Category Archives: Movies

Happy birthday, Tom Cruise

Happy birthday (3 July) to the fearless lead of Mission Impossible, Tom Cruise, who has hung from the world’s tallest building, a moving plane and an active helicopter all to get the perfect shot. Advertisements

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You’re “it”

Title: Tag Year: 2018 Country: USA Director: Jeff Tomsic (directorial debut) Written by: Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen Genre: Comedy Starring: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, John Hamm, Jeremy Renner Release (SA): 29 June 2018 Company: Warner Bros. Pictures … Continue reading

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Degrees of comparison

The Lady of the Camellias: Showing at Cinema Nouveau from 03 February 2018. I previewed this.  The first act is good.  The second act is better.  The third act is best.  And they are all sublime. Joburg Ballet audiences recognise … Continue reading

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Wonder, a story of hope and triumph

Wonder is a children’s novel by R J Palacio, the pen name of Raquel Jaramillo.  It was originally published in 2012, but has been re-released in 2017 to coincide with the release of the movie of the same name based … Continue reading

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Le Cosaire, a dance step back in time

From 2 December 2017 the little known (apart from the pas de deux) ballet, Le Corsaire, will be shown as one of the Bolshoi movie ballets. Le Corsaire is rarely staged outside Russia despite its English roots as a poem … Continue reading

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Andre Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert

  The record-breaking André Rieu’s 2017 Maastricht Concert Exclusive at Ster-Kinekor Cinemas: 21 & 22 October 2017  Violinist’s annual Maastricht Concert holds the record as number 1 event music concert of all time.   Coincides with André’ Rieu’s 30th Year … Continue reading

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National Theatre Live – Yerma

The National Theatre Live movie of Yerma by Simon Stone (director/creator) after Federico Garcia Lorca is one of those must see productions.  It is the classic 1934 tale of Yerma (Spanish for “barren”) by Federico Garcia Lorca, but updated from … Continue reading

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