Friday, October 4
The Legend of Zorro
Star Movies Action, 6.15 pm
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Action)
Don Alejandro (Antonio Banderas) has become aware of a plot by Europeans to block the campaign for statehood through extreme means, and it looks as if his heroic alter ego, Zorro, will have to return to duty. However, his wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones) demands that he choose between his family and his career as a champion of the people. Directors Steven Spielberg and Robert Rodriguez both passed on the project. However, Spielberg stayed on as an executive producer.
HBO, 5.25 pm
Cast: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue (Action)
Cheung (Shawn Yue) is part of the Stealth Drivers, a clandestine Hong Kong police unit comprised of the department’s best drivers. Years ago, Cheung’s mentor Lo (Anthony Wong) was nearly killed chasing elusive getaway driver Sun (Guo Xiaodong). In the wake of that fateful pursuit, Lo gave up life in the fast lane. But when Sun boldly springs his criminal cohort Huang Zhong (Li Haitao) from jail, Cheung implores Lo to pass on his legendary driving skills.
The film was screened at the
Toronto Film Festival 2012.
Saturday, October 5
Out of Time
Sony Pix, 2.35pm
Cast: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan (Action)
While in the process of getting a divorce from fellow detective Alexandra (Eva Mendez), police chief Matt (Denzel Washington) engages in an affair with his high school sweetheart Anne (Sanaa Lathan). Unfortunately, Anne is married to an extremely jealous security guard, Chris (Dean Cain). After a major murder occurs in the community, Matt finds himself the main suspect. WAP and Java mobile phone games based upon this movie, were released in the UK.
Little Miss Sunshine
Romedy Now, 7.15 pm
Cast: Steve Carell,
Toni Collette (Comedy)
A pudgy, bespectacled seven-year-old, Olive (Abigail Breslin), voices her desire to take home the coveted Little Miss Sunshine crown at an upcoming beauty pageant. Her dysfunctional family, consisting of her father Richard, a businessman trying to sell his self-improvement technique, brother Dwayne who has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and a grandfather who is addicted to heroin, travels together in their old Volkswagen Type 2 to win the contest. The movie took five years to make, mostly due to financial reasons.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Star Movies, 9 pm
Cast:Ray Romano, Denis Leary (Animation)
While Scrat (Chris Wedge) inadvertently causes the break up of Pangaea, Manny
(Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) are forced to deal with the trials and
tribulations of their teenage daughter, Peaches (Keke Palmer). Ellie tries to support her daughter, but Manny becomes exceedingly over-protective. Peaches’ friend Louis, a molehog, tries to warn her as she tries to approach a mammoth named Ethan whom she has a crush on.Worldwide, it is the fifth highest-grossing film of 2012 (making it the highest-grossing animated film of that year).
Friday, October 4
HBO Hits, 11.10 pm
Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume
Canadian Mountie Louis Burke (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is assigned to a bizarre case where prison inmates are being murdered. Sent to jail to investigate while undercover as a prisoner, Burke is hot on the trail until one of his former busts, the Sandman (Patrick Kilpatrick), is transferred to the same prison.
Damme’s next movie is Enemies Closer with Orlando Jones and Tom Everett Scott.
Movies Now, 9 pm
Cast: Ben Affleck (Thriller)
Waking up with his memory erased, engineer Michael Jennings (Ben Affleck) learns that he has been doing highly secretive work for the last three years in exchange for billions of dollars. But when he tries to get paid, he finds out that he himself had previously exchanged the money for an envelope of random clues to his life. Chased by an FBI agent (Michael C Hall), Michael uses the clues to find out his identity and prove his innocence. Matt Damon was originally considered for the part of Jennings, but turned it down because it was too similar to The Bourne Identity.
Sunday, October 6
HBO Defined, 10 pm
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang (Drama)
Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood. He is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can’t get along with either his kids or his neighbours. He is also a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino, he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. One of the first films to take advantage of a new Michigan law providing tax incentives to film productions.
WB, 4.50 pm
Cast: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson (Horror)
A strange videotape begins making the rounds in a town in the Pacific Northwest; it is full of bizarre and haunting images, and after watching it, viewers receive a telephone call in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a journalist decides to investigate the matter and watches the video; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realises she must solve the puzzle of the video and the person or persons behind it within a week. Sold more than two million DVD copies in the US alone in its first 24 hours of video release.
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Zee Trendz, 3 pm
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy (Comedy)
Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg), a Las Vegas entertainer (who once checked into a convent to avoid gangsters) is persuaded to return to the same place by the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith), because her help is needed in teaching their choral students at St Francis High in San Francisco. However, the school is in a crisis, since the administrator running the school is threatening to shut the place down. Goldberg was very unhappy making the first film and made this sequel only after Disney decided to finance her dream project, Sarafina.
UTV Movies, 8 pm
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Asin (Comedy)
Bahattar Singh (Akshay Kumar) is a good-hearted goon who simply cannot find a wife. Enters Mansukh, the incompetent son of a Gujarati match-maker, who vows to find him a suitable bride. He pairs him with the unruly sister (Asin) of the terrifying underworld don Tatya Tukaram Tendulkar, (Mithun Chakraborty). It netted `632.9 million at the end of its theatrical run in India.