Wild Card (Action/ Thriller), HBO, 7.10 pm
Cast: Jason Statham,Dominik Garcia, Milo Ventimiglia
Nick Wild (Statham) is a gambling addict, who sustains his addiction by working as bodyguard for wealthy gamblers in Las Vegas. When Holly (Garcia) seeks Wild’s help to track down three men, who had raped her the previous night, he agrees to help. After identifying the perpetrator as Danny DeMarco (Ventimiglia) a gangster, Wild and Holly barge into the hotel where he is staying and soon noverpower him and his goons. After forcing him to pay $50,000, Holly splits the amount with Wild and leaves the town. But little does Wild know that DeMarco’s men were not done with him yet. The movie is based on the 1985 novel, Heat, written by William Goldman.
Saturday, June 25
Baby (Thriller/ Action), Star Gold, 4.20 pm Cast: Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Taapsee Pannu
After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a task force code named Baby is created. When secret agent Ajay Singh Rajput (Kumar) on a mission to Turkey captures a double agent, it is revealed that terrorists are planning a bomb blast at a Delhi mall. Rajput works withthe Baby team to intercept a secret meeting between the terrorists, but the plan getsfoiled and all his team members get killed. It is now revealed from another arrest in Nepal that master terroristBilal is in Saudi Arabia meeting up with another terrorist to discuss finances. How will Rajput avoid the red tape and run a mission outside India? Baby was banned by the Censor Board of Pakistan alleging that the movie misrepresented Muslims and Pakistan.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Drama), Star Gold, 7 pm Cast: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh
After his engagement with Princess Maithili (Kapoor), crown prince Yuvraj Vijay Singh (Khan) escapes a neardeath experience. Masterminded by his step-brother Yuvraj Ajay Singh (Mukesh) and his manager Chirag Singh. Result: Vijay slipping into a coma. Meanwhile, a lookalike of Vijay, Prem Dilwale (Khan), is spotted and is quickly asked to take VIjay’s place until the latter recovers. Maithili, who has no clue about the covert plan, falls in love with Prem, after initially disliking Vijay. Can Prem hide the truth long enough? Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha were consideredfor the role ofPrincess Maithili
The Butler (Drama/ Biography), HBO hits, 9 pmCast: Oprah Winfrey, ForestWhitaker, John Cusack
Loosely based on the life of butler Eugene Allen, who served the White House for 34 years, the movie opens with an elderly Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) recounting his experiences with eight presidents. Beginning work under President Dwight D Eisenhower, and working for the Kennedys and Reagans, Gaines witnesses key events like the Vietnam War. Being an African American, Gaines also experiences discrimination and the unequal pay system. To make matters worse his wife Gloria (Winfrey) turns into an alcoholic. Director Lee Daniels originally wanted Barack Obama to appear as himself in the movie, but later abandoned the plan as the movie was filmedamidst the 2012 presidential election.
Dumber and Dumber To (Comedy),
Movies Now, 1 pm and 9 PM
Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden
Taking place two decades after the sequel, Lloyd
(Carrey) is confined to a mental asylum before being
whisked away by Harry (Daniels). Harry reveals that
he has a failing kidney and the Lloyd-Harry duo head to
meet Harry’s parents, who can’t help him as he was
adopted. Going through old mails, Harry discovers that
his ex-girlfriend had delivered a baby girl, Penny, many years ago. On learning that Penny was given up for adoption, the duo go after her thinking she can donate a kidney. The To in the movie title is not misspelled and meant two in Danish and Norwegian.
Tomorrowland (Mystery/ Sci-Fi), Star Movies, 1 pm and 9 PM Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie
In a world without dimensions of space and time where parallel universes exist, Frank Walker (Clooney), an inventor is handed a Tomorrowland pin by a mysterious girl, which allows him teleport himself to the World of Tomorrowland – a utopian future city. Meanwhile, Casey Newton (Robertson) a teen, who tries to sabotage a NASA mission, also gets the Tomorrowland pin, but the battery runs out and she is unable to teleport herself. Soon it is found that it was Athena, a droid from Tomorrowland who was behind the pin –she wants both Walker and Newton to build a device to save the world from an apocalypse. Tomorrowland was originally imagined by Walt Disneyin the 1950s as an expression of the future world.