Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Star Movies' August Highlights

SUNDAY MEGAMOVIE
STAR MOVIES offers an exciting mix of the best films from around the world. Gain access to an array of international blockbusters and Hollywood epics, providing non-stop drama, action, adventure, suspense, comedy, classic westerns and romantic tearjerkers.



Premieres Sun, 1 Aug @ 9pm
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN
Starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams
Directed by Shawn Levy
Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds - yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley (Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventure yet in which history truly comes alive. In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry faces a battle so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world's largest museum. Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.

Premieres Sun, 8 Aug @ 9pm
CITY OF EMBER
Starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Saoirse Ronan and Harry Treadaway
Directed by Gil Kenan
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator, this city will only sustain for 200 years. But as the generator starts to fail, the dazzling lights of Ember begin to flicker and fade. Two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, and help the citizens escape before the lights go out forever.

Premieres Sun, 15 Aug @ 9pm
DRAGONBALL EVOLUTION
Starring Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat and Emmy Rossum
Directed by James Wong
Dragonball Evolution is the long-awaited, live-action motion picture based on the popular Japanese manga created by Akira Toriyama. Justin Chatwin stars as the heroic Goku, a powerful warrior who protects the Earth from an endless stream of rogues bent on dominating the Universe and controlling mystical objects - Dragonballs. Throughout his quest he gets help from Bulma (Rossum), a beautiful woman intent on retrieving the mystical Dragonballs for her own reasons; Chi Chi (Jamie Chung), a young martial artist who captures Goku's eye; and Roshi (Chow), the Master who guides Goku on the young man's epic quest to save the Earth from the forces of darkness.

Premieres Sun, 22 Aug @ 9pm
HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE
Starring Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus and Lucas Till
Directed by Peter Chelsom
In this big-screen feature, Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) struggles to juggle school, friends and her secret pop-star persona. And when Hannah Montana’s soaring popularity threatens to take over her life, she just might let it. So her father (Billy Ray Cyrus) takes the teen home to Crowley Corners, Tenn., for a dose of reality, kicking off an adventure filled with the kind of fun, laughter and romance even Hannah Montana couldn’t imagine.

Premieres Sun, 29 Aug @ 9pm
STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI
Starring Kristen Kreuk, Chris Klein, Neal McDonough and Robin Shou
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
In this action-packed big screen translation of the iconic videogame "Street Fighter", female fighter Chun-Li (Kreuk) embarks on a quest for justice. Powerful forces are converging on the streets of Bangkok. There are warriors, some of whom possess extraordinary abilities, all of whom are determined to see their side prevail. Some fight for justice; the others for unlimited power. Now, they are preparing for the ultimate battle — of terror versus beauty, light versus darkness, and good versus evil.

Starting in August, STAR Movies presents viewers with a LUNCH PASS! Every day at 12:30pm, take a break and serve up lunch with your favourite movie! This month, the lunch line-up includes blockbuster hits guaranteed to keep you entertained including The Day The Earth Stood Still, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Bangkok Dangerous, Die Hard, Max Payne, Race to Witch Mountain, There’s Something About Mary, Valkyrie and more!

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH ON STAR MOVIES
Mon, Aug 02 @ 4pm
CAPTAIN MIKE ACROSS AMERICA
Starring Michael Moore
Directed by Michael Moore
Opinionated documentary filmmaker Michael Moore takes an up-close look at the political leanings of college students in George W. Bush-era America with this effort shot during Moore's 60-city college campus tour in the months leading up to the 2004 election.

Mon, Aug 02 @ 9pm
NOBEL SON
Starring Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Danny DeVito and Eliza Dushku
Directed by Randall Miller
Barkley Michaelsen (Greenberg) is a college student living under the shadow of his monstrous, arrogant father, Eli (Rickman), who has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry. As for Barkley, on the night that he goes home with a sultry poet named City Hall (Dushku), his life takes an unexpected turn for the dangerous. Barkley is kidnapped and the requested ransom is the two million in Nobel prize money. When Eli refuses to pay, a venomous tale of familial dysfunction, lust, betrayal and ultimately revenge begins.

Tue, Aug 03 @ 7:20pm
GENOVA
Starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener and Willa Holland
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
In the wake of a family tragedy, an English ex-patriot living in the United States decides to relocate himself and his daughters to Italy, only to discover that tragedy may have followed them overseas when the youngest girl proves unable to move past her acute emotional pain.

Wed, Aug 04 @ 7:15pm
FRANKLYN
Starring Ryan Phillipe, Eva Green and Sam Riley
Directed by Gerald McMorrow
Franklyn is a psychological sci-fi drama set between contemporary London and the dystrophic Meanwhile City, where the separation between church and state has been obliterated to make way for a religion-dominated society. As atheist vigilante Jonathan Preest (Phillippe) prepares to seek revenge against Meanwhile City's powerful leader Emilia (Green), who finds her cynicism and depression accelerated by the difficult relationship she shares with her mother. Meanwhile, sensitive Milo (Riley) attempts to recover from a recent heartache, just as deeply religious Peter (Bernard Hill) arrives in London to search for his missing son, a haunted Gulf War veteran.

