Friday, May 29
Eden Lake (Horror),
Z Studio HD, 9 pm
Cast: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender
Jenny (Kelly Reilly), a nursery school teacher, sets off on a holiday with her boyfriend Steve (Michael Fassbender) to a lonely lake. But the peace is disrupted by a gang of unruly teenagers partying nearby. When the couple tries lodging a complaint, the gang retaliates by stealing their belongings. It is no longer a vacation, when the atrocities of the gang become a matter of life and death. The sound mix does not feature the noise of punches, but magnifies the audio when bones broke for drama.
Post Grad (Romance/ Comedy),
Romedy Now, 11.25 pm
Cast: Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford, Michael Keaton
Ryden Malby (Alexis Bledel) is forced to move back with her parents after her post graduation because her dream job is snatched away by her arch enemy from college, Jessica Bard (Catherine Reitman). Set during the recession of 2000, Ryden finds herself losing hope of finding a job. But thanks to her friend Adam (Zach Gilford), her dreams slowly turn into reality. But is she too self-absorbed to notice Adam’s sacrifice?Amanda Bynes was originally set to star as the lead in this movie.
50 / 50 (Comedy/ Drama),
HBO Hits, 6.25 pm
Cast: Joseph Gordon- Levitt, Seth Rogen
Directed by Jonathan Levine, this is the story of Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a radio jockey diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his spine. With chances of survival being 50/50, his life gets tougher when his relationship with his girlfriend goes on the rocks. With his health constantly deteriorating, he tries getting back to the dating scene with the help of his best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen). Gordon-Levitt actually shaved his head for the film and kept improvising on his character while the cameras were rolling.
Mississippi Burning, (Crime/Mystery),
MGM, 6.50 pm
Cast: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif
The movie centres on the murder of three civil rights workers in 1964. Andreson (Gene Hackman) and Ward (Willem Dafoe) are the two FBI agents who are investigating the murder. To make matters worse, with the Ku Klux Klan involved, the African-American community is too afraid to give out any information. Unable to make much headway because local authorities also refuse to cooperate, the duo needs to change their tactics. Though it has been fictionalised, the film is based on an actual case.
Saturday, May 30
The Big Wedding
(Romance), Romedy Now, 9 pm
Cast: Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon
The simple wedding ceremony of Alejandro (Ben Barnes) and Missy (Amanda Seyfried) becomes a hotch-potch of events and misadventures when his family becomes involved. The adopted son of divorced parents Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton), when Alejandro hears his birth mother, a devout Catholic, is attending the wedding, he asks his parents to pretend to still be married. Don’s girlfriend Bebe (Susan Sarandon) is agitated at the request, while his siblings make it worse with their own secrets. This is only the second time that De Niro was cast alongside Robin Williams, who plays the priest.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Drama)
, ZStudio HD, 7.25 pm
Cast: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall
Close friends Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) and Vicky (Rebecca Hall) travel to Barcelona to spend the summer exploring the city. While at an art exhibition, they meet artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), whom they are instantly intrigued by. The same night, Juan chats up the two women and convinces them to join him on his trip to Oviedo. The more spontaneous Cristina falls for his charms, while Vicky is a little reluctant to join the two, but tags along anyway. Secretly attracted to Juan, will Vicky cheat on her fiancé back home? The film was clouded by controversy when it released at it was partially funded by public money.
Sunday, May 31
Finding Fanny (Comedy),
Star Gold HD, 1.35 pm
Cast: Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah
Set in the interiors of Pocolim, Goa, it all begins with the old postman Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah) receiving a letter which he wrote 46 years ago to his love, Stephanie Fernandes (Anjali Patil), asking her hand in marriage. He then discovers that the letter had never been delivered. He decides to find her and enlists young widow (Deepika Padukone), a mechanic (Arjun Kapoor), an artist ( Pankaj Kapoor) and the ‘lady’ of Pocolim ( Dimple Kapadia). While they wind their way towards where Fanny used to live, they encounter love, lust, fear and even death. This is the first time Kapoor and Shah are teaming up in a film. The two are brothers-in-law in reality.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Adventure),
Star Movies, 6.15 pm
Cast: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Samuel L Jackson
Set after The Avengers save the world from Loki, Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America (Chris Evans), is trying to play catch up with modern times. Working with S.H.I.E.L.D. under director Nick Fury, Rogers is present during a fierce attack on the organisation by a traitor working within the criminal organisation HYDRA. When they capture Fury, Rogers teams up with Black Widow, known also as Natasha Romanov (Scarlett Johansson), to expose the conspiracy. He ropes in Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to strengthen their team, but the tyrants are not easy to overcome. The scene when Rogers explains what happened to his fellow commandos and former love Peggy Carter, is actually a deleted clip from The Avengers.
Sony Pix, 9 pm
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, John Hurt
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) travels to Greece with a band of five mercenaries to offer his might and skills in return for gold. But Lord Cotys, the king of Thrace, and his daughter approach him to train their army instead, to fight the warlord Rhesus. While Hercules accepts the task, will he able to overcome his own demons on the battlefield? The movie is based on comic writer Steve Moore’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars. But when his name was used to promote the film, he came out saying he wanted to be disassociated from it.
True Detective 2,
Next month, HBO, To be decided
The makers of True Detective have revealed details of the plot of its second season. The crime drama, starring Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams, will now revolve around a missing girl in California who got lost in the complex transportation system of USA. The first season, which had Matthew McConaughey, followed a serial killer who had been on a 17-year murder spree. The second season
will begin next month.
Style and the City,
Tomorrow, Fox Traveller, 8 pm
The show sees fashion designers like Nikhil Thampi, Rocky S, and Shantanu and Nikhil travelling to different cities to dress up famous celebrities. In tomorrow’s episode, watch Nishka Lulla create a vintage dress for Sonam Kapoor who has to attend a wine fest.
Tomorrow, Star World, 9 pm
With his keen observation and slick charm, Simon Baker (as Patrick Jane) helps the California Bureau of Investigation solve crimes in the hopes of bringing Red John—who murdered his wife and daughter—to justice. Tomorrow, Jane and his team investigate the murder of the mayor’s assistant.
Qatar Grand Prix,
Sunday, Ten Sports, 5.30 pm
Yamaha’s winning streak has been remarkable, with both its drivers—Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo—sitting pretty at the top of the tables.
In the next race, they will have to face the threat of defending champion Marc Marquez, who won in Qatar last year. Can they hold on to their positions? Find out on Sunday.
Tum Hi Ho Bandhu Sakha Tumhi,
Monday to Friday, Zee TV, 7 pm
The two-week-old show aims to highlight the benefits of living in a joint family, and revolves around Sharmila Dadi who heads a family of 10 living in Agra. She also runs a mithai business called Pethewala. Watch how traditions and modern mindsets need not always come in the way of relationships.
England vs New Zealand,
May 29-June 2, Star Sports, 3.30 pm
The second test between England and New Zealand is underway in Leeds. The first test saw both sides score massively, with their important batsmen scoring big. However McCullum’s tactics came under fire as he allowed Cook and company to get away with an early collapse. Will he do one better than Cook this time?