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    300: Rise of an Empire

    Saving Mr Banks (Biopic / Drama),
    Star Movies HD, 6.28 pm
    Cast: Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks
    When Walt Disneya��s (Tom Hanks) daughters beg him to make a film on their favourite book, Mary Poppins, he promises them he would. But that is before he realises how much of a stuck-up writer PL Travers (Emma Thompson) is. In his quest to obtain the rights, he has to tackle the uncompromising writer who has no intention of letting her beloved nannya��s story get told badly. So she insists on making the script and being consulted at every step of the making. Despite pulling out all the stopsa��which includes the Sherman Brothersa�� musica��Travers is not willing to budge. Hanks is actually a distant cousin of Walt Disney, the character he plays in the film.

    300: Rise of an Empire (Action / Adventure), HBO, 9 pm
    Cast: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey
    Based on Frank Millera��s graphic novel, Xerxes, this saga takes you into the action where Greek general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) kills king Darius, which his son Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) witnesses. Egged on by Artemisia (Eva Green), a vengeful commander of the Persian navy, the mortal-turned-god Xerxes goes on a war path to kill Themistoclesa��who is attempting to unite all of Greece by leading the charge against the looming Persian navy. Queen Gorgo of Sparta (Lena Heady), Leonidasa��s widow (from 300), hopes to unite Greece in the attack, but may not reach the shores in time. Santoro had to spend six hours in the make-up chair every day to morph into Xerxes. He read stories of Herodotus (Greek historian) to help him get into character.

    Holiday (Action / Thriller), Zee Cinema HD, 8 pm
    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
    Virat Bakshi (Akshay Kumar) is a captain in the Indian army. On a hard-earned holiday in Mumbai, his parents get him to meet prospective brides. One of them is Saiba Thapar (Sonakshi Sinha), who he rejects at first but then falls for. However, things start to go wrong when Bakshi realises there may be terrorists in the city, trying to bomb it. Matters go downhill when he finds out that a police officer might be involved. The film is a remake of the Tamil film, Thupakki (2012). Zakir Hussain is the only actor reprising his role, as the Joint Defense Secretary of India and terrorist Alvin Da��Souza.

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      Friday, A�January 16

      Rise of The Guardians (Animation / Fantasy), Z Studio, 9 pmFridayRiseOfTheGuardians
      Cast: Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine
      Based on the book The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce, the film follows North (Alec Baldwin), popularly known as Santa Claus and his friends. When he is alerted that Pitch Black (Jude Law), the Boogeyman has returned from a long period of absence and is intent on threatening and frightening little kids all over the world, he joins forces with his buddies Fairy Tooth (Isla Fisher), Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Sandman and Jack Frost (Chris Pine), to attempt to put a stop to put stop to Pitcha��s evil plan. The idea for the script came to author William Joyce when his daughter asked him if he knew if Santa Claus had ever met the Easter Bunny.

      Here Comes The Boom (Action / Comedy), Star Movies Action, 2.30pm
      Cast: Kevin James, Salma Hayek
      A former college-level wrestler, 42-year-old Scott Voss (Kevin James) currently works as a biology teacher, indifferent to the difficulties of the school where he works, which is facing severe financial problems. When the school gets word that the music programme, run by his friend, will be shut down due to a lack of funds, something compels him to save it by whatever means possible. He takes to moonlighting as a martial arts teacher to raise funds, with an intent to help his friend. But what he doesna��t realise is he is actually helping himself. Kevin James reportedly lost 80 pounds for the role.

      Family Weekend (Comedy), HBO Hits, 9.25 am
      Cast: Olesya Rulin, Kristin Chenoweth,
      Matthew Modine
      A talented rope-jumper, Emily (Olesya Rulin) is the reigning champion of her school. While participating in the regional rope-jumping championship, she finds she has no one to cheer her and her dysfunctional family never turns up to her events. Though she wins, and is chosen to participate in the state-level event, she is downcast by the lack of support. Wanting to teach her parents a thing or two about parenting, she drugs and binds them for 24 hours. But will her ploy work and will her parents change for the better? The announcer for both the competitions – regional and state, is Alan Roach, who is the stadium announcer for quite a number of Superbowl and All-Star games.

      Saturday, January 17

      SaturdayJohnnyEnglishJohnny English Reborn
      (Adventure / Comedy),
      Movies Now, 10.55 pm
      Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic WestA�A parody of the James Bond genre, this is the second Johnny English film, starring Rowan Atkinson as Sir Johnny English, a secret agent who knows no fear. In his latest mission, English must track down an assassin who threatens the life of the Chinese President, before a Heads of State conference that is just days away. Rosamund Pike, who plays behavioural psychologist Kate Sumner, is the A�only character to have also starred A�in an actual Bond movie a�� A�Die Another Day.

      Son of Sardaar (Action / Romance),
      Star Gold, 8 pm
      Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha
      Jaswinder a�?Jassia�� Randhawa (Ajay Devgn) and Balwinder a�?Billua�� Singh (Sanjay Dutt) are sworn enemies since their fathers killed one another. When Jassi returns to Punjab from London, he falls for Sukhmeet (Sonakshi Sinha), but things get complicated when it emerges that she is none other than Billua��s sister. The film is a remake of the Telugu hit comedy Maryada
      Ramanna.

      Moulin Rouge (Musical / Romance), Romedy Now, 6.30 pm
      Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor
      At the turn of the 20th century Christian (Ewan McGregor), an idealistic English writer, comes to the Moulin Rouge, to try and sell his show. While there, he falls for Satine (Nicole Kidman), the cluba��s star courtesan.Though he wins her heart, the pair faces more obstacles, including the jealousy of the cluba��s patron, the Duke, and an even darker enemy. Filming halted for two weeks when Kidman fractured two ribs when rehearsing.

      Sunday, A�January 18

      Frequency (Sci-Fi / Thriller), HBO Defined, 5.45 pm
      Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jim CaviezelSundayFrequency
      It all begins when John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel) begins to play around with his deceased fathera��s radio from the 1960s. On the eve of his fathera��s death anniversary, the electrical static tunes in to the radio and John taps into the radio his father was listening to the night he died in 1969. At first neither can believe it, but soon John is carrying on an all-night conversation with his young father, about what has happened since his death. John then hopes to change the past by telling his father how to escape the fire that originally killed him. But with every change in the timeline, John wakes up to a whole new reality. In the fire scene, apart from the actors Dennis Quaid, Peter MacNeill and Jordan Bridges, all the fire fighters are real.

