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Friday, December 2, 2022



From tech mogul doccies to a Trevor Noah comedy special marathon, DStv Channel 101 has your holiday watch playlist sorted.

Whether you’re planning the getaway of a lifetime, or you’ll be on staycation, one thing is for certain: M-Net is the place to be this festive season. M-Net Channels have quite the line-up planned for your holiday viewing pleasure – from docuseries about tech moguls to the top films and shows on M-Net and M-Net Movies. There’s something for everyone this December and January.

With his return to the live circuit – and South Africa – coming up, M-Net Movies 3 has a treat for Trevor Noah lovers: several of his stand-up specials and favourites will be broadcast, including Nationwild, Daywalker 1 and 2, That’s Racist, There’s a Gupta on My Stoep and Welcome to America.

Be sure to catch the following documentaries and specials:

Against All Odds: the Alwyn Uys story (Friday December 16 at 19h00): The story of the Springbok rugby player, left paralysed from the waist down after breaking his back in a car accident.

Glastonbury at 50 (every Saturday and Sunday from December 17 2022 until January 1 2023, at 18h00): A fascinating, in-depth look at one of the most iconic music festivals on earth.

Unstoppable: The Rebecca Nagel Story (Saturday December 17 at 19h00): The story of the first woman to complete a half marathon trail event in a wheelchair unassisted.

Adele: 30 Greatest Moments (Friday December 23 at 19h00): An exclusive insight into the career of one of history’s biggest-selling artists.

The Elon Musk Show (premiering Monday December 26 at 19h00): A three-part special on one of the world’s most powerful tech moguls. How did he become the unstoppable force he is today?

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 inductions (Saturday December 31 at 21h00): The glitter and pizzazz of one of the world’s most famous music institutions, featuring Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and the Eurhythmics, among many big names.

Royal Variety Performance (music special) (Saturday, December 31 at 19h00) The multi-award winning comedian and actor Lee Mack is to host The Royal Variety Performance 2022 from the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London.


Sunday night movies at 20h00:

The King’s Man (December 4): Star-studded spy action thriller directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Taron Egerton, Gemma Arterton, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Rhys Ifans and Ralph Fiennes.

Moonfall (December 11): Sci-fi action starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley and Donald Sutherland.

The Bad Guys (December 18): Adventure comedy starring Sam Rockwell, Zazie Beetz, Awkwafina and Richard Ayoade.

Rumble (December 25): Animated comedy starring WWE superstar Roman Reigns, Will Arnett and Terry Crews.


M-Net Movies

Christmas Is Cancelled (M-Net Movies 1): A romantic comedy starring Hailey Orrantia, Dermot Mulroney and Janel Parrish.

The Holiday (M-Net Movies 1): A Christmas romcom classic starring Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black, about two women who swap lives and homes for the holiday season.

Shrek trilogy (M-Net Movies 1): A fan favourite, this animated classic starring Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy is about love, vanity, and the true meaning of human connection.

F9: The Fast Saga (M-Net Movies 2): The latest instalment in the wildly popular series about family, loyalty and, of course, fast cars.

Dune (M-Net Movies 2): A sci-fi visual feast starring a star-studded cast, including Timothee Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Uncharted (M-Net Movies 2): Tom Holland stars in this action adventure about finding a lost treasure.

The Italian Job (M-Net Movies 3): A heist modern classic starring Charlize Theron, Edward Norton and Mark Wahlberg.

Jack Reacher (M-Net Movies 3): Action-packed spy thriller starring the inimitable Tom Cruise.


BoxOffice (some titles running a special festive rental discount!)

A Christmas Mystery (Rent: Dec 1, 2022 – May 30, 2023) An epic adventure spurs this heartwarming holiday movie for the whole family. A group of courageous kids must track down a lost strip of Santa's magical jingle bells to restore Christmas.

Holiday Harmony (Rent: Dec 1 ,2022 – May 30, 2023) Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake get together for a musical special in the Trolls franchise. The first-ever Trolls Kingdom Secret Holiday Gift Swap takes an unexpected turn when Queen Poppy and Branch draw each other's names.

