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DStv Content Discovery: 2 – 8 August 2019

M-Net is dishing up a legal drama feast on Thursday nights, with the final season of the popular series Suits and its brand-new spin-off series, Pearson, kicking off from 8 August.

Suits S9 starts on Thursday 8 August on M-Net (101) at 20:10

In the ninth season premiere of the high-stakes legal drama, Harvey and Samantha fight to salvage the firm’s tarnished reputation in the wake of Robert Zane’s self-sacrifice to save Harvey. With Jessica back in Chicago, Harvey rallies the troops, including Donna Paulsen, Louis Litt and Alex Williams, in a bid to restore the firm’s former glory. There’s been much speculation about Meghan Markle’s appearance in the season 9 trailer, but whether we’ll actually get to see a Rachel cameo remains to be seen.

Pearson S1 starts on Thursday 8 August on M-Net (101) at 21:10

Following straight after Suits is the series premiere of spin-off series, Pearson, that sees the poised and once-infallible Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) start her new job in the Mayor’s office in Chicago as a fixer. Having left New York with her tail between her legs after being disbarred, Jessica hopes to reunite with her family in the windy city of Chicago.

Lovers of thrillers will find themselves engrossed in M-Net Sunday movie. A Simple Favor sees a conservative single mother being inadvertently caught up in a dangerous situation when she befriends the glamorous, wealthy mother of one of her son’s schoolfriends. The all-star cast includes Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.

See Gordon Ramsay in a brand-new light in the adventurous new series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted on National Geographic. As he travels around the globe, he will be pursuing culinary inspiration in a totally different way, roaring through valleys, diving into oceans, hiking through forests and scaling mountains.

Wildlife series Serengeti starts on BBC Earth this week. It follows the interconnected stories of a cast of savannah animals over one year, presented in a bold new format. From warthogs to lions, mongoose to cheetahs, a cast of our favourite African animal characters will be filmed closer and more intimately than ever before, using ground breaking filming techniques and pioneering technology.

LOCAL

Two Families and a Wedding Dress on Wednesdays on BET (129) at 21:30

Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding dress for their big day. For most, that super-expensive designer gown is destined to remain a dream, but in this show, a dress fit for a princess, worth an astounding R30 000, could become a reality. The final choice will be made by the bride-to-be’s family and soon-to-be in-laws. The show is hosted by award-winning presenter Thembisa Mdoda, with narration by the spirited Moshe Ndiki.

Idols S15 on Sunday 4 August on Mzansi Magic (161) at 17:30

The blind auditions are now done and it’s off to theatre week for the contestants. New rules mean more pressure, with the coaches and the judges raising the bar. The singers are now grouped into teams and the first round of eliminations have the contestants in a panic.

Grass Roots S1 on Fridays on 1Magic (103) at 19:30

Monwabisi and Asanda are at the mercy of the senior boys as hazing season gets underway at St. Sebastian’s. After arriving in Johannesburg to compete for a rugby scholarship, the two boys were initially rivals, both aiming for the same scholarship, but being the underdogs has brought them together.

Lui Maar Op, Belinda S3 starts on Monday 5 August on kykNET (144) at 20:00

This sitcom revolves around the staff at a general store in George, in the Southern Cape. Belinda (Brümilda van Rensburg), a former actress who daydreams about her once-glamorous life, finds naughty letters between Maggie’s things and reads them shamelessly, even while Frans cautions her to let sleeping dogs lie. Annetjie (Annelisa Weiland) tries to find a partner for Dirkie, but it’s not as easy as she thought.

Ster-status S1 starts on Monday 5 August on VIA (147) at 18:00

Women’s empowerment project, Apprentesses SA, helps women between the ages of 20 and 35 realise their dreams of being in the spotlight. Whether the candidate hopes to become a model, singer, actress, businesswoman or journalist, the project’s brand-new reality competition show will help them get a foot in the door with mentoring and confidence-building as well as establishing contacts and gaining experience in the entertainment industry.

The Queen S4 on Friday 2 August on Mzansi Magic (161) at 21:00

Brutus, Shaka and Zodwa plan their ambush on Harriet after being left behind in jail while Harriet and her kids made bail. The Maake family suffer another loss and Mmabatho takes drastic steps to protect Baby Mzi.

No Excuse Pay Your Papgeld S2 on Saturday 3 August on MOJA LOVE (157) at 18:30

Award-winning Kwaito musician Dr Malinga hosts this series in which parents struggling with collecting payments for the maintenance of their children are given a platform to get assistance.

Liyana on Showmax

Combining documentary scenes and animation, Liyana is described as a hybrid documentary. It follows the story of a young Swazi girl who attempts to rescue her twin brothers after they’re kidnapped and is inspired by real-life stories.

