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TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Trail(er) Blazing’ with Chappie, Cinderalla & Pitch Perfect 2

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With the continued growth of Youtube and other online platforms people are becoming less and less interested in making the extra effort to see the trailers before the start of a movie – “We’re not late, there’s still trailers” You often hear friends say. Having said that, a few interesting and exciting trailers were released […]

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Ster-Kinekor comes to Newtown Jozi

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2014 has marked a year of expansion for the local cinema powerhouse Ster-Kinekor with new cinema complexes and IMAX theaters opening left right and center. When it was announced that another Ster-Kinekor cinema complex was opening, a few might have found themselves thinking “yeah whatever”. What has peaked interest about the new cinema complex is […]

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Generations: Is this the end?

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A few months back sixteen unsatisfied actors took a bold stand of voicing their frustrations against their producers by going on strike and letting the media know that they were unhappy and ‘enough is enough’. Underpaid, unsatisfied actors are nothing unusual in the Television and Film industry build on tight budgets and unscrupulous producers. This […]

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Let The Oscars Race Begin!

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That special time of the year is upon us! And no, I’m not talking about those obscenely early Christmas advertisements and décor, I’m referring to the Oscar season, my fellow film fanatics! (more about why I’m writing about the Oscars later) You might think (like those ridiculous Christmas decorations) that October is a little too […]

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The Vent presents ‘The Giver’ Cinema Escape

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On Monday, 8th September 2014, The Vent presented its fourth successful Cinema Escape event at The Zone, Rosebank in  partnership with Ster-Kinekor Theaters. The Vent presented an exclusive pre-screening of The Giver, starring  Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.  The event proved to be a success with a full house cinema. The attendees included movie enthusiasts who […]

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Monthly Special: First Wednesday screens “Miners Shot Down”

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The social injustice of the “mining” black proletarians is still in practice, 20 years after the South African “democracy” they can no longer remain stoic to the system that economically cripples them. They congregate peacefully to discuss matters that can also give them a fair economic advantage in the “Republic” however this is reciprocated with […]

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Lena Dunham and the fresh-faced chronicles.

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There are many good things producer/director Judd Apatow has laid his hands on. Slightly underrated, Apatow has help embody the Hollywood outfit of dozens and Lena Dunham is carefully excelling to become one of his most prized alumni. Lena Dunham’s new show “Girls” is light years away compared to anything else on television. For those […]

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Seeing into the Future of Sci-Fi

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When The Hunger Games lifted from the pages of the novel onto celluloid, a genre was reimagined. Yes, there have always been films about a future earth. But over the years there has been a gradual increase in the science fiction film that has society under duress by a corrupt government or governing body, think […]

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