Blood Psalms: A Multitude of African Mythologies That Make For An Epic Fantasy

Blood Psalms

Blood Psalms is here. Showmax’s epic fantasy, co-produced by French premium television channel CANAL+, launched on Wednesday the 28th September in a first for South African television. Set in ancient Africa 11 000 years ago, Blood Psalms chronicles the rise to power of a fierce teenage princess who battles a world-ending prophecy to navigate her people through ancient […]

Akin Omotoso Directed Giannis Antetokounmpo Biopic Coming to Disney+ Next Month

Akin Omotoso Giannis Biopic

Akin Omotoso has directed a biopic telling the story of Giannis Antetokounmpo and his family. The biopic, telling the true events of the Antetokounmpo family’s move from Nigeria to Greece, and then to the USA to follow their NBA dreams, will be released by Disney+ as an original film on June 24, 2022. Giannis was […]

Disney+ is coming to DStv subscribers in May

Multichoice Disney+

The Multichoice Group announced that it will bring Disney* to DStv subscribers in May 2022. Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service is the home of movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, […]

The jeen-yuhs of Kanye West: A Look Into The Polarising Artist’s New Documentary

Kanye West jeen-yuhs

Visions – The first episode of the trilogy jeen-yuhs tracking Kanye West’s life as an ambitious producer who wanted to rap. Kanye West is a polarizing character. Many people are divided regarding how they feel about him. There are multitudes of long-standing fans of his who have since fallen out of love with the Chi-town […]

How The Soundtrack of Issa Rae’s Insecure Has Elevated the Artists On It

Issa Rae Insecure Soundtrack

Since its debut in 2016, Issa Rae’s Insecure has been the visual diary of an awkward black girl. Whether you’re screaming with laughter or your jaw has dropped in shock at the dramatic scenes, one of the staples of the beautifully curated experience that is Insecure has been its soundtrack. We’re into the fifth and […]

10 Best Soundtracks of Films Now Showing On Showmax

10 best film soundtracks showmax

From Straight Outta Compton to The Photograph, these are 10 of the best film soundtracks of films now showing on Showmax, in our humble opinion… A major talking point soon after the release of the Fred Hampton biopic, Judas and The Black Messiah (2021), on 12 February 2021, was the soundtrack that accompanied the film. […]

God of the Game. AKA for The Showmax Issue

Kiernan Forbes begins his Showmax documentary, Orchestra on the Square, saying “Excellence to me is a mind state. The gift that I’ve been given, I believe is a gift from God, and God is the perfect example of excellence. God is excellence. And I consider myself the god of the game.” In Greek mythology extreme […]

Her Majesty, The Queen. Busiswa for The Showmax Issue

At the apex of an artist’s creativity lies licence. Definitively, poetic licence is “the freedom an artist or writer has to change details, distort facts, or ignore the usual rules.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that lies are being shared; consider, rather, that conventions of storytelling are shifted to meet the vision of the storyteller. Bending […]

Stogie T is taking his Freestyle Friday talents to Channel O

Rap OG Stogie T introduced us to Freestyle Friday last year as the country was settling into lockdown life. Making SA rap again, his weekly dose of freestyling a verse on his social media kept us entertained throughout lockdown. He put the series to rest in June and mentioned that the second season will be […]

The Joburg Film Festival kicks off today

…and its key objective is to curate, elevate, and celebrate the African film and entertainment industry. Leading up to the festival itself JFF launched its Film Club, which is a series of events celebrating the art of the cinematic experience and the community of film lovers. In its most recent edition, the film club screened […]