Screen Scene: What to watch at home this week

What to watch at home this week on Netflix. (Shutterstock)
Updated 05 February 2019

Screen Scene: What to watch at home this week

DUBAI: If you are planning a night in this week, here is what to watch on Netflix:

Velvet Buzzsaw
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette
Where: Netflix
Satirical horror thriller in which art critic Morf falls for Josephina, bonding over their dissatisfaction with their relationships. When Josephina finds a dead man in her apartment, and a collection of his odd paintings, Morf becomes obsessed with the artist.

Right Here: Around the Corner
Starring: Ray Romano
Where: Netflix
Twenty-five years after his last stand-up special, Ray Romano — star of “Everybody Loves Raymond” — returns to the live comedy scene. Filmed over two sets performed on one night in different Manhattan venues, Romano discusses friendship, marriage and aging.

Dear Ex
Starring: Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen
Where: Netflix
Award-winning Mandarin language movie in which a teenage boy is caught up in the legal battle for his late father’s life insurance payout between his widowed mother and his father’s lover. He comes to realize that the money isn’t the real issue.

Russian Doll
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Yul Vasquez, Greta Lee, Chloë Sevigny
Where: Netflix
Eight-part series. Nadia is celebrating her 36th birthday at a party in New York. She dies that night. (Not a spoiler...) The next day, she celebrates her 36th birthday at a party in New York. She dies that night. And so on...

One Day At a Time
Starring: Justina Machado, Rita Moreno
Where: Netflix, from Feb. 8
A ‘reimagining’ of the classic sitcom from the Seventies, this time focused on a Cuban-American family. Single mom and army veteran Penelope is raising two kids and struggling to readjust to civilian life.

 


Bollywood to make movie on Pakistan air strikes

Updated 23 August 2019

Bollywood to make movie on Pakistan air strikes

  • The new movie is set to be produced by Vivek Oberoi
  • Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947

NEW DELHI: Bollywood is to make a movie on the "true story" of Indian air strikes on Pakistan this year, its producer said Friday, the latest patriotic film to hit the silver screen.
The February 26 attack took place after a suicide bombing claimed by a militant group based in Pakistan killed 40 Indian troops on February 14 in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Pakistan then carried out its own raid over the de-facto border in Kashmir before the two nuclear-armed countries stepped back from the brink of another conflict.
India said that in the raid, its aircraft successfully attacked a training camp at Balakot and killed "a very large number" of "terrorists", but doubts have been raised about its efficacy.
The new movie is set to be produced by Vivek Oberoi, who starred in a flattering biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the release of which was delayed so as not to interfere with this year's election.
It will also tell the story of handlebar-moustached Abhinandan Varthaman, an Indian pilot who was shot down in the raid and then handed over by Pakistan, becoming a national hero.
"As a proud Indian, a patriot, and a member of the film fraternity, it's my duty to highlight what our armed forces are truly capable of," Oberoi was quoted as saying by Indian media.
"This film is a powerful tool to underline the achievements of brave officers like Wing Commander Abhinandan, who went behind the enemy lines and did what makes every Indian proud of them," said Vivek.
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. Both claim the Himalayan territory in full and have fought two wars over it.
Earlier this month India stripped its part of the region's autonomy, sending tens of thousands of extra troops and imposing a lockdown and a communications blackout that on Friday entered its 19th day.