Leisure Options May 24 - June 10, 2010
Living the good life in Johannesburg's northern suburbs.
Celebrating the Good Life � May 24 - June 10, 2010 � Vol 15 no 16 � FREE Fun, fashion and friendship as Sex and The City returns SATC fans can rejoice because come May 28, the gals are back on the big screen in a sequel that's said to sparkle as much as the first! Plot details are sketchy (the movie's been kept under tight wraps until its global release) but from what we hear, it's two years later and Carrie and Mr Big are battling financial woes and a lessthan-perfect marriage; Samantha's had to tone down her glam lifestyle; Miranda's quit her law practice and Charlotte is drained from the demands of motherhood. When the opportunity arises for a sun-drenched, girlsonly adventure abroad, the four best friends bid The Big Apple temporarily adieu and embark on a wild adventure... Of course, in true SATC style, there's plenty of glamour; gorgeous fashion and witty one-liners, along with fun and friendship. Look out for appearances by Liza Minelli, Penelope Cruz and John Corbett - aka Carrie's former flame, Aidan Shaw. Sounds like a blast! See you at the cinema... PS. Turn to our view page for more movies releasing this fortnight, as well as a handful of great DVDs to hire for home. BACK! CARRIE'S The best of the best in Jozi Compiled by NICOLE ALLEN and KYM ARGO Class act This exquisite coat - and others like it - from local label Black Coffee gets our vote for winter. Recently showcased at New York fashion week, it's dramatically different and effortlessly stylish! Choose from designs in cotton knit or pigskin leather and cool winter shades such as clay and aloe. To complete the look, pair the coat with a Black Coffee concept dress, which can be tied 20 ways. Priced from R4 500 to R6 000 for the coat and from R1 500 to R3 000 for the dress. Bamboo Centre, Melville. Details: 011-4829148 or www.blackcoffee.co.za* T TREA e of th K WEE Simply scent-sational! Never underestimate the power of smell. These fab fragrances will ensure you make a scent-sational impact: Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy, a fresh floral scent with hints of lemon and tangerine (R695), and Cartier's Essence D'Orange unisex perfume with lively citrus notes (R700). Available at selected retailers. Country Collage Warehouse *photo by Dan Lecca - Arise magazine Bali beautiful For breathtaking Balinese furniture and accessories � including teak dining room tables, rattan chairs, wooden day beds, bamboo bowls and Buddhas � visit Country Collage Warehouse in Gallo Manor. Situated in an old residential property on Bowling Avenue, it's filled to the brim with authentic items to furnish your home � all beautifully displayed under Indonesian gazebos, in courtyards alongside a koi pond and in packed corridors inside. Its sister store is Country Collage gift shop in Morning Glen Shopping Centre, a long established favourite of ours with brilliant pewter, silver, glass and smaller items from Bali. Visit (both) and be inspired! Details: 107 Bowling Avenue, Gallo Manor. Details: 011-021-7822 (warehouse) or 011-802-3707 (shop). JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED! Every month from APRIL to SEPTEMBER Col'Cacchio pizzeria will showcase a different chef 's masterpiece. For every celebrity chef 's pizza sold, R5 will be donated to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. � Hetty Zantman � Hetty Zantman � Hetty Zantman � Hush Naidoo � Hush Naidoo � Hush Naidoo A gourmet project in aid of raising funds for Michael Broughton Terroir David Higgs Rust en Vrede Jodi-Ann Pearton The Food Design Agency Franck Dangereux The Foodbarn Nicky Gibbs The Westcliff Chantel Dartnall Restaurant Mosaic GAUTENG: www.colcacchio.co.za LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 2 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 Everything's coming up roses Need time out to stop and smell the roses? Then Bella Rosa is the place. Situated in Beaulieu, a 20 minute drive from the centre of Sandton, this beautiful country farm is a haven of full-blown English roses that smell every bit as gorgeous as they look! Owner Elizabeth Thornton-Dibb sells them for R7 a stem, or you can stroll around the farm with a member of her staff and choose your own. There's a lovely little tea garden there as well � perfect for girlie gatherings � that offers healthy breakfasts (think muffins, muesli and yoghurts), and delicious