SPOTLIGHT | Cinemas reopen; ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’; plus win exclusive merchandise

This week: a wild new journey for Space Jam fans on the big screen offers fun for the whole family as the entire Looney Tunes line-up helps LeBron James battle the villain, while the basketball star offers his insights on his role

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This week, we celebrate the return to cinemas with an in-depth look at the looney entertainment delivered by the much anticipated release of Space Jam: A New Legacy.

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Offering fun for the entire family, this movie is not a reboot of Space Jam but a sequel with an entirely new storyline. Basketball star LeBron James takes up where Michael Jordan left off in the 1996 Space Jam instalment, and we hear his insights about his character and the film. You can look forward to the return of the entire Looney Tunes family, this time helping James save his son from Al G Rhythm, played by Don Cheadle. The Goon Squad has been upgraded courtesy of improved animation and CGI.

We feature the film's famous Pump up the Jam theme song in its new version by American rapper Lil Uzi Vert, which offers a techno-digital remix for younger audiences while remaining loyal to the iconic brand that is Space Jam.

The film drives the importance of family, and finds that balance between mature audiences’ bond with the franchise and delivering a unique entertainment experience for new fans.

This week’s episode of Spotlight also features a montage reminder of some great films now showing at cinemas, as well as the chance of winning Space Jam: A New Legacy movie merchandise hampers.

Presenter Collette Prince is dressed by Kalea Collective.

Win merchandise from the much anticipated Space Jam: A New Legacy  

We have five exclusive movie merchandise hampers of Space Jam: A New Legacy up for grabs for five lucky Spotlight viewers.

To enter the draw, SMS the keyword SPOTLIGHT and your answer to 41742 before 12pm on August 4.

SMSs are charged at R1.50 each.

Question: Which American rapper has done a remix of Pump up the Jam in Space Jam: A New Legacy’?

Winners will be drawn randomly and notified by SMS after the competition has closed. Entrants’ personal details will not be retained for marketing purposes. Winners have to provide proof of age (ID/driver’s licence) and cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.