Welcome to What’s Hot On The Screen, a weekly round-up of some of the new and interesting releases in the world of online, film and television; based in South Africa. Listen to this week’s YFM Round-Up here: https://echocast.fabrik.fm/755V6xVnZDr1BP
Streaming Releases and Highlights
Boca a Boca – Netflix
Straight from Brazil, you’ll find Netflix’s latest teen-drama hybrid in the form of Boca a Boca, also known as The Kissing Game. Boca a Boca takes us from our current Co-Vid pandemic-filled existence into a completely separate one where a deadly virus is transmitted through lip-locking. The first episode is a healthy mix of salacious, mysterious and slow-burn.
Us – Showmax
This is Jordan Peele’s sophomore hit-horror is now available on Showmax for your viewing pleasure. The 2019 film was both a critical and commercial success that saw Oscar-Winning Lupita Nyon’go being one of the biggest award-nominees and winners this past award-season for her stirring role in this film.
Fatal Affair – Netflix
Veteran actors Nia Long and Omar Epps go head-to-head in this brand new Netflix Original. Fatal Affair finds Long as a prominent lawyer in a stable yet stale 20-year marriage, however things take a turn for the interesting when she reconnects with an old-college friend, Epps.
Local Films this Sunday
For those interested in watching and consuming local films on television, this Sunday 19th July brings you three South African films to choose from 1) Mrs. Right Guy, 2) For Love and Broken Bones and Moeder en Bloed.
Mrs Right Guy (2016) – Mzansi Magic at 20h00
Dineo Moeketsi, Lehasa Moloi and Thapelo Mokeona star in this hit romance-drama that raked in over R7 million within it’s local box-office run.
For Love and Broken Bones – Mzansi Bioskop at 20h00
From the Bomb-Shelter comes this SAFTA-Nominated period-piece, a lonely and ruthless debt collector falls in love with a feisty and passionate wedding planner, who also happens to be his latest assignment.
Moeder en Bloed – E Extra at 19h00
Inspired by true events. Moeder-en-Bloed is a period-piece that takes place during the Anglo Boer War. Prisoners of war take a stand against their captors at the notorious St. Helena concentration camp.