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The Karate Kid, Sony Pix, 9 pm
Cast: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith
Twelve-year-old Dre Parker (Smith) moves to China with his single mother, Sherry Parker (Taraji P Henson) after she accepts a job there. He tries to make friends at his new school, but struggles to enter the close knit community. He meets schoolmate Mei Ying (Wenwen Han), while defending himself from a bully, Cheng (Zhenwei Wang). Later, after almost being killed by Cheng, he is rescued by Han (Chan), a handyman with superior Kung Fu skills. Reluctantly Han agrees to teach the boy self defense, but Parker ends up learning much more. A kissing scene and some fights with the bullies were removed for the Chinese release.

Dracula Untold, Star Movies, 9 pm
Cast: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
It is the 15th century and Prince Vlad (Evans) rules Transylvania, after his service as a soldier to the Turkish Sultan. He lives peacefully with his wife Mirena (Gadon) and son Ingeras (Art Parkinson), when Sultan Mehmed II (Cooper) demands 1,000 boys, including Vlad’s son, to be trained for the Turkish army. Vlad tries to negotiate with his emissary, but ends up killing him. He then leaves to Broke Tooth mountain and meets the vampire (Charles Dance) to gain power in order to defeat the Turkish army and protect his people. He receives the blood from the vampire and becomes powerful. Now the catch is, if Vlad gives in to his thirst for blood in the next three days, he will not be able to revert to being a human. Initially, Sam Worthington was chosen to play the role of Vlad.

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