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Not sure what to watch this weekend? Here’s our pick of the week

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New local comedy box set: Radio Raps

The East Rand is big on YouTube, thanks to Jonathan from Radio Raps. This guy isn’t afraid of speaking his mind, and his videos get millions of hits. And now we bring you the Radio Raps Box Set on ShowMax this weekend, Life 101 and Life 102, recordings of Jonathan’s live show.

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New season: Bosch S2

Harry Bosch, the grizzled LAPD detective, hunts down criminals in the Hollywood precinct. In true noir fashion, Bosch’s latest caseload starts with the dead body of a rich man. Bosch S2 will satisfy your craving for crime drama with depth, as characters tackle several crimes at once.

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New family drama: Big Love S1 – S2

Bill Henrickson is a loving husband, father and community leader … with three wives and nine children. Bill is a fundamentalist Mormon, running his business in Salt Lake City while building a political career. One of HBO’s most successful and ground-breaking shows, starring Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
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New comedy movie: Pootie Tang (2001)

Meet Pootie Tang: ghetto music star, warrior for justice, enemy of Corporate America and dangerous belt fighter. He’s so cool, he doesn’t even need words, and he can deflect bullets with his ponytail. Pootie Tang’s enemies will discover this the hard way: “Putty gonna sine your pitty on the runny kine!”

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New crime thriller: In Too Deep (1999)

Jeffrey Cole (Omar Epps) is a brilliant undercover cop who steps up to infiltrate the gang of drug lord Dwayne “God” Gittens (LL Cool J)i. But the longer Cole works at getting close to Gittens, the more he starts slipping away from his family and the force. Can he get out before he loses himself – or his life?

New comedy-drama: The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

Francis and Tim dream of romance and becoming comic book stars. But when their school matriarch Sister Assumpta confiscates a comic they’d been working on, they hatch a plot to put the nun in her place. This unique coming-of-age film mixes reality and animated fantasy brilliantly.
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New thriller: Red Eye (2005)

Fasten your seatbelts for a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. When Lisa meets charming Jackson at the airport, she almost forgets she’s on her way to her grandmother’s funeral. But once their flight takes off, Lisa realises something’s not right: Jackon is not who he claims to be …
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New drama: The Shipping News (2001)

Kevin Spacey is Quoyle, a man beaten down by life, a failing marriage and a sudden tragedy. But then his long-lost aunt appears and convinces him to move to his ancestral home in a small town off the coast of Newfoundland. Here Quoyle not only discovers his roots, but also his future.


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New documentary: Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert (2014)

This eye-opening documentary shows how the American capitalist system causes single, working mothers to fail to get ahead. Katrina Gilbert is the “everywoman” – a single mother of three children living in a trailer – underpaid, overworked, uninsured and desperate to improve her kids’ lives.


 

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