M. 2000. Ageing, passed-over astronauts Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner get one last chance to go into space when a malfunctioning Russian satellite, that only they can fix, goes out of control. Broad action comedy attacks ageism and makes for entertaining viewing.
Once, 9.30pm, Eleven M. 2006. Sparkling Irish musical about talented busker Glen Hansard, who’s going nowhere fast until he meets the lovely Markata Irglov, a pianist who convinces him to make a recording that takes off. A simple story transcends its inexperienced cast and low budget to create a sweetspirited musical trip.
Fired Up, 11.25pm, SBS One
MA15+. 2004. In Hamburg, Ibrahim ‘‘Ibo’’ Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first-ever German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle’s kebab restaurant. Meanwhile, Titzie, an aspiring actress and Ibo’s German girlfriend, finds she’s pregnant. Directed by Anno Saul. Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner. Lemon of the Week 9.30pm, GO M. 2009. It’s hard to be enthusiastic about a teen comedy in which a couple go to a girls cheerleading camp to ‘‘score’’ with as many girls as possible. As the girls, almost without exception, are silly enough to succumb to these lowlifes, we have to assume the object is to make them appear as stupid as possible. Sad indeed. Nicholas D’agosto, Eric Christian Olsen.