DStv audiences across Africa can tune in to exciting viewing as that month of January comes to an end. Check out the exciting line-up of movies and more on DStv this weekend and beyond.
Drive Angry: A vengeful father (Nicolas Cage) escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter. John Milton is up against the clock: Jonah King, the leader of a cult, has murdered Milton’s daughter and kidnapped her baby. In three days, King and his followers will kill the child at midnight. Milton picks up the trail in Oklahoma as well as rescuing a waitress named Piper from her brutal, two-timing fiancé. There are odd things about Milton: his driver’s license is out of date, he has a very strange gun, and he’s being pursued by a man in a suit who carries FBI ID and calls himself the Accountant. Piper, who’s lived a life on the sidelines, has to piece things together on the fly as they close in on King. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net West on Friday 27 January at 00:00 CAT to watch.
My Boss’s Daughter (2003): Young executive Tom Stanisfield (Ashton Kutcher) has one eye focused on a promotion from the outrageously volatile Jack Taylor. Unfortunately, the other eye has been captivated by the alluring Lisa (Tara Reid), who just happens to be Mr. Taylor’s pride and joy. DStv audiences can tune into M-Net Stars on Saturday 28 January at 19:30 CAT to find out how this story unfolds.
Fame: At the New York City High School for the Performing Arts, students get specialised training that often leads to success as actors and singers. This movie follows four students from the time when they audition to get into the school, through graduation. DStv audiences can tune into TCM on Saturday 28 January at 21:10 CAT to watch Alan Parker’s high-energy, Oscar-winning musical drama about just what it takes to make it to the top of the tree at New York’s most prestigious stage school.
Shaft: Richard Roundtree is the super-cool private eye, hired to find a crime-lord’s kidnapped daughter. DStv audiences can tune into TCM on Sunday 29 January at 21:10 CAT to watch this cult offering from the 1970s. Isaac Hayes’ theme tune won an Oscar.
Border Security (Premiere): The series offers a gripping insight into the work of Australia’s dedicated team of customs and immigration officials. Taking viewers to the front line of Australia’s national security, it follows this expert team of highly trained men and women as they fight to protect their country from drug smugglers, illegal immigrants, potential terrorists, harmful pests and exotic diseases. In the series, customs fight to stop a multi-million dollar black market trade in sharks off the north-western coast of Australia; quarantine staff uncovers a shocking act of cruelty in a parcel from China, and the Customs Marine Unit teams up with the Navy and Department of Fisheries to confront illegal fishermen operating north of Darwin. From Monday 30 January at 18:10 CAT.
Live from The Red Carpet: Cameras flashing, dazzling white smiles, designer suits, trend setting dresses, international accolade, icon awards, showbiz gossip and of course there’s the speeches… the A-listers are about to embark on their favourite time of the year…The Awards Season! Get ready for the most exciting and glamorous time of the year… who will cry first? Who will wear the worst outfit? Which Actor will smile through gritted teeth as his award goes to someone else? Who will win the most recognition for their outstanding acting contribution?
Kourtney and Kim Take New York (Season 2): Kourtney and Kim return to the Big Apple, along with their men, and with both couples living under one roof, New York will never be the same. Newlyweds Kim and Kris join up with Kourtney and Scott to take a bite out of the Big Apple, but with two couples and a baby all living under one roof, things don’t go exactly as planned. The new season premieres on Sunday 29 January at 23:00 CAT.
House of Payne: This month e.tv introduces viewers to the family comedy drama House of Payne. Created and produced by acclaimed American movie maker Tyler Perry and his wife Ella, the series follows a multi-generational working class family living together in Atlanta, Georgia. Together they experience life’s struggles with faith, love and, most importantly, humour. You can watch it on Tuesdays at 20:00 CAT.
Mel B – It’s a Scary World: Mel B has gone from the party girl ‘Scary Spice’ to the ultimate new millennium mom! In the first episode, Mel is asked to perform in the Pussycat Dolls show and must decide if she should attend the Shrek Forever premiere. Mel’s 35th birthday is also around the corner and planning needs to get underway. Mel B: It’s A Scary World airs on Mondays at 20:30 CAT.