lunches, which are by appointment only. In the Bella Rosa shop, you'll find different rosy treats like Maria Joy bags in rose prints, original rose paintings, rose-patterned underplates and more. Open Thursday and Friday from 7.30am to 12.30pm. No kids allowed. Details: 083 500 2041. Matt Black Designs Pretty pressies From dainty butter bowls and pewter sugar spoons to French countrystyle clocks and crockery, Sharon Morris's cottage shop in Craighall has a small, but superb selection of homeware and gifts. Everything has been hand-picked (and handcrafted, where possible) for quality. Look out for placements and silverware, glass votives and vases, and wrought iron or wooden hearts. We also loved Sharon's range of notebooks and files, handmade cards and affordable, beaded jewellery. Open Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm or by appointment. 47 Buckingham Avenue. Details: 082 781 6594. Art and design in Greenside Talents combine at Matt Black Designs in Greenside, an exhibition space for the sleek, minimalist furniture creations of Dave Marcel (Matt Black) and the vivid, eclectic works of artist/painter Yiull Damasso. Pop in for an impromptu cappuccino (the real deal, whipped up in an authentic La Cimbali 1960s coffee machine), then browse the covetable pieces. Items that caught our eye include Dave's stylish samurai chair and multi-functional, industrial-feel trestle tables. Most of his furniture is crafted by hand and uses recycled material where possible. As for the art, check out Yiull's renowned pics of Madiba with dreadlocks! Shop 38 Gleneagles Road. Details: Dave on 082-680-8184 or Yiull on 083-234-0870. Jean-genie With their perfect fit and cool, original look, these Billy Leather and Studs denim jeans for guys from cult American label True Religion are destined to become a winter favourite. Tell your man to take note! R5 470 from selected stockists. Details: 011447-2621 or www.truereligion.co.za The NEW RANGE LAUNCHED OUTDOOR ADVENTURE &TRAVEL Expo Expo WIN! ADVENTURE PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF R130 000 KENYA AIRWAYS TRIP OF A LIFETIME FOR 2 or NOMAD OVERLAND TOUR TO MOCAMBIQUE FOR 2 or HAJADU BUGGY or VENTER SAVUTI TRAILER SPRITE CELEBRATES HALF A CENTURY IN SA - The SPRITE range is arguably the best value-formoney available. After all, Sprite models boast all the attributes that have made these caravans such a favourite. They are light and easy to tow, even easier to manoeuvre on site. A "must See" at the Kyalami show! LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 3 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 Seussical Jr Add oomph to your week Gold Reef City Casino presents LYRIC THEATRE THEATRE Old and new shows to enjoy There are just six days left to catch Learner Husband, comedian Stuart Taylor's irresistible one-man show that attempts to teach South African men how to get the relationship thing right! Go along for two hours of rib-tickling laughter. At Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre until May 30. Tickets are R125 at Computicket. Details: the theatre on 011-511-1988 or visit www.learnerhusband.com KIDS Story magic! The delightful Seussical Jr is back at the National Children's Theatre in Parktown. Treat your kids to an afternoon of magic and mischief with characters like The Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant, as they take a musical trip through the wonderful, wacky worlds created by Dr Seuss. It's great family fun! Until July 17. Tickets are R80 for adults, R70 for kids and prior booking is essential. Details: 011-484-1584. Cinderella is set to light up the stage at the Peoples Theatre next month, just in time for the lengthy school holidays. Treat your kids to this classic rags-to-riches tale; there'll be colourful costumes, larger-than-life characters, fun, laughter, singing, dancing and adventure! June 1 to August 7. Tickets are R95 at Computicket. Braamfontein. Details: 011-404-1563/2340. 