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Pearl Harbour STAR Movies, Friday, 9 p.m.

Pearl Harbour STAR Movies, Friday, 9 p.m.  

Pearl Harbour

(STAR Movies, Friday, 9 p.m.)

On a sleepy Sunday morning in December 1941, as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese warplanes screamed across the Hawaiian skies and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbour. The infamous day that altered the course of world history is relived in this epic tale of patriotism, passion and romance from the mega producer Jerry Bruckhelmer and director Michael Bay.

The film focusses on the life-changing events surrounding December 7, 1941, and the war’s devastating impact on two daring young pilots (Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett) and a beautiful, dedicated nurse (Kate Beckinsale). It is a tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, personal courage and overwhelming love set against a stunning backdrop of spectacular wartime action.

Proof

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

Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) sacrifices everything, including her own college career, to care for her mentally ill father, Robert (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant mathematician. After he passes away, Catherine’s aggressive sister Claire (Hope Davis) intends to sell their father’s house and take Catherine back to New York. Claire is convinced that Catherine inherited at least some amount of her father’s illness and wants to keep a watchful eye over her. Catherine has no desire to leave, and matters become more complicated when a relationship blossoms between her and one of Robert’s former students (Jake Gyllenhaal). Directed by Wes Craven.

O

(STAR Movies, Sunday, 9 p.m.)

In this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare’s classic Othello, O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the school’s star basketball player and future NBA hopeful. Even though he is the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, he is adored by all, including the team’s coach (Martin Sheen) and the Dean’s beautiful daughter Desi (Julia Stiles). Odin’s troubled friend Hugo (Josh Hartnett), the coach’s son, is deeply resentful of his father’s preference of Odin on and off the court. When Hugo plots to sow the seed of mistrust between O and Desi, it sets in in chain of disturbing events. The film is directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

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