8.30pm, Seven, Prime7
M. 2007. Two-bit Las Vegas magician Nicolas Cage hides a secret – he can see two minutes into the future. Could this gift be just the thing to thwart terrorists about to nuke Los Angeles? FBI agent Julianne Moore thinks so, recruiting him as an unlikely ally. Ridiculous story wins points for not taking itself too seriously, Cage’s boots’n’all performance and a knockout ending. 9.10pm, Nine, NBN
M. 2010. Productionline mismatched couple comedy with Jennifer Aniston as a combative reporter who’s on the run for missing a court date. Gerard Butler plays her exhusband, now bounty hunter, pursuing her for the cash. This worked like a charm in movies like Midnight Run. Here, you can hear the screenplay’s cogs and wheels dropping into place as it inserts cliche after cliche. 9.30pm, Ten, Ten SC M. 2004. Contract killer Tom Cruise takes a taxi driver hostage and forces him to drive him as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. Cabbie Jamie Foxx must find a way to save both himself and one last victim. Michael Mann directs this sharp, entertaining thriller. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
M. 2010. Awardwinning car dealer Francois Cluzet has the world at his feet until the mafia kill his business partner when a deal involving stolen cars goes wrong. Forced to defend himself, he displays an unexpected talent worthy of Steven Seagal. AY-TV provider Foxtel has secured comedian and Us-based talk show host Rove Mcmanus for its commentary team for the London Olympics.
Mcmanus will be part of Foxtel’s team for the coverage, starting on July 27, ahead of the second series of Rove LA which launches in September.
The three-time Gold Logie winner told AAP he isn’t the most clued-up person on sport but he has already set his sights on an unusual event to cover.
‘‘I went to the women’s weightlifting at the Sydney Games and it’s astounding, absolutely astounding and I highly recommend it,’’ Mcmanus says.
‘‘You have not lived until you have seen a woman lift 10 times your body weight.’’
Mcmanus’s main role with the Foxtel commentary team is to provide colour reporting from a number of events, so he won’t be limited to women’s weightlifting.
The unflappable TV star was back in Australia on a whistle-stop tour which included attending the Logies in Melbourne on Sunday night.
While he’s covering the Olympics, the first series of his celebrity-themed chat show, Rove LA, will debut on Fox in the US on July 21.
The show’s format provides for three celebrity guests to chat panel-style with Mcmanus.
He knew a few weeks into the first series of Rove LA, which aired in Australia in 2011 and featured guests including Lisa Kudrow, Seth Green and will.i.am, that his show would be picked up again.
‘‘It’s going to begin airing there in July, so they are going to run the first series and that will run into the second series,’’ says Mcmanus.
‘‘It kind of happened (being re-signed) after the first three episodes so that was nice.’’
Foxtel’s Olympic coverage will be available over companion devices, including tablets.
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