5 JUNE ...and still laughing! SA Indian comedy at its celebratory best! 150 Years 23 & 24 JULY African Footprint is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a short run at Emperors Palace. Boasting rhythmic African beats and vibrant song and dance, it's still a fun night out ... despite the long drive! On until June 20. Prices range from R185 to R340 at Computicket. Details: 011-928-1297. If you haven't done so already, make a plan to see The Boys in the Photograph, the Ben Elton and Andrew Lloyd Webber hit musical about a group of young Irish friends on the verge of adulthood in the 1970s, who just want to lead normal lives - and play soccer - in a troubled Belfast. Expect a mix of heart-searing ballads and rousing anthems, poignant drama and fabulous choreography. Janice Honeymoon directs ... so you know it's good! Now on at the Joburg Theatre until July 11. Tickets are R191 to R466 at Computicket. Details: 083 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com The Boys in the Photograph CLASSICAL Stress-free musical treats Hurry to catch the last of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra's Wednesday and Thursday night classical music concerts before the season closes on June 10. Enjoy music by all the greats, including Beethoven, Dvor�k and Mozart. Shows start at 8pm and tickets are priced from R120 to R200 at Computicket or the door. Details: 011-789-2733 or www.jpo.co.za For a stress-free musical treat, try the lunchtime classical music concerts at the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, every Friday at 12.45pm for 1pm. The winter season includes chamber music concerts with the JPO (Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra) as well as contemporary recitals. Tickets are R20 at the door, which includes coffee and biscuits. Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Details: 011-883-8606 or www. theatreonthesquare.co.za GLOBE THEATRE No under 16's STARTS 4 JUNE come p dy s t an d Live -u LEISURE OPTIONS Editor Kym Argo email@example.com � Assistant Editor Nicole Allen firstname.lastname@example.org � Layout and design Michelle Brink, Michelle Cory � Promotions Manager Penny Mason � Photographer Jacky Letard � Subeditor Rose Chinery � Advertising Eleen Erasmus � Telephone 011-8890655 � e-mail email@example.com � Street Caxton House, 368 Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall Competition rules: The judges' decision is final. Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. Competitions are not open to the sponsors or Caxton employees or their families. LEISURE OPTIONS reserves the right to publish the names of winners, who will be contacted telephonically and need to collect their prizes within 10 days or they will be forfeited. No under 16's EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK NOW! GOLD REEF CITY 011 248 5000 COMPUTICKET 083 915 8000 www.goldreefcity.co.za WALK Get moving and help fight world hunger Do your bit to help starving children by joining in the End Hunger: Walk the World 2010 challenge, a massive global fund-raising event in aid of the UN World Food Programme. The 5km walk will take place at the Johannesburg Zoo on June 6 at 8am. Entrance is R60 for adults, R30 for kids. Tots under three get in free. Details: Pravashni on 011-437-3300. LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 4 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 IN CONCERT Bryan Adams rocks on... Canadian rocker Bryan Adams must love SA, for he's announced plans to play here again, firstly at the Celebrate Africa Grand Finale Event on July 9, and then in three solo concerts around the country that will form part of his critically acclaimed Bare Bones World Tour. Book now for his Jozi gig on July 18 at the Coca-Cola Dome and enjoy an intimate evening of all his career hits as well as new material from upcoming album, 11. Tickets are priced from R221 to R349 at Computicket. Details: www.computicket.com Enjoy laid-back sounds with legendary pianist Abdullah Ibrahim as he promotes his muchanticipated new album Bombella in concert with the Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band Cologne. June 5 at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino. Tickets are R250. Details: Computicket on 083 915 8000. EXPO Get great gear and travel ideas at the Outdoor Show Love the outdoors? Then don't miss the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Expo for everything from caravans, trailers and camping gadgets to adventure activities, including kayaking, skydiving and river rafting. Discover great travel destinations and explore the new Eco Go Green section that will showcase eco-friendly products and services. Just the thing to inspire a winter getaway! There'll also be fun activities for kids, live entertainment and a big screen TV for sports enthusiasts. May 28 to 30 at the Kyalami Race Track, Midrand. Doors open from 11am to 6pm