From thrilling football to gut-wrenching horror - Here's what you should watch on TV and in local cinemas this weekend

2019-11-08 13:51
 
Nathalie Emmanuel is Maya in 'Four Weddings and A


Cape Town - Whether you want to veg out on the couch, or head out to the cinemas for a treat - we have your entertainment sorted with our handy guide.

1) Where the Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle S7

Friday, 8 November

19:00 - BBC Earth (184)

Writer and broadcaster Ben Fogle travels to the most remote locations to meet with those who’ve left the city to live in seclusion. Most people are moving away from the hustle and constant bustle that comes with the urban lifestyle, and in his travel show, he shows us how those who’ve gone off the grid live – like Scott and Casey, who after six years travelling, decided to gamble their life savings on a kite-surfing school.

2) Four Weddings and a Funeral

Friday, 8 November

21:00 - M-Net (DStv 101)

Romcoms are making a comeback! Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton (The Mindy Project) turn to the iconic 90s romantic comedy classic for the inspiration behind this unexpectedly fun reboot. A heartbroken Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones) travels to London for her best friend's wedding and reunites with her eccentric group of college friends, all on the wrong side of 30 and still just trying to figure out what they want in life.

3) ABSA Premiership

Saturday, 9 November

15:00 - Supersport 4 (DStv 204)

The Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates takes centre stage where a victory for Amakhosi could extend their dominant lead at the top of the Absa Premiership.

4) Saudi Women’s Driving School

Showmax

In this one-hour documentary by HBO, Saudi women embrace a new way of life and the freedom that comes from being behind the wheel when they are allowed to drive legally for the first time. This eye-opening documentary chronicles the largest female-only driving school in the world, and how women are navigating driving for the first time since the ban on female driving was lifted in 2017.

5) Holiday in the Wild

Netflix

Get into the festive spirit with this holiday movie filmed in South Africa and Zambia. To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) has booked a ‘second honeymoon’ with her husband. Instead of thanking her, he brings their relationship to a sudden end; jilted Kate proceeds to Africa for a solo safari. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Now showing in cinemas

Doctor Sleep

Struggling with alcoholism, Dan Torrance remains traumatised by the sinister events that occurred at the Overlook Hotel when he was a child. His hope for a peaceful existence soon becomes shattered when he meets Abra, a teen who shares his extrasensory gift of the "shine." (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Black and Blue

A rookie female cop inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her bodycam. After realising that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

We Belong Together

A divorced professor shares a night of passion with a troubled student who quickly develops an unhealthy - perhaps deadly -infatuation. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.

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