SPORT

Football: Super Diski: ABSA Premiership on 3 and 4 August on SuperSport 4 (204) and SuperSport 7 (207) from 14:50

The ups and downs that are part of league football are likely to kick in on the first weekend of this season’s premier division action. Mamelodi Sundowns start the defence of their title with a match against SuperSport United on Saturday. Pirates, who finished second last season, play Bloemfontein Celtic and Amazulu face Wits, who was third on the 2018/’19 log, at 20:10. On Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs play Highlands Park and Golden Arrows face Maritzburg United.

Rugby: Currie Cup Premier Division 2 and 3 August on SuperSport 1 (201) at 14:45 and 17:00 and 19:00

Reputations don’t count for much in South Africa’s top regional rugby competition these days. Teams that used to crowd the top of the log now face serious challenges, right from the start of the season. Last season’s champions, the Sharks, face a stiff test when they play the Pumas in an away match on Saturday before the Blue Bulls face Griquas in Pretoria. Free State Cheetahs, always hard to beat at home, meet the Golden Lions on Friday.

Cricket: The Ashes: England v Australia first Test 1 to 5 August on SuperSport 2 (202) at 11:45

England are chasing a notable milestone when they meet Australia in the first of five Test matches at Edgbaston this week. The new (ODI) World Cup champions will even the Ashes score if they win the 71st series. Australia, the present champions, have won the little trophy 33 times; one more than England’s tally. Five series were drawn. The hosts are fielding one of their most formidable and exciting teams in years, but the Aussies showed signs of returning to domination during the World Cup tournament.

Motorsport: Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix 4 August on SuperSport 6 (206) at 13:35

Lewis Hamilton would have banished all thoughts of his German Grand Prix nightmare when he seeks to retain his Hungarian title in Mogyoród this weekend. The Briton still leads Valtteri Bottas by a healthy margin in the championship standings. Max Verstappen, who held off Sebastian Vettel in Germany, could also enhance his position on the 4km Hungaroring track. The practice rounds will be broadcast live at 20:45 and 14:45 on Friday and 11:45 on Saturday, followed by the qualifying battle at 14:55.

KIDS

A-X-L on Saturday 3 August on M-Net (101) at 15:30

Pre-teens and teens will be caught up by this fast-paced, futuristic action-adventure movie. A teenager named Miles finds what looks like a piece of very expensive wrecked tech on a scrapheap, never suspecting the top-secret robotic dog will become his best friend. But A-X-L was designed as a weapon, and the scientists who built him want their pet project back. Now both boy and dog are in danger. Starring Alex Neustaeder, Thomas Jane and Becky G.

Disney Cook-About S3 on Saturday 3 August on Disney Channel (303) at 10:15

Disney’s fabulous, fun cooking game show, hosted by the hilarious Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi, is in Gauteng this season, putting young cooktestants through their paces as they vie for the Golden Trophy, and a R50 000 prize for their school. Along the way, kids will learn about healthy nutrition and pick up tips for preparing delicious dishes.

Teddles S1 on Saturday 3 August on CBeebies (306) at 10:55

These cute mini-stories with 2-minute songs will make the little ones laugh and help them learn about crucial life-skills like washing hands and tidying up, as the curious, confident Teddles is helped out by his kind friends when he makes mistakes. Today, Teddles doesn’t want to brush his teeth, but when he cheekily runs away, he bumps into Mr Walrus, who knows how important it is to look after your teeth.

Zog on Showmax

Zog is a young dragon determined to do well at Dragon School, where he learns about flying, roaring and breathing fire. But poor Zog experiences a few challenges along the way, many caused by his clumsiness. This is based on a brilliant Julia Donaldson best-seller (over 1,5 million copies sold) classic and was produced in South Africa by Triggerfish Studios as an award-winning 27 minute animated short with an all-star cast including Kit Harrington, Lenny Henry, Hugh Skinner and Tracey Ullman.

MOVIES

A Simple Favor premieres Sunday 4 August on M-Net (101) at 20:00

Described by Variety as a “clever, naughty suburban noir”, this slick thriller stars Anna Kendrick as suburban widow/vlogger Stephanie Smothers, and her bizarre relationship with fellow mom Emily, a power-dressing, enigmatic and cruel upper-class Blake Lively. As their friendship evolves over Martinis and oversharing, Emily asks Stephanie a simple favour – to collect her son from school one day, only to mysteriously vanish on the same day.

American Animals premieres Saturday 3 August on M-Net (101) at 21:30

This crime drama is based on a real-life event in which a group of college students hatched a plan to rob their Kentucky university library’s rare book section, which included some of the most valuable books in existence, like a copy of Darwin’s Origin of the Species. Evan Peters (American Horror Story) and Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) star in this movie, which Empire magazine calls a “knowing, blistering mix of heist flick and true-crime documentary”.

ATL on Friday 2 August on 1Magic (103) at 22:00

Nominated for a BET Hip Hop award for Best Movie, this coming-of-age-in-the-hood movie follows four friends as they try to make the most of their last few weeks of high school in their inner-city Atlanta neighbourhood before facing the challenges of looming adulthood. Featuring rapper T.I. and Evan Ross (son of Diana).

