Four hectic titles to klap over streaming this weekend!

In Movies en TV deur griffin

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Are you in the mood for some heavy stuff? For a change we’re diving kakhard into the deep end. Mostly dik drama, suspense and action sprinkled with some zombies here and there. Don’t worry, if you’re not into these week’s singled out picks, scroll down and find something fluffy in our weekly top 10 list.
The Walking Dead
This is the ultimate zombie horror series and there will never be something in this class again. It has already been going for eleven years (thanks, Covid-19) and is now in its tenth season. The first half of the final season (season 11) is set to air later this year and the second half will conclude in 2022. Nope, we’re not talking 10 episodes split into two. We’re talking a whopping 24 episodes which will get split into two batches of 12! I’m notoriously kak with handling any kind of horror movies and this fear has left me stuck at season 4. I’ve subsequently started playing Call Of Duty Warzone online and to me, first person shooters and zombie movies are the same thing. Good news is that because I’m getting more used to the gameplay, I seem to be able to handle horror shows and movies a lot better. So I’m going to try and watch at least one episode of The Walking dead for each 20 minute session on Warzone. Hit me up if you play the game. I don’t play for hours on end but I do try to get a 20 minute session in once a day after 16:00 if time allows. My gamer tag is  Watkykjy#21187 and I am super fokken kak!

The Handmaid’s Tale
If you haven’t given this series a chance, now is probably a good time as any to get into this dystopian series. Season 4 concluded this past week and the entire thing is just one fucking wild ride. Elizabeth Moss is an excellent actress and is supported by an equally accomplished cast. The show is so hectic that Joseph Fiennes who plays the role of the cunty commander Waterford, says that his wife does not watch the show because of the disturbing nature of Commander Waterford’s character. It is not surprising at all that The Handmaid’s Tale has won 15 Primetime Emmys. another 59 other wins and raked up 184 nominations! I might actually re-watch the entire thing!

Mare of Easttown
Don’t be fooled by the series’ kaboring and unassuming poster. You might not even recognize Kate Winslet. A bit older, fokol make-up and she looks as tired as a bag full of Mondays. Mare Of Easttown is a gripping HBO limited crime thriller series following a detective (that would be ol’ Kate) in a small Pennsylvania town who investigates a local murder of a teenage girl while trying to keep her life from falling apart. There are lots of plot twists and trust me, you won’t know who the fuck did what until the very last episode. The final episode actually makes you want more, but without making it frustrating at all. The raw honesty of the series is what sells is. Here is an example: there is a sex scene during which the director, Craig Zobel wanted to remove the “bulgy bit of belly” Kate Winslet had, prior to the final edit. She refused because her character is a hardened detective. She wanted a more raw, honest and unfiltered presentation of her character. This is my top recommendation for the weekend!

The Kitchen
This movie was actually one of those 8pm Sunday night movies on Mnet a few weeks ago. Set in 1970s New York City, this mob drama led by Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss sees the wives of gangsters run their husbands’ rings after they’re jailed. There seems to be an obvious mismatch here if you look at the cast. Moss & McCarthy? How does a typecast super serious actress and a typecast goofball get to be on the same bill? I have absolutely no problem with Melissa McCarthy but she seems to be like Marmite – people either love her or hate her. As far as I can tell, McCarthy only ever had 2 other serious roles – Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me and Maggie in St. Vincent. I haven’t seen any of those two movies, but now that I’ve seen The Kitchen, I really want see more of her serious roles. Of course Elizabeth Moss is brilliant as always, but Melissa McCarthy was the pleasant surprise in this 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 Life is lovely in Penguin Town, your new favourite comfort watch
If Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, Cape Town, wasn’t world famous for its endangered African penguin colony before, it certainly is now. This NAdd New Itemetflix Original documentary series delivers eight delightful episodes about some of Simon’s Town’s regular residents.
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# 9. Lupin Part 2 is “a thrilling encore for TV’s suavest scammer”
Three days after loading on Netflix, Lupin Part 2 has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Where is the other 1%? Because these five episodes are sizzling hot; maybe even better than the first five.
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#8. Dive into the DC Universe
Superhero fans, rejoice! Christopher Nolan’s brilliant Dark Knight Trilogy is coming to Showmax. Stream all three movies, along with Man of Steel, Green Lantern, Shazam!, Birds of Prey and Aquaman, for a DC Universe mega binge..
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 #7 HBO’s Betty is “scrappy, beautiful and filled with love”
Written, executive produced and directed by Crystal Moselle (the filmmaker behind the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning documentary The Wolfpack), Betty is based on her critically acclaimed feature film, Skate Kitchen, which took the skateboarding scene – and the festival circuit – by storm in 2018.
On DStv & Showmax
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#6 World on Fire and 12 more war movies and shows
“War, huh, yeah. What is it good for? Ahh…” Edwin Starr’s famous anti-war anthem obviously wasn’t talking about board games, comic books, documentaries, films, series and soundtracks. The act of war can rewrite history and devastate millions, but it’s also served as an inspiration for many entertainment spin-offs – leaving a deluge of meaningful and thoughtful pop culture in its wake.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #5 Team Josh or Team Charles? All seasons of Younger now streaming
Set in the publishing world of New York City, Younger has kept us guessing for six seasons: will Liza choose Josh (Nico Tortorello from The Walking Dead: World Beyond), the gorgeous tattoo artist who made her feel she’d rediscovered her true self as a fake 26-year-old in a competitive, ageist industry; or her boss, the suave, romantic and, yes, traditional, Charles (Peter Hermann from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Blue Bloods)?
On Showmax
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# 4. Thirteen years’ worth of Leonardo DiCaprio in 6 must-see movies
Leonardo DiCaprio has been in showbiz for over 30 years and we’ve seen him go from baby-faced tween to handsome leading man. If you’re streaming savvy, you can literally watch the 46-year-old age by streaming these movies in chronological order.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #3 Keeping up with Clint: 6 of our favourite Eastwood movies
Iconic movie star Clint Eastwood isn’t just a powerhouse in front of the camera (he’s got over 50 films to his name), he’s a master in the director’s chair too. Here’s a taste of the Dirty Harry star’s work to stream right now.
On Netflix & Showmax
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 #2 Workin’ Moms S5 is safe and reliable – and we can’t wait for Season 6
It’s a telling point when you Google Season 5 of Workin’ Moms and the first page is filled with clickbait about Season 6. There are 10 short episodes in Season 5 (an easy one-night or one-afternoon binge, you’ll barely have time to get up to fetch a glass of wine), which still manage to pack in a heck of a lot, and in the finale there are multiple threads that demand explaining – and therefore another season. The only question, really, is when.
 On Netflix

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 #1 Thirteen titles that honour the life and work of Shaleen Surtie-Richards
The sudden passing of legendary actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards (66) on Monday, 7 June 2021 was mourned across the country. To honour her trail-blazing career, the never-before-seen documentary Shaleen Surtie-Richards: I Am Who I Am aired on M-Net on Wednesday, 9 June at 19:30, and is now streaming on Showmax.
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 4 spot, Dive into the DC Universe“, so we randomized again and it landed on The Dark Knight:
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.

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