Tv Talk

A chance to clear his name

Watch ‘Puss in Boots’ on HBO at 7.20 pm on March 20. Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots is a wanted fugitive who is trying to clear his name of all charges.

While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match — Kitty Softpaws — who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal makes Puss doubtful, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans.

Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant’s castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss’ name.

Back to his old life

Catch ‘Red’ on Sony Pix at 6.35 pm on March 20. Frank is retired and thoroughly bored with life. Sarah is his case worker at the government pension processing centre. She is as bored and lonely as Frank is and enjoys talking to him. Something out of the blue occurs to drag Frank back into his old way of life along with Sarah as well. Watch the movie to find out if they get out safe. It stars Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.

One last job to finish

One Last Dance’ is set in Singapore at a time when the population is but four million. T is an anonymous hit man who lives by himself, unknown to anyone there.

He gets his orders through envelopes left in an unmarked mail box on a side street. The latest is to kill the man who has betrayed the gangster code.  T plans this to be his last job but will he be able to walk away scot free? Catch the flick on UTV World Movies at 8.30 pm on March 20 to find out. It stars Francis Ng, Lung Ti, Vivian Hsu, Joseph Quek and Harvey Keitel.

Unwanted company on a trip

College Road Trip’ stars Martin Lawrence, Raven-Symoné, Brenda Song, Kym Whitley, Margo Harshman and Donny Osmond. Melanie has just finished high school. Now, she wants to do something independent. She plans a road trip with her girlfriends to check out the prospect of joining college. But her police chief father, James is not ready to let go of his little girl. He insists on joining the ‘girls-only’ trip, believing that he is just what they need in the way of protection. Watch the funny turn of events during the trip. It airs on Zee Studio at 6.55 pm on March 20.

In love with a criminal

Capote’ stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr, Chris Cooper and Bruce Greenwood. On November 14, 1959, a farmhouse in Holcomb, Kansas, is broken into. Criminals Perry Smith and Dick Hickock steal goods worth at least 10,000 dollars and kill the whole family as they don’t want to leave any eyewitnesses. Homosexual Truman Capote goes to the small town to write a book about this incident.

The murderers are arrested and Capote goes to meet Perry to research for his book. He ends up falling in love with Perry. Watch the film to see how Capote gets a new lawyer for the criminals and prolongs their trial for a few more years.

It airs on MGM at 9 pm on March 20.

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