Six great action comedies from the previous two decades to fill that F1 hole in your weekend!

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So you know someone is into F1 because the tell you all about it, right? I’m no different and it is all thanks to the documentary, Formula 1 Drive to Survive. just watch it. It is like a soap opera with kak loads of action. Just to give you an idea of how good it is – I went from actively and sriously not giving a fuck (let alone not interested in F1), to becoming such a huge fan of the sport roughly two months ago, that I even bought a new fokken Xbox Series S wiff a fokken stuurwiel and a bunch of racings games. I get really miff if there is a weekend without Formula 1 and it worries me a little bit that I’ve become so obsessed. This weekend is one of those weekends where us fans won’t be able to watch the usual free practice sessions on Friday, the qualifying on Saturday or the race on Sunday. Fok man.

Last week’s race at Sochi was such an exciting shocker with the rain that ruined everything in the last two or three laps. It was utter fokken chaos on that track! Lando Norris didn’t listen to his team when they told him to come in and change his tyres to the wets and it probably cost him his first ever Formula 1 victory. He was leading the entire race until the rain and his hardheadedness fucked him hard! He ended up 6th. He is still young, so he will learn from this. He is going to be a super champ next year! Lewis Hamilton took first place with a combination of luck and skill but Verstappen had the biggest balls of all of them – he started in the very last spot and ended up taking 2nd place on the podium!

So because there is fokol Formula 1 racing this weekend, I dug up six classic comedy action movies to stream in stead – two for each day of F1 that won’t happen.

Wild Wild West (1999)
I remember really enjoying this movie when it came out 22 years ago but I remember almost fokol of the movie itself. Maybe I just had really kak taste back then, because I see now that the movie has a terrible rating of 4.9! I don’t watch stuff with ratings below 5.5, so this came as a shock to me. This is the only kak rated movie I have included in today’s list, so feel free to give it a skip. I need to re-watch this and see where I fell out of the bus 22 years ago. Or are all the people who gave it a kak rating wrong? Men in Black‘s director, Barry Sonnenfeld takes Will Smith to the Wild West in this action-packed comedy about two crazy ass hired guns who has to save the US president and the country. Maybe this movie was the cause of the steam punk revival in the early 2000s?
From the peanut gallery:
“Everything about this movie just screams late-90s/early-2000s.Everyone is like “he turned down the matrix for this. To be honest he fits this movie more than he would have fit the matrix, plus that film probably comes out the worse for it.”

The Man (2005)
Another fliek of which I remember fokol,  but it stars Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy, so imma re-watch it! Derrick Vann (Jackson) is a hardcore undercover agent who has to recover stolen arms and find the killers when a federal agent turns up dead. A dentist and ordinary family man, Andy Fiddler (Levy), gets caught up in the mess while heading out to a dental conference. Bad guy, Kane, believes that Fiddler is ‘The Man’ behind it all and offers him a gun. Vann spots him and drags his ass across town, with him posing as the actual ‘Man’.
Interestingly, Samuel L. Jackson telss Miguel Ferrer “Don’t trust anyone!” which is the same thing he tells Captain America in Captain America: Winter Soldier.
From the peanut gallery:
“Too bad they never made a sequel. I wish Eugene Levy was in more comedies”

The Campaign (2012)
Jirre, I can’t stand Zach Galifianakis and this is probably one of two movies of which I can actually handle his character. On the evening before the upcoming election, congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) fucks up a little bit and it threatens to end his career in politics. A pair of opportunistic CEOs handpick credulous tourism-center director, Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) as Brady’s, quickly shaping him into a viable candidate with the help of a seasoned campaign manager. Election Day draws near and Brady and Huggins cast ethics aside to engage in hysterical mud-slinging. In real life, Zach Galifianakis actually has an uncle who was a Representative in North Carolina which is also the location of the film.
From the peanut gallery:
“Donald Trump watched this movie too many times!”

Yes Man (2008)
If this movie was a child, it would be going to high school next year. It is 13 years old! One of those Jim Carey classics. He plays the role of Carl Allen, a lonely lonely bank loan officer who is convicted and ordered to participate in a self-help program which is based on saying “yes” to everything. He meets a hottie named Allison (Zooey Deschanel) who is also a bit of a weirdo who gives him a new perspective on life.
There is a scene where Carl runs to a waitress and falls on his back which Jim did incorrectly. He fell harder than he expected and broke three of his fokken ribs! In the end it must have been worth it, because in stead of getting paid for the movie, Carey opted for 36.2 percent of the film’s profits. That was a fokken clever move, because Yes man made $225,990,976 at the worldwide Box Office. So that should be around *gets out calculator*… just under one point two billion Souf African ront!
From the peanut gallery:
“Yo I can’t believe it! I am this guy! My friends wanted me to go camping this weekend, and guess where I am? At home writing this comment! Shiiiit!”

