Seven new titles I found to stream this weekend!

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We normally dig around for a bit on a Thursday evening or a Friday morning to find themes or genres when it comes to our weekend streaming entertainment. I don’t just switch on the TV and click around to watch something just because I have a TV and the interwebs. It is, for the most part, a planned exercise. Whatever we don’t get time for over the weekend, spills over  to the evenings during the week and we always have something lekker to watch. Last night I decided to just check out the “new” tab and I came across quite a lot of lekker stuff.

Here is my list of seven new titles I found to stream over the weekend and beyond:

Ekstra Medium
Let’s kick with with two new local series first. Both are Afrikaans, both come with sub titles and both got me very excited. In Ekstra Medium, the main character, Bertie, opens a cocktail bar in a disastrous attempt to forget about his divorce and his looming midlife crisis. His place quickly becomes the hangout for friends, family and strangers. Watch a new episode of season 1 every week! Here is an entire article on why you should watch it.

Kompleks
At first I thought that this was the series from the early 2000’s which my tjommie Hannes Brummer starred in but quickly learned that it is a brand new local series, narrated by Koos Kombuis. It is a love story that spans years and universes. In one, Sean and Mica are very different matrics, looking at the stars. In the other universe, they’re lonely adults, looking for love. As with Ekstra Medium, there is a new episode each week from their first season, with the first 3 currently available. You’ll be hooked within the first 2 minutes. It looks very promising!

Replicas
There it is in all its glory – Keanu Reeve’s deadpan face again (see John Wick further down in the list as well). I haven’t seen this movie yet but I am very curious as to see how old Keanu was cast as a scientist. Apparently his character, William Foster, is prepared to go to great lengths to bring back the family he lost in a tragic car accident – including trying to defeat the laws of physics. Fuck, OK, now I kind of get an idea of where the weird memes came from that were going around. I still don’t get it the meme itself, so I guess the movie will clarify things. At 5.5 it would be worth a laugh at least?
World on Fire
This is one of those series that I have to make time for on my own as the wife watches fokol war dramas, which is 100% what this 7.2 rated series is. It is a British WWII drama which tells stories of the devastating effects of war on people living in the US, Britain and Europe. The cast is headed up by Sean Bean and Helen Hunt. Looks like my Sunday morning between 5am and 9am is sorted.
Sigh…

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Keanu Reeves. He’s been looking the same since 1536 and his facial expression seemingly never changes, no matter which role he takes on but we love him stukkend. His John Wick ratings also don’t really change, hanging out at a respectable 7.4, all three of them.  Yes, he can moer you stukkend and this super assassin is back with Chapter 3 where he is  on the run from an army of ruthless hitmen who are after the $14-million price on his head. Why? Because he killed a member of the international assassins’ guild. To be honest, I clutched out on this movie a bit because there was just too much action for my brain. The same thing happened with Iron Man 2 back in the day. It is like the GPU in my brain overheats or something. Maybe you will handle it better?

Condor
Joe Turner is a low-level CIA agent who comes across a plan that threatens millions of lives. This also leads to his co-workers being executed and he is determined to find out who was behind the assassinations and the reason behind it. This series is based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady. If like myself, you missed out on this action thriller on DStv, you can now catch it on Showmax. Plenty of drama as well in this 7.8 stunner.

Green Book
It is the year 1962 and “Tony Lip” Vallelonga is tough Italian-American bouncer is out of work when the night club he works at is closed for renovations. He gets hired as the driver for an African-American classical pianist who’s on a tour of the American South and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. This biographical comedy-drama won best picture at the Oscars in 2019 and stands tall at a rating of 8.2

 

Need more? Check out our top 10 list of movies and TV series picks from the Plumlist. It is my to-go-to website when I’m stuck for streaming ideas:
#10. Watch Chasing the Sun online in South Africa
It’s a story of rising from the ashes and claiming glory – the Springboks’ path to reclaiming the Rugby World Cup in 2019 was one of grit, hope, pain and perseverance.
On DStv Now & Showmax Pro
(read more)
# 9. Fifteen shows and movies that make for killer viewing
Whether serial killers are fictionalised like Dexter or true-life murderers like Charles Manson, we can’t help being fascinated by them. And there’s a very good reason, explains criminology professor Scott Bonn.
On Netflix & Showmax
(read more)
#8 Stream these indie movies on Showmax
The meaning of the term “indie” when it comes to movies is pretty fluid – no one can really agree on a strict definition. The term used to refer to movies made without the backing of a major Hollywood studio.
On Showmax
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 #7 Watch: Krystal’s most fearless moments in On Becoming A God in Central Florida
Krystal Stubbs (Kirsten Dunst) is a minimum-wage water park employee who has aspirations of giving her daughter a better life than she had. But her husband Travis and his reliance on the MLM scheme that closely resembles a cult is one of the hurdles standing in her way.
On Showmax
(read more)
#6 Ten Jason Blum titles for fans of Get Out
Jason Blum is a renowned horror-movie producer, with his company Blumhouse Productions having brought us critically acclaimed and award-winning films like Get Out and franchises like Paranormal Activity and The Purge.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix & Showmax
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 #5 Ten action-packed heist movies to stream
C’mon – we’re all friends here so let’s admit it: the idea of successfully pulling off a great bank robbery or art gallery heist is exciting in so many ways. Who doesn’t want a black velvet pouch filled with glittering diamonds?
On Netflix & Showmax
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 4# Watch: Behind the sets of LA’s Finest
Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) joins the Los Angeles Police Department as a drug enforcement agent after relocating from Miami. She starts to work alongside Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with a picture-perfect family. Together, the unlikely pair make a crack team.
On DStv Now & Showmax
(read more)
 #3 Watch the M-Net Sunday Night Movies online in October 2020
These movies will all be available to watch online the day after they first air, so that those with DStv Premium subscriptions who miss them on Sunday nights can catch up in their own good time.
On DStv 
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 #2 Song Exploder shares the secrets of song writing
Let’s hear it for Hrishikesh Hirway: a self-taught musician whose career includes four albums and scoring indie films. His desire to learn more about the secrets of song-writing led him to revive his Song Exploder project. He was convinced there was an audience for this.
 On Netflix
(read more)
 #1 Seven reasons to watch Afrikaans dramedy Ekstra Medium
It has become very apparent that South Africa’s creatives aren’t interested in taking a back seat at all when it comes to entertaining us with locally produced TV series that make for gripping viewing. If you had to visualise a quality production curve for South African movies and series for over the last couple of years, it would make the coronavirus curve seem flattened out.
On DStv Now & Showmax 
(read more)

Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 5 spot, Song Exploder shares the secrets of song writing:

Song Exploder, based on the hit podcast, spotlights some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. Featured artists include Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M. and Ty Dolla $ign.

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