      How To Train Your Dragon (Animation),
      & Pictures, 12 noon
      Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill
      Set in a mythical Vyking world, this film sees a young teenager named Hiccup in his quest to follow tradition and become a dragon slayer. And while he is thrilled to earn his ranks, he finds it hard to actually capture a dragon. When he finally does catch a dragon, he is chuffed that he is well on his way to being a man. But then just on the verge of gaining his tribea��s acceptance, he finds he actually likes the creature and doesna��t want to kill it. Instead, the two become good friends and he names the dragon Toothless. But in a world where the dragons and vikings are at war, will the friendship last? The sounds that the dragon, Toothless makes, is actually a mix of the voice of supervising sound designer Randy Thom, elephant seals, elephants, horses, tigers, and even domestic cats.

      Assassination Games (Action), Star Movies Action, 10 pm
      Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins
      Brazil (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a contract killer who is both ruthless at his job and is willing to take on any mission as long as he is getting paid. Flint (Scott Adkins) is a retired assassin, who now loathes the game when a drug cartel head brutally attacked his wife, leaving her in a coma. And when a contract is put out for the same drug dealer, they are both on board to kill him a�� one for revenge and one for money. The unlikely duo teams up to take down the gangster along with Interpol agents gone bad who get on their trail. Fighting other criminal members of the cartel is also part of their job now. Will they succeed or will the mission turn them against each other? In the film, Van Damme plays the violin but doesna��t actually know how to. Apparently his only knowledge is solely due to Harpo Marxa��s character in The Godfather, which hea��s watched multiple times!

      Our Pick

      Pretty Little Liars,
      Z Cafe, Saturday, 2 pm
      After the Christmas special episode of Season 5 where the police are on the lookout for the person who murdered former A and Mona. Most people think Alison DiLaurentis could be A. In the latest episode Spencer and Emily try to frame Alison but instead find the camera which filmed Monaa��s death.

      Top Gear, AXN, Saturday
      and Sunday, 10.30 pm
      With 20 seasons of adventurous car journeys behind them, Top Gear is back with its 21st season starting this week. Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May start their journey to Burma in three cars, with a challenge that is both nerve wracking and unbelievable. Will they be able to complete the challenge?

      Australia Vs India, Melbourne, Star Sports, Saturday, 9 am
      After the four-match test series Down Under, India will take on Australia and England in the Tri Series starting January 15. The second match of the series will feature India and Australia on January 17. With MS Dhoni back as the captain and with in-form batsmen like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in action, India will fancy its chances against the host team.

      Glee, Star World, Friday and Saturday, 11 pm
      The fifth season of Glee is all about tributes. After the first few episodes had dance routines and songs dedicated to The Beatles, the fifth episode of the season features Rachel Berry and Paolo San Pablo rehearsing for their upcoming show. In the meantime, Glee Club director Will Shuester teaches his students the art of twerking to give them an edge in the upcoming national championship.

      Chelsea Vs Swansea City, Star Sports, Saturday, 3 pm
      Table toppers Chelsea face Swansea City in a crucial clash on a day when Manchester United takes on Queena��s Park Rangers. Both the matches are respective must-wins as the next day will see a major face-off between second-placed Manchester City and Arsenal. Watch out for Eden Hazard, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Aguero and Aaron Ramsey. Catch live action on Star Sports from 3 pm.

      penn & TellerPenn & Teller: Fool us, Comedy Central, Monday to Wednesday, 7 pm
      Illusionists Penn and Teller sit along with the audience and watch illusionists, magicians, and mind readers perform on stage, giving them a chance to win tickets to Las Vegas if they manage to fool them. The latest episode saw close-up magician Jack Taperella��s performace. Will he win the ticket?

       

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        Friday, January 9

        Imogene (Comedy / Drama), HBO Hits, 12.40 pm
        Cast: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss
        Having been dumped by her boyfriend, playwright Imogene (Kristen Wiig) stages a fake suicide hoping hea��ll come back. However, it backfires, forcing her to go into the custody of Zelda, her estranged mother. Living with her mum in Jersey Shore, she is intent on returning to New York, where her a�?coola�� friends are, but she has to deal with her issues before she can do so. The name Imogene is based on writer Michelle Morgana��s favourite character, Imogene Coca, from National Lampoona��s Vacation.

        The Cure (Drama), MGM, 9 pm
        Cast: Diana Scarwid, Brad Renfro, Joseph Mazzello, Annabella Sciorra
        In a quiet town in Stillwater, Minnesota, Erik (Brad Renfro) lives with his mother, Gail (Diana Scarwid). Adolescent Erik strikes a friendship with their neighbour, Dexter (Joseph Mazzello), whoA� had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion. Erik and Dexter become really close, often setting off on various escapades and misadventures, but the nasty truth of Dextera��s health catches up with them in the end. The legendary Nina Foch acted as a consultant to director Peter Horton in this film.

        The Sweetest Thing
        (Romance / Comedy), Romedy Now,
        Cast: Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane
        Christina Walters (Cameron Diaz) is a San Francisco-based woman living the single life of endless parties and a different partner every week. When she runs into Peter Donahue (Thomas Jane), she falls head-over-heels in love with him. But he soon disappears. Left with no information, except for the fact that his brother is getting married in their hometown, she and her friends embark on a road trip to the wedding to track him down. The Penis Song was actually co-written by the three leading actresses.

        Ghost Machine (Sci-Fi / Thriller), Star Movies Action, 6.30 pm
        Cast: Sean Faris, Rachael Taylor, Luke Ford, Jonathan Harden
        Tom (Sean Faris), Vic (Luke Ford) and their group of video game-enthusiast friends smuggle an advanced combat simulator out of its storage area and into a neglected prison, which was once used to detain terrorists. A fun experiment soon turns into a bloody fight for survival when an unknown force takes control of the machine. The film was shot in the historic Crumlin Road Gaol, a Victorian era prison situated on the Crumlin Road in north Belfast, Northern Ireland, which has been shut since 1996.

