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10 Things you probably didn’t know about The Aviator

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Although this movie is over 16 years old (it was released in 2004) The Aviator is probably still ranking around somewhere in my top 10 or top 15 movies of all time. It is just unbelievable weird how someone’s life turned out to be so unbelievable weird. The first time I wrote about Howard Hughes was roughly a decade ago because I found his life story moerse fascinating.

Here is some fascinating facts surrounding The Aviator, which you might not have been aware of. I say 10, but it it more in the region of fifteen:

The money things
Director, Martin Scorsese tunes that he paid half a mil American dollars out of his own pocket to cover for going over budget which was estimated at $110m – a first for him. It totally paid off, as the film raked in just under $860m with its opening week, which was just before Christmas in 2004. The budget for the costumes alone come in at 2 two million dollaroos. Now compare that with Shaun of The Dead which came out the same year with an entire budget of $6m?

The techy things
Filming was completed in ninety-one days. looking at the budget at the top here, it means that it cost more ore less $1.2m per day for just over a 3 month period. You know how much a dollar cost back in 2004? R6.66!
Scorsese applied his magic and designed each year in the movie to look just the way a color movie from that time period would look. Fokken crazy extra moeite!

The Gwen Stefani things
Uncle Scorsese was looking for an actress to portray Jean Harlow, when heard Gwen Stefani kakking out someone in a bank in Los Angeles. I’m talking kak. That was Charlize Theron’s vibe. He saw the Gwenster in a venster, appearing on a Vogue cover poster in New York City.
The Aviator was Gwen Stefani ‘s movie debut. What a befokte way to debut your film career?
Gwen was 34 at the time she played Jean Harlow, who was only nineteen-years-old at the time when the Howard Hughes film Hell’s Angels premiered in 19-black-and-white. Gwen still looks 34 to me – I can’t believe she is 50!

The Cate Blanchett things
Cate (why the the fuck is her name spelled with a ‘C’? played the role of Katharine (know what I mean? Use a fokken ‘K’) Hepburn. Kate had Freckles and Cate didn’t.  Freckles had to be painted onto Cate who couldn’t spell her name’s face, arms and chest to make her resemble Kate who could spell her name.  Also Cate Blanchett had to learn how to play tennis and golf. She also and took cold showers, for which Hepburn was known. Why the cold showers, Hepburn? Why?
Director, Scorsese also made Cate Blanchett watch the first fifteen movies Katharine Hepburn made, in order to learn her mannerisms.
Cate Blanchett was the first actress ever to win an Oscar for playing a real-life Oscar winner. Hepburn won a whopping fokken record four Oscars! Maybe the cold showers was her moerse secret to success.

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 #7 Ten movies that are worth your time and data on Showmax
From indie gems to Oscar winners and box office hits, these are the movies you won’t regret streaming the next time you feel like having a movie night, whether you caught them at the cinema and want to rewatch them (A Star Is Born, anyone?), or have never heard of them (top tip: Supa Modo is sublime).
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 #6 The Stranger: you’re going to need a conspiracy board for this one
The official trailer for The Stranger is brilliant and exciting. It’s also completely and utterly deceiving. This is not to say the series isn’t good; only that this preview is misleading. Yes, there is a stranger, as the title suggests. Her MO is to pop up in people’s lives in possession of a potentially devastating and life-destroying secret.
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Lost is one of those TV series that’s better to watch sequentially without missing a beat from start to finish. Now that the complete series is available on Showmax, a Lost marathon seems inevitable, whether you’re new to the island or reliving every episode.
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 4# “Near-heroic adaptation” breathes new life into Les Misérables
Now streaming on Showmax, the series was #86 on Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the best TV of 2019, with an 86% critics rating. The story centres on prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, as he tries to redeem himself after being sentenced to 19 years of hard labour for stealing a loaf of bread.
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Nearly 66% of this year’s SAFTA nominations in the TV categories are available to binge now on Showmax, with more to come soon. This includes more than 85% of the drama and over two-thirds of the soap and telenovela nominations, as well as both the most-nominated series overall and the most-nominated telenovela and the most-nominated drama.
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 9 spot, Twenty-five binge-worthy boxsets on internet TV in South Africa – so now we need to roll the dice again to choose one of these series and the winner is… number 22, which is American Horror Story!

