WEEK IN MOVIES

WITH LEIGH PAATSCH

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stars as a hunter who finds $2 mil­lion in a brief­case, and a fright­en­ing Javier Bar­dem plays a mer­ci­less killer out to re­trieve the cash. Though sev­eral scenes are ex­tremely vi­o­lent and un­apolo­get­i­cally amoral, there is a chill­ing com­po­sure to the film as a whole that will not be de­nied. Highly rec­om­mended.

TUES­DAY

LOST IN TRANS­LA­TION 9.30PM, ELEVEN Sweet and soul­ful tale of two lost in­di­vid­u­als find­ing a new di­rec­tion in life. Bill Mur­ray is ter­rific as a melan­choly movie star form­ing an un­likely bond with a pre­ma­turely jaded young woman (Scar­lett Jo­hans­son). The other-worldly nightlife of mod­ern Tokyo pro­vides a beau­ti­ful back­drop for this mood piece from writer

di­rec­tor

★★★★

Sofia Cop­pola ( TheVir­gin Sui­cides).

WED­NES­DAY

HOR­RI­BLE BOSSES 3.10PM, FOX­TEL COM­EDY Em­ploy­ers. Can’t live with ’em. May as well kill ’em. So goes the logic be­hind Hor­ri­ble Bosses, a dis­pos­able, yet notso-dis­mis­si­ble com­edy. As far-fetched and filth-rid­den as the film of­ten gets, there is a sub­ver­sive uni­ver­sal ap­peal in play that keeps any lin­ger­ing doubts at bay. Any­one car­ry­ing work­place angst will find the right place to chan­nel all that neg­a­tive energy. Stars Jason Bate­man and Char­lie Day.

THURS­DAY

THE IN­TERN­SHIP 9PM, ONE Ini­tially, this so-so com­edy tip-toes that fine line be­tween semi-shame­less prod­uct place­ment and full-on fea­ture-length ad­ver­tise­ment. Then it just turns those toes up, and gives up. The one mes­sage is re­peated over and over – Google is great. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wil­son play for­mer wrist­watch sales­men

★★

★★★

des­per­ately com­pet­ing for an en­try level post­ing at the high­est horse-pow­ered search en­gine in the world. Google could well be the great­est place to work, but this is not the great­est movie to watch. The vibe is nearly al­ways ge­nial, but the stuff on the screen is fee­ble.

FRI­DAY

MONA LISA SMILE 10.30PM, TEN We all know the drill here. A round teacher. A square school. Some big lessons learned. Luck­ily, the star power of an A-list cast (led by Ju­lia Roberts and Kirsten Dunst) gives this chick-flick spin through Dead­Poets So­ci­ety ter­ri­tory ex­actly the right boost when needed.

★★★

SUN­DAY

ZERO DARK THIRTY 8.30PM, SBS A chal­leng­ing fac­tual drama all about the US gov­ern­ment’s marathon hunt for Osama bin Laden, the most no­to­ri­ous ter­ror­ist in history. A blast from our re­cent past that does not un­der­charge the ex­plo­sive na­ture of its sub­ject mat­ter.

★★★★

Un­der pres­sure: Mark Strong play CIA of­fi­cer Ge­orge in di­rec­tor Kathryn Bigelow’s ZeroDarkThirty.

Hunted: Josh Brolin stars in No Coun­tryFor Old­Men.

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