        Saturday, January 10

        Heroine (Drama), UTV Movies, 10.50 pm
        Cast: Kareena Kapoor,
        Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda
        Based on the life of a fictional Bollywood superstar, the movie exposes the gritty reality behind the glamour of the movie industry. Thrown out of a moving vehicle by her married a�?heroa�� boyfriend, Aryan (Arjun Rampal), actress Mahi Arora (Kareena Kapoor) decides to reinvent herself, and starts dating upcoming cricketer, Angad Paul (Randeep Hooda). But with both big ticket and a�?seriousa�� films not going her way, the star slips into depression, resorting to extreme lengths to rekindle her failing career. It was announced at the Cannes Film Festival that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would play Mahi, but she was later replaced by Kapoor.

        Parker (Crime / Thriller), HBO Hits, 9.30 pm
        Cast: Jason Statham,
        Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte
        One of the best in the business, Parker (Jason Statham) is a thief who is recruited by his mentor, Hurley (Nick Nolte), for a heist with unknown allies. Though they succeed in robbing the ticket booth at a fair, one innocent person is killed, enraging Parker. He is then double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. However, he survives and goes after Melander (Michael Chiklis), the man who tried to kill him. He enlists the help of Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), who falls in love with Parker, complicating things. Will she help the avenger or will she make plans of her own? Based on the book, Flashfire, it is the first Parker film since author Donald E Westlake died in 2008. He is credited in the film under his popular pseudonym, Richard Stark.

        The Blue Umbrella (Drama), Star Gold HD, 11.25 pm
        Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma
        This film focusses on a young girl, Biniya (Shreya Sharma), and the villagea��s only shop owner, Nand Kishore Khatri (Pankaj Kapur). When Biniya sees a bright blue umbrella, which belonged to someone from a group of Japanese tourists, she trades her lucky bear claw necklace for it. Her new acquisition not only gets her a scolding from her mother, but also a few jealous eyes, including that of Khatria��s. When it goes missing, Biniya accuses Khatri, who defends himself saying he has no interest in the blue one as he has acquired a red one. Will she accept the loss or is there more to the missing object than meets the eye? During the eight days of filming, it snowed in Himachal Pradesh. According to Kapur, it was a Herculean task to walk, as his legs would get stuck in the snow, and without cars, it took them hours to walk what would have been 20 minutes.

        Evil Dead (Horror), Sony Pix, 11.25 pm
        Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas
        A group of friends visit a remote cabin in the woods to help one of their number, Mia (Jane Levy), recover from a heroine addiction. Drawn to the basement by a terrible smell, they discover the rotting corpses of dead animals, a shotgun and a book titled Naturom Demonto. When they read a passage from the book out loud, they inadvertently summon a demon, who possesses Mia. Locking her in the cellar, the group argues if the demon should be a�?cleanseda�� by burning Mia alive. But before they can decide, the demon enters other members of the group. This 2013 remake of the classic film used 50,000 gallons of fake blood for the final scene alone.

        Sunday, January 11

        Not Safe for Work (Thriller), Star Movies Action, 9.30 pm (Blow-Up)
        Cast: Dan Bakkedahl, Max Minghella, Eloise Mumford
        An office becomes the setting for a deadly shoot-out when legal firm Rosen, Byres and Emmerich becomes the target of a hit mana��as a result of their involvement in a case against a powerful mafia family. Despite having been fired by partner Alan Emmerich, its ambitious junior lawyer, Tom Miller (Max Minghella), finds himself leading the defence, as he tries to protect both his former boss and his girlfriend, Anna (Eloise Mumford), who has been taken hostage. Made on a shoestring budget, the film was a straight-to-DVD release, but it still managed to get a positive critical reception.

        The Monuments Men (Comedy / Drama), Star Movies, 6.30 pm
        Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon,
        Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin
        It is 1943, during World War II. While the Allies are on the verge of victory, Lt Frank Stokes (George Clooney) is more concerned about the destruction of Bruges, the art capital. He convinces the American president that the art needs protection and gathers his old friends, and enlists their help. Made up of seven museum directors, curators and art historians, including Lt James Granger (Matt Damon), the Monuments Men guide Allied units to retrieve art, keep public property safe and return private pieces to the rightful owners. Will they succeed before the Germans blow-up the place where the treasures are hidden? Nick Clooney, Georgea��s father, plays the older version of Stokes in the final scene.

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          Friday, January 2

          Drama), Movie Now HD, 1.45 pm
          Cast: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone
          Zack, a paleontologist, takes his nephew Ricky and niece Jade fossil hunting. A sulky Ricky is given a Gorgosaurus tooth to keep busy with, while the other two head off to explore a fossil bed. While alone, a talking a�?rooka�� transforms into an Alexornis bird and takes Ricky 70 million years backa��to a time when Patchi, the youngest of a litter of Pachyrhinosaurus hatchlings, has adventures with his brother, Scowler, and his love interest Juniper. Character designer David Krentz worked with five to six paleontologists to ensure accuracy.

          natch (Crime / Comedy),
          Star Movies Action, 8 pm
          Cast: Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Jason Statham
          The film is set in the criminal underworld of London and has two intertwining plots. While Frankie a�?Four-Fingersa�? (Benicio del Toro) is trying to deliver a stolen diamond, the other plot involves a small-time boxing promoter, Turkish (Jason Statham), who is under the control of a sadistic gangster. When the two sides of the tale clash, there is bloodshed and mayhem. The scene in which Vinnie Jones is introduced, he is shown slamming a mana��s head into a car door. It is action director Tom Delmara��s head.

          Capote (Biopic), MGM, 12.15 am
          Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins,
          Chris Cooper
          Based on Truman Capotea��s life, the film follows the events that inspired his famous book, In Cold Blood. Fascinated by the gruesome Clutter family murders, Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) travels to Kansas with his friend Nelle Harper Lee (Catherine Keener). He forms a bond with the lead investigator, enabling him to visit the suspects often; he even begins to like one of the suspects, Perry Smith (Clifton Collins). As Smith is the key source for his book, will his fondness affect the truth? The film was shot in under 36 days.

          Somethinga��s Gotta Give (Romance / Comedy), Romedy Now, 11.05 pm
          Cast: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet
          Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson), a wealthy New York music mogul,
          always had a fetish for younger womena�� his latest interest being
          Marin Klein (Amanda Peet). But
          when Marina��s mother, Erica, and
          Harry accidently meet at her Hamptons beach house, it turns awkward.
          Matters get worse when Harry has a heart attack and he is forced to stay there, even as his young doctor Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves) falls for Erica. Nicholson turned down Bad Santa
          to be part of this film.

