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The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

CHANG­ING LANES (2002) ONE, 8.30PM, M, THRILLER

When a lawyer (Ben Af­fleck, above) has a mi­nor mo­tor­way prang with an in­sur­ance agent (Sa­muel L. Jack­son), nei­ther dream the in­ci­dent will snow­ball out of con­trol, but the duo en­gage in an in­creas­ingly danger­ous game of re­venge. Flee­ing the scene of the ac­ci­dent, Af­fleck leaves be­hind Jack­son and the file that his pro­fes­sional ca­reer rests upon – the per­fect ran­som. Bang on tar­get in its aim to il­lus­trate the dif­fer­ent strokes that pop­u­late the rat race, Af­fleck and Jack­son chart a com­pelling course of mind games on route to a sat­is­fy­ing cli­max. ★★★

THE BOOK OF ELI (2010) GO!, 9.30PM, AV15+, AC­TION

In this post-apoc­a­lyp­tic thriller, daunt­less trav­eller Eli (Den­zel Wash­ing­ton) has been slog­ging west­ward for 30 years af­ter a hor­rific war re­duced the world to rub­ble. Car­ry­ing a sa­cred book that he must pro­tect at all costs, Eli de­fends him­self from the rov­ing bands of cut­throats who kill for food and wa­ter, or just for fun, with his handy cache of weapons. The plot thick­ens when Eli ar­rives in a makeshift town run by the morally cor­rupt Carnegie (Gary Old­man), who is keen to get his hands on the vis­i­tor’s mys­te­ri­ous tome. While the strong re­li­gious themes don’t al­ways work, pow­er­ful per­for­mances make The­Book ofEli worth more than a quick flick through. ★★★★

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