Yasmeen Sewnarain
2 minute read
24 Jul 2020
5:00 pm

What to watch on TV this weekend: Angelina Jolie is magnificent in ‘Maleficent’

Yasmeen Sewnarain

We bring you the best on the box every day. Here’s our pick of content for this weekend, 24-26 July 2020.

Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'. Picture: Disney

Keep reading for some of the best series and movies to keep you entertained.

The Queen

Season four of comes to an end this week so don’t miss the season four finale.

Fans will be treated to a special one-hour episode and from the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be an unforgettable viewing experience.

In the finale ‘Closing In’, Thato’s lofty dreams get tempered by a hard dose of reality. The police scramble to arrest Kagiso while the Khozas are focused on dealing with an old enemy.

Airs weekdays at 9pm on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161). Also available Showmax

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‘The Queen’. Picture: Supplied

Brightburn

What if an alien crash-landed on Earth but instead of becoming a superhero, he became a sinister unstoppable monster?

This must-watch film, inspired by Superman’s origin story, answers the longstanding question.

Visionary filmmaker James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.

Airs Friday, 24 June at 8pm on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104)

‘Brightburn’. Photo: Sony Pictures

Bad Boys II

The crazy duo of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in this sequel to Bad Boys.

This time the two loose-cannon Miami detectives are investigating the shipping of ecstasy into Florida.

Their search leads them to a dangerous Cuban drug lord who is planning to control the city’s drug trade.

Airs Sunday, 26 July at 8pm on e.tv

Bad Boys II. Photo: Columbia Pictures

Cursed

Looking for a new medieval fantasy series to stream on Netflix?

Armed with mysterious powers and a legendary sword, young rebel Nimue joins forces with charming mercenary Arthur on a mission to save her people.

Australian actress Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker from 13 Reasons Why) plays teenage sorceress Nimue in this retelling of King Arthur’s legend.

Cursed has been trending on Netflix South Africa’s top 10 list since it was released on 17 July 2020.

Available on Netflix

‘Cursed’. Picture: Netflix

Maleficent

Oscar-winning star Angelina Jolie takes on the iconic role of Maleficent in this spectacular reimagining of the villain from the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.

Maleficent is a kind-hearted fairy, who is deceived by the love of her life, Stefan. She places a curse on his daughter, Aurora, in order to exact revenge.

A sequel to the 2014 film was released in 2019 titled Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with Angelina Jolie returning to portray the title role.

Airs Saturday, 25 July at 8pm on e.tv

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