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300: Rise of an Empire Premiere



Durbanites were shown yet another reason why Durban is awesome yesterday with the 300: Rise of an Empire worldwide fan event at Ster Kinekor, Gateway. Hosted by Gareth Cliff, and with the added advantage of time difference, Durban was one of the first places in the world to view this much anticipated sequel (yes, we watched it before the US).

Audience members were treated to a pre-screening cocktail event with professional photographers ensuring that fans were able to relive the premiere. As a cocktail event, it also meant that fans could enjoy mojitos, cosmos and Singapore slings (in moderation). Wait. What? Did I just say mojitos? Yes. Mojitos. Mojitos + 300: Rise of an Empire premiere in IMAX 3D. Ster Kinekor did indeed please many moviegoers as well as provide them with mandatory movie snacks. Gareth Cliff not only hosted the event but also mingled with fans and snapped quite a few photos with them beforehand to add to the night’s excitement.

So now let’s get down to the movie. 300: Rise of an Empire is nothing short of a gore fest and I highly, highly recommend watching it in IMAX 3D. The film goes back and forth with timelines a bit but the bulk of it occurs during the events of the first movie with Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro, who we come to realise was much prettier before becoming the Persian god) moving in on Sparta.

This time around we watch as the second battalion attacks Athens led by Eva Green’s Artemisia. There’s only word to describe Artemisia and that’s badass. She’s hardcore and a formidable nemesis for the movie’s Athenian hero, Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton). If you’re looking for an Oscar-worthy film then I don’t suggest looking here. However, if you looking for action, insane battle scenes, excessive violence and great cinematography then this is right up your alley. It’s not a clever plot and is a bit predictable but the lead characters do pull off their roles brilliantly, enough so that you’re quite happy with the storyline. They also hint at the building blocks of democracy and the politics involved in Greek war strategy. It does play out quite a few epic battles and fans of the first movie will be thrilled to see Lena Headey reprising her role as Queen Gorgo. Whilst the first film spent much of the battles on land, this focused heavily on sea battles. I don’t recommend this to sensitive viewers but if you are a fan of the first then this will definitely quench your 300 thirst for more as well as satisfy any Frank Miller fans.

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Review: Movies @ Suncoast – Deadpool 2



If you are a lover of Durban and you hear of the word ‘Suncoast’, you would automatically be thinking: Casino and Entertainment World – well, if it was only ‘Casino’… then good job!

BUT it’s not all about the casino or the restaurants… it’s also about the movies, which brings us to the point of this post where we review Deadpool 2 at Suncoast’s Cinecentre.

FUN FACT: Cinecentre is part of the Avalon Group which is South Africa’s largest and oldest independent Cinema Exhibition and Entertainment Company Рthey have been a pioneer of importing Bollywood movies to South Africa for over 70 years.


DP 2’s elaborate anti-marketing campaign has been simply brilliant by bashing popular pop-culture while also making fun of itself.¬† Ryan Reynolds,¬†who plays both DP and Juggernaut, has once again pulled out all the stops to
deliver an entertaining and hysterically funny anti-hero flick that will appeal to all DP 1 fans.

Storyline: This blockbuster brings together X-Force, Bill Skarsgard, Terry Crews and Brad Pitt (who’s out of sight), a team of misfit hero’s on a¬†mission to save a troubled mutant boy (Russell “Rusty” Collins) from a time¬†traveling cyborg (Cable), played by Josh Brolin, who lugs around a beast of¬†a gun and other advanced weaponry. But it doesn’t end as you may think.

The movies ability to break down the fourth wall without skipping a beat is what makes this film special. This brilliant idea that DP knows he¬†is a fictional character living in a comic book universe could even be¬†expanded upon in future installments, and hopefully it will be. All DP’s¬†literal back breaking and head splitting weirdness mixed with a kind of super consciousness of his own reality should keep all die hard comic book¬†movie fans coming back time and again.

Expect some rib-tickling one-liners, plenty of trash talking and loads of action. DP 2 scores and solid 8 out of 10, so book your tickets now at CINECENTRE!

Suncost Casino and Entertainment World

Centrally located at the northern end of¬†Durban‘s¬†Golden Mile,¬†Suncoast is always a hub of activity. Not only a great spot to visit if you are a local but for tourists to our beautiful city as well. Currently under construction, we found that parking was a mission and running across the lot in the rain not very pleasant, but this is our only negative about our Suncoast experience. On a good note, a little birdie says that part of the new building will be undercover parking – which we think is fantastic!

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Granada Square outdoor movie night this April 30th




Looking for some fun family bonding time, or a romantic couple’s night out? Then a night under the stars with popcorn in hand and a popular family movie is just the event for you!

Granada Square will be hosting its very first outdoor movie night on Monday, 30th April, 2018 at 18h30 ‚Äď the day before the public holiday!

Take your blankets and cushions along, unwind and enjoy the comedy drama, We Bought a Zoo (2011).

This American family comedy-drama follows the story of a widowed father (Matt Damon) who decides to start a new life with his two children. He buys a house that is home to a struggling zoo in need of renovation and together with the current staff, they take on the challenge of restoring the zoo to its former glory and reopening to the public

Book now through web tickets at a cost of R50 for adults and R25 for children under 12. Under 3’s are free.
Popcorn will be included in the ticket price.
Tickets are limited, so book now!

Movie goers to please note that this event is weather dependent. In the case of rain, a new date will be scheduled.

For more information visit

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REVIEW: Tomb Raider at Suncoast’s Cine Centre



There’s just something so electric about going to the movies at Suncoast Casino. With all the lights and vibrant shops & restaurants, you’re immediately transported to a magical place that can only be felt in reality!

We were recently invited to experience the new Tomb Raider movie at Suncoast Casino, and boy were we in for a treat!

Arriving at Suncoast, we made our way to the food court to grab a bite before the movie. Even though there were renovations taking place, it didn’t dampen the atmosphere as Suncoast was still jam-packed full of families and couples alike.

After our quick dinner for two, we headed towards the CincCentre to finally watch the movie I had been dying to watch, Tomb Raider! As a little girl, I grew up playing the Tomb Raider games, and of course, was beyond excited to watch the all new take on the movie franchise.

We queued for our popcorn & drinks which was a breeze.
I loved how Suncoast’s CineCentre give you extra packets of popcorn spice in case you needed it later on in the movie!

After making our way to our seats, we were ready and excited for the movie to begin. Our movie was in 3D and we came prepared, with pre-purchased 3D glasses from a previous movie. So if you’re buying a pair, be sure to keep it somewhere safe for the next time!

My take on the Tomb Raider movie?

I thought it was an incredible, fresh new take on the franchise and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Check out the trailer:

Book your next Suncoast movie here

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