SPOTLIGHT | Samuel L Jackson, Maggie Q in ‘Protégé’; ‘Malignant’ at cinemas; & win Showmax subscription vouchers

Action thriller Protégé and fright-fest director James Wan’s Malignant on the big screen, with trailer debuts of Roland Emmerich's newest disaster movie Moonfall, and King Richard. We also meet the cast of SF epic Dune

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In this week’s episode, we look at two exciting new movie releases at cinemas, the action thriller Protégé’ and horror slasher Malignant.  We also show a glimpse of the fabulous cast of the much-anticipated release of Dune (October 22) at the Venice Film Festival, as well as trailer debuts of King Richard, about the man behind tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams, with Will Smith, and Roland Emmerich’s action disaster film Moonfall, coming to cinemas next year.

Protégé features lead actress Maggie Q as the world’s most skilled contract killer, vowing revenge after her mentor is brutally killed. Look out for fellow assassin Michael Keaton and Samuel L Jackson as the ultimate saviour.

Iconic horror director James Wan (Conjuring, Saw, Insidious, Annabelle etc) brings his latest fright fest to the big screen with Malignant. The film centres around Madison, played by Annabelle Wallis, who is plagued by shocking visions of grisly murders. Her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.  Definitely not for the faint of heart. 

We celebrate the release of Arena Holdings’ United Apart, now on Showmax. Click to have a look at the trailers of these great movies below:

Don’t forget, cinemas are open with entertaining movies on the big screen, and social distancing and health protocols ensure it's one of the best places to spend your free time.

Presenter Collette Prince is dressed by Kalea Collective.

Win a subscription to Showmax

To celebrate United Apart now streaming on Showmax, we are giving away two three-month subscription vouchers

To enter the draw, SMS the keyword SPOTLIGHT and your answer to 41742 before 12pm on September 15.

SMSs are charged at R1.50 each.

Question: On which streaming platform is United Apart now showing?

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. By entering participants agree to have their names published on TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE and Spotlight SA on Facebook. Employees of Arena Holdings and their family members are not eligible to enter.