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Sunday, 13 August 2017

September 2017 Is The Month Of Lindsay Lohan And Kings Of Comedy On Studio Universal Africa

A-Z OF ACTION
10 Weekends, 40 Movies, and Every Action Star on Studio!

SNAKES ON A PLANE
23rd September at 19:50
Samuel L. Jackson stars in this cult action thriller film as Neville Flynn, an FBI agent tasked with escorting the witness to a murder from Hawaii to Los Angeles, in order to testify against a mob boss. However, the crime lord has other ideas, arranging for a crate full of venomous snakes to be placed on-board to ensure that the witness, and everybody else, doesn’t make it to L.A. This scenario leaves us with just one question: Will Neville Flynn have enough of these snakes on this particular plane?

SILENT TRIGGER
10th September at 18:00
Former hitman and sniper sensation Waxman is sent on a mission by a secret ‘agency’ to assassinate a target from an abandoned skyscraper. What he doesn’t realise is that he will be teaming up with his old partner Clegg, with whom he botched his last assignment. Things start to seem a little fishy, and Waxman and Clegg realise they’ve been set-up by the very agency that had hired them. Before they know it, all hell breaks loose and it’s an all-out war where it’s kill or be killed! Action film starring Dolph Lundgren and Gina Bellman.

THE CONDEMNED
2nd September at 19:35
Jack Conrad is a convict in a corrupt Salvadoran prison on death row. However, his execution method is a little different than normal. Conrad is ‘purchased’ along with nine other prisoners around the world by a wealthy television producer, where they are ordered to fight to the death and informed that the last man standing will earn their freedom. Starring genuine ruffians “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones, this action-thriller is as explosive and brutal as you’d imagine.

IN THE LINE OF FIRE
10th September at 19:35
Clint Eastwood is Frank Horrigan, a Secret Service Agent who was guarding President Kennedy on the day of his assassination. Wracked with guilt over his failure, Horrigan is contacted by a mystery man by the name of ‘Booth’ who tells him that he plans to kill the President. Horrigan realises an opportunity of redemption and returns to the Presidential Protective Detail, determined to thwart the mysterious assassin. Action-thriller also featuring John Malkovich and Rene Russo.

LIFE OF LOHAN
A Snapshot of Lindsay Lohan’s Career in Movies

THE PARENT TRAP
7th September at 18:00
Because one dose of her just wasn’t enough, Lindsay Lohan stars in her film debut as both Annie James and Hallie Parker, identical twins separated at birth that are reunited at summer camp. Each raised by one of their biological parents in separate states, the girls hatch a plan to switch places at the end of camp with the intention of eventually bringing their parents back together. What could possibly go wrong? Family comedy featuring Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson as the separated parents.

CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN
14th September at 18:00
Mary Elizabeth ‘Lola’ Steppe is a self-absorbed teenage girl who desperately dreams of becoming a famous Broadway actress. But her world is turned upside-down when her parents cash in the upbeat life in New York City for a quiet town in New Jersey. Lola soon realises that not everything revolves around her, and finds herself competing for the attention of others. Teen comedy starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox.

LABOR PAINS
28th September at 18:00
When Thea Clayhill is in danger of being fired as secretary for a publisher, she decides to lie that she is pregnant in order to save her job. The lie soon begins to spiral out of control, and Thea is forced to continue faking her pregnancy after she is offered a promotion to a new parenting division by new editor and office hunk Nick Steinwald. Despite all the cause for celebration, one problem continues to weigh on Thea’s shoulders: she isn’t pregnant! Romantic

HERBIE: FULLY LOADED
21st September at 18:00
Everyone’s favourite Volkswagen Beetle is back and ready to hit the track for an all-new adventure! Young Maggie Peyton dreams of one day becoming a successful NASCAR driver, and doesn’t think much of it when Number 53 is bought from a junkyard as her graduation present. However, when she defeats NASCAR champion Trip Murphy in an impromptu race, suddenly her dream begins to look like more of a reality! Sports comedy starring Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton and Matt Dillon.

THANK FUNNY IT’S FRIDAY
Comedies featuring the Kings of Slapstick

BIG DADDY
29th September at 20:00
Sonny Koufac is one of life’s lazy slackers. Despite having a law degree, he refuses to take the bar exam, instead choosing to work one day a week at a tollbooth and live off of a legal settlement he received. When his girlfriend breaks up with him due to his immature behaviour, he finds the opportunity to prove himself in the form of a five-year-old child, Julian. Whether he uses that opportunity to grow up, or continue his childish habits, is another matter… Comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jon Stewart.

DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO
8th September at 20:00
Deuce Bigalow is your classic aquarium-cleaning chump; low on confidence and unsuccessful with women. However, things take a drastic turn when he’s hired to housesit for a gigolo, and accidentally sets his kitchen on fire, along with breaking his expensive fish tank. Fearing the gigolo will kill him, it’s clear what Deuce must do: become a gigolo himself… right? Shockingly, Deuce finds that he’s a hit with the women, but his happiness doesn’t last long when a shady Detective starts poking around. Comedy starring Rob Schneider.

GROWN UPS
1st September at 20:00
After their old junior high basketball coach passes away, five friends and former teammates – all living extremely diverse lifestyles – decide to hold a reunion for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Realising they have lost their way, the group return to their roots and the simple pleasures that made them so happy when they were kids, forcing their families to join them for the ride. Comedy starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

PAUL BLART: MALL COP
15th September at 20:00
Kevin James is Paul Blart, a mild-mannered shopping mall security guard (who would’ve guessed it?). Things are relatively easy for Blart, until things take a drastic turn the night before Black Friday. A gang of organised thugs take over the mall, staging a bank heist and taking a number of customers hostage. Realising that his love interest Amy is still inside, Blart springs into action, prepared to take down the gang solo!

THE HOT CHICK
22nd September at 20:00
Jessica Spencer (Rachel McAdams) is an attractive and popular high school girl who frequently picks on other students. However, when she decides to wear an enchanted earring that she stole, Jessica finds herself in the body of criminal Clive Maxtone (Rob Schneider)! With a cheerleading competition and the school prom on the horizon, Jessica must desperately find a way to reverse the effect. Comedy directed by Tom Brady.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Return Of The S Men In July 2017 On Studio Universal Including The Six O'Clock Club And Eddie Murphy Movies To Keep You At The Edge Of Your Seat

SIX O’CLOCK CLUB
“Big And Small (And Blue?)”

THE SMURFS
5th July at 18:00
Feel the full force of nostalgia in this CGI/live-action hybrid of everyone’s favourite little blue guys! When Clumsy Smurf unintentionally wreaks havoc in Smurf Village, the gang are forced to flee their homeland and end up in the big, bad world of present-day New York City! As they navigate their way around the Big Apple looking for a way home, the Smurfs come to realise that a certain danger has followed them to the big city. Animated comedy starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, and featuring the voice of Katy Perry.

ICE AGE 2: THE MELTDOWN
17th July at 18:00
While Scrat continues in vain to protect his beloved acorn, Manny, Sid and Diego are back for another hilarious arctic adventure. The prehistoric pals discover that the ice age is coming to an end and that a flood is coming, so embark on a journey to higher ground in order to avoid the impending disaster. On their travels however, Manny discovers that he is not the last of the woolly mammoths, and finds love in the process! Animated comedy-adventure featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah and Jay Leno.

JUMANJI
21st July at 18:05
The late Robin Williams stars in this fantasy adventure based on cinema’s most infamous board game. The story centres on Alan Parrish (Williams), who gets trapped inside the dreaded Jumanji game for 26 years, until siblings Judy and Peter find the game, begin playing it, and unwittingly release Alan, along with a host of various dangers that can only be stopped by completing it. With Judy and Peter’s help, Alan sets out to find his childhood sweetheart, Sarah, and defeat the game once and for all. Also starring Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

EPIC
14th July at 18:05
Chris Wedge, director of family classics Ice Age and Robots, brings this animated action-adventure that features a star-studded list of voice actors including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Chris O’Dowd, and even Pitbull and Beyoncé! The film follows teenager Mary Katherine, or MK, as she finds herself transported to a forest where a vicious battle between goodand evil is taking place. MK finds herself teaming up with the plucky humanoids known as Leafmen in order to defend their world, and ours, from the sinister Boggans!

