DStv Highlights: BoxOffice Brings Hot RENTertainment this February

February is the month of love and BoxOffice is here to sweep subscribers off their feet with exciting blockbuster films. Get a DStv Explora decoder to immerse yourself and your loved one in the world of side-splitting comedies, thrilling suspense dramas, adrenalin-pumping action flicks and chilling horror movies.

DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact subscribers will have an opportunity to select from the wide range of entertaining movies to ensure that they’re constantly updated when it comes to the latest and best films in the world right in the comfort of their own homes.

On February 2 kick-off your at-home film fest on with the bone-chilling horror flick, Annabelle. In this spooky tale starring Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton, a man named John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle. Keep your comfort-blanket close by because this horror film based on a true story.

After Anabelle, a comedy palate cleanser will come in handy. Enter…The Longest Week to the rescue. Let Jason Bateman amuse you in his role as Conrad, an immature man-child who has spent his life in a chic Manhattan Hotel ever since his parents decided to take a 20-year vacation to Paris, leaving him to be raised by hotel staff at the age of 11. His spoiled life comes to an end when he loses his trust fund as a result of his parents’ divorce and is forced out on the street. The film also stars Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup and will be available from the 4th of February.

If you feel you’ve gained back your equilibrium enough to watch another film based on a historical figure, then catch Dracula Untold from 09 February. The story chronicles a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them and in the process begins his tragic transformation into the eternally infamous vampire. Expect epic fight scenes and lots of blood and gore.

But truth be told, 2014’s most disturbing blood and gore scene award goes to psychological thriller, Gone Girl(also available from 9th of February) starring Ben Afleck and Rosamund Pike whose role recently garnered her a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe and Oscar nominations in the Best Actress category. Based on a best-selling Gillian Flynn novel by the same name, this story revolves around Nick Dunne who reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble, leaving him as a prime suspect. Not one to be missed.

Transport your inner-child to a happy place with this Jonathan Liebesman-directed version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. When New York City is in trouble, it’s up to these four ninja-fighting, pizza-loving brothers to save it. Aided by reporter April O’Neil – played by Megan Fox (Transformers) and their wise master Splinter, these heroes must face their ultimate nemesis – the evil Shredder. This fun action film for the whole family is available from the 10th of February.

He made funk music trendy and made dancing the Mashed Potato in skin-tight bell-bottoms look masculine. There aren’t many people who can claim to have never heard of the legendary James Brown, A.K.A The Godfather of Soul. From 11 February, BoxOffice will be screening Get On Up, a biographical movie starring Dan Aykroyd and Chadwick Boseman which chronicles the life and times of James Brown, from his rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Catch Paul Walker’s final act in a film that turned out to be his last completed project before his tragic death in 2013. In Brick Mansions, Paul plays an undercover Detroit cop who navigates a dangerous neighbourhood that’s surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city. Available on the Box Office from the 21st of February.

Also catch another fallen star, Phillip Seymor Hoffmann is his last leading role in a feature film before his death last year in A Most Wanted Man from the 3rd of February.  When an immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?

If you’re looking for more intense action, then don’t miss Liam Neeson in his tried-tested-and-usually-works role where someone gets kidnapped and it’s his character’s job to find them and eliminate the bad guys. In A Walk Among the Tombstones, Liam is Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside of the law. When he reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered the trafficker’s wife, Scudder learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, and it won’t be the last. Available from the 21st of February.

 

 

As if having access to all these hot blockbusters wasn’t exciting enough, BoxOffice will also be running a monthly competition from 1 February to 30 April 2015 where subscribers will stand a chance to win 1 of 5 Smart TVs every month.  To qualify for entry, eligible customers will have to rent 3 or more movies and be automatically entered into a lucky draw. Remember, the more you rent, the better your chances.

