MOVIES

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - NEWS - WITH LEIGH PAATSCH

SUN­DAY THE NOTEBOOK

10.10PM, DRAMA/RO­MANCE ★★★ Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. World war in­ter­venes. This old-fash­ioned tale of doomed ro­mance will have you wad­ing through a swamp of sen­ti­men­tal sap from the moment poor boy Ryan Gosling claps eyes on rich girl Rachel McAdams.

TUESDAY CASINO ROYALE

9.10PM, NINE ★★★★ This is a hard-edged and suc­cess­ful at­tempt to re-po­si­tion the for­merly camp James Bond closer to the so­cio­pathic rogue spy au­thor Ian Flem­ing en­vis­aged in the 1950s. Daniel Craig hits the ground run­ning, shoot­ing and fight­ing.

WED­NES­DAY WAR OF THE WORLDS

8.30PM, GO! ★★★★ In time-shift­ing H.G. Wells’ clas­sic 1898 novel about an alien in­va­sion into the present day, Steven Spielberg spir­its us to the brink of an apoc­a­lypse on Septem­ber 11, 2001. War of the Worlds pulses with ex­cite­ment, dan­ger and pal­pa­ble ner­vous en­ergy that gen­er­ates le­git­i­mate and last­ing awe.

THURS­DAY JINDABYNE

2.15PM, MAS­TER­PIECE ★★★★ Based on a clas­sic short story by Ray­mond Carver, this qui­etly dev­as­tat­ing drama sub­tly links the mys­te­ri­ous mur­der of a young Abo­rig­i­nal woman with a seem­ingly in­nocu­ous fish­ing trip in the Snowy Moun­tains. Flaw­less act­ing, script­ing and cine­matog­ra­phy to the fore through­out. A modern clas­sic.

SATUR­DAY STAR TREK INTO DARK­NESS

9.15PM, GEM ★★★ This story-driven Star Trek was just the re­boot up the back­side the fran­chise needed. The new mis­sion of the Star­ship En­ter­prise is to hunt down a for­mer Starfleet of­fi­cer (Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch) now look­ing to de­stroy his one-time al­lies. Pro­duc­tion de­sign and spe­cial ef­fects are first-class, as ex­pected.

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