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Saturday August 22

3.50pm High Fidelity (comedy/drama)

Directed by Stephen Frears

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Tim Robbins

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress

8pm Hellboy (action/fantasy)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Starring John Hurt, Ron Perlman, Selma Blair

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness

10.30pm The Negotiator (action/drama)

Directed by F. Gary Gray

Starring Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth

Sunday August 23

4pm Hope Springs (comedy/romance)

Directed by Mark Herman

Starring Minnie Driver, Oliver Platt, Colin Firth

Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancee

8pm Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (action/drama)

Directed by Ang Lee

Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh

Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life

10.30pm The Forgotten (horror/thriller)

Directed by Joseph Ruben

Starring Anthony Edwards, Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise

Told that their children never existed, a man and woman soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work

Sunday August 23

8pm Runaway Jury (thriller)

Directed by Gary Fleder

Starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer

Saturday August 22

3pm The Madness of King George (drama/history)

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Everett

Based on the real episode of dementia experienced by George III, king of England

5pm Sweet Dreams (drama/biography)

Directed by Karel Reisz

Starring Jessica Lang, Ed Harris, John Goodman

Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash

Saturday August 22

2.55pm Eragon (fantasy)

Directed by Stefan Fangmeier

Starring Jeremy Irons, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovic

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg--a discovery that makes him realise he's the one person who can defeat the evil king

Sunday August 23

11.40am Anna and The King (history)

Directed by Andy Tennant

Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Jodie Foster, Tom Felton

The story of the romance between the King of Siam and the widowed British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860's

4.50pm National Treasure: The Book of Secrets (adventure)

Directed by Jon Turteltaub

Starring Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren

Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by uncovering the mystery within the 18 pages missing from assassin John Wilkes Booth's diary
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Title Annotation:WHAT'S ON
Publication:The Sofia Echo (Sofia, Bulgaria)
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Date:Aug 21, 2009
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