Lean on Pete on Showmax

If you remember shedding happy (or sad) tears during famous horse-and-child movies like Black Stallion and Flicka, prepare your tissue stash for Lean on Pete. Fifteen-year-old Charley befriends a retired racing quarter horse bound for the slaughterhouse and, in an attempt to escape his own unhappy homelife and save his new friend’s life, the two set off from Oregon to Canada in search of a new life together.

INTERNATIONAL SERIES

The Goldbergs S6 starts on Saturday 3 August on M-Net (101) at 17:30

Oddball 80s family, The Goldbergs, is back! The sitcom revolves around overbearing mom Beverly, deadbeat dad Murray, over-confident daughter Erica, quirky son Barry, and youngest son, geeky Adam, from whose viewpoint the series is told. The show is based on the real-life memories of show creator Adam F. Goldberg. The first episode of Season 6 sees Adam turn 16. He’s expecting his mom to make a huge deal about it but instead, he gets … nothing.

Departure S1 starts on Monday 5 August on Universal TV (117) at 20:00

When a passenger plane mysteriously disappears over the Atlantic Ocean, aviation investigator Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi from The Good Wife) is called in to find out what happened. The trail soon leads her to investigate her former boss and mentor Howard Lawson (Academy-award winner Christopher Plummer). Claire Forlani (Hawaii Five-0) also stars in this conspiracy thriller that’s been described as a “thrilling, high-octane drama”.

Snowfall S3 starts on Tuesday 6 August on 1Magic (103) at 21:30

AV Club calls this crime drama series “one of the most stylish, well-written shows on TV right now.” Revolving around the drug industry in Los Angeles in the 80s, this crime drama follows three characters on a violent collision course: drug dealer Franklin Saint, Mexican wrestler Gustavo ‘El Oso’ Zapata, and CIA agent Teddy McDonald.

Sweet Bitter S1 on Showmax

Tess moves to New York, eager to experience new things. She lands a job at a top restaurant and has to navigate life in the Big Apple along with the crazy world of the restaurant business. Based on the novel.

FACTUAL

Serengeti S1 starts on Sunday 4 August on BBC Earth (184) at 16:00

John Boyega (Finn from Star Wars) narrates this dramatised six-part natural history series that traces the interconnected stories of the Serengeti’s most iconic species. Using the latest ground-breaking technology and filming techniques, including drones and multiple static cameras, the series gets up-close and personal with the unique wildlife in this unspoilt pocket of the African savannah. In this episode, Kali, a brave lioness, has broken the golden rules of family life by having cubs with an outsider.

Murder Loves Company S1 starts on Tuesday 6 August on Investigation Discovery (171) at 21:00

This chilling new real-life murder mystery series looks at crimes that have happened within close-knit groups of people, from co-workers and friends to neighbours in a tight-knit community. Each case unfolds to reveal that someone in the group will be murdered … and someone in the group is the killer. The series opens with a girls’ movie night that ends tragically for a group of college roommates, leading police to search halfway across the state for the killer.

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy on Showmax

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Out There with Jack Randall S1 starts on Wednesday 7 August on Nat Geo Wild (182) at 18:00

Zoologist Jack Randall takes a walk on the extremely wild side, searching for rare, endangered, iconic and exotic species in some of the most unforgiving environments on Earth. In the season premiere, Jack ventures into the remote Northern Territory of Australia to search for six dangerous pythons.

REALITY

Gordon Ramsay Uncharted starts on Wednesday 7 August on National Geographic (181) at 21:00

Get out of the kitchen and onto the unbeaten path to follow the Michelin-starred chef and Ironman athlete Gordon Ramsay as he meets indigenous locals around the globe to learn about the cultures, dishes and flavours unique to each far-flung location. From South America to New Zealand, Alaska to Morocco, each episode concludes with Ramsay putting his newfound skills (and ingredients) to the test as he cooks up an exotic feast with a local legend.

Race Across the World on Friday 2 August on BBC Earth (184) at 19:00

Upping the ante on the reality travel shows we’ve seen before, contestants have to make their way from London to Singapore … without setting foot on a plane … or with the help of a smartphone, or card payments, and on the meagre budget of what a one-way flight would have cost them.

The Hills: New Beginnings on Thursday 8 August on MTV (130) at 15:00

There’s drama at the crystal party as Audrina confronts Justin about that little “goodbye” kiss, while Brody has some honest conversations about his failed relationship with father Caitlyn, as well as with his one-time best friend, Spencer.

Seann Walsh – Seann to be Wild on Tuesday 6 August on BBC Brit (120) at 20:00

With his trademark deeply personal observational humour, Walsh dishes on the life of an incapable 21st century male, from dealing with the crippling self-consciousness he suffers from in public spaces, to his love-hate relationship with alcohol.