THE MANY, MANY FACES OF EDDIE MURPHY

COMING TO AMERICA
21st July at 20:00
Eddie Murphy stars as Akeem Joffer, an African prince and heir to the throne of the fictional Zamunda, who lives an extremely pampered lifestyle – to the point where even his bride-to-be is selected for him! This becomes too much to handle for him,and the prince travels to New York – undercover, of course – in order to find a wife he can respect and will love him for who he is, not just for his wealth. This feel good rom-com is an often over-looked gem in Murphy’s catalogue, and features everyone’s favourite cinematic game: How many characters does Eddie Murphy play?

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR 2: THE KLUMPS
14th July at 20:00
Eddie Murphy returns as kind-hearted and obese Professor 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 alter ego Buddy Love appears,Sherman finds that his wedding may not go quite as planned. Taking matters into his own hands, Klump sets out to extractBuddy’s DNA from his system in an effort to finally be rid of his nemesis – but Buddy isn’t going down without a fight!

SHREK
28th July at 20:00
Eddie Murphy is joined by the equally talented Mike Myers in this animated fantasy-comedy that took the world by storm. An entertaining parody of children’s fantasy films, the film focuses on the big green ogre Shrek, who finds his peaceful swamp overrun with fairy tale creatures banished by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek strikes a deal with Farquaad, where he agrees to bring him a queen in exchange for the deed to his swamp, setting out on the journey with his new found sidekick, a talking Donkey. What could possibly go wrong?

ACTION WEEKEND
“Return of the S Men”

MARKED FOR DEATH
16th July at 18:00
Action icon Steven Seagal stars in this 90s action flick as John Hatcher, a recently retired DEA trouble-shooter heading backto his native Chicago in search of a quiet life. However, things do not go as planned when Hatcher finds his homeland taken over by a gang of particularly vicious Jamaican drug dealers. After the gang’s leader, Screwface, puts a hit out on him and his family, Hatcher reluctantly returns to his drug-busting past and sets out to take down the entire posse.

COMMANDO
27th July at 20:00
Arnold Schwarzenegger takes centre-stage in this classic1985 action film directed by Mark L. Lester, where retired elite Black Ops Commando John Matrix goes to war with a group of South American criminals who kidnapped his daughter. Arnie shines as a desperate - and violent - man, willing to do anything to get his daughter back. If there’s one thing you’ll learn, it’s that John Matrix eats Green Berets for breakfast,and right now, he’s very hungry!

FORCE OF EXECUTION
15th July at 18:00
A crime lord faces a dilemma between his legacy and his desire to get out of the world that built his empire when a new player arrives on the scene. As the newbie looks to use the town’s anti-hero network to fast-track his way to the top, the only person the mob chief can trust is his assassin protégé, who has troubles of his own. Steven Seagal and Danny Trejo top the cast of a classic story where a town just isn’t big enough for two kingpins – and only one will survive.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN
29th July at 18:00
When young Conan watches his parents meet their gruesome demise at the hands of the evil Thulsa Doom, he sets out on a quest for vengeance. What follows next is what can only be described as an old-school Game of Thrones episode, with plenty of violence and the occasional sex scene to match. Fantasy adventure starring Arnold Schwarzenegger at his most jacked, and professional villain James Earl Jones at his most sinister.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Studio Universal Offerings In May 2017 Is Superstar Horror Week, Tuesday's Hollywood Hits, Master Of Action, And Friday's Comedy Night

SUPERSTAR HORROR WEEK

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
1st May at 21:55
From Buffy mastermind Joss Whedon and Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard comes a horror film with a difference. Like so many idiotic teenagers before them, five friends head out to a remote cabin in the woods for a weekend when they discover a basement filled with mysterious relics - and all hell breaks loose. With a stellar cast including Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, this is an all-in-one critique, celebration and deconstruction of horror movies. Surprising, delightful and terrifying at every turn, it’s a total scream.

MAGGIE
7th May at 22:00
When a deadly virus strikes, turning people into cannibalistic zombies, Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds his daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin) infected and quarantined. Bringing her home for her remaining days, Wade stays by Maggie’s side, watching her slowly transform from his beloved chid to a savage creature, while painfully aware that her time is running out. A dramatic departure from Arnie’s usual roles, this post- apocalyptic thriller is a moving portrayal of a father trying to save his daughter from one thing he can’t destroy – herself.

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET 4th May at 22:00
Jennifer Lawrence shines in this psychological horror as Elissa, who moves to a small town with her newly-divorced mother, Sarah (Elisabeth Shue), in search of a new beginning. However, they soon discover that their new home lies in the shadow of a chilling secret, as a nearby house was the site of a gruesome double murder where a crazed girl bludgeoned her parents to death before disappearing. As Elissa befriends the sole survivor of the crime and brother of the missing girl, Ryan (Max Thieriot), she finds herself drawn into a dangerous world where nothing is quite what it seems.

A HAUNTED HOUSE
2nd May at 22:00
In this spoof of 'found footage' horror films, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) move into their dream house only to discover that they’re not alone. While watching a sex tape they filmed in their new home, the couple are shocked to discover strange paranormal phenomena caught on camera. However, it’s not just the house that’s haunted! When Kisha appears to be possessed by a demon, Malcolm pulls all stops and hires everyone from a priest and a psychic to a team of modern-day ghost-busters to evict the pesky intruder – and get his sex life back on track.

TUESDAY’S HOLLYWOOD HITS

THE DA VINCI CODE
23rd May at 20:00
Tom Hanks stars in this big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s international bestseller. When a curator at the Louvre is found murdered, it’s up to Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) to follow the clues hidden in Da Vinci paintings to a secret society that’s been covering up a religious mystery since the days of Christ – and which could shake the very foundations of Christianity.

ANGELS & DEMONS
30th May at 20:00
Everyone’s favourite symbologist returns in this highly antici- pated sequel to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon, who is called to the Vatican to decode a mysterious symbol found on the skin of a murdered priest, leading to a race against time to track down another secret organisation and stop a terrorist plot.

MASTERS OF ACTION
“Dolph Lundgren”

DIRECT ACTION
1st May at 20:05
Honest cop Frank Gannon finds himself framed by his fellow LAPD officers after he exposes corruption in his department. With 24 hours 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.

SHARK LAKE
8th May at 20:00
After a mysterious epidemic of shark attacks at the quiet town of Lake Tahoe, a persistent cop and her biologist beau are forced to team up with an unlikely hero to stop these dangerous predators before the body count rises even higher! Thriller starring Dolph Lundgren, Sara Lane and Lily Brooks O’Briant.

BRIDGE OF DRAGONS
15th May at 20:00
When Warchild (Dolph Lundgren) is sent by the greedy General Ruechang to capture a runaway princess so he can marry her and ascend to power, the mercenary finds his loyalties tested when he finds himself falling in love with her. Action romance also starring Valerie Chow and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

FRIDAY’S COMEDY NIGHT
“Oddballs”

SOMEONE MARRY BARRY
12th May at 20:00
Ever wonder why you’re friends with someone you just can’t stand? That’s a problem childhood friends Desmond, Rafe and Kurt are looking desperately to solve! Deciding that the only way to ‘fix’ their socially inappropriate friend Barry is to find him a wife, they set out to look for someone to temper his insufferable personality. However, their perfect plan starts to go off the rails when the girl they pick for Barry turns out to be just as obnoxious as he is. Hilarious romantic comedy starring Tyler Labine, Damon Wayans Jr and Lucy Punch.

MISS MEADOWS
26th May at 20:00
Katie Holmes stars as the lovely Miss Meadows, a prim, well-mannered primary school teacher with a penchant for tap dancing and long walks. Beneath her old-fashioned and candy-sweet exterior, however, lies a ruthless, gun-toting crimefighter who rids the streets of corruption at night! Things get complicated when Miss Meadows falls for the local sheriff (James Badge Dale), who is on the lookout for the suburban vigilante, and finds herself stalked by an ex-convict (Callan Mulvey) who threatens to put her students in danger.

