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    Skyfall (Action), Pix HD, 10.22 pm
    Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench
    A hard drive containing details of all NATO operatives is stolen and James Bond (Craig) is assigned to retrieve it. Following leads, Bond soon discovers that the mastermind is a former MI6 agent, Raoul Silva (Bardem), who is now involved in cyber-terrorism. Though Silva is captured, they soon realise it is only so he can hack their system. An all-out attack on MI6 follows, culminating in a cyber bomb explosion inside Bond’s boss, M’s (Dench) office. With pressure from the top brass asking M to resign, Bond finds himself with no official backing as he gets set to fight Silva. This was Judi Dench’s final portrayal as M.

    Edge of Tomorrow (Sci-fi/Action), HBO, 2.31 pm
    Cast: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt
    Set in 2054, Major William Cage (Cruise) finds himself in a squad put together to fight a race of extraterrestrials called Mimics. On the first day, he manages to kill one, but gets splattered with the alien’s acid-like blood and dies. However, he wakes up to find that he’s gone back to the day before he died. He confides in Rita Vrataski (Blunt) and learns that the Mimic he killed was an Alpha, which gave him the ability to reset time. The only way to beat the aliens is to reach the mastermind Mimic, the Omega. How many time loops can they endure without getting killed? Brad Pitt was considered for the role of Cage.

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