BOXOFFICE

The Grinch (2018) premieres on Monday 5 August on BoxOffice

Cindy-Lou Who and the people of Who-ville love everything about Christmas, but The Grinch cannot stand it. When he realises they want to make Christmas three times bigger than ever before, he devises a plan to steal it from them. The only person standing in his way is that outrageously happy girl, Cindy-Lou. Pharrell Williams narrates and Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this latest animated comedy adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children’s classic.

Sew the Winter to My Skin premieres on Monday 5 August on BoxOffice

Ezra Mabengeza, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Antoinette Louw, Brenda Ngxoli and Kandyse McClure star in this emotionally charged and beautifully filmed action-drama by acclaimed controversial South African filmmaker Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (Of Good Report). Set in the 1950s, it reimagines the historical 12-year manhunt for “the Samson of Boschberg”, John Kepe, a mid-century Robin Hood and stock thief, dubbed an outlaw by the ruling apartheid government, but a hero to the poor.

What Men Want premieres on Thursday 8 August on BoxOffice

Inspired by What Women Want, the 2000 romantic comedy that starred Mel Gibson, What Men Want sees the roles reversed as a dynamic sports agent (Taraji P Henson), undermined in her male-dominated profession, gains an unexpected advantage after she develops the ability to hear men’s thoughts.

What They Had premieres on Monday 5 August on BoxOffice

When Bridget’s mother falls victim to Alzheimer’s, her brother pleads with her to come home to help with the caregiving. Upon her return, she finds that not much has changed and her father’s refusal to accept the situation doesn’t make matters easy. Oscar winner Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner and Robert Forster star in this insightful drama with moments of authentic humour that will make you recognise your own loved ones in its poignant study of a family in crisis.

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Take Cover As Swords Are Drawn And Bullets Fly On The M-Net Movies Epic Battle Pop-Up Channel

Between 22 February and 10 March 2019, fans of sports-themed movies will own the remote for the M-Net Movies Game On Pop-Up channel (channel 109 on DStv).

There will be battles raging in boxing rings, on baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, ice rinks and wherever else blood, sweat… and jeers are part of a normal day.

And as soon as the dust has settled, war gets real. The next Pop-Up channel in the M-Net Movies stable is built around the biggest conflicts of all time.

The M-Net Movies Epic Battles Pop-Up channel will explode onto the screens of DStv Premium customers from Friday 22 March until Sunday, 14 April. These 24-days of thrilling, shocking and heart-breaking top-notch cinema will feature more than 70 films, showcasing the greatest war stories ever told, battles that shaped human history for more than two millennia. You can almost smell the cordite of the trenches, or feel the earth move as a tank brigade rumbles towards enemy lines.

The adrenaline starts pumping on the first weekend with historical epics such as Troy and Rise of an Empire at 20:00, followed at 22:00 by films about the Vietnam War – an event that left an indelible scar on an entire generation of Americans. More than 50 000 US soldiers never returned. The war is depicted brilliantly in classics such as Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, and Full Metal Jacket.

The major battles of World War II, the most destructive conflict the world has ever seen, is featured in films such as Pearl Harbour, a re-imagining of the day that sparked America’s entry into the war, and Saving Private Ryan, a tale of selflessness and bravery of the first rank. Imaginary interstellar conflict is the theme of Independence Day and War of The Words, and the channel will turns back the clock for the great battles from way back in Braveheart, Kingdom of Heaven and Elizabeth: The Golden Age.

Alongside the stark reality of films inspired by real events, viewers will be able to indulge in pure fantasy, such as: Pirates of The Caribbean, Transformers and Lord of The Rings.

Each day’s viewing will end around midnight.

The full schedule with be communicated in due course.

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Critically Acclaimed Film The Tale Coming To M-Net Movies Premiere Channel 104

Sundance Grand Prize winner and Emmy® nominee, director Jennifer Fox has had great success with her powerful film The Tale. After a very special and moving invite-only screening in Johannesburg on Monday 16 July and debuting at the Durban International Film Festival, the film revised rave reviews.

The Tale is written and directed by Jennifer Fox and is based on her own true story. It chronicles one woman’s powerful investigation into her own childhood memories, as she is forced to re-examine her first sexual experience – and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Due to the importance of the subject matter, M-Net Movies Premiere decided that it would be ideal to screen this film on its channel during the Women’s Month celebrations.

To see this pertinent and poignant HBO film, The Tale, tune in to M-Net Movies Premiere channel 104 on Monday 6 August at 22:00.

Emmy® nominee and Sundance Grand Prize winner director Jennifer Fox has had great success with her powerful film The Tale and M-Net Movies will be screening this relevant, contemporary exploration in to one woman’s harrowing experience on M-Net Movies Premiere (channel 104 on DStv) on Monday 06 August at 22:00.

A powerful film, The Tale is written and directed by Jennifer Fox and is bravely based on her own story of abuse. It chronicles one woman’s overwhelming investigation into her childhood memories, where she’s forced to re-examine her first sexual experience. The film serves as an intimate exploration into the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

After its debut at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), as well as a special invite-only screening in Johannesburg on Monday 16 July, this important feature received rave reviews.