STRETCH
19th May at 20:00
Down-on-his-luck luck limo driver Kevin aka ‘Stretch’ (Patrick Wilson) is struggling to pay off his gambling debts, when life suddenly hands him a way out – a client who agrees to pay him an exorbitant fee in exchange for taking him wherever he wants that night, from exclusive nightclubs to seedy hotspots. Stretch’s generous new passenger, however, is Roger Karos (Chris Pine), an eccentric and hedonistic playboy in posses- sion of a sought-after ledger that implicates a handful of very dangerous criminals who will go to any lengths to get it back!

THE VOICES
5th May at 22:00
An upbeat employee at a bathtub factory, Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is seemingly normal – apart from the fact that he has conver- sations with his talking pets. When Jerry musters the courage to ask his crush Fiona (Gemma Arterton) out on a date, things go terribly – and fatally – wrong, leaving Jerry to turn to his evil cat Mr Whiskers and good-natured dog Bosco for help. As he struggles to make the best of a bad situation, things spiral murderously out of control. Reynolds is brilliant in this improb- ably layered film that veers from gory horror to humour.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Tuesday's Hollywood Hits Presents The Bourne Brothers On Studio Universal Africa In April 2017 Along With The Six O' Clock Club And Action Weekends

TUESDAY’S HOLLYWOOD HITS
“Bourne Brothers”

THE BOURNE IDENTITY
4th April at 20:00
Matt Damon stars in the first instalment in the seminal action series based on Robert Ludlum’s novels. Damon’s Bourne is found floating in the Mediterranean sea with no memory of who he is or how he sustained a pair of bullet wounds in his back. With nothing to go on but the number of a Swiss safe deposit box, he must look for answers, evade assassins and regain his memory. Tense, smart and visceral, this is definitely one to remember. Chris Cooper and Franka Potente also star.

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY
11th April at 20:00
Matt Damon returns as Bourne in this gripping and action-packed sequel. Two years after learning that he’s a CIA assassin, Jason Bourne is framed and forced to go on the run, with no choice but to return to his former life as a trained killer. Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban and Michelle Monaghan round out the talented cast, while director Paul Greengrass’ frenetic hand-held camerawork delivers more thrills than you can shake a camera at.

THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
18th April at 20:00
In the third chapter of the popular action franchise, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is brought out of hiding once again, this time targeted by the very organisation he once served. Desperate to solve the mystery of his past, our amnesiac hero races through Moscow, Paris, London, Madrid and New York – lucky he remembered his passport! Also featuring David Strathairn, Daniel Brühl and Paddy Considine, Bourne must uncover the truth while trying desperately to stay alive.

THE BOURNE LEGACY
25th April at 20:00
Jeremy Renner keeps Matt Damon’s seat warm in this Jason Bourne spin-off. Following the events of the original trilogy, the CIA shut down their black ops programmes and attempt to execute all active agents, forcing Renner to do a runner. Also starring Rachel Weisz, Oscar Issac and Edward Norton, The Bourne Legacy has everything you could want from a Bourne film - motorcycle chases, government conspiracies, and Jeremy Renner punching a wolf in the face.

SIX O’CLOCK CLUB
“Teamwork”

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
3rd April at 18:00
Based on Cressida Cowell’s best selling books, this uplifting tale follows Hiccup, a young Viking from a clan of fierce dragon-slayers, who changes the lives of everyone around him when he decides to befriend an injured dragon. Animated adventure featuring the voices of Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel.

OSMOSIS JONES
7th April at 17:55
Entertaining buddy cop comedy set inside the body of a man (Bill Murray), featuring a policeman white blood cell racing to find and destroy Thrax, a deadly virus, with the help of a ‘rookie’ over-the-counter cold pill. Animated adventure featuring Laurence Fishburne, Chris Rock and David Hyde Pierce.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
4th April at 18:00
In 19th century England, Phileas Fogg, an eccentric inventor, teams up with a Chinese thief and a French artist to set off on a life-changing trip after being challenged to circle the globe in just 80 days. Comic adventure, starring Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cécile De France and Jim Broadbent.

KUNG FU PANDA 2
10th April at 18:00
When a dangerous villain sets out to conquer China with a deadly weapon, the Dragon Warrior and his friends must race against time to stop him. However, Po must first come to terms with his own past and find true inner peace. Animated adventure featuring Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan.

PUSS IN BOOTS
5th April at 18:00
From the makers of Shrek comes the story of how notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots became the swashbuckling hero he is today. Join the suave feline, and his friends Humpty Dumpty and cat burglar Kitty Softpaws as they set off on a risky mission to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Animation, featuring Antonio Banderas, Zach Galifianakis and Salma Hayek.

SPY KIDS 3: GAME OVER
11th April at 18:00
The Cortez siblings face their biggest challenge yet when Carmen (Alexa Vega) is trapped in a virtual reality game by the Toymaker. It’s up to Juni (Daryl Sabara) to battle through a series of levels, from fighting a robot battle to surfing through boiling lava, and rescue his sister. Action adventure with Sylvester Stallone.

ACTION WEEKEND

BOUNTY KILLER
29th April at 20:00
In a post-apocalyptic world, twenty years after corporations take over the world’s governments, a group of assassins hunt down the white collar criminals responsible for bringing about the end of society. As they compete for highest body count, fame and a fat stack of cash, these new heroes rise from the ashes of a broken civilisation and fight for retribution – one bounty at a time. Action thriller, starring Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken and Christian Pitre.

KILL BILL VOL. 1
29th April at 21:40
Once a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, the pregnant Bride (Ums Thurman) lies beaten and bloodied in her wedding dress, surrounded by murdered guests, and is shot by the gang's leader, Bill (David Carradine). Years later, she wakes in a hospital bed with a metal plate in her skull and no baby. Furious, she begins a mission of revenge to kill all who have wronged her. Quentin Tarantino’s epic thriller also stars Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah and Vivica A Fox.

KILL BILL VOL. 2
30th April at 22:00
With the leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad in her sights, Uma Thurman’s Bride has cut through everyone who stood in her way, returning to finish the job. However, she soon finds herself buried alive in the desert by the very men she’s trying to destroy. Quentin Tarantino’s sequel takes us back to the Bride's past, and we see her learn the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, which is her ultimate weapon to defeat Bill and ensure her daughter's safety.

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.

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.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Magic Mike Joins Studio Universal Africa's Wednesday Hollywood Hits In December 2016

WEDNESDAY’S HOLLYWOOD HITS
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
MAGIC MIKE
7th December at 20:00
A handyman by day and a stripper by night, ‘Magic’ Mike (Channing Tatum) takes promising young dancer Adam under his wing and teaches him the tricks of the trade. But when the new-found success goes to Adam’s head, his actions jeopardise Mike’s relationship with his sister. Also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Olivia Munn.

THE BLING RING
14th December at 20:00
Harry Potter’s Emma Watson stars inthis Sofia Coppola directed drama based on actual events. Hoping for a taste of the Hollywood lifestyle, a group of teens rob the houses of LA's rich and famous. The gang secure the fame they crave, but not without consequences. Paris Hilton, who was one of the real-life celebs targeted, pops up in a cameo.

WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?
21st December at 20:00
In the Bahamas for their annual reunion, four couples are eager to relax andcatch up. However, when Sheila’s (Jill Scott) ex shows up to win her back, the ensuing drama forces the others to analyse their own relationships. Comedy starring Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry.

CHRISTMAS WEEKEND
THE SAPPHIRES
24th December at 18:00
In the 1960s, four young and talented Aboriginal sisters are billed as Australia’s answer to The Supremes. Discovered by kind-hearted scout Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd) at a local talent contest, these unlikely entertainers get their first real gig when they travel to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Thrust into a strange and dangerous new world, the girls learn about love, friendship, rivalry and war. Musical drama based on real events, starring Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy.

FOOTLOOSE
25th December at 18:00
Cut loose this Christmas as Kenny Wormald stars in this remake of the beloved hit as Ren MacMacormack, whose life changes when he moves to the Southern town of Bomont. As he adjusts to a new town and a new school, Ren is shocked to discover that after a fatal incident a few years ago, rock music and dancing were banned by Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid). When Ren decides to challenge the ruling, he finds himself revitalising the town and falling in love with the clergyman’s rebellious daughter (Julianne Hough).

