Kick summer’s door down this weekend with Bruce Willis!

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If you ask aynone to name the first Bruce Willis movie that comes to mind, they’ll immediately bring up the monster hit, Die Hard, In which he plays hard ass New York City detective, John McClane – despite the fact that it more than three decades old! In almost all of his movies, he plays the likeable wisecracking cynical anti-hero with the shaved head and almost trademark sardonic one-liners. With his character there is almost always kak back at home with the personal life.

It total, the movies spanner his career have thus far raked in close to R40b! He has starred in some real shockers as well. It seems like 2020 wasn’t kind on the ratings front for old Bruce, but that could probably be ascribed to shocking scripts. Survive the Night got a 4.1 rating and Hard Kill was basically a turd with salad dressing at a dismal 3.3. I mean jissis, “Come out, come out wherever you are” – what horrible fokken writing is that?

Let’s rather look at six action packed movies which are worth worth your while to help kick down summer’s door, because summer starts this fokken weekend!

Last Boy Scout  (1991 – 7.0 rating)
This is one of those movies from the early 90s that really kicked ass. It also one of those movies that aged really well but also really badly at the same time. The humour is befok and it is all unstoppable action, but jirre – when you stick a brick of C4 under a boot lid and then shoot it with revolver from the outside, there is no fokken ways it will explode. It won’t event explode if you set fire to it. Apparently you can make it happen when you’re Bruce Willis. Us laities from the 90s knew fokol and explosions are piele! You probably didn’t realize it back in 1991 but Halle Berry played the role of Damon Wayne’s girlfriend getting murdered. It is a very small role, but this movie was one of her first three ever!
From the peanut gallery:
“This movie is fantastic, used to watch it on VHS a couple times a year and loved it”

Cop Out (2010  – 5.6 rating)
I actually don’t recall watching this movie, but it goes something like this – Bruce Willis is NYPD detective Jimmy Monroe and Tracy Morgan plays his partner, Paul Hodges. The partners are suspended when an operation to capture drug dealers fuck out badly. Jimmy decides to sell as very rare baseball card to pay for his daughter’s expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. The shop Jimmy sells his card to gets robbed by two thieves. Kak is about to spat all over the show.  This movie was directed by Kevin Smith and him and Bruce Willis didn’t get along at all. On one occasion, Bruce Willis said to Kevin Smith, “I’m Bruce Willis! I’ve been Bruce Willis successfully for 25 years! How long have you been Silent Bob, motherfucker?” I’m sliding this movie into first place for the weekend!
From the peanut gallery:
“No matter what they say, Seann William Scottt will always be the Stiffler.”

First Kill (2017 –  5.0 rating)
Don’t be put of by the 5.0 rating. I suspect it is only because this type of movie with kind of plot line has been made a thousand times -a successful Wall Street broker Will takes his family on a vacation to the cabin where he grew up. While they are hunting, they witness the murder of a crooked police officer as a bank robbery goes south. When his laitie is taken hostage by the criminals, the broker is forced to help them evade the police chief investigating the murder and recover the stolen money in exchange for his son’s life. The movie took only two weeks of filming, probably because everything takes place around a cabin. Like I’ve said – you’ve seen this plot play out a lot, so if you’re up for one more, it has Bruce Willis in it.
From the peanut gallery:
“I’ve seen too many Star Wars movies. I kept seeing his wife as Princess Amidala, his son as Luke Skywalker and the bearded bank robber as Obi Wan Kenobi.”

Motherless Brooklyn (2019 – 6.8 rating)
Although Bruce Willis does play a major role in this movie, it is actually an Edward Norton movie. He wrote and directed it and he plays the leading role. How this dude has not bagged at least one Oscar during his career so far, is beyond me. He should just just be given one each year. Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).  Alec Baldwin’s character Moses Randolph is based on real-life city planner Robert Moses. Moses is largely to blame for the Brooklyn Dodgers leaving Brooklyn for Los Angeles. This is a fantastic noir film and should go to your number 1 spot to watch this weekend.
From the peanut gallery:
“I’ve never seen a portrayal of Tourette’s done so accurately and sincerely. He’s taken seriously, his tics are realistic, it’s paired with OCD symptoms. I mean, I’m amazed. I was bullied so much for my Tourette’s, but some of the most hurtful comments were from people telling me that I was lying because my Tourette’s wasn’t what they had seen in the media, or telling me that I can’t hang out with their kid because I’m going to curse. So, having an accurate portrayal means a lot. I can’t wait to see it, but am not looking forward to ticcing the entire time”

Red 2 (2013 – 6.6 rating)
This is one of those sequels that blew the original out of the water and I’m going to watch it for probably the third or fourth time this weekend. Frank reunites with his unlikely team of operatives to fight an unrelenting onslaught of hired killers, heavily armed terrorists, and powerful government officials in their desperate attempt to  hunt down a missing nuclear device. Due to strict U.K. gun laws, producers couldn’t import the higher caliber guns they desired. This movie has a fantastic cast in Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Mary-Louise Parker and Catherine Zeta-Jones to name but a few.
From the peanut gallery:
“One of those rare circumstances where the sequel is better than the original”

