(HBO Hits, Friday, 9.15 p.m.)
Maverick (Tom Cruise) is a hot pilot. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly out flown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the Carrier.
When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There, Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of other students and Charlie (Kelly McGillis), a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted. Also stars Val Kilmer.
(HBO Hits, Sunday, 4.40 p.m.)
This is a biopic that focuses on the career of the legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, beginning from the Palmer Raids onwards to an examination of his private life as an alleged closeted homosexual. It is directed by Clint Eastwood, written by Dustin Lance Black and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character, along with Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench and Ed Westwick.
Angels & Demons
(Sony Pix, Saturday, 6.25 p.m.)
Leonardo Vetra is a physicist who is murdered. His daughter Vittoria (Ayelet Zurer) and symbolist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) go on a quest following this. Some clues from the secret brotherhood, The Illuminati, leads the two of them all around The Vatican, including the four altars of science. An assassin (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who works for the brotherhood, murders four cardinals. Will Robert and Vittoria find the new destructive weapon? Also stars Ewan McGregor.