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Thursday, September 15, 2011


M-Net Stars (Channel 105) has a good line-up of movies in the next few weeks. (NB: Please check the daily press as dates and times can change)

A View from the Top (September 20 at 19h30) is directed by Bruno Barreto (2003) and stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Appelgate and Kelly Preston. Donna Jensen has high hopes for her future and dreams of living the glamorous life. She dreams of becoming a first class international flight attendant, and is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that her dreams come true.

A Month by The Lake (September 21 at 19h30) is directed by John Irvin (2005) and stars Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox and Uma Thurman. The film is about the romantic involvements between four British and American people on their holiday at Lake Como in Italy in 1937.

Grosse Point Blank (September 22 at 19h30) is directed by George Armitage (1997) and stars John Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Aykroyd. Martin Blank is an assassin who works for the government. He has an assassination to carry out in Grosse Pointe, a suburb of Detroit, where coincidentally, he also has to attend his ten-year high school reunion.

LA Story (September 24 at 19h30) is directed by Mick Jackson (1991) and stars Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant and Richard E. Grant. Harris Telemacher is the "Wacky Weather" presenter for a Los Angeles television station. He finds himself battling the insane conditions and people caused by the manic chaos that is Los Angeles. Striving to achieve happiness (or at least a date), he finds a helping hand from the last person he expected: the city of Los Angeles itself.

Air America (September 26 at 19h30) is directed by Roger Spottiswoode (1990) and stars Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr and Nancy Travis. It is set during the unholy alliance between the US Government and Laotian opium growers and traffickers during the "secret war".

Get Over It (September 27 at 19h30) is directed by Tommy O'Haver (2001) and stars Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster and Melissa Sagemiller and was produced in. A popular high school basketball star Berke Landers begins to lose it after he got dumped by lifelong girlfriend, Allison. With the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus endues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly.

Birdy (September 29 at 19h30) is directed by Alan Parker (1984) and stars Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage and John Harkins. This drama is about a Vietnam veteran who went missing in action and is now mentally ill and living in an institution where he speaks to no-one. A boyhood friend, also in the war, is brought in to try to communicate with him.

Wild Thornberry’s Movie (September 30 at 19h30) is directed by Cathy Malkasian and Jeff McGrath (2002). It stars Tim Curry, Rupert Everett and Flea. On an African safari, Eliza Thornberry discovers that - thanks to a shaman - she can now talk to animals. When Eliza discovers that poachers in Africa's Serengeti Desert plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence, she and her chimpanzee friend Darwin must somehow find a way to stop them.