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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


M-Net Action is an adrenaline-driven channel on DStv, featuring action-packed movies and series. Movies to look forward to this February:

February 11 at 20h00: Vertical Limit (2000). Director: Martin Campbell, starring Scott Glenn and Chris O'Donnell. Photographer Peter Garrett, an ex-mountain climber who retired from the sport after his father was killed in a climbing accident, finds himself in a challenging position when his sister and her entrepreneurial-minded partner Elliot become trapped in a in a vertical cave atop the perilous K2, the world's second highest mountain.

February 12 at 20h00: Flashback (1990). Director: Franco Amurri, starring Dennis Hopper and Kiefer Sutherland. An FBI agent escorts a throwback from the '60s, a ranting merry prankster still fighting the system.

February 16 at 20h30: The Dead Undead (2010) Director: Matthew R Anderson and Edward Conna, starring Forrest J Ackerman and Joshua Alba. Good vampires battle zombie vampires to keep the infection from spreading.

February 22 at 20h30: The Ghost and the Darkness (1996). Director: Stephen Hopkins, starring Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer. An Irish engineer and a US hunter stalk two lions decimating a construction crew in East Africa.

February 23 at 20h30: Last Light (1993). Director: Kiefer Sutherland, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Witaker. Death row inmate Denver Bayliss and prison guard Fred Whitmore form an unlikely friendship as the prisoner awaits execution.

February 25 at 20h00: Matador (2005). Director: Richard Shepard, starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear. When a travelling salesman, Danny Wright, accidentally meets up with Julian Noble, a hit man, at a Mexico City bar, their subsequent evening together intertwines their lives in an unexpected, but lasting bond.

February 29 at 20h30: Bopha (1983). Director: Lewis Teague starring Danny Glover and Malcolm McDowell: This is an anti-apartheid story about a black family living in a township outside of Johannesburg. The father, a senior black police officer in his township, that has risen to power under the Afrikaner rule. His son, however, favours majority rule and is an instigator in the student uprising against repression and police force.