#OnTheBigScreen: Tom and Jerry and Coming 2 America
#OnTheBigScreen: Tom and Jerry and Coming 2 America

This week's box office entries see our favourite duelling duo Tom and Jerry head to the big screen, while Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall return as Prince Akeem and Semmi in Coming 2 America.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Critical Thinking and The Little Things
#OnTheBigScreen: Critical Thinking and The Little Things

Films entering the South African box office, this weekend, include the biographical drama, Critical Thinking, and The Little Things, which boasts an all-star cast with Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, who has received Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for his performance.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Feb 2021

#BehindTheMask: Chioma Umeala, up-and-coming actress, filmmaker and producer
#BehindTheMask: Chioma Umeala, up-and-coming actress, filmmaker and producer

This week I catch up with Chioma Umeala, known as Ayo on BET Africa's Isono...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Feb 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Songbird, Adopt A Daddy
#OnTheBigScreen: Songbird, Adopt A Daddy

Films entering the South African box office, this week, include Songbird and Adopt A Daddy.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Feb 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Music, I Am Woman and Cranston Academy: Monster Zone
#OnTheBigScreen: Music, I Am Woman and Cranston Academy: Monster Zone

Music, I Am Woman and Cranston Academy: Monster Zone and a preview of Songbird open at local cinemas this weekend.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Feb 2021

Songbird - A terrifying odyssey into Covid-23, a hypothetical look into our future
Songbird - A terrifying odyssey into Covid-23, a hypothetical look into our future

Songbird, the first feature film to be made during Covid-19 in Los Angeles, and about the pandemic itself, is a terrifying, hypothetical look into our future, depicting increasing isolation, militarised enforcement, fear and loss. It also champions values like love, courage, bravery and compassion. Its ultimate message is one of human redemption and hope.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Feb 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Marksman and Met Opera streamings
#OnTheBigScreen: The Marksman and Met Opera streamings

One film enters the South African box office, this week: Liam Neeson plays a former marine who tries to protect a boy on the run from members of a vicious cartel in The Marksman...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Jan 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Promising Young Woman and Met Opera livestreams
#OnTheBigScreen: Promising Young Woman and Met Opera livestreams

Only one film enters the South African box office this week: arresting, blackly comedic quasi-thriller for the #MeToo age, Promising Young Woman. And if you're opting to stay home, this weekend, there are more livestreams from the Met Opera in New York...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Innovation and collaboration will shape a more sustainable future for musicians
#BizTrends2021: Innovation and collaboration will shape a more sustainable future for musicians

While Covid-19 has had a significant impact on many industries, musicians were one of the first casualties, as live performances - which represent the biggest and most sustainable income generator for many musicians - came to a complete halt...

By Lindani Ntsibande 6 Jan 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Pinocchio, Dreamland, Soul and The Personal History of David Copperfield
#OnTheBigScreen: Pinocchio, Dreamland, Soul and The Personal History of David Copperfield

This week's film releases includes a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio; Dreamland; a new Pixar computer-animated fantasy adventure comedy Soul; and The Personal History of David Copperfield...

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Dec 2020

Top films and series of 2020
Top films and series of 2020

2020 earmarked the year that saw the collapse of cinemas internationally, the rise of a digital age where films were streamed virtually, and the rebirth of independent filmmaking. It also marked the year of some great films. Here are noteworthy films, streamings and series of 2020...

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Dec 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: The Elfkins, The Nest and Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
#OnTheBigScreen: The Elfkins, The Nest and Love, Weddings & Other Disasters

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include The Elfkins - Baking A Difference; The Nest; and Love, Weddings & Other Disasters...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Dec 2020

#OntheBigScreen: Wonder Woman 1984, Bigfoot Family, Koos Roets Film Fest
#OntheBigScreen: Wonder Woman 1984, Bigfoot Family, Koos Roets Film Fest

The Koos Roets Film Festival and Wonder Woman 1984 and Bigfoot Family open at SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Dec 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 is ambitious, emotional and uncynical
Wonder Woman 1984 is ambitious, emotional and uncynical

The prospect of a sequel is always daunting and given its success and acclaim 2017's Wonder Woman is an incredibly tough act to follow. Wonder Woman 1984 is markedly different to its predecessor but undoubtedly delivers an engrossing film with a powerful message...