          Saturday, January 3

          Possession
          (Romance / Drama),
          Romedy Now, 11.15 pm
          Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow,
          Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam
          American academic Roland Mitchell (Aaron Eckhart) uncovers a love
          letter from Victorian poet Randolph Henry Ash, which he suspects was written to Asha��s sworn adversary, fellow poet Christabel LaMotte. But the fact is quite unbelievable because of the poetsa�� public antagonism and wildly
          different political views. So
          Mitchell enlists the help of a LaMotte expert, Maud Bailey (Gwyneth Paltrow). Even as rival scholars are trying to stake claim of the discovery, Mitchell and Bailey have personal issues to deal with.
          The movie is based on a novel
          of the same name by AS Byatt, which won the Booker
          Prize in 1990.

          Main Tera Hero (Comedy / Romance), &Pictures, 8 pm
          Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nargis Fakhri, Illeana Da��Cruz
          In a failed bid to score a good grade, Seenu (Varun Dhawan) kidnaps his professora��s daughter. Then, when his father taunts him as a failure, Seenu leaves for Bangalore, aiming to get a degree. On the train, he saves a fellow passenger, Ayesha (Nargis Fakhri), from a bunch of goons, unwittingly earning her love. But in Bangalore, Seenu falls for Sunaina (Illeana Da��Cruz), whom he saves from a corrupt police officer. But with Ayeshaa��s father, Vikrant, a notorious don, determined to get his daughter what her heart desires, can Seenu and Sunaina battle the odds? The film is a remake of the 2011 Telugu film, Kandireega.

          Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
          (Biography / Drama), Star Gold, 8 pm
          Cast: Farhan Akhtar,
          Sonam Kapoor, Pavan Malhotra
          Based on his memoirs, this biopic follows the life and career of Indian athlete and Olympian Milkha Singh, a�?the flying Sikha��. Forced to flee his village in Punjab during the Partition, Singh (Farhan Akhtar) loses his parents and ends up living with his sister in a refugee camp in Delhi. He joins the army, where he is given the opportunity to train for the Indian Olympic team. Smashing the national record, he attends the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. But ita��s not all smooth sailing for Singh, who has to overcome painful childhood memories in order to succeed. When Singh met Akhtar during shooting, he gave him the shoes that he had worn during the Rome 1960 Olympics.

          Sunday, January 4

          X-Men First Class (Sci-Fi),
          Star Movies, 9 pm
          Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer
          Lawrence, Kevin Bacon
          The story is set in 1962, during the Cuban missile crisis, and explores the relationship between Charles Xavier or Professor X (James McAvoy) and Erik Lensherr (Micheal Fassbender), who becomes Magneto. The duo is inseparable and together they create the X-Men, until the more aggressive Magneto breaks away to create the opposing Brotherhood of Mutants. But not before they fight off Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) who wants to destroy the world with his power of controlling kinetic and radiated energy. Knowing hea��d be Professor X, McAvoy shaved his head to be like Patrick Stewart, only to be told he had to wear hair extensions until his grew back as they wanted him to be a younger version with hair.

          A Wednesday
          (Thriller / Drama), Cinema TV, 8.55 pm
          Cast: Naseeruddin Shah,
          Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill
          It all begins when an unnamed individual (Naseeruddin Shah) places bombs across Mumbai. He then anonymously calls police commissioner Prakash Rathod (Anupam Kher) and demands the release of four terrorists being held in a prison. As Rathod and his team desperately try to locate the caller, the entire citya��s safety is at stake. Meanwhile, the caller proves his seriousness by audaciously planting a live bomb in the police station. Not a single interview was done for the promotion of the film as the creators and actors, especially Shah, said, a�?People are far too smart and make their choices based on their own understanding and logic.a�?

          When A Stranger Calls (Horror / Thriller),
          Star Movies Action, 10.30 pm
          Cast: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan,
          Katie Cassidy, Clark Gregg
          Teenager Jill (Camilla Belle) is babysitting two kids at the Mandrakis house to earn some extra cash. But it gets creepy when she starts getting anonymous calls that give the impression that she is being watched. The calls get more frequent and Jill calls the police. They tell her that the calls are, in fact, coming from inside the house. Now terrified, she explores the house only to find her best friend (Katie Cassidy), who had visited her earlier, murdered in the bathroom. Can Jill protect the children? Belle was injured on the seta��once after being struck by a wooden bride cutting and then again, when she slammed her head against a glass window when filming.

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            Endera��s Game (Action / Thriller), HBO Hits, 8 pm
            Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley
            A hostile alien clan, the Formics, have attackedA�Earth some time in the near future. The latter is single-handedly saved by Mazer Rachkam (Ben Kingsley). The highly-respected colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford), along with the International Military, is training the most gifted children to launch a counter-attack. Among them is Ender Wiggin (Asa Buttefield), who stands out from the rest thanks to his intelligence and high aptitude for the field. Continuously winning complicated war games, and even earning the respect of his peers, he soon takes on the sole responsibility for saving the planet from the Formic. Early during the filma��s development, writer Orson Scott Card considered changing Graff to a female, and recommended a a�?dry comica�? such as Janeane Garofalo or Rosie Oa��Donnell for the role.

            Saturday, December 27

            SaturdayUnderworldUnderworld Awakening (Action/Horror), HBO Hits, 6.35 pm
            Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley
            The movie opens with the capture of Selene (Kate Beckinsale), in a global purge to extermine vampires and Lycans. Fast-forward 12 years, and Selene escapes from the laboratory where she has been in cryogenic suspension. But when she discovers that she has a daughter, Eve, and she is the subject of a plot by the Lycans, Selene tries to save her. Eve is known throughout the film as a�?subject twoa��, and is only credited as Eve.

            SaturdayKnightDayKnight and Day (Action / Romance), Movies Now, 9 pm
            Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
            Car restorer June Havens (Cameron Diaz) gets tangled up with rogue spy Roy Miller (Tom Cruise), when she encounters him on a flight to Boston. Later questioned by intelligence officials, Havens is a�?rescueda�� by Miller, who takes her to a safe house. What follows is an action-packed dash around the globe as the two try to evade officials trying to capture them, in the process realising that their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Both Diaz and Cruise did the majority of the stunts themselves.

