HBO, 9 pm
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Bruce Willis (Action)
When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a ‘looper’—a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)—is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to ‘close the loop,’ sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Levitt had prosthetics to make him look more like Willis in order to play his younger self.
HBO Defined, 10 pm
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston (Drama)
In 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the US embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Six Americans manage to slip and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. A CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a plan to get them out of the country. The production was granted unprecedented access to the CIA’s headquarters, both for interiors and exteriors.