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.