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The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies
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First Published: Fri, May 20 2011. 08 48 PM IST
Updated: Fri, May 20 2011. 08 48 PM IST
Captain Jack Sparrow is back on the silver screen in the much-awaited fourth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean. There are also a host of interesting movies that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home and the Habitat Film Festival runs into its second week. Here are our suggestions for this weekend:
THEATRICAL PICKS
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1298650/)
The bungling Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), that parody of a pirate, is back. This edition sees him embark upon a search for the Fountain of Youth along with Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Little does he expect to run into a bewitchingly tempting Penelope Cruz, who seems to be looking for the fountain too.
TV PICKS
Saturday
300 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/)
4.10pm, WB
Legendary comic artist Frank Miller teams up with Zack Snyder to create this lush reimagining of the Battle of Thermopylae, where a bunch of hardened Spartans confronted a sprawling Persian Army. Lots of blood, lots of action.
A Wednesday (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1280558/)
7pm, UTV Bindass
A man sitting on the roof of a Mumbai high-rise calls up the police station. Moments later, the entire Mumbai police is on edge—the man is threatening to blow up major areas in the city if his demands are not met.
The Blair Witch Project (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185937/)
9pm, HBO
Three student film-makers travel into the woods to make a film on a local urban legend. The three never come back. But a year on, their film is found in the woods, and is made into a movie.
Sunday
Taste of Cherry (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120265/)
3pm, World Movies
A masterpiece, this Abbas Kiarostami film is about a middle-aged man who wants someone to help him in committing suicide. The climax of the film, criticized by many and lauded by others, will nonetheless provoke you into thinking.
Where the Wild Things Are (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386117/)
11pm, HBO
Spike Jonze delved into animation with this literary adaptation about a young boy who dreams up a world of his own populated by animals who crown him as their ruler.
Forrest Gump (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/)
5.20pm, WB
Forrest Gump is one of the ultimate feel good films about an uncanny, awkward man who finds himself at the centre of certain important moments in his country’s history.
SCREENING PICKS
The Habitat Film Festival is on this weekend at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Here are the details:
Saturday
10.30am: The Last hope
11am: T.D.Dasan Standard VI B
1.45pm: Charulathayude Bakki
2pm: Byari
3.45pm: Courtroom Nautanki
4pm: Riwayat
6.30pm: The Hanging Gardens of Arabia
7pm: Ramta jogi
7pm: Good Night, Good Morning
Sunday
10.30am: Rupban
11am: I Am Kalam
2pm: Pranchiyettan and The Saint
3.45pm: Dhruva Nakshatram
4pm: Mee Sindhutai Sapkal
6.30pm: Noukadubi
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First Published: Fri, May 20 2011. 08 48 PM IST