Friday, 27 January 2017

Action Weekends Get More Extreme In February 2017 On Studio Universal Africa

FRIDAY’S COMEDY NIGHT
“For the Players!”
HOW TO BE A PLAYER
10th February at 20:00
Drayton Jackson (Bill Bellamy) has the perfect girlfriend and the perfect relationship, but as soon as her back is turned, he turns into a ‘player’ – two-timing with as many different girls as he and his friends can attract. Drayton’s sister Jenny is repulsed by his lifestyle and decides to get back at her scoundrel of a brother by throwing him a party and inviting all the women from his little black book! How will Drayton deal with a room full of exes and, more importantly, what will his girlfriend Lisa have to say? Comedy starring Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid and Lark Voorhies.

NEXT FRIDAY
17th February at 20:00
Ice Cube stars as Craig Jones, a streetwise man with an uncanny knack for landing in trouble. After a fist fight with his neighbour who’s now out to get him, Craig decides to make himself scarce for a while and goes to visit his cousin Day-Day and Uncle Elroy in the suburbs. However, with Craig’s luck, he soon finds himself embroiled in a plot to steal drug money from a family of Mexican thugs when his uncle needs some money to keep his house. Can Craig help out his family without ending up in trouble himself? Urban comedy sequel also starring Mike Epps, Justin Pierce and Tamala Jones.

ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
24th February at 20:00
Next Friday co-stars Ice Cube and Mike Epps reunite for this comedy about Bucum Jackson, a Miami bounty hunter who tires of his dangerous job and dreams of one day opening his own private investigation firm. Jackson, however, finds himself diving into danger yet again when he’s called upon to bring in small-time grifter Reggie Wright, and the pair end up caught up in a diamond heist. With big money on the line, the duo decide to put aside their differences and join forces to recover the diamonds – as well as a $60 million-winning lotteryticket! Also starring Tommy Flanagan and Eva Mendes.

A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE
3rd March at 20:00
Martin Lawrence stars in and directs his own comic version of Fatal Attraction. Lawrence plays Darnell, a smooth-talking playboy and male chauvinist who is used to getting his way and won’t take no for an answer. Despite being engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Darnell can’t seem to stop hooking up with other women. However, the ladies man finally bites off more than he can chew when he gets involved with an obsessive femme fatale who refuses to be dumped and comes back for revenge! Dark comedy also starring Lynn Whitfield and Regina King.

ACTION WEEKEND
“Snakes on a Channel”
ANACONDA
4th February at 18:00
In search of an elusive jungle tribe, Jennifer Lopez’s, Terri Flores and her documentary film crew encounter mysterious stranded Paraguayan snake hunter Paul Sarone (Jon Voight) on the Amazon. Believing he knows the location of the tribe they are searching for, the crew agrees to take him on board, but soon discover he has other plans – to use their boat to hunt the giant and fearsome anaconda he’s been tracking! While the crew stalk the snake and tensions on the boat rise, the creature circles ever closer. Action thriller also starring Ice Cube, Owen Wilson and Eric Stoltz.

SNAKES ON A PLANE
4th February at 19:35
Sit back, fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight for a bumpy ride with Samuel L Jackson and a plane full of snakes! Jackson plays FBI agent Neville Flynn, who is escorting an important witness to a mob trial for notorious gangster Eddie Kim.However, Eddie catches up to them mid-flight, thanks to a time-release device full of deadly reptiles. Once it’s opened, the passengers and the crew  begin a deadly race against time to escape the slithering killers and keep the plane from crashing. Also starring Nathan Phillips, Julianna Margulies and Rachel Blanchard.

SILENT VENOM
4th February at 21:45
If you thought snakes on a plane were scary, snakes on a submarine are far more terrifying! After being forced to leave a remote island in the Pacific were they were researching mutant snakes for the US military, Dr Swanson (Krista Allen) and her assistant are picked up by Admiral Bradley Wallace (Tom Berenger) and Lieutenant commander James O’Neill (Luke Perry), and taken on board an old submarine. But what Wallace and O’Neill don’t realise is that the doctor and her assistant have been ordered to bring their slippery – and deadly – research subjects with them…

ACTION WEEKENDS
“Smackdown”
RECOIL
11th February at 18:00
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin takes the fight against crime personally as Dallas cop Ryan Varrett, whose family is viciously murdered by the Circle, a gang whose leader he put away. Driven by revenge, Varrett quits the force and sets out to eliminate the gang. Action thriller also starring Serinda Swan and Keith Jardine.

IN THE BLOOD
11th February at 21:35
Martial arts fighter Gina Carano stars as Ava, a drug lord’s daughter whose new husband suddenly goes missing. It’s up to her to figure out what happened and rescue her new husband from the men she believes to be responsible – and she isn’t afraid to put up a fight. Action thriller also starring Cam Gigandet.

THE CONDEMNED
12th February at 21:25
WWE star Steve Austin plays a convict awaiting execution who is ‘purchased’ by a wealthy TV producer – along with nine other prisoners from around the world – and sent to a deserted island,where he’s expected to fight to the death. Action thriller also starring Vinnie Jones and Robert Mammone.

SCORPION KING 2: RISE OF A WARRIOR
11th February at 19:40
To avenge his father's brutal murder,young warrior Mathayus must go up against King Sargon, a vile and powerful warlord who is capable of transforming himself into a giant scorpion. Fantasy drama starring Michael Copon, Karen David and Simon Quarterman.

SCORPION KING 3: BATTLE FOR REDEMPTION
12th February at 19:35
Now working as a hired assassin after a fall from power, desert warrior Mathayus spies an opportunity to regain his glory by taking a job defending the Near East Kingdom from a ruthless tyrant and his ghost warriors. Fantasy sequel starring Victor Webster and Dave Bautista.

MACGRUBER
12th February at 18:00
The world’s most powerful fighting machine until his girlfriend was killed,MacGruber returns to the field when his arch enemy steals a nuclear warhead and threatens to destroy Washington DC.The mullet-sporting special agent must now save the day with his explosive lunacy. Starring Will Forte, Val Kilmer, Kristen Wiig and Ryan Phillippe.

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