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M-Net Movies May 2018 Highlights

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

Saturday, 5 May 2018

American Made
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 21:00
Year:2017
Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright.
Director: Doug Liman.
Genres: Action, Biography, Crime.
Rating:16VSNL

Tom Cruise tells an unbelievably true story in a rough-and-tumble biopic of Barry Seal, an American pilot who becomes a drug-runner for the CIA.

Read the SAMDB review of American Made.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

War for The Planet of The Apes
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Year:2017
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn.
Director: Matt Reeves.
Genres: War, Action, Drama.
Rating:13V

In the visually spectacular third instalment of this epic sci-fi franchise, Caesar, leader and ruler of the apes, seeks to save his kind from complete extinction.

Read the SAMDB review of War for the Planet of the Apes.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Going in Style
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Year:2017
Cast: Michael Caine, Richie Moriarty, Josh Pais.
Director: Zach Braff.
Genres: Comedy, Crime
Rating:13L

Hollywood heavyweights Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, and Morgan Freeman are desperate men in this heist film. Struggling financially, three old-timers decide to rob a bank.

Q&A with Going in Style director Zack Braff.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Dark Tower
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Year:2017
Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor
Director: Nikolaj Arcel.
Genres: Action, Fantasy.
Rating:13V

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Sunday Night Movies on Premiere, DStv Channel 104

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Sense Of An Ending
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30
Year:2017
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter.
Director: Ritesh Batra.
Genre: Drama
Rating:13SL

A gripping mystery drama. An elderly man is confused when he learns that a former girlfriend’s mother has left him something in her will. This leads to him investigating his past.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Gold
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30
Year:2016
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard.
Director: Stephen Gaghan.
Genres: Adventure, Drama.
Rating:16SL

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is a sleazy and desperate gold prospector in this crime thriller inspired by the fascinating true story of the Bre-X mining scandal.

Read the SAMDB review of Gold.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Everything, Everything
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30
Year:2017
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose.
Director: Stella Meghie.
Genres: Romance, Drama.
Rating:13S

From tragedy stems a romantic drama about hope and love. A disease forces a girl to live a life of isolation at home. But when she falls for a boy, her life begins to change.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Before I Fall
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30
Year:2017
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Cynthy Wu.
Director: Ry Russo-Young.
Genres: Drama, Mystery.
Rating:13VSL

An intriguing drama based on Lauren Oliver’s best-seller. A privileged young woman keeps reliving her last day over and over as she tries to unearth the mystery behind her death.

Family Comedy Nights M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely.
Director: Tyler Perry
Genre: Comedy.
Rating:13VSL

Tyler Perry brings us another round of raucous comedy. Madea ends up in the middle of mayhem when she spends Halloween tackling the paranormal.

Read the SAMDB review of Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mother’s Day
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
Year: 2016
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts.
Director: Garry Marshall.
Genres: Comedy, Drama.
Rating:PG13L

The late Garry Marshall directs an ensemble cast in this holiday comedy. Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Read the SAMDB review of Mother’s Day.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Daddy Day Care
 M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
Year:2003
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Anjelica Huston
Director: Steve Carr.
Genres: Family, Comedy.
Rating: FAM

Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin get in way over their heads in this comedy. After two dads lose their jobs they start their own day-care centre. But things get out of hand.

Sunday 27 May 2018

Trevor Noah: Welcome to America
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
Year:2013
Cast: Trevor Noah.
Director: Ryan Polito.
Genre: Comedy.
Rating:13L

South Africa’s comedic genius gives a stellar performance in Washington D.C. as he offers a unique world-view on American life.

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Captain America: Civil War
M-Net Movies Action+ DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson.
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo.
Genres: Action, Science Fiction.
Rating:PG13VL

In this instalment of Marvel’s superhero epic, Captain America and Iron Man go head-to-head in a personal and political war, threatening to divide the Avengers forever.

Read the SAMDB review of Captain America: Civil War.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

The Accountant
M-Net Movies Action+ DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons.
Director: Gavin O’Connor.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama.
Rating:16VL

Ben Affleck stars in this action thriller. A math savant and accountant uncooks the books for a new client and, with the body count rising, the Feds start closing in on his game.

Read the SAMDB review of The Accountant.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Marauders
M-Net Movies Action+ DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Bruce Willis, Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista.
Director: Steven C. Miller.
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating:16VL

Bruce Willis and Dave Bautista play a dangerous game in this action film. When a bank is robbed the investigation leads to a larger conspiracy.