            Sunday, December 28

            FridayTheTrumanShowThe Truman Show (Comedy / Drama), Z Studio, 2.20 pm
            Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone
            Born out of an unwanted pregnancy, Truman Burbank is given over to a TV corporation who film a live reality show tracking his every move since birth. Shot through hidden cameras set up in an imaginary world designed and created specially for the show, his family and friends too are hired actors. But now at 30, Truman starts to notice certain inconsistencies and loopholes that make him wonder about the truth of it all. Wanting to find out what lies beyond his small town, he makes various attempts to escape but is stopped by the TV crew. Will his determination get him out of this make-believe world? Director Peter Weir chose to wait a whole year for Carrey to start filming rather than recast.

            SundayTotalSiyappa2Total Siyappa (Comedy),& Pictures, 9.30 am
            Cast: Anupam Kher, Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam, Kiron Kher
            Settled in London, Aman (Ali Zafar) hopes to marry Asha (Yaami Gautam ), an Indian girl, who lives in the same city. He goes to her parentsa�� home to ask her hand in marriage. But things dona��t go as planned when Ashaa��s parents turn out to be Pakistani-hating Indians and they find out Aman is from the land of the a�?enemya��. Ashaa��s father (Anupam Kher) begins to instantly test Aman on all aspects of life, while the mother (Kiron Kher) is no less relentless. Poking fun at his heritage, the family trouble Aman, leading to great on-screen humour. Will love triumph or will border issues trouble the young lovers. Anupam and Kiron Kher play an on-screen couple for the first time.

            SundayHaroldAndKumarHarold & Kumar EscapeA�from Guantanamo Bay (Comedy),A�HBO Hits, 8 pm
            Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, Neil Patrick Harris
            Cannabis-craving duo Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) plan to travel overseas to help the former meet his crush Maria (Paula GarcA�s), who is headed to Amsterdam. But they try to sneak in a marijuana-smoking implement (a bong) on a flight and so are already on the airport blacklist. On the long-haul flight, Kumar isna��t able to stay away from puffing some of the cannabis. Caught on board, they are taken to Guantanamo Bay, the most notorious prison in the world. There they face hardened criminals. Kumar and Harold have to then outsmart the guards, a weird Ku Klux Klan in-bred family with a Cyclops baby, and head to freedom. Neil Patrick Harris plays himself in the film and spent only four days shooting.

             

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              Endera��s Game (Action / Thriller), HBO Hits, 8 pm
              Cast: Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley
              A hostile alien clan, the Formics, have attackedA�Earth some time in the near future. The latter is single-handedly saved by Mazer Rachkam (Ben Kingsley). The highly-respected colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford), along with the International Military, is training the most gifted children to launch a counter-attack. Among them is Ender Wiggin (Asa Buttefield), who stands out from the rest thanks to his intelligence and high aptitude for the field. Continuously winning complicated war games, and even earning the respect of his peers, he soon takes on the sole responsibility for saving the planet from the Formic. Early during the filma��s development, writer Orson Scott Card considered changing Graff to a female, and recommended a a�?dry comica�? such as Janeane Garofalo or Rosie Oa��Donnell for the role.

              Saturday, December 27

              SaturdayUnderworldUnderworld Awakening (Action/Horror), HBO Hits, 6.35 pm
              Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley
              The movie opens with the capture of Selene (Kate Beckinsale), in a global purge to extermine vampires and Lycans. Fast-forward 12 years, and Selene escapes from the laboratory where she has been in cryogenic suspension. But when she discovers that she has a daughter, Eve, and she is the subject of a plot by the Lycans, Selene tries to save her. Eve is known throughout the film as a�?subject twoa��, and is only credited as Eve.

              SaturdayKnightDayKnight and Day (Action / Romance), Movies Now, 9 pm
              Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard
              Car restorer June Havens (Cameron Diaz) gets tangled up with rogue spy Roy Miller (Tom Cruise), when she encounters him on a flight to Boston. Later questioned by intelligence officials, Havens is a�?rescueda�� by Miller, who takes her to a safe house. What follows is an action-packed dash around the globe as the two try to evade officials trying to capture them, in the process realising that their feelings for one another are more than platonic. Both Diaz and Cruise did the majority of the stunts themselves.

              Sunday, December 28

              FridayTheTrumanShowThe Truman Show (Comedy / Drama), Z Studio, 2.20 pm
              Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone
              Born out of an unwanted pregnancy, Truman Burbank is given over to a TV corporation who film a live reality show tracking his every move since birth. Shot through hidden cameras set up in an imaginary world designed and created specially for the show, his family and friends too are hired actors. But now at 30, Truman starts to notice certain inconsistencies and loopholes that make him wonder about the truth of it all. Wanting to find out what lies beyond his small town, he makes various attempts to escape but is stopped by the TV crew. Will his determination get him out of this make-believe world? Director Peter Weir chose to wait a whole year for Carrey to start filming rather than recast.

              SundayTotalSiyappa2Total Siyappa (Comedy),& Pictures, 9.30 am
              Cast: Anupam Kher, Ali Zafar, Yami Gautam, Kiron Kher
              Settled in London, Aman (Ali Zafar) hopes to marry Asha (Yaami Gautam ), an Indian girl, who lives in the same city. He goes to her parentsa�� home to ask her hand in marriage. But things dona��t go as planned when Ashaa��s parents turn out to be Pakistani-hating Indians and they find out Aman is from the land of the a�?enemya��. Ashaa��s father (Anupam Kher) begins to instantly test Aman on all aspects of life, while the mother (Kiron Kher) is no less relentless. Poking fun at his heritage, the family trouble Aman, leading to great on-screen humour. Will love triumph or will border issues trouble the young lovers. Anupam and Kiron Kher play an on-screen couple for the first time.

              SundayHaroldAndKumarHarold & Kumar EscapeA�from Guantanamo Bay (Comedy),A�HBO Hits, 8 pm
              Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garces, Neil Patrick Harris
              Cannabis-craving duo Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) plan to travel overseas to help the former meet his crush Maria (Paula GarcA�s), who is headed to Amsterdam. But they try to sneak in a marijuana-smoking implement (a bong) on a flight and so are already on the airport blacklist. On the long-haul flight, Kumar isna��t able to stay away from puffing some of the cannabis. Caught on board, they are taken to Guantanamo Bay, the most notorious prison in the world. There they face hardened criminals. Kumar and Harold have to then outsmart the guards, a weird Ku Klux Klan in-bred family with a Cyclops baby, and head to freedom. Neil Patrick Harris plays himself in the film and spent only four days shooting.

