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M-Net Movies Highlights April 2018

Saturday Line Up on M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104

Saturday 7 April 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 104 at 20:00

Sleepless
Year:2018
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney.
Director: Baran bo Odar.
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller.
Rating:16VL

Actions have consequences in this Jamie Foxx crime drama. Two crooked cops try to steal from the mob and in retaliation the ruthless mafia kidnaps one of their sons.

 

Saturday 14 April 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 104 at 20:00

Baby Driver
Year:2017
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm
Director: Edgar Wright.
Genres: Action, Crime.
Rating:16VL

High-octane car chases and pulsating action drive this heist movie. A talented young driver is coerced into working for a crime boss alongside an unhinged group of criminals.

Read the SAMDB review of Baby Driver.

 

Saturday 21 April 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 104 at 20:00

Kong: Skull Island
Year:2017
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson.
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Genres: Action, Fantasy.
Rating:13VL

The King of Beasts gets a visually stunning fantasy film. When a team of scientists and soldiers explore an uncharted island, they soon discover its hostile inhabitants.

Read the SAMDB review of Kong: Skull Island.

 

Saturday 28 April 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere DStv Channel 104 at 21:00

Girls Trip
Year:2017
Cast: Regina Hall,Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Genre: Comedy
Rating:18SNL

The party heads to New Orleans for an ensemble cast in this acclaimed comedy. On a wild reunion trip, four lifelong friends find romance, sisterhood and absolute chaos.

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105

Thursday 5 April 2018

Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure
M-Net Movies Smile DStv Channel 105 at 17:39
Year:2009
Cast: Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Jane Horrocks.
Director: Klay Hall.
Genres: Animated, Adventure.
Rating: FAM

Friendly fairy Tinker Bell (Mae Whitman) means well but often gets into trouble. All the same, Pixie Hollow has entrusted her with making sure their magical moonstone keeps their pixie dust in plentiful supply. But tragedy strikes when Tinker Bell fumbles this important task — accidentally breaking the moonstone. In order to get it back into one piece, Tinker Bell will have to find an enchanted mirror and accept a little assistance from pestering pixie Terence (Jesse McCartney).

 

Saturday 7 April 2018

Tinkerbell and the Secrets of the Wings
M-Net Movies Smile DStv Channel 105 at 17:44
Year:2012
Cast: Mae Whitman, Lucy Hale, Timothy Dalton.
Directors: Roberts Gannaway (as Bobs Gannaway), Peggy Holmes.
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure.
Rating: FAM

It’s another fun-filled adventure with the fairy we all love. She bravely ventures far from home and uncovers magical secrets about her family.

M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106

 

Sunday 1 April 2018

Ben-Hur
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:1959
Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd.
Director: William Wyler
Genres: Adventure, Drama.
Rating:PG13V

A Hollywood epic that won 11 Oscars. Filled with danger and vengeance, a Jewish prince is falsely accused of treason and is sold into slavery, but he returns to seek redemption.

 

Monday, 2 April 2018

Killing Season
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2013Cast: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia.
Director: Mark Steven Johnson.
Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller.
Rating:16VL

This action movie pits two veterans of the Bosnian war in a cat-and-mouse game set in the unforgiving Appalachian Mountains. Robert de Niro and John Travolta star.

 

Friday 6 April 2018

Snatch
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2008
Cast: : Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro
Director: Guy Ritchie.
Genres: Crime, Thriller, Comedy
Rating:16VL

It’s Guy Ritchie at his best in this all-star crime comedy. The lives of corrupt boxing promoters, gangsters and robbers intersect as they all try to recover a stolen diamond.

 

Saturday 7 April 2018

The Dark Knight
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2008
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: N/A
Rating:16V

This film redefined a genre, influenced pop-culture and changed the movie landscape forever.

 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Split
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan.
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Rating:16VL

M. Night Shyamalan directs this horrifying psychological thriller starring James McAvoy. Three young girls are kidnapped by a man with multiple personality disorder.

Read the SAMDB review of Split.

 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Rush Hour
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:1998
Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung.
Director: Brett Ratner
Genres: Action, Action Comedy, Crime.
Rating:13VL

East meets West in this buddy cop film lead by Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Mismatched cops try to arrest a crime lord while trying to save the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter.

 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Blood Diamond
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2006
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly.
Director: Edward Zwick.
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Adventure.
Rating:16VL

Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou drive this thriller about redemption. A mercenary entangled in illegal diamonds decides to help a fisherman trying to save his family.

 

Friday, 20 April 2018

Rush Hour 2
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year: 2001
Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone.
Director: Brett Ratner
Genres: Comedy, Action Comedy.
Rating:13VNL

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker return for a chaotic sequel. Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a well-earned vacation, but they somehow get involved with a counterfeit money scam.

 

Saturday 21 April 2018

Blade II
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2002
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman.
Director: Guillermo del Toro.
Genres: Action, Horror.
Rating:18VL

Guillermo del Toro directs Wesley Snipes in this action packed sequel to the hit film. This time Blade must form an alliance with his sworn enemies to stop a deadly threat.

 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The Girl On The Train
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson.
Director: Tate Taylor
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Rating:16VSNL

Emily Blunt stars in this deeply unsettling thriller about a divorcée who becomes entangled in the investigation of a missing woman, that sends shockwaves through her life.

Read the SAMDB review of The Girl on the Train.

 

Friday, 27 April 2018

Parker
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2013
Cast: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis.
Director: Taylor Hackford.
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller
Rating:16VL

Jason Statham and a stunning Jennifer Lopez star in this action-packed film about betrayal and revenge. A professional thief is betrayed and left for dead by his crew.

