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Glitz Africa Weekend Watch List

The category this weekend is range – and who better to act out the theory than the one and only Angelina Jolie. With an acting Oscar trophy and a humanitarian statue for her impassioned campaign works, Jolie has walked through Hollywood breaking glass ceilings from action genres to drama-oriented films.

In her storied career, Jolie has literally done it all, playing: a drained mother reeling over her missing son in ‘Changeling’, a charismatic rebel in ‘Girl Interrupted’, a mistress of evil in ‘Maleficent’, a gorgeous woman with questionable motives in ‘The Tourist’ among others.

She will soon be entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe with ‘Eternals’ as a member of a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on earth for thousands of years battling evil deviants. The film is expected to return Jolie to her action elements as her latest thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ had her boxed in the arena of kill to survive.

Tagged multiple times as Hollywood’s highest-paid actress, it’s never a waste watch with Jolie inside doing what she does best – impressive acting.

On our weekend watch list this week, we throw in the dice to revisit some of Jolie’s best works spanning her decades long career on the big screen.

 

‘Mr. AND MRS. SMITH’

SYNOPSIS: A husband and wife struggle to keep their marriage alive until they realise they are both secretly working as assassins. Now, their respective assignments require them to kill each other.

DIRECTOR: Doug Liman

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Amazon Prime Video

 

‘SALT’

SYNOPSIS: CIA agent Evelyn Salt’s life takes an ugly turn when she is accused of planning the assassination of the Russian president. However, she flees and sets out to prove her innocence.

DIRECTOR: Philip Noyce

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

 

THE TOURIST’

SYNOPSIS: Frank, an American tourist, is visiting Italy to deal with a recent heartbreak. Elise sits with him on a Venice-bound and makes everyone believe that he is her lover, who is wanted by the police.

DIRECTOR: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

 

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD’

SYNOPSIS: Still reeling from the loss of three lives, Hannah is a smoke jumper who’s perched in a watchtower high above the Montana wilderness. She soon encounters Connor, a skittish boy who’s bloodied, traumatized and on the run in the remote forest. As Hannah tries to bring him to safety, she’s unaware of the real dangers to follow: two relentless killers hunting Connor, and a fiery blaze consuming everything in its path.

DIRECTOR: Taylor Sheridan

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: HBO Max

 

‘BONE COLLECTOR’

SYNOPSIS: Lincoln, a detective who has quadriplegia, is on the case of a serial killer who abducts his victims and brutally kills them. Soon, the killer begins to leaves clues for him and his partner.

DIRECTOR: Phillip Noyce

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

GIRL, INTERRUPTED

SYNOPSIS: A directionless teenager, Susanna, is rushed to Claymoore, a mental institution, after a supposed suicide attempt. There, she befriends a group of troubled women who deeply influence her life.

DIRECTOR: James Mangold

AVAIALBLE TO WATCH: Netflix

 

‘MALEFICENT’ 

SYNOPSIS: Maleficent is a kind-hearted fairy, who is deceived by the love of her life, Stefan. Soon, she places a curse on his daughter, Aurora, in order to exact revenge.

DIRECTOR: Robert Stromberg

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Amazon Prime Video

 

CHANGELING

SYNOPSIS: After Christine’s only son goes missing, she reaches out to the LAPD to help her find him. They find a boy fitting her son’s description five months later, but she insists that he is not her son.

DIRECTOR: Clint Eastwood

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Amazon Prime Video

 

TOMB RAIDER’

SYNOPSIS: Lara Croft, an adventurer, embarks on a journey to find an artefact that possesses the ability to control time. A secret society wants to lay its hands on the relic for its own immoral purposes.

DIRECTOR: Simon West

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Amazon Prime Video

 

WANTED’

SYNOPSIS: A young man, Wesley, learns that his long lost father is an assassin. When his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father’s old organisation and trained by a man named Sloan.

DIRECTOR: Timur Bekmambetov

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Netflix

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