What Men Want

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

If you are looking for a good laugh, this movie will provide you with a lot of giggles. Its hilarious but also highlights a few great life lessons.

Ali Davis (played by Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent. Its tough staying ahead of the game in a male dominated world, so she is hard, ruthless and success driven. Her assistant, Brandon, is ever near to try and bail her out of trouble. She has a drop dead gorgeous neighbour whose attention she has been trying to attract but with little success.

Vice

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

Vice is a masterpiece and well deserves its 8 Oscar nominations.

The movie is a biographical account of the life of former US Vice President, Dick Cheney. The film is essentially a drama but has loads of humour and clever unexpected surprises.

The Grinch

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

This is the sweetest, most endearing, hilarious kid’s 3D animated movie, based on Dr Seus 1957 classic “How the Grinch stole Christmas”. I just loved every second of it and I plan to take my grandson to see it ASAP!

Halloween

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

It has been 40 years since the original Halloween movie was released in 1978, and even if you are not au feit with the events that took place in the original movie, you are introduced into the story by two true crime podcast reporters.

Michael Myers murdered the entire Strode family on Halloween night 40 years prior, however young Laurie Stroud had escaped. Michael was captured and has spent the past 40 years in Smith’s Grove Sanatorium, and hasn’t uttered a single word since the murders.

Night School

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

This a really funny and heart-warming movie, highlighting some great life lessons.

Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) is a high school dropout, who has the gift of the gab, and has a successful career selling barbecues and accessories. Just when he thinks he has it made, he accidentally burns the shop down, and finds himself jobless and Diplomaless!

BlacKkKlansman

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

BlaacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee, in my humble opinion, is one of the best movies of 2018, thus far. It’s the true story of how Ron Stallworth, an African American cop, managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan, with the aid of his White Partner Flip Zimmerman.

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

I’ve never been a fan of musicals, but I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this movie.

The movie is a sequel/prequel to the original Mama Mia. It flashes from present day, with Sophie Sheridan planning a grand reopening of her late mother’s quaint hotel in Greece, to the past, with Donna Sheridan, Sophie’s mother’s graduation and arrival on the island, and her subsequent decision to stay there.

Skyscraper

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

Skyscraper is a new take on the old Towering Inferno and 911 theme. The movie is fast paced, thrilling and exciting, and will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The film begins with FBI agent, Will Sawyer, and his team trying to save the children of a man who is holding them hostage inside his house. Just when the FBI believes that they have won the battle, the man ignites an explosion. Will sustains serious injuries and loses a leg as a result thereof.

Fast forward to present day Hong Kong. One of Will’s ex FBI colleagues who was also involved in the explosion, arranges for him to consult with tycoon property magnate, Zhao Long Ji, with regard to the safety systems in his newly built futuristic Skyscaper, the Pearl. It is the highest building in the world and the systems and features are supposedly fool proof.

Will and his family are staying on the 96th floor of the building. Will is very grateful to his colleague for getting him this job, but little does he realise that he is being drawn into an elaborate terrorist plot, involving espionage, extortion and burning down the building. Not only is Will framed for the attack, but learns to his horror, that by a twist of fate, his family is in the building when the fire starts and on the very floor where the flames originated.

On the run, and in a frenzied fight to save his family, the handicapped Will has to perform some of the most unbelievable feats to get to them on time, save the building owner, eliminate the terrorists, and clear his name.

Will is played by Dwayne Johnson, and his wife by Neve Campbell, who both give sterling performances. Supported by an amazing cast, incredible special effects, and a slightly far-fetched story line, this movie is a winner.

Released by Universal Studios, the movie opens on 13 July, at cinemas countrywide, in 2D, 3D and Imax.

Skyscraper

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

Skyscraper is a new take on the old Towering Inferno and 911 theme. The movie is fast paced, thrilling and exciting, and will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

The film begins with FBI agent, Will Sawyer, and his team trying to save the children of a man who is holding them hostage inside his house. Just when the FBI believes that they have won the battle, the man ignites an explosion. Will sustains serious injuries and loses a leg as a result thereof.

Fast forward to present day Hong Kong. One of Will’s ex FBI colleagues who was also involved in the explosion, arranges for him to consult with tycoon property magnate, Zhao Long Ji, with regard to the safety systems in his newly built futuristic Skyscaper, the Pearl. It is the highest building in the world and the systems and features are supposedly fool proof.

Will and his family are staying on the 96th floor of the building. Will is very grateful to his colleague for getting him this job, but little does he realise that he is being drawn into an elaborate terrorist plot, involving espionage, extortion and burning down the building. Not only is Will framed for the attack, but learns to his horror, that by a twist of fate, his family is in the building when the fire starts and on the very floor where the flames originated.

On the run, and in a frenzied fight to save his family, the handicapped Will has to perform some of the most unbelievable feats to get to them on time, save the building owner, eliminate the terrorists, and clear his name.

Will is played by Dwayne Johnson, and his wife by Neve Campbell, who both give sterling performances. Supported by an amazing cast, incredible special effects, and a slightly far-fetched story line, this movie is a winner.

Released by Universal Studios, the movie opens on 13 July, at cinemas countrywide, in 2D, 3D and Imax.

Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2018

If you saw the last Jurassic World, you will remember that the theme park on Isla Nublar was abandoned.  Fast forward to three years later, a team of mercenaries finds the remains of the notoriously savage Indominus Rex  and take a DNA sample.

At the same time, the island’s volcano Mount Sibo, is threatening to erupt and the US Senate is involved in a debate over whether to let the dinosaurs die on the island, or save them. The decision is to let them die as they should never have been brought back from extinction and this is nature’s way of correcting the mistake.