LOCKDOWN Recommendations

MID-MAY WEEKEND RECOMMENDATIONS

It’s been weeks in Lockdown now, but one thing’s for sure, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to online entertainment. We’ve decided to compile a list of some of our favourite things to do and content to watch to make your weekend super exciting and to forget about all our lockdown blues for a while.

1. TV

The Haunting of Hill House – NETFLIX

The Haunting of Hill House is intelligent, emotional and at times absolutely terrifying, not just because of jump scares it has to offer but because of an exceptionally well written story that completely do justice with how characters develop throughout the journey. The environment, background scores and its unique way of storytelling are some of the key aspects which make this show probably the best horror series made for TV to date. And we can’t for the sequel of this anthology series, The Haunting of Bly Manor, hopefully released over Halloween this year.

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2. FILM

Onward- DSTV BoxOffice

The quest of a young warrior, destined to be someone amazing, follows his mentor (or rather his brother) on a journey of self discovery. But this movie was so much more than cliche. It gave us these predictable moments and events that will regardless cause you to laugh, cry and truly empathize with the characters. Yet another impressive original Pixar film with amazing casting choices for the voice actors. We loved every bit of it. Great entertainment for the whole family.

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3. VIRTUAL VISIT

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Why not travel to New York and visit the Met? The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.

You can explore all the Met has to offer HERE.

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4. STAGE

MAMMA MIA! TOGETHER AGAIN- Saturday 18:00 CAT – &SCENE

Forget about the corona blues and revisit the nostalgia of the ABBA phenomenon, filled with all the toe-tapping numbers we all loved. So put on your metallic sequins, high waist stretchy bell bottoms and spandex and join in the fun. This Saturday you can join members of the international and local creative teams as well as some of the cast members for 90 mins on non-stop nostalgia and fun, fabulous behind-the-scenes stories and a few of the unforgettable numbers that made MAMMA MIA! such a family favourite!

All for a good cause benefiting the Theatre Benevolent Fund, also one of our favourite charities to support. Watch it this Saturday 16 May at 18h00 CAT HERE.

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5. BOOK

All the Light We Cannot See- Anthony Doerr

One of the towering achievements of twenty-first century literature, All the Light We Cannot See paints a transcendent picture of love and companionship during the Nazi occupation of France. Through luminous prose and dextrous characterisation, Doerr crafts a modern epic and a sublime story for the ages.

The plot is a simple one, it tells the story of world war two from the opposing perspectives of two children; Marie-Laure a blind French girl and Werner, a German orphan. Both fleeing the horrors of war but finding the goodness in each other. It’s not often that a great story is matched with an entertaining well paced plot. It wins on all counts. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2015.

Netflix is also adapting All the Light We Cannot See into a limited TV series. Netflix and 21 Laps, the production company behind Stranger Things and Arrival, will develop the series.

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We hope you enjoy these recommendations. Share your favourite picks with us at info@c-stone.co.za.