 

For more information of the blockbusters featured on BoxOffice, visit www.boxoffice.dstv.comDStv BoxOffice_opt

Nissan’s Goal of the Tournament Competition

Nissan has partner red with Supersport to give AFCON fans and players the chance to win big in the Goal of the Tournament.

Soccer fans across Africa will be given the opportunity to vote on Orange AFCON 2015’s best and most exciting goals and win a Nissan Qashqai at the end of the tournament. Football fans will be able to vote once a day for their favourite goals on Nissan’s Goal of the Tournament competition page onsupersport.com

The Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Communications & Brand Strategy for Nissan, Roel de-Vries, said, the Goal of the Tournament competition gives football fans the chance to interact with the Orange AFCON tournament in a way that translates the excitement of the pitch directly onto their computer screens and into their lives.

On his part, Brandon Foot, Acting CEO of SuperSport, said they want to be the go-to channel for football fans to be part of the 2015 Orange AFCON action. “We have secured the pay TV rights to broadcast the games, but beyond that we are excited to give fans the opportunity to interact with the tournament in a real and fun way, even once each game ends.”

However, at the end of Orange AFCON 2015, CAF will select the best goal of the tournament, and all fan votes cast for this goal will go into a draw, with the winning fan being randomly selected after the final match on 8 February 2015. The lucky winner will drive away in a brand new Nissan Qashqai.

The player who scores the winning goal in Goal of the Tournament will also be presented with a trophy at the final to celebrate their performance in the Orange AFCON tournament. Renowned British jeweler and luxury goods house, Asprey, famed for its sporting trophy design and manufacture, most notably for Wimbledon and the Barclay’s English Premier League, created the one-of-a-kind trophy.

Visit http://www.supersport.com/competitions/2015AFCON to enter the competition

Termination of Style Network on DStv 31 January 2015

The Style Network (DStv channel 173) will no longer be available on DStv from Sunday, 1 Feb 2015. You can catch exclusive breaking news and in-depth coverage on celebrities, awards show and movie premieres, fashion trends and tips on E! (DStv Channel 124) your No.1 destination for all things pop culture. Celebrity Style Story will also now air on E!  Any recordings of shows from Style will remain on your PVR until you delete them, so they will still be available for you to watch however as the channel will no longer be part of DStv, the content will no longer be available on DStv Catch Up

For more information regarding channel and channel content visit  www.dstv.com

Tom and Jerry Saturday 31 January 2015 07:35AM GMT | Boomerang (302)

Tom and Jerry are tearing through the weekend as they chase after each other and take over Boomerang.

Kids can expect the usual high jinx and fiendish antics from the slapstick classic, Tom and Jerry. Tune in to Boomerang at 7:35AM GMT on Saturday 31 January and get your front row seat to the marathon.

The Sheards Saturday 31 January 2015 8:00AM GMT | BET (135)

Following the lives of Kierra “KiKi” Sheard, 24, and her brother J. Drew Sheard, 22 as they navigate family, friends, and faith in a modern world, we see that there is a lot more to consider when your mother is gospel great Karen Clark Sheard and your father is mega-church pastor father Bishop J. Drew Sheard.

Faith. Music. Sex. Family. Love. Relationships. Choices. These are all issues teens and young adults face.

But when you’re a pastor’s kid and live in a world where drinking, sex and drugs are all considered abominations, these issues become a lot more powerful.

Madea’s Witness Protection Sunday 01 February 2015 6:00PM GMT | M-Net Movies Stars (111)

The CFO of an Investment bank is unaware his firm has been backing a fraud scheme, and he’s the fall guy. With his life at risk, a prosecutor sends him to the safest place he knows, his aunt Madea’s house.

Starring:
Tyler Perry as Madea, Brian Simmons and Joe Simmons
Eugene Levy as George Needleman
Denise Richards as Kate Needleman
Romeo Miller as Jake Nelson

Trace Rewind Sun 01 February 2015 5:00PM GMT /  Trace Urban 325

TRACE Urban goes back in time and brings you all the greatest hits from the 90s and 2000s. From Tupac & Dr Dre’s – California Love, to Eminem’s, Hot In Here, TRACE Urban puts together the top tracks that have moved you for 20 years.

