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Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 1 January 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 1 January 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

 

 

CyberWar Threat

In the midst of a deadly new arms race, the global CyberWar is heating up. And, the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers.

As internet connections multiply, so too do points of attack and risks to national security. Governments the world over are competing to dominate a new battlefield: cyberspace.

Already, highly sophisticated, stealthy computer programs can take over and even destroy the control systems that regulate everything from food factories to gas pipelines, power plants, and chemical facilities—even our cars.

Carte Blanche examines the murky realm of criminal and strategic hacking as we explore the chilling new reality of cyberwar in which no nation or individual is safe from attack.

Producer: Dan McCabe

Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.

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Television

M-Net, M-Net Edge, M-Net City, M-Net Family : Schedule Update 28 December 2016

Please see below the M-Net (channel 101 on DStv), M-Net Edge (channel 102 on DStv), M-Net City (channel 115 on DStv) and M-Net Family (channel 162 on DStv) highlights for December.

Go to the M-Net website www.mnet.tv – Please note: This line-up is subject to change

M-Net December Line-up

Express Broadcast- M-Net 101

Note: Because of the extraordinarily fast turn-around time all Express episodes unfortunately do not have a family track or hearing impaired titles.

Bull Season 1 – Thursdays at 01:30

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – Saturdays at 01:00 (Currently on a production break. New episodes will resume on Saturday 4 February at 01:00)

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Blindspot Season 2 – Fridays at 02:00 (Currently on a production break. New episodes resume Friday 6 January at 02:00)

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Lethal Weapon Season 1 – Thursdays at 19:30 (Currently on a production break. New episodes resume Thursday 5 January at 19:30)

Frequency Season 1 – Thursday at 20:30 (Currently on a production break. New episodes resume Thursday 9 March 2017)

Blue Bloods – Sundays 01:00 (Currently on production break. New episodes will resume on Wednesday 8 February at 20:30)

New, Returning & Series Finales

Wednesday 28 December 2016

21:30 The Blacklist 04 0008 *Season 4 goes on a break production break. New episodes resume from Wednesday 11 January*

Golden Globe-nominee James Spader stars as the concierge of crime in this acclaimed drama that follows a high-profile criminal who captures some of the world’s biggest threats.

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE and EXPLORA

Thursday 29 December 2016

19:30 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, In Celebration Of 25 Years

Stunning adaptation re-telling the tale of the infamous Phantom, in a milestone performance of the acclaimed musical.

Saturday 31 December 2016

20:35 Royal Variety Performance 2016 *December Special*

The 2016 Royal Variety Performance is the industry’s annual fundraising event featuring legendary performers from around the globe.

M-Net Edge December Line-up

Express Broadcast- M-Net Edge 102

Note: Because of the extraordinarily fast turn-around time all Express episodes unfortunately do not have a family track or hearing impaired titles.

The Vikings Season 4 –Thursdays at 04:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Lucifer Season 2 – Wednesdays at 02:00 (Currently on a production break. New episodes will resume on Wed 18 January at 02:00)

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

The Affair Season 3 –Tuesdays at 03:00 (Season 3 will go on production break on Tuesday 27 December at 03:00. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 3 January at 03:00)

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

Incorporated Season 1 –Fridays at 02:00

Available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms:

PC, PVR, IPAD, IPHONE, ANDROID PHONE, ANDROID TABLET, PRODEA and EXPLORA

New, Returning & Series Finales

Wednesday 28 December 2016

21:10 Flesh And Bone 01 “Bulling Through” *Season 1 Starts*

The writer of Breaking Bad created this emotionally gripping drama about a troubled young dancer’s dream of making it in the cutthroat world of ballet.

Friday 30 December 2016

19:30 Difficult People 01 “Difficult Christmas” *Season 1 Ends*

Executive produced by Golden Globe-winner Amy Poehler, this scathing comedy set in New York follows two struggling, jaded-and rather difficult- comedians.

M-Net City December Line-up

Wednesday 28 December 2016

22:00 Better Call Saul 02 “Switch” *Season 2 Starts*

The award winning creator of Breaking Bad pens this Golden Globe nominated drama about a shifty lawyer. Mike decides to sever his affiliation with an unrestrained associate, in the season premiere.

Thursday 29 December 2016

20:00 Heartbeat 01 0010 “What Happens In Vegas…Happens” *Season 1 Ends*

Heartfelt medical drama starring Melissa George. In the season finale, a mysterious and deadly illness sends the hospital into a lockdown.

