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Easter weekend: Enjoy great movies and great shows on the M-Net Channels

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This Easter, the M-Net Channels are providing the “essential items” on your list of entertainment musts – whether you watch all the movies and shows with your DStv decoder, or on DStv Catchup or DStv Now.

Besides the Animania films (the perfect way to keep the little ones busy on M-Net Movies Smile, Action Plus and Zone), as well as the best HBO series on the special Lockdown channel M-Net Binge, more movie magic has been added to the M-Net Channels line-up. There’s also goosebumps-inducing music special, in the form of the Starlight Classics.

This is the time to get up to speed with the latest drama in The Bachelor and Still Breathing, and Carte Blanche has put together a special edition, doing what they do best bringing you truthful and accurate updates on the issues that matter most.

Here’s a list of some of all the great treats coming your way this Easter, courtesy of the M-Net Channels.

MOVIE MAGIC

 Sunday blockbuster on M-Net 102 at 6pm

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw. On Sunday night, fans of this fantastic franchise – and that’s of course most of us! – will see how musclemen Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham amp up the action again as the loyal lawman and lawless outcast who keep rubbing each up the wrong way. This time they have to put their difference aside when the entire world population comes under threat of annihilation by a soldier with superhuman powers, thanks to cybernetic implants. He is bent on releasing a lethal pathogen.

Good Friday:

  • The Lion King – M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104) at 4pm
  • Peter Rabbit – M- Net Movies Smile (DStv channel 105) at 9:45am
  • The Bourne Legacy – M-Net Action Plus (DStv channel 106) at 11:35am
  • Rush Hour – M-Net Movies Action (DStv channel 110) at 4:20pm
  • The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie – M-Net Movies All Stars (DStv channel 111) at 5:30pm

Saturday:

  • Kandasamys: The Wedding – M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104) at 2:40pm
  • Peppermint – M-Net Movies Action Plus (DStv channel 106) at 2:10pm
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – M-Net Movies Action (DStv channel 110) at 9:30am
  • The Incredibles 2 – M-Net Movies Smile (DStv channel 105) at 1:20pm
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride – M-Net All Stars (DStv channel 111) at 11:38am on Saturday 11 April
  • A Madea Christmas – M-Net Zone (DStv channel 139) at 7:15pm

Saturday/Sunday:

  • Aladdin – M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104) at 2:10am on Sunday 12 April.
  • Bumblebee M-Net Movies Action Plus (DStv channel 106) at 6pm on Saturday 11 April.
  • Rush Hour 2 M-Net Movies Action (DStv channel 110) at 6pm CAT on Saturday 11 April.
  • The Incredibles 2 – M-Net Movies Smile (DStv channel 105) at 1:20pm on Saturday 11 April.
  • Blades Of Glory – M-Net All Stars (DStv channel 111 at 6pm on Saturday 11 April
  • Wreck-It-Ralph – M-Net Zone (DStv channel 139) at 3:20pm on Saturday 12 April

Family Day:

  • Toy Story 4 – M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv channel 104) at 2:10pm
  • Rampage – M-Net Movies Action Plus (DStv channel 106) at 4:12pm
  • Kin – M-Net Movies Action (DStv channel 110) at 2:24pm
  • Megamind – M-Net Movies Smile (DStv channel 105) at 1:25pm
  • Blades Of Glory – M-Net All Stars (DStv channel 111) at 3:45pm
  • The Passion Of Christ – M-Net Zone (DStv channel 139) at 7:15pm 

SENSATIONAL SHOWS:  

  • RMB Starlight Classics – Family Day, 13 April at 1:30pm

A host of local and international music stars gather under the African skies for a unique blend of classical, opera, pop and Afro-soul – all rolled into one thrilling AfroSymphonic celebration under the baton of Maestro Richard Cock. The magnificent show features the likes of Zahara; international guest tenor Gaston Rivero; internationally acclaimed lyric soprano Nombulelo Yende; piano virtuoso Charl du Plessis; international baritone Musa Ngqungwana; pop toe-tapper Lee Scott and The Voice South Africa’s Siki Jo-An.

  • Carte Blanche – Easter Sunday, 12 April at 5pm

The top-notch investigative journalists from South Africa’s longest-running actuality programme report on a scam in which several unsuspecting South Africans lost millions after investing through a well-known diamond dealer. They also question whether South Africa’s beleaguered Public Protector, Busiwe Mkhwebane, will be able to stand her ground as her legal battles pile up, and they head off to ground zero as the country continues to fight the Covid 19 pandemic. 

Note: The last four episodes of the series below will be available on DStv Catch Up on your decoder, but remember: You can download all the episodes of both these series that have been screened on DStv Now or on Catch Up, or you can binge-watch them via your connected decoder.  

  • M-Net Binge (channel 114 on DStv) is the Lockdown home of sterling HBO series like The Night Of, The Newsroom, Banshee, Game of Thrones, Sex and the City and Six Feet Under.
  • The Bachelor SA S2 and Still Breathing

M-Net 102 has turned Thursday nights into a local series extravaganza. Who will finally end up with South Africa’s most eligible singly guy, Marc Buckner, in The Bachelor SA? And do you want to see why the new drama series Still Breathing deserve its rave reviews? The rebroadcast of this week’s The Bachelor SA is on Saturday at 7:40am, Sunday at 12:50pm and Monday at 8:20am. For Still Breathing, it’s at midnight on Friday and on Sunday at 8:30pm.

For the full M-Net 102, M-Net Binge and M-Net Movie channels schedules, go to www.mnet.tv

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