New movies, gadgets and books for 2020
Lifestyle Feb 17, 2020
It’s a new decade, and there’s a lot of ‘new’ happening this year, including new movies to watch (so save the dates!), new gadgets that will blow your mind, and if you’re a book worm – a never-ending list of books to be released this year…are you ready? Cause we sure are! We’re listing the top upcoming movies, gadgets and books for 2020.
Movies coming soon
- Cyrano De Bergerac. Releases 28 March 2020. Genre: Live.
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
- Swan Lake 2020. Releases 4 April 2020. Genre: Ballet.
Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
- Tosca 2020. Releases 2 May 2020. Genre: Opera.
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.
- Frida Kahlo. Releases 24 June 2020. Genre: Exhibition on Screen.
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with an interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
New gadgets for 2020
- Samsung Galaxy Notebook: This might be the best OS machine to date as this 2-in-1 device sets a higher standard in the mobile computing industry. The device has a 13.3-inch 4k AMOLED display and is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor along with Intel® Wi-Fi 6.
- Harman Kardon Citation Oasis: Samsung’s smart speaker has an LED clock, wireless charging, onboard Google Assistant, and can run up to 8 hours. Some believe this is the best smart clock available.
- Suunto 7: Sunnota presents a watch with smart features from Wear OS by Google. This wearable features an outdoor map of a 50km range as well as a wrist-based control for music. Other features include heartbeat tracking and a built-in GPS for the adventurous.
- LG Signature RX: Welcome to LG’s rollable TV. It simply rolls up when you power it down. The AI processor redefines your watching experience by directing your 4K picture behind the scenes and comes with the ability to develop with time.
- Welt Smart Belt Pro: A belt is a necessity and combined with tech, even better! This belt has a prevent-fall feature, but there’s more…it comes with its own app to monitor waist size, eating patterns, sitting time measurement, step count and more!
Books to read
- Gwendy’s Magic Feather.
Something evil has swept into the small Maine town of Castle Rock on the heels of the latest winter storm. Sheriff Norris Ridgewick and his team are desperately searching for two missing girls. Still, time is running out to bring them home alive.
Richard Chizmar, Stephen King. Category: Fiction.
2. Wild Elephants.
In Wild Elephants, Art Wolfe seeks to capture on camera just what makes elephants so special and so worth saving.
Samuel Wasser, Art Wolfe. Category: Non-Fiction.
3. Sorcery of Thorns.
From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens, comes an enthralling adventure about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom.
Margaret Rogerson. Category: Teen & Young Adult.
Tendai Mtawarira is known throughout the rugby world simply as Beast. Or, more often than not, ‘Beeeaaassssttt!’, as crowds from Durban to London, Buenos Aires to Auckland cry whenever he gets the ball. In 2018 he became the most capped prop in Springbok history, earning his 100th Test cap for the Springboks, and in 2019 he became the most capped Super Rugby player in South Africa.
Beast has been in a winning series against the British and Irish Lions, contested two Super Rugby finals, won three Currie Cups with his beloved Sharks and played in his third World Cup in September 2019. Along the way, he has been moved from back row to front row, bullied by xenophobic politicians and undergone three bouts of heart surgery. Beast is the story of how a humble man from Zimbabwe has become a rugby icon.
Andy Capostagno, Tendai Mtawarira. Category: Local.