Honestly, I don’t really get poker. I get confused about which card combinations are worth more than others. In fact, I have a hard time remembering the card combinations that make up the different game hands. There are more versions of the game than you can shake a hand of soon-to-be-lost money at. And to complicate my complete lack of understanding even more, I have a hard time grasping how poker could be considered a game of skill given that a normal deck of cards has a bafflingly massive amount of shuffle combinations [if you don’t believe me just google the 52 Factorial]. If you consider poker a game of skill, don’t take these comments all too seriously though, for as I said, I am completely useless at the game to start with.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the sequel to the beloved 1995 Robin Williams classic, that seemingly no one asked for. And yet, here it is, buried in the sand among a slew of other holiday movies, asking moviegoers to get sucked into the mysterious world of the game along with the players one more time.
Filmmaker and acclaimed director Woody Allen takes us to Coney Island in the 1950’s in his new crime drama Wonder Wheel, where a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his melodramatic wife.
It was always going to be impossible not to compare Star Wars: The Last Jedi to the first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back. Especially after the previous episode, The Force Awakens, got a lot of flack for being a spiritual remake of the first film (undeserved flack, in my opinion). Unfortunately for The Last Jedi, Empire is generally regarded as the best instalment in the saga, so expectations are high, and comparisons are dangerous…
Vuil Wasgoed gaan oor Wim en Kevin wat in ‘n wassery werk, maar die titel dui ook op die spreekwoordelike onderduimshede waarin hulle betrokke raak wanneer hulle hul mag oor vreemdelinge se klere misbruik. Want Wim en Kevin (onderskeidelik gespeel deur Bouwer Bosch en Bennie Fourie) trek graag hul kliënte se klere na partytjies toe aan.
So how was Thor: Ragnarok? It was… strange but good.
The early buzz for the third Thor flick by Marvel has been unanimously good, so I did enter the theatre with expectations – I was by no means without skepticism thanks to the previous outings which I found redeemed only by the charismatic performance of Tom Hiddleston as Loki.