The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Rules of En­gage­ment, 7.30pm, Ten

‘‘ Nice out­fit, 95. You’re cer­tainly dressed to make 70 per cent of what a man would make’’. Ah, David Spade. Still clue­less, still sex­ist, still bor­ing, and still work­ing.

That Mitchell and Webb Look, 9.30pm, ABC1

Some crit­ics here said The Catherine Tate Show wasn’t funny. Too English, ap­par­ently. But com­pared to this, Tate was like Lu­cille Ball, Jen­nifer Saun­ders, Carol Bur­nett and Joan Rivers rolled into one.

Ma­chines of War: The Tank, 9.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic

Since its de­but a cen­tury ago, the tank has been worked over by de­sign­ers from Fer­rari to Rolls- Royce, and is now avail­able in cabri­o­let and four- door con­fig­u­ra­tions. Present mod­els come with six- CD chang­ers, whis­tle- while- you- kill sound sys­tems, and tan- in­duc­ing au­to­mated sun­roofs. Ac­tu­ally, tanks are all about mo­bil­ity, fire­power and pro­tec­tion. Damn re­al­ity.

At the Movies, 9.55pm, ABC1

It seems David Stratton and Mar­garet Pomer­anz, surely Aus­tralian television’s most re­li­able movie crit­ics, have been to­gether for­ever. Now in their 22nd year on television, tonight the pair turn their fo­cus to, among other things, Michel Gondry’s new com­edy Be Kind Rewind , in which Jack Black, pic­tured, is con­vinced a lo­cal power plant is melt­ing his brain, and sub­se­quently be­comes mag­netic. Also get the low­down on Sid­ney Lumet’s Be­fore the Devil Knows You’re Dead and Ab­del­latif Kechiche’s The Se­cret of the Grain.

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