MR FLICKS

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

Movie of the Week

Up! 6.30pm, Seven, Prime7

PG. 2009. De­light­ful an­i­mated tale of an old man who, on his wife’s death, re­alises he has done noth­ing with his life and re­solves to travel – which he does by af­fix­ing bal­loons to his house and float­ing off around the world, in the com­pany of a nerdy boy scout. Their ad­ven­tures are al­ways fun and fre­quently hi­lar­i­ous.

Griff The In­vis­i­ble 7.30pm, Show­case

M. 2010. True Blood star Ryan Kwan­ten plays an ev­ery­day of­fice worker in an ev­ery­day town. By night, how­ever, he is Griff the In­vis­i­ble, pro­tect­ing the in­no­cent from the dan­gers lurk­ing in the shad­ows. Maeve Der­mody, Patrick Bram­mall.

Char­lie and the Choco­late Fac­tory 7.40pm, Nine, NBN

PG. 2005. Rather un­nerv­ing ver­sion of Roald Dahl’s book, which barely masked his dis­like of chil­dren. Five chil­dren win a trip to the fa­bled fac­tory of Willy Wonka but some may wish they hadn’t gone. Di­rec­tor Tim Bur­ton is spot on with his in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Dahl’s dark vi­sion. It’s a great film, though the tiny tots may not get some of the blacker as­pects of it. Johnny Depp, He­lena Bon­ham Carter.

Quan­tum of So­lace 8.30pm, Seven, Prime7

M. 2008. Hav­ing lost the love of his life in Casino

Royale, a gloomier, less con­fi­dent James Bond hasn’t got his game to­gether when he first goes af­ter his lat­est vil­lain. We all know it will come good in the end though as smoothly as a well shaken mar­tini. Not the equal of the first Craig movie, in fact more like the ear­lier films, but that’s still pretty good. Daniel Craig, Olga Kurlenko.

Stolen 9.30pm, Ten, Ten SC

M. 2010. Solid New Zealand drama about the no­to­ri­ous real-life kid­nap­ping of baby Kahu Durie who was held for more than as week be­fore po­lice were able to iden­tify her where­abouts and save her from her cap­tor. Miriama Smith, Scott Wills.

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