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Saturday, March 13

8pm Shooter (action)

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Ned Beatty, Tate Donovan, Kate Mara

Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg), a retired Gunnery Sergeant Marine Scout Sniper, is one of the few snipers in the world whose sharpshooting abilities allow him to "take out a target from a mile away". He leaves his isolated mountain home at the request of Colonel Isaac Johnson (Glover). Johnson appeals to his expertise and patriotism to help track down an assassin who plans on shooting the president from a great distance with a high powered rifle.

Sunday, March 14

8pm Ocean's Twelve (comedy heist)

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bernie Mac

Terry Benedict (Garcia) rounds up the 11 members of Danny Ocean's (Clooney) gang, and threatens them in order to force them to pay back the $160 million that they stole from his Vegas casino from their previous heist, along with $38 million in interest, within two weeks. Collectively, the group is short by nearly half, and are forced to stage another heist to collect the funds. The group opts for a European target as they are too well recognised in the US.

10.40pm Lucky Number Slevin

Directed by: Paul McGuigan

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci

Two men are ambushed in separate locations and murdered, their ledgers stolen from their bodies by unseen killers. Later, in a covered waiting area of a bus terminal, a disturbed young man is approached by a man who introduces himself as "Smith" (Willis), who tells the story of Max, a family man who bet borrowed money on a fixed horse race while his son waited in the car. Unknown to Max, the mobsters financing the fix discovered others betting on it and, to set an example, murdered Max, his wife and his son.

Saturday, March 13

11.30pm Rushmore

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Comedy drama about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Schwartzman), his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Williams). The film was co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson. The soundtrack was scored by regular Anderson collaborator Mark Mothersbaugh and features several songs by bands associated with the British invasion of the 1960s.

1.20am 20 000 leagues under the sea

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

In the year 1868, rumours of a sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean have created apprehension and fear among sailors, disrupting the shipping lanes. Prof. Pierre M. Aronnax and his assistant, Conseil, are on their way to Saigon but get stuck in San Francisco by the halting of ships. The US government invites Aronnax onto an expedition to either prove or disprove the monster's existence. One of their fellow crew is the cocky master harpooner Ned Land.

Sunday, March 14

8pm League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (adventure)

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Starring: Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran

An attack on the Bank of England in London is committed by a group of men who appear to be German soldiers. This is followed by an attack on a German Zeppelin factory in Berlin by the same men, this time dressed as British soldiers, that leads Europe to the brink of war. An emissary of the British government, Sanderson Reed (Tom Goodman-Hill), arrives in a gentlemen's club in British East Africa, hoping to recruit the legendary, but now aged, hunter and adventurer Allan Quatermain (Connery) to investigate the situation.

11pm On Her Majesty's Secret Service (action)

Directed by: Peter Hunt

Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Joanna Lumley

The sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, and the only one to star George Lazenby as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. In the film, Bond faces Blofeld, who is planning on unleashing a plague through a group of brainwashed "angels of death" unless his demands are met. Along the way, Bond meets, falls in love with, and eventually marries Contessa Teresa di Vicenzo.

Saturday, March 13

7pm Bowfinger (comedy)

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Terence Stamp

Film producer Bobby Bowfinger (Martin) is extremely eager to make a film, he's saved up for it his entire life--he now has $2,184 to pay for production costs. With a script ("Chubby Rain") penned by an accountant (Adam Alexi-Malle), a camera operator (Jamie Kennedy) with access to studio-owned equipment, and several actors who are hungry for work (Christine Baranski, Heather Graham, Kohl Sudduth) he needs access to a studio to distribute his masterwork.

Sunday, March 14

7pm Legally Blonde

Directed by: Robert Luketic

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge, Victor Garber

When outgoing Delta Nu sorority president Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is asked to dinner with her boyfriend, Harvard law student Warner, she believes he is proposing. Instead, Warner breaks up in favour of someone more serious, leaving Elle to decide to apply for Harvard to become a law student in order to win him back. Elle applies to Harvard and, due to her unconventional application, is accepted.

11pm The Truman Show

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Adam Schroeder

The movie is framed around the television show "The Truman Show." Its main character, Truman Burbank, has lived his entire life since before birth in front of cameras for the show, though he himself is unaware of this fact. Truman's life is filmed through thousands of hidden cameras, 24 hours a day and broadcast live around the world, allowing executive producer Christof to capture Truman's real emotion and human behaviour.
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Title Annotation:WHAT'S ON
Publication:The Sofia Echo (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Date:Mar 12, 2010
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