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A Thousand Words, HBO, 7.15 pm

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis (Comedy)

Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, by hook or crook. He has set his sights on a spiritual guru Dr Sinja (Cliff Curtis), who’s aware of his tricks. But Jack doesn’t know that Sinja’s much anticipated book is merely five pages. To top it all, he finds a magical Bodhi tree in his backyard and discovers that a leaf falls off for every word he speaks or writes. So when it’s finally barren, he will die.Filmed in 2008, not released until 2012.

The Frighteners, Zee Studio, 1 pm

Cast: Michael J Fox, Trini Alvarado (Horror/Comedy)

Following an accident, Charlatan Bannister (Michael J Fox) gains psychic powers to see ghosts. In fact he befriends and lives with three of them, Cyrus, a 1970s gangster, Stuart, a nerd, and the Judge, a gunslinger from the Old West. They help him in his fake business of ghost busting. But his world turns upside down, when ghostly assassinations take place and he finds himself to be the prime suspect. Fox performed most of his own stunts in the film. Ironically he broke his foot while filming in the forest at night.

No Way Home, UTV World Movies, 9.35 pm

Cast: Tim Roth, Deborah Kara Unger (Drama)

Joey (Tim Roth) returns to his home in Staten Island after six years in prison, determined never to go back. A lot has changed since his return. His mother had died, and his brother Tommy is married and started dealing in drugs. Tommy takes Joey in, much to the displeasure of his stripper-wife Lorraine (Deborah Kara Unger). Things get complicated when she and Joey get into a relationship. Tim Roth’s next movie is The Jesuit with Tommy Flanagan.

Layer Cake, Star Movies Action, 6 pm

Cast: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller (Action)

XXXX (Daniel Craig) is a successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respectable place among England’s Mafia elite. He plans to take an early retirement but before that his boss assigns him a tough job: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing daughter (and a drug addict) of a powerful construction businessman. It marked the directorial debut for Matthew Vaughn, best known as the producer for Guy Ritchie’s movies.

 

 

 

 

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