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‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ film review

STARRING in a sequel to the 2011 remake for which no one was clamoring in the first place, Jason Statham reprises his role as assassin extraordinaire Arthur Bishop in <em>Mechanic: Resurrection</em>.

1 September 2016 | Film

‘War Dogs’ review: misguided opportunists

MINOR-league scumbags try to take their hustle to the bigs and find themselves in way over their heads in <em>War Dogs</em>, a moderately amusing based-on-reality account of two young American opportunists who bumble and bully their way into the world of international arms dealing during the Iraq War.

1 September 2016 | Film

A tale of storytelling and gangs

WHEN a young man living on the impoverished Cape Flats in the 1960s is arrested for a petty crime he finds himself surviving his stay in prison by telling stories in <em>Noem My Skollie</em>, which opens at cinemas today.

1 September 2016 | Film

4 stars: ‘Star Trek and Beyond’ review

J.J. ABRAMS reanimated a dormant sci-fi franchise for the big screen with his propulsive 2009 origin story, Star Trek, but then shifted into neutral for the humdrum 2013 follow-up, Star Trek Into Darkness, a regimented blockbuster that felt hollow and heavy beneath all its noise and brawn.

25 August 2016 | Film

Groan-worthy ‘Nine Lives’ film review

MOVIEGOERS, approach with caution any movie in which Christopher Walken, a source of eccentric charm in too many undeserving films, wields magic powers to fix men who can't redeem their own lives.

25 August 2016 | Film

‘Bad Moms’ film review

BIG-screen comedies of late have been crowded with female characters guzzling alcohol and getting dirty on the dance floor, cursing up a storm and causing a ruckus, pooping and punching and playing the field.

18 August 2016 | Film

‘Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates’ review

IN THE inevitably inebriated, sometimes stoned, reliably raw and occasionally bodily-fluid-enhanced annals of gross-out wedding comedies, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates rates medium on the grossness scale and pretty high in crude talk.

11 August 2016 | Film

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ film review

BASED on the true story of a notoriously talentless singer in early 20th century Manhattan, Florence Foster Jenkins is a warm-hearted celebration of single-minded amateurism over slick professionalism, and romantic fantasy over disappointing reality.

11 August 2016 | Film

Some secrets are too big to keep

In the pantheon of beloved Disney classics, 1977's Pete's Dragon would never be mistaken for one of the studio's crowning achievements.

11 August 2016 | Film
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