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  • February 2014

    Your one resource for whats happening at the South African Box Office.

    www.offthescreenmagazine.com

    Stealing our Hearts

    We talk to the young actress giving life to a young German Book

    Thief, Sophie Nelisse

    Rolling in Comedic actress Anna Faris talks to

    us about reprising her role in the animated comedy sequel, Cloudy

    with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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    Cover Story: 16 Stealing our Hearts We speak to the young Canadian actress breathing life in the little German Book Thief, Sophie Nelisse

    Features: 10 Rolling in Comedic actress Anna Faris talks to us about reprising her role in the animated feature, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

    22 The Man in the Robot We talk to the actor taking on one of the most loved robotic characters of all time. Joel Kinnaman in the reboot of the Robocop franchise

    Reviews: Film

    Released January 17th

    28 12 Years a Slave 29 Delivery Man 30 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 31 Paradise

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    32 The Book Thief 33 Faan se Trein 34 Paranormal Activity: The

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    35 Grudge Match

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    Editors Letter Happy February, and that means happy Valentines Day. While we dont really have any features that cover Valentines Day, we do have a couple films coming this month to share with a loved one, namely Romeo and Juliet, Labor Day, and possibly The Best Man Holiday, though maybe not. You can check out the reviews for these great films in this issue. We do have some great features, though, including talking to the young actress breathing life into a young German Book Thief, Sophie Nelisse, the voice of a somewhat over excitable meteorologist, Anna Faris, and the man in the Robocop suit, Joel Kinnaman, so we hope you enjoy the issue, and your Valentines, and well see you at the movies in March.

    Best Wishes

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    Released January 31st

    38 Gravity (Re-Released) 39 Fire with Fire 40 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

    2 Released February 7th

    41 Robocop 42 The Best Man Holiday 43 Labor Day 44 Romeo and Juliet 45 Inside Llewyn Davis

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    Rolling in

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    This month sees the crazy antics of Flint Lockwood and his friends returning to the big screen in the sequel, Cloudy with a

    Chance of Meatballs 2. We chatted to comedic actress Anna Faris about reprising her role, the food animals and how this ones

    different from the first.

    omedy actress Anna Faris burst onto the scene 13 years ago in Scary Movie and has gone from

    strength to strength ever since. Shes appeared in three of the subsequent Scary Movie sequels, Been a House Bunny, been Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds, dealing with a crazy Dictator and has dealt with Luke Wilsons Super Ex-Girlfriend, just to name a few of the films shes been in. Back in 2009 she jumped into the world of voice overs starring as the voice of Sam Sparks in the animated feature, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. This month sees her reprising the role in the sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I was so excited to come back for Cloudy 2, she tells us. The first experience was so much fun. I loved the way the movie turned out, and the process is just so interesting because you work on it for a year, and you dont really know whats going on until kind of the end. Its amazing to see it all come together and the artistry involved is incredible, so Im thrilled to be back. Cloudy 1 tells the tale of crazed inventor Flint Lockwood, voiced by Bill Hader, who thinks hes saved the day after the local town sardine canary, the towns main source of revenue, is closed and his invention of a machine that can turn water into food actually works. The problem is works a little

    too well and results in massive food related storms that almost destroy the world. In the end Flint, along with the help of meteorologist Sam Sparks, saves the day, turning off the machine, but the machine turns itself back on, and thats where Cloudy 2 starts, but it doesnt stop there. The machine has created

    an entire food related ecosystem, including animals made from vegetables, fruits and doughnuts.

    The food creatures are my favourite part of the whole movie, Faris tells us. I

    think [the creators have] been so inventive. We have cheese spiders, which are these enormous cheese burger spiders, and weve got hippotatamuses, which are potatoes which are turned into hippopotamuses, weve got cannelopes, which are antelopes made from canelope, so I think its been really fun how theyve made food into these living creatures with personalities. Its just so inventive and fun and beautiful.

    Of course, due to her adventurous nature Sam follows Flint to try and turn off the machine again and save the world.

    Whats great about Cloudy 2 is that it really is a whole new adventure, she says. Its a whole new world thats so big and so wild and so imaginative, and my character, Sam Sparks, and Flint Lockwood, are

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    adventurers, so hopefully we can take the audience on a great adventure as well.

    Of course theres more to the island where the food monsters live, and the person they think is saving them, the very Jobs like character Chester V, voiced by Will Forte, and his Live Group, which really casts your mind to Apple, is not the good guy everyone thinks he is. Of course, thats just a small part of the film and the comedy aspect is very important. I think whats so fun about these movies, she says. Is that theyre really witty and kids love the world that it is, all the food. Its a kids fantasy to have it raining ice cream or whatever, but for adults I think theres a lot of really funny jokes, great characters with a lot of wit to them, and I think, the last Cloudy my husband told me that it was his favourite

    movie that Id done. He just loved it, so I think theres something about it. Its such an un-cynical world, the world of animation, and Sony Pictures, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, that its really just an escape.

    Well, if you want to escape with odd creatures, odd characters and odder animation, then this is the film for you. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is showing at cinemas now.

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    Stealing our Hearts

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    The latest book adaption hits our screens this month with the release of The Book Thief. We spoke to the young Canadian

    actress that managed to land the lead role, Sophie Nelisse, about the role the book and her co-stars.

    his month sees the screen adaption of a much loved book, The Book Thief, hitting

    the silver screen. The film tells the tale of Liesel, a young German girl sent to live with foster parents at the very beginning of World War II. Shes immediately out of pl