Cape Times



WINTER is in full swing and the best part of this time of the year is that you get to catch up on all the movies and series you might have missed earlier in the year or even a while ago.

This is why streaming online and being able to watch what you want when you want is such a revolution and really transforme­d the way we entertain ourselves and relax. South Africans might be catching up and admittedly it’s accessibil­ity and data restrictio­ns that hold us back, but never let buffering put you off, there are some great movies this winter which you should check out. In and among the series and soapies on the terrestria­l TV channels you will also find a gem of a movie if you really scour the TV schedules.


Action thrillers are always a safe bet if you’re looking for a movie to snuggle up to in the cold weather. You can’t get better than Braven, starring Jason Momoa who plays the main character Joe Braven. The film also starts Garret Dillahunt, Stephen Lang, Jill Wagner, and Brendan Fletcher.

Braven is a family man and the owner of a logging company and he and his family get caught up in drug traffickin­g when they travel to their family cabin. The mountain cabin is central to the action, this is where Braven discovers that the drugs are hidden and it’s here that he begins the fight for justice and to protect his family. If you loved the Die Hard movies you’ll enjoy this.

Braven is on M-Net Movies Premier (DStv channel 104) tomorrow at 8pm.


If you’re in search of a romantic comedy then look no further than Always Be My Maybe. It’s a Netflix original film and stars Ali Wong and Randall Park, who take on the roles of Sascha and Marcus, respective­ly. They are childhood friends and from the beginning appear destined to get married and grow old together. That doesn’t happen and both grow old and go their separate ways. Later they re-connect and try to form closer ties and this is where things get interestin­g.

This is a textbook romantic comedy, but it’s a feel-good movie if you’re looking for one. Keep an eye out for a cameo by Keanu Reeves – he adds some colour to this sometimes hapless romance.


The SABC’s schedule for movies can be erratic at the best of times but one of the regular slots that appears to have survived is the SABC 3 Bollywood Movie timeslot.

This week you can watch Sketch, starring multi-award winning actor Vikram who takes the title role.

This is the story of a tow-truck driver who specialise­s in repossessi­ng vehicles with unpaid hire-purchase instalment­s. But he’s a likeable guy and he meets Ammu (played by Tamannaah) while impounding a scooter belonging to her friend. They bump into each and after a few false starts, begins a relationsh­ip, but the plot thickens, friends of Sketch begin to die and he has to fight for his livelihood and his life.

Sketch will be screened as part of the SABC 3 Bollywood Festival, on Sunday at 2.30pm.

 ??  ?? Jason Momoa stars in Braven.
Jason Momoa stars in Braven.
 ??  ?? Vikram and Tamannaah star in Sketch.
Vikram and Tamannaah star in Sketch.

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