(STAR Movies, Saturday, 9 p.m.)
The Expendables is a group of trained mercenaries led by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone). The group includes Lee (Jason Statham), who is great with knives; Yin Yang (Jet Li), proficient in martial arts; Hale (Terry Crews) who specialises in heavy weapons; Toll (Randy Couture), the demolition expert, and sniper Gunnar (Dolph Lundgren).
Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) hires the men to do away with the dictator of a small island off South America. The men are not quite aware of what they are getting when they enter the terror-stricken city.
The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone.
(HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
Onea Sunday evening, three snowboarding friends decide to take one last run down the slope. Halfway up the mountain, their chair-lift stops, the lights go out and the resort closes for the week. They are stranded, but the worst is still to come. A storm is approaching. Frostbite is setting in. And down below, a pack of hungry wolves has gathered for a kill.
(MGM Movies, Friday, 9 p.m.)
The film is set in 1902 Texas. Horace (Lukas Haas) is all of 13 when he goes to work on old man Soll's (Robert Duvall) farm to earn enough cash to buy a headstone for his father's grave.
Soll is senile and of poor health. He is obsessed with the convict labour that he uses on his farm. Will he ever pay Horace the money for the six months work the boy put in? Also starring James Earl Jones.
(Movies Now, Saturday, 4.45 p.m.)
Two tiger cubs grow up among ancient temple ruins in French Indo-China. One is gentle while the other is aggressive. The gentle one is captured and sold to a circus and trained to jump through a hoop of fire.
The fierce one is taken away and gifted to the regional administrator's son. The fierce tiger cub tears their house apart and is given away to the king's museum. A year later, the grown-up tigers are set to fight one another in the king's stadium. Will they recognise each other?
(Sony Pix, Saturday, 4.30 p.m.)
Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is a forensic psychiatrist who teaches in a college. He gives evidence in a case against Jon Forster (Neal McDonough), a serial killer. Jack manages to sway the jury and get Jon a death sentence.
But the evening before Jon's execution, Jack receives a threat call. He is told that he has but 88 minutes to live while a killer goes on rampage. Strangely, the killer seems to be using Jon's modus operandi. Could it be possible that Jack had given evidence against an innocent man?