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#Zombies: Followers Of The Dead
Once the zombies start attacking will you be in the middle of the action with weapons at the ready, documenting the proceedings... or organising the survivors? This short parody looks at the rock-star social-media organisers who keep hope alive as the living dead rise.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 23 February 2012  |  View Comments

Fotoshop By Adobe
Let's start 2012 with some tasteful, entertaining jabs at the beauty industry. Do you want "full lips, sparkling eyes, and lashes that never end"? They can be yours with the aid of Adobé's new range of beauty-regime products.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 16 January 2012  |  View Comments

CSI: Legoland
Murder most foul has be committed in Legoland. The suspects? Three dodgy minifigs. CSI is on the case. After all, to find the culprit it's imperative that you follow the evidence.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 27 October 2011  |  View Comments

Kilian Martin: A Skate Illustration
The beauty of skateboarding is celebrated in a short piece that's expertly shot in urban and rural settings to allow colour, light, and architecture to complement the freestyle techniques.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 30 September 2011  |  View Comments

Glitterboys And Ganglands
Tiaras and tucking take centre stage in this documentary by husband-and-wife team Matthew Brown (producer) and Lauren Beukes (director) that follows three contestants who are preparing for the 2010 Miss Gay Western Cape pageant.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 15 June 2011  |  View Comments

X-Men: First Class
Despite the silly title, questions finally have answers and the mysteries of the origins of the X-Men are revealed in this remarkable prequel to the X-Men film franchise.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 3 June 2011  |  View Comments

Review: Thor (3D)
Thor, another comic-book star, makes his debut on the silver screen as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in director Kenneth Branagh's special-effects-laden blockbuster, which stars Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 April 2011  |  View Comments

127 Hours
Review: 127 Hours
127 Hours, in which James Franco expertly plays an outstanding character who must undergo a riveting but painful experience to remove himself from a (literal) rock and a hard place.
By: Robert Lemmer  |  Posted: 18 February 2011  |  View Comments

Black Swan
Review: Black Swan
Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky, tells the story of a ballet dancer whose single-minded, emotionally stunted focus and psychological fragility threatens to derail her career when she is picked as the principal dancer in her company's production of Swan Lake, which means portraying both the innocent white swan and the seductive black swan.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 2 February 2011  |  View Comments

Review: Smile
Much like last year, we're kicking off this year's posts with a fun short film. This one is appropriately named Smile and there's no talking - everything is expressed purely with visuals, which makes the sentiment instantly universal and very endearing.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 14 January 2011  |  View Comments

Editing The Dead
What if you could influence the events that unfold in Night Of The Living Dead by making choices to direct the characters in the story? That is the premise of the interactive movie Editing The Dead.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 November 2010  |  View Comments

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Freddy's back, creepier than ever - but not in a good way. An updated story with a tweaked origin for the 21st century makes this horror remake more serious than most of its predecessors and it ventures into territory most audiences wouldn't want to think about while enjoying a slasher film.
By: Robert Lemmer  |  Posted: 9 November 2010  |  View Comments

Night Of The Living Dead: Reanimated
The zombie apocalypse is just as scary when it is presented in a mixed-media format, as is the case for Mike Schneider's tasty, undead brainchild, a reconceptualisation of George A Romero's landmark film from 1968.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 29 October 2010  |  View Comments

Retro Review: Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
The zombie apocalypse will be televised as the dead rise and begin to feast on the living in Night Of The Living Dead, a classic zombie horror movie that shocked audiences when it was first released and, decades later, continues to resonate with contemporary audiences and have a heavy influence on pop culture.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 29 October 2010  |  View Comments

Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Robots
The ninja-infested high seas are no place for a pirate. Well, I mean, they are, it's just not pleasant. Then, on land, zombies. Plus, the robot scourge! Or, maybe, what's a poor ninja to do? You just can't catch a break. Pirates and zombies. We'll need robots! Also, what about those zombies? Shame. Mmmmmmmm. Braaaaaaaains. The robots? Silent killers. Like the ninjas. It's cyclical.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 17 September 2010  |  View Comments

Jane Austen's Fight Club
What do you get when you mash up Jane Austen's Regency-era characters and sensibilities with Fight Club? Well the first rule of fight club is that one never mentions fight club. (But the answer is blood on your lace and scrapes on your knees, of course.)
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 July 2010  |  View Comments

The Hurt Locker
If you don't want to worry with complex plots and prefer your action taking place on Earth, go and see The Hurt Locker, a contemporary war film delivering good action with little need to engage the higher brain functions.
By: Robert Lemmer  |  Posted: 13 May 2010  |  View Comments

