Carolina Noon, Gem ★★ M. 2003. Torpid romantic drama with Julia Stiles as a gal with problems keeping boyfriends. Nor can she detect her best friend is crazy about her. When she falls for someone else a romantic showdown ensues. Shirley Maclaine again plays the wacky older relative, a grandma, giving incongruous advice to Stiles and her two sisters. Cyrus 7.30pm, Showtime Premiere ★★ M. 2010. Still single seven years after his marriage breakup, divorcee John C. Reilly meets the woman of his dreams (Marisa Tomei). Sadly her son Jonah Hill isn’t ready to share her. Jay and Mark Duplass direct. The Perfect Storm 9.30pm, Gem ★★★ M. 2000. Grand action adventure, based on real-life events, about a fishing boat caught in a huge storm with crewmen fighting for their lives. Awesome special effects as humans take a back seat to the howling winds and crashing waves. The power of nature is well realised on screen. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg. Good Morning Vietnam 9.40pm, 7TWO ★★★ M. 1987. Insubordinate armed services disk jockey Robin Williams turns a dreary wartime radio station on its ear with his frenetic rock and roll programme much to the displeasure of his immediate superiors. Williams is a manic treat, with his incredible dialogue, non-stop delivery and hilarious impersonations. Stupid story, but forget that. Just sit back and watch this tour-de-force by Williams. Forest Whitaker.
MYF Warhurst says filming the last ever episode of Australian music trivia show Spicks and Specks was an emotional experience.
‘‘(I) definitely had a cry,’’ Warhurst tells this week’s edition of TV week.
‘‘Finishing the final show was really sad. Everyone was pretty emotional after so long together.’’
Alan Brough, no stranger to crying, surprised himself when he failed to shed a tear.
‘‘I thought the way it worked out was so surprising – beyond any one’s imagining. So to be upset about something that was so unexpectedly wonderful seems almost not in the spirit of it.’’
Spicks and Specks signs off after seven years, 277 episodes, more than 150 special guests and thousands of questions.
Brough, Warhurst and show host Adam Hills invited more than 20 guests to celebrate with a raft of their favourite games in an hour-long grand finale.
Guests who appear include Geoffrey Rush, Ella Hooper,