This multiple-award-winning anthology has spine-chilling storylines, breathtaking cinematography and an all-star cast, including Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates. Each season follows twisted events, some inspired by real life:

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Ons maak ‘n zol op die Sharks wat weer sterk gaan wees!

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In sekere kringe… okay fok, die baie klein kringe waarin ek beweeg hier op Asbokfontein, gebruik die manne sedert die World Cup final die term “kom ons maak ‘n Mapimpi” waneer hulle ‘n groenskyf agter die fietsloots gaan klap.
“Hey bra, wanneer Mapimpi ons?” – dis ‘n actual ding. Ja-nee kyk, Makazole (Maaka Zol) het oornag ‘n spul zolkoppe se hero geword toe hy in die final gescore het en hulle het met die nuus dat hy vir die week se game teen die Reds weer fiks is, sommer ‘n moerse fokken slowboat gebou. Die Overberg Brandweer moes uitkom want dit het behoorlik gelyk of die dorp besig was om af te brand. Dalk was daai tweede groot trek nie die moeite werd nie. Gelukkig is rondkyktwak nou semi-legal, of is dit?

Waaroor wou ek nouweer praat? O ja, Super Rugby. Sorry.

Befokte original drawing “Maak-A-Zola” deur AJ Van Niekerk:

Is dit net ek of is al die refs op ‘n plak? Fine, Rasta Rasivhenge is maar spook gerook (name says it all), maar hoe hierdie ouens vuilspel en sulke dinge nie kan uitwys nie is insane! Fokkit man, daar is 57783 kameras om te help en ‘n TMO wat na al die dinge kan kyk. Tog word daar heeltyd ‘n blinde oog gegooi? Ek skiem ons moet dan eerder al die kameras en TMOs en replay -kak heeltemal cancel. Laat die manne mekaar weer bliksem soos in die ou dae! Dit sal dalk sorg dat meer mense die moeite maak om vir die fight-slah-game Loftus toe te ry. Of dalk moet SA Rugby bietjie ‘n stel knaters groei. Wie weet, ek is nie seker nie?

Daai tweede trek het pas ingeskop en ek gaan vir Quintin etter as hy weer my chips steel!

Vrydag 21 Februarie
Crusaders v Highlanders (08:05)
Die Crusaders is besig om stoom op te tel. Same old, as jy my vra, so ek skiem nie die Highlanders gaan die paal haal nie.
Crusaders met so 12 op tuisbodem.

Saterdag 22 Februarie
Rebels v Sharks (05:45)
Beserings is besig om dinge moeilik te maak vir die Sharks. Die feit dat die Hurricanes ALWEER met moord weggekom het, het ook nie gehelp nie. Lukhanyo Am is egter ‘n yster en die Rebels is nou al vir 10 jaar die mees useless spul in Super Rugby geskiedenis.
Sharks met 12, want fok die Rebels!

Chiefs v Brumbies (08:05)
Drie van drie vir die Chiefs. Kom ons mors niemand se tyd nie, na dié game is dit vier uit vier. Brumbies is luiperde. See what I did there?
Chiefs met 18.

Reds v Sunwolves (10:15)
Nog niks het vir die Reds gewerk nie en ek like dit so. Dalk is hierdie week hulle beurt. Dalk is ek red-in-the-face na die week se games. Dalk kort iemand ‘n Red Heart of is dit ‘n Red Square?
Reds met 2. Shame.

Stormers v Jaguares (15:05)
Wen! Wen! Wen! Dis al wat saak maak. Wen! Wen! Wen! Jy like daai soet smaak (aldus Riku Latti). Nog niemand het hierdie seisoen punte teen die Stormers op Nuweland aangeteken nie. Ek sal so paar rande waag dat die Jaguares so paar punt gaan opsit.
Early peak vibes is mos Stormers kultuur, so ek skiem hlle behoort met so 9 punte te wen.

