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Remembering Robin Williams

Sadly, Robin Williams passed away tragically on 11 August 2014 after losing his lifetime battle with depression and mental illness.   He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him, as well as by millions fans around the world, who he kept laughing and happy for decades on end.   Let’s take […]

Spielberg to direct Roald Dahl’s BFG

The bfg

Hollywood have announced that Steven Spielberg is set to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s classic kid’s book The BFG. This family favourite is set to be released in July 2016, and has Spielberg and Roald Dahl fans alike incredibly excited. The Big Friendly Giant – or BFG for short, is an adventure story about […]

The cult of movies

The term cult movie usually refers to ‘small’ movies outside the mainstream film industry. Some are characterised by limited accessibility; some are controversial or rebellious; some are even so badly made that they became – good…   What is common to all cult films is that they have an active and long lasting following. The […]

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars is a fabulous, must-read book about a teenage girl diagnosed with lung cancer who finds love while fighting the disease.   Grace is a sixteen-year-old girl with cancer, caught up in the effort it takes to live in a body that everyone knows is doomed to an untimely end. […]

Top 10 international TV shows of 2013

Our current offer of Top 10 of 2013 wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t take a quick look at the top 10 international television shows for 2013. 2013 saw some great shows grace our screens, ranging from comedic gems such as Downton Abbey through to the fantasy world of Game of Thrones and the finale […]

The 10 best TV shows of 2013

Popular South African Show eKasi

A list of the top ten TV shows for a particular year will always be subjective and open for discussion. Everyone has their own favourites, of course, and will be disappointed if their show doesn’t feature in the list. But for what it’s worth, here’s one list of the top ten TV shows of 2013, […]

The 10 best movies of 2013

Films have to be entertaining, but the best ones do more than that. They also enlighten; they make us think and stay with us long after the credits have rolled.   With that exalted criteria in mind, I pored over several acclaimed film review websites in search of last year’s best crop. Without further ado, […]

Fantasy comes of age

  When A Game of Thrones was published in 1997, it was quickly embraced by readers. Celebrated for its mature themes, realism and for the fact that no character is held sacred, the book and its series changed the topography of the fantasy genre. The first book was lauded by writing organisations, winning the 1997 […]

Just say no

It is a glaring hypocrisy to bewail high crime rates in South Africa, and then go on smugly selling or buying illegal copies or fake items These days one can not even mention on bidorbuy a certain three-letter abbreviation relating to hair styling without being asked to produce a stack of documents with all the […]