Mr flicks

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8.30pm, Show­time Pre­miere

M. 2011. Fol­lows clas­sic Marvel mythol­ogy to chart the begin­ning of the X-Men saga. Be­fore Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Len­sh­err (Michael Fass­ben­der) took the names Pro­fes­sor X and Mag­neto, they were two young men dis­cov­er­ing their pow­ers for the first time. Be­fore they were arch­en­e­mies, they were friends. Rose Byrne, Jan­uary Jones, Jen­nifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt. 8.30pm, One

M. 1997. Ridicu­lous thriller about a cou­ple of es­caped pris­on­ers who take over a 747 pas­sen­ger jet and shoot the pi­lots. What fol­lows has the air­craft hurtling through storms, crash­ing and even fly­ing up­side down un­til plucky hostie Lau­ren Holly tries to land it. Com­mon sense goes out the de­pres­surised win­dow. Ray Liotta. 9.30pm, Ten, Ten SC

M. 2010. A mar­riagere­ju­ve­nat­ing din­ner date turns out to be a night from hell for Tina Fey and Steve Carell. They’re mis­taken by The Mob as a cou­ple marked for death and have to avoid be­ing bumped off by gang­sters and cops. The com­edy may go over the top, but Fey and Carell are good fits for the roles and be­lieve in their ma­te­rial. 9.45pm, 7MATE

M. 2004. Slick re­make of Ge­orge A. Romero’s 1970s clas­sic about the small band of sur­vivors who lock them­selves in a shop­ping mall while zom­bies prowl the streets. Direc­tor Zack Sny­der in­jects gen­er­ous amounts of hu­mour.

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