Friday, November 20
Man of Steel (Action),
Movies Now HD, 9 pm
Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
After the destruction of Krypton, their home planet, scientist Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife send their infant son, Kal-El (Cavill) to Earth. There he is adopted by Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent who name him Clark Kent. Soon Clark learns of his super powers and dons the secret identity of Superman to protect Earth from attacks by General Zod (Michael Shannon), a citizen of Krypton. He is aided in this by news reporter Lois Lane (Adams). MTV Movie Awards awarded Cavill the Best Hero award for his performance.
UTV Movies, 11.15 pm
Cast: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol
A small-town Brahmin boy, Kundan (Dhanush), falls in love with Zoya Haider (Kapoor), a Muslim girl. Though she rejects his declaration of love initially, she later falls for him. However, when Zoya moves away and enrols at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, she falls in love with a student leader, Akram Zaidi (Abhay Deol). On returning home, she forgets all about Kundan’s love and requests him to convince her family to let her marry Akram. But things begin to unravel when Kundan crashes her wedding party after discovering that Akram has a secret. Initially, Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha were signed on as the lead pair.
Saturday, November 21
The Drop (Crime/Drama),
Star Movies Select, 9 pm
Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini
Bob Saginowski (Hardy) works at Cousin Marv’s, a neighbourhood bar in Brooklyn, as the bartender. Initially owned by his cousin Marv (Gandolfini), the bar is now operated by Chechen mobsters as a temporary drop place for their nefarious deals. Meanwhile, Saginowski rescues a battered pit bull puppy and ends up bonding with his neighbour, Nadia (Rapace) who helps him take care of the dog. The plot takes a turn when the bar is robbed by two gunmen. Saginowski and Marv are under pressure from the mobsters to retrieve the stolen money. Saginowski’s problems escalate when another robbery is planned. The movie is based on a novel of
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Drama), HBO Defined HD, 5.25 pm
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
An introvert high school freshman, 15-year-old Charlie (Lerman) withdraws from his peers after his best friend commits suicide. He is also plagued by blackouts. It is then that he befriends Sam (Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Miller), his seniors at school. The duo helps him by taking him to parties. Meanwhile, he also becomes the literature teacher’s favourite student—who guides him to fulfill his dream of becoming a writer. But Charlie’s mysterious blackouts do not stop, and bits of flash back only confuse him further. The movie was based on a novel of the same name written by Stephen Chbosky.
Sunday, November 22
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Science Fiction),
Star Movies, 9 pm
Cast: Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis, Tobby Kebbell
Ten years after the Simian flu took many human lives, genetically enhanced chimpanzee Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his group settle down in the woods outside San Francisco. When a group of human survivors decides to attack them, Caesar is forced to protect his kin. But on finding that the humans are only looking for an electric power source, he decides to help them. However, things go awry when one od his rebellious apes, Koba (Kebell), tries to kill the humans. The movie has won the Critics’ Choice Award for the best visual effects.
Last Knights (Drama),
Zee Studio, 9 pm
Cast: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie
Bartok (Freeman) is a powerful lord who names Raiden (Owen), the commander of his soldiers, his heir. When Bartok is sentenced for treason against the crown, and executed for not paying a bribe, Raiden’s command is disbanded. Geza Mott (Aksel Hennie), the minister responsible for Bartok’s death, fears his wrath but is protected by his father-in-law’s guards. Raiden and his men continue to plot in secret to kill him. Will they succeed in bringing down Mott? The film received negative criticism despite Owen and Freeman’s acting chops.
Beauty and the Beast, AXN,
Friday, 10 pm
The new assistant district attorney Gabe Lowan takes charge of an ongoing case and suspects the involvement of a vigilante. Meanwhile, detective Catherine Chandler gets protective of her friend, Vincent, and wants to track down the culprit herself. But Vincent wants her to stay away as he fears his romantic involvement could mar the investigation.
Food Highway, Travel XP, Friday, 9 pm
Today, the crew of Food Highway sets out on a gastro trail in the city of Bengaluru. Watch them dig into flavourful biryani at the popular Biryani Point, among many other local favourites. The road trip will wind up at the Vani Vilas Sagara Dam at Chitradurga district.
Fabulous Cakes, TLC, Friday, 7 pm
In this episode, San Francisco-based bakery, Enticing Creations, treats a three-year-old birthday girl to a tea party-themed cake. Another cake, by Fleur de Lisa from Napa County, is inspired by the fashion of 18th century France and Jasmine Rae Bakery (from SF) whips up a Shakespearean Globe Theatre cake to show their love for the stage.