Passenger 57 (1992)
For some reason I think that Wesley Snipes is one of the zeffest American actors. He should change his name to Zefley Snipes. This is a befokte lekker action movie and a true example of how lekker movies actually were in the early 90s. When people still went to the cinemas and had a good time. It is widedly circulated fat that air travel is the safest form of travel, but the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. “The Rane of Terror” has masterminded four terrorist attacks and soonthere will be a fifth. Unfortunately for him he doesn’t know the man in seat 57. but he will get to know him very well, very soon! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the kakhuis  and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over flight 163. It are time for kak to spat!
Originally this movie was set to take place at night, but apparently that would have made production fokken expensive, so it was changed to a daylight story setting to save money. Also Sylvester Stallone was on the director’s wish list but Sly he turned it down. So, just for fun, the script writer named one of the major characters, “Sly”!
From the peanut gallery:
“Best Part of 80s and 90s movies:
*Action sequences
*The cheesiness (But not over the top)
*The characters had depth and didn’t try to hard
*The voice of the trailers, RIP DON LAFONTANE”

Get Smart (2008)
This movie came out a few years after The 40 Year Old Virgin, so by the time Get Smart came out, people were hungry for more comedy from Steve Carell. In this movie he stars as American Maxwell Smart, a basic admin clerk who works for a government spy agency. Their head office gets attacked and the boss decides to assign Maxwell as a spy. He gets partnered with super sexy Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), much to her dismay. Nevertheless, they set off to fight the enemy by parachuting into Russian territory. Of course they are at severe a disadvantage because of Maxwell’s lack of… well… everything, so it is no surprise that their identities get compromised.
The five-minute skydiving scene where Maxwell falls from the plane and is saved by Agent 99, was actually shot in real life! A team of pro skydivers shot the entire sequence over a total of seventy jumps which took place over four weeks! The team always jumped at sunrise and sunset for that “golden hour” vibe and of course to keep continuity in check.
Anne Hathaway got hurt during filming – not from skydiving though – she split her shin open on a pole during and had to get fifteen stitches.
From the peanut gallery:
“Everything about this movie just screams late-90s/early-2000s.Everyone is like “he turned down the matrix for this. To be honest he fits this movie more than he would have fit the matrix, plus that film probably comes out the worse for it.”

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. The beautiful sadness that is Nêrens, Noord-Kaap
Nêrens, Noord-Kaap is a remarkable drama series that offers an almost palpable nostalgic familiarity, thanks to the majestic but arid and ruthless plains of the Northern Cape as backdrop. It is a beautifully shot series, with the landscapes doing their part to help tell the story of the Adendorff family on their farm, Nêrens.
On Showmax
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# 9. Minari is a bittersweet drama that’s perfect for arthouse fans
Minari is a plant native to East Asia that flourishes on the banks of streams and is known for its bitter and peppery taste. It’s also the title of Lee Isaac Chung’s Oscar-winning drama about a Korean American family who start a fresh produce farm in 1980s Arkansas.
On  Showmax
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#8. Coming soon: BET Africa and Showmax Original sitcom Black Tax S2
BET Africa (DStv Channel 129), in partnership with Showmax, is proud to announce the highly anticipated Black Tax Season 2, starring lead Jo-Anne Reyneke who portrays the character of Thuli Dlamini. The first-ever locally co-produced Original sitcom with BET Africa and Showmax scooped a SAFTA for Best Scriptwriting in a TV Comedy. With new and existing cast members, the premiere airs on BET Africa on 9 October at 19:00 CAT and will stream on Showmax immediately after.
On DStv & Showmax
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 #7. Meet the cast of Blood & Water Season 2
Parkhurst High returns with a rocky start between Puleng and Fikile following the revelation of the two characters’ possible connection. The drama tests old alliances and forges new and unlikely friendships. A new school therapist joins the staff, and a new hunk, Sam, joins the Parkhurst gang, with both bringing a few secrets of their own… One thing that we can all be sure of is that nothing is ever as it seems and nobody will be left unscathed by the truth.
On Netflix
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#6. First look: A sneak peek of Bridgerton Season 2
Season 2 of Bridgerton follows Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) in his quest for love, and images show him in conversation with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). The Sharma family also includes Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran) and Lady Mary Sharma (Shelley Conn) who join the “ton” in Season 2.
On Netflix
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 #5. Pose Season 3 “offers up the happy ending that real life so cruelly denies”
This is the third and final season of the Ryan Murphy drama series set in the ballroom culture of New York City in the 1980s and 90s, against the backdrop of the family houses, mothers and fathers of Black and Latinx trans and gay humans, the refuge for the outcasts, the tragedy of HIV and Aids, the fabulous costumes, moves and voguing, love and loss.
On Netflix
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# 4. Blood & Water S2 improves with age as we delve deeper into the story
When Blood & Water Season 1 dropped on Netflix at the height of the national lockdown in May 2020, we all turned to the streaming site excitedly to binge the second African Netflix Original series. At the end of Season 1, things are left up in the air, with Puleng revealing to Fikile that she might be her long lost sister, Phume Khumalo.
On Netflix
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 #3. 7 of the best HBO shows ranked
We’ve rounded up the top-rated HBO series for your viewing pleasure – from classics like The Wire and The Sopranos to the pop-culture phenomenon that is Game of Thrones and the Emmy darling Chernobyl.They’re all ready to binge-watch, from the very beginning, on Showmax.
On Showmax
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 #2. Will Smith movies, ranked
Will Smith was destined to be famous. Once known as the Fresh Prince, the rapper’s career exploded when he became the star of his own hit TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Turning on the charm, oozing with confidence and busting out dance moves or one-liners on a whim, Smith’s infectious brand of comedy and undeniable talent led him to become a household name.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #1. Interview: Jane de Wet on acting, pole dancing and landing her first big role
She is the main character, Adri, around which Spoorloos: Steynhof revolves; in Griekwastad (for which she was nominated for a SAFTA) she plays Marthella Steenkamp – the centre of a real-life murder mystery drama; and she is the actual Girl From St Agnes. Her official acting career only got under way in 2019, yet Jane de Wet has already been in a combined 12 movies and series with another two in post-production at the moment and, in case you didn’t notice, we’re still in the midst of a pandemic..
On DStv & 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 10 spot, Will Smith movies, ranked so we spun the wheel again and landed on Gemini Man:
Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. The film is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renowned producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger. Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.

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