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Saturday, October 22, 2011


Good movies scheduled for M-Net Stars (DStv Channel 105) next week are as follows:

October 23 at 19h30: Mad Money directed by Callie Khouri and starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes. Upwardly mobile Bridget is not pleased when her husband is downsized, leaving them floundering in debt. So she lands a job as a cleaning lady in the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas, where she immediately starts thinking of how she can lay her hands on some of the old worn-out banknotes destined for the shredder. But she'll need help, so she ropes in two women who work with the notes. Nina is a single mom who wants to send her kids to a nice school; Jackie is a ditzy hippie chick who wants to travel the world. Will these sisters in crime manage to pull off their daring plan, or will their bulging underwear be a dead giveaway?

October 25 at 19h30: Bopha! (1993), directed by Morgan Freeman and starring Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell and Alfre Woodard. Bopha! is set in South Africa shortly after the Soweto uprising of 1976 and is the story of a police officer and father who finds himself having to make impossible choices between duty and family.

October 26 at 19:30: The Invisible (2007) directed by David S Goyer and starring Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva and Marcia Gay Harden. Set in Seattle, the movie revolves around a high school senior and budding poet, Nick, who gets on the wrong side of school bully Annie when she is busted for a robbery. Mistakenly believing Nick snitched on her, she and her goons beat Nick to within an inch of his life and leave him for dead. Annie then goes on the run. When Nick comes around, in a sewer shaft, he's neither dead nor alive, but stuck in limbo, where he can see and hear everything that's going on. His mother, normally so controlling, is distraught about his disappearance and has phoned the police. But try as he might, Nick can't get anyone to see or hear him. His only hope is a girl who can sense him. Problem is, that girl is Annie, the same girl who wants him dead. Can he convince her to help him before it's too late?

October 27 at 19h30: The Shipping News (2002) directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore and Judi Dench. A widower moves to a seaside town with his young daughter, where he gets a job at a local newspaper and finds romance with a widow. Based on E Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

October 29 at 19h30: Metro directed by Thomas Carter and starring Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport and Kim Miyori. San Francisco detective Scott Roper is a top hostage negotiator who has always managed to charm his way in and out of every situation. But he has his hands full with Korda, a mad jewel thief who hasn't fallen for Roper's charm. When Korda kills one of his friends, Roper loses some of his charm, swears revenge, and is taken off the case. No problem: his new rookie partner, McCall, is a crack sharpshooter, a marathon runner and an expert lip-reader. He'll come in useful for something! As the two bump into Korda time and time again, things get increasingly more dangerous, until Korda ups the stakes and gets nasty with Roper's girlfriend. Not so charming! Plenty of jaw-dropping stunts, including one in which Roper and McCall go after Korda in a vintage Cadillac.

October 31 at 19h30: Unhook the Stars (1996) directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei and Gérard Depardieu. All her life, Mildred has taken care of her children. Now her youngest has run off, and she is bereft. But soon Mildred starts bonding with JJ, a lonely little boy whose mother is going though a messy divorce. Mildred is fulfilled again, and even has time for romance with a burly truck driver. But then her life turns topsy turvy yet again.