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This week's releases

A look at the movies releasing today.

bollywood Updated: Jan 06, 2012 01:46 IST
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Expectations-are-high-from-the-crime-thriller

A look at the movies releasing today

Players
Genre: Action
Director: Abbas - Mustan
Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Omi Vaidya and Sikander Kher

Synopsis: Players is an official remake of the Hollywood movie, The Italian Job. The movie has been shot in Russia and New Zealand extensively. A gang of robbers, create one of the largest traffic jams, giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion. They get away in their Mini Coopers, which are small enough to drive on sidewalks so they can make a clean getaway before the traffic jam clears.The plan was flawless and the job was executed perfectly. The escape was clean. The only threat that the mastermind thief never saw coming was a member of his own crew turns against him.

The Darkest Hour
Genre: Thriller
Director: Chris Gorak
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby and Max Minghella

Synopsis: Budding internet entrepreneurs Sean and Ben travel to Moscow, Russia, to meet with a Skyler, a morally ambiguous German business man, about their latest business venture. Along the way, they meet two American travellers for some drunken revelry in Moscow. And, when they least expect it, an alien invasion occurs in the city. These aliens are not big-headed or bug-eyed creatures, but energy-based beings that make their presence known by lighting up bulbs and other manipulating electrical objects. Without an electrical indication of their presence, these aliens are essentially invisible. These creatures also have the power to turn human beings into piles of ash. The rest of the film deals with how these tourists battle these aliens.