PG. 2008. Spaceship called Dave, which looks like Eddie Murphy, arrives on Earth with a crew of miniature aliens – the captain also looks like Murphy. Operating the ship so it blends in with humans isn’t easy as they have to make him walk, talk and dress like humans. Murphy makes meat of his roles and, though it’s not that funny overall, you’ll enjoy meeting Dave. 9pm, Ten, Ten SC
PG. 2008. Perennial bridesmaid Katherine Heigl, veteran of 27 weddings, gets an extra slap in the kisser when her dreamboat boss Edward Burns falls for her sister and wants Heigl to help Sis plan the wedding to the guy she actually loves. Could this ever be the basis of a good sitcom? We doubt it. Even though Heigl is attractive and charming, the story reads like a discarded wedding speech. 9.30pm, Gem
PG. 2006. We should all have a mailbox like the one in The Lake House. Occupants Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock live in it two years apart and communicate via the box, though they’ve never met. Some might use this device to learn who wins the third at Flemington, they fall in love. Solid romance with attractive stars. 9.30pm, SBS TWO
AV. 2000. Louche private eye Hwang Jungmin, in early 1900s Korea, takes on the case of a politician’s murdered son, accompanied by med student Ryu Deok-hwan. Sprightly Korean mystery thriller packs a good punch. USTRALIAN action sports fans are in for a treat with wall-to-wall live and exclusive coverage of X Games Los Angeles on ESPN’s family of pay-TV channels and digital media assets.
Athletes from across the globe compete for medals and prize money in sports such as skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing in the four-day event which will start on Friday.
Thirteen Australians are led by the superstar trio of Robbie Maddison, Cam Sinclair and Jackson Strong.
Maddison, the 2010 Best Trick silver medallist and competing in his fifth X Games, is one of the best FMX riders in the world.
The daredevil, renowned for world record-breaking mega leaps, will compete in rally car racing for the first time at an X Games.
Moto X star Sinclair suffered a near-fatal accident in 2009, but returned to the sport to win after landing a textbook double backflip at the X Games 2010, winning a gold medal.
Jackson ‘‘Jacko’’ Strong last year won X Games gold for Moto X best trick, when he became the first person in the world to front-flip a motorcycle to dirt.
Other Australians who join the trio are Rob Adelberg (Moto X), Kyle Baldock (BMX freestyle park), Jake Brown (skateboard big air, ) Vince Byron (BMX freestyle vert), Steve McCann (skateboard big air), Jarryd McNeil (Moto X best whip), Nitro Circus competitor Mark Monea (Moto X), Shane O’Neill (skateboard street), and Blake Williams (Moto X freestyle).
Australia’s only female competitor is Australian Women’s MX champion Megan Rutledge, 17, an X Games newcomer and favourite to win the women’s event.
Internationals competing include Brazilian skateboarder Bob Burnquist and British BMX star Jamie Bestwick.
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