Olym-Picks: Which Summer Games events to watch on Saturday, Day 1
Not sure you want to watch all that the Summer Games has to offer? Here are the events most likely to generate some drama (Phelps vs. Lochte!) and some water cooler talk. If you want to watch them live or just wait for the prime time digest on NBC is up to you.
* Men's 400m individual medley swimming (watch live: qualifications 2:00am PST, finals 11:30am PST)
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will be facing off for the first time in this Olympics in the 400m individual medley. Phelps swore off the 400m IM in Beijing, but he's back in the race this time. But don't expect Phelps to swim away with the gold -- at least not without a fight. Lochte has been training for this event for four years, while Phelps barely got into the pool throughout 2011. U.S. swim team captain even admits to being excited. "I think it will be an awesome race,” she told NBColympics.com. “It will have a lot of energy behind it and hopefully give us a lot of momentum going into the next eight days.”
* Women's beach volleyball (watch live: 11:00 p.m. PST)
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will fight for their third straight Olympic gold. But they should make quick work of Aussie team Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley.
* Women's 4x100m freestyle swimming relay (watch live: qualifications 4:11 a.m. PST, finals 12:40 p.m. PST)
This is the one event Natalie Coughlin will be competing in, but it's an important one -- if she medals, she'll become the most decorated woman in Olympic history. Missy Franklin will also be in the pool aiming for her first medal.
* Men's cycling road race (watch live: final 2:00 a.m. PST)
The Brits look strong in this event, as team member Bradley Wiggins is a 2012 Tour de France winner. But don't count out the Americans and Taylor Phinney -- his parents are both Olympic medal-winning cyclists.
* Women's 10m air rifle final (watch live: qualifications 12:15 a.m. finals 3:00 a.m.)
Just for kicks, check out longshot Malaysian shooter Nur Survani Mohamed Taibi as she competes - eight months pregnant.
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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