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Friday, October 15

10.05pm Mona Lisa (crime/drama)

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane

After getting out of prison, George begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld. The only job he can find is to be a driver for Simone, a beautiful high-priced call girl.

Saturday, October 16

9.35pm Earth Girls Are Easy (comedy)

Directed by: Julien Temple

Starring: Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans

Love among the stars is every 'valley' girl's dream ... and for Valerie it's a dream come true when love literally crash lands into her life in the form of intergalactic hardware plunging into her pool.

Sunday, October 17

8.45pm Sliding Doors (romance)

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Young Helen is fired from her job at a PR company, and when the sliding doors of the tube car close on her, we start to see what would have happened if she'd made the train, and if she hadn't.


Saturday, October 16

8pm The Mummy Returns (action/adventure)

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Dwayne Johnson

Many years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth ... or is he? High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet of Anubis to control the Scorpion King's army.

Sunday, October 17

8pm The Recruit (thriller)

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

James Clayton might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country-and he's just the person that Walter Burke wants. James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an operations officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground.

Saturday, October 16

10.30pm Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back (fantasy)

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo and the droids R2-D2 and C-3P0 escape in the damaged Millenium Falcon, but are later captured by Darth Vader on Bespin. Luke Skywalker, meanwhile, follows Ben Kenobi's posthumous command and receives Jedi training by Yoda on Dagobah.

Sunday, October 17

8pm Stepmom (drama)

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Starring: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

Anna and Ben, the two children of Jackie and Luke, have to cope with the fact that their parents divorced and that there is a new woman in their father's life: Isabel, a successful photographer. She does her best to treat the kids in a way that makes them still feel at home when being with their dad, but also loves her work and does not plan to give it up. Jackie, a full-time mother, regards Isabel's efforts as offensively insufficient.

Friday, October 15

9pm Brown Sugar (romance/comedy)

Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa

Starring: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Mos Def, Nicole Ari Parker

This romantic comedy centres on a romance between an A&R exec, Dre, at a hip-hop label and a magazine editor, Sidney, who have known each other since childhood. They find themselves drifting towards being more than friends, even as Dre is engaged, and Sidney starts being wooed by a handsome basketball player.

Saturday, October 16

9pm Chasing Papi (comedy)

Directed by: Linda Mendoza

Starring: Roselyn Sanchez, Sofia Vergara, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verastegui

The successful and handsome wolf executive of the cosmetic industry Thomas Fuentes has three sexy Latin girlfriends: in Miami, the waitress Cici; in Chicago, the intellectual lawyer Lorena; and in New York, the 'daddy's girl' Patricia. When the three women decide to visit him in Los Angeles, Thomas is in a big trouble.

Sunday, October 17

9pm A Lot Like Love (comedy/romance)

Directed by: Nigel Cole

Starring: Amanda Peet, Ashton Kutcher, Taryn Manning, Aimee Garcia

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, going from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Saturday, October 16

11pm Revolutionary Road (drama/romance)

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon

Frank and April Wheeler, in the seventh year of their marriage, have fallen into a life that appears to most as being perfect. They live in the Connecticut suburbs with two young children. Frank commutes to New York City where he works in an office job while April stays at home as a housewife. But they're not happy. One day, April suggests that they move to Paris-a city where Frank visited during the war and loved, but where April has never been-as a means to rejuvenate their life.

Sunday, October 17

6.55pm Made of Honor (comedy/romance)

Directed by: Paul Weiland

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kadeem Hardison

Made of Honor revolves around Tom and Hannah, who have been platonic friends for 10 years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he is relationship material after all, Hannah gets engaged. When she asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her.

9.05pm Gamer (action)

Directed by: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Starring: Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick

Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans on a mass scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player from a game called Slayers looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind.

Friday, October 15

9pm Tea with Mussolini (drama/comedy)

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Starring: Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith

Semi-autobiographical tale from the early life of director Franco Zeffirelli looks at the illegitimate son of an Italian businessman. The boy's mother has died, and he is raised by an Englishwoman in pre-WWII Fascist Italy.

Saturday, October 16

9pm Skin (biopic/drama)

Directed by: Anthony Fabian

Starring: Sophie Okonedo, Terri Ann Eckstein, Bongani Masondo, Dan Robbertse

Ten year-old Sandra is distinctly African looking. Her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners, unaware of their black ancestry, who have lovingly brought her up as their white little girl, despite her mixed-race appearance. Sandra is sent to a boarding school in the neighbouring town of Piet Retief, where her (white) brother Leon is also studying, but parents and teachers complain that she doesn't belong. She is examined by state officials, reclassified as coloured, and expelled from the school.


Sunday, October 17

10.35pm Atonement (drama)

Directed by: Joe Wright

Starring: James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Julia West

When Briony Tallis, 13 and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening, setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them.
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Title Annotation:WHAT'S ON
Publication:The Sofia Echo (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Article Type:Calendar
Date:Oct 15, 2010
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