Movies to watch on black this festive season

Hotel Transylvania 3 on black

With the school holidays kicking off and the festive season rapidly approaching there’s no better way to start the holidays than by catching up on all the movies and TV programs you have missed, with a generous amount of popcorn and a beverage by your side.

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If you are one of the many families who are at home for the holidays, kick-back and relax. Here’s what premium entertainment platform black has in store for you.

Hotel Transylvania 3

Join this beloved monster family as they go on a well-deserved holiday aboard a luxury cruise ship. But what is the captain hiding? Could it be something that could potentially destroy all of monster kind, and how will they stop him?

Dragon Ball Super

After saving Earth many times, Goku thought he could finally get some farming done since Majin Buu had been defeated. But he was totally wrong. Another villain is about to emerge in the form of a powerful god. Yet again, Goku has to drop his tools and go on a mission to save the world.

Crazy Rich Asians

Imagine finding out that your long-time boyfriend is extremely wealthy and considered one of the most eligible bachelors in his home country. That should be a plus, right? Well, not for Rachel Chu. She now has to put up with her boyfriend’s disapproving mother, jealous socialites and inquisitive relatives – all for the sake of love.

Equalizer 2

Don’t mess with Denzel Washington in this action packed thriller. Trained assassins are out to destroy Robert McCall, and this time it’s personal. But nothing will stop him from seeking justice for the oppressed. The bad guys just messed with the wrong dude.

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Night School

Talk about accidents. This hilarious movie is sure to crack you up as salesman Teddy Walker accidentally blows up his workplace and is forced to attend night school. He finds a group of misfits there and has to put up with a teacher who thinks he is not the brightest spark. Sound familiar?!

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RapidLion seals a three-way partnership to bring the renowned Shortcutz Amsterdam to The Bioscope in Johannesburg

RapidLion Shortcutz Amsterdam

An exciting partnership forged in the run up to the 2019 edition of RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival will see the Dutch-based international short film initiative Shortcutz Amsterdam hold its first screenings at The Bioscope in Johannesburg this December.

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The three-way deal brokered by RapidLion will see The Bioscope play host to this globetrotting showcase with screenings from 7 to 13 December 2018 in Maboneng before further screenings on 7 March 2019 during RapidLion’s run at The Market Theatre.

Shortcutz Amsterdam showcases Dutch films from rising filmmakers via its weekly sessions based at the Arts Society De Kring in Amsterdam.

A jury made up of respected names in the Dutch and European film industries judges all films screened at Shortcutz Amsterdam in order to select the best monthly films. These are shown around the world through Shortcutz’s network of 30 partners, which includes global film festivals such as RapidLion, and special events.

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Tbo Touch To Make Screen Debut In New Movie

Tbo Touch blessers movie

Entrepreneur Thabo Molefe, better known as Tbo Touch, is set to make his big screen debut when he stars in the movie “Blessers”.

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He will be doubling up in a supporting role and executive producer.

According to IOL, the local film will see the acting debut of the king of the airwaves, starring alongside some of Mzansi’s crème de la crème which includes Connie Chiume of Black Panther, Sonia Sedibe of Generations fame and the legendary actor and producer Kenneth Nkosi.

The comedy-drama movie takes viewers through the lives of the wealthy couple, Jacob Mofokeng played by Nkosi and his gorgeous wife Michelle, played by Sedibe, and their narcissist daughter Natasha, played by the young film student and starlet Six Nyamane.

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Leon Schuster’s Frank & Fearless confirmed for 95 cinemas around SA

Leon Schuster’s Frank & Fearless

FRANK & FEARLESS, written by Gray Hofmeyr, Leon Schuster and Geoff Newton, will open at 95 cinemas around the country on 23 November 2018.

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In true Schuster tradition, this hilarious movie takes you on the thrilling adventure of four loveable characters in the African bush; an epic adventure between an old man and a loveable young boy, with a captivating storyline and the cutest baby rhino that will make you want to laugh and cry.

“It is a kickass visual comedy about villains that get outsmarted in the African bush. Come and experience this unforgettable journey on the big screen and don’t forget your tissues!”, says funnyman, Leon Schuster, about his latest quirky comedy.

