TV pick: September 14 - 20

2014-09-14 15:00

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What to watch on TV this week.

Big screen on the small screen

The Departed (2006)

M-Net Movies Action, 8.30pm

With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. The state police department is waging war against organised crime and gets a young undercover cop to infiltrate a syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. But a police mole feeds the syndicate important information.

Gang Related (1997)


Sunday, 10pm

Cooking up evidence, coaching witnesses and pinning murder on a homeless person, Tupac Shakur and partner-in-crime James Belushi cover their tracks in a case gone wrong.

Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)

M-Net Movies Showcase

Sunday, 8pm

Tyler Perry slapstick. Madea’s caring side is

revealed when she has to help her niece Shirley, who has been diagnosed with a frightening medical illness and turns to Madea for help.

Shooter (2007)


Tuesday, 8pm

Conspiracy and assassinations are the order of the day when Mark Wahlberg, who plays Bob Lee Swagger, a former US Marine Scout sniper, realises his skill as a long-range shooter, is being used to set him up for murder.

Bring It On: In It To Win It (2007)


Saturday, 4pm

Romance and rivalry between two cheerleading squads leads to a cheer brawl. The leaders from both camps are suspended from the nationals.

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Mzansi Magic

Saturday, 8.30pm

Written by two of the youngest brothers from the Wayans family, this comedy pokes fun at 90s films such as Boyz n the Hood, Menace II Society and New Jack City.

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