Posted in Movies

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 will be selected on a random basis, and will be notified via e-mail confirmation. Enjoy!

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

#wenchytude #mmoviesnightout #homeofgreat #TravelLight #PlantFlowers

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Posted in ... a bit of that, Events, Movies

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 Levenberg portrayal of Ellen Pakkies is authentic, crippling with emotion and without pretense. Wow.

Jarrid Geduld in the role of Abie Pakkies, is pure to the point of cringing at the pain, evil and psychologically feeling the desperation every time the word “Mommy” escapes. Phenomenal.

I wish you enough,

Wenchy


#wenchytude

Posted in ... a bit of that, Giveaway, Movies

#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

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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 picture?

The winner of the movie hamper will be released on Friday, 29 April 2016. 

(Comments on this post will become visible on Friday, when the winner is revealed!)


I found the following while cruising #ShellSA:

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Goods are available in limited quantities at the specified price and will be available until such goods are sold out. Available at participating Shell Shops until 8 May 2016!

Terms & Conditions apply


Stand a chance to WIN a trip for 2 to New York or 1 of 20 exclusive Batman v Superman Hampers

Purchase any Super Hero Combo at any participating Shell Service Station, keep your till slip and SMS BvS and your name to 32210 (R1/SMS) or Dial *120*32210# and follow the instructions (Standard Rates apply) – Competition closes on 8 May 2016!

Terms & Conditions apply


Well, if three competitions is not a reason to head down to your nearest Shell, I do not know what is!

Good luck on winning the movie hamper!

I wish you enough,

Wenchy

Posted in ... a bit of that, Guest Posts, Movies

‘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 


 

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‘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 homoseksueliteit. Enkele kragwoorde mag aanstoot gee.

Die storie van die Beeslaers word verwoord deur Tsjaka, depressed, veronregte  hond van die gesin van Frik du Preezstraat, Damnville.  Aan stuur van sake is Vleis (n man vir die nuwe SA na 1994) . Sy vrou Sofie stress haar letterlik uit haar hare oor hul kinders en swak ekonomie – n situasie wat met en sonder payday vinnig reggesien word met n braai en n bottel Cape Hope!

 Die Beeslaarkinders betaan uit Elvis, die oudste en enigste seun met sy Kerrie cherry. Die middelkind Rusty het op die paal geraak, baba weggegee, kraandrywer geword by Iscor met haar liefde, die kraamsuster Tabitha  Snygans. Die grootste rede tot verdriet is dikboud Mabel  “retrenched” wat droom van Hollywood en Charlize  Theron. Giepie Briel van oorkant die straat, karate wonder van formaat bied uitkoms ….”wat wil n vrou meer he?” ‘n G0eie werk, siekefonds, vrypas en als?

 Soufie se ma Sally Caravan, bewoon n karavaan op die werf, sy sien gesigte en voorbodes. Vleis se ma, Girla van Huis Herfsblaar, het nie n tekort aan vryers nie – veral Tango du Toit as n geheime agent steel die hart. Tussen die twee ma’s hang n fete oor n plastiese roos van Bles Bridges.

Meng in Cyril Posa, die tuinbeampte, Hillies Grobbelaar wat enige strike kan stil toyi-toyi en n pastoor wat net sy kudde tot by nagmaal wil kry en Sersant Kennedy Banda wat eerder n oorplasing vra Hillbrow toe …

 Vergete is nie Tsjaka wat sy hart verloor aan n verdwaalde franse poedel nie. Kennende Damnville loop tel hy maar die stukke op langs die blou wawiel beton en die golfbal posbus…

Heerlike tong in die kies vermaak!

n Paw Paw vir my Darling

Yvonne Griffin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in ... a bit of that, @SterKinekor, Events, Movies

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 film as it is not his first language. There were subtitles in English, but to be honest, it is not imperative to the comprehension of the film.

The time has passed where local film cannot compete in the box office. If I wasn’t convinced after “Balade Vir ‘n Enkeling”,  I have zero doubt now!

Charlenè Brouwer who plays the role of the older Anna, is flawless. Morne Visser definitely also deserves a massive mention.

This is a film that gets full colours,  5 big purple stars from me!

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From Wikipedia :

“Dis ek, Anna” is a South African (Afrikaans) drama based on the two top selling novels by Anchien Troskie (writing as Elbie Lotter) called Dis ek, Anna (It’s me, Anna) and Die Staat teen Anna Bruwer (The State vs Anna Bruwer). Set in modern day South Africa, it tells the story of Anna Bruwer who avenge the years of abuse suffered by the hand of her step father and the court case that ensues. Written by Tertius Kapp. Produced by Niel van Deventer. Directed by Sara Blecher and starring amongst others Charlene Brouwer, Marius Weyers, Nicola Hanekom, Morne Visser, Drikus Volschenk, Elize Cawood and Eduan van Jaarsveld.

For the next week it is showing exclusively at @nouveaubuzz in @RosebankMall, before it will be released nation wide. Go see it.

I wish you enough,
Wenchy