Insecure railway chef, Sonny Frank (Leon Schuster), and a ten year old rural boy, Fearless (Themba Ntuli), set out to kidnap the ambassador of a South-East Asian country (David Dennis) in an attempt to stop rhino slaughtering. They are joined on this mission by two four-legged friends; Reini, a baby rhino whose mother was killed by poachers and Fearless’ big and faithful black dog called Dog. When things go terribly wrong, they have no choice but to take on a platoon of merciless poachers, who are led by the terrifying ranger turned poacher, Dolf (Kenneth Nkosi), with whom Sonny has a past.

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The motion picture was created by a dynamic team of experts, with acclaimed filmmaker Gray Hofmeyr (Jock of the Bushveld, Sweet and Short, There’s a Zulu On My Stoep) as director and André Scholtz and Menzi Thabede as producers. Schuster is absolutely brilliant in the lead role of this captivating and emotional story, which is unlike anything else previously produced by this legendary entertainer whose films, like Mr Bones and Mad Buddies, are some of the highest-grossing local productions with impressive international sales.

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black adds fresh out the cinema movies for the festive season

black adds fresh out the cinema movies Skyscraper movie

Premium entertainment streaming platform, black, today announced that it will be adding new fresh out-of-the-cinema blockbuster movies to rent or buy.

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Movies including Teen Titans Go! To the movies, The Incredibles 2, Ant-man and the Wasp, Skyscraper, Mama Mia-Here We Go Again, The Meg, Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds, Mission Impossible-Fallout, The Predator and Crazy Rich Asians will be added throughout November and December.

black also currently offers the latest seasons of The Walking Dead and Criminal Minds with Fargo, Grey’s Anatomy, Code Black, to be added for binge watching this holiday. Subscribers can enjoy live entertainment and sports TV channels from FOX including Empire, the Resident and the upcoming UFC 230 with Derrick Lewis verses Daniel Cormier amongst other programming.

black is bringing the latest entertainment to families all over the country, it also caters to different appetites and can be accessed on the go or in the comforts of the home on up to five devices. This means remote wars are officially over and everyone can look forward to entertainment tailored to their specific needs.

“We sought out to give our subscribers the very best in entertainment and that means making available on our platform the latest in movies, series, sports, children’s shows etc. We have also gone the extra mile to provide live TV channels and our subscribers can bundle different packages to get a tailored viewing experience,” said Surie Ramasary, Chief Executive – black.

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SA Film Wins in Europe to Close Out Festival Run with Clean Sweep

SA film STROOP, Bonné de Bod

The award-winning South African documentary film STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war finished its international premiere run this past weekend with impressive wins in Europe.

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After leaving the US with a final win in Boston at the Mystic Film Festival for ‘Best International Documentary’, the film started its European premiere with a bang at the Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam last week.

Selected to open the festival, the film secured another first by selling out the opening night. The choice of the South African film to open Europe’s prestigious wildlife film festival was a risky one, as the honour is usually given to a European film or an Oscar™ nominee but “the buzz around the rhino documentary made it a natural choice,” said festival director Raymond Laagerwald.

“We have followed the film’s progress through the years of filming and then seeing the final product, we picked it to open even before the Americans gave it so many awards, and that just confirmed what we already knew… that the film would do well here”.

The Dutch national broadcaster’s prime time news programme, Een Vandaag ran a feature about the film coming to the Netherlands which ensured a second sold out screening that the festival had put on to accommodate the hype around the film. It was no surprise then that the film won the coveted Flamingo Award, with the jury stating at the prize-giving ceremony: “This is an impressive and shocking film. The Jury believes the filmmakers, guided by the great main character Bonné de Bod, have managed to show us the immense complexity of the problem of rhino poaching. This body of work is a very powerful and emotional call to action.”

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Cape Town International Film Festival Awards 2018

Cape Town International Film Festival Awards 2018

The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival wrapped up on Friday October 19th with a Gala Awards evening at the newly re-furbished Cape Town City Hall.

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With over 120 films in competition, across a range of categories, the various juries, made up of film experts from home and afar did not have an easy task in selecting the Award winners.

This year’s festival once again focused a spotlight on various genres including documentary, feature and short films, as well as including themed awards such as Best LGBTQ, Best Asian Film, and a notable award for Best New Director.

CTIFMF Festival Director Leon van der Merwe had this to say of this year’s film selection, “The Festival Director would like to congratulate the winners and thank the various juries for the selection of the Awards. For more than a week the juries had the opportunity to watch films from around the world.

The juries were especially impressed by the Asian features from countries such as Thailand, the Philippines and Taiwan that offered innovative aesthetic approaches to the subject matter. It was also a pleasure to experience the focus on contemporary Italian and Romanian cinema. The entries from across Africa also increased this year both in quantity and quality and it is clear that African film is on the cusp of a major resurgence.”

