M-Net Movies July 2018 Highlights

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

Saturday, 7 July 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Year:2017
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman.
Director: Patrick Hughes
Genres: Action
Rating: 16VL

Ryan Reynolds and Sam Jackson dive headfirst into action for this chaotic comedy. A low-level bodyguard reluctantly agrees to protect a crazy hitman with valuable testimony.

Read the SAMDB review of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Year:2017
Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen.
Director: Luc Besson
Genres: Fantasy
Rating:13V

Sci-fi spectacle from Luc Besson. A great evil threatens a planetary metropolis, leaving two operatives racing to save the universe.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Thor: Ragnarok
Year: 2017
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett.
Director: Taika Waititi
Genres: Action
Rating: 13VL

Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder for an intergalactic superhero epic. Thor fights to save the realm from the clutches of Hela, the Goddess of Death.

Read the SAMDB review of Thor: Ragnarok.

Saturday,28 July 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Renegades
Year: 2017
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton, Charlie Bewley.
Director: Steven Quale
Genres: Action
Rating: 13VSL

Adventure and danger weave through this action comedy. Set in 1995, a group of Navy SEALs discover an underwater treasure at the bottom of a Bosnian lake.

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105

Monday, 2 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Sing
Year: 2016
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane.
Director: Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings
Genres: Animated
Rating: PG

A furry cast of stars feature in this animation. A struggling theatre owner holds a singing competition that becomes bigger than he imagined.

Read the SAMDB review of Sing.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Storks 
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Year:2016
Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer.
Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Genres: Animated, Comedy.
Rating: PG

Read the SAMDB review of Storks.

Charming animation with a twist on an age old tale. The storks have long-stopped delivering babies, but one day they find themselves with an order for a bundle of joy.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Year: 2016
Cast: Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello.
Directors: Kelly Asbury
Genres: Animated, Comedy.
Rating: PG

Songstress Demi Lovato voices a favourite character in this fun-filled animation. A mysterious map leads Smurfette and her friends on an adventure through the Forbidden Forest.

Read the SAMDB review of Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Monday, 9 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 17:10
Moana
Year: 2016
Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams.
Genres: Family, Animated.
Rating: PG

Read the SAMDB review of Moana.

Dwayne Johnson shows off his vocals in this beautifully animated Disney adventure. An adventurous island princess and an ancient Demigod go on a quest to save her home.

Friday, 12 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 16:45
Finding Dory
Year:2016
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill.
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane.
Genres: Animated, Adventure.
Rating: PG

Ellen DeGeneres reprises her role as everyone’s favourite forgetful fish Dory, who goes on a magical journey in search of her home and her long-lost parents.

Sunday, 15 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
Trolls
Year: 2016
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel.
Directors: Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn.
Genres: Animated, Adventure.
Rating: PG

Musical adventure based on the popular toy collection. After a troll village is invaded, two survivors embark on a journey to save their friends.

Read the SAMDB review of Trolls.

Thursday, 27 June 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
The Secret Life of Pets
Year:2016
Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart.
Director: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney.
Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy.
Rating: PG13

When their owners are away, the pets play in this star-studded animation. Follow the life of a terrier whose jealousy for his new roommate leads them on a wild adventure.

Read the SAMDB review of The Secret Life of Pets.

Sunday Line-up on M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
Jason Bourne
Year:2016
Cast: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating:16V

Oscar winner Matt Damon reprises his role as the CIA’s most dangerous former operative on a mission to uncover the truths about his past, in this explosive action-thriller.

Read the SAMDB review of Jason Bourne.

Sunday, 15 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
Central Intelligence
Year:2016
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Danielle Nicolet.
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating:13VNL

Action-hero Dwayne Johnson and funnyman Kevin Hart team up for a laugh-a-minute comedy. A mild-mannered accountant is sucked into the spy game by an old high school pal.

Sunday, 18 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Year:2016
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge.
Director: Edward Zwick
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating:13VL

Tom Cruise reprises his role as the explosive Jack Reacher. Now a fugitive, Reacher races to uncover a government conspiracy and clear his name.

Read the SAMDB review of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Sunday, 17 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
Central Intelligence
Year: 2015
Cast: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido.
Director: Simon West
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama.
Rating:16VNL

This tightly-wound thriller starring Jason Statham, follows the story of a tough bodyguard who lands in hot water with the mob after he goes after one of their own.

