If you need some distraction from the current state of affairs – pandemics, police brutality, and then some… – here are a few suggestions from tonight's Sunday movie lineup. Turn to M-Net, Action Plus, eTV and SABC 3.
M-Net Movie – 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Plot
Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora's upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora's future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies.
Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.
On air: Sunday, 14 June, 20:30 on M-Net, Channel 101
Watch: [b]'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'[/b] trailer
[b][b][b]'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'[/b][/b][/b] main cast and characters
Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, a Dark Fey and the former ruler of the Moors; Aurora's adoptive mother
- Elle Fanning as Aurora, the current ruler of the Moors; Maleficent's adoptive daughter; Prince Philip's wife[*]Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, the power-hungry Queen of Ulstead, John's wife and Philip's mother.[*]Chiwetel Ejiofor as Conall,[sup] [/sup]a Dark Fey that rescues Maleficent.[*]Sam Riley as Diaval, a raven that is given human form by Maleficent.[*]Ed Skrein as Borra,[sup] [/sup]a Dark Fey who leads the attack on Ulstead.[*]Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip, the Prince of Ulstead and Aurora's lover turned husband.[*]Imelda Staunton as the voice and motion-capture of Knotgrass, a red fairy.[*]Juno Temple as the voice and motion-capture of Thistlewit, a green fairy.[*]Lesley Manville as the voice and motion-capture of Flittle, a blue fairy.
Movies Action+ – 'Mission Impossible: Fallout'
'[b]Mission Impossible: Fallout'[/b] Plot
Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions.
Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
On air: Sunday, 14 June, 20:05 on M-Net, Channel 106.
Watch: '[b]Mission Impossible: Fallout'[/b] trailer
[b][b][b]'[b]Mission Impossible: Fallout'[/b][/b][/b][/b] main cast and characters
Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent and leader of a team of operatives
- Henry Cavill as August Walker, a CIA assassin working for the Special Activities Division tasked with monitoring Ethan and his team[*]Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, an IMF agent and a member of Hunt's team and his closest friend[*]Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, an IMF technical field agent and a member of Hunt's team[*]Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, a former MI6 agent who allied with Hunt's team during Rogue Nation[*]Sean Harris as Solomon Lane, an anarchist mastermind who was the leader of the Syndicate during Rogue Nation[*]Angela Bassett as Erika Sloane, the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency replacing Hunley, and Walker's superior[*]Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis, a black-market arms dealer also known as the White Widow. She is revealed as the daughter of "Max", the supporting villain in the original 1996 film.[*]Michelle Monaghan as Julia Meade, a doctor and Ethan's ex-wife[*]Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley, a former CIA Director who later became the new IMF Secretary at the end of Rogue Nation[*]Wes Bentley as Erik, Julia's husband[*]Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis, Alanna's brother and primary enforcer
eTV Movie – 'Ghost Rider'
'Ghost Rider' Plot
Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams.
As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles himself to destroy Blackheart, a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.
On air: Sunday, 14 June, 20:00 on eTV
Watch: 'Ghost Rider' movie trailer
[b]'Ghost Rider'[/b] cast and characters
Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider, a motorcycle stunt rider
- Eva Mendes as Roxanne Simpson, Johnny's childhood love-interest, and current girlfriend [*]Wes Bentley as Blackheart / Legion, the illegitimate son of Mephisto[*]Sam Elliott as Carter Slade / Caretaker, a former Ghost Rider, and an ally and mentor to Blaze.[*]Donal Logue as Mack, a member of Johnny's team and his own impresario.[*]Peter Fonda as Mephistopheles / The Devil, with whom Blaze makes a contractual deal [*]Brett Cullen as Barton Blaze, Johnny Blaze's deceased father, and former motorcycle stunt rider.[*]David Roberts as Captain Jack Dolan, a police captain.[*]Laurence Breuls as Gressil, a Fallen Angel with earth-based powers, and one of Blackheart's minions.[*]Daniel Frederiksen as Wallow, a Fallen Angel with water-based powers, and one of Blackheart's minions.[*]Mathew Wilkinson as Abigor, a Fallen Angel with wind-based powers, and one of Blackheart's minions.[*]Rebel Wilson as a girl in the alley
SABC 3 Movie – 'High Crimes'
'[b]High Crimes' Plot[/b]
A happily married, successful lawyer is shocked to learn that her husband has a hidden past as a classified military operative, but is accused of committing a heinous war crime.
As she prepares to defend her husband in a top-secret military court, where none of the rules she knows so well apply, she gets help from a wild card, a former military attorney who doesn't play by anyone's rules.
On air: Sunday, 14 June, 21:30 on eTV
Watch: '[b]High Crimes'[/b] movie trailer
[b][b]'High Crimes'[/b][/b] characters
Ashley Judd as Claire Kubik
- Morgan Freeman as Charlie Grimes[*]Jim Caviezel as Tom Kubik/Ron Chapman[*]Adam Scott as First Lieutenant Terence Embry[*]Amanda Peet as Jackie Grimaldi[*]Bruce Davison as Brigadier General Bill Marks[*]Juan Carlos Hernández as Major James Hernandez[*]Michael Gaston as Major Waldron[*]Tom Bower as Special Agent Mullins[*]Jude Ciccolella as Colonel Farrell[*]Emilio Rivera as Salvadoran Man[*]Michael Shannon as Troy Abbott[*]Dendrie Taylor as Lola[*]Paula Jai Parker as Gracie[*]Dawn Hudson as Lieutenant Colonel LaPierre[*]Julie Remala as Lisa Stenstrom
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