Friday October 24th
Witchslayer Gretl (Fantasy / Action),
Star Movies Action, 12 pm
Cast: Erica Cox, Shannen Doherty, Paul McGillion, Sarain Boylan
Almost two whole decades after his run-in with the wicked witch, a much older Hansel (Paul McGillion) makes his way back to the haunted forest with the sole aim of exacting revenge. Hansel is determined to destroy all the witches who kidnapped and killed his sister, Gretl (Shannen Doherty). However, he is shocked and surprised when he discovers that Gretl is alive and not looking to be rescued. How will he manage to win her over and accomplish what he returned for? Doherty returns to the role of a witch after starring in the series, Charmed, that ran from 1998 until 2006.
Because I Said So (Romance / Comedy), Romedy Now, 2.20 pm
Cast: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Gabriel Macht Overbearing mum, Daphne Wilder (Diane Keaton), cannot help but meddle in the life of her daughters, Milly (Mandy Moore), Maggie (Lauren Graham) and Mae (Piper Perabo). But Maggie and Mae are happily married, leaving Milly the main focus of their mother. When Milly breaks up with her boyfriend, Daphne takes it upon herself to set her up with a suitable candidate, Jason (Tom Everett Scott). But Milly finds someone on her own, guitarist Johnny (Gabriel Macht). She starts dating the two simultaneously but how long can she keep it up and who will she choose in the end? The names, Maggie, Milly and Mae are inspired by EE Cummings’ poem, Maggie and Millie and Molly and May.
Step Up 3D (Romance / Dance), Movies Now, 4.45 pm
Cast: Rick Malambri, Adam Sevani, Sharni Vinson, Alyson Stoner
Having graduated from high school and quit dancing to focus on academics in NYU, Moose (Adam Sevani) finds himself falling back into old habits when his talent is discovered by Luke (Rick Malambri), the leader of the House of Pirates dance crew. When the crew is on the verge of losing their home, The Vault, due to financial difficulties, Moose assists Luke by attempting to beat their arch enemies, The House of Samurai, in the inaugural World Jam Championships. The film made the most money at the box office, compared to all the others in the franchise.
Saturday October 25th
Enemmy (Action / Crime),
Zee Cinema, 8 pm
Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Yuvika Chaudhary, Zakir Hussain
CID officers take on the don Mukhtar Memon (Hussain) in this action thriller directed by Ashu Trikha. Undercover cops manage to put Memon behind bars, but this fails to put an end to his power. Senior officer Yugantar (Chakraborty) takes over the case, wading into a gang war of epic proportions. The title is made up of the initials of the six main characters, creating an intentional mis-spelling of the word enemy.
A.C.O.D (Comedy), HBO Hits, 8.30 pm
Cast: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara
Standing for Adult Children of Divorce, A.C.O.D follows Carter (Scott), whose parents went through a bitter and messy divorce while he was growing up. When wedding bells are in his brother’s future, old feelings emerge and Carter decides to re-visit his childhood counsellor. Discovering that his experiences were written up as a part of a book by the counsellor, the past starts to impact his present family dynamics. The film is loosely based on co-writer/director Stu Zicherman’s own family experiences.
Taken 2 (Action / Crime),
Movies Now, 9 pm
Cast: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
The second film in the Taken series sees retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Neeson) taken hostage, along with his ex-wife Lenore (Janssen) in Istanbul. The kidnapping is orchestrated by the patriarch of a human trafficking gang, as revenge for the death of his son. Bryan and Lenore’s daughter, Kim (Grace), is the only family member left at large, and she has to step into her father’s shoes to try to free her parents. The film was a box office success, and a third film is in production.
10,000 BC (Action / Drama), WB, 9 pm
Cast: Camilla Belle,
Steven Strait, Marco Khan
Set in the pre-historic era, the action in 10,000 BC centres on the Yagahl tribe, who hunt woolly mammoths for their survival. When a group of warlords raid the camp and kidnap many members of the tribe, young mammoth hunter D’Leh (Strait) takes on the task of rescuing them, entering a rain forest and encountering everything from terror birds to saber-toothed cats in his quest. The name D’Leh is the German word for hero spelled backwards, and was thought up by the director, Roland Emmerich.
Sunday October 26th
Faces in The Crowd (Crime Drama),
HBO Hits, 8 pm
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon,
While walking home from a night out, Anna (Jovovich) witnesses a man and woman arguing. He then murders the woman and begins dissecting her. Terrified, Anna flees but her phone rings, alerting the killer, who then follows her. He catches her and throws her into a river where she hits her head. When rescued, she is unable to remember his face or anyone’s, having developed prosopagnosia or facial blindness. Things become dangerous when it’s evident that she could be having a relationship with the serial killer, but doesn’t remember him. The film wasn’t released in cinemas but
was in a straight-to-DVD format.
Shrek Forever After (Animation),
Zee Studio, 1 pm
Cast: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz,
Shrek (Mike Myers) is living a regular life with his wife, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), and their three children, but its mundane domesticity gets to him. So they head back to Far Away Land, where he is now treated like a celebrity, reminding him of the life he could have had. Shrek bumps into Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) who offers to turn him into a mean ogre for a day—in exchange for a day from his childhood that he can’t remember. However, Rumpelstiltskin chooses the day he was born, thus trying to ensure Shrek would cease to exist at the end of the day. Can true love bring him back? When it was released, the film was called Shrek Final Chapter, but was changed because it seemed negative.