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The weekend at the movies

The weekend at the movies
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First Published: Thu, Jan 13 2011. 07 50 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jan 13 2011. 07 50 PM IST
THEATRICAL PICKS
Yamla Pagla Deewana (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1773109/)
The Deols seem to prefer keeping their cinema centred around their family, as Apne proved in 2007. This film sees Dharmendra and Bobby Deol in the guise of conmen in Varanasi. They are soon joined by Sunny Deol from Canada after he learns of his filial relations with the con duo.
TV PICKS
Saturday
Paradise Now (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0445620/)
9pm, World Movies
This Arabic film chronicles the lives of two childhood friends who are recruited as suicide bombers for an operation in Tel Aviv. Circumstances force them along disparate paths: While one is determined to carry out the attack, the other is riddled with doubts.
Batman Begins (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0372784/)
11.10pm, WB
This film marked the beginning of Christopher Nolan’s association with the Batman project. The film traces the evolution of Bruce Wayne to Batman, the story of his childhood, family and all.
Sarkar Raj (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490210/)
4pm, UTV Movies
The Nagre household plays host to an unexpected visitor: a woman who proposes to set up a power plant in Maharashtra with their support. Beautiful as she is, she soon wins the scion’s heart, and he decides to implement her proposal despite the opposition from political forces.
Sunday
Madame Curie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036126/)
8.50pm, TCM
This is the story of physicist Pierre Curie and his student Marie and their discovery of the radioactive element radium that won them the Nobel Prize.
The Cell (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209958/)
11.10pm, WB
Featuring a powerhouse performance from Vincent D’Onofrio and a bearable one from the usually staid Jennifer Lopez, this beautifully visualized psychological thriller delves into the demented mind of a serial killer.
Rhapsody in August (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101991/)
11pm, World Movies
Directed by the Japanese master Akira Kurosawa, and starring American heartthrob Richard Gere, this film looks at the Nagasaki bombing through the nostalgic eyes of an old woman who lived to tell the tale.
SCREENING PICKS
Mumbai
Taking Woodstock (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127896/)
10am, Cinemax, Versova
“A Generation Began in His Backyard,” says the tag line of this film, and rightly so. Ang Lee slips into the director’s chair once more for this serendipitous tale of a motel worker who, in 1969, set in motion the generation-defining music festival—Woodstock.
anupam1.v@livemint.com
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First Published: Thu, Jan 13 2011. 07 50 PM IST