The Tale airs on M-Net Movies Premiere channel 104 on Monday 6 August at 22:00. #TheTaleMovie, #MNetMovies, #mmpremiere, #MiniMeToo.

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M-Net Movies August 2018 Highlights

PREMIUM

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

Saturday, 4 August 2018
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Daddy’s Home 2
Year:2017
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson
Director: Sean Anders
Genres: Action
Rating: PG13VL

A chaos-filled sequel sees Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg return for more comedy. Co-parents Brad and Dusty must contend with their respective fathers who come to visit for the holidays.

Saturday, 11 August 2018
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
The Mountain Between Us
Year: 2017
Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges.
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama.
Rating: 13VSL

Kate Winslet and Idris Elba star in this gritty survival drama. A plane crash in a remote, snow-covered mountain leaves two strangers stranded in the perilous wilderness.

Saturday, 18 July 2018
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Pitch Perfect 3
Year: 2017
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow.
Director: Trish Sie
Genres: Comedy, Music
Rating: 13VL

The aca-mazing acapella group are back for an encore in this musical comedy. The girls reunite for one last overseas military tour, where they face tough competition from other bands.

Saturday, 25 August 2018
M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:00
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Year: 2017
Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong.
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Genres: Action
Rating: 13VSL

Taron Egerton returns for the sequel of the action-packed spy flick. After their headquarters are destroyed, the Kingsman look for an ally to defeat a ruthless common enemy.

Read the SAMDB review of Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105

Wednesday, 1 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Queen of Katwe
Year: 2016
Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o.
Director: Mira Nair
Genres: Drama
Rating: PG13V

Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

Thursday, 2 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Titanic
Year: 1997
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane.
Directors: James Cameron
Genres: Drama.
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.

Friday, 3 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Ghostbusters
Year: 2016
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon.
Directors: Paul Feig
Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy.
Rating: PG13VL

Melissa McCarthy and an amazing female cast drive this pulsating remake of the 80s classic. Manhattan is being invaded by ghosts and it’s up to a rag-tag team of woman to save it.

Read the SAMDB review of Ghostbusters.

Saturday, 9 July 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Bride Wars
Year: 2009
Cast: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen.
Directors: Gary Winick
Genres: Comedy, Romance.
Rating: PG

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway go to battle in this crazy romcom. Two best friends quickly become rivals when they schedule their weddings on the same day.

Sunday, 5 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
The Proposal
Year:2009
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen.
Directors: Anne Fletcher
Genres: Comedy, Romance.
Rating: PG13NL

Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds make an unlikely couple in this romcom. A hated boss, desperate for a green card, must marry one of her staff to stay in America.

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.

Friday, 10 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Ghost in The Shell
Year:2016
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano.
Director: Rupert Sanders
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG13VL

Based on the cult Japanese comic this futuristic drama explores a once human, cyber-enhanced soldier built to stop the world’s most dangerous criminals.

Read the SAMDB review of Ghost in the Shell.

Saturday, 11 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Pitch Perfect
Year:2012
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson.
Director: Jason Moore
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Rating: PG13L

Excellent performances and great music turn this movie into a smash hit. A new recruit helps transform an all-girl singing group’s sound, leading them to take on a boy band.

Sunday, 12 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00
Bringing Down the House
Year:2003
Cast: Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, Eugene Levy.
Director: Adam Shankman
Genres: Comedy.
Rating: PG13SL

Queen Latifah and Steve Martin are an odd but hilarious couple in this family comedy about a lonely man who meets a vivacious woman, turning his life upside down.

Saturday, 18 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 19:00
Table 19
Year:2017
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson.
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance.
Rating: 13L

A great all-star romcom. The maid of honour is relieved of her duties after breaking up with the bride’s brother. She finds herself seated at the wedding’s worst table.

Sunday, 19 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 21:00
Girls Trip
Year: 2017
Cast: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance.
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.

Sunday, 26 August 2018
M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:30
Rough Night
Year: 2017
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz.
Director: Lucia Aniello
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Thriller.
Rating: 16VSL

An ensemble cast of starlets embark on quite a weekend away in this wild comedy. Things go terribly wrong for a bachelorette party of girlfriends who hire a male stripper.

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

Wednesday, 5 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
XXX: Return Of Xander Cage
Year: 2017
Cast: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone.
Director: D.J. Caruso
Genres: Action, Action, Adventure.
Rating: 13VL

Vin Diesel reprises his role as agent Xander Cage. This time he gets a mission to take down a terrorist group. But he can’t do it alone, he needs the help of a XXX team.

Read the SAMDB review of XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

Sunday, 12 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, 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.

Sunday, 19 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
John Wick
Year:2014
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen.
Director: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating: 16VL

Keanu Reeves stars in this revenge filled action movie. An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to hunt down a group of gangsters that took away everything he held dear.