M-Net Family December Line-up

Friday 30 December 2016

19:30 Bob’s Burgers 06 0001 “Sliding Bobs” *Season 6 Starts*

In the Season 6 premiere, Bob laments his recent hair loss, so a nostalgic Linda recalls how it was actually his mustache that made her fall for him many years back.

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Film Review

Hacksaw Ridge : Review

The amazing, true story of a man who wanted to serve his country during World War II, but did not want to compromise his beliefs by using a weapon, or killing people. Army Medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield – The Amazing Spider-Man 2) served in the horrific Battle of Okinawa. He eventually became the first man in American history to receive the prestigious Medal of Honour, without ever firing a shot.

Garfield is the ideal actor to play Doss. He begs a like from the audience, and yet, while one understands his beliefs and desire to serve his country, one feels the frustration that must be felt by his fellow soldiers, as they suffer somewhat during training, because of Doss’s refusal to comply.

Hacksaw Ridge is a great story, and film, on two fronts. It tugs at the heart, as we bare witness to the tough trials that befall Doss, in life, in training, and in the eventual battle. His faith in God, is seemingly unwavering, and a testament for many. Yet with journey of faith playing out, we are treated to a harsh, hard-hitting, and at times sobering look at the realities of war, it’s kill-or-be-killed ethos, and one can but wonder how Doss was able to keep his cool, and become such a selfless hero.

There is no doubt that Hacksaw Ridge is a brilliant film. It scores top marks in many categories, and is one of the gripping tales of 2016. Without a doubt, there was a lot of care that went in to the making of the film. From casting, to the effects, stunts and cinematography.

Hacksaw Ridge takes us back, at the beginning of the story, to a time where life was simpler, and builds from there to a time where man had to stand up against tyranny and evil, his beliefs tested, and do what is right for his fellow mane.

Hacksaw Ridge opens 30 December 2016, in South African cinemas. A great film to watch over the holiday season.

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Awards

7 Features Advance In Race For Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 89th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

Nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Television

Hot South African Heartthrobs Will Be Wingin’ It On M-Net

Hot guys will be Wingin’ It on M-Net in the New Year
Janez Vermeiren and Siv Ngesi join the M-Net family

In 2017, Sunday nights will sizzle even more on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv. In addition to firm favourite Carte Blanche and The Voice South Africa Season 2, whose iconic red chairs return to our screens on 29 January at 17:30, M-Net will be introducing more locally produced series to the channel. From 29 January viewers will also be able to jet off to exotic foreign cities at 17:00 with well-loved South African celebrities Janez Vermeiren and Siv Ngesi in the cheeky new travel and lifestyle show Wingin’ It.

With absolutely no plan, no itinerary and only 48 hours to see, taste and experience the best each far-flung location has to offer, Wingin’ It, is not your ordinary show in this popular genre, however. It’s a fast-paced plunge into the world’s most fascinating and eclectic destinations seen through the eyes of two diverse and intrinsically competitive best buddies.

“These heartthrobs certainly don’t visit the world’s run-of-the-mill travel brochure type of hot spots and tourist attractions,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “They land in cities you might never have thought of exploring, or even heard of, but which may just, after you’ve seen their mischievous adventures, end up on your bucket list. It’s a great-fun-filled show that will put a smile on your face – and awaken the explorer in you.”

Janez and Siv will be Wingin’ It in places like Baku, Ho Chi Minh City, Bogota, La Paz and Kathmandu and will show you the lesser-known side of Istanbul, Bangkok, Tokyo, Mexico City, Havana and Reunion Island.

This dynamic duo, who have travelled the world, of course boast illustrious careers in the South African entertainment industry. Comedian and actor, Siv had a coveted role in Les Misérables,and is active on both stage and screen. His CV includes roles in films such as Invictus and Long Walk To Freedom as well as an appearance in the 2008 TV Movie 24. Janez has made regular trips to Europe and the East with his parents as a child and has been a feast for the eyes in many television programmes. Among others, he was the co-presenter on the show Top Travel, and has also starred in the magazine show, The Man Cave.

Now, in Wingin’ It, Siv and Janez will pack their bags to find out more about the cultural elements of lands far and wide, feast on an array of delicacies and tackle interesting activities –like getting a good scrub down in a Turkish bath in Istanbul, arm-wrestling with Olympic Champions in Baku, bumping into David Beckham in Bangkok and rubbing shoulders with Sumo giants in Tokyo.

Wingin’ It is produced by the production company Cheeky Media and will be on M-Net 101 from 29 January, Sundays at 17:00.

To stay updated with the latest news around the show go to www.mnet.tv/wingingit or follow the conversation on Twitter @MNet with the hashtag #WingingItSA.