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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Huisgenoot Ware lewensdramas – vir wanneer jy klaar Devilsdorp gekyk het

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Die tonge klap nog steeds kakhard oor die unbelievable local doccie, Devilsdorp, wat die total bizarre storie rondom Cecilia Steyn vertel – ‘n kamtige 42ste generasie heks wat deur ‘n spul godvresende Christene te hulp gesnel is om uit die kloue van die Satanic church te ontsnap. Hierdie doccie was so fokken weird dat dit my laat rondsoek het vir nog local stories en lo en behold, was die fokken Huisgenoot van alle goddelose dinge, the way to go. Maar hoe dan anders? Die Huisgenoot is die cockroach van magazines – waar populêre print magazines soos FHM, Rolling Stone, Playboy en even die Rooi Rose gesneuwel het, het Huisgenoot kop bo water gehou, moontlik omdat hulle human interest, celebs en ware stories cover. Afrikaners vrek mos vir ‘n stukkie skinder, ‘n happie skande of sommer ‘n hele bord vol ware lewensdrama. Dis ons kos, ons fokken haal hom uit!

Toe ek verlede week op Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas afkom, het ek geskiem: “Cool, ek sien die Joost Van der Westhuizen en Hansie Cronje stories is daar, maar ek het nie eers van hierdie twee ouens gehou toe hulle  nog gelewe het nie, so not my cup of tea”. Ek in elk geval net in case gaan kyk watter  ander stories die res van die reeks cover, want maybe  is daar een of twee uit die tien epsisodes wat ek sal kyk. My eerste fout was dat ek gedink het dat daar een of twee stories is wat my aandag sou trek en my tweede fout was om te dink dat daar net een seisoen van 10 episodes was. Bra, daar is fokken 7 seasons van 13 episodes elk met ‘n somtotaal van 91 episodes en hulle cover al die groot stories! Wag, kom ons wees eerlik – maak dit actually 87 stories, want 4 episodes uit die totaal van 91 epsiodes, lyk my het nie die regte om gestream te word nie, wat bietjie fokken weird is. Ek dink die Waterkloof 4 is een van die episodes, maar fok daai faktap laities in elk geval!

Wanneer ek sê hulle cover al die groot stories, bedoel ek dit. Ek is vaagweg vertroud met meeste van die gebeure van oor die jare wat dit tot op Huisgenoot se voorblad gemaak het, maar daar is ook die stories waarvan ek geen kennis dra nie. Ek het byvoorbeeld nog nooit gehoor van die Adlington-moorde of die Lotter-moorde nie en ek weet nie wie Pippie Kruger of Chenelle Henning is nie, but I guess that I’m about to find out! Net om jou ‘n idee te gee van wat alles gecover word oor die sewe reekse, het ek dit vir jou in so paar sections of temas onderverdeel.
Oorwinning en oorkomming
Ons praat hier van wanneer baie slegte dinge met mense gebeur en wanneer hulle soms heel, soms fisies gebroke aan die ander kant uitkom met hulle lewens om self die storie te kan vertel. Dis nie lekker stories nie, maar dit laat mens soms ‘n tree terugneem in verwondering en bewondering wanneer jy besef watter horrible ordeals huerdie mense moes deurmaak. Dink byvoorbeeld aan die Somalië ontvoering van ‘n egpaar,  Shaninlea Visser wat haar hande, voete,  neus en lippe verloor het na sy deur ‘n meerkat van alles diere gebyt is of  Zephany Nurse wat 17 jaar nadat sy uit die hospitaal as baba ontvoer is, weer met haar biologiese familie herenig is. Wat van Vanessa Goosen wat sestien jaar lank  in Thailand in die tronk spandeer het nadat sy met drugs ge-bust is by  die lughawe? So bietjie inspirasie-spinasie vir jou. Soms waarskuwings, altyd lesse om te leer.