Sunday, 17 July 2018
M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00
John Wick: Chapter 2
Year: 2017
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane.
Director: Chad Stahelski
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller.
Rating: 16VL

Keanu Reeves returns as the lethal assassin in this non-stop action thriller. John Wick comes out of retirement to help an old associate, pitting him against deadly killers.

Read the SAMDB review of John Wick: Chapter 2.

Compact

Sunday Nights are filled with non-stop Arnold Schwarzenegger action on M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110

Sunday, 5 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Sabotage
Year: 2014
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard
Director: David Ayer
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Rating: 16VSNL

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action crime thriller. A corrupt elite DEA task force are being picked off one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Sunday, 12 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
The Running Man
Year: 1987
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating: 16VL

Arnold Schwarzenegger must fight for his life in this action film. A man is framed for a massacre and is sentenced to play a sadistic game of death.

Sunday, 19 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Year: 1991
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong.
Director: James Cameron
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Rating: 16VL

Humanity is at stake in this Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. A cyborg that was once programmed to kill is sent back in time to protect the future leader of the resistance.

Sunday, 26 August 2018
M-Net Movies Action, DStv Channel 110, at 20:00
Collateral Damage
Year: 2016
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri
Director: Andrew Davis
Genre: Action, Drama
Rating: 16VL

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this action film that sees a man hunt down a terrorist after his wife and child are killed in a terrorist bombing.

See the lovely and iconic Julia Roberts every Sunday on M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111

Thursday 5 August 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
Mother’s Day
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 12 August 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
Pretty Woman
Year: 1990
Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander.
Director: Garry Marshall
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Rating: 13SNL

This Richard Gere, Julia Roberts heart-warming romcom broke down social stigmas and redefined a genre. A high society stock broker hires an escort only to fall in love with her.

Sunday 19 August 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
Notting Hill
Year: 1999
Cast: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe
Director: Roger Michell
Genres: Comedy. Romance
Rating: PG13L

Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts play the game of love in this romcom classic. A bookshop owner’s world is changed when a movie star walks into his shop and they begin a relationship.

Sunday 26 August 2018
M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00
Valentine’s Day
Year: 2010
Cast: Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway.
Director: Garry Marshall
Genres: Comedy Romance
Rating: PG13SL

This romantic comedy with an all-star cast follows the stories of couples, their make-ups, break-ups and all the expectations and pressures that Valentine’s Day brings.

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139 has all your Rambo action lined up every Sunday Night this August

Sunday 5 August 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
First Blood
Year: 1982
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna
Director: Ted Kotcheff.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
Rating: 16VL

Sylvester Stallone creates an action icon in this classic. A troubled Vietnam vet who is being hunted by a small-town sheriff is forced to fight for his life.

Sunday 12 August 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Year: 1985
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier.
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Genres: Action
Rating: 16VL

John Rambo is released from prison to go on a top-secret mission. But he is sent to the last place he wanted to return to- the jungles of Vietnam.

Sunday 19 August 2018
M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00
Rambo III
Year: 1988
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge.
Director: Peter MacDonald.
Genres: Action, Crime.
Rating: 16VL

Sylvester Stallone returns for this explosive film. When Rambo’s superior is captured by the Soviets he must travel to Afghanistan and battle a Russian army to free him.

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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.

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M-Net Movies June 2018 Highlights

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

Saturday, 2 June 2018

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

King Arthur: Legend of The Sword

Year:2017
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Rating:13VL

Director Guy Ritchie delivers this stylish retelling of a classic. Robbed of his title, the legendary Arthur changes his fate forever when he pulls the sword from the stone.

Read the SAMDB review of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30

Snatched

Year:2017
Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele.
Director: Jonathan Levine
Genres: Action, Comedy.
Rating:16VNSL

Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer team up for a chaotic comedy. After getting dumped, a woman decides to take her timid mother on an exotic, pre-planned couple’s vacation.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30

The Snowman

Year: 2017
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Genres: Crime, Drama.
Rating:16VNSL

Michael Fassbender faces true evil in this brutal psychological thriller. A detective investigates the death of a woman who was killed by an elusive serial killer.

Saturday,23 June 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30

Blade Runner 2049

Year: 2017
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Genres: Drama, Mystery.
Rating: 16VNSL

Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford propel this Oscar-winning sci-fi, a profound story of a young blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department who unearths a long-kept secret.

Saturday,30 June 2018

M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv Channel 104, at 20:30

Wonder Woman

Year:2017
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Genres: Action, Fantasy.
Rating:13V

An epic instalment in the DC franchise, Gal Gadot stars as the powerful Amazonian warrior princess who learns of WWI after rescuing a pilot and vows to use her abilities to restore peace.

Read the SAMDB review of Wonder Woman.

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105

Sunday, 3 June 2018

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00

The Hollars

Year: 2016
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins.
Director: John Krasinski
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance.
Rating:PG13L

John Krasinski directs Sharlto Copley in this touching romcom with an ensemble cast. A man returns to a small town after learning his mother has fallen ill.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Storks 

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00

Year:2016
Cast: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer.
Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
Genres: Animated, Comedy.
Rating: PG

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.

