MR FLICKS

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

Wicked Step­mother 2pm, 7TWO PG. 1988. Vile foot­note to the ca­reer of the great Bette Davis as an evil witch who moves in with a subur­ban fam­ily then mys­te­ri­ously turns into the lovely Bar­bara Car­rera. Rea­son for this un­usual meta­mor­pho­sis is that Davis fought with di­rec­tor Larry Co­hen and walked out, leav­ing him to fig­ure out how to end the story, though it looks like it was al­ready be­yond sal­va­tion.

Res­i­dent Evil: Apoc­a­lypse 8.30pm, Go! M. 2004. The zom­bies are back tak­ing over Rac­coon City so it looks like they’re go­ing to have to nuke it. First though, ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered fight­ing ma­chine Mila Jovovich has to bring out non-zom­biefied sur­vivors. Video game se­quel ramps up the stu­pid­ity with­out do­ing much for the thrills. Strictly for mouth breathers.

The Sum of All Fears 8.30pm, One M. 2002. Neo-Nazis de­velop a plan to en­gulf the Su­perbowl in a nu­clear holo­caust and fin­ger the Rus­sians for the cul­prits, thereby trig­ger­ing World War III. Tom Clancy thriller comes to the screen with a rick­ety plot but, af­ter 9/11, it will res­onate well with view­ers who now sus­pect this kind of stuff could hap­pen. Earnest cast keeps it be­liev­able. Ben Af­fleck, Mor­gan Free­man.

Un­touch­able: The Drew Peter­son Story 8.30pm, Show­time Pre­miere M. 2012. Based on the real tale of a po­lice of­fi­cer’s down­fall. Rob Lowe plays the Chicago charmer who swears his wife left him for a an­other man, draw­ing na­tional me­dia at­ten­tion when news­pa­per’s learn his third wife died mys­te­ri­ously in a bath­tub. Cara Buono, Ka­ley Cuoco.

The Per­fect Host 8.30pm, Movie One M. 2010. On the run bank rob­ber Clayne Craw­ford cons his way into an up­mar­ket home where the owner is pre­par­ing a din­ner party. Black com­edy thriller with

Frasier favourite David Hyde Pierce as the owner of the house. Nick Tom­nay di­rects.

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