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Archive | Reviews

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

About the Book: Set in a Johannesburg not unlike our own, the novel features Zinzi December, an underclass tough-chick with a witty mouth, a sloth on her back who pulls 419 scams for a living. She also occasionally finds lost things, for a fee of course. When she is hired to do her least favourite […]

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Seal’s Definitive Hits

After more than two decades in the music industry, genre-defying singing sensation Seal has released a collection of his hits, simply titled ‘Hits’.  Available in two editions (one a single disc, the other a double disc set), ‘Hits’ is perfect for both new and long-time followers. Seal’s voice, husky and soaring, is one of the […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was probably one of the most anticipated games of 2009, so I guess I am a bit late with this review! This will have to be for those who have not picked it up yet and are looking for something to play. Seriously though, if you have not paid attention […]

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Jakhalsdans

  Jakhalsdans, the new film by Darrel James Roodt and written by Deon Meyer, features some well known South African names. Theuns Jordaan, Elizma Theron, Neil Sandilands, and Christina Storm heads up this film’s cast in a story about love, passion and music. Mara Malan (Elizma Theron) and her 6 year old daughter Mia (Janke […]

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The Gates

From the pen of Irish crime thriller writer John Connolly comes ‘The Gates’, a book billed as “A strange novel for strange young people” – and the subtitle tell us just why this delightful story is “strange”: ‘Of Hell Are About To Open.  Mind The Gap.’ ‘The Gates’ is, I understand, a slight departure from […]

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The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth, written by Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith; and directed by Robert Luketic (21, Monster in Law and Legally Blonde) is a delightful romantic comedy that takes the battle of the sexes to a whole new level. Enter Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl), a hopeless romantic in search of Mr. Perfect, […]

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Justin Bonello’s Cooked in Africa

Justin Bonello is the host of Cooked – the popular cooking adventure show, broadcast by BBC Lifestyle on DSTV. Justin comes across as a seriously down-to-earth kind of guy who loves to cook outdoors, for friends, using the best produce this country can offer. And he is proudly South African – I think this is one of […]

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Ocean Eyes by Owl City

My first introduction to Owl City was hearing ‘Fireflies’, the fourth single off their third album Ocean Eyes, on the radio and, I’ll be honest, I didn’t have very nice things to say about it. I thought that Adam Young, the man singing about ‘planet Earth turning slowly’, needed to lock homself in his bedroom, find […]

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The Very Best of Enya

Eithne Ni Bhraonain, known to millions of people around the world as ‘Enya’, is one of the most recognisable artists in the music industry. Her distinctive, lush, layered vocals and classically-inspired pop is a unique sound, a sound that Works. After a career spanning twenty three years and sales of over 70 million albums, Enya […]

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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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