Read the SAMDB review of Marauders.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

The Great Wall
M-Net Movies Action+ DStv Channel 106 at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe.
Director: Yimou Zhang.
Genres: Action, Fantasy.
Rating:13VL

Acclaimed filmmaker Yimou Zhang helms this historical fantasy starring Matt Damon. An elite force of warriors must save humanity from a horde of monstrous creatures.

Read the SAMDB review of The Great Wall.

COMPACT

Sunday, 6 May 2018

National Treasure
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Year:2004
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha.
Director: Jon Turteltaub.
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Adventure.
Rating:PG13V

In this fast-paced, action epic, Nicolas Cage is an adventurous historian racing against a team of mercenaries to discover a legendary treasure.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Year:2007
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha.
Director: Jon Turteltaub.
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating:13V

The adventure never stops when Nicolas Cage returns as the historian, Benjamin Gates, out to prove his ancestor’s innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

London Has Fallen
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Year:2016
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman.
Director: Babak Najafi.
Genres: Action, Drama.
Rating:16VL

Gerard Butler returns for an explosive sequel to the hit film, unearthing a plot to assassinate the world’s leaders who gather for the funeral of England’s Prime Minister.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Armageddon
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Year:1998
Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck.
Director: Michael Bay.
Genres: Action, Science Fiction.
Rating: PG13V

Bruce Willis stars in this action packed sci-fi. NASA scientists discover that a massive asteroid is headed to Earth. NASA recruits a misfit team of drillers to save the planet.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Sparkle
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111, at 20:00
Year:2012
Cast: Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo, Whitney Houston.
Director: Salim Akil.
Genres: Drama, Musical.
Rating:13V

Fans of Dreamgirls will love this musical drama starring the late Whitney Houston. A musical prodigy (Jordin Sparks) must overcome numerous obstacles on the road to stardom.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Titanic
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111, at 20:00
Year:1997
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
Director: James Cameron
Genres: Drama, Romance.
Rating:13VNL

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet tell a story of the eternal love shared by two people from different social classes aboard the ill-fated Titanic.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Lion King
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111, at 20:00
Year 1994
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones.
Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff.
Genres: N/A
Rating:PG13V

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

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Jumping the Broom
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111, at 20:00
Year:2011
Cast: Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett.
Director: Salim Akil
Genre: Comedy.
Rating:PG13V

An interesting comedy that tests tradition. A man and woman’s marriage brings together two families from vastly different socio-economic backgrounds with hilarious consequences.

ACCESS

Saturday, 5 May 2018

The Hunger Games
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 19:00
Year:2012
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth.
Director: Gary Ross.
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure.
Rating:16V

Based on the wildly popular young adult novels, Jennifer Lawrence stars as a fierce young woman who saves her sister by taking her place in a game of death.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

The Hunger Games- Catching Fire
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:35
Year:2013
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth.
Director: Francis Lawrence.
Genres: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure.
Rating: 13V

Jennifer Lawrence returns in this action sequel, based on the bestselling young adult novels. Katniss and Peeta must face off against their enemies in a deadly new arena.

Read the SAMDB review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Hunger Games- Mocking Jay Part 1
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:30
Year:2014
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth.
Director: Francis Lawrence.
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller.
Rating: 13V

In the final instalment of the franchise, Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss, who prepares for a showdown that will change the future.

Read the SAMDB review of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The Hunger Games- Part 2
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:45
Year: 2015
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth.
Director: Francis Lawrence
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction.
Rating:13V

Jennifer Lawrence returns for the final chapter of the series set in a dystopian future. Katniss leads the rebellion as they take the war to the Capitol.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Need for Speed
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:35
Year:2014
Cast: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots.
Director: Scott Waugh.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama.
Rating:PG13V

Fast and Furious fans will not want to miss Need For Speed. This high octane, street-racing movie starring Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Read the SAMDB review of Need for Speed.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Red 2
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:30
Year:2013
Cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich.
Director: Dean Parisot.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime.
Rating:13V

Looking for a high-octane film filled with danger, romance and revenge? Then join an all-star cast playing a group of retired Black Ops CIA agents on a deadly mission.

Read the SAMDB review of Red 2.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Stolen
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:35
Year:2013
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Malin Akerman, Josh Lucas.
Director: Simon West
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller.
Rating:13VL

Hollywood action hero Nicolas Cage stars in this adrenalin-filled crime drama about a former thief who is in a race against time to save his kidnapped daughter.

Read the SAMDB review of Stolen.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Lionheart
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:40
Year:1990
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard.
Director: Sheldon Lettich.
Genres: Action, Crime.
Rating:16VNL

Jean-Claude Van Damme fights for revenge in this action film. An ex-soldier takes part in a secret tournament in order avenge his brother and take care of his family.

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