What to watch this holiday: films and TV shows to catch up on

By admin
28 December 2013

If you missed these movies and series in 2013, definitely make sure you don’t miss them during your break!

If you missed these movies and series in 2013, make sure you don’t miss them during your break!

FROZEN (O) YOU: PG

This Disney movie, which is currently on circuit, is definitely one of the best animated films in the Disney stable. In the story the fearless heroine Anna has to undertake an epic journey to track down her sister, Elsa. Elsa’s magical powers have doomed their kingdom to eternal winter. Great viewing for the whole family.

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (10TPSG) YOU: 10LPSV

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, make sure you take it in in your nearest cinema.  British actor Idris Elba has already landed a best actor nomination for the 2014 Golden Globes for his portrayal of our beloved Madiba.

GRAVITY (7-9 OT) YOU: 7-9 PGL

In this sci-fi movie Sandra Bullock plays the female lead opposite George Clooney. The film, which is about astronauts who get lost in space, has netted four Golden Globe nominations, including best drama and best actress.

NOW YOU SEE ME (13T) YOU: 13L

An FBI-agent and Interpol detective have to capture a group of con-artists known as  The Four Horsemen. They rob banks while appearing on stage in completely different cities from where the robberies take place. You won’t be bored for a second and will find yourself constantly pondering how they manage to do it. The cast includes stars such as Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and Jesse Eisenberg.

WORLD WAR Z (13G) YOU: 13V

If you enjoy zombie movies, this apocalyptic film should be right up your alley. Brad Pitt plays a father who has to save his family and the world from a zombie invasion. Look out for South African actor Fana Mokoena, who was previously in Generations. Action from start to finish. Walking Dead fans may find it a bit too child-friendly though.

BREAKING BAD

After five seasons and scores of awards, this story about chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who begins to manufacture tik with former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), has finally ended. The acting, camerawork and scripting in this crime drama series is top-drawer. Definitely one of the best in this golden era of TV.

DOWNTON ABBEY

This celebrated British period drama portrays the lives of the noble Grantham and Crawley families and their servants in the post-Edwardian era. It netted 13 Emmy nominations last year.

THE FIXER

Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope, who starts her own crisis control company. She’s a professional “fixer”, who can make your problems disappear like mist in front of the sun. Her relationship with the American president will have you turning down party invites until you've seen to the end. 

THE WALKING DEAD

The series revolves around a group of people trying to survive in a world that’s being taken over by zombies. Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is tasked with keeping everyone in the group safe – and it’s not always easy.

MODERN FAMILY

This hilarious comedy series revolves around family patriarch Jay Pritchett (Ed O’Neill), his sexy second wife, Gloria (Sofía Vergara), and his two children, Claire (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), and their families. Every time is a perfect time to watch this hit show.

- Lara Atson

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