you like a ton of bricks, it's that of the first-rate Australian thriller The Rover. This is storytelling at its best, taking you on a disturbing journey into the Australian Outback, 10 years after a great Western economic collapse, and delivering an ending that poignantly reflects on the human condition today and is as relevant and universal as ever.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Aug 2014 11:52

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The-Hundred-Foot Journey
The-Hundred-Foot Journey

Lasse Hallström's The-Hundred-Foot Journey is a deliciously sumptuous feast for the senses. In the film, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Aug 2014 10:12

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An intimate and soulful journey
An intimate and soulful journey

The miraculous Oscar and the Pink Lady is an intimate and delicate conversation between God and a terminally ill 10-year old boy, with Sandra Prinsloo delivering a performance that crowns her glory as one of the greatest actresses in South Africa.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Aug 2014 12:00

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Delightful and sexually charged Venus in Fur
Delightful and sexually charged Venus in Fur

Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur turns the stage into a delightful and sexually charged war zone where the battle of the sexes ensues playfully between a dominating actress and a puppy dog director.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Aug 2014 12:06

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Jersey Boys - too good to be true
Jersey Boys - too good to be true

There are two words that will change your life: Jersey Boys! The multi-award-winning stage show you'll never forget, and now a film you will always remember.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Aug 2014 12:21

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There are dragons in the sky
There are dragons in the sky

Your mind will explode and your imagination will soar farther than you ever dreamed with the sensational How to Train Your Dragon2 from DreamWorks Animation, the studio that brought you Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and The Croods. It's the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award-nominated How to Train Your Dragon, based on the children's book series by Cressida Cowell.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jun 2014 11:39

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars

If there's one film that is guaranteed to steal your heart and then break it, it's the passionate The Fault in Our Stars, which tells the unforgettable poignant love story of two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Jun 2014 11:44

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Marvelous Maleficent
Marvelous Maleficent

Maleficent is here in all its spectacular awesomeness with Angelina Jolie at her wicked best.This year marks the 55th anniversary of the character who put a spell on young Sleeping Beauty in the animated feature released by Disney in 1959.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Jun 2014 10:46

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The terrifying Quiet Ones
The terrifying Quiet Ones

The Quiet Ones Might sound meek and mild, but beware - it is one of the most terrifying films of the year and will shock you to the core. It's all and more that any full-blooded horror fan can expect from the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Jun 2014 11:38

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A Million (wacky) Ways To Die In The West
A Million (wacky) Ways To Die In The West

Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane sizzle in A Million Ways To Die In The West, a totally wacky and hilarious satirical farce with romance at its core, which offers more than a million ways to chuckle.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 May 2014 11:47

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The Railway Man
The Railway Man

The latest adaptation of The Railway Man is another true story and will enthrall cinema audiences and open a window into the past that has shaped our future.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 May 2014 13:02

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Mind-bending Transcendence
Mind-bending Transcendence

Get ready for a mind-bending Transcendence, with Johnny Depp as a godly scientist and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 May 2014 13:29

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Under alien skin
Under alien skin

Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, Under The Skin is a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 May 2014 11:05

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X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men explodes on the big screen this weekend. The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 May 2014 11:36

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Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars

It was pulp sci-fi author Sydney J Bounds's short story, The Animators, which provided the basis for what would become The Last Days on Mars. First published in 1975 in the anthology Tales of Terror from Outer Space - the story of a group of astronauts exploring the Martian surface fascinated screenwriter Clive Dawson, who brought the project to producer Michael Kuhn at Qwerty Films.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 May 2014 10:42

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Pure Filth
Pure Filth

Filmmaker Jon S Baird felt a very personal connection to the world of Filth from the moment he picked up the book. Irvine Welsh's much-loved novel recounts the story of not only one of the most iconic, foul-mouthed, irate and downright hilarious policemen in modern fiction, but also one of the most tragic.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 May 2014 10:00

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Monster reborn in Godzilla
Monster reborn in Godzilla

On the big screen this weekend the world's most revered monster is reborn and unleashed in Godzilla. In 1954, Japan's Toho Co. Ltd released Ishiro Honda's ground-breaking monster movie Godzilla in a country still reeling from the devastation of World War II.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 May 2014 09:44

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Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor

If there's one film and story you will never forget it's Lone Survivor, the shocking real-life tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralise a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 May 2014 10:20

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Cock and Bull Story in Cape Town
Cock and Bull Story in Cape Town

The battle is on at the Alexander Upstairs in Cape Town from 12 to 17 May with Cock and Bull Story, in which two men who are forced to confront their masculinity, sexuality, and violent actions in the confines of a locker room in Richard Zajdlic and Richard Crowe's knockout hit play.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Apr 2014 10:12

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