HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTERS BLOWOUT IN AUGUST!
10 Acclaimed Films to Grace This Month’s Mega Movie & TV3 Cinema
It’s never too early to display your independence spirit! This year, in conjunction of our 51st Merdeka celebration galore, TV3 is bringing you TEN spectacular Hollywood blockbusters under August’s Mega Movie and TV3 Cinema.
Get ready to boost up your Friday nights this special merdeka month with five excellent movies, starting with The Matrix: Revolutions, Snow Dog, Driven, The Fast and The Furious and The Last Samurai. A good blend of pumped-up action, intense drama, comedy and a hint of romance, let your favourite Hollywood heroes such as Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone, Vin Diesel and Cuba Gooding Jr. take you for an unforgettable “Mega Movie” journey starting at 10.30pm onwards!
A double treat for all movie fans, TV3 Cinema (every Saturday evening at 12.30am) will showcase five acclaimed movies beginning with Jim Carrey’s surprising poignant performance topping it off in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind followed with every guy’s Top 5 favourite movies of all time, Crimson Tide, starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. The fun rolls on with three comedy flicks suitable for all ages that will surely leave you in stitches; Sergeant Bilko, Shrek 2 and Liar Liar.
So, don’t forget to mark your calendars and get your remote ready all this month!
TV3 is committed to bring you the best entertainment. Enjoy!
MEGA MOVIE – FRIDAY, 10.30PM
The Matrix: Revolutions
With Neo’s mind trapped between the Matrix and the machine mainframe, Trinity, Morpheus and Seraph fight for the key to rescuing him, while Zion’s military leaders prepare to defend their home against the all-out assault of the approaching machines. As Agent Smith continues to grow in power, Neo returns to learn from the Oracle that only by stopping Smith can he stop the war and save humanity. With standard entrances to Zion cut off, Morpheus assists Niobe in piloting the Hammer back to Zion, while Neo and Trinity navigate through defence systems on their way to the machine city, believing the end of their path lay there. With diggers and sentinels overrunning Zion, Morpheus and Niobe return as Neo faces Smith in a final, climactic battle that will decide the fate of mankind.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Monica Bellucci
Snow Dog (August 8)
When Miami dentist Ted Brooks finds out that he’s been named in a will, he travels to Alaska to claim his inheritance. Once he gets there, however, his dreams turn to mush: he discovers he’s been left a team of sled dogs. Not only do the dogs not warm up to him, but a crusty old mountain man named Thunder Jack lay claim that the dogs rightfully belong to him. When Jack urges him to hotfoot it back to warmer climates, Ted becomes determined to learn to mush, no matter what it takes.
Cast: Cuba Gooding Jr, James Coburn, Mark Andrews (V), Nichelle Nichols, M. Emmet Walsh
Driven (August 15)
Talented but unfocused rookie Jimmy Bly is slipping in the rankings, cracking under pressure from his ambitious promoter brother. And it doesn’t help that Bly is pursuing an affair with Sophia, the girlfriend of his nemesis, top racer Beau Brandenburg. With so much riding on Bly, seasoned car owner Carl Henry seeks help from former racing star Joe Tanto, whose once-promising career spun out after a tragic accident that nearly killed him and another driver. But to steer Bly to the top, Tanto must navigate his scarred emotional past, maneuver around the hovering presence of a reporter covering the male-dominated racing scene, and contend with Cathy, his ex-wife, who has since married rival racing sensation Memo Memento. Caught between success, failure, regret and the need for speed, the four competitors are driven to put the pedal to the metal in pursuit of redemption and glory.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger
The Fast And The Furious (August 22)
Dominic Toretto drives the streets of LA like he owns them. As far as his crew is concerned, he does. He spends his days rebuilding high performance race cars and perfecting the art of computer controlled fuel injection. By night, Dom pockets up to $10,000 each time someone dares to race him in his own earth-bound rocket of a car. Dom lives off of the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. Brian particularly looks up to Dominic and seeks his approval, but to the rest of the crowd, he’s white bread. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to take Brian under his wing. Dom’s sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. Trouble is, neither of them realize he’s an undercover cop and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the leading suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking
Cast: Paul Welker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez , Jordana Brewster
The Last Samurai (August 29)
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found–especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan’s first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor’s advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
Cast: Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Ken Watanabe
TV3 CINEMA – SATURDAY, 12.30AM
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (August 2)
A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Gerry Robert Byme, Elijah Wood, Thomas Jay Ryan, Mark Buffalo
Crimson Tide (August 9)
Instability in Russia results in the deployment of the nuclear submarine “Alabama”. Russian rebels have taken over a nuclear missile site and are refuelling them for a possible strike against the USA. Tensions run high undersea, when the launch message is received, followed by an incomplete follow up. Could the follow up message have been to cancel the earlier orders?
Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, George Dzunda
Sergeant Bilko (August 16)
This movie is a remake of the hit series which starred, Phil Silvers as Sgt. Bilko. In this movie, Bilko is played by Steve Martin. Bilko turns the motor pool and has all sorts of scams going on like gambling, renting out military vehicles, and so on, which are all violations. However, his commanding officer, Colonel Hall overlooks them, because he is more concerned about his future, cause a lot of bases are being closed, and the inspector, Major Thorn was on the verge of doing that. But when he heard that Bilko was on the base, he turned into a mad dog. It seems that Thorn was a “thorn” in Bilko’s side many years ago but through a series of misunderstandings, Thorn was accused of carrying out or being the brains behind one of Bilko’s schemes, he would be sent to Greenland and his career has not gone as he hoped it would and now wants revenge on Bilko.
Cast: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Phil Hartman, Glenne Headly
Sherk 2 (August 23)
Shrek (Myers) has rescued Princess Fiona (Diaz), got married, and now is time to meet the parents. Shrek, Fiona and Donkey (Murphy) set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona’s mother (Andrews) and father (Cleese). But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there’s tension in the marriage. It’s not just the family who are unhappy. Prince Charming (Everett) returns from a failed attempt at rescuing Fiona, and works alongside his mother, the Fairy Godmother (Saunders), to try and find a way to get Shrek away from Fiona.
Cast / VO: Mike Myres, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese
Liar Liar (August 30)
Fletcher Reid is a fast talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday cake, he has only one wish, ‘that his dad would stop lying for 24 hours’. When Max’s wish miraculously comes true, Fletcher discovers that his biggest asset (his mouth) has suddenly become his biggest liability. Legal and emotional havoc ensue as Fletcher tries to keep his practice afloat and his ex-wife Audrey from taking their son and moving to Boston.
Cast: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Justin Cooper