The coldest weekend calls for maximum time under the duvet, streaming these 10 documentaries!

In Movies en TV deur griffin

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Kak cold weather makes me, like  everyone else, just want to stay under the covers for as long as possible. During the week it is impossible but over weekends my middle names change to Lazy As Fuck. For the most part, I normally try and get my snacks and drinks sorted out so that I would have to only move when I need to go take a piss or a kak. In another part of my exercise of weekend preparedness, I make a list on my phone’s note app of possible movies and TV series to stream and then I come and plonk it down here in the form of an article on a Friday. Ja, I use my own website to decide what to kyk. Wat kyk ek? Ek kyk my eie fokken site and you can kyk the same kak what I am kyking. We can kyk together.

You might not like this weekend’s selection, because I decided on a whole bunch of documentaries. If you’re not into doccies, here is a quick fix for you. You can see how Megan Fox transforms over a period of 7 years in these 4 Transformer movies:
Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Back to the doccies – there is a lekker variety on the list to choose from. I’ve included their durations, so you can plan your snack  and toilet breaks.
Also, don’t snack on the toilet…
The Art Of Survival (53m)
I know everyone is so fokken gatvol of covid because we’re still being klapped by the fokken virus but perhaps this doccie will inspire you to find innovative ways to deal with the pandemic or find another angle to earn an income or side hustle. This doccie shows how nine diverse South African artists respond to the challenges of Covid-19 by supporting themselves at a time when they’re unable to perform live. Yes, it proves that art is invaluable in connecting and uplifting us in times of hardship, but I’m looking past that soppy message. A light bulb went off for and I think I know how to make some more money from home…

Covid Diaries NYC (37m)
Maybe a little bit more scary than inspiring, Covide Diaries NYC follows five young filmmakers, aged 17 to 21, who turn their cameras on themselves and tell the stories of their families during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City. New York was klapped fokken hard, so my take away from this is that we should never fokken ever let our guard down.

The Day Sports Stood Still (1h21m)
Trigger warning: This is another covid-related doccie, but it is the last one on the list, promise. Emmy-winning director, Antoine Fuqua chronicles the abrupt COVID-related sports stoppage, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic, and the return to competition. Yes, ‘racial injustices’ – don’t be a fokken privileged poes. Maybe this will help you understand what it is like to not be white. I really hope a lot of people watch this.

The Interpol Case (53m)
Can one of the regulatory authorities of our states be financed by private funds? This captivating investigation lifts the lid on one of the most secretive organization’s funding. through interviews of Interpol’s leaders and experts. Get to know a little bit more about one of the world’s most secretive crime-fighting organizations.

When Strangers Click: Five Stories From The Internet (54m)
When Strangers Click consists of five stories about singles searching for dates, sexual partners and beyond, simply by logging online :Kim packed a wedding gown and flew to Prague to marry a man she had only met online. Dave met scores of women before having to reveal a physical shortcoming. At 30, Beth had given up on love before going online. Ryan Googled ‘gay’ to figure out who he was. And Jonas literally found a new life through his Second Life avatar. When these strangers clicked, their lives changed forever.

Our Towns (1h32m)
While South Africa is falling apart and burning in places, check out how America does the opposite. Maybe we can learn from them how to rebuild our country. From Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, Our Towns is an HBO documentary that paints a remarkable picture of America and how the rise of civic and economic reinvention is transforming small cities and towns across the country.

Engineering the Future (54m, 59m, 57m)
Once you’re done with the previous doccie, Our Towns, sommer watch this one directly afterwards. This is the doccie I am most excited about because of the amazing stuff I’ve seen from myself in Germany and the Netherlands in 2019.  The title is self-explanatory – an engineering revolution is underway and is driven by dedicated individuals who are building extraordinary machines that will change our lives. Yay machines! Take my money!

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing (58m)
In August 1843 a brilliant young countess, Ada Lovelace, approached an irascible inventor to offer her help to secure funding for the world’s first mechanical computer. She alone had grasped the full implications of such a machine and had even.  This doccie is presented by Dr Hannah Fry and she is one of my most favourite nerds on earth. I’m so glad I discovered another documentary presented by her. Actually I discovered quite a few! I have watched her series, Magic Numbers,  but it seems I still need to watch The Joy of Data and The Joy of Winning,

Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (1h36m)
Check this out – Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko) was an American actress who began her career in film as a child actor and successfully transitioned to young adult roles. She was the recipient of four Golden Globes, and three Academy Award nominations! She died under mysterious circumstances at age 43 during the making of Brainstorm (with Christoper Walken).  While there are still many unanswered questions about the actress’s death, this documentary focuses on the short life she lived. It includes unseen home movies, photographs, letters and interviews with her friends and family. Not gonna miss this one! Another HBO hit!

