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With a number of blockbuster movies heading to local shores this month, there is no shortage of good movies to watch.
World War Z
19 July 2013
From the wealth of good movies still lying ahead, zombie-thriller World War Z is without a doubt the one we’re most excited about. Loosely based on Max Brooks’ awesome novel, World War Z stars Brad Pitt as UN employee Garry Lane.
He’s tasked with scouring the globe for solutions in turning the tide against an ever increasing number of undead, which, unlike traditional zombies, have Usain Bolt sprinting abilities. If the trailers are anything to go by, we should as least have as much fun as 2002’s 28 Days Later.
Die Laaste Tango
5 July 2013
For something as local as Karoo lamb, the Afrikaans flavours of Die Laaste Tango should be on your menu. Firstly, no it’s not a musical; this thriller is penned and directed by acclaimed crime writer Deon Meyer, whose novels have been translated into 20 languages.
A workaholic detective (Louw Venter, Corné from The Most Amazing Show) brutally assaults a serial killer, and is sent to Loxton in the Karoo for his sins. He meets a woman with cancer (Antoinette Louw) who wants to dance one last tango before her death, but the killer is also plotting revenge. It should be riveting stuff.
The Lone Ranger
12 July 2013
As much as we love Johnny Depp, we can’t help but think that his characters are becoming much of a muchness. The Lone Ranger does not look to prove us wrong, with Depp playing crazy/weird Indian Tonto, alongside Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as The Lone Ranger.
It might not be a western in the traditional sense, but much like Will Smith’s Wild Wild West, it should be good enough to accompany some kernel crunching.
The Wolverine
26 July 2013
This is the second solo outing for Logan (Hugh Jackman) and this time round he finds himself in Japan after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand. Stripped of his normal power, Wolverine has to face an enemy from his past, while a bit of growling and bulging muscles are sure to be present.
Local director Gavin Wood is unfortunately not at the helm again (he’s busy with the exciting sci-fi Ender’s Game), with duties being taken over by the talented James Mangold (Walk the Line).  
Article first appeared in TechSmart 118, July 2013. Download or view it here

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