Tower Heist

(HBO, Friday, 7 p.m.)

Josh Kovacs is the manager of a residential apartment in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially Arthur Shaw, a financier. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved.

But later he learns that the employees' pension which he asked Shaw to handle is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh’s views of Shaw change. The FBI agent in charge of Shaw tells Josh that it’s been rumoured that Shaw has 20 million dollars lying around. Josh thinks he knows where it is. And this starts a quest.

Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck and Matthew Broderick are in the cast.


(HBO, Saturday, 7 p.m.)

Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world's worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up.

The Fifth Element

(Movies Now, Saturday, 9 p.m.)

The film is set in the 23rd century. Cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) is excited when a young lady, Leeloo, (Milla Jovovich) takes a ride in his cab. She is the Fifth Element and her appearance had been predicted by Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) in as early as the 1900s.

Now it is up to Korben to help Leeloo find the other four elements that are represented by stones. The five elements have to get together to save the world before the Great Evil descends on the earth. Also stars Gary Oldman and Chris Tucker.

Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events

(Sony Pix, Saturday, 9 p.m.)

Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken) and Sunny Bauedelaire (Kara Hoffman) are three young orphans.

The siblings are taken in by some relatives and others but are unable to settle anywhere. Fourteen-year-old Violet is brave and a natural leader; 12-year-old Klaus is extremely smart and youngest Sunny is understood only by her siblings. She also tends to bite. They need to keep safe from Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who is waiting to get his hands on their inheritance.