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Saturday, January 8

9.45pm Damage (drama/romance)

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson

A member of parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancee. Completely obsessed, he wants to give up his current lifestyle to be with her. She has no intention of allowing him to do this, preferring to have her marriage to the son as a cover.

Sunday, January 9

8.45pm The Barber of Siberia (drama)

Directed by: Nikita Mikhalkov

Starring: Julia Ormond, Richard Harris, Oleg Menshikov

Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental steam-driven timber harvester in the wilds of Siberia. Jane is his assistant, who falls in love with a young Russian officer, Andre, and spends the next 10 years perfecting the harvester and pursuing her love, who has been exiled to Siberia.

Saturday, January 8

8pm Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (comedy)

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

Starring: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin

A man becomes a male gigolo after being mistaken for one while house-sitting a male gigolo's house.

11pm Keeping Up with the Steins (comedy)

Directed by: Scott Marshall

Starring: Daryl Sabara, Jami Gertz, Jeremy Piven

A 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.

Sunday, January 9

12.45pm Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (biography/drama)

Directed by: Michael Apted

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown, Julie Harris, John Omirah Miluwi

The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas and later fought to protect them.

8pm Face/Off (action/crime)

Directed by: John Woo

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen A revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infi ltrate his organisation

Saturday, January 8

1pm Mona Lisa Smile (drama/romance)

Directed by: Mike Newell

Starring: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional societal roles.

3.20pm Jump In! (comedy/romance)

Directed by: Paul Hoen

Starring: Corbin Bleu, Keke Palmer, David Reivers, Shanica Knowles, Laivan Greene

A young boxer, Izzy Daniels, trains to follow in his father's footsteps by winning the Golden Glove. When his friend Mary, however, asks him to substitute for a team member in a Double Dutch tournament, the young man discovers a hidden passion for jump roping.

8pm Marie Antoinette (period drama)

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon

The story of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Sunday, January 9

1pm Bye Bye Love (comedy)

Directed by: Sam Weisman

Starring: Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Brenneman, Eliza Dushku

Three divorced men and their relationships with their ex-wives, their children, and new women in their lives. Donny still carries a torch for his ex, and has trouble relating to his teenage daughter, Emma. Dave can't make a commitment. Vic carries a lot of anger toward his ex, and winds up with the blind date from hell. Needling all of them is a blathering radio psychologist dispensing his advice on the subject of divorce.

8pm The Family Stone (comedy/drama/romance)

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha

Starring: Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker

An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Saturday, January 8

7.25pm The Princess and the Frog (fantasy)

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Oprah Winfrey

A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

9.05pm Julie & Julia (biography/romance)

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

11.05pm The International (action/crime)

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Sunday January 9

5.10pm America (drama)

Directed by: Yves Simoneau

Starring: Philip Johnson, Rosie O'Donnell, Ruby Dee,

The story of a mixed-race boy named America who goes from one foster family to another, enduring neglect and sexual abuse. He is lagging at school too. After attempting suicide, America is placed in a treatment centre where Dr Brennan helps him get his life back on track.

7.05pm Seven Pounds (drama)

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

9.05pm Four Christmases (comedy)


Directed by: Seth Gordon

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.

10.35pm Bruno (comedy)

Directed by: Larry Charles


Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Banagale Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Bruno takes his show to America.

Sunday, January 9

5pm Without Limits (biography/sports)

Directed by: Robert Towne

Starring: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter

The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon, where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman.

6.55pm The Man Who Would Be King (action)

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Saeed Jaffrey, Doghmi Larbi

Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafi ristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.

Sunday, January 9

10.40pm Night on Earth (comedy/drama)

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Winona Ryder, Lisanne Falk

An anthology of five different cab drivers in five American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

Sunday, January 9

9pm, Albino Alligator (thriller)

Directed by: Kevin Spacey

Starring: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.
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Title Annotation:WHAT'S ON
Publication:The Sofia Echo (Sofia, Bulgaria)
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Date:Jan 7, 2011
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