THURSDAY’S FAMILY NIGHT
“Countdown to Christmas” - double bills all the way up to Christmas
CHRISTMAS SWITCH + THE NATIVITY STORY
8th December from 18:00
Would you choose redemption or riches? When gambler Eddie Bennett (Brian Krause) is offered this choice in The Christmas Switch for swapping his body with Sam, an ailing department store Santa who wants to play St Nick for another year, he chooses the cash. However, as Eddie goes through the holiday in Sam’s shoes, he begins to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Later, it’s back to the reason behind the season with Biblical epic The Nativity Story. After Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) receives a special visit from an angel, she and Joseph (Oscar Isaac) set out on an arduous journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

THE PERFECT HOLIDAY + ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
15th December from 18:00
Single mother-of-three Nancy (Gabriel Union) feels especially lonely over Christmas and wishes more than anything that she could meet a nice man in The Perfect Holiday. In an attempt to help her mother, Nancy’s daughter shares her wish with a department store Santa (Morris Chestnut), who sets out to make her dreams come true. The family fun continues in rambunctious comedy All I Want for Christmas, where young siblings Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie (Thora Birch) embark on a hilarious festive adventure to get rid of their mother’s smarmy new fiancé and reunite their divorcedparents, just in time for Christmas.

A BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS + FRED CLAUS
1st December from 18:00
Recovering from a broken engagement, Jessie (Arielle Kebbel) thinks she’s finally found her soulmate when she meets the charming Aiden (Andrew Walker). However, what Jessie doesn’t realise is that Aiden has made a bet that he can get A Bride For Christmas - which is only four weeks away! Next up is Fred Claus, where Vince Vaughn plays Santa’s fast-talking, troublemaker brother who gets bailed out of a botched scam on one condition: that he comes back to the North Poleto help with the preparations for Christmas. With no other choice, Fred begrudgingly returns home, but will his presence push the good-natured Santa (Paul Giamatti) over the edge just before the happiest time of the year?

FRIDAY’S COMEDY NIGHT
“Love Hurts”
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
9th December at 20:00
When childhood acquaintances and commitment-phobes Emma and Adam (Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) end up having sex, they’re afraid it will ruin their friendship. Determined to keep things from turning into the usual string of complications, jealousies and awkward Friday night dates, the two of them make a pact to keep things strictly physical between them. With romance off the table and no promises or expectations to deal with, will Emma and Adam be able pull off the ultimate casual relationship without love getting in the way? Also stars Cary Elwes and Kevin Kline.

GET HIM TO THE GREEK
16th December at 20:00
Jonah Hill plays ambitious record company executive Aaron Green, who is charged with getting Russell Brand’s Britishrock legend Aldous Snow from London to LA’s Greek Theatre for the start of his comeback tour. However, what appears tobe a simple assignment spirals out of control when Aldous discovers that his ex-girlfriend is in California and sets off ona misguided attempt to win her back. With time ticking out and his career on the line, Aaron must pull out all the stops as he lies, coaxes, enables and bullies Aldous into making it to the concert. Also stars Elisabeth Moss and Rose Byrne.

FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
23rd December at 20:00
After his TV star girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Scott) breaks up with him out of the blue, a devastated Peter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation in an effort to get over her and move on with his life. However, much to Peter’s horror, he discovers that Sarah is staying at the very same resort – with her new rock star boyfriend (Russell Brand)! As he spends the rest of his holiday miserably watching them while a sympathetic hotel receptionist (Mila Kunis) tries to take his mind off things, will Peter finally realise that being dumped was the best thing that happened to him?

‘FRIENDS’ WEEK
“The bad news is, we don’t have David Schwimmer. The good news is, there are only five weekdays…”

THE BOUNTY HUNTER + DERAILED
30th December from 18:00
Bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is overjoyed when he’sasked to track down his ex-wife Nicole (Jennifer Aniston), a reporter skipping bail to follow a story. With Nicole constantly giving him the slip, Milo finds himself reluctantly dragged into her investigation and soon, they’re both on the run from some-one far worse! Next, it’s terse thriller Derailed, where married businessman Charles (Clive Owen) embarks on an affair with Jennifer Aniston’s Lucinda, a woman he meets on the train to work. When one of their trysts is brutally interrupted by an armed thug who proceeds to blackmail them, Charles must take matters into his own hands to save their families.

ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE +SCREAM 4
29th December from 18:00
When a football team has their beloved dolphin mascot abducted, they call in zany sleuth Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey). Joined by PR executive Melissa, played by Courteney Cox, Ace stumbles through a series of misadventures on his way to nab the culprits. Things take a darker turn in Scream 4, where Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott returns to town to discover there’s a copycat killer at work. Before long, Sidney and Gale (Courteney Cox) find themselves caught up in the deadly game.

MARCI X
26th December at 18:00
After the public out cry over rapper Dr S’s controversial new single, the ownerof his record label has a heart attack, leaving his stylish, sunny and pampere ddaughter Marci (Lisa Kudrow) to step in. With no previous business experience, Marci decides to rein in their resident bad boy, with hilarious consequences. Comedy starring Damon Wayans and Richard Benjamin.

THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
27th December at 18:00
Matthew Perry plays mild-mannered and unhappily married dentist Oz Oseransky, who discovers that his new neighbour is a former hitman (Bruce Willis), now under witness protection. Oz’s plan toturn him over to the mob is complicated by his secretary’s fascination with the mafia and his wife hiring her own hit manto take out Oz. Comedy starring Rosanna Arquette and Amanda Peet.

LOST IN SPACE
28th December at 18:00
The 1960s sci-fi TV series transfers to the big screen with the Robinson family on a voyage to explore space. When their ship is thrown off course, the Robinsons – joined by fighter pilot Don West (Matt LeBlanc) – must not only find their way home, but also survive attacks from an organisation bent on stopping them. Also stars Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Heather Graham.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Thursday's Family Night Counts Down To Christmas And Airs Double Bills All The Way Up To Christmas Plus More Action Weekends And Hollywood's Royalty Right Here On Studio Universal Africa In November 2016

THURSDAY’S FAMILY NIGHT
“Countdown to Christmas” - double bills all the way up to Christmas
Elf
10th November at 18:00
With Christmas right around the corner, set off on a festive adventure with Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell), who, after being raised in the North Pole for the last 30 years, discovers that he’s not just an abnormally tall elf, but a human! Armed with this life-changing information, Buddy sets off to New York City to look for his father (James Caan), a cynical businessman who was on Santa’s naughty list, and meets the beautiful Jovie (Zooey Deschanel). As Buddy navigates the delights of the city as only an elf can, will the Big Apple be able to cope with his unrelenting and infectious Christmas cheer?

The Santa Clause
17th November at 19:40
Single dad Calvin Scott (Tim Allen) has his share of parental duties to deal with every day, but when he accidentally kills Santa Claus one Christmas, Calvin is shocked to discover that he’s now responsible for delivering toys to children all around the world! Even though he’s determined to dismiss it, Calvin begins to grow a white beard and gains an inordinate amount of weight over the next few months. With Christmas Eve coming up and a large sack of presents to deliver, Scott slowly begins to realise that his new job is to put that red suit on and make sure everyone has the best holiday ever!

Jack Frost
10th November at 19:45
A full-time musician and part-time father, aging rock star Jack Frost (Michael Keaton) never seems to have much time for his family – until he’s killed in a tragic car accident on Christmas day. A year later, when his young son Charlie (Joseph Cross) plays a tune on his father’s harmonica, Jack is magically brought back to life as a snowman and given a second chance to be a better dad. With a school bully to defeat, snowball fights to win and a hockey game to finally attend, Jack and Charlie embark on an enchanted Christmas adventure to reconnect and make up for lost time.

Fred Claus
1st December
While Nick ‘Santa’ Claus is jolly, merry and full of Christmas spirit, Fred Claus is anything but. After growing up with an unbearably saintly brother, the fast-talking troublemaker Fred (Vince Vaughn) left home as soon as he could. However, when one of his shady dealings finally goes wrong, Nick (Paul Giamatti) bails him out on one condition: that he comes back to the North Pole to help with the preparations for Christmas. With no other choice, Fred begrudgingly returns home, but will his presence finally push the good-natured Nick over the edge just before the happiest time of the year?

