Movies and books

Some­times all you need to get through the holi­days are some star- stud­ded films and a bunch of feel-good nov­els.

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MOVIES SEC­OND ACT

It’s never too late for a rein­ven­tion, as store clerk Maya (Jen­nifer Lopez) dis­cov­ers when her new look lands her a cor­po­rate position. But can street smarts beat out Ivy League? Pre­dictable, but still sweet.

BO­HEMIAN RHAP­SODY

Queen’s leg­endary front­man, Fred­die Mer­cury, is bril­liantly brought to life by Rami Malek, who chan­nels the rock star to per­fec­tion in this biopic – we don’t think he even needed the false teeth to con­vince us!

WI­D­OWS

Veronica (Vi­ola Davis), Linda (Michelle Ro­driguez), Alice (El­iz­a­beth De­bicki) and Belle (Cyn­thia Erivo) are left des­ti­tute by their crim­i­nal hus­bands and de­cide a heist of their own is needed to save their for­tunes.

BOOKS

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALONE By Chidera Eg­gerue (Quadrille; R308) From the cre­ator of the #Sag­gy­boob­s­mat­ter move­ment, comes this guide for nav­i­gat­ing the mod­ern world. Filled with in­sight­ful Igbo proverbs, and a lot of tell-it-like-it-is truths, Chidera’s de­but novel will speak to your heart more than you’ll ever know.

THE AIR YOU BREATHE By Frances

de Pontes Pee­bles (Pen­guin; R250) Brazil­ian nov­el­ist Frances de Pontes Pee­bles in­tro­duces us to an­other im­prob­a­ble duo: a poor or­phan and a wealthy heiress, whose roller-coaster friend­ship is a wel­come re­minder that time can make any re­la­tion­ship stronger.

THE SUB­TLE ART OF NOT GIV­ING A F*CK

By Mark Man­son (Harper Collins; R427) Get ready for a hard-hit­ting and hi­lar­i­ous read that will have you tak­ing stock of your ev­ery fleet­ing thought and emo­tion. In th­ese pages, Mark delves deep into the cor­ners of your psy­che, and re­veals the real rea­son you’re stuck in a loop of neg­a­tiv­ity and self-pity, while o€er­ing a step-by-step guide on how to re­main un­both­ered

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