Win tickets to M-Net Movies Night Out: Glass

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Join M-Net Movies Night Out and Ster-KinekorTheatres, at an exclusive pre-screening of Glass before its nationwide release on Friday, 18 January 2019. Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. M-Net Movies Night Out is happening at Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Thursday 17 January 2019 at Eastgate and The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg, Gateway in Durban, and Capegate in Cape Town. ENTER HERE! Winners … Continue reading Win tickets to M-Net Movies Night Out: Glass

Die Ellen Pakkies Storie

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I attended a VIP screening of Die Ellen Pakkies Storie tonight at Ster Kinekor. It was one of two occasions where I was so emotional that I chose not to interact with the cast, but leave to cry in my car. To grasp #DieEllenPakkiesStorie would be to open yourself to the unthinkable. A mother killing her adult son. You have to see this heartbreaking, raw, unbelievable true love/life story to understand the depth of a mother’s love, and the width of her despair. I cannot rate this movie higher than I do. Jill Jazz … Continue reading Die Ellen Pakkies Storie

#ShellSA DVD Blockbuster Movie Give-away !

Dear friends, family and other interesting creatures, There is no denying that Superhero movies are all the rage at the moment with more to look forward to! In celebration of the fantastic films we have already seen, I am happy to be able to offer a blockbuster movie hamper to my loyal readers with thanks to #ShellSA The movie hamper contains the following movies: Man of Steel Batman Begins The Dark Knight Superman returns To enter, please leave your name and correct e-mail address in the comment section, along with the answer to: Which blockbuster movie is depicted in the above … Continue reading #ShellSA DVD Blockbuster Movie Give-away !

‘n Paw Paw vir my Darling!

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Today I am hosting a brilliant guest writer, Yvonne Griffin who did a brilliant review of the movie, ” ‘n Paw Paw vir my Darling! ” You can look forward to more Afrikaans movie and book reviews from her.  I wish you enough, Wenchy    ‘n Lekkerder lekker as wanneer n film by die boekstorie hou, is daar nie. N Paw Paw vir my darling stel nie teleur nie. Jeanne Goosen se fiktiewe karakters word geloofwaardig en sprankelend vertolk deur onverbeterlike akteurs/aktrise.  Kwessies word subtiel en humoristies aangeraak soos liefde oor die kleurgrens en … Continue reading ‘n Paw Paw vir my Darling!

Dis ek, Anna

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, It has never happened to me that I see a movie, the audience randomly burst into applause,  remain seated while the credits roll in silence and the audience keep applauding … and nobody rushes to their feet. Especially not an Afrikaans movie. I had read “Dis ek, Anna” and “Die staat teen Anna Bruwer” in my native language Afrikaans and was deeply touched by it.  When I received an invitation to the film viewing, I had to see it.  My son Liam James (19) accompanied me.  He was worried he wouldn’t follow an Afrikaans … Continue reading Dis ek, Anna

“Maya the Bee” pre-release ticket giveaway!

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I was personally delighted when I saw my favourite childhood cartoon is coming out on on the big screen and feel proud at this South African first. The film will be released in three languages – English, Afrikaans and Zulu on 18 September, just ahead of Heritage Day. Maya is a curious little bee with a big heart. Join her in an epic adventure as she and her best friend Willy attempt to save their hive! Be among the first lucky few to see “Maya the Bee” this Sunday, 13th of September 2015 before … Continue reading “Maya the Bee” pre-release ticket giveaway!

Midnight train (thoughts) to Georgia (nowhere).

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Some general news… after midnight… Just go with it. *  Can you believe at the end of June,  I’ve been banting for a year!? Many kilograms and cm’s later,  it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve reached the point where I can say *we* live a low carb lifestyle. I have never thought of it as a diet. Weird how the brain works. * The scale has not been my friend lately but I’ve had a good week. Is better for my mental health not to weigh myself all … Continue reading Midnight train (thoughts) to Georgia (nowhere).

Love is timeless.

Dear friends and other interesting creatures, When my children were little, I use to go to the movies every Tuesday morning. There has always been something magical about escaping to the cinema. The smell of popcorn and icy green slush aside, I just loved becoming invisible and lose myself into the great, big screen in front of me. It has always been a place of magic…. besides that is was an adult space for me on a Tuesday morning. No crying children demanding attention, or food, or beating each other with swords! Add a decade or so to that exhausted young … Continue reading Love is timeless.