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8.30pm, One

R. 2008. Stun­ning per­for­mance from Mickey Rourke is the hall­mark of this ex­tra­or­di­nary film with an un­likely hero. Rourke’s char­ac­ter is a World Cham­pi­onship Wrestling cast-off, who is old, tired and beat up. Now try­ing to fash­ion a new life for him­self out­side the ring, he may also find ro­mance of a sort with lap dancer Marisa Tomei. Great moviemak­ing, great per­for­mances. 9.30pm, Go!

M. 2005. De­cid­edly un­cool se­quel to Get Shorty reprises the John Tra­volta char­ac­ter, now out of the movie busi­ness and work­ing as a mu­sic pro­ducer. It’s like watch­ing 90 min­utes of out-takes as the sel­f­re­gard­ing cast wan­ders about mak­ing in-jokes about rap, gangstas, gang­sters, gays and blacks. All are as­sumed to be far fun­nier than they are. Uma Thur­man. 11pm, SBS ONE

M. 2008. New cop Jakob Ced­er­gren lands a job in a town run by a wifebeat­ing bully. What mys­ter­ies are held in the deep bog on the edge of town? Dark Dan­ish thriller of with­held se­crets draws equally from westerns and film noir to weave a com­pelling web. Lene Maria Chris­tensen.

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