on Friday, from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and from 9am to 5pm on Sunday. Entry is R55 for adults, R30 for pensioners and R15 for kids. Under 7s are free. Details: 011803-9362 or www.outdoorexpo.co.za Escape the World Cup crowds for tranquility in the beautiful Drakensberg. Bryan Adams and band in the Bare Bones Tours ART Cartoons, photos, statues and more... For a bit of light relief see Foul!, a group exhibition featuring cartoon artists, satirists and visual artists who take a tongue-in-cheek look at the state of the nation. Alastair Findlay and Tim Mostert are among the contributors. At Artspace in Parkwood until June 19. Details: 011-880-8802 or www.artspace_jhb.co.za Soccer takes centre stage at the Standard Bank Art Gallery next month with Halakasha, a group exhibition that features everything from paintings and sculptures to makarapas (crafted soccer helmets), vuvuzelas, photographic essays and documentaries. June 2 to July 17. Joburg city centre. Details: 011-631-1889. Visit JAG (Johannesburg Art Gallery) for two fantastic exhibitions: I am not me, the horse is not mine, William Kentridge's acclaimed film installation and Without Masks, a fascinating collection of contemporary Afro-Cuban works curated by Orlando Hern�ndez. Until August. Joubert Park. Details: 011-725-3130. SOCCER All that glitters is gold ... After 225 days on the road being admired by millions of people in 86 countries, the Fifa 2010 World Cup Trophy is finally heading our way. Thanks to tour sponsors Coca-Cola, you can view this amazing solid gold statue, which stands 36cm high and weighs 6.175kg. It will be displayed at eight venues in Gauteng, but the closest for fans in the northern suburbs is Innisfree Park in Sandton. Be there on June 4 from 10am to 6pm and share in World Cup fever! Details: www.cocacola.co.za/2010 Warehouse YARD SALE WINE For connoisseurs Make a date with The Wine Show and join awardwinning estates and renowned boutique wineries as they showcase the best of SA wines. Visitors can buy wines from around 250 producers; learn about winemaking and get the latest food and wine pairing tips from chef Paul Gindra in the Friends for Dinner theatre. It should be great, relaxed fun! June 4 to 6 at the CocaCola Dome. Tickets are R95 at the door or R90 from Computicket. Details: www.wineshow.co.za O.A Teshie's Painted Barber Sign in Halakasha LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 5 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 6 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 New on the bookshelves Cheeky chic-lit and murder mysteries... Prue Leith can cook up a storm ... and her writing is delicious, too. A Serving of Scandal is just the perfect winter read ... a combination of sex and politics with a little food thrown in for good measure. Kate McKinnon, mother to a five-year-old boy, restaurant chef-turned-caterer, gets a job cooking at the Foreign Office, where she meets Secretary of State Oliver Stapler. Married with children, she knows he's out of bounds, but falls for him anyway. And when the tabloids find out, they have a field day ... they're out to sell newspapers, and don't have many qualms about destroying lives. Quercus, R199. Curl up in front of the fire and tuck into this month's chic-lit must-read ... Carmen Reid's Celebrity Shopper. Featuring the hugely likeable personal shopper Annie Valentine, who's just had twins and now stars in her own TV show, the book is a fabulous, lighthearted read that sees Annie taking her crew on a disastrous trip to Paris and then to the wilds of Scotland after she foolishly declares - on air - that she could negotiate the Scottish rocky outcrops in heels and a handbag! Far-fetched, glam, great fun. Perfect to cheer you up on a chilly weekend. Random House, R195. `Once there was a widow with three sons, and their names were Black, Brown and Blue. Black was the eldest: moody and aggressive. Brown was the middle child: timid and dull. But Blue was his mother's favourite. And he was a murderer.' With a beginning like that, who wouldn't want to pick up this book and read it in one sitting? Joanne Harris's Blue Eyed Boy revolves around BB - a 42-year-old hospital porter who lives at home and spins dark murder fantasies on a website called badguysrock. Mind games, multiple personalities, fantasy lives ... this intricately plotted thriller is a brilliant page-turner. Random House, R235. Harlan Coben's another