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.
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Coming in 2012,
host Elle Macpherson.