Leap Year (Romance / Comedy),
Romedy Now, 9 pm
Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott
The film follows frustrated Anna Brady (Amy Adams) who decides to fly to Dublin, Ireland, to propose to her boyfriend, Jeremy Sloane (Adam Scott) on February 29. Being a leap day, he cannot refuse—owing to the country’s tradition that a man who is proposed to on a leap day must accept. However, her plans are disturbed when a storm diverts her flight to Wales. Things get more complicated when she meets inn keeper Declan O’Callaghan (Matthew Goode). The Boston scenes were shot in and around Dublin Castle, in Ireland.
Skinwalkers (Action / Horror),
Movies Now, 4.55 pm
Cast: Jason Behr, Elias Koteas, Rhona Mitra, Matthew Knight
In a town with two rival packs of werewolves, Rachel Talbot (Rhonda Mitra) and her son Timmy (Matthew Knight), prepare for his thirteenth birthday, unaware that Timmy is part of a prophecy. But with the red moon approaching, the packs are aware that the boy will soon gain his powers. The mother and son become targets of the packs—one believing the boy is to lead the race into the future and the other set on destroying him. Behr studied wolves and watched documentaries so he could play an alpha accurately.
Z Studio, 9 pm
Cast: Shia LeBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie Ann Moss, David Morse
Partly influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, the film is about 17-year-old Kale Bretcht (Shia LaBeouf) who has become increasingly withdrawn since his father’s death. Charged with aggravated assault on his teacher and put on house arrest, he begins spying on his neighbours. Suspecting one of them to be a serial killer, he teams up with his neighbour to investigate. The script was written in the 1990s and was optioned. The original studio let the option expire after Christopher Reeve’s remake of Rear Window. It was not until 2004 that the script was rewritten and sold.
Always Kabhi Kabhi (Romance),
Star Gold HD, 11:45 AM
Cast: Ali Fazal, Giselli Monteiro
The movie revolves around four teens on the verge of adulthood and the problems they face accepting the realities of life. Sameer Khana (Ali Fazal) is in love with Aishwarya Dhawan (Giselli Monteiro). Meanwhile, Tariq (Satyajeet Dubey) and Nandini (Zoa Morani) love to argue with each other, but do not realise they have fallen in love. When Aishwarya meets with an accident, their lives change forever. Roshan Abbas, the director of the film had directed the material on stage in the form of a musical called Graffiti.
Saturday, April 18
What Happens in Vegas (Comedy),
Movie Now +, 5.20 pm
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz
Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) is dumped by her fiancé, while Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) is fired from his job at the furniture shop run by his father. While in Vegas to forget their sorrows, the two strangers bump into each other due to a mix up that has them booked into the same hotel room. After a long drunken night together, they are horrified to wake up to the fact that they have got married. They decide to annul it amicably, when things take a turn after they hit the jackpot at one of the casinos there. The party trick that Diaz performs in the film is the same one she did impromptu in Charlies Angels: Full Throttle, in 2003.
Man of Steel (Action),
HBO, 2.30 pm
Cast: Henry Cavill,
Amy Adams, Russell Crowe
Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is sent to Earth,
to be saved from the destruction of his home planet, Krypton. Growing up in Smallville, Kansas, he lives a normal life as Clark Kent, the adopted son of Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent. When Kent discovers his extra terrestrial identity, his father advises him not to use his powers in public. Meanwhile, General Zod (Micheal Shannon), who has been looking for Kryptonian-inhabited planets, arrives on Earth and threatens it, forcing Kent to use his powers. Under the identity of Superman, he fights to save the world and the ones he loves. Ben Affleck turned down directing the film because he wasn’t experienced in visual effects shots.
Ender’s Game (Sci-Fi),
HBO, 6.49 pm
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley
Set in a futuristic time, humanity has to defend itself against a hostile alien clan, the Formics. Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford), along with the International Military, plans a defense for the future and trains the most gifted children to launch a counter-attack on the alien elements. Among the gifted kids is Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), who stands out from the rest due to his extraordinary aptitude in simulated space combat. As his training gets intensive, Ender excels in problem solving and war strategies. But is he ready for real war? Parts of the film were shot at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where the large external tanks for the space shuttle programme were constructed.
The Impossible (Drama),
Sony Pix, 5.24 pm
Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
A close-knit family, Henry Bennett (Ewan McGregor), his physician wife Maria (Naomi Watts) and their three sons—Lucas, Thomas and Simon—decide to spend their winter vacation in Khao Lak, Thailand. However, their tropical paradise turns into a nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea and they are caught in the chaos and destruction of a tsunami. Things get traumatic as they get separated and a mix-up leads Lucas to believe that his mother is dead. Director Juan Antonio Bayona decided not to specify the nationalities of the main characters in order to create a universal film.
My Name is Khan (Drama),
Star Gold HD, 12:30 pm
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Sonya Jehan
The story follows Rizwan Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), an autistic Muslim from Borivali, Mumbai, and his quest to tell the president of the United States that his name is Khan, but he is not a terrorist. His mission stems from his step-son being beaten to death at school on account of being Muslim. Battling with her grief, his wife Mandira (Kajol) lashes out at Khan but doesn’t stop him either. During the course of the production, Khan was actually detained at an airport’s customs for over an hour because of his name.
Sunday, April 19
India Talkies, 1 pm
Cast: Ranbi Kapoor,
Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor
Babli (Ranbir Kapoor) is a charming car thief. Orphaned when he was a baby, he falls for a girl, Tara (Pallavi Sharda), but unknowingly steals her car and sells it to the mafia man Bheem Singh Chandel (Javed Jaffery). When Babli and Tara try to steal the car back, they end up being pursued by Chandel’s motley crew—besides Chulbul and Bulbul Chautala, two police inspectors. Babli now needs to get find money for the car, save the children of his orphanage (who have been kidnapped) and convince the Chautalas not to arrest him. This was the first time Kapoor acted with parents Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, since he joined the industry.