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SPOTLIGHT | Paw power, African wine team hit our screens; catch Comic Con action; win prizes

Family fun as ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ opens; highlights and movie previews from San Diego Comic Con; refugee sommeliers share their story in doccie ‘Blind Ambition’

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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This week’s episode of Spotlight is filled with new cinema releases, documentaries and a new local action drama series to stream.

The wait is over as animated film DC League of Super-Pets releases in cinemas. It centres on villain Lex Luthor’s obsession with destroying the Justice League, with the aid of Lulu, a menacing guinea pig. But the Super-Pets will stop at nothing to protect the League. Dwayne Johnson is Superman’s dog Krypto and Kevin Hart voices Ace in this hilarious film. Don’t miss the insert of Spotlight’s very own special advance screening, and recommendations by the kids after their Xtreme experience of the film at Nu Metro Emperor’s Palace.

Along with coverage of the San Diego Comic Con, we also feature trailer releases for comic character movies like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Black Adam and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as cinema event movies return in force.

The talk of the town is the much-anticipated local Netflix action drama series, Justice Served, streaming from July 29. Dealing with contemporary themes, the series boasts the cream of the crop in local talent: Hlomla Dandala, Lerato Mvlase, Morne Visser and more. Presenter Collette Prince had the chance to interview the cast about the series and their roles.

A second segment of interviews is with four extraordinary Zimbabwean refugees who formed the first team of sommeliers from their country to enter the World Wine Blind Tasting Championships. The documentary film about them, Blind Ambition, tells a very uplifting and moving story about pushing boundaries against the odds.

There is also forthcoming movie news, and a peek at next week’s big action release: Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock.

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

Presenter Collette Prince is styled and dressed by We Are Egg. Shop online.

We Are Egg is a beautifully curated, experiential department store of local and international fashion, beauty, home, jewellery and food. More details on Instagram about Collette's look of the week here.

Win a ‘Super-Pets’ movie hamper

This week Spotlight is giving away a movie hamper of DC League of Super-Pets goodies.

To enter, visit the Spotlight South Africa Facebook page.

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 South Africa on Facebook. Employees of Arena Holdings and their family members are not eligible to enter.