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Jul 2017

News,

Small is the new big in entertainment

Small is the new big when it comes to movies and TV: the hot new trends are for shorter series, bite-sized video clips and everything viewed on smaller screens.

Times have changed in the world of entertainment, and the days of made-for-TV movies being the low- budget ‘poor cousin’ of big screen blockbusters are over.

Entertainment,

Origin Story

Superhero origin stories, sequels, crossovers, reboots, spin-offs and stand-offs… it’s official, the world has been whipped into a superhero frenzy. Or, maybe it’s just the Man of Steel trying to get the earth to rotate in the opposite direction to turn back time like he did in Superman (1978)?

News,

Make Mandela week a ‘change the world’ film fest

While Nelson Mandela Day is officially the late great leader’s birthday – 18 July – the event has become so popular that it’s expanded into an entire week of good works to improve humanity. But far too many South African kids and tweens will be oblivious as to why they’re doing 67 minutes of anything for good.

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Entertainment,

The rise of intelligent apes

Primates have been made the villains of several movies and franchises over the decades. But two new releases of the primate nature – Kong: Skull Island and War of the Planet of the Apes, both make these animals much more than mindless beasts.

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Entertainment,

Building A Legocy

Once upon a time in a Danish carpenter’s toy workshop… gradually transformed from wooden toys into the production of plastic interlocking bricks in 1949. Derived from “leg godt”, which means “play well”, Lego became the name for the toy turned global phenomenon encompassing films, games and amusement parks. Used by artists, teachers, medical professionals and even NASA – the legendary building-block empire continues to expand its subculture through passionate designers, loyal fanatics and waves of nostalgia.

Kong Skull Island
Entertainment,

Godzilla V. Kong: Seismic Matters

Man has always been fascinated by the idea that gigantic creatures once roamed “our” planet. The term ‘dinosaurs’, meaning ‘terrible lizards’, was only coined in the 1840s, and the study thereof, led to the Bone Wars in the early 1900s. This was around the same time that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the influential novel The Lost World, depicting an expedition uncovering an Amazon plateau where dinosaurs still exist.

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