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See 'Chappie' in SK IMAX with Rob Van Vuuren!


Want to *WIN* ONE of THREE double movie tickets to watch Chappie in IMAX at Ster-Kinekor CapeGate on Saturday night, 14 March with Rob Van Vuuren, which includes a popcorn and Coke? Become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/SplingMovies or follow @SplingMovies to get more giveaway details.

You and a friend could see it on IMAX at Ster-Kinekor CapeGate on Saturday 14th March with South Africa's Rob Van VuurenIMAX is B I G... without losing quality, presenting crystal clear picture and sound giving you the movie the way Blomkamp intended. What's more, you get to watch Chappie with Rob Van Vuuren! A household name, Van Vuuren's become one of the most prolific players in the South African entertainment industry.

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About Chappie

Neill Blomkamp brought us District 9 and Elysium. The South African director's latest offering, Chappie, is a film about a robot, who gets reprogrammed to become more human. The film is one of the most anticipated releases of 2015 and stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel and features Die Antwoord with Blomkamp's regulars, Brandon Auret and Sharlto Copley providing the voice and motion capture performance as Chappie.

About Rob Van Vuuren

Van Vuuren discovered his knack for comedy, while studying to be an actor and has racked up an impressive range of experience as an actor, comedian, voice artist, writer, director, dancer and producer with countless appearances on the big screen, TV and on-stage starring in everything from Leon Schuster to William Shakespeare.

Chappie is distinctly South African, set in a futuristic version of our country and features such talents as Neill Blomkamp, Die Antwoord and Sharlto Copley providing the voice and movement of Chappie. We thought it would be cool to watch the movie with another 100% South African talent (and expert on voice and movement), Rob Van Vuuren!

 
New Cine Prestige Releases at Ster-Kinekor, Cavendish this Week! (06/03/15)


Ster-Kinekor, Cavendish Square is one of the best cinemas in Africa, delivering a world-class digital film experience so that you get to watch GREAT moments at their GREATEST. Be sure to enjoy films first-class in Ster-Kinekor's luxury cinematic experience, CINE PRESTIGE. Recline in a plush automated seat, grab a coffee in the VIP lounge, order snack platters to be served midway through the movie and watch great films in comfort and style. This exclusive cinema format epitomises film-viewing heaven and pure luxury rolled into one. Visit the SPL!NG Facebook fan page to stand a chance of winning a double movie ticket!

Cine Prestige - Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

 


Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel when the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel faces an accommodation predicament for two fresh arrivals. Director John Madden returns, along with most of the cast from the first film, to deliver more hotel drama and shenanigans in India. Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench and Bill Nighy welcome Richard Gere to the fray.

Why you need to see it: If you enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then you'll get to know the characters a bit better with performances from a first-class cast.



 
New Releases: March 2015


What's worth catching at the movies during March? Spling speculates on a few new releases.

Nightcrawler (6 March)

 

Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a crime journalist, whose role as observer and participant become blurred as the desperate and driven man becomes the star of his own story. Having films like Donnie Darko and End of Watch to his credit, Gyllenhaal is no stranger to night life and perfectly poised for the role.

We’re used to Johnny Depp pulling off Hunter S. Thompson gonzo roles like this, but Gyllenhaal brings Nightcrawler to life in this dark thriller about the Los Angeles underbelly. Many believe this compelling and satirical gem was unlucky not to get more Oscar nominations this year.


Focus (13 March)

Will Smith will forever be The Fresh Prince of Bel-air to those who grew up in the ‘90s. Sadly (and ironically), he shed his mojo after Seven Pounds. We didn’t buy his glazed performance in Men in Black 3, weren’t amused by his Laurence Fishburne impression in After Earth or his out-of-place cameo in Winter’s Tale.

Focus, will hopefully be a return to form for the actor, who stars opposite The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie. Smith plays a veteran con man, who while in the middle of a job, is thrown off by an equally accomplished woman from his past.


