What to watch this weekend

By Kirstin Buick
31 October 2013

Friday 1 November

Michael Bublé TV Special, SABC3 8.30 pm A great way to kick off the weekend – Michael is not only a fantastic singer, he’s also a consummate performer so this hour-long special is bound to be entertaining. Grab a choccie and settle down for an hour of Mr Bublé belting out his best-loved songs.

Saturday 2 November

Sherlock Holmes, SABC3 7.30 pm

Robert Downey Jr is simply brilliant as the legendary detective, with Jude Law as his sidekick Dr Watson. Director Guy Ritchie came under criticism for his portrayal of Holmes as more of an action hero than the classic sleuth one would expect, but one thing is for sure – it’s an entertaining flick! The Ugly Truth, etv 8 pm If you’re not in the mood for action, here’s a nice romantic comedy instead. Katherine Hiegl stars as a romantically challenged TV producer who gets more than she bargained for when her boss hires a new presenter, played by the dishy Gerard Butler, to boost her show’s ratings.

Sunday 3 November

The Amazing Spiderman, MNet Showcase (channel 108) 11 am

Need something to keep the kids busy for a while? In this movie Peter Parker finds a clue that may help him understand what happened to his parents. It leads him to a scientist whose dangerous alter-ego tests the young superhero’s abilities. Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. PG13

 How Facebook Changed The World: The Arab Spring, SABC3 8.30 pm

Social networks aren’t just a way to chat to friends around the world. These platforms have also become a way for the oppressed and otherwise voiceless to get their message and stories out to the world. In this documentary we see how Facebook changed the lives of young people living in the Middle East.

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