Friday, April 3, 2020

Nostalgia ultra: pop duo Lighthouse Family is heading to SA in...

If you’re looking for a dose of nostalgia from a simpler time when music lacked pretence and the tunes from the 90s reigned supreme,...

Cold War heats up in ‘The Coldest Game’

The Coldest Game is a old-school Cold War thriller that, while being entirely fictional, draws heavy inspiration from the famous 1972 World Chess Championship...

GALLERY: RMB Buffalo Regatta 2020

THE RMB Buffalo Regatta was recently hosted by the East London Boating Association (ELBA) along the banks of the Buffalo River. This year is the...

‘Enter the Florpus’ a fun throw-back

When it comes to cult-classic cartoons, few are as big as Invader Zim. Despite being cancelled in 2002 after only 27 episodes, the show's popularity...

‘Buster’s Mal Heart’ a cerebral thriller

In case the name didn’t give you a clue, Buster’s Mal Heart is going to be a wild ride. On the surface, there seems to...

‘Uncut Gems’ a frantic, polished crime drama

I don't get Adam Sandler, I really don't. First, he gives birth to for some of the worst films of the last decade such Grown...

SA eatery scores a world record for its massive milkshake menu

Grab an eco-friendly straw - or 207 - because that's how many different types of shakes you can order at Gibson's Gourmet Burgers &...

Animated ‘Godzilla’ fails to hit the target

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is part one of three of an animated series – the other two being City on the Edge of...

Masters student holds exhibition

Tutani aims to elevate forgotten Xhosa voices Auniquely isiXhosa-focused bead-work and visual exhibition curated by Zodwa Tutani, titled Zunqondisise: Reclaiming Our Voice, is underway at...

Netflix’s “Game Over, Man” not to everyone’s taste

Game Over, Man is the definition of a 'love it or hate it' film. Within the first five minutes, you'll either be completely on...

Louis Vuitton bags world’s second largest diamond — it’s like a...

The biggest rough diamond discovered in over a century was shown to private clients Tuesday by French luxury handbag-maker Louis Vuitton, which acquired the...

Lesotho film debuts at Sundance festival

Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhetha- and Mary Twala-led film, This is Not A Burial, It's a Resurrection, is set to make its international premiere at...

Head and neck injuries on the up as children use their...

Sharp increase in accidents related to being distracted by cellphones Texting while walking has been the leading cause of cellphone-related injury for children, according to...

Five things you need to know about the video-sharing app TikTok

Video-sharing platform TikTok has taken the social media space by storm as users flock to it to share their content. The app has numerous...

Will putting a plant on your office desk really help you...

If one of your resolutions for 2020 is to reduce your stress levels, then putting a plant on your work desk could help, according...

SAA cancels some Joburg, Durban, Cape Town and Munich flights to...

Airline is consolidating to save money SAA has confirmed that selected domestic and international flights have been cancelled and that it is "consolidating" to save...

Best & worst dressed celebs at the 2020 Screen Actors’ Guild...

Originality was the key word when Hollywood A-listers took to the red carpet for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday. Even those...

All the big winners at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Parasite shocked the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) on Sunday by landing the night's top prize, a historic win which thrusts the South Korean black...

Five facts about your new Miss SA, Sasha-Lee Olivier

It's official: Sasha-Lee Olivier, who was the first runner-up in the 2019 Miss SA pageant, will be taking over the reigns from Zozibini Tunzi as our...

It’s a hard NO! Here’s why Twitter edit button will ‘probably...

Users have been advocating for an edit button for years Despite the Twitter community's constant yearning and begging for a tweet edit button, company CEO Jack Dorsey...

‘In the Tall Grass’ comes up short

Netflix's latest shot at a Stephen King adaptation, In the Tall Grass, asks the daunting question: Can grass be scary? Sadly, it would seem the...

Take a magical musical tour through the decades

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Wizards of Br oadway, which will grace the Guild Theatre stage for one night only on January 18. Written,...

Remembering SA’s first black professional nurse

Tuesday, January 7 marked an important historical anniversary for the Eastern Cape and South Africa as a whole. On that day in 1908, Cecilia Makiwane...

Joburg overtakes Cape Town on list of world’s priciest holiday cities

Mzansi among top 10 countries for cheapest fast food, cocktails and wine Johannesburg has accelerated past Cape Town in a global ranking of 100 of...

