CW50 Film Fest Six Degrees Style
CW50 is the place to watch movies this weekend. Check out this week’s lineup, plus find out how each movie is connected through its actors. Six degrees of separation is the idea that everyone in the world is connected to each other in less than six steps.
Saturday at 2 p.m. The Jungle Book 2 (TV-G, G, **) Mowgli returns to the jungle because he feels out of place despite the efforts of his new friend Shanti but fails to consider the danger of Shere Khan.
Actor connection: Haley Joel Osment from Jungle Book 2 was in The World Made Straight (2013) with Noah Wyle who was in Donnie Darko (2001) with Ashley Tisdale who was in Picture This!
Saturday at 4 p.m. Picture This! (TV-PG, NR) A high school wallflower lands a date with the school’s most popular guy, but in order to go to the party, she must out-maneuver his ex-girlfriend.
Actor connection: Ashley Tisdale from Picture This! Was in High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) with Robert Curtis Brown who was in Catch Me If You Can (2002) with Leonardo DiCaprio who was in Gangs of New York.
Sunday at 2 a.m. Gangs of New York (TV-MA, R, ***) A young man who witnessed his father’s murder 16 years prior infiltrates a violent and powerful New York gang with plans to exact revenge for his dad’s death.
Actor connection: Leonardo DiCaprio from Gangs of New York was in Catch Me If You Can (2002) with Jennifer Garner who was in Catch and Release (2006) with Timothy Olyphant from Hitman.
Sunday 1 p.m. Hitman (TV-14, R, **+) A genetically engineered assassin accepts an assignment to take out a Russian head of state, but he meets a strange Russian woman who changes his plans.
Actor connection: Timothy Olyphant from Hitman was in Bill (2007) with Elizabeth Banks who was in Biscuit (2003) with Jeff Bridges.
Sunday 3 p.m. Arlington Road (TV-MA, R, ***) A college professor’s paranoia and fear of terrorist hate groups fuels his suspicions when his new all-American neighbors begin to act a bit unusual.
Actor Connection: Jeff Bridges from Arlington Road was in The Big Lebowski (1998) with John Turturro who was in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) with Denzel Washington who is in Man on Fire.
Sunday 8 p.m. Man on Fire (TV-14, R, ***) A former assassin is hired to protect the nine-year-old daughter of a wealthy businessman, and when she is kidnapped, he vows to kill all those responsible.