 

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Blade: Trinity
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2004
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey.
Director: David S. Goyer.
Genres: Action, Action Horror.
Rating:16VL

Wesley Snipes returns for the third instalment of the hit franchise. This time Blade must team up with his enemies the Nightstalkers to take down his greatest threat, Dracula.

 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Assassin’s Creed
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons.
Director: Justin Kurzel.
Genres: Action, Fantasy.
Rating:13VL

Michael Fassbender stars in this action-packed fantasy based on the popular video game franchise. A man is transported into the past of his ancestor who was a master assassin.

Read the SAMDB review of Assassins Creed.

COMPACT

Sunday 1 April 2018

M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110 at 20:00

Italian Job, The
Year: 2003
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action.
Rating:PG13VL

F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) directs Charlize Theron and a great cast in this thriller. After being betrayed, a conman reunites his team to pull off a daring, heist.

Sunday 8 April 2018

M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110 at 20:00

Escape Plan
Year:2013
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent.
Director: Mikael Håfström
Genre: Action, Mystery,Thriller.
Rating:16VL

Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up for this intense thriller. A man’s wrongly incarcerated and must break out of the inescapable prison he designed.

Read the SAMDB review of Escape Plan.

 

 

Sunday 15 April 2018

M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110 at 20:00

Book of Eli
Year:2010
Cast: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson.
Directors: Albert Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers), Allen Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers)
Genres: Action, Drama.
Rating:16VL

Denzel Washington drives this post-apocalyptic action film. A man fights his way across America trying to protect a sacred book containing secrets that could save humanity.

Sunday 22 April 2018

Spy Next Door, The
Year:2010
Cast: Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Billy Ray Cyrus.
Director: Brian Levant
Genres: Action, Comedy.
Rating:PG13V

Jackie Chan stars in this comedic adventure. A former CIA spy offers to look after his girlfriend’s three kids but gets more than he bargained for when an old enemy comes to town.

Sunday 29 April 2018

M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110 at 20:00

Next
Year:2007
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel.
Director: Lee Tamahori
Genres: Action, Thriller
Rating:13V

Oscar winner Nicolas Cage is a man who sees the future in this thriller. After uncovering a terrorist plot, he goes on the run from the government who want what he knows.

Leon Schuster Line Up on M-Net Movies All Stars: Friday, 27 April 2018

You Must Be Joking
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 8:20
Rating:PG13VL

The master of disguises Leon Schuster takes to the streets to prank unsuspecting South Africans. Nothing is off-limits for this South African legend of comedy.

 

You Must Be Joking Too
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 10:00
Rating: PG

Another hilarious comedy from Leon Schuster. When a rival filmmaker blackmails Schuster’s girlfriend and steals his movie idea, he must fight back.

 

Oh Schucks It’s Schuster!
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 11:34
Rating:PG13L

Leon Schuster is back for another comedy as he takes to the streets of South Africa in various guises to prank the unsuspecting public.

 

Sweet And Short at 13:03
Rating: PG

Coping with change is at the heart of this film. After winning big at a casino, a man is knocked unconscious and stays in a coma for 20 years, waking up to a new South Africa.

 

M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 14:38

There’s A Zulu On My Stoep
Rating:PG13VNL

A classic comedy about prejudice. Two boys form an unlikely friendship in apartheid South Africa  – and when they meet again as adults, they go from one misadventure to the next.

 

M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 16:11

Oh Schuks I’m Gatvol!
Rating:PG13L

Leon Schuster pokes fun at crime in South Africa in this story of two friends who move to Australia for a better life but find themselves on a plane with two terrorists.

Mad Buddies
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 18:00
Rating:PG13VL

Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi star in this home grown comedy. Two sworn enemies embark on a road-trip but realise they’ve been tricked and are now the stars of a reality show.

 

Schuks! Your Country Needs You
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 19:33

The eighth entry in the popular South African candid camera series where Leon Schuster as the titular Skuks, Rob van Vuuren, Lare Birk, and Alfred Ntombela prank unsuspecting everyday South Africans.

Read the SAMDB review of Schuks! Your Country Needs You.

 

Schuks! Pay Back The Money
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 21:12
Rating:PG13VL

The legendary South African comedian, Leon Schuster returns for another crazy film, filled with even bigger antics and chaos.

Read the SAMDB review of Schuks! Pay Back The Money.

ACCESS

Saturday 7 April 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139 at 19:00

Madagascar
Year: 2005
Cast: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer.
Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Animation.
Rating: PG

Ben Stiller and a star studded cast lend their voices to this great animation. Four Zoo animals escape and unwittingly find themselves far away in the wildness of Madagascar.

Saturday 14 April 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139 at 19:00

Madagascar: Escape to Africa
Year:2008
Genre: Animated, Adventure.
Rating: FAM

The gang return for another crazy adventure. This time their plane crash-lands, leaving them stranded in the middle of Africa, where Alex is reunited with his parents.

 

Saturday 17 March 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139 at 18:30

Transformers
Year:2007
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel.
Director: Michael Bay
Genre: Action, Adventure.
Rating: PG13VL

Michael Bay and Shia LaBeouf bring the 80s cartoon hit to life in this action epic. A teenage boy is caught in the middle of an eternal struggle between to alien robot races.

Saturday 28 April 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139 at 18:35

 

Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
Year:2009
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel
Director: Michael Bay
Genre: Action, Adventure.
Rating:13VL

Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox return for another action packed, Michael Bay film. Sam must help the Autobots, fight an ancient threat, sworn on returning to get their revenge.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

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