It’s the 4th of December and I don’t know about you, but I can feel, taste… smell the holidays. While work is still crazy for me, a lot of the schools are done for the year. I know this because my (not so little anymore) cousins are ‘rage-ing’ it up in Umhlanga, hanging with friends and off to the Pilansberg for a day trip. Nice life hey? Well what’s also nice is that M-Net Movies Family has officially kicked off its festive season family time viewing.
The M-Net Movies Family gang will be bringing you a film fit for the family every single day from 4pm on channel 105. You may be thinking that’s great, but what are we supposed to do up until 4pm. Well the channel will be holding a lekker DIY activity sessions this weekend at the Fourways Mall. Starting tomorrow, they’ll be there until Sunday They’ll be out there from 10am up until 3pm. which is perfect because then you can head home and be ready for the 4pm movie… #Winning.
After the DIY session, you can all settle down on the couch with some popcorn and some sweet treats – it is Christmas afterall and you can watch the following movies:
The Santa Clause 3, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, So Undercover
And afterwards if you’re all still feeling creative and you feel the need to do some more fun activities together, you should check out the M-Net Movies Pinterest page.
They have a whole bunch of cool activities, from cuts out to recipes, they’re all there. Just check out the link above and get your creative juices flowing. I have an activity pack that I’m going to get my cousins to help me with this weekend. Stay tuned to the old social network handles to find out how good we are 😉
Freshlyground‘s Zolani lends her voice to the soundtrack for the hugely successful animated feature film, Adventures of Zambezia. The song is called Get Up and you catch watch it above. You can also go and check out the film in any good Nu Metro theatre now. I plan to go and see it very soon. It looks fantastic and I do love me an animated film every now and then.
Just a side note, the soundtrack has been nominated for 2 Annie Awards, which is fantastic news. Congratulations to all involved!
Awards season is just about ready to go. The Golden Globes kick things off this Sunday/ Monday (depending on where you are in the world). Also, the Oscar nominations will be revealed this coming Thursday at 5am local time. The announcement will be made by Gangster Squad star, Emma Stone and actor Seth MacFarlane. I’ll bring you more on that on Thursday.
As far as the Globes go, I’m going to attempt to stay up, as I’ve done before to catch it live, but for you normal beings, you can catch the repeat on M-Net on Monday evening at 20:30.
The late, great Whitney Houston might not be with us anymore but her legacy, her voice too. Later on this year we’ll get to see the star in the upcoming movie Sparkle. One of her last recordings was a song called Celebrate. It’s a duet with young Jordin Sparks. The song was produced by R. Kelly and is taken off the Sparkle soundtrack, which is set for release on the 30th of July. Check out the video above and for more on the movie check out the official site: www.sparkle-movie.com
It might not be as big as Snow White and the Huntman or The Avengers, but Katy Perry’s3D movie will be a big hit for her nonetheless. The poster for the film has just been released. Don’t you love it? Looking forward to seeing the film. To coincide with the release, the star recently released her new single called Wide Awake. Check it out below:
The annual Cannes Film Festival officially kicked off yesterday. Some of the world’s biggest stars are getting ready to dazzle and shine on the red carpets around the French Riviera and of course the order of the day is movies, promoting the new releases, being wowed by some of the underdogs and all round a good networking session. Someone who is doing a good job at promotion is The Dictator aka Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Dictator has scored some great reviews so far and I’m sure while Baron Cohen continues on his publicity tour, more people will get to know his latest offering. Check out a few pictures of him in Cannes so far. They’re tame… but there’s bound to be another ashes incident in the next few days.
The hot-headed young D’Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.
In the build up to the release of the film, the theme song for the film was announced on Monday. It’s from UK band Take That and it is called When We Were Young. The guys from Take That were inspired to write the song after watching the film in Los Angeles with the film’s director Paul W.S. Anderson. The group’s Gary Barlow said, “The film is visually so rich and beautiful that our main challenge was to then match it musically. We’ve returned to guitars, real pianos and a conventional song structure to achieve this. We also thought that the Musketeers reminded us of ourselves.” Will this song live up to the hugely successful All For One from the original film back in 1993? Remember that one featuring Sting, Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart? Have a listen here.
Nu Metro films will release the film in October. Stay tuned, I’ll bring you more as it becomes available on this title.
The rumour mill is bound to be set alight soon, with the release of the new rom-com ‘Friends With Benefits’. The film stars Justin Timberlake and the beautiful Black Swan actress Mila Kunis. So where’s the link between JT, Mila and the rumours? Well you’ll know that JT and long time girlfriend Jessica Biel called it quits last week. This movie is about being friends with benefits, no strings and/or emotions attached. They’re both single, newly so. Mila broke up with Macaulay Culkin recently too. These two co-stars presented at this year’s Academy Awards… Should I go on? Well who cares actually. They’d make a good couple, but this movie is going to be a hit whether they’re a couple or not. The rumours will only aid in the build up to the release. Have a look at the trailer above.
Former Oscar host (eight times) Billy Crystal gets a standing ovation.
“Where was I? Something’s never change. The producers have told me to tell you we’re running a little long. So here are the nominees for Best Picture.” He had the duties of introducing a tribute to Bob Hope, who hosted the first televised Oscars back in 1953.
Robert Downey Jnr. and Jude Law then came on stage to present the Best Visual Effects to Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb for “Inception”.
Best Editing goes to The Social Network. “First thing’s first, *hugs*. We want to thank everyone who Aaron thanked. To David. It’s so inspirational to work with you”