Bulls v Blues (17:15)
Twee tight games weg van Beloftes af, tog was daar goeie tekens vir die Blou Nulle in daai games. Die Blues is egter klippe en gaan dit nie maklik maak nie.
Bulls met so 12 is ‘n goeie bet.
Of dit of Loftus moet maar soos Nuweland met ‘n bulldozer bygekom word…

Round 5
Vrydag 28 Februarie
Highlanders v Rebels (08:05)
Die Rebels is experts met verloor en behoort nie iets anders te doen nie.
Highlanders met 30.
Want die Rebels fokken suig.

Waratahs v Lions (10:15)
Die travel pla maar altyd, tog het die Sharks bewys dat dit nie in 2020 so moerse probleem hoef te wees nie. Daai laaste oomblike op Ellispark teen die Stormers het my bietjies-bietjies in my mond laat kots. My brein reken die Waratahs gaan wen, my hart* skiem Leeutjies.
Lions met 4 want dit wil voorkom of kaptein Elton shape.
*begin solank kepsie eet.

Saterdag 29 Februarie
Hurricanes v Sunwolves (05:45)
Die Canes kom met moord weg as dit by vuilspel kom. Maar cool, hulle like van wen.
Hurricanes met about 29.

Reds v Sharks (10:15)
Hopelik sal ‘n paar beseerde bliksems weer terug wees vir die Sharks teen daardie tyd. Kom ons maak ‘n zol saam met Mapimpi en hoop vir die beste.
Sharks met so 7.

Stormers v Blues (15:05)
John Dobson se manne beter dié een wen. Anders haal ons sy naam hier by die bar in die Dung Beetle af. Nie regtig nie, ons like Dobbo en sy manne.
Stormers met 11 is ‘n goeie bet.

Bulls v Jaguares (17:15)
Die tyd het aangebreek vir die Bulle om so bietjie verantwoordelik te raak, conference-gewys. Doen hulle ‘n ding in die game, maak hulle dit beslis makliker vir die Sharks of Stormers om dalk die pool te wen.
Jaguares met 7 want dit is dalk net die beste bet.

Wat skiem jy, ou perd? Drop jou predictions in die comments, laat ons kyk hoe draai dinge uit? Weereens soos hierbo genoem: indien jy geld wil sit op so paar Rugby World Cup games, kan jy dit by doen. As jy egter nie die pitte het of dit nie kan bekostig om te dobbel nie, moet jy nie dobbel nie. As jy ‘n probleem met sport’s betting het, kontak asseblief Responsible Gambling . 
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Lindsey Vonn – Woensdag se warm bokkie

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Lindsey Vonn is die fokken baas van alpine downhille skiing. Sy het ook vir so twee laar lank vir Tiger Woods ge-date. In 2005 het sy die downhill at Val d’Isère gewen en haar prys was ‘n pregnant koei ter waarde van $5000. Die organizer was fokken annoyed want hulle het verwag dat sy die koei terug aan hulle sou verkoop maar sy het besluit om dit te hou. Ek meen fok, mense! Julle het dan vir haar die koei as ‘n prys gegee, jissis! Sy het later ‘n bok ook gewen op dieselfde wyse. God mense, hou op om lewendige goed as pryse weg te gee as julle dit nie regtig bedoel nie?

Sy klink na ‘n moerse fun chick!

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Swimsuit: 2016 Issue: Portrait of Lindsey Vonn wearing body paint during photo shoot.
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Nostalgie! ABC Waspoeier en Pinocchio episodes 16 tot 20

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Om jou Dinsdae effens meer draaglik te maak in 2020, het ons besluit om bietjie nostalgies te raak. Ons gaan probeer om elke week ou TV shows, veral shows uit baie van julle se kinderdae, asook ou TV advertensies, uit te grawe en hier op Watkykjy te plak. Maybe is jy heeltemal te fokken jonk om enige van hierdie kak te onthou, maar dit maak nie saak nie – welkom by ons kinderjare en welkom by old school TV, geborg deur Zefshop.
Advertensie van die week – ABC Waspoeier
Weet jy hoe fokken kaklui en unimaginative jy moet wees om jou produk ABC of XYZ te noem? Dis die tipe kak wat ons op skool geleer is in klasse soos rekeningkunde en bedryfsekonomie in standerd 6 en 7:
“Balanseer ABC motors se bates, eiendomme en laste in hierdie fokken tabel en kyk hoe dit vergelyk met jou huiswerk van verlede week se onderneming van XYZ Broeknaaibroeke”

So een of ander ou het besluit om ‘n waspoeierbesigheid oop te maak direk na skool in plaas daarvan om ‘n spietkop te word en het dit straight uit ‘n standerd 6 handboek gecraft. Whoever die TV ad vir hierdie company gemaak het, moes ‘n killing gemaak het. So paar boekrakke, ‘n trollie wat hulle probably by Checkers net om die hoek gedief het en vier d-grade akteurs ingekry waarvan 2 ‘n tweelingbroer is.

