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SPOTLIGHT | Spider-Man in battle for his future; Diana fights for hers in 'Spencer'

No Way Home edition of Spider-Man sees Dr Strange drafted in to help our hero, while Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Princess Di is garnering accolades

Spotlight is our entertainment bite-sized snapshot featuring new entertainment releases in SA, exclusive film trailers and much more. New episodes are out every Thursday on Sunday Times Lifestyle, Sowetan Entertainment and on YouTube, plus you can follow Spotlight on Facebook.

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In this week’s episode of Spotlight, it's a royal family drama on at cinemas, as we have a look at the failing marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles in the film Spencer, while  Spider-Man is in a heap of trouble as he breaks the multiverse in Spider-Man: No Way Home

In a reimagining of that famous Christmas weekend at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham Estate in 1991, Spencer looks at the culmination of the course of events that ultimately ended in Diana Spencer’s decision to end her marriage and not become the future queen. The film reveals the intimacies behind the royal family’s closed doors, and examines Princess Diana’s decision to build an identity for herself and offer the best of herself to her beloved boys.

Directed by Pablo Larrain, Spencer stars Kristen Stewart in her best role to date. Critical acclaim for her role as Diana has resulted in nominations, among others, for a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Movie award. Don't miss this powerful portrayal, on now in cinemas.

Look out for Spotlight’s interviews with both Stewart and Larrain.

The second movie release at cinemas this week is Spider-Man: No Way Home. Peter Parker's life has turned completely upside down as his identity has been revealed. He enlists the help of Doctor Strange to try to turn back the hands of time, but things go badly wrong. Along with Tom Holland in the titular role, the film stars Zendaya, Willem Dafoe and Benedict Cumberbatch.

We head out to Nu Metro at Emperor’s Palace to have a look at some of the premium cinema formats such as 4DX, VIP and Xtreme in which to enjoy Spider-Man, and The Matrix Resurrections, in Xtreme from next week (releasing from December 22).

Head over to @Spotlight South Africa on Facebook, for the new trailer releases of The Matrix Resurrections (December 22) and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15 2022).

For full interviews, breaking news, trailers, clips and competition details, visit our Spotlight Facebook page. See you at the movies!

Presenter Collette Prince is dressed by Kalea Collective.


Win movie tickets and a snack

This week, you stand a chance of winning a medium soda and popcorn with two tickets for a 4DX, or two tickets for an Xtreme cinema experience, courtesy of Nu Metro Cinemas.

To enter, visit Spotlight SA on Facebook for all the details


Terms and conditions apply.

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.



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