Beat the weekend cold snap with 3 new movies and three classics!

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The South African winter has some breath left and that will klap Gauteng and the Western Cape one last time over the weekend. Saturday will be expecially fokken cold and unfortunately for my self, I’ve organized a braai months ago which can’t be postponed for the third time, thanks to the fokken coronavirus.

For you peeps who are going to spend the weekend indoors because of the cold, I’ve compiled a lekker list of movies to keep you company: three relatively new movies and three classics to stream  –  or two for each day of this unpleasantly cold weekend. Between these six movies, they cover a moerse variety of genres – action, thriller, crime, mystery, drama, comedy, sci-fi and even horror!

Take it easy this weekend, but fokken take it!
Becky
Becky Hooper is a thirteen year old teen who gets bullied at school, her mother passed away a year earlier and her relationship with her dad isn’t lekker. In an attempt to reconnect with her, he organizes a trip to their home on the lake. Meanwhile two dangerous criminals who are begin transported to a facility, overpowers police officers, murder them and pose at them. Their paths eventually cross with Becky and her father but I don’t want to read to much up on this movie and spoil it for myself because this sounds like the perfect action thriller for a Friday evening with some dop! The main character, Becky is played by Lulu Wilson and she was only 11 years old when she first read the script!
From the peanut gallery:
“The Paul Blart series sure took a dark turn”

Run
This is a fantastic crime & mystery thriller1 I had to pause it around 20 minutes in, to read up on it because I had a moerse strong feeling that this movie was the doing of Stephen King, but it turned out that he was in no way involved in this film. It tells the story of a homeschooled teenager who begins to suspect that her mother is keeping a dark secret from her. I don’t want to say any more than this, so just watch it. If you’re in the mood for a Stephen King movie that feels 100% like a Stephen King movie but was 100% not done by Stephen King at all, you will enjoy Run immensely! I can’t even tell you more about the actress, as it might give away some plot lines, so do yourself a favor and only read up on Kiera Allen after you’ve seen the film. She was cast perfectly for this role!
From the peanut gallery:
“The scariest part of watching it yesterday with my family is how Chloe goes downstairs to the computer and her psycho mum is just in the dark watching her like what the hell!!!”

Midsommar
To select drama, horror and mystery, please press 1. A bunch of tjommies travel to Sweden to attend a carefree summer festival which only takes place  once  every ninety years in one of the remote towns. What starts out as a dream holiday, gradually turns into a fucked up nightmare as the  festivities devolve into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. Is sounds like a satanic Oppikoppi festival in Sweden gone extra wrong. I’m no horror fan, but I feel like I need to watch this. Maybe it is like Devilsdorp with a Swedish accent.
From the peanut gallery:
“They really took “darling I’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream” to a whole new level!!!!”

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is a fashion photographer who smaaks his casual sex. He goes to his younger boet’s wedding rehearsal at his dead uncle’s estate, trying to convince his brother not to get married. Later in the men’s room, his uncle’s ghost appears to him. This oom (Michael Douglas) is the guy who taught Connor all his womanizing ways, but then tunes him that he was wrong and that three ghosts will visit him that night: the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future. I’m pretty sure you can do with this classic sci-Fi comedy over the weekend. When Ben Affleck was considered for the leading role, offers went out to Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, Bill Murray and Jack Nicholson for the part of Uncle Wayne. But hey, who needs them when you have Jennifer Garner and Emma Stone?
From the peanut gallery:
“I always thought if I can’t get a girlfriend to be happy with then I would just move into a haunted house and find a ghost girl to be with.”

We’re the Millers
One of the greatest comedies of all time, Jennifer Aniston stars as a stripper, helping out a zol dealer by posing as one quarter of his fake family as he heads to Mexico to pick up a sizeable shipment of weed. This movie is a fokken laugh a minute and I don’t think I’ve seen a hotter scene than when Jennifer Ansiton does a little strip tease scene in the warehouse. She was 44 back in 2013 when this was filmed and I’ve neve seen such beautiful legs before or since then. You get a little taste of it in the trailer as well. Jennifer Aniston used a butt double for the stripping scene but all parts of the scene are Aniston other than butt close-ups. Like I said – best looking pair of legs on this planet!
From the peanut gallery:
“This was one of the BEST comedy movie ever! I was surfing the internet and I found this a couple months ago and it was AMAZING :)”

