M. 2008. What a bummer. In the middle of a cool party, being videoed by one of the characters, a giant monster arrives to destroy Manhattan. The video keeps rolling to record this as the military tries to kill them and people run for their lives. Not that great but director JJ Abrams knows his audience and serves up young, male fare with aplomb. Jessica Lucas. 9.25pm, SBS ONE
M. 2008. Likeable French drama adds a cold dash of reality to feel-good films about inspirational teachers. Teaching a class of poor, working-class kids Francois Begaudeau is undoubtedly talented, but it takes more than talent to teach these kids. There are some triumphs and disappointments and days when it’s just a hard grind. Agame Malembo-emene. 9.30pm, One
M. 2008. Is former Special Forces warrior Don Cheadle, a Muslim and something of a loose canon, also a member of a terrorist group? It sure looks that way. CIA agent Guy Pearce hunts him down. Slick, downbeat thriller keeps us guessing as to Cheadle’s true motives.
Movie of the Week 11.10pm, ABC1
M. 1974. Involving downbeat movie about alienation follows an introverted surveillance expert Gene Hackman as he goes about his work – his only link to other people involves eavesdropping on their conversations. Considered Francis Ford Coppola’s best movie with a stunning performance from Hackman.