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Woza Hollywood. Safe House

Never is there a moment of more collective patriotism than when South Africa appears in a movie. Like Blood Diamond, oh Leo with his 75% accurate SA accent. Then there was Invictus and Matt Damon’s 98% accurate SA accent and Morgan Freeman pretty much saying “Fuck you, I’m Morgan Freeman and Mandela sounds better with an American accent” – and we didn’t hate him for it.

These movies were cool. They were about Africa’s strife and South Africa’s success. Now there’s a REAL cool movie. That’s just about coolness, and guns and car chases and CIA/FBI and other stuff that’s supposed to be in movies with none of this “message” crap. And where did they film it? (If the answer isn’t South Africa, then this is a random introduction.) Yes. SOUTH AFRICA. Cape Town in fact.

It stars two of Hollywood’s hottest actors… Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. Now I’d go see a movie starring those two ANYWAY.  Set it in Cape Town and I’m jumping for high-five JOY!

It’s a highly anticipated film. We all remember the roads being closed for the car chase scenes. Hearing about friends of friends who got cast as extras. Buying night vision goggles and camping outside Ryan’s hotel… (Just me?). Anyway.

Look at this:

My apartment block is in the top left of the photo! (I forgive you for not noticing anything past Ryan’s sexiness though.)

I am going to the premier pre-sceening on Friday the 3rd Februrary. At first I thought this meant that I was cool enough to get invited to rad events, but then I realised that it’s in the middle of the day, and what other layabout vagabonds did they know who had nothing to do on a school-day. But it DOES mean that I get to see the movie before anyone else, worldwide. (Except for maybe the film editors and director, I’m pretty sure they’ve seen it by now.)

Either way. RANDOM HIGH FIVE for the Safe House movie Premier. I am SO excited. I will have to pack an extra pair of panties (to throw at the screen)

Check out the trailer: *Cue squeals of joy as you notice landmarks all over SA*

*Random High Five to Prezence Digital for hooking a sista up*

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Me Tarzan?

George of the Jungle

(read: DeWet of the Garden Route)

So there’s some buzz about this guy: DeWet Du Toit.

I don't have my vines crossed.

A South African dude from George who’s trying to cast himself as the New TARZAN in the 2012 movie remake of the monosyllabic, vine swinging, poo flinging, chest thumping hero. (Directed by Hollywood’s Stephen Sommers.)

He added a video to YouTube and has sent so many persuasive (allegedly all in CAPS – Tarzan likes to SHOUT!?) emails to film producers. So much so that he is now being flown to USA to audition for the role officially by US producer Jerry Weintrub

See the resemblance?

I want to offer him a high-five for pursuing his dream. (However dubious a “lifelong dream to play Tarzan” might sound to some.) He speaks to camera half way through. With a name like DeWet Du Toit, I don’t have to tell you what his mother-tongue is, he has a thick accent – let’s just say, he’ll sound the part to Americans. Even when he’s not acting.

His Video is pretty impressive, He has a body I wouldn’t mind seeing projected on a big cinema screen for a few hours, he does a bit of  Baywatch style water scenes, swings from a vine, ‘plays’ with a man in a monkey suit  and even leads a Knysna Elephant through the forest with. his. bare. hands! (You know the Americans will LOVE that) all to the tune of Gregorian and Indian sounding Monks – with an epic ‘miming’ of the Tarzan yell at the end… What’s not to love?

:)

The editing isn’t the tightest, and the filming is quite rookie – but there are some Proudly South African shots of the beautiful Garden Route in there also.

*High Five* DeWet, or should I say *Hoog-Vyf*

And Good luck!

(I shall now take my tongue out of my cheek)

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