The Wolf and The Lion (Rent: Dec 1 2022 – March 29, 2023) This family movie, with a lot of heart, is driven by an unlikely animal friendship. A young woman returns to her childhood home after her grandfather passes away and finds herself forming a bond with a wolf cub and a lion cub.

Abandoned (Rent: Dec 5 2022 – April 29, 2023) Emma Roberts and Michael Shannon star in this psychological horror about a young couple who moves into a remote farmhouse with their infant son. As the house's ugly past reveals itself, the woman's postpartum psychosis intensifies.

Moonage Daydream (Dec 5 2022 – April 2, 2023) With Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen at the helm, this fascinating documentary takes us on a cinematic journey through David Bowie's creative and musical journey.

Jurassic World Dominion (Dec 12, 2022 – Dec 26, 2022) 50% off! Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, Biosyn operatives attempt to track down Maisie Lockwood, while Dr Ellie Sattler investigates a genetically engineered swarm of giant insects.

Minions Rise of Gru (Dec 12, 2022 – Dec 26, 2022) 50% off! The sequel to the spin-off prequel Minions that tells the untold story of one twelve-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain.

Gone In The Night (Rent: Dec 12, 2022 – April 9, 2023) Truth is stranger than fiction in this mystery thriller. A couple arrives at a remote cabin in the redwoods to find it's already occupied. With nowhere else to go, they decide to share the cabin with these strangers.

Ticket To Paradise (Rent: Dec 12, 2022 – April 9, 2023) Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite as co-stars in a delightful romcom. A divorced couple decides to team up and stop their lovestruck daughter from making the same mistake they once made.

Don't Look Deeper (Rent: Dec 14, 2022 – April 11, 2023) Don Cheadle and Emily Mortimer star in this near-future sci-fi. A high school senior learns a life-changing, dark secret about herself. Instead of dreaming about graduation and college, she's suddenly running for her life.

Big Trip 2: Special Delivery (Rent: Dec 17, 2022 – April 24, 2023) An adventure-filled animation which the whole family will enjoy. Two friends, a bear and a rabbit, accidentally end up caring for a grizzly bear cub. Together they go on an adventure to get the baby back home.

See How They Run (Rent: Dec 30, 2022 – May 27, 2023) You might find it difficult not to jump to conclusions in this mystery-filled comedy. In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play are derailed when a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.

The Northman (Rent: Dec 22, 2022 – April 19, 2023) A star-studded cast brings the legend of Amleth to life in this epic revenge thriller. A Viking prince undertakes an adventurous quest to seek justice for his murdered father.

Smile (Rent: Dec 22, 2022 - Dec 12, 2023) A horror film that will leave you asking, what makes you smile? After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, a doctor starts experiencing frightening, unexplained incidences.

Tad: The Lost Explorer And The Emerald Tablet (Rent: Dec 22, 2022 – Dec 12, 2023) An adventure-filled animation. After Tad accidentally unleashes a curse that endangers the lives of his friends, he sets out on a quest to reverse the mummy's curse.

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (Rent: Dec 26, 2022 – April 23, 2023) An endearing film proving you should never give up on your dreams. A tale of haute couture in collaboration with the House of Dior weaves the story of a widowed cleaner who sets out to own a beautiful Dior designer dress.

The Munsters: (Rent: Dec 16, 2022 – April 23, 2023) A lovelorn, 150-year-old vampire is looking for the man of her nightmares in this Transylvanian romance. She falls fangs over feet for a 7-foot-tall green experiment with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, her father has other plans for her.

Mr Bones 3: Son Of Bones Leon Schuster returns with his uniquely South African brand of comedy for this third instalment. Ageing but unbeaten, Bones and his son, Mathambo, battle two unscrupulous oil diggers who are trying to steal the treasures of Kuvukiland.


Films for the little ones

They haven’t forgotten about the little ones – M-Net Movies 4 has a Kids’ Club festival (on Channel 108) from December 1 to January 15 that will broadcast films such as Kindergarten Cop, My Spy, The Tooth Fairy, and School of Rock. Also remember to tune in to the M-Net: All Stars popup channel (on Channel 111) from December 15 2022 until January 2, 2023. It will feature nail-biting action from big names such as Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.


For more information on these titles – as well as to see the full festive line-up – visit the M-Net Website  and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.