Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Studio Universal Africa Has Jam-Packed Movies Line-Up For All Of You This New Years (2017)

MONDAYS MASTERS OF ACTION
“Snipes Joins the Gang”

7 SECONDS
16th January at 20:00
After a massive casino heist goes disastrously wrong, former Delta Force commander turned thief Jack Tolliver’s partner is captured by a gang of brutal Russian mobsters. Tolliver soon discovers that he has accidentally made off with a priceless painting from the scene of the crime, and the gangsters are determined to do everything they can to get it back. With time running out, Snipes stars as the desperate Tolliver, who must join forces with a rival crook and hatch a daring plan to save both his friend and himself. Action thriller also starring Tamzin Outhwaite and Deobia Oparei.

BLADE
30th January at 20:00
Wesley Snipes steps in for a slice of action with his iconic portrayal of Blade, the half-human half-vampire superhero bent on protecting the human race from evil and avenging the death of his mother by wiping out the evil supernatural race. With a samurai sword made of silver, the immortal vigilante hunts the technologically advanced vampires who are in search of his special blood to summon an evil force dark enough to obliterate the human race. This cult classic based on the Marvel comics also features Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson and N'Bushe Wright.

DIRECT ACTION
2nd January at 20:00
Honest cop Frank Gannon finds himself framed by his fellow LAPD officers after he exposes the wide scale corruption in his department to the FBI. With 24hours left to prove his innocence and his former boss out to kill him, will Gannon make it through the toughest day of his career? Crime thriller starring Dolph Lundgren and Polly Shannon.

SILENT TRIGGER
9th January at 20:00
When a covert mission goes terribly wrong and an assassin for a top-secret government agency finds himself in the firing line, he slowly begins to suspect that his superiors are trying to kill him. Soon, he and his partner are in a deadly race to stay alive. Action-packed thriller starring Dolph Lundgren, Gina Bellman and Conrad Dunn.

BELLY OF THE BEAST
23rd January at 20:00
Evergreen action hero Steven Seagal gets another chance to showcase his combat skills as former CIA agent Jack Hopper, whose daughter is kidnapped bya terrorist group in Thailand. As he sets out to find her, Hopper stumbles onto at rail of political intrigue, corruption and danger, but he will stop at nothing to bring her home.

TUESDAY’S HOLLYWOOD HITS
Blockbuster Sci-Fi”

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
3rd January at 20:00
The third film in the blockbuster franchise continues to follow the battle between robots, as Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky is caught in the middle once again. When a Cybertronian space-craft is discovered on the moon, Sam and his girlfriend join the Autobots as they race against the evil Decepticons to get to the wreckage. With the future of mankind at stake, the stage is setfor Michael Bay’s signature CGI jaw-dropping clashes between the mechanical adversaries. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Patrick Dempsey are among the human cast, with robot voices coming from Peter Cullen, Leonard Nimoy and Hugo Weaving.

I AM LEGEND
10th January at 20:00
Will Smith and a dog co-star in this post-apocalyptic block-buster set in the aftermath of a plague that turned humans into zombies. Smith plays Robert Neville, a man immune to the virus and apparently the only survivor. By day, Robert wanders New York City in search of a cure - but by night, the infected roam the streets in search of blood. Conducting experiments on diseased subjects and sending out radio messages in the hope of reaching fellow survivors, Robert is mankind’s only hope… but he soon finds that being the last man on Earth isn’t nearly as fun as it sounds.

TOTAL RECALL
17th January at 20:00
Austrian powerhouse and erstwhile Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to Mars in this cult classic from director Paul Verhoeven. In 2084, con-struction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) starts having dreams that he’s a secret agent – or are they flashbacks? Sci-fi action also starring Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside.

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
31st January at 18:20
When obese scientist Professor Klump develops a miraculous weight-loss drug and tests it on himself, he turns into the slim and arrogant Buddy Love. However,when Buddy’s obnoxious behaviour begins to spiral out of control, Klump comes to realise that appearances can often be deceptive. Comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett Smith.