Katinka Heyns (50m)
Katinka Heyns is a South African actress, director and filmmaker known for including feminist perspectives in her films, as well as commenting on South African politics and culture. Some of the titles you can stream include Die Wonderwerker, Amalia and she is featured heavily in Oppi Kassie, detailing the birth of South African television and her involvement and contribution. Rest assured that this doccie will be a true representation of her life so far, as it was created by her son.

Need more streaming goodness? 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 from Netflix, Showmax and Amazon Prime:
 #10. Watch: Our pick of the funniest skits in A Black Lady Sketch Show S2
This week, the show picked up five 2021 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Both executive producer Issa Rae (Insecure) and Black Reel nominee Yvette Nicole Brown (Dear White People) have been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, with A Black Lady Sketch Show also up for Writing and Editing awards.
On Showmax
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# 9. 5 movies based on real-life experiences of the “war on terror”
These biographical war movies are all set in the years after Operation Shock and Awe, which was George W Bush’s response to the September 11 attacks on the United States. They’re all based on true stories, and offer a visceral perspective of how the conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan affected both soldiers and civilians
On Showmax
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#8. Emmy nominations 2021: here are some of our favourite reactions
The awards ceremony will take place on 19 September 2021. In the meantime, here are the heart-warming reactions from some of the cast, crew and production companies who were nominated this year, plus info on where to find their shows on streaming services in South Africa.
On DStv, Netflix & Showmax
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 #7. Heist is “a fun true-crime series with a lot of heart”
As the trailer says, think about it … if you had an opportunity to steal something, anything, significant – without getting caught or facing consequences – would you do it? Deep inside, we probably all have that urge or secret desire; some people follow up on it, others do not.
On Netflix

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#6. The sexiest movies and series to stream
They say that chivalry is dead (and good riddance, frankly – we’re all capable of opening our own car doors, thank you very much) and old-fashioned romance might be going the same way.But it’s not all bad news – for all the cynics, singletons and red-blooded humans out there, Showmax brings the steamiest 18+ rated content you’ll find on any streaming platform.
On Showmax
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 #5. Sonic the Hedgehog, Pacific Rim, Anna and more movies for gamers
Films and popular games have much more in common than you’d think. Movies try to immerse you in another world, often presenting a central character, their mission and telling a story. The same can be said for board and video games, as CGI, VFX, digital characters and adaptations draw these illusive worlds even closer together.
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# 4. If you loved Parasite, try these African movies about hustling
A modern Shakespearean tale of sorts, Bong Joon-Ho’s critically acclaimed Parasite, now on Showmax, is described as, “A tale of two families from opposite ends of the socio-economic spectrum told with the trademark genre-fluidity that has seen Bong’s back catalogue slip seamlessly from murder mystery, via monster movie, to dystopian future-fantasy and beyond.”
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #3. 10 superhero and sci-fi movies to inspire your next winning cosplay outfit
Cosplay has got nothing to do with lettuce. While it may be fun to dress a crunchy salad in some olive oil, it’s not quite as glorious as walking around with a red cape and hinting at your kryptonite allergy. Kids gravitate to dress-up, donning the outfit of their heroes and make-believe at a time when our imagination often gets the better of us. For those who’ve made a conscious effort to keep nourishing this fun knockabout spirit, cosplay allows us to keep dreaming into adulthood.
On Amazon Prime, Netflix & Showmax
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 #2. This TV movie about the Oslo Peace Accords is “more timely than ever”
Oslo is based on the true story of negotiations between implacable enemies — the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.
On Showmax
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 #1. The sex scene isn’t disappearing – it’s simply shifting
Writing during what seems – in retrospect – to have been the wildly carefree summer of 2019, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday lamented that “sex is disappearing from the big screen. Fast forward two years, and, improbably enough, it’s conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat who’s pleading for “sex and romance make a comeback at the movies.”
On Showmax
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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 6 spot, The sexiest movies and series to stream“, so we spun the wheel again and it landed on Fifty Shades of Grey (2015):

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

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griffinThe coldest weekend calls for maximum time under the duvet, streaming these 10 documentaries!