Last year my best friend sent me a reading challenge upon which I promptly pounced. About a year later I had completed little over half the list, because the suggested reading started stretching the limits of my curiosity. “A book set in high school” and “a book with a love triangle” were unlikely to lead to anything I’d find remotely interesting.
When you think about it, Deadpool is just like every other comic book movie adaptation. There’s a victim – usually a woman, sometimes the world – that must be saved by a tragic hero. Despite protestations that he is not the latter, Deadpool is no different to his current counterparts on the big screen.
There were two things I expected from The Revenant: an excellent performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, and breathtaking cinematography. Needless to say, expectations were met. What took me completely by surprise was Tom Hardy’s performance.
While trawling through Ster-Kinekor’s website I was pleasantly surprised at finding that not one, but four, local films were showing – albeit not all at one venue. Having made a pact with myself to support more local, and continental, content I determined to watch one of the South African movies on offer.
When it comes to comedy, yellow is the new black. That’s the tone of the humour in this prequel to the Despicable Me movies, and the torture chamber scene and Villain-Con are definitely some of the best. These “adorable little freaks” stole the show in the preceding movies, which is exactly why they received a stand-alone movie. However, this time around there is no show to steal.
With my love for sci-fi and a fondness for time travel – no matter how much it may boggle the mind – the Terminator franchise has more than enough reasons for being a firm favourite. But the second movie has a nostalgic attachment for me, because I watched it for the first time with my late brother.
Baking is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges the kitchen presents, as evidenced by the massive two-day baking challenge the celebrities had to endure in the latest episode.
If there is one thing about Game of Thrones that is instantly recognisable it is the opening theme. Music has an integral role to play in the renowned series, as it does for any film or show. It sets the mood, heightens tension and establishes themes.
There is no such thing as an overnight success, and if you were in any doubt then look no further than the cast of Game of Thrones. With the exception of a few of the really young ones, the actors who bring George R.R. Martin’s fantastic characters to life are firmly entrenched in the industry. But there is no doubt that old or young, veteran or not, Game of Thrones has catapulted them to the next level of stardom and success.
Working with lemons gives you the opportunity to make dishes as diverse as lemon meringue, lemon braised chicken and lemon pepper fish. As a writer it gave me the chance to play with words, which is one of the things I enjoyed about working on the latest episode of Celebrity MCSA. “When life gives you lemons” and “things are looking sour” are just some of the doozies I had the pleasure of throwing out there.