Chappie (13 March)

Neill Blomkamp is quickly becoming the go-to writer-director when it comes to science fiction. He blew us away with District 9, offered more captivating sci-fi action in Elysium and is gearing up to unleash Chappie... a thought-provoking cyberpunk sci-fi actioner starring Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley and a host of South African talent, including Die Antwoord.

The film is based on Blomkamp’s short film, Tetra Vaal, which followed a droid enforcement officer around a policed South Africa. Chappie is re-programmed to think and feel for himself and is voiced with a motion capture performance from collaborator, Sharlto Copley.


Insurgent (20 March)

Shailene Woodley has been impressing audiences and critics alike with her string of strong performances in The Spectacular Now, Fault in our Stars and Divergent opposite fellow co-stars, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort. The latest installation, Insurgent, sees ‘Tris’ confront her inner demons and continue the good fight with the help of her peers against a powerful alliance.

While yet another dystopian young adult sci-fi series with a vague plot line that resembles The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, it features a cast of Oscar-calibre actresses including: Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer. Will it improve on the first chapter?


The Gambler (27th March)

Ruper Wyatt directed the Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot. His follow-up, The Gambler, is a much more conventional film, opting to tell a story inspired by the 1974 character study crime drama of the same name, starring James Caan.

Mark Wahlberg plays literature professor and high stakes gambler Jim Bennett in this crime drama thriller, adapted by The Departed’s William Monahan. We watch as Bennett puts everything on the line realising that according to the tag line “the only way out is all in”. Expect entertaining thrills as we dig deeper into the underground world of illicit crime.

Article first appeared in TechSmart 138, which you can find here.

 
New Releases at Ster-Kinekor Cavendish this Week! (27/02/15)

Ster-Kinekor Cavendish

Ster-Kinekor, Cavendish Square is one of the best cinemas in Africa, delivering a world-class digital film experience so that you get to watch GREAT moments at their GREATEST. Here's a selection of what's hot-and-happening at this state-of-the-art cinema complex at Cavendish Square in Cape Town. Be sure to watch a movie first-class in their Cine Prestige luxurious cinemas. Visit the SPL!NG Facebook fan page to stand a chance of winning double movie tickets!

THEORY OF EVERYTHING

 


Theory of Everything covers the complex relationship between famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, and his wife, Jane. Hawking contracted motor neuron disease while they were seeing each other in college and this beautifully, intelligent and intimate biographical romance drama entrenches itself in the domestic politics of their lives and the career successes and honours along the way.

Why you need to see it: Eddie Redmayne's Oscar is a good enough reason, in addition to an elegant British drama from James Marsh and an equally adept performance from Felicity Jones.

THE REMAINING

 


This action-packed supernatural horror thriller follows a group of friends who gather at a wedding, until the celebration is shattered by terrifying apocalyptic events forcing them to examine life, love and faith as they must choose between redemption and survival. The film stars Johnny Pacar, Alex PenaVega and Shaun Sipos and is directed by Donnie Darko and A Walk to Remember producer turned director, Casey La Scala.

Why you need to see it: If the idea of a found footage, disaster and religious end of the world movie jammed with special effects appeals to you, you should see The Remaining.



 
SAFTAs 2015 - Film Nominations and Predictions

The SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) 2015 nominees were unveiled at a star-studded ceremony in Johannesburg last night... here's a list of the film category nominees. One major snub was that Zee Ntuli's film Hard to Get, arguably the best action movie to come out of South Africa, didn't garner a Best Feature Film or Best Director nomination. It wasn't to be for Leading Lady and Henk Pretorius either, who could just as easily been nominated in those categories too. Somehow Cold Harbour and City of Violence didn't get any nominations in a year dominated by crime drama thrillers.

In the acting categories, Brümilda van Rensburg deserved a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Leading Lady and it's strange that Israel Makoe was nominated for Hard to Get ahead of an equally impressive turn in iNumber Number. Perhaps we can put it down to the cinematography, which made him look towering and even more intimidating than usual. Spare a thought for the villains this year with Fana Mokoena, whose chemistry with Tony Kgoroge made for some great moments in Cold Harbour, Regardt van der Berg and his hulking presence in City of Violence and then Paka Zwedala's sinister role in Hard to Get.

