Yee-ha! The beaten-track trailer trek

2013-11-13 13:10

Trekking to the sea with the family in tow - and all the baggage - is a breeze if you have a trailer, much easier than the folk who used ox-wagons. Some people go to extremes, though...


A competition to find the ultimate dinner party host, Come Dine With Me South Africa will follow four people who have never previously met snoop around each other's homes, sample each other's cooking, and pass judgment on each other's entertaining skills. As the tension ratchets up, Series 3 is set to provide even more compulsive viewing as the contestants’ internal feuds and culinary clashes develop with each unfolding dinner. Premieres Monday 30 September at 20:00 on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120) for 12 episodes.

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In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five 20-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci. In cinemas 16 August.

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In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them. Starring Matt Damon, George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray. In SA cinemas 24 January 2014.

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Thor, the Mighty Avenger, returns to the big screen in Marvel's Thor: The Dark World on November 8, and here is the official trailer, presented first on YouTube for Geek Week! See Thor, Loki, Jane Foster, Malekith and more in this epic trailer for the film!

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Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past. Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista. In SA cinemas 25 October.

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Trailer: Killing Them Softly

2013-08-02 09:06

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Starring Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini. In cinemas 2 August.

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Ben Stiller stars in and directs Twentieth Century Fox's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The movie is based on the 1939 short story of the same name by James Thurber. A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing. Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Sean Penn. In SA cinemas on 3 January 2014.

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Watch: New Hunger Games sequel trailer

2013-07-22 07:34

The cast of The Hunger Games have made their Comic-Con debut, along with the trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

First look: Mandela movie trailer

2013-07-19 12:16

The first full-length trailer for the long-awaited Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has been released. Watch it here.


A dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organisation. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange.

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SA animation teaser: Khumba

2013-07-16 10:26

It’s not all black and white for this zebra… he’s going to have to earn his stripes! This is the second animated feature film from Triggerfish Animation Studios and stars Jake T. Austin, AnnaSophia Robb, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne and Liam Neeson. In cinemas 25 October.

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"Under your bed. Waiting to be fed." Check out the trailer for Blood Tokoloshe: Dawn of the Beast which was filmed in South Africa in the Nollywood-style on a shoestring budget and is set to screen at the 2013 Durban International Film Festival this July. The film tells of a man gets a sangoma to make him a tokoloshe so that he can get himself sex and money.

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Watch the official teaser trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, starring Idris Elba as Mandela, Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, Gys de Villiers as FW De Klerk, Fana Mokoena as Govan Mbeki, singer Nomfusi Gotyana as Miriam Makeba, and SA comedian Riaad Moosa as Ahmed Kathrada. The movie is set for release in South Africa on 6 December.

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A world of youth, glamour, sex and Los Angeles as written by Bret Easton Ellis. Starring Lindsay Lohan, James Deen.

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The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life. Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Chloë Sevigny. In SA cinemas 8 November.

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Trailer: Monsters University

2013-06-20 10:37

A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University - when they weren't necessarily the best of friends. Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi. In cinemas 21 June.

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The second trailer from the latest Neil Blomkamp sci-fi starring Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. In cinemas 13 December.

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The Hangover Part III is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. Starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, John Goodman, Heather Graham. In cinemas 31 May.

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New footage: Pacific Rim

2013-04-30 09:54

Warner Bros has released an incredible new trailer for Pacific Rim along with this message from director Guillermo del Toro: "This was originally intended for only WonderCon, but after listening to so many of you asking for more of the movie online, I think it's time for me to show you more footage. Enjoy, my friends!" Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day and is set for release in cinemas in South Africa on 2 August.

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A young journalist is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. Starring Henry Cavill, directed by Zach Snyder. The film also stars Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Henry Lennix, Christopher Meloni and Laurence Fishburne. In cinemas 28 June.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth. In cinemas 22 November.

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First look: Elysium trailer

2013-04-10 08:15

Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley. In cinemas 30 August.

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Trailer: Hitchcock

2013-04-05 10:50

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson. In cinemas 5 April.

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The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s. Starring Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Milo Ventimiglia. Released in SA cinemas on 17 January 2014.

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A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. From Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock. Released in 3D in SA cinemas 11 October 2013.

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Jimmy, a conservative corn farmer is elated when his rich gay uncle offers him a way to save his farm from bankruptcy - only to find out he'll have to bare his midriff and master the up-do. Starring Louw Venter, Terence Bridgett, Gys de Villiers. In cinemas 16 August.