WEDNESDAY’S HOLLYWOOD HITS
“Hollywood Royalty”
Apollo 13
9th November at 20:00
Delve into a real-life space adventure on board Apollo 13, with Ron Howard’s dramatic reinterpretation of America’s ill-fated lunar landing mission in 1970. Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon star as the ship’s astronauts Lovell, Halse and Swigart, whose routine flight suddenly turns deadly when an explosion on board puts their lives in jeopardy. With the moon mission cancelled and a safe return home their main priority, tempers, tensions and technical problems threaten the astronauts’ survival as they struggle to maintain contact with mission control chief Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) and engineer Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise) over 200,000 miles away.

Two For The Money
23rd November at 20:00
After a devastating and career-ending injury, former college quarterback Brandon Lang (Matthew McConaughey) discovers that he has another lucrative skill – picking winning football bets. He soon catches the eye of Walter Abrams (Al Pacino), head of a large gambling operation, and rapidly becomes a star in the adrenaline-charged field of high-stakes sports betting. However, in a world where fortunes can be made – or lost – in a split second, when Brandon’s golden touch begins to falter, he finds himself in a deadly and intense match of wits with his former mentor. Also stars Rene Russo and Jeremy Piven.

Conspiracy Theory
16th November at 20:00
There’s nothing more disturbing than when your deepest fears and wildest suspicions turn out to be true, as eccentric New York City cabbie Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) discovers. An expert on numerous paranoid conspiracy theories and frequently labelled as crazy, Jerry suddenly finds himself captured and interrogated by a CIA psychiatrist (Patrick Stewart), leading him to believe that one of his theories is actually real. The only problem is, he has absolutely no idea which one. Joined by government lawyer Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts), Jerry must sift through everything he knows and believes before it’s too late.

The Nutty Professor
30th November at 20:00
Can you ever have enough Eddie Murphy? Well, you’re about to find out! Meet the kind-hearted and obese Professor Klump (Murphy), part of the larger-than-life Klump family – all played by him – whose feelings for his beautiful lab assistant Carla (Jada Pinkett Smith) are hampered by his embarrassment over his weight. Deciding to take matters into his own hands, Klump concocts a miraculous weight loss solution that turns him into the slim and confident Buddy Love. However, when Buddy’s arrogance and disruptive behaviour begins to spiral out of control, Klump comes to realise that appearences can often be deceptive.

ACTION WEEKENDS
Chill Factor + Direct Action
19th November from 18:00
Get ready for a hefty scoop of action in Chill Factor, where ice-cream deliveryman Arlo (Cuba Gooding Jr) and waiter Tim (Skeet Ulrich) find themselves entrusted with a deadly virus that will detonate if it doesn’t stay below fifty degrees. With the icy weapon leaving a hot trail behind them, they race against time – and temperature – to keep it out of the wrong hands. The adrenaline rush continues in Direct Action, as honest cop Frank Gannon (Dolph Lundgren) is framed by his fellow officers after exposing the corruption in his department. With 24 hours left to prove his innocence and his former boss out to kill him, will Gannon make it through the toughest day in his career?

Dead Man Down + Rocknrolla
26th October from 18:00
Revenge is the driving force in neo noir crime thriller Dead Man Down, where mobster Victor (Colin Farrell) infiltrates a criminal empire run by ruthless kingpin Alphonse Hoyt (Terrence Howard) in order to make him pay for murdering his family. However, when a mysterious young woman (Noomi Rapace) discovers his secret, she convinces Victor to let her join him. Next, it’s a step into the seedy London underworld in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla, where a real-estate scam puts millions up for grabs and every criminal wants a piece of the action, from hustler One Two (Gerard Butler) to unpredictable punk rocker Johnny Quid (Toby Kebbell).

20th November from 18:00 Welcome To The Punch + Absolute Deception + Detention

The Brave One
27th November from 18:00
Nothing is what it seems in Absolute Deception, as widowed journalist Rebecca Scott (Emmanuelle Vaugier) attempts to discover the truth behind her husband’s death. Joined by FBI agent John Nelson (Cuba Gooding Jr), she stumbles onto a shocking web of deception, and the two of them soon find themselves with a target on their backs. Later, the suspicion is stifling in satirical horror Detention, where students trapped after hours in the school building are slowly picked off one- by-one by a serial killer. As the bodies pile up, typical teen stereotypes brainy Riley (Shanley Caswell), hipster Clapton (Josh Hutcherson) and popular Ione (Spencer Locke) must survive long enough to stop the killer from getting out.
James McAvoy and Mark Strong face off in Welcome to the Punch, where family problems force a notorious criminal (Strong) to return to his hometown, giving the detective who worked on his case (McAvoy) one final chance to get his man. The cat-and-mouse game continues in gritty thriller The Brave One, where Jodie Foster shines as a New York radio host who turns into a vigilante after her fiancé is killed in a brutal attack. As she prowls the streets at night, anonymously dispensing justice as she sees fit, a determined detective (Terrence Howard) sets out to bring her in.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

New Cast Of Thrones Block On Studio Universal Africa In June 2016

CAST OF THRONES
IRONCLAD
30th May at 19:00
In 13th century England, a group of knights defend a castle against the hated King John, who wants to bring the country under his tyrannical rule. Action adventure, starring Charles Dance, Mackenzie Crook and Paul Giamatti.

EQUILIBRIUM
1st June at 19:00
In a world where feelings have been  outlawed, an enforcement officer tries to overthrow the regime after missing his dose of emotion-suppressing drugs.  Sci-fi thriller, starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean and Taye Diggs.

IRONCLAD: BATTLE FOR BLOOD
31st May at 19:00
A young mercenary who survived the Rochester Castle siege helps his family defend their home against brutal Celtic tribesmen. Adventure sequel, starring Michelle Fairley, Andy Beckwith,  Roxanne McKee and Tom Austen.

BLACK HAWK DOWN
3rd June at 19:00
Based on a true story, a tense account of a US special forces mission which went awry, leaving them outnumbered in Mogadishu, Somalia. Thriller, starring Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

THE CONTRACTOR
2nd June at 19:00
When a ex-CIA assassin is brought out of retirement to help eliminate a terrorist he finds himself drawn into a deadly  political conspiracy. Explosive thriller, starring Wesley Snipes, Eliza Bennett, Lena Headey and Charles Dance.

REIGN OF FIRE
4th June at 19:00
A long-dormant species of dragon has reawakened, almost wiping out  humanity. A small band of survivors  attempt to fight back. Action adventure, starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey and Alexander Siddig.

HOLLYWOOD HITS
“Body Count”
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
8th June at 20:00
George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the Gecko brothers, two crooks on the run who hijack an RV and take its ex-pastor owner (Harvey Keitel) and his family hostage. Forcing him to drive across the Mexican border, they hole up in a sleazy bar – but are unprepared for what happens once the sun goes down! This mix of black comedy and gory action also stars Salma Hayek and Danny Trejo.

BOUNTY KILLER
22nd June at 20:00
In a post-apocalyptic world, celebrity  assassins hunt down the corporate criminals responsible for bringing about the end of the civilisation. Action thriller, starring Matthew Marsden, Kristanna Loken and Christian Pitre.

SIN CITY
15th June at 20:00
Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis head an all-star cast in four interlinked tales of violence and betrayal, based on the cult comics from Frank Miller and set in the grim noirish landscape of Basin City, 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 feature.

KILL BILL VOLUME 1
29th June at 20:00
Waking from a coma, a woman vows  to take her revenge on the assassination squad to which she once belonged.
Quentin Tarantino’s epic thriller, starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah and Vivica A Fox

KILL BILL VOLUME 2
6th July at 20:00
In Quentin Tarantino’s thrilling sequel, the Bride's bloody quest for vengeance  continues, finally bringing her face to face with her erstwhile boss. Uma  Thurman, Lucy Liu, David Carradine and Michael Madsen star.

FAMILY NIGHT
“Open Season Season”
OPEN SEASON
9th June at 20:00
An all-star cast lend their vocal talents to this animated  comedy about a domesticated grizzly bear who is set loose in the wild. Boog (Martin Lawrence) is happy entertaining tourists in a park ranger’s barn, until an encounter with a deer called Elliot (Ashton Kutcher) and a hunter (Gary Sinise) sets off a chain of events that’ll take Boog out of his comfort zone and back to nature. Facing danger at every turn, Boog and Elliot rally a posse of forest friendlies to fight the hunters.