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS
31st January at 20:00
Eddie Murphy returns as Sherman Klump, who is finally getting married,and the Klump family – all played by Murphy – are by his side for this special occasion. However, when his obnoxious alter ego Buddy Love returns, Sherman’s wedding may not go quite as planned.

WEDNESDAY’S ACTOR SHOWCASE
“Studio Selection”

SIN CITY
4th January at 20:00
Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis head an all-star cast in four interlinked tales of violence and betrayal set in the grim, noirish landscape of Basin City, based on the cult comics by Frank Miller. From street thug Marv’s desperate search for the killer of his beloved Goldie that leads him to the foulest edges of the town to grizzled cop Hartigan’s attempts to stop a heartless child-killer, discover a sinister place where life is cheap and corruption omnipresent. Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino direct, while Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro and Elijah Wood also star.

REPO MEN
11th January at 20:00
Step into a futuristic world where medical technology allows people to extend their lives with artificial organs, and if they cant pay, the ruthless repo men – including Jude Law’s Remy– will come to collect. In an abrupt turn of events, Remy finds himself on the other side of the law when he becomes the recipient of an artificial heart he cannot afford. In the same dire straits as his former victims and with his life on the line, Remy goes on the run, but his former partner Jake (Forest Whitaker) is hot on his trail. Sci-fi thriller also starring Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber and Carice van Houten.

FROM DUSK TIL DAWN
18th January at 20:00
George Clooney and Quentin Tarantinostar as two crooks who take a pastor (Harvey Keitel) and his family hostage. Forcing him to drive them across the Mexican border, they hole up in a sleazy bar, but are completely unprepared for what happens once the sun goes down! This entertaining mix of black comedy and gory action also stars Salma Hayekand Danny Trejo.

HE GOT GAME
25th January at 20:00
Spike Lee’s drama set in the world of high school basketball stars Ray Allen as teenager Jesus Shuttleworth, the most sought-after player in America.However, Jesus’ dreams of a career in the NBA are in danger of being over-shadowed by his father Jake (Denzel Washington), who is in jail for killing Jesus’ mother. Also stars Milla Jovovich and Rosario Dawson.

LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN1
Feb An unfortunate case of mistaken identity gets Slevin (Josh Hartnett) involved in a gangland war between two crime lords. Under constant police surveillance, the bewildered Slevin finds himself caught in a complex plot involving enigmatic hitman Mr Goodkat (Bruce Willis). Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley also star in this fiendishly convoluted crime caper.

THURSDAY’S FAMILY NIGHTS
“Fairy Tales”

BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA
12th January at 20:00
Family adventure based on the classic children’s novel byKatherine Paterson. When a young boy befriends the new girlat school, the two of them invent a wonderful fantasy world in the nearby woods where they escape school bullies, trouble at home and the mundanity of everyday life. They rule their imaginary kingdom of trolls, monsters and ogres as king and queen, but even the magical realm of Terabithia isn’t immune to tragedy. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Anna Sophia Robb and Zooey Deschanel.

A CINDERELLA STORY
19th January at 20:00
Popstar and teen idol Hillary Duff stars in this modern-day retelling of the classic fairytale. Exploited and forced to work in her stepmother’s diner, Sam Montgomery’s life is suddenly changed when she begins an anonymous online romance. After deciding to meet her secret Prince Charming at the school dance, Sam panics when she discovers that he is the popular Austin (Chad Michael Murray). As her jealous stepsisters try to sabotage her relationship, will Sam finally get her happily ever after?

RED RIDING HOOD
26th January at 20:00
In this fantasy drama loosely based on the popular folktale, Amanda Seyfried stars as the beautiful Valerie, torn between the brooding, penniless Peter who has stolen her heart and Henry, the wealthy man her parents want her to marry. When Valerie’s sister is killed by a ferocious creature that stalks the nearby forest, the villagers call in famed werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), who warns them that the monster takes human form by day. As panic spreads across the town, Valerie discovers that she has a special connection to the werewolf – because he is someone she loves. Also starring Billy Burke, Max Irons and Virginia Madsen.

