What's at the movies?

2010-09-28 17:10
 
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FOR THE KIDS:


The Karate Kid
Twelve-year-old Jaden Smith is a chip off the old block (the old block being superstar dad Will Smith) as an American who relocates to China and learns to deal with bullies by kicking ass, quite literally. But learns some important life lessons along the way, of course, courtesy of the Mr. Miyagi-like Jackie Chan.


Legend of the Guardians
Brilliant animation, an epic story and thrilling action scenes sets this owl tale above most recent animated/CGI offerings. Screened in 3D at selected cinemas, although according to our reviewer, the 3D is not essential to the experience of seeing these majestic birds take flight.

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The Last Airbender
You've probably seen the animated TV series  Avatar: The Last Airbender, on which M. Night Shyamalan's dark movie is based. It doesn't translate that well to the big screen, though SA audiences seem to have taken better to it than international audiences who've rated it very poorly.

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FOR THE LAUGHS:

Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long get to take their adorable real-life love story to the big screen as a couple who live on opposite sides of the US coast (he in New York, she in San Francisco) and try to make it work long distance. Their chemistry is electric, the jokes are fun and dirty, the supporting cast (hello, Charlie Day!) are the ones you'll remember best.

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The Other Guys
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are an unlikely and hilarious odd-couple pair of detectives who are not nearly as cool (or effective) as their rock star colleagues, played by Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Better than Starksy and Hutch.

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Vampires Suck
Anyone who's seen the Twilight movies, even the hardcore fans, will know that they're RIPE for parody. But somehow the supernatural saga has more laughs than this rip-off. Weird.

Read the review | Watch the trailer | Where it's playing | 5 ways to improve the Twilight Saga

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FOR SOME LOCAL FLAVOUR:

Susanna van Biljon
Can Karen Zoid act as well as she sings? You'll just have to see her in action as a dowdy, small-town nobody with big dreams of super-stardom. If you can spot her amongst the wealth of South African talent collected here.

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Bakgat! 2
More sex jokes, rugby action and tasteless digs at fat chicks - South Africans have a type and the Bakgat! movies know how to cater towards their audience.

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FOR A BIT OF ACTION:

The Expendables
Stallone, Willis, Li, Statham and Lundgren put their considerable box office muscle together for an explosive action epic. You'd be crazy to miss this on the big screen.

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Salt
The plot is CRAZY and Angelina Jolie has never looked more badass. See it for the high octane chase scenes and blink-and-you'll-miss-'em fight scenes. Angie did most of her own stunts, and it shows.

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FOR THE MORE DISCERNING:

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Michael Douglas, who is currently battling throat cancer, returns to the role that won him an Oscar in 1988. Convicted trader Gordon Gekko is released after 23 years in prison, and the allure of making millions persists...

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Oceans
It's a world we never really get to see, and this French-produced ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe, is a startling and sobering look at the natural beauty that surrounds us. You've never seen anything like it before.

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Greenberg
Ben Stiller as a depressed, middle-aged man might sound like a downer, but critics are calling it observant, funny and one of Stiller's best.

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Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde's novel about a young man whose beauty and deviousness allows him to enjoy an indulgent lifestyle while he never ages comes to thrilling life with Ben Barnes in the title role, and Colin Firth in support as his equally corrupt patron Lord Henry Wotton.

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Chloe
Sexy, sultry and very, very titillating. Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried raise temperatures as a pair of desperate women who play a dangerous game of betrayal. Be sure to take your blood pressure pills beforehand.

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FOR THE LATECOMERS:

Inception
What do you mean you still haven't seen it?! Luckily it's still on circuit around the country. If you're still undecided about giving in to all the hype, just do it already! Satisfaction guaranteed.

Read the review | Watch the trailer | Where it's playing | Is Inception too intimidating?

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