Monday, November 30, 2020

WATCH Hypnotic Hilarity with Andre

ANDRÉ - the ever-popular and hilarious hypnotist - recently returned to East London for his 28th show prior to his departure for England in the...

Film explores famous trial of the ‘Chicago 7’

The whole world is watching! This chant runs throughout Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7 and serves as the overall moral of...

COMPETITION CLOSED … Tickets up for grabs to Gino Fabbri’s ‘Fabbricated’

The East London Guild Theatre and the GO! & Express is offering two sets of double tickets to Gino Fabbri's upcoming comedy show 'Fabbricated',...

Night of laughs with Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Tuesday night saw the Guild Theatre fill up – or at least as much as is allowed under current lockdown restrictions – as locals...

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ is a whole lot of gruesome fun

Even in a sub-genre as bloated as zombie horror, there are few franchises as unique as Sam Raimi's Evil Dead. The first film, 1981's...

‘#Alive’ is safe, comfort-food horror

  Sometimes, all you ask of a movie is that it be entertaining. It doesn't need to be particularly deep, or even all that artistically challenging. It...

Win tickets to Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Ten lucky readers will each win a set of double tickets to see Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist performing live at the East London Guild Theatre...

It’s Showtime and Competition Time!

ANDRE the Hilarious Hypnotist will once more be performing in East London. This week Thursday, the GO! & Express will bring you news about his...

{GALLERY} Disney comes to East London

DISNEY COMES TO EAST LONDON BRINGING MUSIC MAGIC: The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) hosted the last two performances of their Disney in...

ELPAS ready to share Disney magic

The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) has promised a magical performance on Saturday October 3 when they will be presenting the final two...

‘Social Dilemma’ offers diagnosis but no real cure

“It's plain as day: these services are killing people, making people kill themselves.” This dire warning from former Pintrest president Tim Kendall is probably the...

‘My Octopus Teacher’ an emotional journey based on unusual friendship

There is even more local content this week, this time a brand-new SA film called My Octopus Teacher. Despite the title sounding like a quirky...

New locally produced film ‘Santana’ hits Netflix

For this week’s review, we get to look at another locally produced film. This time, it’s a gritty crime drama titled Santana (no relation to...

Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ misses the mark

Given just how much of a cultural juggernaut Disney has become, it can be easy to forget that chunks of their most famous animations...

WATCH | ‘Breathtaking moment’ as leopard casually strolls past guests at...

A guest at Singita Ebony Lodge in Mpumalanga experienced a “breathtaking moment” getting close and personal with a leopard. The close encounter with one of...

Two Princess Cruises ships scrap early 2021 voyages over Covid restrictions

The two ships, Island Princess and Pacific Princess, were set to sail from North America and Australia, respectively BY NIVEDITA BALU Carnival Corp's Princess Cruises said on...

Beauty with purpose: Thando Hopa uses modelling to demystify albinism

CLAIM TO FAME Model and activist Thando Hopa is a lawyer by profession, and she uses her platform to dispel false information about albinism. Hopa was...

Good acting saves ‘Project Power’

Netflix’s latest offering, Project Power, is proof that a movie can overcome a lack of substance so long as it has plenty of style. The...

Blaqverse to drop new single with DJ Ready D

EL-born musician Mvikeli Masuku, better known by his stagename Blaqverse, is gearing up to release a new single with SA hip-hop heavyweight DJ Ready...

ELPAS is calling all aspiring stars

Even though the lockdown has put serious restrictions on the local arts community, the East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) has come up with...

‘Lost Bullet’ pure lean, mean action

Fans of vehicular-based action films like Fast & The Furious are sure to find plenty to love with French director Guillaume Pierret’s debut feature,...

Facebook Messenger users can now secure chats with App Lock feature

Users can choose whether to lock the application with touch or Face ID Facebook has begun rolling out additional security features for its dedicated chat application, Messenger,...

‘Untraceable’ a horror- thriller for internet age

Untraceable is a horror film for the modern age, where exploration of the alienation and cruelty fostered by online anonymity seems to become more...

ELPAS’ ‘Broadway Unplugged’ to be streamed live at Arts Theatre

If lockdown has left you craving a good theatre fix, then worry no more. This Saturday, the East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) will be...

WATCH | How It’s time to reconsider the humble hadeda

Let’s paint a picture: one moment you’re in a deep slumber, untroubled by the cares of the world and floating through space on a...

