Saturday, November 8
Kick (Action / Comedy), Movies OK, 8 pm
Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Directed and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Kick follows Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan), an adrenaline junkie. Despite being in love with Shaiana (Jacqueline Fernandez), his relationship fails when he can’t bring himself to commit and Shaiana moves to Poland to stay with her parents. But things take an unexpected turn when Himanshu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), the police officer to whom her parents have arranged her marriage, turns out to be hunting down Devi, who is wanted for a string of robberies. Kick is a remake of a Telugu film by the same name, and the script for the Hindi version was adapted by Chetan Bhagat.
Friday, November 7
Cape Fear (Psychological thriller),
Star Movies Action, 8 pm
Cast: Nick Nolte,
Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange
Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) buries evidence that could have acquitted his client, Max Cady (Robert De Niro)—who had raped and murdered a young woman—resulting in his arrest. Fourteen years later, he is released from prison, but by then Cady has learnt a thing or two about the law and has realised he was duped. Will Bowden’s family and professional life survive Cady’s retaliation? Nolte is actually taller than De Niro, but he had to lose weight and De Niro had to develop muscles so the latter could look stronger.
Z Studio, 1.25 pm
Cast: Robert McKee,
Bob Larson, Mark Driscoll
This Canadian documentary seeks
to answer the questions, ‘Does
hell exist?’ and if it does, ‘Who ends
up there and why?’ The film features interviews with a controversial pastor, Mark Driscoll, a screenwriter and
atheist, Robert McKee, an exorcist,
Bob Larson, and a host of other pastors and professors of world religions, to
find the truth behind the existence of hell. Larson was disappointed after he saw the whole movie, and wrote
on his blog that he was misled by
director Kevin Miller.
Take The Lead (Musical / Drama),
HBO Hits, 2.45pm
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, John Ortiz
Seasoned dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) witnesses Rock (Rob Brown) with some neighbourhood thugs in an act of vandalism. The next day, he approaches Rock’s school principal to teach dance to the kids in detention—a great way to instil discipline. After a few initial hiccups, he manages to earn their trust. But trouble starts when the school decides the programme doesn’t deserve their resources. The film is based on the real story of the renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine.
Whiteout (Action / Thriller), WB, 7.30 pm
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Tom Skerritt, Columbus Short, Gabriel Macht
Deputy US Marshal Carrie Stetko (Kate Beckinsale) is posted in Antarctica for two years, and will be returning to America in two days. But a series of mysterious murders ensure that she has to stay put until the killer is found. Expecting arms traffickers to be the culprits, as some nuclear fuel might have been stolen, she finds out, through further investigations, that she was far from the truth. Reese Witherspoon was originally cast as Carrie Stetko, but the rights of the film changed ownership at the last minute, with the new owners replacing Witherspoon.
Step Up Revolution
(Music/Romance), HBO, 10.20 am
Cast: Kathryn McCormick, Ryan Guzman,
The fourth in the American 3D dance film series, the plot revolves around ‘The Mob’, a flash mob dance group led by Sean (Ryan Guzman) that is taking Miami by storm. Meanwhile, Emily (Kathryn McCormick), the daughter of a building tycoon, is preparing for her audition for a prestigious dance academy. Circumstances lead Sean and Emily to fall in love. But soon there is trouble when Emily’s father’s company announces development plans that involve destroying Sean’s home, and the bar where most of crew works. McCormick was given the role after coming third in the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance.
Movies Now, 9 pm
Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch
Inspired by the board game, Battleship sees an international fleet forced to take on an alien armada when out at sea on a training exercise. Five space ships respond to a signal put out by NASA—while one crashes near Hong Kong, four land near Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is sent to investigate, but escalates the situation by opening fire on the alien fleet. When most of the senior crew are killed in the crossfire, Hopper must step up the offensive, using a decommissioned battleship. Some scenes in the movie showing the imminent apocalypse were actually taken from the rioting in London in 2011.
Sunday, November 9
HBO Hits, 8 pm
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino
Recently released from prison, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) is on a revenge mission to take out the person who killed his brother, Gary. But a contract killer, whose identity is not revealed, is following Driver’s every move. Detective Cicero (Carla Gugino) who is partnered by veteran investigator Slade (Billy Bob Thornton), recognises Driver from his brother’s death video and soon realises he is out to get the crew who killed Gary. Will Driver finish his mission before the cops and the killer get him? While Johnson’s character is too focussed on revenge to change his clothes through the duration of the on-screen action, Salvador Pérez Jr, a popular costume designer, had 30 identical sets of the same outfit made for him to wear.
The Heat (Action / Comedy), Star Movies Action, 8 pm
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy
Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is packed off to downtown Boston for a case—to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Larkin, by tracking down his protégé, Rojas. She is paired with Boston detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) who is ruthless and foul-mouthed, and the duo couldn’t be more incompatible. But when things get ugly, the unlikely pair turn friends and use their unique assets to bring down the drug lord who brings Mullins’ brother into the fray, making it personal. Actor Ben Falcone makes an appearance in the film as the man Mullins kisses when drunk. Falcone is McCarthy’s real life husband.
(Action / Crime),
Sony Pix, 1.25 pm
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver
The film begins with an assassination attempt on the US President (William Hurt), who is shot twice while giving a speech in Salamanca, Spain. His trusted aide Agent Barnes (Dennis Quaid) pursues a suspect but a bomb goes off creating mayhem. Later, Barnes, coming out of a psychological breakdown, is second guessed by his new partner, Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox). The rest of the film sees the story being retold from seven different vantage points, including events leading up to the assassination. Hurt, who plays the President as well as the body double in the film, said he deliberately made a difference in the portrayal of the two characters to make the double role more believable.
Star Sports, Sunday, 2 pm
After winning the US Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has extended his lead over Nico Rosberg to 24 points. Next up is the penultimate race of the season in Brazil, at the Autodrome Jose Carlos Pace circuit. Meanwhile, an interesting battle for the fourth place is on between Vettel, Alonso (tied on 149) and Valtteri Bottas (at 155).
Barclays Premier League,
Star Sports, November 8,
Saturday, 7.30 pm
Barclays Premier League table toppers Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow. Unbeaten so far, Chelsea looks solid and will aim to extend their lead at the top over Southampton. Meanwhile, Liverpool has some catching up to do as they are in the seventh position.
Biggest and Baddest,
Animal Planet, November 8, Saturday, 7 pm
In this show, adventurer Niall McCann attempts to find the meanest and largest creatures that roam the earth, by working with people who have encountered animals like crocodiles, wild birds and more.
In tomorrow’s episode, he will be
on the lookout for elephants.
Marooned, Discovery Channel, Monday-Friday, 8 pm
Watch how explorer Ed Stafford survives harsh environments in a desert island on Marooned, after spending two months there with barely anything on. Now with a series of new challenges, he has made it even tougher for himself.
Zee Cafe, Monday-Friday, 10 pm
The drama series is about Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a former media consultant of the President of United States, who has now started her own crisis management firm. Watch how the burden of her past job slowly creeps into her present one.
Rachel’s Cake Diaries,
TLC, Monday-Friday, 8 pm
Want to learn how to bake some quick and delicious cakes and sweet treats? Take a few tips from Rachel Allen, who will show you how to make peanut butter muffins, yoghurt cake, banofee blondies and more.