Mr flicks

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8.30pm, One

M. 2001. The Long­est Yard em­i­grates to Bri­tain but gets re­duced to cen­time­tres along the way. Hard-nosed, dis­graced soc­cer player Vin­nie Jones, in pokey for beat­ing up cops, gets to train a team of in­mates to play the prison staff. Cue meth­ods that would raise the red card for ev­ery mem­ber of both teams in this mean-spir­ited, highly pre­dictable ac­tion com­edy. David Hem­mings. 8.30pm, Eleven

PG. 2006. Cap­ti­vat­ing though rather me­an­der­ing fairy­tale with Christina Ricci as an heiress cursed with the nose of a piglet, which she can only lose if some­one loves her for what she is. Ricci is a sym­pa­thetic heroine and James Mcavoy shines as the likely spell-breaker. A good cast, in­clud­ing Richard E. Grant, adds to the fun. 9.30pm, Go!

M. 1995. Unin­spired but at­trac­tive com­edy about a group of record store em­ploy­ees, headed by An­thony Lapaglia, who is try­ing to raise enough cash to buy the store and squeeze out the evil record chain. Good cast gives it their all when other teen ve­hi­cles would have sunk with­out trace. Liv Tyler. 10.30pm, 7MATE

AV. 1974. His life de­stroyed by the mur­der of his wife and rape of his daugh­ter, ar­chi­tect Charles Bron­son de­cides to do the job the cops couldn’t do, be­com­ing a one-man vig­i­lante death squad. Enor­mously pop­u­lar thriller fos­tered four se­quels and made Bron­son a cult star. Not rec­om­mended for the squea­mish. Hope Lange. HAN­NEL 10 has ac­quired the rights to Elle Macpher­son’s lat­est TV project, Fash­ion Star – and there are ru­mours a lo­cal ver­sion is in the pipe­line.

The US show, with Jes­sica Simp­son and Ni­cole Richie, is con­sid­ered a ma­jor ri­val to Project Run­way.

It is thought Ten will test the water by air­ing the US ver­sion be­fore mak­ing a lo­cal pro­duc­tion. An air date is yet to be re­vealed but the deal was sealed at Cannes tele­vi­sion fes­ti­val MIPTV.

Macpher­son was in Cannes to plug the show. She tells The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter the pro­gram will be a re­tail boon for ev­ery ter­ri­tory across the globe.

‘‘This show is re­ally about shop­ping,’’ says Macpher­son. ‘‘It’s about style. It’s about ac­ces­si­bil­ity. There’s a global de­sire for peo­ple to want to be stylish that’s not spe­cific to any par­tic­u­lar lo­ca­tion.

‘‘It en­ables each ter­ri­tory to adapt the sen­si­tiv­i­ties of the fash­ions to its mar­ket. It’s very flex­i­ble like that. You can make it home-grown.

‘‘It was in­ter­est­ing for us as pro­duc­ers to look at this from many dif­fer­ent lev­els. Does the con­cept work? Will peo­ple re­ally buy the clothes? It’s an im­por­tant piece of the puz­zle.’’

The 10-episode show will screen in Canada, Asia, and Latin Ame­ria.

Four­teen as­pir­ing de­sign­ers – in­clud­ing Syd­ney’s Nikki Pou­los – pro­duce a col­lec­tion that buy­ers from top fash­ion stores, Saks Fifth Av­enue, Macy’s and H and M, then bid to buy.

The lu­cra­tive twist in Fash­ion Star is that view­ers can or­der the win­ning clothes from each episode right af­ter­wards on­line, and the next day in the stores in­volved. US net­work NBC’S show slo­gan is ‘‘Watch it to­day. Wear it to­mor­row’’.

‘‘The clothes are jeans and T-shirts and leather jack­ets,’’ says Macpher­son. ‘‘We’re not talk­ing ball dresses to wear to Cannes, we’re talk­ing stuff that peo­ple wear ev­ery day.’’

The final win­ner will scoop a mul­ti­mil­lion­dol­lar con­tract to launch a cloth­ing line stocked by three of the largest US re­tail­ers.

Ten, Ten SC

Com­ing in 2012,

host Elle Macpher­son.

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