Mr flicks

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

2pm, 7TWO

PG. 1996. Fly­ing High­style spoof on school movies misses the mark more of­ten than not, but still has some good gags. Jon Lovitz is a pri­vate school teacher who gets trans­ferred to an in­ner-city garbage dump for kids, where, in the grand tra­di­tion of Stand and De­liver, he tries to break through the haze of in­dif­fer­ence and mar­i­juana smoke. A for ef­fort, but D for re­sult. Tia Car­rere. 7.30pm, Go!

PG. 1998. Drab, wildly over-pro­duced big-screen ver­sion of the en­dear­ing TV se­ries be­comes a se­quence of loosely con­nected ac­tion scenes. Among the gallery of one-di­men­sional char­ac­ters, Gary Old­man, as the de­spi­ca­ble Dr Smith, fares best.wil­liam Hurt. 9.30pm, SBS TWO

MA. 2009. Washed-up Uruguayan wrestler Jouko Ahola makes his liv­ing fight­ing tent bouts in small towns, man­aged by good friend Gary Pi­quer. Pi­quer en­sures ri­vals can’t hurt his pal, but one bout goes wrong and a tough nut is matched to fight. Slight but touch­ing story about an un­usual friend­ship. 10.10pm, Go!

M. 2007. Rau­cous ac­tion film based on the his­toric poem and ren­dered for the screen in live-ac­tion digi-an­i­ma­tion. On the screen it was in 3D IMAX and was the bet­ter for it. Here on the small screen it’s less im­pres­sive. Ray Win­stone is the leg­endary war­rior, who comes to kill the mon­ster Gren­del and save the king­dom. Angelina Jolie is the crea­ture’s slinky, cav­ern-dwelling mother. Silly, but still fun.

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