How To Get Away With Murder Monday 02 February 2015 6:00PM GMT | Vuzu Amp Africa (114)

The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class in How to Get Away with Murder.

Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller.

Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee and Katie Findlay amongst others.

The Promise Tuesday 03 February 2015 5:00PM GMT | Zee World (100)

Three sisters suffer a personal loss and their lives are changed forever. Bani, Piya and Rano are three sisters who live in Mount Abu with their father.

Their father dies and Bani promises she will take care of her sisters and also protect Rano and Piya. Bani is given a letter by a family friend Dayal, which states that a friend of their father’s will be their new guardian.

THIS WEEK ON CATCH UP

Did you miss one of your favourite shows or movies last week?  No sweat, we have a great selection of series, movies, sporting shows and actuality programming that is available for you to Catch Up when it suits you.

Remember you can access DStv Catch Up via your PVR, Explora and online here.  There’s a huge selection of content available online that you can stream, and you can also download the DStv Player to download shows and movies to watch later, at your convenience.

This week’s highlights:

New Series

The Honourable Woman: One woman struggles to right her father’s wrongs in a world of conspiracy and espionage.

Here’s a list of other great shows you can expect to find in the DStv Catch Up playlist on your Explora:

  • How to Get Away With Murder
  • For Better or Worse
  • Teen Wolf
  • Nashville
  • Graceland
  • White Collar
  • The Newsroom
  • Dominion
  • Suits
  • The Lottery
  • Mind Games
  • Marvel’s Agent Carter
  • The Mentalist
  • The Fixer
  • Elementary
  • Modern Family
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Crossbones
  • The Millers
  • Mom
  • Gotham
  • About a Boy
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Supernatural
  • Black-ish
  • Stalker
  • The Flash
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Major Crimes
  • CSI
  • Blue Bloods
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Anger Management
  • The Librarians
  • The Musketeers
  • The Graham Norton Show
  • Hair
  • Embarrassing Bodies
  • Orphan Black
  • Jewel for Jim
  • V-Republic
  • Calabash
  • Hotel Majestic
  • Windeck
  • Mashariki Mix
  • Tinsel
  • 53 Extra
  • Jara
  • Mr. & Mrs. Singh
  • Rush

To access DStv Catch Up on your PVR:

–          Press TV GUIDE

–           Scroll down to select “DSTV CATCH UP” and press OK

To access DStv Catch Up on your Explora:

–          Press the CATCH UP button on your Explora remote

Remember, we update all of these shows on a weekly basis, so make sure you never miss a moment.  Check out DStv Catch Up today.

THIS WEEK ON BOX OFFICE

Don’t miss out on these blockbusters available on BoxOffice, enjoy this weekend with these movies.

The Maze Runner

Thomas wakes up trapped in a maze with a group of other boys and has no memory of the outside world other than dreams. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues discovered in the maze, he hopes to uncover his true purpose.

Genre: Action/Mystery/Sci-Fi

Starring: Dylan O’brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen

Available from 2 February 2015.

Annabelle

John has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife — a rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But when their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple, a malevolent entity is conjured up.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard

Available from 2 February 2015.

Dolphin Tale 2

The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

Genre: Drama/Family

Starring: Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble

Available from 3 February 2015.

A Most Wanted Man

When an immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest.

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Grigoriy Dobrygin

Available from 3 February 2015.

The Longest Week

Conrad, has spent his life in a Manhattan Hotel ever since his parents decided to take a 20-year vacation to Paris, leaving him to be raised by hotel staff. His spoiled life comes to an end when he loses his trust fund as a result of his parents’ divorce and is forced out on the street.

Genre: Comedy Drama

Starring: Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup

Available from 4 February 2015.

 

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