Mr flicks

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8.30pm, GEM

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.

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