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The Lego Movie

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Three words: “Everything is awesome”. Yes, it’s the name of the surprisingly catchy theme song of The Lego Movie but it’s also very fitting. The Lego Movie opened at cinemas nationwide today and is nothing short of delightful.

With a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Will Ferrel, Will Arnett, Elisabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and many more, it would be quite a feat for this to fail. Pratt plays loveable, somewhat clueless Emmet, who is the unlikely hero of this movie (considering his one greatest trait at the start was his ability to fit in and be ‘just like everybody else’). From blending into the crowd to saving the Lego universe and fulfilling an age-old prophesy, Emmet’s character succeeds in getting the audience to firmly root for him. Our hero is joined by Wyldstyle (Banks) who plays his funky love interest, an exceptionally amusing Batman (Arnett – who reminds Arrested Development fans very much of Gob), sagely Vitruvius (appropriately casted Freeman) and an array of memorable sidekicks along the way. Emmet’s destiny (or so it seems) is to claim his Master Builder title and defeat Lord Business’s evil plan to destroy the fun features of the Lego universe.

What makes this movie so worthwhile is its clever humour, fantastic cameos and above all else, its brilliant and extensive use of Lego products across multiple decades, age groups and design. It also also plays significant attention to details with character and pieces that shows Lego’s knowledge of their own product. A great example of this is Benny, an 80’s Spaceman product that has a cracked helmet in the same place most Spaceman figurines would have a crack if still around today. And whilst it is ultimately a CGI movie, the filmmakers worked really hard to make it not look CGI but rather seem like stop-motion animation in order to give the viewer the impression that it was all realistic Lego movements & action (which it kinda is). The movie is a salute to all things Lego with even the ocean scenes seeming to have comprised of thousands of little blue bricks. It’s innovative, funny and cute.

**Warning: You will leave the cinema singing “Everything is awesome” in an embarrassingly high pitched voice. Be prepared – have a disguise or a scapegoat friend you can shift blame to.

To book or find out more, visit www.sterkinekor.com or call Ticket-line on 082 16789

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Review: Movies @ Suncoast – Deadpool 2

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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 – they have been a pioneer of importing Bollywood movies to South Africa for over 70 years.

DEADPOOL 2: REVIEW

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

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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 – 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 www.granadasquare.co.za

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REVIEW: Tomb Raider at Suncoast’s Cine Centre

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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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