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This weekend at the movies

This weekend at the movies
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First Published: Fri, Dec 17 2010. 08 37 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Dec 17 2010. 08 37 PM IST
The much-awaited 3D experience Tron: Legacy and Woody Allen’s latest You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger released in theatres across the country on Friday. Here is our weekly list to keep all you cine buffs busy.
THEATRICAL PICKS
While investigating the disappearance of his father, Kevin Flynn’s son gets pulled into the same cyber universe as him. Together, they attempt to bring the Master Control Program down. Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges stars in this film.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182350/)
Freida Pinto, of Slumdog Millionaire fame, stars in Woody Allen’s latest. Allen throws us headlong into a maze of relationships whose protagonists are trying to figure out their passions and dreams as they walk through life and connections.
TV PICKS
Saturday
2.55pm, Sony Pix
Paul Bettany essays the role of Charles Darwin. The film provides a peek into his life and the tug-of-war between faith and science that takes hold of him.
6.30pm, MGM
Directed by Oliver Stone, this war drama features James Woods as a scribe who finds himself in El Salvador, neck-deep in political chaos. Caught in this dangerous game, Woods needs to figure out a way to protect his Salvadorean girlfriend and get her out of the country.
9pm, World Movies
One of the most compelling animation films of recent times, Waltz with Bashir blends the genres of documentary and narrative film to provide insights into the 1980s crisis in Lebanon.
Sunday
1pm, Zee Studio
Sam Mendes’ commercially and critically acclaimed directorial debut bores into a modern American family, penetrating its multilayered structure. Alan Ball’s brilliant screenplay lends spine to an award-winning classic.
3pm, Lumiere
Directed by Jacques Tati, this is the tale of the adventures of a postman. Jour de Fete lets us hop on to the pillion seat of the postman’s bicycle as he tries to improve the efficacy of the post delivery system inspired by an American film.
5.30pm, Star Plus
Rajinikanth slips into the cape of a man who swerves, somersaults and boxes his way to power and fame in a bid to eradicate corruption.
SCREENING PICKS
Our Beautiful Planet
6.30pm, India International Centre
The movie explores the environmental crises facing the planet and the remedial measures that can be taken.
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First Published: Fri, Dec 17 2010. 08 37 PM IST