Tourism industry optimistic despite R748m daily losses

NONKULULEKO NJILO The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Monday said it was confident the industry would survive the Covid-19 pandemic, despite recording...

Veteran actor Allen Booi passes away

KYLE ZEEMAN Veteran actor Allen Booi has died, talent agency Trinity Management confirmed in a statement on Monday. The star, who featured in several major productions,...

The 2020 Instagram rich list is out – here’s who made...

Visual social media planner Hooper HQ has released the top 100 Instagram 2020 rich list. It includes influencers in fitness, beauty, music and fashion among eight...

WATCH | The kangaroos who mastered the art of climbing trees

Goodfellow's tree kangaroos aren’t particularly down to earth. It’s not that they’re snobbish – although their mahogany coats do give them an air of...

Lockdown travel rules: can I go on holiday if I don’t...

After much confusion, regulations regarding leisure travel in level 3 are clear To take “leisure” bookings or not to take “leisure” bookings ... that, for...

WATCH | A sanctuary for animals rescued from heartbreak

If Noah offloaded his ark in the Cape Winelands, the results would look something like Butterfly World – a colourful, chaotic menagerie. A hedgehog scurries...

Lockdown has changed the way we shop, report finds

KGAUGELO MASWENENG South Africans are in the main still shopping during the day, showing persistent change in retail behaviour even though lockdown regulations have been...

Founder of Miss EC pageant in Mrs SA semifinal

The prestigious Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa pageant sees women from all over the country competing for the highly coveted title. One of the contestants...

Local director’s film debut a chilling modern fairy tale

One of the best things about Netflix is how it has provided an amazing platform for new independent talent. Case in point, this week we’re...

‘The energy is really special’: Giza pyramids reopen after three-month closure

Dozens of excited tourists snapped selfies as they wandered around Egypt's most iconic ancient site Egypt reopened its famed Giza pyramids to the public on...

How Nelson Mandela inspired Pienaar and Springboks to conquer the world

Francois Pienaar, even 25 years on, conveys a sense of disbelief and awe when he talks of that crisp Highveld winter's day that the...

Organisers say Paris Fashion Week will go ahead in September, vow...

Thousands are expected to descend on the French capital to see the Spring/Summer 2021 collection Paris women's fashion week is to go ahead in September,...

TikTok taking off in SA under lockdown

The mobile video-sharing app TikTok is surging in popularity among South African teens, a new study shows. But TikTok users — many younger than...

Google adds ‘fact-check’ label to images to curb fake news

The new labels will be based on the ClaimReview database established by independent fact-checkers Google said Monday it was adding fact-check labels to images as...

Become a master thief in ‘Styx: Master of Shadows’

JAMES FIELD Bare feet on stone steps, the soft patter hidden within the quiet clank of a guard's plate, a yell muffled by a hand,...

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is a darkly comedic adaptation

A Series of Unfortunate Events is the best kind of adaptation, one that is able to keep to the spirit of its source material...

Children tell us which apps are best for lockdown learning

When it comes to online platforms, children prefer YouTube and Netflix - but nothing compares to old-fashioned playing outside. So says Elaine Wang, cloud and...

Join brave quest in ‘For The King’ online, locally

JAMES FIELD The King is dead, chaos is rising, and all the land's heroes have fallen to the last. Time to send in the peasants! For The...

Walking the Comrades: Veteran runner hoping to complete race for first...

Paul Selby is hoping to complete his first Comrades in 12 years on Sunday — by walking it. The veteran of 24 Comrades‚ who cannot...

Siphiwe Tshabalala launches book on ‘Super Shabba’ to ‘reverse the brainwash’

Former Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book – “Super Shabba – The African Superhero” – as part of his 2010...

‘Dolemite Is My Name’ tells hilarious true story

I don’t think it’s much of an hyperbole to say Dolemite Is My Name is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a...

Special moon a rare occurrence

If you’d looked skyward on Friday night, you may have noticed something strange happening with the moon. Subtle though it was, we were able to...

Sharing meals with family members may help improve eating habits: study

According to the survey, families with younger children were more likely to eat dinner and breakfast together For people obliged to follow a special diet...

Twitter now allows users to ‘rethink’ harmful replies

As part of a limited experiment, Twitter will be asking users if they're sure they want to post that mean tweet before they hit...

Walkers, runners invited to join first virtual 67km for Mandela Day...

Challenge kicks off today and will run until July 18 With little more than a month to go before the world commemorates Mandela Day in...