Read the SAMDB review of Storks.

Friday, 22 June 2018

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 20:00

Sing

Year: 2016
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane.
Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Genres: Animated, Comedy.
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.

Sunday, 24 April  2018

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 17:05

Reef 2, The High Tide

Year: 2012
Cast: Audrey Wasilewski, Rob Schneider, Jack Mullins
Directors: Mark A.Z. Dippé, Taedong Park.
Genres: Family, Animated.
Rating: PG

In the sequel to the entertaining animated film, the hero Pi returns, but this time he is faced with a foe that might be too much for him to handle on his own.

Monday, 25 June 2018

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 17:25

A Bug’s Life

Year:1998
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton.
Genres: Animated, Adventure, Comedy.
Rating: FAM

A great animation for both kids and adults. A misfit ant decides to take a stand and recruits other bugs to help him fight to save his colony from a group of grasshoppers.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 17:22

Angry Birds Movie

Year: 2016
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride.
Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly.
Genres: Animated, Action.
Rating: PG

A great animation based on the hit video game. An island with happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious pigs and the only angry bird on the island is suspicious of them.

Read the SAMDB review of Angry Birds Movie.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

M-Net Movies Smile, DStv Channel 105, at 18:07

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Year:2016
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter.
Director: James Bobin
Genres: Family, Fantasy.
Rating: PG13

Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp take you back to that wondrous land. This time she battles her enemies to save the Mad Hatter

Read the SAMDB review of Alice: Through the Looking Glass.

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

Sunday, 3 June 2018

M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:30

Bastille Day

Year:2016
Cast: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon.
Director: James Watkins
Genres: Action, Drama.
Rating:16VNL

Idris Elba and Richard Madden embark on a dangerous high stakes game of espionage. A con artist and a former CIA agent become unlikely partners in a deadly anti-terrorist mission.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00

Extraction

Year:2015
Cast: Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz, Gina Carano.
Director: Steven C. Miller
Genres: Action, Thriller.
Rating:16VNL

Bruce Willis, Kellan Lutz and Gina Carano bring the pain in this hard-hitting movie. An agent goes rogue to rescue his father from a terrorist group threatening to destroy the US.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00

Wild Card

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.

Read the SAMDB review of Wild Card.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106, at 20:00

Parker

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.

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

Sunday, 03 June 2018

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

Death Fighter

Year: 2016
Cast: Matt Mullins, Don Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock
Director: Toby Russell
Genre: Action
Rating: 16V

Vengeance is on the cards in this non-stop action drama. A cop teams up with a mercenary to get revenge on the killers who murdered his partner.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

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

Speed

Year: 1994
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock
Director: Jan de Bont
Genre: Action
Rating: 13VL

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock take you on a pulsating, suspenseful ride in this action epic. A cop must stop a bomb exploding aboard a bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

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

Game Of Death

Year: 2011
Cast: Wesley Snipes, Aunjanue Ellis, Zoë Bell
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Genre: Action
Rating: 16VL

A gruesome thriller filled with death. A group of teens lives become bound to a board game by blood, forcing them to kill each other in order to survive.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

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

High Crimes

Year: 2002
Cast: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd
Director: Carl Franklin
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 16V

Jim Caviezel, Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman run this law drama. A woman’s world is shattered when she discovers her husband’s been living a lie after he’s arrested for war crimes.

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

Sunday 3 June 2018

Mr. Right

M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00

Year:2015
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth.
Director: Paco Cabezas.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance.
Rating:16VL

Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell make for an odd and deadly couple in this action romcom. A woman, getting over a break up, falls for the perfect guy, he just happens to be a hitman.

Sunday 10 June 2018

Fool’s Gold

Year:2008
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland.
Director: Andy Tennant.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy.
Rating:13VNL

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey leads an all-star cast in this action-filled romcom. The search for a lost treasure rekindles a married couple’s love for each other.

Read the SAMDB review of Fool’s Gold.

Sunday 17 June 2018

Ray

M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00

Year:2015
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington.
Director: Taylor Hackford.
Genres: Drama, Biography.
Rating:16

Jamie Foxx gives an Oscar winning performance in this biographical drama. A child with an extraordinary talent suffers a tragedy but his music eventually takes the world by storm.

Sunday 24 June 2018

Tarzan 3D

M-Net Movies All Stars, DStv Channel 111 at 20:00

Rating:PG13V

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

Sunday 3 June 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00

Bus 657

Year:2015
Cast: Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista.
Director: Scott Mann.
Genres: Crime, Action, Thriller.
Rating:16VL

Robert De Niro is a man you don’t want to cross in this intense action thriller. A father, desperate to save his sick daughter, forms a crew to steal from a ruthless casino owner.

