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MOVIE HIGHLIGHT These five Spider-Man films loaded on Disney+ on 17 June: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Also new is Venom, starring Tom Hardy. >>
1 Comment | 19 Jun 2022 16:21
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT New local movie The Umbrella Men loads on eVOD on Tuesday 14 June, set in the world of the Cape Minstrels. A ragtag bunch of musicians rob a bank during the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival in an effort to save their nightclub. Stars include Jaques de Silva, Keenan Arrison, Abduragman Adams, June Van Merch, Kagiso Lediga, Shamilla Miller, Rob van Vuuren and Joey Rasdien. >>
1 Comment | 13 Jun 2022 17:58
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT The Artist's Wife releases on Box Office on 13 June - about an artist who's slipping into dementia and his wife's reaction to it. Heart wrenching for anyone who's been through it with a loved one. Lena Olin stars as Claire, a once promising painter who is now the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). While preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. >>
3 Comments | 08 Jun 2022 13:13
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT M-Net Movies 2 to air The Godfather 1, 2 and 3 as a companion to the excellent series The Offer, currently on M-Net on Mondays at 22h30. Series reveals the real life, dangerous Hollywood battle to get The Godfather movies made. They screen on Friday 6 May at 21h55, Saturday 7 May at 21h50 and Sunday 8 May at 21h35 respectively.
Comments | 06 May 2022 12:07
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT M-Net Movies 1 to air local coming of age movie Late Bloomer as part of the channel's Valentine's line-up. Nicole Fortuin stars as Lauryn, a party girl in her mid-30s who is forced to grow up when she falls pregnant. Directed by Amy Jephta, director of South Africa's Oscar submission Barakat. Airs Saturday 12 February at 20h00. Will be on Showmax from 28 February.
2 Comments | 10 Feb 2022 14:33
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT 10th kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival to take place virtually and in the real world this year, at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, 23 to 26 March. Features nine feature films competing for awards, 17 short movies and sessions with industry insiders. Cost for full online access: R190. Proceeds go to the Tribuo Fund, an entertainers' relief fund for loss of earnings in Covid. Website: www.silwerskermfees.co.za
Comments | 28 Jan 2022 15:43
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Happiness Ever After, the sequel to Happiness is a Four-letter Word, loaded on Netflix Wednesday 10 November. Khanyi Mbau and Renate Stuurman return as gals about town Zaza and Princess. Nambitha Ben-Mazwi steps in as new friend Zimkhitha, taking over from Mmabatho Montsho as Nandi in the first film.
1 Comment | 08 Nov 2021 18:44
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Former Nomzamo and Isibaya star Ayanda Borotho (Ngubane) headlines new local horror flik Every Day is Halloween, on DStv BoxOffice from 31 October. Tells the tale of a mother and daughter who are hunted down by a vicious killer and become trapped in a never-ending spiral of terror in their home and community. According to the trailer, it's based on actual events.
1 Comment | 28 Oct 2021 14:56
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT What really happened inside the palace before Meghan and Harry called it quits? According to Lifetime, the channel has the answer and they're revealing it in the movie Escaping the Palace on Thursday 7 October at 20h05. No clarity on who exactly told them the intimate details. Must be the palace butler who was fired years ago.
1 Comment | 03 Aug 2021 16:24
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Multichoice Talent Factory screened its first film of the year on Saturday (19 June), created by the Class of 2020. Ingane ka Baba (Daddy’s Boy) aired on Mzansi Magic at 20h30, written by Zoleka Monare and directed by Zoleka and Bandile Mnguni. Stars: Thembinkosi Mthembu, Sparky Xulu, Sello Ramolahloane and Deli Malinga, with newcomer Wonder Ndlovu. See comments for more >>
1 Comment | 18 Jun 2021 13:24
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT The LEGO Movie heads to Cartoon Network for the public holiday on 16 June, at 08h25. Follows ordinary LEGO mini-figure Emmet, who gets mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and must save his world. Voice cast includes Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Morgan Freeman, Chris Pratt and Channing Tatum.
Comments | 26 May 2021 17:37
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Tarantino's liberation masterpiece Django Unchained to air on SABC1 on Sunday 23 May at 21h00. A freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation-owner. Stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.
Comments | 06 May 2021 16:14
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Netflix acquires local movie I Am All Girls by iNumber Number writer and director Donovan Marsh. Stars: Hlubi Mboya (Isidingo) as Ntombizonke, a troubled but powerful detective with a dark, ugly secret and Erica Wessels (Erfsondes) as her unlikely confidant and emotionally-troubled colleague Jodie. It follows them on an all-consuming journey to bring down a global human trafficking ring. Loads 14 May.
Comments | 07 Apr 2021 17:37
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Boomerang to air Tom and Jerry double bill movies on the public holiday of Monday 22 March from 08h05. Tom and Jerry: The Fast and The Furry follows them in a race around the world and Tom and Jerry: Blast off to Mars tells of their adventures in space.
Comments | 09 Mar 2021 16:01
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Coming to America 2, with our Nomzamo Mbatha, now available on Amazon Prime.
Comments | 06 Mar 2021 12:01
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT New pop-up movie channel coming to DStv 111 on Premium from Friday 19 March at 10h30 to Sunday 4 April, starring kickbutt sheroes. The name's totally ridonculous: M-Net Movies Pretty Deadly Pop-up Channel starring Leading Ladies of Action. Will run from late morning to midnight every day, scheduled according to themes at peak times. Movies will be on Catch Up until Tuesday 4 May. See comments for movie titles and themes. >>
1 Comment | 24 Feb 2021 11:39
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Mzansi Magic premieres local movie titled One Night kwa Mxolisi on Saturday 27 February at 21h30. Sisanda Henna directs and co-stars opposite Linda Mtoba as a once semi-successful rugby player who invites his friends to the opening of his new restaurant. Too many drinks lead to truth bombs and next thing illusions and friendships are shattered. Cast includes Fulu Mugovhani, Nyaniso Dzedze, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Buhle Samuels, Donovan Goliath and Sisanda and Bonnie Mbuli's son Micaiah.