OPEN SEASON 3
23rd June at 20:00
A third instalment of whimsical wildlife fun with Boog the bear thirsting for a guys’ adventure. Setting out to search for a special kind of escapade, Boog meets Doug, a deceitful  doppelganger planning to usurp Boog’s freedom and use him to escape a circus. Cue Elliot and the gang’s dramatic rescue attempt as the circus, along with captive Boog, prepares to depart for Russia. Can Boog’s friends rescue him in time?

OPEN SEASON 2
16th June at 20:00
Following the success of their first adventure, Boog and Elliot return. There’s romance in the air as the animal’s of the  forest come together to celebrate the unlikely marriage of one-antlered deer Elliot and his darling doe Giselle. But the celebrations are cut short when their K9 companion Mr  Weenie is taken by a group of pampered pets set on  assimilating him into their domesticated way of life. Can Elliot and Boog band together and bring home their pooch pal?

COMEDY NIGHT
“Threese-some!”
LEGALLY BLONDE
10th June at 20:00
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all – she’s queen of her sorority, a natural blonde and her boyfriend Warner is about to propose. But when Warner dumps Elle for not being serious enough, she decides the only way to win him back is to win a place at Harvard Law. Once there, Elle begins a  battle for her man, her friends and for undervalued blondes everywhere. Comedy, with Luke Wilson and Selma Blair.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA
24th June at 20:00
Romantic comedy, starring Reese Witherspoon as Southern girl Melanie, who reinvents herself as a fashion designer in New York. When Melanie gets engaged to a wealthy man, she must return to her roots in order to get a divorce from the man she has been separated from for seven years. Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas and Candice Bergen also star.

LEGALLY BLONDE 2
17th June at 20:00
Reese Witherspoon returns as Elle Woods in this comedy  sequel. This time Elle heads to Washington DC with her  chihuahua Bruiser to help congresswoman Victoria Rudd (Sally Field) pass a bill to ban animal testing. However, she soon finds that the politicians refuse to take her seriously. Will Elle be able to upset the odds and get the bill passed? Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge and Bruce McGill also star.

ACTION WEEKEND
“Tag Team”
DOLPH LUNDGREN
11th and 18th June
A mobster looking to disappear seeks help from an ex-federal agent in Hidden Agenda (June 11th at 19:40), but a lethal  assassin has already infiltrated his network and is picking people off. Dolph Lundgren and Maxim Roy star. Dolph  features again in Sweepers (June 18th at 19:35) as a heads a humanitarian mission in Angola attempting to clear minefields, but they find themselves facing a deadly new form of mine.

STEVEN SEAGAL
11th and 18th June
In Shadow Man (June 11th at 18:00) Steven Seagal stars as ex-CIA man is forced back into the world of espionage when his daughter is kidnapped. Eva Pope and Imelda Staunton also star. Seagal returns in The Patriot (June 18th at 18:00), in which a rural area of Montana finds itself facing a biological time bomb after a stand-off with a local militia comes to a close. LQ Jones and Gailard Sartain co-star.

WESLEY SNIPES
12th and 19th June
In 7 Seconds (June 12th at 18:00), a team of professional thieves are ambushed by mobsters, but their leader escapes with the most precious of the loot. Wesley Snipes and Tamzin Outhwaite star. Then, in The Detonator (June 19th at 18:00) Snipes plays former CIA agent trying to protect a Romanian mob accountant's widow, but facing traitors within the Agency. William Hope and Michael Brandon also star.

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME
12th and 19th June
Agent Jack Quinn is forced out of retirement in Double Team (June 12th at 19:40) when his pregnant wife is kidnapped by an elusive terrorist who blames Quinn for the death of his son. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars, and returns in The Hard Corps (June 19th at 19:40) as an Army veteran who assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a boxer, but complications arise when the boxer's sister falls for the ex-soldier.

ACTION WEEKEND
“The Dead and the Deadly”
DEAD 7
26th June at 18:00
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter stars as reluctant hero Jack who, when a small town is menaced by the undead, must bring together a band of larger than life outlaws to battle the undead with six-shooters and samurai swords. The cast also features Carter’s wife, Lauren Kitt-Carter, plus his bandmates Howie Dorough and AJ McLean, plus *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone.

PHANTOM RACER
25th June at 18:00
Years after the horrific crash that killed his rival, ex-racing driver JJ Sawyer returns to the town he left behind. At first he can’t believe it when he sees Cutter’s car has been restored to its former glory, but he soon realises that something is  seriously wrong as strange, grisly things keep happening around the car... Thriller, with Nicole Eggert and Greg Evigan.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS
26th June at 19:35
It’s been a year since vampires destroyed Stella’s Alaskan hometown and brutally killed her husband. While trying to convince the rest of the world of the ruthless bloodsuckers’ existence, she attracts the attention of a small band of  vampire hunters. Horror sequel, starring Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau and Mia Kirshner.

RESIDENT EVIL
25th June at 19:35
In a secret research base, the shadowy Umbrella Corporation release a virus that could infect the entire human race. With hours before the virus escapes the complex, an elite team is sent in to lock the base down, battling against reanimated corpses and horribly mutated humans. Action adventure, with Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and Ryan McCluskey.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

More Movies In Store On Studio Universal During May 2016

HOLLYWOOD HITS
“The Long Game”
THE LONGEST YARD
11th May at 20:00
Adam Sandler stars in this comedy remake of the 1974  classic of the same name. Disgraced former professional NFL star Paul Crewe (Sandler) must string together a team of prison inmates to compete in a highly charged football match against their violent guards. With old-timer Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds) coaching the team, and trusty caretaker (Chris Rock) on his side, Crewe convinces Deacon Moss (Michael Irvin) and his crew into battling the guards.
WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD  4th May at 20:00
A mismatched group of small-time crooks and bungling  misfits attempt to pull off a supposedly foolproof heist, but  between wheelchair-bound safecrackers, curious detectives and nosy elderly neighbours, their plans to rob a jeweller's safe soon run into trouble. Comedy caper, starring William H Macy, Isaiah Washington, Sam Rockwell and George Clooney.
HE GOT GAME
18th  May at 20:00
Spike Lee’s drama set in the high-pressure world of high school basketball. Ray Allen stars as teenager Jesus  Shuttleworth, the most sought-after player in the US. Jesus dreams of fame and fortune and a career in the NBA, but his hopes for the future are in danger of being overshadowed by his father Jake (Denzel Washington), who is in jail for killing Jesus’ mother. Milla Jovovich and Rosario Dawson also star, while rap legends Public Enemy provide the soundtrack.

FAMILY NIGHT
“Magical May”
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS 5th May at 20:00
Rick Moranis plays scientist Wayne Szalinski in this 80s  Disney classic. Szalinski gets into major trouble with his wife (Marcia Strassman) when his kids accidentally become the test subjects for his latest invention, a shrink ray. Not only does he shrink them, he sweeps them up and takes them out to the rubbish bin. Now the kids must make the epic journey all the way from the garden to the house, just as long as they don’t get eaten by ants or sliced up by the lawnmower.
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA 12th May at 20:00
Family adventure based on the classic children’s novel by Katherine Paterson. A pre-teen boy befriends the new girl at school and the two of them invent an imaginary fantasy world in order to escape the mundanity of everyday life. They rule their private dream world of trolls, monsters and ogres as king and queen, but even Terabithia isn’t immune to tragedy. Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb and Zooey Deschanel star.
FREAKY FRIDAY
19th May at 20:00
It’s tough being a teenager, but it’s even worse when you find yourself suddenly transplanted into your mother’s body!  Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis star in this remake of the classic bodyswap comedy where a teenager and her mum are magically forced to live one another’s lives. As Anna and Tess adapt to their new personalities they begin to get an  understanding of just how the other half lives! Chad Michael Murray, Mark Harmon and Harold Gould also star.
BEDTIME STORIES
26th May at 20:00
Adam Sandler stars as a hotel handyman whose life is turned upside down when the tales he tells his niece and nephew start to miraculously come true! He’s keen to turn this power to his advantage, but the kids’ contributions to his bedtime stories throw a spanner in the works of this handyman’s plans. This whimsical comedy also features Russell Brand, Courteney Cox and a scene-stealing hamster called Bugsy.

