What's on the box this weekend

By Wendy Stelzmann
29 May 2014

Sci-fi fans, book your spot on that couch on Friday to catch Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3. There are some good movies for the kids on Saturday like Toy Story 3 and giggles for the grown-ups on Sunday night.

Sci-fi fans, book your spot on that couch on Friday to catch Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3. There are some good movies for the kids on Saturday like Toy Story 3 and giggles for the grown-ups on Sunday.

Five things to watch this weekend

Friday 30 May

Alien 3

e.tv 10.45 pm

Tough pilot Ellen Ripley has escaped from the aliens and crashes on a remote planet housing an all-male penal colony. While waiting to be rescued Ripley discovers the reason for her crash – an alien stowaway. And of course the beastie can’t wait to get its claws into her.

Saturday 31 May

Toy Story 3

SABC2 4 pm

Andy’s off to college and Buzz, Woody and the other toys are donated to a kiddie day-care centre. The problem facing the gang now is that the day-care kids are a bit rough and so they plot to get home to Andy, where they’ll be safe and loved.

Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

e.tv 8 pm

It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but this is a fun movie that tweenies will probably enjoy. Teenager Percy discovers he’s the son of a Greek god and is tasked with finding Zeus’s stolen lightning bolt in fourteen days so Zeus can destroy humankind. And so begins a dangerous quest!

Sunday 1 May

Identity Thief

M-Net 8.05 pm

Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy team up as an unlikely comedy duo – his identity’s been stolen and she’s the one who’s been living it up pretending to be him. He embarks on a cross-country trip to find and confront her – with hilarious results.

Jerry Maguire

e.tv 9.50 pm

Even if you’ve already seen it this movie is worth watching again. Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jnr both shine in their roles – Tom as a slick sports agent who grows a conscience and Cuba as an underrated American football star who becomes his only chance at salvation. (You can even watch it just to see Cuba’s awesome handlebar moustache!)

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