“Kan jy die verkil sien? Ek kan nie die verksil sien nie.”

Sê dit sommer saam met die nole, maar in ‘n Scooby Doo voice:

Hierdie week se main attraction is egter Pinocchio:
Fun fact:
Die oorspronklike Duitse theme song vir Pinocchio is gesing deur Mary Roos en sy is nog al die pad aan die gang. Op 71-jarige ouderdom word hierdie tannie steeds geboek vir shows en sy is een van die mees gesogte artists in die “Schlager-genre”
Om laasgenoemde te verduidelik hoef jy nie verder te kyk as Afrikaans is Groot nie, want al die kak wat daar gepleeg word kom probably direk uit  Schlagermusiek se hol uit sedert die 1950s.
Vertel ir my wat die verskil is. Kan jy die verskil sien? Ek kan nie die fokken verskil sien nie…

Hier is Pinocchio se lyrics. In die Duitse weergawe word daar fokol van Gina geplraat nie. Luister ook sommer die Sporify album hieronder. Dis net langer as ‘n uur en die befokte deel is dat dit al die musiek is wat deur die reeks gebruik is, sonder iemand wat bo-oor dit praat. So jy kan nou vir jouself imange watter kak iemand kan maak met hierdie musiek, genoeg tyd en genoeg zol…
Pinocchio, Pinocchio
Kleines Püppchen, freches Bübchen
Wo hat man dich zuletzt gesehen?
Du wolltest doch zur Schule gehen
Was ist geschehen?
Kleines Püppchen, freches Bübchen
Die Welt ist groß und du bist klein
Du kannst noch nicht alleine sein
Sieh’ das doch ein!

Pinocchio Episode 16 – Belofte aan die feë
Pinoccio voel bietjie blaaint omdat hy so konterig met die feë is en Gina pleit namens hom by die feë om Pinoccio  te vergewe. Die jakkals en die kat tune hom poef dat Gepetto siek is, maar Pinoccio kom agter hulle lieg en gee hulle grief.

Pinocchio Episode 17 – Die fee se verdwyining
Weird kak gebeur en Pinocchio bind die jakkals en kat vas en vat hulle na die feë sodat sy die waarheid kan hoor, maar toe hulle by haar pozzie uitslaan is sy fokken gone. Die huis ook sommer! Ons sê mos – fokken weird kak gebeur. Gina en Pinocchio ontmoet ‘n duif wat hulle op sy wonderlike reis neem. Dis glad nie weird nie.

Pinocchio Episode 18 – Die lugreis
Gina en Pinocchio vlieg op die duif se rug op pad na Gepetto, as one does. Die jakkals en die kat volg hulle op die grond. Toe Pinocchio iets soek om te tand, vertel Gina dat sy skiem die duif is actually die feë.

Pinocchio Episode 19 – Gina wat val uit die lug
Hulle vlieg op die duif se rug maar Gina kont af toe hulle oor die dorp vlieg. Pinocchio soek haar en meantime slat Gepetto uit om vir Pinnochio te soek. Die jakkals en die kat fok met arme Gepetto, sit hom op ‘n dwaalspoor en stuur hom na ‘n ander town toe. Pinocchio daag net betyds op om vir Gina te red van die twee konte en leer hulle ‘n les.

Pinocchio Episode 20 – Daar was ‘n ou man Gepetto
Gepetto is blykbaar in die “dorp met die dolfyne”, whatever the fuck that is; en Pinocchio en Gina soek hom uit die lug. Die duif drop vir Pinocchio en nou moet hy alleen spoek na Gepetto. Shame man.

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