Mr flicks

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In­de­pen­dence Day 7.30pm, Show­time Ac­tion ★★★ PG. 1996. Sci-fi ad­ven­ture stars Will Smith as a fighter pi­lot who joins forces with US pres­i­dent Bill Pull­man and com­puter ge­nius Jeff Gold­blum to save the world from pow­er­hun­gry alien in­vaders. Still one of the best main­stream block­busters ever. Randy Quaid, Viv­cia A. Fox, Mary Mcdonnell. Arewe There Yet? 7.30pm, Go! ★ PG. 2005. Two dread­ful, ob­nox­ious kids are be­ing driven across the USA by their mother’s boyfriend, in or­der for him to marry her. They don’t like him, so they make life mis­er­able for him – and the au­di­ence – ev­ery step of the way. Cruel, un­pleas­ant com­edy wastes the tal­ent of Ice Cube. The kind of movie Adolf Hitler might have liked. Nia Long. The Guardian 8.40pm, Seven, Prime7 ★★ M. 2006. Re­cruit­ment ad for the US Coast Guard with tough, shell­backed swim­ming in­struc­tor Kevin Cost­ner, re­cently bereft of a bet­ter job and a wife, train­ing a class of usual sus­pects that that in­cludes hard­nose Ash­ton Kutcher. Tells you more about coast­guard­ing than you prob­a­bly want to know, but it has some good ac­tion scenes. Deep Blue Sea 9.30pm, Go! ★★★ M. 1999. Rip-roar­ing thriller about an ex­per­i­men­tal sta­tion that’s mak­ing sharks more in­tel­li­gent in the in­ter­ests of sci­ence. What starts as a bad idea gets worse when the smart sharks es­cape in a storm and, as the build­ings flood, be­gin us­ing their new-found in­tel­li­gence to hunt the staff. Saf­fron Bur­rows, Thomas Jane.

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