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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.

Fri­day to Mon­day, ESPN, ESPN3D, ESPN3.com, ESPN.com/ac­tion, XGames.com.

Rob­bie Mad­di­son

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