Blue Crush 2
(HBO, Saturday, 6.40 p.m.)
Eighteen-year-old Dana, who is a expert surfer, is pressured by her father to go to college. Dana flees her Beverly Hills home for the beaches of South Africa, her late mother’s home country. With her mother’s journal in hand and a mismatched gang of surf fanatics watching her back, Dana embarks on an odyssey along the breathtaking southern coast of Africa to fulfil her mother’s dream even as she lives her own dream. Stars Sasha Jackson and Elizabeth Mathis.
(MGM Movies, Friday, 9 p.m.)
Grace Quigley (Katharine Hepburn) is an old, worn-out woman with nothing to live for. So she hires a professional killer Seymour Flint (Nick Nolte) to kill her, but gently. One day, she thinks of a peaceful death which would be just opposite to her miserable life.
She then convinces Seymour to murder not only her, but all other ‘poor souls’ like her who have grown tired of life.
(MGM Movies, Saturday, 7.30 p.m.)
This is a satirical comedy about an unsophisticated country boy who treks to Chicago, gets shot by mobsters and awakens to find that he has the powers of Superman.
Jon Voight, Monique van Vooren and Severn Darden are in this film directed by Philip Kaufman.
Mr. Saturday Night
(MGM Movies, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
From his earliest days headlining in his parents’ living room to the golden days as America’s favourite television comic, Buddy Young, Jr. (Billy Crystal) remains in a class by himself.
With the help of his brother/manager (David Paymer) who is always ready to catch him when he falls, Buddy’s hilarious back-stage climb is studded with witty one-liners and rapid-fire routines.
Directed by Crystal it also stars Helen Hunt.
(STAR Movies, Saturday, 9 p.m.)
The film is based on a game similar to Russian roulette, only infinitely more life-threatening. The participants wear similar looking T-shirts with numbers on them, stand in a circle in a closed room and are set against each other, holding guns to the others’ heads.
The game goes on till there is only one left who gets a huge amount of money. Vince (Sam Riley) is an electrician who needs money for his father’s complicated surgery. When he gets an envelope that belongs to one of his clients, he takes a risk.
Also stars Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham.