A hot movie line-up that will keep away the winter chills

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The best thing about winter weather is catching up on great movies. Here are a few of our top picks.

Blinded by the Light

Set in the late 1980s, a British-Pakistani teenager discovers the music of American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. The rocker’s music – filled with working-class themes – helps the teen understand his family better. But things take a turn when he must choose between his love of music and his father’s expectations.

Sunday 19 July on M-Net (DStv 101) at 20:05

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Rust Creek

This independent thriller will make you want to pack an extra map when you travel. A young college student makes a wrong turn on the way to a job interview. She finds herself stranded in the Kentucky woods without a way to call for help. She must learn to battle the harsh winter elements, outlaws, and other unknown dangers to survive. When a mysterious loner turns up, will he help her escape Rust alive or be her final undoing?

Sunday 19 July on M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 104) at 20:15

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Armed Response

Wesley Snipes plays the leader of a group of highly trained operatives that must go into a top-secret facility to uncover why the AI has suddenly shut down. On arrival, they realise that the team before them has been killed. As they try to find out what happened to the previous team, they all begin to experience strange phenomena.

Sunday 19 July on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) at 20:00

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A rags-to-riches story filled with the musical stylings of Mariah Carey. Billie Frank is abandoned by her mother and grows up in the foster care system. When she is given the opportunity to sing back-up for a major star, it is clear that she has a musical gift. A DJ brings her back to the studio to make music and they fall in love. Her incredible success slowly becomes a burden as creates a rift between her and loved ones.

Saturday 18 July on BET (DStv 129) at 20:00

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Jungle Fever

A 90s Spike Lee classic. A married man finds himself attracted to a co-worker. They begin a passionate affair that is filled with complexity. Besides the obvious complications, they are also dealing with being in an interracial relationship in the tough urban setting of New York.

Monday 20 July on BET (DStv 129) at 22:00

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Peter Parker is a teenager who is being raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents suddenly disappear. He is dealing with high school bullies and his first crush when he discovers a mysterious suitcase that might have answers about what happened to his father. When all signs point to a big company called Oscorp, the teen must decide if he can expose their secrets without giving away his own.

Tuesday 21 July on Studio Universal (DStv 112) at 18:00

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