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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


M-Net Domestic (channel 101) offers two interesting movies over the Easter weekend:

April 22 at 21h30: The Sorcerer's Apprentice was directed by Jon Turteltaub in 2010 and stars Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina. Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy, as his reluctant protégé to defend Manhattan from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl.

April 24 at 20h05: Invictus - PG. Directed in 2009 by Clint Eastwood, the film stars Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Julian Lewis Jones. The setting and date is South Africa, 1995. After surviving years in prison for his efforts to end injustice, Nelson Mandela has led his country to defeat apartheid and has been elected President, but the legacy of 50 years of hatred still threatens to tear South Africa apart. Now, Mandela reaches out to Francois Pienaar, captain of the Springboks, South Africa's national rugby team - long a symbol of white oppression. By championing the Springboks' thousand-to-one chance, Mandela, Pienaar and the Springboks unite 43 million South Africans into one nation dreaming of winning the World Cup of Rugby!