Ready Player One

Ready. Player. Wonderwall.

Ready Player One arrives at our shores just in time for Easter, and fittingly it is the quintessential turducken of an Easter feast. It is an Easter egg stuffed with Easter eggs, wrapped in Easter eggs and – to take this metaphor possibly too far, but screw it – covered in rich melted Easter egg sauce.

Mieliepop 2018

Muddy or Magnificent – Mieliepop 2018

It’s your third year in a row going to Mieliepop, so you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. What to pack, where the good camping spots are, what time of day to go for a booze cruise, et cetera. But then, just a day or two before the festival, some horrible weather predictions start rolling in…

Piet Botha - Die Middernagtrein

Piet Botha’s Die Middernagtrein pulls in

I won’t lie, I approached this review with some trepidation, as I don’t think I’m the target demographic for this album, being an English chick who primarily listens to rock and metal. However, Piet Botha has released a very listenable album in Die Middernagtrein. There are one or two songs that miss the mark for me, but music is quite a personal thing so please feel free to disagree with me.

Terugspoel Top 40 flieks: #37 – Airplane!

#37 uit my Top 40 flieks van alle tye: Airplane! (1980)
Geskryf en geregisseer deur David Zucker, Jerry Zucker en Jim Abrahams. Met Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, en Lorna Patterson

Hanneke Schutte op die stel van Meerkat Maantuig

Die vloek van vrees: ‘n Gesprek met Hanneke Schutte

Hanneke Schutte was ‘n kind vol vrese. “Ek was só bang gewees toe ek klein was. Ek was regtig bang vir álles. My pa-hulle het nie geweet wat om met my te doen nie. Ek kon nie eens in die gang afloop in die aand nie, ek moes hardloop — al was die ligte aan.”

Ek weet nie of oorweldigende vrees jou ‘n beter kandidaat maak om ‘n storie oor vrees te vertel nie, maar Hanneke het besluit om te probeer. Sy is die skrywer-regisseur van Meerkat Maantuig, ‘n nuwe fliek wat grootliks gaan oor vrees.