FRIDAY’S COMEDY NIGHTS
“Five Slices of Pie”

AMERICAN PIE
26th January at 20:00
It may not have the first film’s infamous incident with the eponymous pastry product, but American Pie 2 still packs the saucy laughs as it picks up the story of the horny teens from the original film after their first year at college. Jim, Kevin, Oz and Finch are back home, but being college students isn’tmaking it any easier for them to charm the local girls. Still determined to have the best summer ever, they rent a beachhouse and are soon involved in their usual crazy antics. But will any of them actually manage to get the sort of action they’re after? Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein and Seann William Scott reprise their roles.

AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BAND CAMP
13th January at 20:00
It’s time for a new slice of pie with Stifler’s younger brother Matt now in high school and eager to carry on his sibling’s legacy of mischief and lewd behaviour. After being sent to band camp when a prank goes awry, Matt decides to secretly film his own version of Stifler’s famous saucy video. However, when he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Matt forced to chose between their blossoming romance and his desire to keep the ‘Stifmeister’ flag flying high. Raunchy sex comedy with Tad Hilgenbrink, Eugene Levy and Arielle Kebbel.

AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: BETA HOUSE
20th January at 20:00
When Erik pledges the Beta House fraternity, he discovers it’s presided over the legendary Dwight Stifler. Soon everyone gets swept along in the pranks, partying and unpredictable sexual situations that make up the Greek Games. Comedy starring Steve Talley and John White.

AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE BOOK OF LOVE
27th January at 20:00
Three hapless virgins at East Great Falls High discover that they have accidentally damaged a hidden book of spicy tips and tricks accumulated over the years. With incomplete advice, the book leads them on an outrageous and hilarious journey to lose their virginity.

AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: THE NAKED MILE
3rd Feb
After his girlfriend gives him a free pass to do whatever he wants, Erik Stifler and his two best friends head out to join his cousin’s college fraternity for the famous Naked Mile and a seriously unforgettable weekend.

ACTION WEEKENDS
“Jean-Claude Van Dammuary”

WAKE OF DEATH + INFERNO + THE SHEPHERD
7th January from 18:00
Strap yourself in for an explosive month with the Muscles from Brussels, starting with Wake of Death, where van Damme plays an angry ex-cop who wages war against Chinese triad gangs to avenge the brutal murder of his wife. Revenge is a driving force again in Inferno, as a haunted veteran sets out to find a gang of thugs who viciously attacked him, stole his motorcycle and left him for dead. Finally, in The Shepherd, the iconic action star stars as a New Orleans cop who goes up against Mexican drug smugglers and their corrupt associates in a Texas town.

REPLICANT + UNIVERSAL SOLDIER + THE HARD CORPS
14th January from 18:00
Get a double dose of Jean-Claude van Damme in Replicant, where the action powerhouse plays serial killer Edward Garrotte, as well as Garotte’s clone who teams up with the cops to capture him. Later, in Universal Soldier, van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star as two soldiers from Vietnam, who are resurrected with enhanced abilities to become unstoppable killing machines. An Army veteran is hired to protect a boxing champion in The Hard Corps, but complications arise when the boxer’s sister begins to fall for him.

DERAILED + KICKBOXER+ THE ORDER
21st January from 18:00
SUDDEN DEATH + IN HELL + WAKE OF DEATH
28th January from 18:00
Another action-packed triple bill begins with Derailed, where Van Damme stars as an agent who must disarm terrorists holding a train full of people hostage. The action continues with Kickboxer, where a corner-man who watched his brother get paralysed in the ring by a malicious opponent sets out to learn the ancient art of Muay Thai kickboxing to avenge him.Later, the action superstar heads to Jerusalem in fast-paced thriller The Order, where he must find a mysterious artefact and save his missing archaeologist father.Muscle man Jean-Claude van Damme must land the fatal blowin Sudden Death, where he stars as a disgraced fire inspector who must use his martial arts expertise to thwart a terrorist plot. Later, he finds himself In Hell– specifically, a Russian prison where he’s forced to compete in brutal prisoner fights run by a sadistic warden. Finally, end the month the way you began it, with van Damme on the rampage in Wake of Death, where he’s out to avenge the death of his beloved wife and rescue his son from a notorious Chinese gang.

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