In terms of script-writing, it's unfortunate that Etienne Fourie's imaginative and compelling Die Windpomp didn't get a nomination. Another surprise was that Warren Batchelor's hard-hitting, seedy yet entertaining documentary about Brett Kebble's death, 204: Getting Away with Murder, didn't get a nod in the Documentary category.

In terms of predictions ahead of the SAFTAs awards ceremony this year, Spling has added an asterisk to the nominees, who he believes will win their respective category. Four Corners was selected as our official entry for this year's Academy Awards and with 13 nominations, it's difficult to imagine it not scooping most of the awards. Faan se Trein is the dark horse and comes in with 12 nominations, which will make for some interesting competition in many of the same categories. iNumber Number has 6 nominations in most of the big categories, while Hard to Get picked up 6 nominations in technical and acting categories. The field of strong contenders at this year's SAFTAs is very promising for South African film-making in general.

Best Feature Film

iNumber Number
Four Corners*
Faan se Trein

Best Achievement in Directing

Donovan Marsh - iNumber Number
Ian Gabriel - Four Corners*
Koos Roets - Faan se Trein

iNumber Number SAFTAs

Best Actress in a Lead Role

Thishiwe Zuqubu as "Skiets" - Hard to Get*
Erica Wessels as "Helena" - Alles wat Mal is
Elzette Maarschalk as "Aletta" - Seun
Donalee Roberts as "Amore" - Pad Na Jou Hart

Best Actor in a Lead Role

Jezriel Skei as "Ricardo" - Four Corners
S’dumo Mtshali as "Chili Ncgobo" - iNumber Number
Pallance Dladla as 'TK" - Hard to Get
Willie Esterhuizen as "Faan" - Faan se Trein*

Faan se Trein SAFTAs

Best Supporting Actress

Mary Twala as "Sarah Novuka" - Leading Lady
Marga Van Rooy as "Tannie Marietjie" - Die Windpomp
Nicola Hanekom as "Beatrice" - Faan se Trein*

Best Supporting Actor

Irshaad Ally as "Gasant" - Four Corners
Brendon Daniels as "Farakhan" - Four Corners
Israel Makoe as "Mugza" - Hard to Get
Deon Lotz as "Dr Dippenaar" - Faan se Trein*

Four Corners SAFTAs

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting

iNumber Number - Donovan Marsh
Faan se Trein - Pieter Fourie
Four Corners - Hofmeyr Scholtz*

Best Achievement in Editing

Four Corners - Ronelle Loots
Hard to Get - Nicholas Costaras*
Faan se Trein - Nicholas Costaras
iNumber Number - Donovan Marsh

Hard to Get SAFTAs

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Four Corners - Vicci Turpin
iNumber Number - Tom Marais
Faan se Trein - Amelia Henning
Hard to Get - Tom Marais*

Best Achievement in Art/Production Design

Faan se Trein - Waldemar Coetsee
Winnie Mandela - Emelia Weavind
Four Corners - Chris Bass*

Leading Lady SAFTAs

Best Achievement in Original Score

Four Corners - Markus Wormstorm*
Leading Lady - Benjamin Willem
Hard to Get - Christopher Letcher

Best Achievement in Sound

Four Corners - Barry Donnelly*
Leading Lady - Jim Petrak
Faan Se Trein - Barry Donnelly

Winnie Mandela SAFTAs

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Winnie Mandela - Pierre Vienings*
Faan se Trein - Diana Cilliers
Four Corners - Sylvia Van Heerden

Best Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling

Faan se Trein - Theola Booyens
Winnie Mandela - Megan Turner*
Four Corners - Carla Fourie

Die Windpomp SAFTAs

Best Documentary Feature

I, Afrikaner 
The Vula Connection 
Miners Shot Down

Best Student Film

Ana, Patrick & Nicholas - AFDA 
The Other Woman - AFDA 
Resilience - AFDA 
Courier - City Varsity

Best Short Film

Security - Mannequin Pictures
Keys, Money, Phone - Muti Films
Picture Perfect Heist - Benchfilms

 
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