ELEVEN, Tuesday, 8.30pm, M ( 2008)
Ben Stiller’s starstudded send- up of pampered Hollywood actors and out- of- control action films dares to tread territory laden with minefields. Everyone from Tom Cruise to Jack Black is in on the joke as Stiller pokes fun at the excesses of showbusiness through the making of the most expensive war film ever. But it’s Robert Downey Jr ( pictured), as a method actor who undergoes a “pigmentation procedure” to play a black man, who steals the spotlight of this offender. Outrageously funny even if some of the Hollywood in- jokes fall flat.