This animated music short is too good to save for Halloween (although, in our minds, every day is Halloween at so I thought I'd post about it to start 2010 with some fun - may it be a reminder that the horrors of 2009 are now in the past and may it be a sign that 2010 will be filled with zombies and kittens! (Preferably at a safe distance if the two are one and the same.)
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 6 January 2009  |  View Comments Zombie Shorts Festival - The B Roll
What do you end up with once you're picked the best? A lot of weird stuff. Here's a selection of zombie shorts that didn't make it into our recent film festival. In these, "horror" really stands for "horrorble" (including that joke) but if you're open to it there's still lots of fun to be had watching this crazy selection. Once again, you need to be an adult to access these videos.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 28 October 2009  |  View Comments Zombie Shorts Festival: Selections From Rockstar Games Social Club TV
What better way to kick off our Halloween festivities this year than with zombies? We lumbered around the Rockstar Games Social Club TV web site to find the undead lurking in sometimes surprising places and, therefore, we compiled a film festival, as one does when confronted with horror! Watch in order, or pick and choose - either way, we hope you enjoy it! (Although there are no brains in this showcase it's still not suitable for minors. If you fall into this category, we recommend a few years of growth and, in the meantime, "A Tale Of Terror: The Boise Zombie Walk".)
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 19 October 2009  |  View Comments

Marketing District 9: The Web
Many web sites were launched as part of the online viral-marketing effort to promote District 9. In this showcase we will look at those sites (collectively referred to as "The District 9 Movie Experience"), and more, to see how they related to, and complemented, the real-world marketing campaign. (Plus, for fans, find out about some amazing items and downloads you may have missed on each site.)
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 1 October 2009  |  View Comments

Marketing District 9: The Real World Campaign
The marketing campaign for District 9 was one of the most extensive ever seen... if you lived pretty much anywhere but in Africa, where it didn't exist. Simultaneous campaigns were run in the real world, using traditional marketing techniques that included billboards and posters, and online, using social-networking sites and web sites. This article focusses on the real-world campaign, most notably as was seen in key cities in the US in the run-up to the movie's release.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 18 September 2009  |  View Comments

District 9 - ZA Perspective
District 9, aliens and all, is an intrinsically South African tale but with themes distilled for international audiences. In this, the second of's District 9 reviews, we present a South African perspective of what has become a global phenomenon. We encourage you to compare it to our previous review, written from an American perspective, and then let us know your thoughts in the comments.
By: Mandy J Watson  |  Posted: 10 September 2009  |  View Comments

District 9 - US Perspective
It's very difficult not to have an opinion about District 9 so we thought we'd write two, independently, from different sides of the globe. In this review we feature the perspective from a member of the audience for which the movie was created, America, although other nationalities are certainly welcome to read it and are encouraged to comment (though they are also kindly asked to accept that the inadequacies of the film are an attempt to appeal to American audiences).
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 10 September 2009  |  View Comments

Alive In Joburg is taking a step away from reality to explore the alternate, alien-filled world of Neill Blomkamp's Alive In Joburg, the short film shot in 2005 that forms the basis for this year's blockbuster film District 9. Hopefully, if you can see past the poncho-wearing, grotesque aliens and the abundant anachronisms of the short, you will enjoy the splendid squalor of stranded aliens. Or something.
By: Jase Luttrell  |  Posted: 1 September 2009  |  View Comments

For The Bible Tells Me So recently attended a Sundance Film Festival screening and Q&A session for For The Bible Tells Me So, a thought-provoking American documentary that examines how the religious right uses biblical references to justify its condemnation of the homosexual "lifestyle" and how religious gays and lesbians struggle to reconcile their faith with their sexual identity. [ Read all about it ]
Posted: 7 February 2007  |  Category: Screen > Film > Reviews

Imagine Me & You
In the romantic comedy Imagine Me & You there's a lesbian twist to the love triangle that forms the core of the plot. That's actually all you need to know because after reading that you will already have decided whether or not you want to see the movie but if you'd like to have some reasons why you should on hand, this review will help. [ Read all about it ]
Posted: 20 October 2006  |  By: Mandy J Watson

Mission: Impossible III
This is what happens when you go and see a movie right before you go on vacation - you write extensive notes, but you forget to write the review. Oops. The DVD is probably going to be released soon, so if you are thinking of buying it, you might want to read this first. If it doesn't change your mind, please purchase the DVD through one of our many affiliate links. It'll make the pain I experienced watching this movie go away. Thanks. [ Read all about it ]
Posted: 3 August 2006  |  Posted by: Mandy J Watson

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