author who writes snap-them-up-and-read-themtonight thrillers ... and Caught doesn't disappoint. This tension-filled read revolves around a missing teenager, Haley McWaid - a good girl with everything going for her, who one night doesn't come home and isn't heard from again. The community assumes the worst, as does Wendy Tynes, a reporter whose mission is to identify and bring down sexual predators on national television. But despite previous successes, Tynes discovers she can't trust her instincts on this story, nor the motives of the people around her. Brilliant Coben twists! Orion Books, R199. "I'm black, for God's sake. And a woman. Shouldn't I be CEO of a company by now?" Sandton fashionista Trinity Luhabe is back in town ... and as fabulously conceited as ever. She has a caring boyfriend, a hot Nigerian neighbour, a fun flatmate and, after a little begging, a job at Jozi Talks radio station. Fiona Snyckers' Trinity on Air is hilarious ... life in the fast lane with one hot black chick! JonathanBall, R148. Not much makes us happier than finding a new Lee Child on the book shelves. Jack Reacher is simply the coolest character ever ... in 61 Hours he finds himself in South Dakota in the middle of an ice storm. In this small town, he finds all sorts of oddities. A strange stone building with links to the military. An unnecessarily large police force which is concentrating all its efforts on guarding a 70-year-old ex-librarian, witness to a drug deal. A group of bikers who are making the residents nervous. Reacher (who obviously doesn't even have a coat!) is drawn into the mystery ... one that appears to be being controlled by a ruthless man based in Mexico. As always, completely unputdownable. Cancel your weekend plans! Random House, R235. LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 7 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, Cool cookbooks What's on the menu? If you aren't already cupcake crazy, Martha Stewart's Cupcakes will certainly convert you! This tantalising kitchen companion offers 175 ideas for every occasion. Swirled and sprinkled, dipped and glazed, the sweet treats here range from the simple to the spectacular ... peanut butter and jam cupcakes for kids, chai-tea mini cupcakes for the girls, applesauce spice cupcakes for cold mornings and devil's food cupcakes with rich, dark chocolate buttercream for (extra) indulgent days. Seriously yum! Bantam Press, R280. Healthy fat Here's a good reason to up your intake of fats ... Carotino Palm Fruit Oil is a cholesterol-free, antioxidant rich new oil that bursts with vitamins A and E. Naturally red in colour, it's odourless and tasteless, and can be used for frying, cooking, baking and salad dressings. Available from Dis-Chem pharmacies and health shops for about R55 a bottle. Details: 021-348-2367 or www.palmfruitoil.co.za Shop smart Keep an eye out for the new Woolworths Essentials range, which offers high quality everyday basics at lower prices. Food, cleaning products and toiletries are all included, so you'll find everything from breakfast cereal and bread to fruit, veg, washing powders and fabric softener. Now that's smart shopping! Super soups Feeling the chill? Take the edge off with Baxters new range of nutritious soups. They're quick and easy, and come in a variety of tasty flavours like Cream of Asparagus, Lamb Casserole, Country Vegetable and Minestrone with Wholewheat Pasta. Ideal for office lunches and fuss-free suppers. In Tastes of Africa, Malawian-born chef Justice Kamanga takes readers on a gastronomic journey, exploring the tastes and textures of indigenous African cuisine, as well as dishes that have been influenced or introduced by foreign settlers. Simple ingredients, easy preparation methods and attractive visuals add to the book's appeal. Try the chicken in ground cashew nut sauce, oxtail stew with mieliepap, Moroccan cinnamon rice pudding and chocolate brownies with fudge sauce. It's good, tummy filling fare! Struik Lifestyle, R230. LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 8 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 Wine sips June 2 is World Wine Day so why not celebrate with a glass or two of your favourite South African wine. Here are a couple of new releases to try... Kitchen couture Once upon a time, dark wood kitchens were in vogue, but now it seems dazzling white is the way to go. Miele's gorgeous new White Collection confirms the trend with a selection