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Published: Fri 18 Oct 2013, 4:48 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:31 PM

The winner for last week’s quiz is Meera Umesh. CongratS! We’ll bea in touch shortly. (Writers, please note entries without contact details will not be considered.)

Last week’s answers

1. Daybreak

2. “Never leave a fellow crasher behind”

3. Mila Kunis

4. Barbie

5. Channing Tatum

The winner of this quiz will win DVDs of After Earth and Revolution: The Complete First Season, courtesy aido.com. Reply to wknd@khaleejtimes.com, marking it ‘Film Quiz’ by Sunday noon. The editor’s decision — in case of more than one all-correct reply — will be final. The DVDs can be picked up from the KT office in Dubai.


DVD REVIEWS New releases in stores

After Earth (2013) (PG-13)

In yet another under-promising M. Night Shyamalan outing, the father-son pairing of Will and Jaden Smith was supposed to be the movie’s biggest draw. But even that isn’t enough to save this epic disappointment, set in the future when our planet has become uninhabitable, and mankind resides in a new place called Nova Prime, bringing with it various survival challenges and issues.

Duration: 96 minutes

Genre: Action/ Adventure/Sci-fi

What’s good: Decent performance from Jaden Smith

What’s bad: You know where it’s headed, right from 
the beginning

Cast: Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Zoe Kravitz

Rating: ***


Revolution: The Complete First 
Season (2012) (TV-14)
Coming from ace director JJ Abrams, popular for his cutting edge sci-fi/action offerings, it’s being touted as the new Lost on TV. The premise is a global blackout in which there’s absolutely no electricity on the planet, plunging our very existence into darkness. A group of survivors led by Miles Matheson (Burke) a former Marine Corps sergeant try to war with the ruthless militia trying to take over the US.

Duration: 823 minutes

Genre: Action/ Adventure/Sci-fi

What’s good: Intriguing, post-apocalyptic concept

What’s bad: B-list, no-name actors cast in such a big production

Cast: Billy Burke, David Lyons, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo 
Esposito, Elizabeth Mitchell, Zak Orth

Rating:***


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