Get Out (Cinema Review)

15 – 104mins – 2017


 

DECEPTIVE INVITATION

Despite making a name for himself as a comedy actor with a penchant for parody (MadTV, Key & Peele, Keanu), in his directorial debut, Jordan Peele has found instantaneous critical acclaim as a filmmaker in a widely disparate genre: horror. Get Out consummately merges a creepy mystery with stinging and provocative social commentary to create a racially-motivated thriller with a strong nod to The Stepford Wives.

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Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (Cinema Review)

15 – 98mins – 2016


 

BROS BEFORE HO-LIDAYS

While still in the young, wild and hunky bracket of his 20s, former Wildcat warbler Zac Efron has oft been cast as the rebellious, self-destructive type – whether ruining his own relationship (That Awkward Moment), his neighbours’ sense of community spirit (Bad Neighbours, Sorority Rising) or his career (We Are Your Friends). As the titular Dave in his latest comedy, the charming Disney alum plays the (slightly) straighter sidekick to his “loser” brother, Mike (Adam Ice Age: Collision Course DeVine), more akin to his enabler role in the deplorable Bad Grandpa.

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