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New Clicks Club Card Movie Benefit @ Nu Metro Cinemas

Nu Metro and Clicks ClubCard are making it easier to go to the movies*! Cinemas have come a long way, and with the recent success of 3D features such as Avatar with X-Games and Toy Story 1, 2 and 3 in the pipeline for later this year, it seems we're on the verge of a new era in cinema attendance and technology.

However, if you want a better film experience, you'll need to be willing to pay more... R65 at Ster-Kinekor and R60 at Nu Metro, which excludes a pair of 3D glasses (R6 extra). Now before you start comparing those prices with the 25c you paid in the '60s, you'll be happy to know that movie benefit schemes are available. Momentum Multiply (NM), Discovery Vitality (SK) and Edgars Club Card (SK) give movie goers significant discounts on movie ticket purchases. However, these memberships all have an associated joining fee or monthly/annual subscription fee.

*That's what makes the new Nu Metro Clicks ClubCard Movie Benefit so fantastic - it's true, you do pay lessClicks ClubCard, a free to join loyalty rewards programme hosted by Clicks - Your Health, Beauty and Pharmacy Store, has teamed up with Nu Metro to give you all 2D Nu Metro movies for only R27.50, 3D features for R45 and best of all, you can even get a movie buddy in on the deal on one Clicks card! The Clicks discount booking facility is now available online. You can blink now.

Clicks have introduced this fantastic new benefit to their Clicks ClubCard, which already gets you savings points at Clicks and Musica. So you can save on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and Video Game purchases and go to Nu Metro movies cheap, cheap! It doesn't stop there... you can also get savings points on Coke, popcorn and goodies at the movie confectionery kiosk by swiping your Clicks Club Card! Are you feeling it?

Movies used to be expensive if it wasn't Woza Wednesday or Half-Price Tuesday... now they're always affordable with Clicks and Nu Metro. Movie snacks still have a mark-up and you can only use the benefit on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, but now you get the comfort of knowing that you'll be getting some of your money back to spend at Clicks! So if you haven't got a Clicks ClubCard, I suggest you apply for one today and start saving when you go to the movies! Next they'll be telling us, we're actually allowed to bring snacks bought at Clicks into cinemas!? Watch this space.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2011 08:30
 
Brothers Movie Review: Blood Ties Run Deep

Brothers is a Jim Sheridan film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman. Sheridan’s film career highlights include: My Left Foot and In The Name of the Father, in which he received Oscar nominations for writing and directing. Two films in which prolific Oscar-winning actor, Daniel Day-Lewis stars. However, Brothers is not a Day-Lewis Oscar vehicle and the screenplay is adapted by acclaimed screenwriter David Benioff.

Brothers was inspired by Brødre, a 2004 film by award-winning Danish writer-director, Susanne Bier. The story is about two brothers, Sam (Maguire) is serving his country in Afghanistan and Tommy (Gyllenhaal) is serving parole after a prison sentence. When Sam is left for dead after a helicopter crash, Tommy naturally steps in to comfort Sam’s wife, Grace (Portman) and her two girls in their mourning. However, when Sam returns to suburbia, the ravages of war and his jealousy over Uncle Tommy’s new place in the family seem set to rip the family apart.

Brothers makes a compelling drama with some intense scenes involving the classic lover’s triangle. The film is reminiscent of In The Valley of Elah in the spirit of the performances and the re-integration of marines into white picket fence society. It’s a hard-hitting thriller, which creates tension in the gray area surrounding a family member’s passing and...continued.

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"Is AVATAR Racist?"

Avatar

"Is Avatar racist?" That has become the burning question in the wake of Avatar's release and subsequent box office success. It was the same question that raised its ugly head after the success of Neill Blomkamp's District 9. One predominantly white race domineering, infiltrating or pioneering their way into the midst of an "other". An "other" whose forest, dwellings and general living conditions are reminiscent of a more identifiable human race. The parallels are there... in both cases "alien" beings constitute the collateral damage in a war for resources, expansion or containment.

The spirit of imperialism: explore, command and conquer is nothing new to Hollywood, conflict makes for compelling viewing. Two opposing forces with different objectives are bound to clash when negotiation fails or one faction's immediate needs are not met. It's the story behind every war that's ever been waged and this forms the crux of Avatar.

The complication arises when one member of the dominant faction crosses over. Suddenly, the rules change and it becomes more intimate... more about intrinsic race than resources. It's a fine line... which can be argued from either side. On the one hand, the film acknowledges and appreciates differences. Jake Sully is vulnerable without the help of the Na'vi when he first enters their territory. He slowly grows accustomed to their way of life, adopting their rituals and life force - realising his strength in the otherness and committing himself to Neytiri. Then the opposing view suggests that when yet another white saviour rises to lead, it implies that the otherness is too inferior or ill-equipped to prevail in a situation echoing colonialism. It all depends on your frame of reference.

I don't for one minute believe James Cameron was trying to echo racist sentiment in Avatar. When I watched Avatar, I experienced the exact opposite reaction... believing the subversive message was aimed squarely at Corporate America with a similar sentiment to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. If anything he was focusing on the Na'vi's otherness in an attempt to reflect our fragile environmental condition on Earth. Race, natural resources... the two are interchangeable in Pandora, harnessing the importance of both acceptance and preservation. If you're looking for racism, chances are you'll find it. If Avatar is racist, then here are some more films that should also be flagged down: Star Trek, Star Wars, Transformers, Watchmen, The Dark Knight, Twilight... the list goes on. 

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TV A-Team vs. Movie A-Team Trailer Showdown

Screw G.I. Joe, The A-Team are the action heroes from the '80s... destined to be everybody's favourite crack commando squad of mercenaries from now until the end of time. I can tell... I had a Murdock action figure, but they had it all: Hannibal Smith's disguises, B.A.'s bling, Murdock's crazy eyes and Faceman's well… face.

They brought television to the people like Robin Hood and his merry men would've if they'd had TV with action-packed adventure, comedy, crime and heaps of explosive (and surprisingly blood-free) violence for the masses. Now they're back from Vietnam... *cough* Iraq and in 20 years… possibly Guatemala? No, not the originals... although that would be even more hilarious than a Rolling Stones reunion 10 years ago! Imagine - B.A: Only FOOLS do drugs, son. Kid: Eat my shorts old man!

So what are The A-Team (2010) under Liam Neeson going to do to up the tempo? Film in Technicolor? Start using corn syrup or stunt doubles? The possibilities are endless... (as long as they don't stray into Charlie's Angels territory) and that's exactly why they should be able to pull this plan together on 20 August, 2010! Well, what are you waiting for... watch TV A-Team take on Movie A-Team in this Trailer Showdown. I love it when Plan 'B' comes together... The New A-Team Line-up

THE A-TEAM: Review? Tickets? Watch This Space

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