Die hoogste bome vang die meeste wind
Die beroemdes moet met meer pressure deal as ons plebs en soms fok dit hulle op. Soms is daar net plein hartseer en alleen stories. Daar is musikante Gé Korsten en Johannes Kerkorrel wat beide selfmoord gepleeg het vir verskillende redes. Bles het sy bakkie gerol en daar is die voorafbeplande moord op Taliep Petersen deur sy vrou. Die sportveld het ook sy eie lang lys van slagoffers. Daar is die hele Joost -storie. James Small en Jimmy Abbot is aan hartaanvalle dood. Oscar Pistorius het Reeva Steenkamp vermoor op Valentine’s Day. Naka Drotske het amper met sy lewe betaal gedurende ‘n gewapende roof in Pretoria, terwyl  die bokser Corrie Sanders minder gelukkig was in Brits tydens ‘n soortgelyke voorval, en met sy lewe betaal het. En dan is daar natuurlik Kaptein Skande homself – Hansie Cronje, wat in ‘n vliegongeluk dood is, twee jaar na al sy skandes op die lappe gekom het. Jy kan sommer die hele Hansie movie ook kyk die naweek.

Wat van daai fokken skelms wat so almal se zak gesteel het?
Jy kry vandag nog steedsl baie van daai skelm dose, veral in die crypto-wêreld met dodgy fokkers soos AfriCrypt. Kan jy glo dat mense steeds skiem Crowd1 is legit? Fok my sideways! Ek voel wel sleg vir mense wat deur ponzi schemes opgefok is, soos met die Krion ponzi-scheme of Herman Pretorius  se Relative Value Arbitrage Fund. Wat ‘n naaier! Kyk gerus veral hierdie episodes en share dit met jou deur-die-kak familie wat nie glo dat mens vir jou geld hoef te werk nie.  

Kleurvolle en soms kaalgat karakters
Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas cover sommer ‘n hele klomp kleurvolle karakters. Daar is die goeie ouens soos Chris Barnard wat die wêreld se heel eerste  suksesvolle hartoorplanting gedoen  het, maar die oom  was ook maar lief vir tiete wat nie noodwendig op sy vrou se lyf  gesit het nie. Daar is Suid-Afrikaanse polisiespeurder, Piet Byleveld wat aan talle groot en opspraakwekkende sake gewerk het. Jy kan sommer ook Die Byl kyk wat losweg op hom gebasseer is. Dan is daar is lekker insae tot die lewens van kaalgatte Beau Brummel en die stripper-juffrou Glenda Kemp en haar slang, Oupa wat dikwels in die kak beland het. Jirre, die verkramptes het nogal vir hulle gefrons destyds. Daar ook ‘n lekker episode oor die berugte Stander-bende. Jissis, kon daai manne nou vir jou ‘n bank beroof, pappie!

Al die natruurlike  en mensgemaakte rampe
Ons begin nou progressief al hoe nader aan  die donker kant van sake beweeg. Jirre, daar was hectic rampe. In 1981 het die hele Laingsburg about oorstroom en weg gespoel met ‘n fratsvloed, Die aarbewegings en tsunami van 2004 in East Asia maak hy hol steeds handeklap as ek daaraan probeer dink of dalk probeer reël aan ‘n vakansie in Thailand. In fact, toe ek in 2012 in Thaliand was, was dit heeltyd in my agterkop, want die tekens van die destruction van destyds was steeds orals teenwoordig.

Stories oor onnatuurlike rampe sluit in die Oceanos plesierboot wat gesink het, die Westdene busramp waarin 40 kinders geserf het toe hul dubbeldekkerbus deur die brug se barrier gebars het en in die dam gesink het in 1985. In 1987 was daar die Helderberg lugramp toe daai SAL vlug in die Indiese Oseaan neergestort het met al 159 aan boord wat gesterf het. Iewers in die middel tussen mens en natuur, sit die onlangse Knysna-brande van 2017 wat die dorp laat lyk het soos ‘n scene uit 1917