Sunday, 22 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice
Year:2016
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams.
Director: Zack Snyder
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller.
Rating:13VL

The Man Of Steel and the Dark Knight face-off in an epic battle, in this much-anticipated superhero epic from director Zack Snyder.

Read the SAMDB review of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Sunday, 29 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:30
Logan
Year:2017
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen.
Director: James Mangold
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi.
Rating:18VL

Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the Wolverine in this gritty instalment. Set in the future, Logan and an ailing Professor X try to protect a young mutant from a sinister agency.

Read the SAMDB review of Logan.

Sunday Line-up on M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110

Sunday, 1 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:30
Savage Dog
Year: 2017
Cast: Scott Adkins, Marko Zaror, Juju Chan
Director: Jesse V. Johnson
Genre: Action
Rating: 16VL

In a film filled with danger and death a man must fight for his survival. Set in 1950s Indochina a prisoner in a corrupt jail is forced to fight in deadly tournaments.

Sunday, 8 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Contract To Kill
Year: 2016
Cast: Steven Seagal, Russell Wong, Jemma Dallender.
Director: Keoni Waxman
Genre: Action
Rating: 16VSL

Action legend Steven Seagal takes on terror in this pulsating film. A special team take on a group of extremists and try to halt their plans to attack America.

Sunday, 15 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Cell
Year: 2016
Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman.
Director: Tod Williams
Genre: Action, Horror
Rating: 16VSL

Based on Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel of the same name, this world-ending horror sees a mysterious pulse turn cell phone users into vicious predators.

Sunday, 22 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Hands Of Stone
Year: 2016
Cast: Edgar Ramírez, Usher Raymond, Robert De Niro
Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Rating: 16VSL

Robert De Niro and a talented cast take you on a journey of heart and determination. Follow the inspiring story of boxer Roberto Duran, and his rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard.

Sunday, 29 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Black Eagle
Year: 1998
Cast: Shô Kosugi, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Doran Clark
Director: Eric Karson
Genre: Action
Rating: 13VL

No one can be trusted in this action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The CIA send an agent to salvage a high-tech system from a fighter plane that has crashed behind enemy lines.

Sunday Line-up on M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111

Thursday 8 July 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
Kick-Ass 2
Year: 2013
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Genres: Action Comedy
Rating: 16VSL

It’s bigger and fiercer in this action-filled sequel. This time Kick-Ass teams up with other courageous wannabe heroes to stop the Red Mist from exacting his revenge.

Read the SAMDB review of Kick-Ass 2.

Sunday 15 July 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
The Nutty Professor
Year: 1996
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn.
Director: Tom Shadyac
Genres: Comedy
Rating: PG13VL

Top comedian Eddie Murphy gives a heavyweight performance in this comedy. An obese man falls for a woman – and to win her heart, he creates a formula that makes him skinny.

Sunday 22 July 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
Nutty Professor Ii: The Klumps
Year: 2000
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller.
Director: Peter Segal
Genres: Comedy
Rating: 13SL

Eddie Murphy returns in the nutty sequel to the slapstick comedy about how the unexpected consequences of a DNA altering formula lead to the professor’s alter ego wreaking havoc.

M-Net Movies Zone is packing punches with an action packed line up Sunday Nights this July

Sunday 8 July 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
Book Of Eli
Year:2015
Cast: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson.
Director: The Hughes Brothers.
Genres: Action, Adventure, 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 15 July 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
XXX
Year:2002
Cast: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas.
Director: Rob Cohen.
Genres: Action
Rating: 13VL

Vin Diesel is the action man who knows no fear in this thrilling adventure. An extreme sports star is recruited by the government for a top secret mission.

Sunday 22 July 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
The Transporter Refueled
Year:2015
Cast: Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson.
Director: Camille Delamarre.
Genres: Action, Crime.
Rating: 13VSL

This action packed reboot of the famous franchise will have you wanting more, as the new transporter joins forces with a group of femme-fatales on a revenge mission.

Read the SAMDB review of Transporter: Refuelled.

Sunday 24 July 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
No Escape
Year:2015
Cast: Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson.
Director: John Erick Dowdle.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama.
Rating: 16VL

Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan must fight against all odds in order to survive in this intense thriller. A family are caught in the middle of a coup and must escape to safety.

Read the SAMDB review of No Escape.