The overall winner of the year’s Cape Town International Film Market and Festival, recipient of three awards including the most coveted award of the night, The Grand Prix, as well as awards for Best Director Award and Best Actor was the Italian film, Dogman. The film competed at this past year’s Cannes Film Festival where Marcello Fonte also won for Best Actor.

The CTIFMF’s Opening Film, and South Africa’s official official submission for the Oscar’s, Sew the Winter to My Skin, directed by Jahmil X. T Qubeka, won the Award for Best South African Feature Film, whilst Rehad Desai’s Everything Must Fall won for Best South African Documentary, and the Best South African Short Film was won by Rea Moeti’s Mma Moeketsi.

Cape Town International Film Festival Awards

South African film Kanarie also took home the award for Best LGBTQ Film, while Kenyan Director of Supa Modo, Likarion Wainaina, won the award for Best New Director in the New Voices category and was described by the jury as “a true new voice of contemporary cinema. The director succeeds in bringing its audience into the shoes of a kid, showing us the world through her eyes, without ever trivialising nor overdramatizing a difficult topic such as a child’s illness. The director shows an uncommon capacity of leading his actors and keeping a difficult balance between drama, comedy and fairy tale.”

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SA rhino documentary wins top international awards

Susan Scott and Bonné de Bod STROOP

The South African feature documentary STROOP – journey into the rhino horn war has won the coveted Best Documentary award at the prestigious San Diego International Film Festival held this past weekend.

ALSO READ: SA Film Wins Award Ahead Of World Premiere At US Festival

Hollywood’s Mudbound producer Kyle Tekiela presented the award to filmmakers Bonné de Bod and Susan Scott saying, “documentaries tell stories that bring big issues to light and the jury felt this was one of the biggest of them all, that poignantly conveys the struggle the world’s rhinos are having to remain alive for the next decade.”

The weekend was a winning one for the filmmakers as they also scooped an additional two awards – from the LA-based Glendale International Film Festival where they picked the Best Female Filmmakers award (a huge accomplishment given that over 130-films across fiction and documentary were in competition, which meant that STROOP was given the nod across all genres). And – also in LA – from the city’s premiere film festival, LA Femme, which supports women producers from around the world, De Bod and Scott were awarded the Special Documentary of Focus Award.

The previous weekend, the film received another nod in the form of Best Documentary award at the San Pedro International Film Festival, also held in Los Angeles, and last month, STROOP was handed the 2018 Green Tenacity Award by the judges of the San Francisco Green Film Festival.

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Terry Pheto rocks the cover of Sandton Magazine

Terry Pheto cover of Sandton Magazine

The October/November Sandton Magazine is out now and actress Terry Pheto rocks the cover. Sandton Magazine is a digital lifestyle magazine based in Johannesburg, it covers fashion, beauty, home, food, and entertainment.

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Terry Pheto, who is best known for her leading role as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi, has appeared on several magazine covers including Marie Claire, Moziak Magazine and Get It this year.

The star recently took to social media to announce that she’s been featured on the Sandton Magazine cover. Pheto looks gorgeous as she shows off voluminous curls with a French phrase “bon voyage.” The phrase is used to express good wishes to someone about to set off on a journey.

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WATCH: Fan emotionally breaks down after meeting actress Pearl Thusi

actress Pearl Thusi

Actress, model, radio, and television personality Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi is without a doubt one of the most multi-talented celebrities in South Africa.

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The 30-year-old actress visited the Mangosuthu University of Technology earlier this week and one student emotionally broke down over meeting her.

Thusi took to Instagram explaining that the entertainment industry has taught her to be tough sometimes but the overwhelming love from the fan did not go unnoticed.

“I don’t take your love for granted. I never know how to react to such pure emotion because this industry has forced me to put my guard up and toughen up in so many ways. No one is as strong as they look.  But moments like these melt and chip away at that icy wall that’s built up over the years,” – she wrote.

She went on to explain that it’s moments of vulnerability that really show strength.

“With you and God, I’m stronger. Thank you for loving me with my many imperfections and with no promise that I’ll always make you proud. It doesn’t go unnoticed,” – Pearl Thusi added.

Pearl Thusi slays a warrior Nubian princess in the latest edition of the Scorpion King franchise. The movie premieres on 23 October 2018.

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