WEEK IN MOVIES

WITH LEIGH PAATSCH

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stream of look-away-now or lose-your-lunch mo­ments. Grue­some. Co-stars Cary El­wes and Danny Glover.

TUES­DAY

BOY­HOOD 1.05PM, FOXTEL MAS­TER­PIECE

★★★★

The com­ing-of-age movie? Been there, done that. The com­ing-of-life movie? Now, this is some­thing new. We join typ­i­cal Texas kid Ma­son (El­lar Coltrane) at the age of six, and bid him good­bye at 18, af­ter 12 years of pe­ri­odic film­ing. Noth­ing much hap­pens to the lad dur­ing this pe­riod, aside from life it­self. And, as or­gan­i­cally filmed by Richard Lin­klater, that turns out to be re­ally some­thing. A unique cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence well worth the ef­fort. Co-stars Ethan Hawke and Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette.

WED­NES­DAY

CAP­TAIN AMER­ICA: THE WIN­TER SOLDIER 3.10PM, FOXTEL PRE­MIERE Now fris­bee-ing his mighty shield in the present day, Cap­tain Amer­ica (Chris

★★★

Evans) is no longer con­tent to be Un­cle Sam’s poster boy for all things pa­tri­otic. The dude has some com­plex ques­tions, and in the wake of a vast mil­i­tary con­spir­acy tak­ing shape, he wouldn’t mind some truth­ful an­swers. Ac­tion scenes (though clut­tered and shaky-cammed to the max) bring on the awe when needs be. Co-stars Scar­lett Jo­hans­son.

THURS­DAY

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUM­MER 9.30PM, ELEVEN A group of friends com­plete their high-school ed­u­ca­tion by cov­er­ing-up their in­volve­ment in a hit-an­drun death. One year later, a hook-handed se­rial killer hits town to wreak havoc (and re­venge) on the seem­ingly squeaky-clean teens. A fair stab at a de­cent hor­ror flick, with just enough false-alarm frights and gory con­fronta­tions to get you grip­ping the side of your seat. That old-fash­ioned de­vice of not un­mask­ing the slasher un­til the last pos­si­ble minute is cru­cial.

★★★

FRI­DAY

CASINO ROYALE 8.30PM, NINE A hard-edged and in­cred­i­bly suc­cess­ful re-po­si­tion­ing of the for­merly camp James Bond as the so­cio­pathic rogue spy that author Ian Flem­ing orig­i­nally en­vis­aged back in the 1950s. With a lot of the ex­cess flab stripped away from pre­vi­ous out­ings, the way was clear for im­pres­sive new 007 Daniel Craig to hit the ground run­ning, shoot­ing and fight­ing. Co-stars Eva Green.

★★★★

SATUR­DAY

DEATH AT A FUNERAL 10.25PM, SBS As in FourWed­dingsand aFu­neral, the char­ac­ters pop­u­lat­ing this scur­rilously playful Bri­tish com­edy are the usual as­sort­ment of toffs, twits and try-hards. They’ve all as­sem­bled for the send-off of a beloved fam­ily pa­tri­arch, who turns out to be not quite the man ev­ery­one thought he was. To­tal may­hem and some fairly in­spired black com­edy fol­lows. Stars Matthew Macfadyen and Kee­ley Hawes.

★★★

Ready for ac­tion: Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Casi­noRoyale.

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