7.30pm, Movie One
M. 2011. Oscarnominated best picture adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s novel, which charts the upheaval in a southern town in the 1960s when its African-American maids help a white woman write a book about their lives. Tate Taylor directs an ensemble cast with Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard.
X Men: First Class
7.30pm, Showtime Premiere
M. 2011. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr became Professor X and Magneto they were close friends who worked together with mutants to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. Matthew Vaughn’s action adventure prequel. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Oliver Platt.
PG. 2008. Slow, languid take on George Cukor’s brilliant 1939 comedy, updates the story. Meg Ryan is the happily married wife whose life collapses when she learns her husband is unfaithful. Not bad, but try to find the original in a video vault. Annette Bening.
PG. 2006. Monastery cook Jack Black, enamoured with the lovely nun de la Reguara, and anxious to achieve more in life, moonlights as a superhero masked wrestler in Mexico. Apart from Black, almost everyone is serious. It won’t be everybody’s cuppa, but Black does hold it all in focus. Jack Black.
AV. 2005. Remarkable, violent male fetish film imagined by Roberto Rodriguez from Frank Miller’s comic books about tough, brutal men and sleek, untrustworthy dames doing dark deeds in a kind of retro future. Shot in monochrome with splashes of colour and a top-notch cast, it features three separate tales. Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro.