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‘The Mauritanian’ – Trailer, Plot, Dates & More

A tough pursuit for justice.

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Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tahar Rahim and amongst others Zachary Levi star in ‘The Mauritanian’, a British-American legal drama directed by Kevin Macdonald. The movie, which began shooting on location in Cape Town on December 2, 2019, will be arriving at Ster Kinekor cinemas on February 26th, 2021.

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ABOUT THE MAURITANIAN 

Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Jodie Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Shailene Woodley). Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice.

Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch (Benedict Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir, this is the explosive true story of a fight for survival against all odds.

FUN FACT: The film, previously known as Prisoner 760, was shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani with Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch

Based Upon the Book:    “Guantanamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Writers: M.B. Traven and Rory Haines & Sohrab Noshirvani

Director: Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland)

Producers: Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lloyd Le vin, Beatriz Levin, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Branwen Prestwood Smith, Michael Bronner

Release Date:                    SOUTH AFRICA – 26 February 2021

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Everything you Need to Know about the James Bond Pop Up Channel

Dapper tuxedos, fast cars and deadly villains.

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I’m hunting down some good fat bomb recipes for a yummy treat while bingeing on all the James Bond movies through the decades. While fans of the iconic action thriller franchise wait for the looming 007 No Time To Die movie with Daniel Craig, M-Net Movies is bringing back the 007 James Bond pop-up channel.

Following the success of this pop up in early 2020, the channel is once more casting its spotlight on the suave, debonair, and dapper dressed secret service agent James Bond.

This time, however, the thrilling pop-up channel on DStv channel 111 will not only be open to DStv Premium subscribers but also DStv Compact Plus and Compact subscribers for the first time, starting from Friday, 22 January 2021, until Sunday, 31 January 2021.

This will allow for a vast number of DStv subscribers, consisting of diehard Bond fans as well as new, young 007 admirers, to indulge themselves, from 10:00 until midnight, in the ultimate James Bond experience. It includes the dapper tuxedos, fast cars, sultry bond girls, exotic locations, mind-blowing gadgets, deadly villains, and martinis, which are served shaken, not stirred, of course.

The ten-days Bond film marathon, featuring the charming actors who have played the iconic 007 role, from Pierce Brosnan to Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and current Bond Daniel Craig, will showcase iconic films from the 007 film franchise.

The movies will be screened chronologically, starting with the first film in the series released 59 years ago, Dr. No (1962), to the latest Bond film and box office hit, Spectre (2015).

Viewers can watch this pop-up channel from any device at any time. All the films that will be screened as part of the pop-up channel will also be available on DStv Catch Up until Sunday, 28 February 2021.

In addition, DStv Family and Access subscribers can also access the pop-up channel through the DStv Add Movies offering, which is an add-on service that will also give viewers access to blockbuster movie channels M-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104), M-Net Movies 2 (DStv channel 106), and fliekNet (DStv channel 149).

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TOP PICK – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has Landed on Netflix

It’s got a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes!

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SYNOPSISTensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis).

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): Viola Davis as Ma Rainey. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious cornet player Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): (L to R) Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Glynn Turman as Toldeo, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, Colman Domingo as Cutler. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society’s prejudices dictate their worth.

Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Jeremy Shamos and Jonny Coyne co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis’ score.

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‘Coming 2 America’ First Look

Nomzamo Mbatha’s big Hollywood debut is almost here.

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If you feel like you’ve waited forever for the debut of Coming 2 America, you are justified on two counts. Locals have been waiting to see Nomzamo Mbatha’s big Hollywood debut since her appearance in the highly anticipated sequel was announced.

It’s been 30 years since the original film, Coming To America, first landed.

The wait is coming to an end though, as Eddie Murphy returns as King Akeem on the sequel. New images have been released, giving the world a glimpse on what’s coming when the movie finally premieres on Amazon Prime Video on March 5th, 2021.

The also film stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Wesley Snipes, John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha and Bella Murphy

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