               

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                Friday, December 19

                Eden Lake (Crime / Thriller), Z Studio, 12.25 pm
                Cast: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender,
                Jack Oa��Connell, James Gandhi
                The film revolves around a couplea��Jenny (Kelly Reilly), a nursery school teacher, and her boyfriend Steve (Michael Fassbender). Wanting to take a quick break from their city life, they take a trip down to an idyllic lake in a remote part of the English countryside, where they plan to camp for the night. While relaxing at the beach, their peace is disrupted by the presence of unruly teenagers and their dog. Steve is determined to stay on and enjoy their vacation, but things get serious when they find that their food is infested with bugs and their car tyres are ruptured. Bonnie, Bretta��s Rottweiler, is referred to several times as a female, but ita��s actually male.

                Hannah and Her Sisters (Comedy/Drama), MGM, 5.45 pm
                Cast: Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Woody Allen
                A heartwarming tale of love, loss and romance, the plot spans three yearsa��beginning and ending with a Thanksgiving party at Hannaha��s (Mia Farrow) and Elliota��s (Michael Caine) house. Elliot is infatuated with one of Hannaha��s sisters, Lee (Barbara Hershey), and the two soon begin an affair, while her other sister, Holly, is still trying to find her calling in life as she shuffles between careers. Through it all, Hannah is unaware of Leea��s affair and lends Holly money every time she changes her mind about her career. What will the last Thanksgiving dinner unravel for the sisters? Grossing $40,084,041 in the US, this is one of the highest-grossing Woody Allen films.

                Intersection (Romance / Thriller), HBO Hits, 8 pm
                Cast: Frank Grillo, Jaimie Alexander, Roschdy Zem,Marie-JosA�e Croze, Charlie Bewley
                Newlyweds Taylor (Jaimie Alexander) and Scott Dolan (Frank Grillo) are on their honeymoon in Morocco. Seemingly in love, the truth, though, is that Taylor is scheming to murder her extremely rich husband with assistance from her lover, Travis (Charlie Bewley). However, the plan takes a turn for the worse when the three are involved in a car pile-up on a lonely road in the desert. They survive, but encounter a group of other survivors including a smuggler, a French woman and a mysterious a�?repairmana�?. As they travel together, it is soon evident that everyone has their own secrets. Director David Marconi returned to directing after two decades with this film.

                Saturday, December 20

                Watchmen (Mystery / Sci-Fi), HBO Hits, 4.05 pm
                Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino
                Superheroes in full costume are an everyday phenomenon in the alternate 1985 America of Watchmen, and as the film opens they are starting to lose some of their appeal. When one of their colleagues is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) discovers a plot to discredit all superheroes. Reaching out to his motley crew of retired superheroes (only one of whom seems to possess real powers); Rorschach sets out to foil the plan. But in doing so he uncovers a cold war plot far deeper and more disturbing. The US flag has 51 stars whenever ita��s shown in the movie because in the filma��s alternative reality, Vietnam became the 51st state after the war.

                Star Gold HD, 9 pm
                Cast: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee
                While Kolkata prepares for Durga Pooja, a heavily pregnant Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) arrives from London, in search of her missing husband Arnab. Setting herself up in the guest house that he was last known to have stayed in, she begins her hunt, with the support of police officer Rana (Parambrata Chatterjee). The mystery deepens when she realises that nobody at the National Data Centre (NDC), where Arnab was on assignment, or indeed anywhere in the city, seems to have seen him. Yet as the search continues, it becomes apparent that Bagchi and Rana are facing larger forces and that there is more to Arnaba��s disappearance than meets the eye. Despite being produced on a shoestring budget, the film won three National Film Awards and five Filmfare Awards.

                Mardaani (Action / Drama), Sony Max, 8 pm
                Cast: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Gautam Babbar
                Famed for her skills as a detective and her fearless approach to her job, senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy (Rani Mukerji) works with the criminal branch in Mumbai. But a case that sees her chasing a child trafficking Mafia don who has kidnapped homeless teenager Pyari, brings her work much closer to home. However, despite threatening calls, Roy sticks to her guns. Desperate to free Pyari, who happens to be her niecea��s friend, Roy raises the stakes even as the criminals target her husband in a bid to discourage her. In preparation for the role,
                Mukerji met the Mumbai Police Crime Branch chief, and
                also trained in Krav Maga, a self-defence technique that was
                first developed in the Israeli military.

                Sunday, December 21

                World War Z (Action),
                HBO Defined, 10 pm
                Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
                Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, the plot revolves around UN employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who is on a mission to stop a zombie outbreak. When he finds out that a disease could mask human traits, ensuring zombies do not attack them, he is faced with the task of retrieving pathogens from a lab that is zombie infested. Considered a zombie-genre revival film, it raked in $540 milliona��the highest of all time.

                Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Fantasy),
                Star Movies HD, 11.36 am
                Cast: Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter
                Set three years after Prince Caspian, the younger Pevensie siblings, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), are taken back to Narnia along with their cousin, Eustace Scrubb (Will Poulter). They join the now King Caspian (Ben Barnes) in his quest to rescue the Kingdoma��s seven lords and stop the evil thata��s rising from a dark island. In the film, the picture of the Pevensies together is a candid behind-the-scenes image of the actors from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

                Race 2 (Action),
                & Picture, 2.35 pm
                Cast: Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez
                Ranveer (Saif Ali Khan) has a major heist planned in collaboration with his old friend RD (Anil Kapoor) a��to steal the Shroud of Turin. That brings Ranveer on the radar of casino mogul Armaan (John Abraham) and his half-sister Alina (Deepika Padukone), which really was Ranveera��s aim, as he believes Armaan killed his wife (Bipasha Basu). But will he get his revenge or are his fake allies going to ruin him? The Mardan Palace, a luxury hotel in Turkey, is shown to be Armaana��s home

                Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
                (Action / Thriller), Sony Pix, 11.39 pm
                Cast: Scott Adkins,
                Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii
                Martial artist Casey Bowman (Scott Adkins) has married Namiko Takeda (Mika Hijii) and they are expecting their first child. Things start to go wrong when a gang first mug Bowman and then kill his wife. With the help of his friend Nakabara (Kane Kosugi), he sets off to avenge her death. Adkinsa�� character is close to his own as he is a martial arts expert trained in kickboxing, ninjutsu, Karate and more.