COMEDY NIGHT
“By the Book”
THE OTHER GUYS
6th May at 20:00
When New York detectives PK Highsmith (Samuel L Jackson) and Christopher Danson (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) fall to their deaths thinking that they could survive a ten-storey jump, the NYPD call in Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry 'Yankee Clipper' Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) to pick up the slack. While they aren’t the city’s most elite crime stoppers, they still have to save the city from an evil billionaire’s schemes. 
A LOW DOWN DIRTY SHAME 13th May at 20:00
Keenen Ivory Wayans directs and stars in this explosive crime comedy. Private detective Andre Shame enters a deadly world of action, adventure and double crosses when he learns dangerous Mexican drug lord Ernesto Mendoza  (Andrew Divoff), a man Shame thought was killed years ago, is actually alive and well – and he’s out for revenge. Charles  S Dutton, Jada Pinkett Smith and Salli Richardson also star.
BULLETPROOF
27th May at 20:00
Crime comedy, starring Damon Wayans as undercover police officer Rock Keats, who, in a bid to catch notorious drug lord Frank Coltan (James Caan) befriends low-level dealer and car thief Archie Moses (Adam Sandler). The revelation of Keats’ true identity puts an end to their budding friendship, but the duo are still pushed into working together when Keats is  assigned the job of protecting Moses as a witness.
BAD BOYS
20th May at 20:00
Michael Bay’s comedy thriller sees two Miami detectives, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) tasked by Internal Affairs to track down $100 worth of stolen heroin in just five days, after a daring heist from station headquarters. As closure of their beloved  narcotics division looms large, the detectives take to the streets as they face a race against time to save the day.

ACTION WEEKEND
“Female of the Species”
CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE 30th April at 18:00
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu return as the Angels in this comedy adventure from director McG. When two silver bands that contain encrypted information about people in the witness-protection programme go missing, the Angels face a race against time to recover them. The mission only grows more urgent when witnesses start being killed and the trail seems to lead to a mysterious “fallen” Angel. Crispin Glover and Demi Moore also star, with Bernie Mac as Bosley.
IN THE BLOOD
1st May at 18:00
There’s high-octane action when martial arts expert Ava’s (Gina Carano) husband disappears on their Caribbean  honeymoon. With a corrupt police force happy to look the other way and no one wanting to become involved, Ava has to use her mixed-martial arts and Muay Thai skills to battle her way through a deadly criminal underworld. Mixing hard-hitting action with tropical splendour, this is a full-on thrill ride that will leave you guessing until the very end.
PITCH BLACK
30th April at 19:50
When a civilian spacecraft carrying settlers, merchants, a priest and a prisoner crash-lands on an unexplored planet, the survivors find themselves in hostile terrain plagued by terrifying creatures that hunt at night. Their only hope?  Riddick – a notorious criminal with modified eyes that allow him to see in the dark. Smash-hit sci-fi thriller, starring Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Keith David, that  delivers suspense, horror and action in equal measure.
SPECIES III
1st May at 19:50
The sci-fi horror series enters its third instalment as Sara (Sunny Mabrey), the daughter of alien killing machine Eve, is kidnapped by professor Dr Abbot (Robert Knepper) and his assistant Dean (Robin Dunne) in an attempt to create perfect alien DNA by harvesting her eggs. But they’re not alone: a pack of alien hybrids have developed a fatal response to Earth pollens that threatens their survival. The solution? Find and mate with Sara in order to save their alien species.

ACTION WEEKEND
“Situational Critical”
METRO
7th May at 18:00
Eddie Murphy stars as a hostage negotiation specialist in this  action comedy. After foiling an attempted bank robbery,  Inspector Scott Roper finds himself the target of the criminal he stopped but never caught. Breaking in a new partner and trying to mend his fractured relationship with his girlfriend, Roper is forced to play a deadly game of cat and mouse with a sociopathic criminal genius who has his sights not only set on Scott, but on everyone Scott loves as well.  
PANIC ROOM
8th May at 18:00
Jodie Foster leads an all-star cast in this claustrophobic thriller. The recently divorced Meg (Foster) and her 11-year-old daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) have just purchased a large house in New York. But on the night they move in, their home is broken into by three burglars (Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and Dwight Yoakam), forcing Meg and Sarah to take refuge in their heavily protected panic room. Tightly directed by David Fincher, this is a highly focused exercise in tension.

ACTION WEEKEND
"Safety Not Guaranteed"
AMBUSHED
7th May at 20:00
There’s blood, bullets and non-stop action as DEA agent Maxwell (Dolph Lundgren) goes head-to-head with drug lord Vincent Camastra (Vinnie Jones) on the streets of Los  Angeles. Battling crooked cops and ruthless killers, things get personal when agent Beverly Royce (Carly Pope) goes  undercover and bites off more than she can chew. As the bodies pile up, can Maxwell bring down the drug-dealing overlord or will Camastra and his gang escape justice?
HOSTAGE
8th May at 20:00
Bruce Willis stars as police chief Jeff Talley, who has settled down for a simple life of quiet patrols in a blissful suburban hamlet, but finds his peace shattered when a botched home invasion results in a hostage situation. Bearing the scars of traumas suffered during his time as a hostage negotiator,  Talley is happy to hand over jurisdiction. But when his own family is threatened as leverage, the reluctant chief finds  himself drawn back into the thick of the action.
ANACONDAS: THE HUNT FOR THE BLOOD ORCHID
14th May at 18:00
Things turn ugly very quickly for a team of scientists searching for the key to eternal youth, hidden deep in the jungle of Borneo, when they realise they are being hunted down by gigantic snakes. Thriller, with Johnny Messner, KaDee Strickland and Matthew Marsden.
PRIMEVAL
14th May at 19:35
A news crew are dispatched to Burundi to capture a near-mythical crocodile that is believed to have killed over 300  people. With civil war looming over the expedition, the real danger lies where the crew least expect it. Adventure, with Dominic Purcell and Orlando Jones.
SCREAM 3
14th May at 21:15
Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers and Deputy Dewey are back for the third  instalment in the slasher series from Wes Craven. This time, Ghostface is  terrorising the cast of ‘Stab 3’, the latest film based on the Woodsboro murders. David Arquette and Neve Campbell star.
ANACONDA 3: OFFSPRING 15th May at 18:00
A rich industrialist’s cancer research project involves experiments on powerful snakes. After a breach in security, the serpents escape and lethal chaos  ensues. Adventure, starring David  Hasselhoff, Crystal Allen and Ryan  McCluskey and John Rhys-Davies.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT: DARK DAYS 15th May at 19:40
A year has passed since vampires  destroyed Stella’s Alaskan hometown and killed her husband. While trying to convince the rest of the world of the bloodsuckers’ existence, she attracts the attention of a small band of vampire hunters. Horror, with Kiele Sanchez.
SCARY MOVIE 15th May at 21:20
High school teen Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) is plunged into a horrifying  nightmare as a mysterious killer begins terrorising and murdering her friends. But hilarity ensues in this spoof horror comedy as the hapless killer clumsily picks off the dumb teenagers.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Best Movies On Studio Universal Coming April 2016

HOLLYWOOD HITS
“4 Weeks, 4 Hunks”: Celebrating the alpha male in support of the release of Universal’s The Huntsman
TAKERS
13th April at 20:00
A group of professional bank robbers are happily living a life of luxury until a recently-paroled cohort persuades them to take part in one last job that could net them an eye-watering amount of cash. Unfortunately for the criminals though, a reckless detective threatens to foil all their best-laid plans. Action-packed crime thriller, starring Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen and Zoe Saldana.
WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? 6th  April at 20:00
Tyler Perry’s directs and stars in this comedy drama sequel, following four couples as they embark on their annual marriage retreat in the Bahamas and try to improve their respective love lives. With Malik Yoba and Janet Jackson.
THE EAGLE 20th April at 21:50
SHE’S THE MAN
20th April at 20:00
Channing Tatum features in this romantic comedy. When a teenage girl (Amanda Bynes) decides to disguise herself as her twin brother in order to play on a boarding school’s  football team it leads to romantic complications for everyone involved, from her arrogant ex-boyfriend to the star striker she develops a crush on... Laura Ramsey, Brandon Jay McLaren and Vinnie Jones also star.
A young centurion and his British slave set out past Hadrian's Wall to Caledonia, attempting to learn the ultimate fate of the Ninth Legion. Historical drama,  starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong.
KATE AND LEOPOLD 27th April at 20:05
A duke from the nineteenth century  travels through time to New York City  in 2001, where he meets and falls in  love with a modern-day woman.  Romantic comedy, starring Hugh  Jackman, Meg Ryan and Liev Schreiber.

