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We were treated to the annual Disney showcase last week where we had the opportunity to get a glimpse of some behind the scenes actions of some upcoming movies, and some snippets of others. A complete understatement to say that it was a highly anticipated event that did not disappoint. A few interesting statistics were also shared, like the fact that a recent survey in South Africa recently revealed that Mickey Mouse is still the most popular Disney character among local kids.

The easiest way to approach this mammoth task is to categorise it, so here goes… The theatrical movie releases that we can still look forward to this year are:

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For some reason it has always been easier for me to support local cinema than local authors. It probably has something to do with the amount of time it takes to watch a movie versus reading a book. While I was at university I read authors like J.M. Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer, but after that it was like I didn’t give South African authors the time of day. That’s going to change now. Over the past year I’ve managed to read a handful of titles, but going forward I’ll definitely be making more of a concerted effort to support local authors.

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Last week ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic released his latest album, Mandatory Fun. Each day he released a new video to keep the internet abuzz, with more still to come. Most of the songs are parodies of recent populars: Pharrell Williams’ Happy is Tacky, Iggy Azalea’s Fancy is Handy and Lorde’s Royals is Foil.  The one that I can’t stop listening to on repeat is the parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. It’s educational, catchy and essentially down-right brilliant.

Personally, I’m pretty ecstatic that he didn’t mention grammar nazi anywhere. I know it’s a popular term, but seriously, what about a grammar pedant or word policeman now that we’ve established so many word crimes.

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cherry pie/earl grey lavender cake/pecan pie french toast/orange pull-apart bread/cheesecake face

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Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe. There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged. And the fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone. A message that will change the world. The message is a warning.  

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