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‘Green Hornet’ stings in Colombo

By sanath Weerasuriya

Green Hornet’ one of the most popular television shows in the seventies, is back in action as a motion picture with a recreation of the popular character Seth Rogen. ‘Green Hornet’, the latest Hollywood movie is now being screened at the Liberty Cinema to packed audiences.

Directed by Michel Gondry, the movie, released on January 28, in Colombo, starred Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg. Also starring were Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, and Christoph Waltz.

Britt Reid (Rogen) is a spoiled brat, whose primary goals in life are partying and annoying his father, James Reid (Tom Wilkinson). James is a billionaire newspaper mogul in Los Angeles that fights corruption through his paper, while Britt parties into the night and frequently appears in his father’s paper, generally in a less than flattering light.

When his father James mysteriously dies, Britt is faced with the prospects of running a newspaper empire that he neither wants, nor cares about. He soon meets his father’s old mechanic, Kato (Jay Chou), and the two form an unlikely bond, fuelled by the fact that neither has even begun to crack their potential. While Britt is intelligent but unmotivated, Kato is a gifted engineer and martial artist that does nothing with either ability.

They see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals and fight criminals, they come up with perfect cover: they’ll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante the Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets.

Win with ‘Green Hornet’

After a long silence, TVT- EAP Movie Quiz start with a brand new style for the year 2011. After completing almost 69 weeks of marathon run and bringing out more than 700 ardent TV Times readers as winners of this longest running competition, TV Times is now ready to begin the new year with the popular movie ‘Green Hornet’, now being showing at Liberty Cinema.

This opens the door for all TV Times readers to send their entries with the movie to win movie tickets to watch film ‘Green Hornet’ at the Liberty Cinema. All you have to do is to watch ‘Green Hornet’ at the Liberty and answer the simple question on the Coupon Number - 70 and post it to Sunday TV Times - EAP Movie Quiz – 70, No 8, Hunupitiya Cross Road, Colombo 2 on or before February 15.

All answers should be on the coupon appearing on TV Times (No 70) and no photo copies are accepted. The ten lucky winners of the Coupon No 70 will be announced in the TV Times of February 20.

‘Oublier Cheyenne’ at Alliance Francaise

The film to be screened at Alliance Francaise de KOTTE at 6.00 pm on 11 February is ‘Oublier Cheyenne’. Cheyenne, a young journalist who has lost her job, decides to leave Paris to live in the countryside. She also leaves behind her the woman she loves. How do we reconcile what we want with what we are able to do? What we think with what we act? “Oublier Cheyenne” is a fable about today’s precarious state of the youth, the need for a change and the power of love.

Directed by Valérie Minetto this 1h 26 min 2006 film stars Mila Dekker, Aurélia Petit, Malik Zidi, Luc Leclerc du Sablon. This screening is free of charge and open to the public at the AF de Kotte at 139 Jawatte Road, Colombo 05.

Man in search of happiness

French comedy film ‘Le Bonheur est dans le Pré’ (Happiness is in the field), a story of a famer running in search of happiness will be screened at 3.00 pm on Tuesday, 8 February and at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, 9 February at the Alliance Francaise de Colombo.

Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees, and an impossible wife and daughter. His only joy is sharing lunch with his friend Gerard. Then a TV show called ‘where are you?’ shows a woman from Gers who is searching for her husband who disappeared 28 years ago.

Directed by Etienne Chatiliez the film stars Michel Serrault, Eddy Mitchell, Sabine Azéma, Carmen Maura and François Morel in the main cast.

‘ Notting Hill’ @ American Center

American romantic comedy ‘Notting Hill’ narrating how the life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world, will be screened at 6.00 pm on 8 February at the American Center, Colombo 3.

Directed by Roger Michell, the film stars Hugh Grant play opposite Julia Roberts in this box office record movie.

William Thacker ( Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district in West London, who shares a house with an eccentric Welsh friend, Spike (Rhys Ifans). One day, William is minding the store when in strolls Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a lovely and well-known actress from the United States who is in London working on a film. She buys a book from William, and she is polite and charming in the way a famous actress would be with a star-struck sales clerk. This gives way to an unexpected romance between an ordinary and a superstar.

‘Soldier suspected of a theft’

Oscar awarded Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov’s debut film ‘At Home among strangers, strangers among his own’ will be screened at 6.00 pm on 9 February at the Russian Center, Colombo-7.

Produced in 1973, the film recounts the many exploits of a Red Army soldier who seeks to recapture a stolen gold shipment that belongs to the Red Army. He is suspected of stealing the gold himself, and he seeks to clear his name.

An unenviable lot has fallen to soldier Shilov (Yuri Bogaryrev) --he is suspected of stealing gold from the government. The collected valuables have disappeared from an armoured, well-guarded train car on its way to Moscow.

When he learns that bandits are responsible, Shilov must infiltrate the gang and be at home among strangers to find the gold.

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