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013 – 5.8 rating)
My very first thought when I came across this movie was “Jirre, G.I, Joe makes me think of the American version of Boetie Gaan Border toe. If we had to have Afikaanse action figures like these, it would be named ‘Boetie'” and when checking out the details, true as fuck it stars South Africa’s Arnold Vosloo as the character of Zartan! Bruce Willis doesn’t have a major role in this movie, that belongs to Dwayne Johnson, but Bruce is probably the only character with a normal name – General Joe Colton. The rest have names like Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Duke (Channing Tatum) Jinx, Flint, Firefly and Snake Eyes. Anyway,  Roadblock leads a new team who take on their old enemy COBRA and they have to fight to clear their name of the crime they didn’t commit. It is skop, skiet en poesklappe all the way! The cliff battle scene took two months to film, so expect some quality entertainment!
From the peanut gallery:
“Bro this trailer still holds up! Not to be nostalgic but the action here looks SO much better than the Snake Eyes movie!”

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 Cooking With Paris for the comedy and the sheer fun of it
Paris Hilton turned 40 this year. Let that sink in for a moment. She became famous for not much more than being the daughter of a hotel magnate when she was about half this age – singing, modelling, clubbing, and a sex tape – a celebrity created by celebrity culture.
On Netflix
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# 9. 12 superhero titles to stream, from The Dark Knight to Supergirl
Looking for a superhero fix? These are some of the best DC and Marvel titles now streaming on Netflix, Showmax and DStv.The second season of the superhero drama Batwoman swoops onto our screens this month, and with Kate Kane missing in action, a new heroine has to take up the mantle to bring hope to Gotham..
On DStv, Netflix & Showmax
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#8. The latest addition to the He-Man franchise takes us back to Eternia
“By the power of Grayskull… I have the power!”. The moment Prince Adam lifts his magical sword and bellows this catchphrase he turns into He-Man, defender of Eternia against the evil Skeletor and his henchmen. The 1983 animated series from Lou Scheimer was inspired by Conan and designed to drive action figure sales under the banner of toy giant Mattel.
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 #7. The Rocky franchise is punching above its weight on Showmax
Any heavyweight bout is a drawcard but reigning champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is let down by his opponent who gets injured. Instead of getting a contender stand-in to fill the card, Apollo decides to let a local boxer in Philadelphia step into the ring with him.
On Showmax

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#6. 9 binge-worthy Korean shows and movies to stream in South Africa
This dark comedy won the 92nd Annual Academy Awards for best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film (the first non-English Best Picture winner ever) and follows a poor family of con artists who’re intent on being parasites.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #5. Stream the M-Net Sunday Night Movie in August 2021
These movies air at 21:05 every Sunday night on M-Net, channel 101, on DStv, and they will also be available to stream within 24 hours on DStv online to all DStv Premium subscribers, so you can watch them wherever and whenever suits you.
On DStv
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# 4. Journalist Jana Marx on narrating and consulting on Devilsdorp
I tremble slightly from sheer nerves and excitement. “Are you ready?” asks the director. I nod slightly, while the make-up artist applies powder to one last shiny spot to my face. David Enright, director of the production team IdeaCandy, flips through his notes. This is my first day of filming Devilsdorp, Showmax Originals’ first true crime docuseries.
On Showmax
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 #3. 8 reasons to stream Spoorloos Season 3 on DStv online
Spoorloos is a relatively new local suspense thriller series and the third season has recently kicked off on kykNET. What makes this series extremely convenient, however, is that each season functions independently from each other, each with its own storyline, actors and characters. The series as a whole is based on the South African author Vernon Baumann’s book Daddy Longlegs and the screenplay for the most recent series, Spoorloos: Steynhof, was wrtten by Christo Davids, who you might remember as Errol Pieterse from 7de Laan.
On DStv & Showmax
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 #2. Binge-watch all four episodes of Devilsdorp, the chilling Showmax Original
Devilsdorp, the first Showmax Original true-crime docu-series, is now available to binge. The four-part series investigates the 11 Krugersdorp Killings between 2012 and 2016, separately known as The Appointment Murders and the Satanic Murders, and how they were all traced back to Cecilia Steyn and the Electus per Deus (Chosen by God) cult.
On Showmax
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 #1. Interview: Kim Engelbrecht on filming on the set of Reyka
M-Net’s local psychological crime thriller Reyka recently had its world premiere at the prestigious 60th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco, where Prince Albert II welcomed delegates in the TV industry. He told attendees that his wife, Princess Charlene (originally from South Africa), was particularly excited about Reyka.
On DStv
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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 9 spot, 12 superhero titles to stream, from The Dark Knight to Supergirl“. We spun the wheel again and it landed on the number 4 spot: The Dark Knight
Christian Bale once again embodies the man behind the mask in The Dark Knight. The film reunites Bale with Batman Begins director Christopher Nolan and takes Batman across the world in his quest to fight a growing criminal threat. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman has been making headway against local crime — until a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker (the late Heath Ledger in his Oscar-winning role) unleashes a fresh reign of chaos across Gotham City. To stop this devious new menace — Batman’s most personal and vicious enemy yet — he will have to use every high-tech weapon in his arsenal and confront everything he believes.

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