Wed, Aug 04 @ 10:55pm
STIR OF ECHOS: THE HOMECOMING
Starring Rob Lowe, Marnie McPhail and Ben Lewis
Directed by Ernie Barbarash
Upon returning home from the line of duty, National Guard Captain Ted Cogan (Lowe) thought his life would go back to normal, until he started seeing visions of a group of innocent bystanders he inadvertently killed in Iraq. With his family on the brink of destruction, Ted turns to a psychic that aids him in understanding what needs to be done to put these restless souls at peace - even if it means giving up his own life.

Thu, Aug 05 @ 00:30
ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED
Directed by Maria Zenovich
Marina Zenovich's award-winning documentary examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Thu, Aug 05 @ 21:00
THE HURRICANE
Starring Denzel Washington, Dan Hedaya and Vicellous Shannon
Directed by Norman Jewison
In June 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (Washington) was a strong contender for the middleweight boxing title. When three people were murdered in a New Jersey bar, Carter's dreams were destroyed. Driving home from a nearby club, Carter was erroneously arrested for the murders and sentenced to serve three life terms in prison.

Several years later, Carter's published memoir, The 16th Round, inspired a Brooklyn teenager (Shannon) and three Canadian activists (Deborah Unger, John Hannah, Liev Schreiber), who believed in the truth, join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts, commitment and love ultimately secured his release, leaving "Hurricane" to sum up his 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit by simply stating, "Hate got me into this place, love got me out".

Fri, Aug 06 @ 9pm
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3: SENIOR YEAR
Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale
Directed by Kenny Ortega
In High School Musical 3: Senior Year, high school seniors Troy (Efron) and Gabriella (Hudgens) face the prospect of being separated from one another as they head off in different directions to college. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about their future. With incredible new music and exciting dance numbers designed to take maximum advantage of the big screen, this motion picture extravaganza delivers plenty of high-energy entertainment from East High’s talented ensemble.

Tue, Aug 10 @ 4:10pm
NOT FORGOTTEN
Starring Simon Baker, Paz Vega and Michael DeLorenzo
Directed by Dror Soref
Soon after exchanging wedding vows with his second wife, a haunted man becomes obsessed with discovering the true fate of the missing daughter from his first marriage. Later, when the man and his new wife consult with a mystic, it quickly becomes apparent that some things are better left forgotten. With the help of a sheriff and two FBI agents, Jack searches the seedy underbelly of Mexico City for his daughter and discovers that there's no escape from his past.

Thu, Aug 12 @ 9pm
YEAR OF THE DRAGON
Starring Mickey Rourke, Ariane and John Lone
Directed by Michael Cimino
When a prominent businessman-mob leader in Chinatown is assassinated by a member of a Chinese youth gang, Vietnam vet and highly decorated cop Stanley White (Rourke) is assigned to Chinatown and ordered to clean up the gang problem. White soon realizes that the teenage hoodlums are under the control of an ambitious young crime boss, Joey Tai (Lone). White becomes obsessed with destroying Tai. Prone to breaking rules and unlikely to make compromises, White goes after his target, vowing to spare nothing and nobody, including himself.

Fri, Aug 13 @ 4:20pm
BIRDS OF AMERICA
Starring Matthew Perry, Hilary Swank, Ginnifer Goodwin and Lauren Graham

Directed by Craig Lucas
Morrie (Perry), who gave up most of his youth raising his younger siblings, Jay (Ben Foster) and Ida (Goodwin), after their father's death, now lives in an idyllic home with his wife, Betty (Graham). Ida has become a promiscuous and perpetually broke artist while Jay is a recluse who frequently conducts antisocial experiments. While it's been quite a while since the siblings have all been together, the childhood dynamics quickly return when Ida comes knocking at the exact moment Jay goes supernova. As neurosis and instability suddenly cascades through their home, Morrie and Betty suddenly find their delicate attempts to secure Morrie's work tenure washed down the drain right while he attempts to make amends for the trouble his free-spirited brother and sister cause about town.

Sat, Aug 14 @ 9pm
DIE HARD
Starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia and Alan Rickman
Directed by John McTiernan
The action-packed classic follows New York cop John McClane (Willis), who has just arrived in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve to reunite with his career-driven wife, Holly (Bedelia). At Holly’s Christmas party, a group of German terrorists, led by Hans Gruber (Rickman), enter the building and take everyone hostage in hopes of stealing the millions in negotiable bearer bonds that are in the safe. Now it’s up to John to rescue his wife and the hostages.

Sat, Aug 21 @ 9pm
DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER
Starring Bruce Willis, Dennis Franz and John Amos
Directed by Renny Harlin
In this sequel to the classic action movie, renegade commandos seize a major international airport to rescue a drug lord from extradition. Detective John McClane (Willis), there to meet his wife, must battle incompetent airport security, gung-ho anti-terrorist squads and a deadly winter snowstorm to break the terrorist's grip before his wife's plane runs out of fuel. Once again McClane finds himself deep in a terrorist plot that only he can prevent.




Fri, Aug 20 @ 9pm
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
Starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller
Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly
There's something about Mary (Diaz) that still bewitches Ted (Stiller). Although he hasn't seen her in over a decade, since his prom-night date with her ended in disaster, his heart still flutters at the memory of her. Still crazy about her after all these years, and curious to know her whereabouts, he hires private eye Pat Healy (Dillon) to track her down in Miami.

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