Blade
Blade II
Blade Trinity
So we cheated a bit on the list. There is in fact 8 movies to klap this weekend, thanks to Wesley Snipes and the Blade-trilogy. It is a zef action-packed super hero horror of sorts classic. Half-man, half-vampire, Blade is the first and last defense for humans against the evil vampires.  Wesley Snipes was interested in doing a movie adaptation of the Black Panther comics when he was offered the project. He said that he was unfamiliar with the Blade comics. This was more than 20 years ago already! Just have fun with it. This is probably your Sunday sorted. I’m pitching this to the wife for Sunday.
From the peanut gallery:
“This movie still holds up after all these years. Even with 90’s CGI and being 20 years old, it ranks up there with any of the best superhero movies. It even holds up against some of the best action movies, period. Also, this was the first movie I ever saw Sanaa Lathan in.” 

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. Sandra Oh aces the lead role in acclaimed comedy-drama The Chair
There’s so much good stuff going in this new drama comedy series, where to even begin? What about Sandra Oh, who has stepped out of pure television dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve and dipped her feet in comedy waters? It’s a most agreeable temperature and she’s showing herself to be an accomplished swimmer.
On Netflix
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# 9. 7 shows and movies to watch if you love Ted Lasso
You either love Apple or you hate Apple, for its sheer arrogance and reluctance to play nicely with others. From phones that refuse to recognise Bluetooth devices or anything other than an own-brand cable, to Apple TV+ and its one-episode-a-week format in a world increasingly devoted to binge-viewing, there is no middle ground.
On Netflix & Showmax
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#8. Showmax Originals coming soon, from Blood Psalms to Troukoors
The eighth Showmax Original in eight months, Temptation Island South Africa, launches this Thursday, 26 August 2021. Now the African streaming service has announced a diverse slate of eight more series – and three more movies – on their way, including Showmax’s first telenovela, romcom, and scripted West African Showmax Original.
On Showmax
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 #7. Interview: Javicia Leslie on her groundbreaking role in Batwoman S2
When Season 1 Batwoman, billionaire Kate Kane, goes missing in action (following actress Ruby Rose’s exit due to a back injury), homeless ex-con Ryan Wilder, played by Javicia Leslie, stumbles upon the batsuit and, with it, a chance to rise above the system that has kept her powerless all her life.
On Showmax

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#6. Interview: Teresa Palmer on A Discovery of Witches Season 2
Season 2 of A Discovery of Witches, adapted from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, continues the vampire-meets-witch saga of forbidden love as the star-crossed lovers time walk from the present back to 1590 to hide from the Congregation while Diana learns to control her magic.
On Showmax
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 #5. 6 funny mockumentary series for fans of The Office
The Office did not invent the mockumentary genre. It’s been around since Orson Welles’s 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds and attributed to even earlier works such as the once banned French pseudo-documentary, Land Without Bread.
On Netflix & Showmax
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# 4. Found-footage films and where to find them on internet TV in SA
The found footage film genre chest-burst into existence with the release of deep forest horror mystery thriller The Blair Witch Project in 1999. Using handheld cameras to create a sense of reality, spontaneity and “document” an actual happening, the film’s viral marketing strategy leveraged its “true story” to generate curiosity and extra publicity.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #3. Brace for turbulence – and laughs – with The Flight Attendant
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome aboard flight 407 to Bangkok. Turbulence is expected on this route, so please fasten your seatbelts for HBO’s murder mystery comedy, The Flight Attendant, now on Showmax.
On Showmax
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 #2. Your Honor: Bryan Cranston returns to TV for the first time in eight years
How far would you go to protect your child? That’s the question Judge Michael Desiato (Oscar nominee and multiple Emmy winner Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad) is faced with in the thriller Your Honor, now streaming on Showmax.
On Showmax
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 #1. Seven reasons to watch Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas
South Africans have not stopped talking about Devilsdorp since it was released on Showmax at the end of July. One of the things that make the true-crime drama stand out is how the inconceivable bizarreness of event upon event makes up the canvas of the unbelievably horrific bigger picture of the Krugersdorp Killings between 2012 and 2016.
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 3 spot, Brace for turbulence – and laughs – with The Flight Attendant“:
The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian.

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