By Natalie Le Clue 17 Dec 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Monster Hunter and Dinner With Friends
#OnTheBigScreen: Monster Hunter and Dinner With Friends

Films entering the South African box office, this week, include Monster Hunter and Dinner With Friends...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Dec 2020

#Newsmaker: Motheo Matsau, Ster-Kinekor Theatres' acting CEO
#Newsmaker: Motheo Matsau, Ster-Kinekor Theatres' acting CEO

Motheo Matsau, who was appointed as deputy CEO in September 2019 recently took over the reigns from Ryan Williams, who had been CEO since January 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Dec 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Fatman and The Croods: A New Age
#OnTheBigScreen: Fatman and The Croods: A New Age

Films entering the South African box office, this week, include Fatman and The Croods: A New Age...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Dec 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu
#OnTheBigScreen: Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu

Film releases this week include Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Nov 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Run and Six Minutes To Midnight
#OnTheBigScreen: Run and Six Minutes To Midnight

This week's movies include the suspense thriller Run and the period thriller Six Minutes To Midnight...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Nov 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: Toorbos, Freaky, Honest Thief and Mrs Lowry & Son
#OnTheBigScreen: Toorbos, Freaky, Honest Thief and Mrs Lowry & Son

The latest SA film screenings include; Toorbos, Freaky, Honest Thief and Mrs Lowry & Son...

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Nov 2020

The magic of 'Toorbos' - Q&A with writer-director René van Rooyen
The magic of 'Toorbos' - Q&A with writer-director René van Rooyen

After a six-year journey from page to screen, René van Rooyen's insightful adaptation of Dalene Matthee's novel Toorbos delivers an inspirational journey of the heart that showcases the best of South African filmmaking...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Nov 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'The Witches', 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' and 'Dreambuilders'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'The Witches', 'The Secret: Dare to Dream' and 'Dreambuilders'

The Witches, The Secret: Dare to Dream and Dreambuilders open in South African cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Nov 2020

Henk Pretorius chats new horror film 'The Unfamiliar' and filmaking during Covid-19
Henk Pretorius chats new horror film 'The Unfamiliar' and filmaking during Covid-19

2020 horror film, The Unfamiliar is now available for streaming in South Africa. Daniel Dercksen chats to director Henk Pretorius for the behind the scenes scoop as well as his thoughts on the affect of Covid-19 on the film industry...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Nov 2020

#OneTheBigScreen: 'Flatland', 'Summerland', 'Antebellum', 'War with Grandpa', 'Peninsula'
#OneTheBigScreen: 'Flatland', 'Summerland', 'Antebellum', 'War with Grandpa', 'Peninsula'

Flatland, Summerland, Antebellum, War with Grandp and Peninsula open in SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Oct 2020

Derick Muller on his sci-fi found footage film, Wesens
Derick Muller on his sci-fi found footage film, Wesens

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Wesens director Derick Muller about his interested in found footage film, going from script to screen and his cinematic heroes...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Oct 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Wesens', 'Greenland' and 'Dragon Rider'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Wesens', 'Greenland' and 'Dragon Rider'

Three films enter the South African box office, this week: the Afrikaans found-footage film, Wesens; the American thriller Greenland; and the German animated fantasy film Dragon Rider...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Oct 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Magic Arch'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Magic Arch'

Fans of animation films can enjoy the 'funtastic' Russian animation film Magic Arch...

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Oct 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'The Secret Garden' and 'Doorman'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'The Secret Garden' and 'Doorman'

Another two films enter the South African box office, this week: another take on The Secret Garden and female-driven action film, Doorman...

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Oct 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Four Kids and It' and 'Made in Italy'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Four Kids and It' and 'Made in Italy'

Two films are entering the South African box office this week: the family fantasy film Four Kids and It and the romantic comedy Made in Italy...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Oct 2020

#OnTheBigScreen: 'The High Note' and 'Scoob!'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'The High Note' and 'Scoob!'

The High Note and Scoob! open in SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Sep 2020

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