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The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies
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First Published: Fri, May 13 2011. 12 45 AM IST
Updated: Fri, May 13 2011. 12 45 AM IST
This weekend brings another graphic-novel adaptation to the silver screen—Priest. Watch it in 3D or enjoy some great cinema from the comfort of your favourite couch. Plus, Delhi’s much-awaited Habitat Film Club festival is back. Here are our picks for the weekend:
THEATRICAL PICKS
Priest (3D)
This cinematic adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung’s graphic novel series has been directed by Scott Charles Stewart. Paul Bettany stars as the eponymous hero scouring a post-apocalyptic world for vampires. Close friends accompany him on the quest to hunt down and avenge his niece’s killers.
TV PICKS
Saturday
The Band’s Visit (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032856/)
7pm, World Movies
The story of a band from Egypt which is to perform at the opening of an Arab arts centre in Israel takes an unexpected turn when the members find themselves in a remote town they know nothing about.
Takeshis’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478044/)
5pm, World Movies
Japanese film-maker Takeshi Kitano’s film is about the life of a showbiz celebrity who one day comes across his lookalike, an unknown actor waiting for his big break.
Godzilla (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120685/)
1.15pm, Sony Pix
An irradiated lizard came into being after a nuclear explosion in the Pacific Ocean many years ago. This giant lizard, known as Godzilla, enters Manhattan, New York, wreaking havoc. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the films stars Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno and Maria Pitillo.
Sunday
Legends of the Fall (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110322/)
1pm, Big CBS
Starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn, this wonderfully shot film is about three brothers and their father living in the American wilderness, and how their lives are thrown into turmoil when a woman arrives.
Paradise Now (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445620/)
5pm, World Movies
Two friends are recruited by a group to carry out a terrorist suicide bombing. Watch what happens when a film-maker delves into the psyche of these two men with contradictory approaches to the ideas of liberty and patriotism.
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378194/)
6.15pm, Sony Pix
The sequel sees the Bride returning to avenge the gruesome murder of her groom at the altar. A cycle of violence follows till she finally gets to the man responsible for her fate, her ex-boss Bill.
Screening Picks
The Habitat Film Club is screening a host of films as part of the Habitat Film Festival. Watch these films at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, over the weekend:
Saturday
6.30pm : Just Another Love Story
8.30pm : Lost Mother
Sunday
10.15am : Mr India (Manipuri)
11am : Chithakuzhal
2pm : Jaangfaai Joonaak
3.45pm : Surang
4pm : No One Killed Jessica
6.30pm : Khaddamma
8.30pm : Abhoman
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First Published: Fri, May 13 2011. 12 45 AM IST