M. 2008. In the middle of a cool party, being videoed by one character, a giant monster, accompanied by smaller spider-like creatures, arrives to destroy Manhattan. The video keeps rolling to record this, as the military tries to kill them and people run for their lives. Not that great but director JJ Abrams knows his audience and serves up young, male fare with aplomb. 9.30pm, 7MATE
M. 2008. Eccentric comedy with Jason Segal as a loser who is dumped by his girlfriend. Hoping to forget her, he flies to Hawaii to meet her again with her English rocker boyfriend, played by Russell Brand. Segal dominates the film with his sad sack persona, but he’s supported by a believable and comical cast. Kristen Bell. 11pm, ABC1
MA. 1970. Upper-class Jack Nicholson gives up his career as a concert pianist to work on oil-rigs and live his life in a squalid succession of bars and motels. Bob Rafelson’s multi award-winning film is a rivetting look at the generation who dropped out. The cast includes Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg and Sally Struthers.