Getaway (Action/ Thriller),
HBO Hits, 8 pm
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez,
Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig
Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke), an unsuccessful
race car driver, comes home to find his house burgled and his wife, Leanne, missing.
Almost at the same time, he gets a phone
call from a person who calls himself The Voice (Jon Voight). He is instructed to steal
a Shelby Mustang and bring it The Voice, upon which he will be reunited with his wife. Magna faces obstacles like police chases and accidents, to follow through with the mission. But will he be able to pull off it off and see his wife again? This is director Courtney Solomon’s first movie in eight years (he last came out with An American Haunting in 2005).
(Drama /Romance), MGM, 3.30 pm
Cast: Kurt Russel, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges
Wayland Jackson (Kurt Russel), a widower, relocates to North Carolina with his 12-year old daughter. There, he becomes friends with Collie Wright (Kelly McGillis), a single mother. Jackson soon falls for Wright and has to face the wrath of her ex-husband, Cole Campbell, who threatens to take away her baby. The climax sees Campbell murdered and Jackson and Wright being asked to give away the baby to his clan, in return for his death. The movie is based on the book of the same name written by John Ehle.
Red Riding Hood (Fantasy),
WB, 9 pm
Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Max Irons, Shiloh Fernandez
The story revolves around Valerie (Amanda Seyfried), a young girl who is in love with woodcutter, Peter. On being asked to marry the wealthy Henry, she decides to run away with Peter (Shiloh Fernandez). Meanwhile, it is found that a werewolf has broken the pact of not attacking villagers by taking the life of her older sister. The werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), then reveals that the werewolf could be anybody in the village as they take the shape of a human during the day. The film was originally titled The Girl.
Heropanti (Action / Romance), Sony, 7 pm
Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, Prakash Raj, Vikram Singh
Chowdhary (Prakash Raj), a popular and revered man in the
village, is furious when his daughter, Renu, elopes with her
boyfriend, Rakesh, on the night of her wedding. In a bid to find the eloped couple, Rakesh’s friend, Bablu (Tiger Shroff), is kidnapped
by Chowdhary and kept imprisoned with two other friends for information. Meanwhile, Bablu falls in love with Dimpy, Chowdhary’s other daughter. Things go downhill when Chowdhary finds out that Bablu is the one who helped the couple elope.
The movie is a remake of the Telugu movie, Parugu.
Family Weekend (Drama / Comedy), HBO Defined, 10 pm
Cast: Olesya Rulin, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew
Modine, Joey King
The story revolves around a talented 16-year-old rope-jumping athlete, Emily (Olesya Rulin). After winning the regional rounds, she is selected to represent her school in the state championship. Frustrated that her parents do not care about her performance, in a spurt of anger, she kidnaps them for 24 hours, to make them understand that it is important that they cheer for her. But her performance at the state championship loses its edge when she finds out that the police are looking her. Rulin had to train for four months to get the rope-jumping scenes right.
Savages (Crime / Thriller), Star Movies, Saturday, 12 am
Cast: Blake Lively, Taylor Kitch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Former Navy Seal, Chon (Taylor Kitch), and his friend, Ben (Aaron Taylor), a botanist, turn marijuana growers, importing their seeds from Afghanistan and producing good-quality weed. Besides their business, they also have a shared love for Ophelia (Blake Lively), a pothead. But when a Mexican cartel wants to partner with them to produce weed, things start to go bad. The friends refuse the offer
and the cartel members kidnap Ophelia to force their hand. So the duo joins hands with a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, Dennis (John Travolta), to rescue her. Will they be able to come out of it alive? The movie is based on a novel of the same name, written by Don Winslow.
The Master (Drama), HBO Defined, 10 pm
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Amy Adams, Laura Dern
World War II soldier, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix ), finds it difficult to adjust to life after the war. Addicted to sex and alcohol, he can’t hold down a job. As he wanders around the country, unable to fit in, he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the head of The Cause, a cult that helps people find a purpose. The movie received three Oscar nominations—for best actor, supporting actor and actress.
Chasing Mavericks (Biopic / Drama), HBO Hits, 3.55 pm
Cast: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer
Surfer Jay Moriarty finds out that the Maverick surf break, one of the largest waves on the planet, exists close to where he lives. Armed with this information, he takes the help of local surfing legend Frosty Hessen to learn how to survive the wave. In the process of learning, Moriarty becomes close to Hessen, but Hessen realises there is much that he can learn from Jay, too. The movie is based on the real-life surfing legend, Jay Moriarty.
The A-Team (Action /Comedy)Star Movies, 11 pm
Cast: Liam Neeson,
Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton Jackson
Four American soldiers, lead by Hannibal (Liam Neeson), are sent to Iraq to retrieve stolen plates used for printing billions worth of currency. After a successful mission, they return to find their commanding officer killed and the plates stolen again. The mission is declared unauthorised and the four are sent to prison. Will they be able to clear their names? The movie is based on the TV series of the same name by Frank Lupo and Stephen J Cannell.
Uninhabited (Horror), Z Studio, 2.45 pm
Cast: Geraldine Hakewill,
Henry James, Tasia Zalar
Young couple, Beth (Geraldine Hakewill) and Harry (Henry James), visit an uninhabited island on the Great Barrier Reef for a holiday. What was supposed to be a relaxing trip turns out to be a horrific one when they discover they were filmed while sleeping and that the island is haunted. The couple then finds a journal written by the ghost named Coral. Though they light a bonfire in the hopes of being rescued, Coral has other plans. The movie premiered at the
2010 Cannes Film Festival.