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Pursued by a psychotic pair

House of Wax’ is a spine-chilling story of a town that is ruled by a pair of
psychotic killers.

A group of friends, who are on their way to a college football game, are completely unaware of this. Before they realise that the town is abandoned, they fall prey to the murderous brothers.

The friends discover that the psychotic siblings have expanded the area’s main attraction — the House of Wax. They have created an entire town filled with the wax-coated corpses of all unlucky visitors who happened to have dropped into the town — by accident or design — before them.  Now, the group must find a way out before its members also become permanent exhibits in the House of Wax. The film stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton and Jared Padalecki. Tune in to ‘House of Wax’ on WB at 6.48 pm on June 28.

It’s all about the ratings

Watch ‘Network’ on MGM at 9 pm on June 28. Howard Beale (played by Peter Finch) is an ageing TV anchor, who is fired with a notice period of two weeks as his ratings have been dropping steadily. He retaliates by making a sensational announcement on air that he is going to commit suicide on live TV. This makes Howard an instantaneous success, making him a television icon overnight. He is given his own show to host. Watch the film to see how Howard uses his power against the TV company. It also stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Robert Duvall and Wesley Addy.

Framed for a crime

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’ airs on HBO at 2.08 pm on June 28.

The terrorist Kurt Hendricks, otherwise known as Cobalt, plans to begin a nuclear war
and he hires the killer Sabine Moreau to steal Russian launch codes in Budapest.

Ethan Hunt is assigned to retrieve Hendricks’ identity in the Kremlin, but the terrorist arrives first and bombs it.

The IMF is blamed for the bombing and the president of USA invokes the Ghost Protocol, shutting down the organisation.

Ethan Hunt and his team travel to Dubai first and to Mumbai later, trying to clear the name of the IMF and prevent Hendricks from bombing the USA and beginning the war.

The film stars Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Michael Nyqvist.

‘I’m not keen on doing women’s roles’

Actor Ali Asgar says that he fails to understand the reason behind his being offered female roles in comedy shows, even though he has maintained a distance from such characters for almost a year. Ali played the role of a woman in the TV show ‘Comedy Circus’ and will once more be essaying the role of an old woman in ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’. “There is no dearth of male roles. I am doing this woman’s role after a year. I am surprised that people keep offering me women’s roles. Maybe it is because I am good at them,” Ali says.

Ali plays the role of a grandmother in the show. It was his friendship with Kapil Sharma, the producer, that made him accept the offer. “I agreed this time because I couldn’t say no to Kapil. I’m not keen on doing women’s roles every time,” he says.

“This character is something that I have not done before. There is a very lively character. The dadi is very energetic. It is a Punjabi family, so there are larger-than-life characters. The dadi has so many stories — she is romantic and mad,” he adds. Ali is also acting in Jeannie Aur Juju and is in no hurry to bag more projects. “Right now, my hands are full with these two shows. There is no time for anything else,” he says.

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