Movies and books
Sometimes all you need to get through the holidays are some star- studded films and a bunch of feel-good novels.
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.
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!
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.
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 oering a step-by-step guide on how to remain unbothered