Bruce Banner may have an alter ego in the form of The Hulk, but they’re still essentially one person. Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk, is also one person, but in the new miniseries from HBO, I Know This Much is True, he plays two when he takes on the challenge of playing twins Dominick and Thomas Birdsey.
The knob on the stove that turned on the gas needed a special twist and turn before the fire leapt to life. Abbi knew it was a hazard, but it gave her a sense of ownership over the kitchen. An ownership that kept George and his misguided culinary mishaps to a necessary minimum. Everything she needed for her dinner party was ready, except the dessert – poached pears with honeyed white wine. At the same time, she’d quickly blitz up her famous jalapeño dip to serve with the hors d’oeuvres beforehand. Everyone excepted everything at these regular dinner parties: from an elaborate main course bookended by aperitifs, appetisers, soups, salads, dessert, coffee, cheese, and digestifs to the best wine and latest, trendy cocktails. More was more seemed to be the goal.
In Gemini Man, your M-Net Sunday night movie this weekend, Will Smith must face off against himself. We don’t mean this in some kind of abstract, inner-demon, Gollum/Sméagol way. We mean it literally. Smith plays a retired assassin who must be taken out … by a cloned younger version of himself. And who plays this younger version? None other than Will Smith … a digitally de-aged Will Smith, that is.
She’s played a hacker, an assassin, a treasure-hunting adventurer, and a fairy. In your Sunday night movie, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Angelina Jolie returns to the role of fairy, as the title character. We love watching her in this redemptive remake of Sleeping Beauty, which got us thinking…what other fairies have we loved watching in the movies over the years? This is who we came up with.
South Africa went down to level four lockdown during May, so life pretty much carried on with its crazy new normal. I read eight books this month, which is more than usual, but three of them were audiobooks and three of them were YA or children’s books, which are very quick and easy to get through. One book was South African (the first on the list), which I’m pretty scathing about below. It’s not as terrible as I make it seem, and I would consider giving at least one more in the series a try. Without further ado, here are my May reads.