of appliances that are sleek and stylish � think clean lines and a glossy white finish. The look is minimalist and modern and fashion-forward homeowners will love it! Details: 011-548-1900. Bye-bye diet... So much for the diet! Cadbury's deliciously addictive Dairy Milk Cashew & Coconut chocolate is back on shelf - for good this time - and we couldn't be more delighted! If you missed its limited edition run last year, waste no time in getting a slab: the combination of crunchy nuts and crispy coconut is seriously yum! Around R10.49 a slab. To celebrate the flavour's return, we've got four delectable Cadbury chocolate hampers to give away. SMS LOCCadbury and your name to 34274 before May 31. SMSs cost R2. Simonsig's award-winning Bordeaux blend, Tiara 2006, is now available in a new magnum bottle. Look out for the 1.5 litre gem ... it comes in a sophisticated box and makes a grand gift! Also worth Miele's White Collection buying is the new Simonsig Tiara 2007, which combines four varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot � to elegant effect. Around R320 and R150 respectively at selected wine outlets. Details: 021-888-4915 or www.simonsig. co.za If you're a fan of crisp white wines, seek out the Hartenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2009 which recently triumphed with a gold medal at the 2010 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Brussels. Around R67 at leading bottlestores. Details: 021-865-2541 or www. hartenbergestate.com Winemaker Nico Grobler has given Eikendal's Chardonnay 2009 vintage a fresh mineral and citrus boost to offset its traditional rich fruit layers. Try it with light grilled salmon or roasted fowl dishes. Around R80 at fine wine outlets. Details: 021-855-1422 or www. eikendal.co.za Sparkle! Fancy a glass of bubbly? Laborie Methode Cap Classique is absolutely delicious well chilled. Choose from Brut or Blanc de Blanc varieties and enjoy alone or with delicate seafood dishes. From R70 at selected bottlestores. Winter warmer Warm up on chilly winter evenings with a glass of 2006 Monis Vintage Port. With ripe, red berry aromas and whiffs of dark cherry and chocolate, it's a delectable drink, either served alone, or as an accompaniment to cheese boards and desserts such as truffles and gateaux. Around R80 at bottlestores. LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 9 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 Get fit in style... What's hot in the beauty box now... The new Shake Weight workout tool promises to help fight flab and tone upper bodies in just six minutes a day. Available at Makro and Tevo stores for around R250. Details: Tevo on 0861 77 8888 or www.tevo.co.za Flawless coverage... New from Justine, this AgePrevent Oil-free Foundation has an SPF of 20. R210. Brightening aid French beauty house Matis has expanded its Whitening Range of products designed to help clarify complexions and leave skin radiant. If you're battling with pigmentation marks, look out for the new clarifying cleansing foam, as well as the popular whitening lotion, corrective whitening serum, whitening day cream and sunscreen with SPF 40. At Matis stockists where prices range from about R328 to R943. We're giving away a hamper of Matis Whitening products worth R2 817. To win, SMS LOCMatis and your name to 34274 before May 31. SMSs cost R2. Avon's Ideal Shade is a smooth, mineral foundation in powder form that gives brilliant coverage. Details: 011-245 -7000. YvesSaintLaurent's Teint Radiance is a radiance enhancing, flawless foundation. R510. L'Oreal Roll On True Match foundation comes with a roll-on applicator for flawless, ultra-fine coverage. R199.95. Clarins new Teint Haute Tenue Everlasting Foundation promises 15 hours of perfect foundation. Ten gorgeous shades to choose from. R335. Great exfoliators for glowing skin this winter Night Care Clarins new Multi-Active Night is a youth recovery comfort cream that encourages skin renewal, helps reduce the signs of early wrinkles and is ideal for those 30-somethings who're looking for a more youthful appearance when waking. R620. Clarins Gentle Peeling's smooth away cream texture, without microbeads, gently eliminates a dull, grey appearance. R330. The new Clarins Gentle Exfoliator is an exfoliating lotion with extremely gentle fruit acids. Simply applied with a cotton pad it removes impurities that give skin a dull appearance. The easiest exfoliator we've tried - our must-buy! R340. Clarins Gentle Refiner is formulated with two types of microbeads, one exfoliating, the other refining ... a highly effective combination to remove impurities and dead cells. R330. LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 10 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 11 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010 ... or stay in with a blanket and these Settle down with popcorn and enjoy Make a date at the movies this fortnight ... Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher in Killers Planet 51 One for the kids, this cute animated adventure sees an astronaut named Chuck travel to a distant land where little green creatures live in fear of alien invasion from beings just like us! Adults can expect cheesy gags and references to other sci-fi flicks! Sherlock Holmes Guy Ritchie dishes up a dynamic new portrayal of the supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his smart, and sometimes reluctant, sidekick Watson. The action is fast and furious, the script witty and the cast (Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law) fantastic! The Rebound A superslim Catherine Zeta Jones stars in this enjoyable, romantic comedy about a newlysingle-mom-of-two who falls for her children's much younger babysitter. Jason Bartha plays the toyboy concerned. Where The Wild Things Are A quirky but charming adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's tale about Max, a sensitive boy who tries to make sense of his life by escaping to an imaginary world inhabited by Wild Things. Directed by Spike Jonze. Whip It Drew Barrymore's directorial debut is the warm-hearted tale of a young woman who breaks free of her small-town bonds by joining the rough-and-tumble sport of roller derby in nearby Austin, Texas. With Juno's Ellen Page. Faubourg 36 Set in 1936, this frothy French musical comedy/drama tells the tale of three unemployed showbusiness workers who try to turn their luck around by staging a "hit" musical in the closed-down hall that once hired them. (Opens May 28) Gentlemen Bronco An odd comedy about a misfit adolescent whose life is turned upside down when his first novel is ripped off by the fantasy author he idolises and then turned into a disastrous movie by an amateur filmmaker. (Opens May 28) The Green Zone Another action packed thriller in the same vein as the Bourne films. Matt Damon plays an army inspector who stumbles upon an elaborate cover-up with far-reaching consequences, while searching for deadly weapons in Iraq. (Opens May 28) Schuks Tshabalala: Survival Guide to South Africa Soccer fever makes its way onto the big screen in Leon Schuster's latest slapstick comedy as he and regular partner Alfred Ntombela (Shorty) play tour guides commissioned to aid foreign visitors coming to SA in June. (Opens May 28) Antichrist Lars Von Triers' controversial arthouse-horror stars Willem Defoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg (only) as a couple who attempt to grieve for their dead child in a remote cabin in the woods. Things go from bad to worse however as madness sets in. (Opens June 4) Killers When Jen (Katherine Heigl) discovers that her husband Spencer (Ashton Kutcher) is an assassin with a price on his head, her perfect world is turned upside down and before long the couple is on the run. Sounds like an affable comedy. (Opens June 4) Kisses A poignant, low-budget Irish drama about two pre-teen children (unknown actors Kelly O'Neill and Shane Curry) from the wrong side of town who run away from home and spend a night of wonder and fear in Dublin. (Opens June 4) Legion Paul Bettany stars in this strange supernatural thriller. When God loses faith in mankind, he sends his angels to destroy the human race and it's up to a group of people trapped in a diner to save the day. (Opens June 4) The Limits of Control Indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch wrote and directed this difficult drama about a mysterious loner on a vague criminal mission through Spain. During his travels he meets a series of odd accomplices who philosophise about life. With Tilda Swinton. (Opens June 4) Gold Reef City Theme Park presents Our goal is to make you laugh! So don't just stand on the side-lines, join in the family fun and get your kicks with loads of laughter and tons of family entertainment. 2 Shows daily - Included in the entrance price! 10 JUNE - 11 JULY 2010 LEISURE OPTIONS PAGE 12 MAY 24 - JUNE 10, 2010