Friday, December 30
Horrible Bosses 2 (Comedy), HBO, 9 pm
Cast: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day
As they grow bored of the corporate rat race, three best friends, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to start a business of their own. Having
successfully developed the prototype of a breakthrough product called Shower Buddy, the trio manages to attract the attention of many influential investors. One of them is Rex Hanson and his father Bert. Just when they thought that things are looking up, Bert cancels his investment all of a sudden and flees the scene with the trio’s idea,
leaving them in a heap of debt. Both films in the Horrible Bosses franchise feature How You Like Me Now? by The Heavy.
Sex and the City (Romance/Drama), Romedy Now, 11.25 pm
Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth
Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), a freelance writer living in Manhattan, leads a picture-perfect life filled with the best of fashion and her four best friends.
In a relationship with John James Preston (Noth), a financier she’s been going out with for 10 long years, Carrie finds herself forced to face the idea of marriage. Though she never exactly warmed up to the notion of wedlock, things seem to flow effortlessly with Preston by her side. Until he decides to leave her at the altar. The Vogue shoot shown in the film was orchestrated by the actual magazine’s team.
Saturday, December 31
Barry (Biography), Netflix India
Cast: Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell
Directed by Vikram Gandhi, Barry follows the inspirational life story of former American President Barack Obama (Terrell). Set in 1981, the film opens to his life as a junior at New York’s Columbia University. Barry sees the 20-something struggling to make sense of the socio-political scenarios going on around him, as he tries to stay connected to his estranged family and the people around. A regular political science student who occasionally plays street ball, he has to make himself fit into what’s essentially a white-dominated Ivy league setup. The second movie to delve into Obama’s life this year, followed by Southside with You, Barry premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Max (Action/Adventure), Movies Now, 10.55 pm
Cast: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank
A Malinois breed dog, Max’s life changes when he gets adopted by Kyle Wincott (Church), one of the American marines deployed in Afghanistan. But the political scenario soon shifts, leaving Max orphaned with no home to return to. When Wincott’s brother, Justin (Wiggins) collects Max from the military facility and decides to look after him, the true story behind what happened to his handler slowly begins to unravel. Can Max bring peace to his master’s disjointed family? Max is a tribute to the memory of 26 dogs and their handlers who died on duty.
Sunday, January 1
Joy (Drama), Hotstar Premium
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence,
Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper
A story of passion and resilience sprawling across a family history of 400 years, Joy chronicles the transformative journey of a young girl. As she ends up in a tricky position, which puts her as head of the family’s business dynasty, Joy (Lawrence) finds betrayal and treachery sneaking into her life from the most
unexpected places. When each of her allies and enemies reveal their true colours, Joy evolves into a powerful matriarch in her own right, through a turbulent ‘loss of
innocence’ period. Joy is the final film directed by Ken Howard, noted for works like In Her Shoes.
Red Dawn (Action/ Thriller), WB, 12.17 pm
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson
While a NATO alliance appears weak due to an economic crisis, leaving the regions under its control in a compromising position, rival forces are closing in quick. One of the first areas to be struck is Spokane, Washington, where North Korean soldiers launch an unexpected assault under the command of Captain Cho. But Police Sergeant Tom Eckert and his son US Marine Jed Eckert, natives from the region, are not planning on surrendering that easily. Joined by several other town members, the duo is keen on keeping their town safe. Red Dawn marks the directorial debut of stuntman Dan Bradley, who’s noted for his works in The Bourne series and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.