Entertainment & Reviews January 2012
Starring Pruitt Taylor Vince, Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd
Director Rob Minkoff
Two gangs target the same bank at the same time. One of the customers, Tripp (Dempsey), and Kaitlin (Judd), a teller, are caught in the middle. Tripp tries desperately to protect Kaitlin, the secret love of his life, from shootouts and death.
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes Director Sean Durkin After escaping a cult, Martha (Olsen) moves in with her sister in an attempt to start a normal life. But this seems impossible when she starts to believe the cult and its leader are after her. But are they really out to get her, or is it all a figment of her imagination?
A little bit of heaven
Starring Kate Hudson, Lucy Punch and Rosemarie DeWitt
Director Nicole Kassell
Marley Corbett (Hudson) is a single, independent woman living the high life. A successful advertising executive with a stellar social life, and things come to a screeching halt when she is diagnosed with colon cancer – only to fall in love with her doctor.
The best and the brightest
Starring Neil Patrick Harris,
Bonnie Somerville and Amy Sedaris
Director Josh Shelov
Jeff (Harris) and Samantha (Somerville) have no idea how cut-throat New York is – especially the pre-schools. When they battle to enrol their daughter into one, Samantha tells a school that Jeff is a famous poet – a lie that keeps their child in the classroom.
Starring Kenny Johnson, Erin Daniels and David Marciano
Director George A Pappy Jr
After 22 years in prison, Frank Conner (Johnson) is released. Convicted on drug smuggling charges during his youth, he tries to forge a new life outside of jail.
However, he becomes involved with a dangerous gang that isn’t interested in his new, clean way of life.
Sander van doorn
The Dutch trance DJ and producer is a pro when mixing styles and genres. No two songs sound alike and every tune is a head spinner. Press play on ‘Koko’, ‘Love is Darkness’ and ‘Believe’ to hear what all the fuss is about. Sander collaborated with top European dance DJs to produce this club thumper.
SA house chart
– MIXED BY dj deetoy
Featuring hot local artists such as Mphoza Imaani and Atjazz, this two-disc house anthology has a light sound accompanied by some truly great vocalists. Tracks such as ‘Brighter Days’, ‘Feels Like Home’ and ‘On the Beach’ should keep house music fans thoroughly satisfied. Perfect for summer parties.
– Tokzen sound
This is Tokzen’s first release with his new label, having previously released Mmthi’s Essential Selection series. It’s funky lounge music at its best with great drum and bass and heartfelt lyrics to accompany the beat. Try ‘Freedom’ for a foottapping tune.
House blendz 2
– mixed by malankane
Malankane has a smooth, contemporary jazz sound with plenty of percussion. Featured artists include Roland Clark and Dvine Lopez. This is the second instalment and there are some pretty big numbers, including ‘Facing the Sun’, ‘Move Me’ and ‘So Insane’. It’s a great offering showcasing some fantastic local talent.
Electro candi 3
– mixed by the soul candi crew
Soul Candi Records celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, a milestone for any local independent label. They’ve released several compilation albums to celebrate, including Electro Candi 3. Listeners can expect a unique sound mixed by the likes of Dean Fuel, Game and Blackwhole.
By Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
In November 1963, the US was forever changed by the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Fast-forward a few years and high-school teacher Jake Epping learns his friend has a storeroom that can be used as a time portal. Jake is determined to find out if he can change the course of history by saving JFK.
By Marisa de los Santos (HarperCollins)
Six years after leaving university and going their separate ways, three friends meet up during their college reunion. It’s meant to be a quick catch-up, but it turns into a journey of self-discovery that takes the group across the world and back.
By Zoran Drvenkar (Knopf)
Four friends in their twenties decide to open an agency that deals with saying ‘sorry’ on behalf of others. Business is a hit, and they’re raking in the money – until a murderer hires them to clean up his dirty work.
By Rachel Allen (HarperCollins)
TV chef and best-selling author Rachel Allen shares her secrets to quick, easy and delicious recipes. If you have minimal ingredients or hate the fuss of cleaning up, you can now prepare fabulous meals in no time at all.