                 

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                  Friday, December 5

                  Molly (Comedy / Drama), MGM, 3.30 pm
                  Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy
                  Molly McKay is a 28-year-old autistic woman, who finds herself in the care of her older brother Buck McKay (Aaron Eckhart) when the institution where she lived shuts down. An advertising professional and a certified bachelor, Bucka��s world is turned upside down with this new responsibility. So when an experimental surgery that could possibly cure Molly presents itself, he opts to put her through it. But does it really help? The script was written by Dick Christie, who also wrote the hit series, Small Wonder.

                  FridaySinghamReturnsSingham Returns
                  (Action), Star Gold, 9.30 pm
                  Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anupam KherA�DCP Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn)
                  is transferred to Mumbai, which is infested with corruption and sees even officials going rogue. When a valued team member is killed, Singham vows to catch the killers and bring them to justice. In the process, he ends up antagonising the fake godman (Amole Gupte) who is behind the killing, and the corrupt politician Rao (Zakir Hussain). Things take a turn for the worse when Guruji (Anupam Kher), a leader modelled after Anna Hazare, is murdered. The scenes that are supposedly set in a place called Bhoighat, was actually shot in a village in Goa.

                  Escape Plan (Suspense / Thriller), HBO Hits, 8 pm
                  Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Curtis a�?50 Centa�� Jackson
                  Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is the co-owner of Breslin-Clark, an LA
                  firm that tests the strength of maximum security prisons. Breslin makes a living out of escaping from prisons by carefully studying their designs and the guardsa�� routines to expose their weaknesses and security loopholes. But his life takes a turn when he is offered a multi-million-dollar contract by a CIA agent, Jessica Miller, to test a high profile facility. With no clue about the location of the prison, Breslin must now find a way out of there or stay incarcerated forever. It is rumoured that Bruce Willis was originally cast as Ray Breslin.

                  Saturday, December 6

                  SaturdayNowYouSeeMeNow You See Me
                  (Mystery / Thriller), HBO Defined, 8 pm
                  Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
                  Four street magiciansa��Danny (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt (Woody Harrelson), Henley (Isla Fisher) and Jack (Dave Franco)a��receive summons to a mysterious address, and perform together as a�?The Four Horsemena��. In their debut show in Las Vegas, they pull off an incredible stunt, apparently teleporting an audience member to a bank vault in Paris, and then raining the money on the LA crowd. When it emerges that the money is actually missing from the French vault, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes investigates, but struggles to find evidence to pin it on the horsemen. The impressive card trick in the opening scene was not edited, and actually works in real life.

                  The Condemned
                  (Action / Thriller), Movies Now, 9 pm
                  Cast: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones
                  Jack Conrad (Steve Austin) is on death row, when a wealthy TV producer a�?purchasesa�� him from the corrupt US jail, and transports him to a desolate South Pacific island. There, along with nine other condemned convicts, he is told that he must fight to the death for his liberty. When the programme is broadcast live over the internet, it becomes clear that Conrada��s identity is not what it seems, and that he is actually a former Delta Force operative, captured while undercover in the line of duty. Yet his innocence seems unlikely to help him win the game. A sequel to the movie, starring Randy Orton, is billed to be released in 2015.

                  001Bang Bang (Adventure / Comedy), Star Gold, 9 pm
                  Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Pavan Malhotra, Danny Denzongpa
                  Wanted terrorist Omar Zafar (Danny Denzongpa) busts out of his London jail, and offers $5 million to any Indian who can steal the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Tower of London. Rajveer (Hrithik Roshan) successfully takes on the task, but things become complicated when he demands more money for the deal, bringing him into conflict with Zafara��s men. Adding an extra layer to the plot, Harleen (Katrina Kaif), a young bank receptionist, manages to get entangled in his getaway plans. Though Harleen begins to fall for Rajveer, can she overlook the fact that he is a criminal? The film is an authorised remake of the Hollywood blockbuster, Knight and Day.

                  Sunday, December 7

                  Skyfall (Action), Sony Pix, 3.28 pm
                  Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem
                  Mid-action with a train, bike and train chase through Istanbul, James Bond (Daniel Craig) fails to retrieve a list of undercover MI6 special agents, falls into a river and is presumed dead. A few months later, MI6a��s servers are breached and the head office bombed. Bond comes out of SundaySkyfallhiding to help his mentor M and gets back in the field to face former agent Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem). Craig, accepting an invitation from Queen Elizabeth, flew into the London Olympics as Bond, to escort the monarch to her car.

                  Total Recall (Adventure / Sci-fi),
                  Star Movies HD, 4.52 pm
                  Cast: Colin Farell, Kate Beckinsale
                  In 2084, the Earth is uninhabitable barring two territories: the United Federation of Britain or UFB, and the Colony. Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) is a factory worker who keeps having dreams of being a secret agent, and suddenly finds himself involved in the Resistance. After Quaid realises that his current life is actually fabricateda��based on memories implanted in his braina��he must find out who he really is. Farrell is said to have spent a night on set so he could actually experience a�?waking up in the futurea��.

                  The Golden Compass (Fantasy / Adventure), HBO Defined, 10 pm
                  Cast: Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Nicole Kidman
                  The story depicts the adventures of Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards), an orphan living in a parallel universe similar to Earth, where a religious rule, the Magisterium, is conspiring to end free inquiry. The poor, the orphans and local Gyptian children start disappearing in groups. Though Lyra is saved by the Gyptians, she makes it her mission to find the missing children. Part of a trilogy, this was the first and last film made, due to an uproar from the Catholic church over the Magisterium being depicted as similar to the Catholic faith.

                  SundayDhobiGhatDhobi Ghat (Drama),
                  Star Gold HD, 11.10 am
                  Cast: Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Aamir Khan
                  The film traces the lives of four Mumbaiitesa��Arun (Aamir Khan) an artist, Shai (Monica Dogra), an American banker-turned-photographer, Munna (Prateik Babbar), a dhobi, and Yashim (Kriti Malhotra), a lady in a series of videosa��taking you into a world of compelling relationships. Director Kiran Rao said the film is a tribute to Salman Khan, which is why Babbara��s character is his die-hard fan.