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A drama, previously titled 'Winnie', that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration. Starring Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela. Directed by Darrell Roodt. In SA cinemas 8 November.

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Gandolfini movie trailer released

2013-08-07 11:51

The trailer for the late James Gandolfini's second-to last movie he filmed before his death, Enough Said, has been released.


New Romeo and Juliet trailer

2013-08-02 10:13

Watch the trailer for a new adaptation of the William Shakespeare play. When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Paul Giamatti, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis. In cinemas 18 October.

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Watch a thrilling new clip from the upcoming sci-fi drama Elysium, directed by Neill Blomkamp. Check out the District 9-like urban squalor and see more of SA actor Sharlto Copley's hardcore character - a man they call Kruger. Elysium also stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and is set for release in SA on 30 August.

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SA comedy trailer: Babalas

2013-07-26 11:10

Ian Roberts (Boet), Norman Anstey (Swaer) and Fats Bookholane (Mogae) first brought these characters to life in the Castrol advertisements in the late 80's and now these folk heroes return in this dyed in the wool homegrown comedy. Also starring Jack Parow, Tammy-Anne Fortuin, Hannes Muller and Wynand van Vollenstee. In cinemas 2 August.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares The Quarter Quell - a competition that could change Panem forever. In cinemas 22 November.

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Get a first look at Jamie Foxx as villain Electro in this teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, ahead of the film's Comic-Con panel in San Diego where the rest of the cast, including Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, and director Marc Webb are expected to appear. The movie is set for release in SA cinemas on 25 April 2014.

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Trailer: 12 Years A Slave

2013-07-16 16:00

Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in this slavery biopic that follows the true story of Solomon Northup, a black man born free who is tricked into slavery.

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Thapelo Mokoena plays Axe Gumede, an up-and-coming property agent who is determined to make his mark, one Randela and flashy car at a time. When his lavish lifestyle lands him in trouble with loan sharks and the law, Axe is sentenced to community service at an old-age home. Also starring Marius Weyers, Casper de Vries, Kenneth Nkosi, Jamie Bartlett. In cinemas 4 October.

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The teaser for your favourite dragon movie. And animation puberty has definitely gone right for Hiccup.

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Taking B-movies to another level entirely, Sharknado is a made-for-TV disaster movie about a freak hurricane that sweeps through Los Angeles and brings a whole lotta starving sharks along with it. The hilariously bad trailer is going viral for very obvious reasons. The future cult classic stars Tara Reid (the American Pie movies), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210) and a bunch of other actors you've never heard of before.

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Obsessed with the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, a woman travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her perfect gentleman. Starring Keri Russell, Bret McKenzie, Jane Seymour.

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Trailer: White House Down

2013-06-24 09:41

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. Starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal. In cinemas 28 June.

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The continuing on-set adventures of San Diego's top rated newsman. Starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Christina Applegate. In cinemas January 2014.

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The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes. Starring Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey. In cinemas March 2014.

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Trailer: Epic

2013-06-11 10:26

A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world - and ours. Starring the voice talents of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles. In cinemas 14 June.

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Trailer: Safe Haven

2013-05-07 11:40

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. Starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders. In cinemas 10 May.

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Man of Steel trailer promises poignancy

2013-04-17 14:02

Zack Snyder is hoping his Superman reboot Man of Steel, starring Brit actor Henry Cavill, turns out to be not just a blockbuster, but a movie with a capital "M."


A hilarious new South African action comedy film from the agents behind the iconic sketch series The Pure Monate Show! Blitz Patrollie pays homage to movies such as Bad Boys, Rush Hour, Starsky & Hutch, 48 Hours and other iconic buddy cop movies, and stars some of the biggest names in South African comedy. Starring: David Kau, Joey Rasdien, Chris Forrest, David Kibuuka, Kagiso Lediga. In cinemas 10 May.

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Trailer: 21 & Over

2013-04-11 11:21

The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends. Starring Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright. In cinemas 12 April.

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Trailer: Olympus Has Fallen

2013-04-08 11:01

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman. In cinemas 12 April.

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A dazzling new trailer for The Great Gatsby has been released by Warner Bros and features new music from Beyoncé - covering Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine. The movie, based on the clasic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, tells of a Midwestern war veteran who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire. In cinemas 17 May.

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