FAMILY NIGHT
“Getting Away With It”: Hiding the truth, one dodgy lie at a time
PICTURE THIS
7th April at 20:00
An unpopular high-school girl is delighted when she receives a surprise invite to a party being thrown by the school's  most popular boy - the only problem is, she's been grounded by her dad. Desperate to improve her social standing, her friends rally around to help, but will it be enough to get around her overprotective father? Comedy, starring Ashley Tisdale, Cindy Busby, Lauren Collins and Kevin Pollak.
HOUSEGUEST
21st April at 20:00
A fast-talking but inept con man finds himself in massive debt to gangsters after a succession of ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes all end in failure. In dire need of somewhere to hide from the Mob boss and his henchmen, he decides to pose as the childhood friend of an uptight suburban man. Comedy, starring Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Jeffrey Jones and Kim Greist.
BEAN
14th April at 20:00
Bumbling, clumsy and just plain awkward caretaker Mr Bean is employed by Britain’s prestigious National Gallery. Keen to get rid of him, the museum's board of directors pack Bean off to Los Angeles where he starts working for a small art gallery, but still manages to spread chaos and confusion wherever he goes. Comedy, starring Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Burt Reynolds and John Mills.
THE GREENING OF WHITNEY BROWN 28th April at 20:00
Financial difficulties force a family to move from Philadelphia to a new life in the country. Their spoiled pre-teen daughter Whitney is upset and struggles to cope with living outside of her comfort zone, but new possibilities open up when she  befriends an amazing horse. Family drama, starring Sammi Hanratty, Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn and Kris Kristofferson.

COMEDY NIGHT
“April Fools”: The biggest idiots in comedy
THE ANIMAL
22nd April at 20:00
When meek wannabe policeman Marvin is severely injured in a car accident, he receives medical assistance from a mad scientist who secretly uses animal organs to rebuild Marvin’s body. Newly energised, Marvin finds himself with a range of strange powers and unusual habits. Comedy, starring Rob Schneider, John C McGinley and Colleen Haskell.
DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO 1st  April at 20:00
Rob Schneider returns as renowned male prostitute Deuce Bigalow is this comedy sequel. Deuce travels to  Amsterdam but soon gets mixed up in murder when a serial killer starts  bumping off the great gigolos of Europe.
ENCINO MAN 8th April at 20:00
DON'T BE A MENACE TO SOUTH CENTRAL... 29th April at 20:00
Hilarious spoof of inner-city coming of age films including Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society and Higher Learning. Shawn Wayans stars as young Ashtray, who is sent to a tough but ridiculous run-down neighbourhood full of  over-the-top gangsters and trigger-happy breakdancing grannies. With Marlon Wayans and Vivica A Fox.
When two high-school outcasts find a caveman buried in a block of ice in their backyard, they decide to thaw him out and introduce him to life in the 20th  century. Comedy, starring Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser and Pauly Shore.
THE CABLE GUY 15th  April at 20:00
A lonely, disturbed and obsessive cable TV installer attempts to ruin the life of a customer who rejects his attempts at friendship. Ben Stiller’s dark comedy, starring Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann and Jack Black.

ACTION WEEKEND
“Double Trouble”
JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME 2nd April from 18:00
A double-header of Jean-Claude Van Damme action gets  underway with Kickboxer (18:00), starring Van Damme as a cornerman who, after seeing his brother paralysed in the ring, vows to learn the ancient art of kickboxing in order to exact revenge. Then, in The Hard Corps (19:40), Van Damme is an Army veteran who assembles a team of bodyguards to  protect a champion boxer, but complications arise when the boxer's sister falls for the ex-soldier. Vivica A Fox stars.
WESLEY SNIPES
16th April from 18:00
An explosive pair of Wesley Snipes flicks kicks off with The Art of War II: Betrayal (18:00). Agent Shaw (Snipes) is  persuaded to come out of hiding only to discover that he's being set up to take the rap for a series of killings. Lochlyn Munro and Athena Karkanis also star. In The Contractor (19:45), Snipes plays a retired CIA assassin who is drawn  into a deadly political conspiracy after being asked to  eliminate a terrorist he finds himself. Lena Headey also stars.
CHRISTIAN BALE
9th April from 18:00
Settle in for a Christian Bale double-bill, starting with Reign  of Fire (18:00). A long-dormant species of dragon has reawakened, almost wiping out humanity, but a small band of survivors attempt to fight back. Matthew McConaughey and Izabella Scorupco also star. Harsh Times (19:45) stars Bale as an ex-Army Ranger suffering from PTSD who is rejected for a job with the Los Angeles police and falls into a life of petty crime and violence. With Eva Longoria and Freddy Rodríguez.
JAMIE FOXX
23rd April from 18:00
Back-to-back Jamie Foxx movies begin with explosive action adventure Stealth (18:00). The US military develop a fighter  jet controlled by artificial intelligence, but when it becomes self-aware three hot-shot pilots must stop it inciting war. Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel also star. Military drama Jarhead (20:05) follows the true story of one Marine, Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford, and his experiences in the 1990-91 Gulf War. Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard also star.

HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY
“Steven Spielberg”
JAWS
25th April at 18:00
When a giant man-eating shark threatens the small  community on the beach resort of Amity, efforts to stop it are hampered by the mayor's insistence on avoiding bad  publicity. The local police chief decides to team up with a  marine biologist and a professional hunter to try to stop the attacks. Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller, starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw and Lorraine Gary.
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
27th April at 18:00
The intrepid Dr Jones finds himself in northern India, where he goes up against a Thuggee cult who seek to expand their power by mining for magical stones.  Adventure sequel, starring Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw and Amrish Puri.
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 26th April at 18:00
Steven Spielberg helms Harrison Ford’s first blockbuster  outing as daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones, who embarks on a globe-trotting adventure after being hired by the US  government to try to stop the Nazis getting their hands on the Ark of the Covenant and its unearthly powers, which the Nazis believe will make them invincible. Karen Allen, Paul  Freeman and John Rhys-Davies also star.
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 28th April at 18:00
Ten-year-old Elliott bonds with a lost alien. The visitor learns about life on Earth while Elliott discovers a new meaning of friendship. Classic family  sci-fi adventure, with Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore.
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL 29th April at 18:00
The archaeologist becomes embroiled  in a Soviet scheme centred on alien artefacts. Soon he is in South America, evading waterfalls and giant ants. Action adventure, starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett and Karen Allen.

CREATURE FEATURE
“Reptile Rampage”
AGE OF DINOSAURS
2nd April at 21:35
A Los Angeles biotech firm uses radical new technology to create a set of living dinosaurs in order to place them in a museum exhibit. However, when the dinos escape and go on the rampage, a heroic former firefighter embarks on a  dangerous mission to rescue his daughter from the chaos  the creatures bring to California. Sci-fi adventure, starring Treat Williams, Ronny Cox and Jillian Rose Reed.
POSEIDON REX
16th April at 21:30
A team of scuba divers are hunting for treasure around a  secluded island off the coast of Belize, but make a big  mistake when they decide to use explosives. They disturb something ancient and terrible, waking a prehistoric predator that causes unimaginable terror for the island-dwellers. Sci-fi adventure, starring Brian Krause and Anne McDaniels.
ROBOCROC
9th April at 21:45
When a rocket carrying nanobots crashes into a zoo, the ‘bots infect an enormous crocodile and transform it into a part-robot killing machine that will stop at nothing in pursuit of its next meal. A military scientist reluctantly teams up with a zookeeper to try to put a stop to the chaos as events threaten to spiral out of control Sci-fi horror, starring Keith Duffy, Lisa McAllister and Dee Wallace.
PTERODACTYL
23rd April at 22:10
An expert special ops military unit is called in to try to save the day when a nest of dormant pterodactyl eggs hatches on the Turkish border. The deadly predators quickly develop a taste for human flesh and pick off hunters and innocent  civilians alike as they unleash havoc on mankind. Action  adventure, starring Coolio, Cameron Daddo and Amy Sloan.