The Forest

A Gut-wrenching hard to survive through horror movie.

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Set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives, The Forest tells the story of a young American woman in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings not to “stray from the path,” Sara dares to enter the forest to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, only to be confronted by the angry and tormented souls of the dead who now prey on anyone who crosses their paths.

The movie seems to be conceived as a slow burn, but it’s more like a faucet dripping lukewarm water. With a more compellingly written lead role and/or a more commanding lead performance—in other words, a scream queen worth rooting for—this could have been a creepy character study. It’s disappointing, then, to realize The Forest expends so much energy finding ways for Dormer’s character to conform to horror-lead expectations that she act gullible, oblivious, and even kind of stupid in the face of possible danger. This is a movie that confronts demons, then promptly slumps over.

Really, the most offensive thing about “The Forest” is that it simply isn’t better. Dormer is sympathetic enough in her double scream-queen roles, and Zada shows an occasional aptitude for generating suspense through framing, music and sound design, even if the beats he hits are often tediously familiar. And there is something nifty about the movie’s underlying notion that the Aokigahara can induce in its visitors a kind of psychotic madness, one partly rooted in the very real pain of their unresolved traumas. Sara and Jess, it turns out, have one messed-up family history, which seems fairly apparent from the minute we see an old photo of the girls posing like the Grady sisters. Yet that history is unraveled in more clumsy than crafty fashion, and the story ends with a shrug-inducing whimper; if ever a movie could have used Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods” as a closing-credits pick-me-up, it’s this one.

So it should come as no surprise as I give this movie 🌟🌟/10

Till next time.

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Adele – Hello (Based on a Song)

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Adele

Based on a Song #1

The song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

The anticipation and enthusiasm never die. I could tell you things about how I’ve learnt and I’ve grown, but that would be a lie. I still stare at the phone and wait. It’s funny, because I don’t need to stare. I don’t need to look, at all. It’s a phone, and I’ll know when it rings. It’s never on silent. Yet, still, I stare and I wait. I wait for a phone call that will never come, even though I believe that it might. I hope that it will.

It’s kind of ironic, because that is one of the things that annoyed her most. Looking back, I never would have imagined that this is the thing about her that I would remember so vividly. You know, when someone does or says something, and you think that it’s so unimportant. I always shrugged…

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The DuchAz – A woman of many talents

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A woman of many talents and an exceptional passion for the South African Entertainment industry, Anita Ronge, also known as The DuchAz is currently specialising in deejaying. She loves working with people and empowering the youth. She has a strong personality which gives her a natural ability to lead and organise, and along with that she brings a great presence to any environment and especially the stage with her undeniable confidence – she has it all to be successful in the entertainment industry. Ekasie, they love her sets because she pushes good house music

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Redefining what it means to be a female DJ, Anita “The DuchAz” Ronge brings a whole new spin to the stereotypical idea of what a young, white, female DJ originating from South Africa should be. Anita, dubbed The DuchAz, a name befitting to her status as DJ’ing royalty, is a woman with phenomenal talent and an exceptional passion for the South African Entertainment Industry, specialising in DJ’ing. The DuchAz who is set to turn the industry on its axis has already sent shock waves through the industry by breaking cultural boundaries with her unconventional DJ’ing methodology by being the first Afrikaans female DJ to play sets focused on local House Music.

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Raised in a predominantly Afrikaans home, The DuchAz, who was born in KwaZulu natal, moved to Johannesburg with her parents at the age of 5, she attended Afrikaans schools and had a typical Afrikaans upbringing. Her background did not at all prepare her or her family for the course that her talent would take her on. Without any background education or official training in the DJ’ing field, The DuchAz knew from an early age that she had an inherent flare for DJ’ing and music which led her to getting together with some friends from the township of Hammanskraal, who helped her hone in on her talent and make it what it is today. After perfecting her deep-rooted skill The DuchAz took a chance and started playing sets at local pubs in Tembisa, to her joy and surprise the locals loved her and took to her sets like moths to a flame.

This talented young woman is not only audacious enough to venture into a predominantly male field of becoming a DJ but she is determined to change the game all together by flipping the script on what society expects of her.
When one would expect a white female DJ to be found in the upmarket clubs playing sets filled with rock, trance, drum & base and…. The DuchAz dispels all expectations and is found in townships, local pubs and black communities playing 100% local sets. Labelled “Kasi-Mlungu” The DuchAz has a prominent following and fan base nation-wide. If that is not enough to make people want to sit up and take notice of The DuchAz, one would be even more astounded to find that this extremely talented lady who takes over the decks by night has had her fair share in acting, presenting and modelling.

The DuchAz started taking crowds on a mixing experience in 2014 at events like Spring Fiesta, was runner up in the Soul Candi Giga Beat DJ competition and was selected as a nationwide competitor in the Stones Sisters of Spin 2014 DJ competition as well as the Red Square DJ Knockout Challenge 2015. She was September ‘15 Star of the Week in the SA DJ Mag. The DuchAz was also nominated as Best Upcoming DJ in the Tembisa Community Awards 2015. She is a 2016 ambassador for the Pioneer DJ Institute. She has played on radio stations like Ikwekwezi FM, Power FM, Tshwane FM and Voice of Tembisa. She has performed at, and continues to be in huge demand at venues in almost all nine provinces of South Africa and recently in Botswana, where she shares the stages with some of the industry’s biggest players as an independent DJ and also representing Kalawa Jazmee.

Her attitude towards life represents the ideal of “rainbow nation” and with an intense drive for her art and a passion for music The DuchAz who says “Music is my religion” is destined to transform the DJ scene into something phenomenal.

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“It’s not that I prefer any group of race above any other. I get along and respect everyone who respects me. I just happen to relate more to Africans and I have had an incredible journey finding myself through African culture. I think everyone should mix with people that is not the same race as you, your world would change because we all have so much to learn from each other ✌👊”

It’s words like these that remind me of the saying “Be the change you want to see in the world” I have a new found respect for this incredible individual who continues to strive and and improve not only her self but the lives of others to the best of her abilities.

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“Just be yourself “

  
Three words that have been said for centuries, that have gathered different, more eligible meaning over time. They’re said to you when you’re nervously fumbling with your fancy outfit’s fabric, waiting for your date to arrive. Your mother told you these magical words when she tucked a napkin in your new uniform’s pocket and kissed you goodbye, while you wondered if you’d be able to make a single friend that day. Your father patted your back and whispered these words as you entered the doors where three people could get you your dream job. History has taught us that these words are supportive, they’re suppose to make us feel imperterbable, dawn us with a sudden epiphany and show us the way. But when I come to think of it, it is rather a very ironic phrase. Can you really be yourself? Don’t you have to still think before you speak, act poised, be reasonable and not do something batshit crazy? Hell, do we even know who the fuck we are and why do we exist, really? Dealing with puny problems all our lives, most of which we invent due to ourselves, I wonder if you too, feel all itchy and just want to elope with those rare shooting stars and never return to your skin again.