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, Buck’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.
(Action), Star Gold, 9.30 pm
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anupam Kher 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 ‘50 Cent’ 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 guards’ 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
Now You See Me
(Mystery / Thriller), HBO Defined, 8 pm
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
Four street magicians—Danny (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt (Woody Harrelson), Henley (Isla Fisher) and Jack (Dave Franco)—receive summons to a mysterious address, and perform together as ‘The Four Horsemen’. 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.
(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 ‘purchases’ 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 Conrad’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.
Bang 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 Zafar’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, MI6’s servers are breached and the head office bombed. Bond comes out of hiding 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 fabricated—based on memories implanted in his brain—he must find out who he really is. Farrell is said to have spent a night on set so he could actually experience ‘waking up in the future’.
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.
Dhobi Ghat (Drama),
Star Gold HD, 11.10 am
Cast: Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra, Aamir Khan
The film traces the lives of four Mumbaiites—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 videos—taking you into a world of compelling relationships. Director Kiran Rao said the film is a tribute to Salman Khan, which is why Babbar’s character is his die-hard fan.