TV pick: August 3 - August 10

2014-08-03 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

Big screen on the small screen

World War Z (2013)

M-Net

Sunday, 8.05pm

Starring Fana Mokoena, Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos, it’s nonstop tension as they battle a zombie apocalypse in the action horror about a deadly virus infecting humans.

The Samaritan (2012)

Mzansi Magic

Sunday, 9pm

After 25 years in prison, Foley is finished with being a swindler.

The possibility of a new start seems real when he meets a young woman named Iris, but then he runs into Ethan, the son of his former partner who wants Foley to join him. Starring Samuel L Jackson.

Red (2010)

Mzansi Magic

Sunday, 10.30

Bruce Willis is Frank, a retired black-ops agent. He’s bored and lonely, and living off his government pension in a dull suburb in an equally dull house.

When Frank’s life is threatened by a hi-tech assassin, he is forced back into his old line of work. Also starring Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.

About Adam (2000)

Studio Universal

Wednesday, 10pm

Lucy, a waitress (played by Kate Hudson) falls for a handsome customer (Stuart Townsend). He seduces her, her two sisters, her brother and her brother’s girlfriend.

Deadly Target (1994)

Sony Max

Monday, 9pm

This high-adrenaline martial arts film sees a Hong Kong police detective arrive in Los Angeles to extradite a notorious Chinese gangster to stand trial back home.

But when the suspect escapes, he has to enlist the help of a renegade cop and a beautiful gambler.

Kate & Leopold (2001)

Studio Universal

Wednesday, 8pm

Hugh Jackman plays Leopold, a 19th-century aristocrat thrown into modern-day New York, where he’s intrigued by modern women – in particular go-getting Kate (played by Meg Ryan).

Skhoti Boy (2013)

Mzansi Wethu

Wednesday, 9.30pm

Wandile Sibeko is a bright pupil who has a crush on the prettiest girl at school, Bontle. His determination to make her notice him draws him into a web of petty crime as he tries to be cool enough to ask Bontle to the matric dance.

Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

Mzansi Magic

Friday, 9pm

Eva Dandridge (played by Gabrielle Union) is set up with a notorious ladies’ man, Ray (played by LL Cool J). But it gets complicated when Ray ends up falling for Eva.

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