Seven, 8.30pm, M ( 2005)
The knockout talent behind A Beautiful
Mind – Russell Crowe, director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman – come out swinging in another stirring biopic of triumph against the odds. Crowe plays Depression-era New Jersey boxer Jim Braddock. In 1933, Jim is stripped of his boxing licence and financially pinned against the ropes, but determined to support his wife ( Renée Zellweger) and family. While scraping together a pittance, Braddock is invited back into the ring as a last-minute replacement in a heavyweight bout and uses subsequent victories to gain a shot at the title. One of the best Hollywood films in many years.