Monthly Archives: December 2013

My blog – 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 58,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Spectacular Skating Stars perform Sleeping Beauty on Ice

Sleeping Beauty on Ice is still on at the Teatro, Montecasino, until 12 January 2014 whereafter it will travel to Cape Town for a run there. I recommend that you do not miss it. It is by far the best … Continue reading

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First movie tickets sold on 28 December 1895

On 28 December 1895 the face of entertainment changed forever. The world’s first commercial film was screened at the Grand Cafe, Paris, France. The movie was made by Louis and August Lumiere, French brothers, who developed the Cinematographe, a camera-projector. … Continue reading

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The Counselor (Movie Review)

Title: The Counselor Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt Year: 2013 Country of Origin: USA Genre: Action/Thriller/Crime Drama Language: English Length: 117 minutes Rating: 16 Language, sex, violence Proposed release date: 26 … Continue reading

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47 Ronin (Movie Review)

Title: 47 Ronin Director: Carl Erik Rinsch Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rinko Kikuchi, Tadanobu Asano, Hiroyuki Sanada and an ensemble of other Japanese actors Year: 2013 Country of Origin: USA Genre: Fantasy, Action Language: English Length: 127 minutes Rating: 10-12 PG … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine (Movie Review)

Title: Blue Jasmine Director: Woody Allen Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins and more Year: 2013 Country of Origin: USA Genre: Drama Language: English Length: 98 minutes. Rating: 9/10 Proposed release date: 20 December 2013 Date I actually saw … Continue reading

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Family fun at Emperors Palace Garden of Lights

One of the highlights on my Christmas calendar is the Emperors Palace Garden of Lights. If the three wise men from the east were guided to the Christ child by a star then I am drawn to the East (Rand) … Continue reading

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