Sunday 10 June 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00

Submerged

Year:2015
Cast: Jonathan Bennett, Talulah Riley, Rosa Salazar.
Director: Steven C. Miller.
Genres: Action, Thriller,
Rating:16VL

A young woman and her friends must battle the elements, and a group of kidnappers, in order to survive in this intense thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Sunday 17 June 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:30

American Heist

Year:2014
Cast: Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster.
Director: Sarik Andreasyan.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama.

Hayden Christensen is sucked into the greed filled crime world in this heist movie. Trying to escape the life, he’s reluctantly pulled back in by his brother.

Rating:16VSL

Sunday 24 June 2018

M-Net Movies Zone, DStv Channel 139, at 20:00

Redemption

Year:2014
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama.
Rating:16VNL

Hayden Christensen is sucked into the greed filled crime world in this heist movie. Trying to escape the life, he’s reluctantly pulled back in by his brother.

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Television

M-Net Movies Takes No Prisoners With Its Bang bang Heroes Pop-Up Channel

Get ready for a selection of non-stop,pulsating, explosive, jaw-breaking, bone-crushing, no-holds-barred movies, built around legendary Hollywood action heroes.

Hot on the heels of the M-Net Movies Marvel Studios Pop-Up Channel, the high-octane M-Net Movies Bang Bang Heroes channel is yet another unique pop-up offering – a testosterone-fuelled TV experience that will be available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact customers.

The M-Net Movies Bang Bang Heroes pop-up channel will run for 24 days: from Friday 18 May until Sunday 10 June, and will screen a collection of over 90 movies featuring cinema’s most iconic pop-culture action legends. Larger-than-life blockbuster stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis and Chuck Norris will flex their pecs on channel 109.

While viewers will see eight incredible titles per day, each of these actors will have their very own time in the limelight one day during prime time. For example, on Friday 18 May Sylvester Stallone will strut his stuff in Get Carter, Cobra and Over The Top.  Saturday, 19 May then belongs to Jason Statham with The Transporter, The Mechanic Resurrection and Parker and on Sunday, 20 May, Jet Li moves into action with The One, Romeo Must Die, and Dragon Fight.

Be sure to tune in when Bruce Willis takes on the world in every single instalment of the Die Hard franchise on Saturday 25 May. Then, don’t miss Dolph Lundgren’s fighting spirit on Saturday, 26 May in Masters Of The Universe, Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning and Skin Trade. Catch  all the action when Jean-Claude Van Damme, the Muscles of Brussels, shows off his brawn on Saturday, 2 June in Streetfighter, Shepherd, and The Sudden Death.

To round off this amazing experience the channel will play all three “Expendables” films on Sunday, 10 June beginning with The Expendables at 16:30, followed by The Expendables 2 at 18:15 ending with The Expendables 3 at 20:00.

Find the schedule on Mnet.tv/bangbang or on DStv.com under printable schedules as well as on the EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) on your decoder.

Follow M-Net Movies Bang Bang Heroes Pop-up channel with #mmbangbang

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Television

M-Net Movies May 2018 Highlights

PREMIUM

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.

M-Net Movies Action+, DStv Channel 106

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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Television

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.

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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.

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Television

Lalla Hirayama Lands Monumental Oscars Red Carpet Spot

M-Net Movies and Lalla Hirayama will rub shoulders with Hollywood’s elite on the Oscars Red Carpet in March.

M-Net Movies has landed a monumental spot on the red carpet at the landmark 90th Academy Awards taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 4 March 2018.  The Academy of Motion Pictures and Science invited M-Net Movies to cover the furore and excitement of the event and popular M-Net Movies face Lalla Hirayama will be the one making sure that movie fans throughout Africa experience all the glitz and glam first-hand.

“This is quite a feat,” says M-Net Channels Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “You can imagine how broadcasters around the world are trying their luck each year to be part of this prestigious event. It’s a dream come true for M-Net Movies and Lalla and the team will be pulling out all the stops to represent our viewers and stand out from the crowd”.

Lalla is guaranteed to look stunning, wearing a one-of-a-kind dress by famed fashion designer David Tlale.  Viewers will also have the chance to submit their Oscar questions, which may just be answered by Lalla on the night, on social media using the hashtag #AskLalla prior to her departure.

The M-Net Movies Oscars: Red Carpet Special, featuring Lalla  will come your way on M-Net Movies Premiere at 20:30 leading into the 90th Academy Awards airing at 21:00 on M-Net 101.

“It’s still sinking in. We’re off to the Oscars in a few days! This has to be the highlight of my entire career. I’m so grateful to be given the opportunity to represent South Africa for the first time in Oscar history! There’s a lot of work to do leading up to the 4th of March but I’m ready to take it on by the horns. We have the most incredible team put together to ensure we deliverer the best South African content straight from the most prestigious red carpet event of the year. I hope I can make SA and Mnet Movies proud” says Lalla Hirayama.

Full list of the 90th Oscars Nominee list.