THURSDAY BIG FAT LIAR
FOXTEL FAMILY, 8.15PM Irrepressibly upbeat update of the old Boy Who Cried Wolf fable, starring Malcolm in the Middle’s Frankie Muniz as a teenage serial liar looking to get even with the hotshot Hollywood producer ( Sideways’ Paul Giamatti) who stole his latest school assignment. Some sly satirical swipes at the movie biz really hit their target, adding further to the colourful fun already on offer. Muniz did all his own stunts, including a spectacular pratfall when his skateboard collides with a speeding limousine.
enemy named Ultron, a mechanised villain powered by an artificial intelligence that reasons mankind should be wiped from the planet. The fact that Ultron is a computer-rendered bad-guy does undercut the intended impact here. In most battle sequences, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re watching a preview of the next Transformers movie. Therefore, the scenes where iconic Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) dominate must be cherished. Co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner.