What to watch on the small screen this weekend

By Charlene
10 January 2014

Get the popcorn ready! There are plenty of great viewing options on the small screen this weekend. Soccer fans, especially, are in for a treat.

Popcorn time! Friday 10 January

The Gods Must Be Crazy

SABC2 20:30

If you’re in the mood for a laugh, be sure to catch this old-school Jamie Uys hit from 1980 – a khoisan’s family is torn apart by a glass bottle that fell from the sky and he’s made it his mission to take it back to the gods that sent it to him.

The Replacement Killers

e.tv 20:30

If it’s action with an oriental flavour that you’re after, don’t miss Mira Sorvino and Chow Yun Fat teaming up as a woman who saves a hitman when he’s double-crossed by his bosses. The Cyborg e.tv 22:20 Jean-Claude Van Damme does what he does best – playing a cyborg, shooting guns and kicking people in the face as he tries to save humankind from a debilitating plague. Saturday 11 January

CHAN Soccer Tournament

SABC1 18:00

It’s finally here – the Africa Nations Championship kicks off tonight as Bafana Bafana take on our neighbours from Mozambique in the opener. Ladies, say goodbye to your guys for the next month!

The Princess and the Frog

SABC3 19:30

Romance is in the air tonight in this cute animation about a waitress searching for her Prince Charming. Could he be the frog that she’s going to kiss? Or will his curse transform her into a frog too? Hopping good fun for the family.

Will she find happily ever after with her prince? Will she find happily ever after with her prince? Gulliver’s Travels e.tv 20:00 Jack Black brings his brand of humour to the classic tale of a man who finds himself marooned on an island full of teeny tiny people. Watch it if only to see what it would be like if the funnyman was the size of Godzilla. Be afraid, people – be very afraid! Sunday 12 January

3 Ninjas: High Noon At Mega Mountain

e.tv 13:30

It’s family fun as the kung-fu kids take on a gang of evil ninjas that now control their local amusement park. And who’s that helping them win the fight? It’s none other than WWE legend Hulk Hogan!

CHAN Soccer Tournament

SABC1 17:00 & 20:00

There’s double the footie fun today, guys – first up it’s Zimbabwe taking on Morocco, followed by Uganda facing off with Burkina Faso. Laduma!

Independence Day

e.tv 20:00

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and the guy who turned into a fly in that horror movie have their hands full tonight – aliens have come to Earth and they’re not here on holiday. It’s up to the two heroes to save the world and get the girls.

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