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What’s on TV: Sunday movies 30 August – ‘Star Wars IX’, ‘Venom’ and more [video]

It’s movie time! Here’s the Sunday night movie lineup: John Boyega and Daisy Ridley in ‘Star Wars IX’, Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in ‘Venom’, and Keanu Reeves in ‘Point Break’.

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If you need some distraction from the current state of affairs, here are a few suggestions from tonight’s Sunday movie lineup. Turn to M-Net, Action Plus, eTV and SABC 3.

Sunday movie: M-Net ‘Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker Plot

When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts.

Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order’s plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.

On air: Sunday, 30 August, 20:30 on M-Net, Channel 101

Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker trailer

Warning: Some flashing-lights scenes in this film may effect photosensitive viewers.

Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker voice cast and characters

  • Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, the Force-sensitive leading general of the Resistance, widow of Han Solo, mother to Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker’s twin sister, and Darth Vader’s daughter.
  • Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, the last Jedi Master and maternal uncle of Kylo Ren
  • Adam Driver as Ben Solo / Kylo Ren, the Supreme Leader of the First Order.
  • Daisy Ridley as Rey a former scavenger from Jakku, member of the Resistance, the last Jedi, apprentice of the Skywalkers, and granddaughter of Palpatine.
  • John Boyega as Finn, a member of the Resistance and a former stormtrooper (FN-2187) who defected from the First Order
  • Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron a high-ranking X-wing fighter pilot and commander of the Resistance
  • Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, a humanoid protocol droid in the service of General Leia Organa.
  • Naomi Ackie as Jannah former Stormtrooper of the First Order (TZ-1719) living on the planet Kef Bir, who aids the Resistance
  • Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, the First Order’s second-in-command
  • Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde, a high-ranking general in the First Order, who previously served in the Galactic Empire
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, a former space pirate and ally of the Resistance
  • Keri Russell as Zorii Bliss, an old acquaintance of Poe’s from Kijimi

Movies Action Plus – ‘Venom

Venom Plot

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom – leaving him with superhuman strength and power.

Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating.

On air: Sunday, 30 August, 20:30 on M-Net, Channel 106

Watch: Venom trailer

Venom main cast and characters

  • Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, an investigative journalist who becomes the host of an alien symbiote, Venom, that imbues him with super-human abilities.
  • Michelle Williams as Anne Weying, a district attorney and Eddie’s ex-fiancée.
  • Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake / Riot, a genius inventor and leader of the Life Foundation experimenting on the symbiotes.
  • Scott Haze as Roland Treece, Drake’s head of security.
  • Reid Scott as Dan Lewis, Anne’s new boyfriend, a doctor who tries to help Eddie.
  • Jenny Slate as Life Foundation scientist Dora Skirth,
  • Melora Walters as Maria, a homeless woman
  • Chris O’Hara as astronaut John Jameson.

Sunday movie: eTVPoint Break

Point Break Plot

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah, infiltrates the suspected gang.

But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They’re surfers — led by the charismatic Bodhi – who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler, who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

On air: Sunday, 30 August, 21:50 on eTV

Watch: Point Break movie trailer

Point Break cast and characters

  • Patrick Swayze as Bodhi
  • Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah
  • Gary Busey as Angelo Pappas
  • Lori Petty as Tyler Endicott
  • John C. McGinley as FBI Director Ben Harp
  • James LeGros as Roach
  • John Philbin as Nathanial
  • Lee Tergesen as Rosie
  • Bojesse Christopher as Grommet
  • Vincent Klyn as Warchild
  • Chris Pedersen as Bunker
  • Anthony Kiedis as Tone

Sunday movie: SABC 3‘The Insider’

The Insider‘ Plot

After seeking the expertise of former “Big Tobacco” executive Jeffrey Wigand, seasoned TV producer Lowell Bergman suspects a story lies behind Wigand’s reluctance to speak.

As Bergman persuades Wigand to share his knowledge of industry secrets, the two must contend with the courts and the corporations that stand between them and exposing the truth.

All the while, Wigand must struggle to maintain his family life amidst lawsuits and death threats.

On air: Sunday, 30 August, 21:30 on SABC 3

Watch: The Insider movie trailer

The Insider characters

  • Al Pacino as Lowell Bergman
  • Russell Crowe as Dr. Jeffrey Wigand
  • Christopher Plummer as Mike Wallace
  • Diane Venora as Liane Wigand
  • Philip Baker Hall as Don Hewitt
  • Lindsay Crouse as Sharon Tiller
  • Debi Mazar as Debbie De Luca
  • Renee Olstead as Deborah Wigand
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg as Barbara Wigand
  • Stephen Tobolowsky as Eric Kluster

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