Death Race

Star Movies, Sunday,

9 p.m.

Americans are plagued by economic recession and a high rate of unemployment. Criminals with life sentences are allowed to race armoured cars on Terminal Island. Most of the participants die, but the winner is allowed to go free. Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is arrested for his wife's murder and is sent to Terminal Island. It is there that he gets an opportunity to participate in the race. But is everything as it appears? Also stars Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson and Ian McShane.

The Grey

Movies Now, Friday, 4.30 p.m.

The Grey is an impeccable example of a person's determination to face his fears and achieve his goal. The suspense thriller, adapted from a short story titled Ghost Walker, highlights a tale of a group of oil men stranded in Alaska after a plane crash. They fight to survive in the wilderness as they are chased by a pack of wolves in the harsh and mercilessly cold weather. In this unruly escapade, Liam Neeson essays the role of a skilled huntsman who leads a group.

Independence Day

Star Movies, Saturday, 6.15 p.m.

On July 2, a mammoth alien mother-ship enters the orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped ‘destroyer’ spacecraft, each 15 miles wide. The destroyers take positions over most of Earth’s major cities. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack. On July 4, President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) leads the US jet fighters for their independence from Aliens. Also stars Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Mary McDonnell.

The Bodyguard

WB Movies, Saturday, 4.15 p.m.

Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) is a music superstar who is being stalked. Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) is a professional bodyguard and former secret service agent. He's hired to protect Rachel. Rachel's career soars while Frank is always there in the background, ensuring her safety. Thrown into his company constantly, Rachel is attracted to him and they have a brief affair. But, soon Frank keeps her at arms’ length and moves on when his role as bodyguard is no longer required.