Category Archives: Movies

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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9/11 disappoints

A flashback to 11 September 2001 and my then boss had just boarded a plane for the USA.  I was living in Swaziland.  The news was full of the terrorist attack/disaster in both Washington and New York, together with the … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything Everything, is about a “bubble girl” – a young woman, Maddie, who is basically allergic to everything.  She lives in her own little sterile world and, miraculously, finds love with a neighbour, Ollie.  Is this … Continue reading

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The Shack (2017) – movie review

I watched “The Shack” (2017) USA today.  Written by John Fusco based on the novel of the same name by William P Young, it is directed by Stuart Hazeldine. Sam Worthington plays Mack Phillips, while Papa is Octavia Spencer (turns … Continue reading

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