What’s on TV, Sunday movies 14 June: Maleficent 2, MI Fallout and more

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

M-Net Movie ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Plot

Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies.

Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army.

On air: Sunday, 14 June, 20:30 on M-Net, Channel 101

Watch: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil trailer

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ main cast and characters

  • Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, a Dark Fey and the former ruler of the Moors; Aurora’s adoptive mother
  • Elle Fanning as Aurora, the current ruler of the Moors; Maleficent’s adoptive daughter; Prince Philip’s wife
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, the power-hungry Queen of Ulstead, John’s wife and Philip’s mother.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Conall, a Dark Fey that rescues Maleficent.
  • Sam Riley as Diaval, a raven that is given human form by Maleficent.
  • Ed Skrein as Borra, a Dark Fey who leads the attack on Ulstead.
  • Harris Dickinson as Prince Phillip, the Prince of Ulstead and Aurora’s lover turned husband.
  • Imelda Staunton as the voice and motion-capture of Knotgrass, a red fairy.
  • Juno Temple as the voice and motion-capture of Thistlewit, a green fairy.
  • Lesley Manville as the voice and motion-capture of Flittle, a blue fairy.

Movies Action+ – ‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’

Mission Impossible: Fallout Plot

Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions.

Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

On air: Sunday, 14 June, 20:05 on M-Net, Channel 106.

Watch: Mission Impossible: Fallout trailer

Mission Impossible: Fallout main cast and characters

  • Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an IMF agent and leader of a team of operatives
  • Henry Cavill as August Walker, a CIA assassin working for the Special Activities Division tasked with monitoring Ethan and his team
  • Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell, an IMF agent and a member of Hunt’s team and his closest friend
  • Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, an IMF technical field agent and a member of Hunt’s team
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, a former MI6 agent who allied with Hunt’s team during Rogue Nation
  • Sean Harris as Solomon Lane, an anarchist mastermind who was the leader of the Syndicate during Rogue Nation
  • Angela Bassett as Erika Sloane, the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency replacing Hunley, and Walker’s superior
  • Vanessa Kirby as Alanna Mitsopolis, a black-market arms dealer also known as the White Widow. She is revealed as the daughter of “Max”, the supporting villain in the original 1996 film.
  • Michelle Monaghan as Julia Meade, a doctor and Ethan’s ex-wife
  • Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley, a former CIA Director who later became the new IMF Secretary at the end of Rogue Nation
  • Wes Bentley as Erik, Julia’s husband
  • Frederick Schmidt as Zola Mitsopolis, Alanna’s brother and primary enforcer

eTV Movie‘Ghost Rider’

‘Ghost Rider’ Plot

Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams.

As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles himself to destroy Blackheart, a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.

On air: Sunday, 14 June, 20:00 on eTV

Watch: ‘Ghost Rider’ movie trailer

‘Ghost Rider’ cast and characters

  • Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider, a motorcycle stunt rider
  • Eva Mendes as Roxanne Simpson, Johnny’s childhood love-interest, and current girlfriend
  • Wes Bentley as Blackheart / Legion, the illegitimate son of Mephisto
  • Sam Elliott as Carter Slade / Caretaker, a former Ghost Rider, and an ally and mentor to Blaze.
  • Donal Logue as Mack, a member of Johnny’s team and his own impresario.
  • Peter Fonda as Mephistopheles / The Devil, with whom Blaze makes a contractual deal
  • Brett Cullen as Barton Blaze, Johnny Blaze’s deceased father, and former motorcycle stunt rider.
  • David Roberts as Captain Jack Dolan, a police captain.
  • Laurence Breuls as Gressil, a Fallen Angel with earth-based powers, and one of Blackheart’s minions.
  • Daniel Frederiksen as Wallow, a Fallen Angel with water-based powers, and one of Blackheart’s minions.
  • Mathew Wilkinson as Abigor, a Fallen Angel with wind-based powers, and one of Blackheart’s minions.
  • Rebel Wilson as a girl in the alley

SABC 3 Movie‘High Crimes’

High Crimes‘ Plot

A happily married, successful lawyer is shocked to learn that her husband has a hidden past as a classified military operative, but is accused of committing a heinous war crime.

As she prepares to defend her husband in a top-secret military court, where none of the rules she knows so well apply, she gets help from a wild card, a former military attorney who doesn’t play by anyone’s rules.

On air: Sunday, 14 June, 21:30 on eTV

Watch: High Crimes movie trailer

‘High Crimes’ characters

  • Ashley Judd as Claire Kubik
  • Morgan Freeman as Charlie Grimes
  • Jim Caviezel as Tom Kubik/Ron Chapman
  • Adam Scott as First Lieutenant Terence Embry
  • Amanda Peet as Jackie Grimaldi
  • Bruce Davison as Brigadier General Bill Marks
  • Juan Carlos Hernández as Major James Hernandez
  • Michael Gaston as Major Waldron
  • Tom Bower as Special Agent Mullins
  • Jude Ciccolella as Colonel Farrell
  • Emilio Rivera as Salvadoran Man
  • Michael Shannon as Troy Abbott
  • Dendrie Taylor as Lola
  • Paula Jai Parker as Gracie
  • Dawn Hudson as Lieutenant Colonel LaPierre
  • Julie Remala as Lisa Stenstrom

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