                   

                   

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                    Friday, December 5

                    Molly (Comedy / Drama), MGM, 3.30 pm
                    Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy
                    Molly McKay is a 28-year-old autistic woman, who finds herself in the care of her older brother Buck McKay (Aaron Eckhart) when the institution where she lived shuts down. An advertising professional and a certified bachelor, Bucka��s world is turned upside down with this new responsibility. So when an experimental surgery that could possibly cure Molly presents itself, he opts to put her through it. But does it really help? The script was written by Dick Christie, who also wrote the hit series, Small Wonder.

                    FridaySinghamReturnsSingham Returns
                    (Action), Star Gold, 9.30 pm
                    Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anupam KherA�DCP Bajirao Singham (Ajay Devgn)
                    is transferred to Mumbai, which is infested with corruption and sees even officials going rogue. When a valued team member is killed, Singham vows to catch the killers and bring them to justice. In the process, he ends up antagonising the fake godman (Amole Gupte) who is behind the killing, and the corrupt politician Rao (Zakir Hussain). Things take a turn for the worse when Guruji (Anupam Kher), a leader modelled after Anna Hazare, is murdered. The scenes that are supposedly set in a place called Bhoighat, was actually shot in a village in Goa.

                    Escape Plan (Suspense / Thriller), HBO Hits, 8 pm
                    Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Curtis a�?50 Centa�� Jackson
                    Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is the co-owner of Breslin-Clark, an LA
                    firm that tests the strength of maximum security prisons. Breslin makes a living out of escaping from prisons by carefully studying their designs and the guardsa�� routines to expose their weaknesses and security loopholes. But his life takes a turn when he is offered a multi-million-dollar contract by a CIA agent, Jessica Miller, to test a high profile facility. With no clue about the location of the prison, Breslin must now find a way out of there or stay incarcerated forever. It is rumoured that Bruce Willis was originally cast as Ray Breslin.

                    Saturday, December 6

                    SaturdayNowYouSeeMeNow You See Me
                    (Mystery / Thriller), HBO Defined, 8 pm
                    Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
                    Four street magiciansa��Danny (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt (Woody Harrelson), Henley (Isla Fisher) and Jack (Dave Franco)a��receive summons to a mysterious address, and perform together as a�?The Four Horsemena��. In their debut show in Las Vegas, they pull off an incredible stunt, apparently teleporting an audience member to a bank vault in Paris, and then raining the money on the LA crowd. When it emerges that the money is actually missing from the French vault, FBI agent Dylan Rhodes investigates, but struggles to find evidence to pin it on the horsemen. The impressive card trick in the opening scene was not edited, and actually works in real life.

                    The Condemned
                    (Action / Thriller), Movies Now, 9 pm
                    Cast: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones
                    Jack Conrad (Steve Austin) is on death row, when a wealthy TV producer a�?purchasesa�� him from the corrupt US jail, and transports him to a desolate South Pacific island. There, along with nine other condemned convicts, he is told that he must fight to the death for his liberty. When the programme is broadcast live over the internet, it becomes clear that Conrada��s identity is not what it seems, and that he is actually a former Delta Force operative, captured while undercover in the line of duty. Yet his innocence seems unlikely to help him win the game. A sequel to the movie, starring Randy Orton, is billed to be released in 2015.

                    001Bang Bang (Adventure / Comedy), Star Gold, 9 pm
                    Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Pavan Malhotra, Danny Denzongpa
                    Wanted terrorist Omar Zafar (Danny Denzongpa) busts out of his London jail, and offers $5 million to any Indian who can steal the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Tower of London. Rajveer (Hrithik Roshan) successfully takes on the task, but things become complicated when he demands more money for the deal, bringing him into conflict with Zafara��s men. Adding an extra layer to the plot, Harleen (Katrina Kaif), a young bank receptionist, manages to get entangled in his getaway plans. Though Harleen begins to fall for Rajveer, can she overlook the fact that he is a criminal? The film is an authorised remake of the Hollywood blockbuster, Knight and Day.

                    Sunday, December 7

                    Skyfall (Action), Sony Pix, 3.28 pm
                    Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem
                    Mid-action with a train, bike and train chase through Istanbul, James Bond (Daniel Craig) fails to retrieve a list of undercover MI6 special agents, falls into a river and is presumed dead. A few months later, MI6a��s servers are breached and the head office bombed. Bond comes out of SundaySkyfallhiding to help his mentor M and gets back in the field to face former agent Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem). Craig, accepting an invitation from Queen Elizabeth, flew into the London Olympics as Bond, to escort the monarch to her car.

                    Total Recall (Adventure / Sci-fi),
                    Star Movies HD, 4.52 pm
                    Cast: Colin Farell, Kate Beckinsale
                    In 2084, the Earth is uninhabitable barring two territories: the United Federation of Britain or UFB, and the Colony. Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) is a factory worker who keeps having dreams of being a secret agent, and suddenly finds himself involved in the Resistance. After Quaid realises that his current life is actually fabricateda��based on memories implanted in his braina��he must find out who he really is. Farrell is said to have spent a night on set so he could actually experience a�?waking up in the futurea��.

                    The Golden Compass (Fantasy / Adventure), HBO Defined, 10 pm
                    Cast: Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Nicole Kidman
                    The story depicts the adventures of Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards), an orphan living in a parallel universe similar to Earth, where a religious rule, the Magisterium, is conspiring to end free inquiry. The poor, the orphans and local Gyptian children start disappearing in groups. Though Lyra is saved by the Gyptians, she makes it her mission to find the missing children. Part of a trilogy, this was the first and last film made, due to an uproar from the Catholic church over the Magisterium being depicted as similar to the Catholic faith.

                    SundayDhobiGhatDhobi Ghat (Drama),
                    Star Gold HD, 11.10 am
                    Cast: Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Aamir Khan
                    The film traces the lives of four Mumbaiitesa��Arun (Aamir Khan) an artist, Shai (Monica Dogra), an American banker-turned-photographer, Munna (Prateik Babbar), a dhobi, and Yashim (Kriti Malhotra), a lady in a series of videosa��taking you into a world of compelling relationships. Director Kiran Rao said the film is a tribute to Salman Khan, which is why Babbara��s character is his die-hard fan.

                     

                     

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