1 Comment | 10 Feb 2021 16:13
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Netflix loads a new movie every week from now until an unconfirmed date. Titles include The Power of the Dog, The Hand of God, Don’t Look Up, The Harder They Fall, Concrete Cowboy, Army of the Dead, The Woman in the Window, Munich and The Last Letter from Your Lover.
Comments | 13 Jan 2021 13:56
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Barker's back! Well, not quite but almost. And now he's in an old age home. Former Isidingo star Robert Whitehead stars in M-Net's festive movie Herb & Moon, about a rebellious grandfather who fights to escape his old age home so he can spend Christmas with his beloved granddaughter. Also stars: Katherine Neethling (The Watch) and Keenan Arrison (Shooting Stars, The Riviera). Airs Saturday 12 December at 21h00.
1 Comment | 10 Dec 2020 11:19
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Abduragman Adams (Suidooster), Kate Liquorish (Queen Sono) and Euodia Samson (Arendsvlei) star in local M-Net movie Twisted Christmas on Saturday 26 December at 21h00. A rich family loses everything just before Christmas and the only people willing to take them in is their long-time Muslim gardener and his family.
1 Comment | 03 Dec 2020 15:47
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT SABC3 to screen Sigourney Weaver/Ben Kingsley psychological thriller Death and the Maiden, based on the Ariel Dorfman play of the same name. Tells the story of an activist who holds a stranger hostage in her house, convinced that he's a member of the old regime who tortured and raped her while she was blindfolded. Is he? Isn't he? Airs Sunday 27 December at 21h30.
1 Comment | 02 Dec 2020 14:50
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT The late Chadwick Boseman to co-star with Viola Davis in a Netflix film rendition of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, based on the play by August Wilson. Loads on Friday, 18 December. See comments for a trailer >>
1 Comment | 21 Oct 2020 11:12
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT SABC1 to air political drama Uncovered on Sunday, 6 September at 21h00. A businesswoman decides to continue her murdered sister's investigation into a mining conspiracy that her own boss may be a part of. Stars: Dumisani Mbebe, Thandeka Nodada (Malinga), Fezile Makhanya, Robert Hobbs, Nqobile Khumalo, S'thandiwe Kgoroge. Directed by Zuko Nodada (Matatiele, Mamello, Hope). Also available on Netflix.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 18:15
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT M-Net to air Black Panther movie on M-Net Movies Zone (139) on Monday, 31 August at 19h00 to tribute the late Chadwick Boseman.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 10:46
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Pop-up channel fliekNET to become permanent fixture from Tuesday, 1 September, on Channel 149 - on Premium. Features Afrikaans blockbuster movies, classic favourites and a variety of formats e.g feature films, short films, story films, made-for-TV movies and documentaries. Includes new straight-to-kykNET films produced by South African filmmakers.
Comments | 31 Aug 2020 10:41
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT DStv announces Add Movies feature at August Showcase/Upfronts. All subscribers who don't have the Premium package (including those with DStv Indian) can up-size by paying R99 for M-Net Movies 1 and 2 and Afrikaans movie channel fliekNET, from September.
Comments | 21 Aug 2020 08:58
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT M-Net to air Beyoncé's visual album Black is King on Saturday, 1 August at 20h00 on these packages: Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access. Will also be available on Catch Up on Premium for 30 days. South African actors featured in it include Connie Chiume, Nandi Madida, Nyaniso Dzedze and Warren Masemola.
Comments | 29 Jul 2020 12:00
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT South African rom-com Seriously Single to load on Netflix on 31 July. It stars Fulu Mugovhani, Tumi Morake, Bohang Moeko and Yonda Thomas and follows serial monogamist Dineo (Mugovhani) as she navigates the modern-day dating world with her partner in crime Noni (Morake).
2 Comments | 20 Jul 2020 11:35
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT M-Net signs deal with Disney to air Beyoncé's visual album Black Is King, to be released on 31 July. M-Net will be made available to DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family and Access viewers for the duration of the film which will air within 24-hours of its release on Disney+. Tap the comments box for the latest trailer>>
1 Comment | 20 Jul 2020 09:20
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Jamie Foxx headlines a cool-sounding Netflix movie called Project Power about a miracle pill that gives you a superpower - but you only find out WHICH power once you've taken the pill. Loads on 14 August 2020. See the trailer in the comments box>>
1 Comment | 15 Jul 2020 16:45
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT Charlize Theron's new Netflix supershero movie The Old Guard loads on Netflix today (10 July). A group of immortal mercenaries must fight for their freedom after discovering someone is onto their secret.Charlize plays Andy, their warrior leader.
1 Comment | 10 Jul 2020 14:38
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT TNT movie channel (137) to air Nicolas Cage movie festival on Fridays from 3 to 24 July. Line-up includes Gone in 60 Seconds (10 July at 18h00), Con Air (10 July at 20h00) and Face/Off (17 July at 20h00).
Comments | 30 Jun 2020 18:51
MOVIE HIGHLIGHT South African flik Poppie Nongena to screen on DStv Box Office from 21 June 2020. Both its headline stars, Clementine Mosimane and Anna-Mart van der Merwe won 2020 SAFTAs for their performances: Best Actress and Best Supporting.
Comments | 27 May 2020 11:22

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