Sunday Night Movies this July

22 June 2016
Check out the Sunday night movies coming to M-Net and M-Net Movies Premiere this July.
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Check out the Sunday night movies coming to M-Net and M-Net Movies Premiere this July.

3 July: Jurassic World

Directed by Colin Trevorrow

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D'Onofrio

Did You Know: The scene where the Mosasaurus is fed a great white shark is a nod to Steven Spielberg, who directed Jurassic Park (the first film in the franchise) and the shark-infested Jaws.

Why You Should Watch It: If you were a fan of the first movie, which was released back in 1993, that’s reason enough. The film will send you tripping down nostalgia lane with all its tips of the hat to Spielberg’s cinematic groundbreaker. If you weren't around 23 years ago, watch it for the awesome dino action and a great star turn from Chris Pratt.

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10 July: Schuks! Pay Back the Money!

Directed by Gray Hofmeyr

Starring Leon Schuster, Desmond Dube and Gerrit Schoonhoven

Did You Know: Director Gray Hofmeyr and star Leon Schuster have made nine feature films together.

Why You Should Watch It: You’ll get to play spot the local celebrity, as familiar faces pop in and out of the film.

17 July: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Directed by Wes Ball

Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario and Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Did You Know: Thomas Brodie-Sangster auditioned for Gally, but landed the role of Newt. If you’re wondering why he looks so familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen him as Jojen Reed in Game of Thrones. If you have a really good memory, you’ll remember him as Liam Neeson’s adorable stepson in Love Actually.

Why You Should Watch It: Like Jurassic World, it’s part of a franchise: so if you’ve watched the first movie, there’s no chance you’re missing the second.

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24 July: Wild Card

Directed by Simon West

Starring Jason Statham, Michael Angarano and Milo Ventimiglia

Did You Know: The screenplay was written by William Goldman, and is based on his book, Heat. The author penned the fantasy novel The Princess Bride, which he would later adapt for the screen.

Why You Should Watch It: Besides the fact that it’s directed by action movie maestro Simon West – who helmed action favourites like Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Expendables 2 – it has Jason Statham in it. As usual, he’s kicking and punching his way through the story, just the way we love.

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31 July: Mad Max: Fury Road

Directed by George Miller

Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult

Did You Know: Mel Gibson was set to return as Max, until personal scandals drove him off the project. Next in line was Heath Ledger, who sadly passed away before anything was confirmed, leaving the road open for Tom Hardy.

Why You Should Watch It: Where do we begin? There are so many reasons to watch it, whether you’ve watched the first three films or not. There’s Charlize Theron’s tough-as-nails, don’t-mess-with-me-or-my-girls performance as Imperator Furiosa; Tom Hardy’s dark broodiness as the title character; Nicholas Hoult’s madcap insanity as Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne’s villainous return to the franchise; and George Miller’s incredible work orchestrating the chaos in the midst of the desert’s searing glory, working alongside a crew whose mind-blowing effects helped the movie win six Oscars – and that’s just the half of it!

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Tune into your Sunday night movie every week at 20:05 on M-Net and 20:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere.

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