‘The Witcher’ scratches GoT itch

The Witcher is the latest Netflix original series to come out, releasing only last month, and seeks to be trying to fill that gaping...

‘6 Underground’ is Michael Bay unleashed

6 Underground is a rare glimpse at director Michael Bay's unfiltered id, a two-hour celebration of fast cars, big action and even bigger explosions....

‘Ghost Wars’: ghostly or just ghastly?

Ghost Wars is one of those shows where you know the whole reason it exists is because a producer came up with what they...

Dancers on a journey through time

Dancers are busy polishing up their moves in preparation for the 12th annual Dance Dynamic Academy Holiday Club Showcase taking place from December 16...

‘Hazbin Hotel’ a bold step in indie animation

Hazbin Hotel is one of those iconic pieces of art that, years later, will be looked back on as the starting point of a...

Dr Seuss adaptation provides zany fun for all ages

In 2003, the world was cursed forever with the unholy nightmare-fuel that was Mike Meyer's live-action adaptation of Cat in the Hat. Now in...

All glitz and glam for Las Vegas tribute

The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) will put on their end-of-year show from November 27 to 30 at the Arts Theatre. Titled The...

‘Doctor Sleep’ lives up to it’s classic legacy

Making a sequel to another director’s film is hard. Making a sequel to one of the most iconic films ever by one of cinema’s greatest...

Local film shines on international stage

Mdantsane-born film-maker Jahmil Qhubeka's hit film Knuckle City is making big waves overseas after being recently chosen as South Africa's entry for Best International...

Springbok Damian de Allende is one of the ‘hottest’ rugby players...

Springbok Damian de Allende has made the grade as one of the “hottest” rugby players in the world. Liverugbytickets.co.uk, a premier website for rugby matches...

“Designated Survivor” – political drama lacks depth

Designated Survivor is a political drama which seems to be trying for a mash-up of terrorism thriller Homeland and the political intrigue of West...

Annual Quilt Show on at museum

The annual East London Quilt Show is under way at the Courtenay Latimer Hall at the East London Museum, and will run until midday...

Entries open for art exhibition

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery and East London Fine Art Society are calling for submissions for their upcoming Art in the Park exhibition, set...

“The Laundromat” shows it’s still a dirty world at the top

The Laundromat, like its spiritual precursor The Big Short, is an incredibly relevant film given the current economic climate and growing disparity between the...

Car spinning ace Veejaro is changing the stereotypes haunting the sport

Motor racing has existed in in Vernon Hendricks’s family through his father and grandfather, he has continued the legacy in the fast lane as...

Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say

Movie nights once required driving to the local video store to rent, rewind and return the latest blockbuster. Now on-demand video content providers offer...

Own your drunken decisions: study finds you’re still you, even when...

It turns out that while we might believe that alcohol changes our personalities, it doesn’t, writes researcher Kathryn Francis Many of us know that feeling...

“In the Mouth of Madness” probes reality

To round off 2019’s Halloween series, we have what is in my opinion one of the best cosmic horror films ever made: John Carpenter’s...

Something for everyone at Lions exhibition

Last Friday evening, I had the privilege of attending the official opening of the Gonubie Lions’ 2019 Art Exhibition at King’s Mall in Gonubie. The...

‘Trackers SA’: Deon Meyer on controversial casting, working solo & creativity

The highly anticipated TV series Trackers SA hit M-Net screens on Sunday. The six-parter, based on a crime-thriller by author Deon Meyer, explores organised crime,...

Exhibition unearths hidden talent

Intricate and colourful works adorn the walls of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House in East London, as part of the ongoing Mosaic...

Someone dropped a record-breaking R27m on a bottle of rare whisky

The "Holy Grail" of whiskies smashed the record for the most expensive bottle ever sold, going for £1.45m (around R27m) at a London auction...

Is ‘sorrow fat’ a real thing? How painful breakups impact weight...

A group of American researchers has concluded that compensating for emotional heartbreak by overeating may not actually have much impact on weight gain. In the...

Potato-power your life, say US scientists … but watch the wind

The quest for beach bodies is in full swing as spring temperatures soar, and carbohydrate gels are being tucked into pockets of amateur athletes...

Classic cosmic horror in “Event Horizon”

This week’s entry in our month-long horror series really puts the cosmic into “cosmic horror”. Event Horizon stars Laurence Fishburne and the king of cosmic...