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Up

Up, written and directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, is a fun animated comedy about a retired balloon salesman that gets to go on the adventure of a lifetime. As the movie starts, we meet a young Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), who would one day like to be an explorer, with the dream to […]

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Star Trek 2009

You’d think that after five television series, a total of 28 seasons and 704 episodes; 22 animated episodes, ten movies, thirty computer games and more that a thousand books and ebooks there can be very little added to a franchise as popular and well explored as Star Trek. J.J. Abrahams proved us wrong. He boldly went […]

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Final Fantasy XIII

  Final Fantasy XIII (FFXIII) is an amazing game, a technical marvel signifying a new era in the Final Fantasy franchise. The game consists of classic a Final Fantasy storyline and well rounded characters and I was blown away by the stunning visuals and the fast paced action that seamlessly flowed from cut scenes to gameplay and back. […]

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61 Hours by Lee Child

Mass market thrillers… I love ’em! And you can’t get any better than Jack Reacher saving the world… and in just about every single Lee Child novel Jack Reacher does exactly that – while drinking a lot of coffee… If you haven’t read a Lee Child novel – where on Earth have you been? 61 Hours is […]

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A Million Miles from Normal by Paige Nick

Paige Nick’s A Million Miles from Normal is a page-turner, a must read from one of South Africa’s hottest new authors. With a quirky, eye catching jacket and a plot filled with wit and humour and flavoured with a dash of drama, the book enthrals you from start to finish. Rachel Marcus has just landed in New […]

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Important Artifacts by Leanne Shapton

Important Artifacts…’ is not just a novel. It is also a work of art. Leanne Shapton, art director of the New York Times op-ed page and author of ‘Was She Pretty?’, presents us with the story of a relationship and its end. Now, as you and I both know, break-up stories are dime-a-dozen… But told […]

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Josh Groban

Not much can be said about Josh Groban that hasn’t already been said. We all know of his talent; the power of his vioce; his unfailing control over diction; his seemingly-innate mastery of foreign linguistics; and not to mention his immense musical aptitude. Despite all his previous accomplishments, Illuminations is a step further in the right direction, […]

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Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite

The golden goddess Aphrodite, whose rituals were all acts of love and pleasure, lends her name to Kylie’s latest offering – and how fitting! Kylie collaborated with some pretty big names in the pop-dance scene, including Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters, Calvin Harris, and Tim Rice-Oxley, to bless her fans with a seamless album […]

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