From the small screen to the big screen - 8 new things to watch this weekend

Frankie Faison and Lorraine Toussaint in 'The Village.' (Photo: DStv)
Frankie Faison and Lorraine Toussaint in 'The Village.' (Photo: DStv)

Cape Town – Congratulations, you've made it through another week. Sit back and relax with our handy viewing guide.

On the small screen there's music, weird homes, a conclusion to a riveting thriller, a drama where neighbours are family, and a Christmas movie that will make you believe in Santa Claus again.

On the big screen there is racing, a comedy in which an A.I assistant takes over, and a local film that everyone needs to see.

1) Massive Music

Friday, 22 November

21:30 - Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

Get into weekend mode with this hot music show. Hosted by Lalla Hirayama, Smash Afrika and Anele 'Ney' Zondo this show offers artists interviews, captivating studio performances and a weekly music chart.

2) World's Weirdest Homes

Saturday, 23 November

21:00 - BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

Charlie Luxton explores jaw-dropping homes, from a giant sandcastle and a farm that floats on the ocean, to the world's tallest single-family home, and more.

3) Date My Family

Sunday, 24 November

18:00 - Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)

S7: We all have the ideal partner in mind when it comes to finding someone to date. And as shallow as it may seem, physical attributes are what attracts the bees to the honey. On this show, however, people only get to see their dates on the day they meet. In the meantime, they meet the family of the potential partner and the most impressive family wins a date for their single girl. This season kicks off with Edgar Ledwaba, a 34-year-old bachelor from Pretoria who wants a lady with a great charm but an even better body.

4) The Village


A nurse, a war vet, an immigrant and a law student are some of the people living in a unique apartment building in Boston. But this diverse mix of residents are more than neighbours - they're like family.

5) Klaus


When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.  (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Now showing in cinemas

Ford v Ferrari

France, 1966. American car designer Carrol Shelby and British driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary racecar for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)


Phil has a major dependency issue—he’s addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture "Top 10" lists, and his love life is non-existent. But, his Facebook status is about to change. When he’s forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature: Jexi – an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With Lexi’s help, Phil begins to get a life. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Cut-Out Girls

Cut-Out Girls is the story of how six young women's lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen. Their worlds become intertwined and spiral out of control. A small series of seemingly insignificant moments weave together with devastating consequences. (READ OUR REVIEW HERE)

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht.