How to spend every free minute this month
You have 150* hours of free time this month. Here’s how to get the most out of every minute
Watch This! What if a hitman needed a bodyguard? This age-old question is answered in the imaginatively titled Hitman’s
Bodyguard. But it’s not the premise that matters. Much. Nope, it’s just an excuse to cast Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in the same movie, and let their polar-opposite personalities riff off one another until the credits roll. Sounds like comedy gold to us. 18 AUGUST
...AND THIS! Stephen King’s time-travelling, multiple-dimension-spanning, quasi-Western fantasy book series receives the full Hollywood treatment in The Dark Tower.
What you get: Idris Elba as a gunslinger with revenge on his mind, and Matthew McConaughey as a bone-chilling villain squaring off in a post-apocalyptic US. If that’s not enough to get your ass in a movie theatre, you’re dead inside. 4 AUGUST DRIVE THESE! The great outdoors is one of the biggest perks of living in SA. The 4x4 and Outdoor Show, which (a) doesn’t dick around with fancy names and (b) displays offroad guzzlers, from SUVs to quadbikes, to test and covet, will inspire you to explore your world. 26-27 AUGUST PLAY THIS!
Take Shadow of Mordor, make it ten times bigger, and you still won’t match the scale of its monster sequel. In Middle-Earth:
Shadow of War you’ll step into the boots of an assassin, and lead an army of goblins, trolls and orcs to bring down Sauron. This is the one game to rule ’em all. 22 AUGUST Visit This! Still scarred from that missed connection that left you stranded in an airport filled with more goats than people? Here’s your chance to upgrade your itinerary to an escape, not an error. The Holiday Expo at Montecasino in Joburg will bring together some of the country’s top travel experts and agencies under one roof. You can arm yourself with advice, invest in better baggage, and hash out your dream vacation with a travel agent. Leave days are scarce; here’s how you’ll make them count. 26-27 AUGUST RUN HERE!