Daar was hopeloos te veel high profile moordsake in SA
Suid-Afrika maak nogal uit van moord. Ons neem tiende plek in die top tien van lande met die hoogste moordsyfers. Die mees grusaamste moorde word gewoonlik deur mense gepleeg wat naaste aan die slagoffers lewe en beweeg, en Suid-Afrika het sy fair share van hierdie stories. Daar is die moord op Inge Lotz, Leigh Matthews wat verwdyn het, die Shrien Dewani case wat ek nog steeds nie weet waddefok gebeur het nie (so ek moet daai episode definitief kyk). Daar is ook die Jayde Panayiotou moord, die groepsmoord op die gay mense van Sizzlers en die Springs House of Horrors. Om nie eers te praat van Henri Van Breda wat sy eie hele gesin met ‘n byl uitgewis het nie.  As jy al ooit van die Afspraakmoorde van Krugersdorp gehoor het, stel ek oor dat jy dalk eers Devilsdorp kyk voor jy met die Huisgenoot vibes begin. Hierdie moorde word terloops ook in Huisgenoot: Ware Lewensdramas behandel: 

Sexual predators is die fokken skuim van die aarde
‘n Sexual predator is iemand wat op die uitkyk is vir onvanpaste seksuele kontak met die doel om te mishandel in die vorm van harassment, aanranding, verkragting of pedophilia. Hierdie tipe persoon sien seks as ‘n vorm van dominansie en beheer. Die doccie-reeks kyk na die geval van t
ennis coach, Bob Hewitt wat tronk toe gestuur is vir die verkragting van twee jong vrouens sowel as die seksuele aanranding van nog twee. Daar is ook die storie van sexual grooming en abuse deur Advokaat Barbie en daai vark, Dirk Prinsloo. Dis nie dat een saak meer belangrik as die volgende een is nie, maar  die storie van Gert Van Rooyen en Joey Haarhoff het nogal geskok in laat 80s. Ongelukkig het die Van Rooyen kont homself en Haarhoff doodgeskiet terwyl die polisie hulle gejaag het. No justice. Wat mens wel uit hierdie horrible stories kan wegvat, is hoe om hierdie tipe mense beter te kan identifiseer: 

  • Wanneer daar ‘n ongesonde belangstelling of bevriending van kinders is.
  • Wanneer so persoon ‘n afhanklikheid skep by hulle slagoffers en sodoende lojaliteit en kwesbaarheid skep.
  • Manipulerende taalgebruik wat insults insluit oor  voorkoms, vriendekeuse of afkraking van enige iets anders in hul persoonlike lewens.
  • Gaslighting – emosionele afkraking waar die victim hulle eie geheue en sanity bevraagteken ten gunste van die abuser se weergawe.
  • Jaloersheid  en kontrolende optredes soos om victims se daaglikse aktiwiteite en sosiale media te monitor of kontak met ander te verminder of verhoed.
  • Wanneer daar binne ‘n bestaande seksuele verhouding, voorafbepaalde grense oorskry word of wanneer daar nie toestemming gevra word nie.

Hierdie reeks het nie ‘n aardskuddende produksiewaarde soos Devilsdorp nie. Die VIA-kanaal waar dit oorspronklik verskyn het, is nie juis bekend vir hulle groot budgets nie, maar dis ook geensins hondkak nie. Die episodes vertel die stories sonder om fancy te wees en die boodksap word oorgedra. Dit klink nogal baie soos ‘n common Afrikaanse weeklikse tydskrif wat ek ken wat al oor die 100 jaar oud is…

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Haas Das episode 1 – Advertensies op Diereland se TV

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Ons het nou al vir julle al die Pinocchio episodes in Afrikaans gegee, ‘n hele spul Trompie episodes en nou is dit Haasdas se Nuuskas se beurt vir so paar weke. Haas Das was ‘n oorspronklike Afrikaanse weeklikse kinderprogram wat in Diereland afgespeel het en is in 1976 deur Louise Smit in die lewe ingebring. Dit was die heel eerste kinderprogram wat ooit in Suid-Afrika op TV uitgesaai is. Riaan Cruywagen was verantwoordelik vir Haas Das se stem.

Haas Das episode 1 – Advertensies op Diereland se TV
Koning Leeu kondig aan dat daar voortaan advertensies op Diereland se TV gaan wees.

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