WEEK IN MOVIES

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Week In Movies - WITH LEIGH PAATSCH

SUN­DAY NOTTING HILL 8.30PM, 7FLIX ★★★★

This English rom-com (writ­ten by Richard Cur­tis, the comic whiz be­hind Four Wed­dings and a Funeral) stars the mega-pop­u­lar Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Roberts is Anna Scott, a movie star in Lon­don who has a chance en­counter with loser-in-love Wil­liam Thacker (Grant) in a book­store. Love be­gins to blos­som.

MON­DAY FAHRENHEIT 9/11 10.15PM, ABC2 ★★★★

This doc­u­men­tary be­came a global phe­nom­e­non when it was re­leased in 2004. Con­tro­ver­sial film­maker Michael Moore ( Bowling for Columbine) mounts an ex­traor­di­nar­ily pow­er­ful and per­sua­sive as­sault on the du­bi­ous ma­noeu­vres of for­mer pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush af­ter the Septem­ber 11 ter­ror at­tacks.

TUES­DAY MATCHSTICK MEN 11.35AM, COM­EDY ★★★★

This un­der-rated com­e­dy­drama from di­rec­tor Ri­d­ley Scott fea­tures Ni­co­las Cage de­liv­er­ing one of his last great per­for­mances as an ob­ses­sive-com­pul­sive con man giv­ing a crash course in crook­ery to his long-lost teenage daugh­ter (Ali­son Lohman).

WED­NES­DAY THE MARTIAN 8.30PM, TEN ★★★★

Science-fic­tion rarely gets as in­stantly com­pelling yet ca­su­ally crowd-pleas­ing as it does in The Martian. Matt Da­mon stars as an as­tro­naut ac­ci­den­tally left for dead on Mars af­ter a mon­ster storm. If he is to sur­vive the four years it will take to be res­cued, our hero will have to come up with some bright ideas – fast.

THURS­DAY I AM LEG­END 8.30PM, GO! ★★★★

Would the last one alive please leave the lights on? Robert Neville (Will Smith) is the sole sur­vivor of ter­mi­nal su­per-ra­bies, which has wiped out civil­i­sa­tion in New York. The sheer des­o­la­tion of the sit­u­a­tion faced by Neville is com­mu­ni­cated over­pow­er­ingly in this adap­ta­tion of the book of the same name.

FRI­DAY THE LEGO MOVIE 7.30PM, GO! ★★★★

The any­thing-goes creative ethos that is the spirit of Lego has ap­plied to all el­e­ments of this pro­duc­tion. Ev­ery­thing snaps to­gether as a com­plete all-ages of­fer­ing with a smart and sub­ver­sive sto­ry­line about a lowly con­struc­tion worker (voiced by Chris Pratt) who rebels against the same­ness around him.

SATUR­DAY CAFÉ SO­CI­ETY 8.30PM, FOXTEL’S PRE­MIERE ★★★

Bobby (Jesse Eisen­berg) has ditched the Big Ap­ple for Hol­ly­wood with dreams of hit­ting the big time. His en­try pass comes cour­tesy of an un­cle (Steve Carell), the most con­nected agent in Tin­sel­town, who puts him in touch with his beau­ti­ful sec­re­tary (Kris­ten Ste­wart). It isn’t long be­fore Bobby is hope­lessly smit­ten.

Fight for sur­vival: Matt Da­mon gets left be­hind on Mars in The Martian.

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