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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television Free To Air -

Mission: Im­pos­si­ble III (Satur­day, 9pm, Seven, not Vic, Tas or SA) rep­re­sents the 2006 tran­si­tion of writer-di­rec­tor JJ Abrams from high­class tele­vi­sion ( Lost, Alias) to grip­ping fea­ture film­mak­ing. Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is lured back into ac­tion by his agency su­pe­ri­ors to face his dead­li­est ad­ver­sary yet: sadis­tic weapons dealer Owen Da­vian (Philip Sey­mour Hoff­man). Crit­ics gen­er­ally loved its booby-trapped high­oc­tane ac­tion and tech­ni­cal pre­ci­sion. For in­som­ni­acs, there’s a film from the golden years of Hol­ly­wood: Break­fast for Two (Mon­day, 3.28am, ABC), an RKO screw­ball com­edy star­ring Bar­bara Stan­wyck, Her­bert Mar­shall and Eric Blore. It’s a movie of glo­ri­ous daffi­ness with Stan­wyck in top form. All That Glit­ters (Wed­nes­day, 2.05am, SBS One), a be­guil­ing French flick di­rected by Geral­dine Nakache and Herve Mim­ran, stars Leila Bekhti, Nakache and Vir­ginie Le­doyen. For two bored sub­ur­ban girls, the bright lights of Paris prom­ise a glam­orous movie-star life­style. They might be from the wrong side of the tracks but Ely and Lila will do just about any­thing — from petty mis­chief to se­ri­ous de­cep­tion — to get there. Nom­i­nated for best first film at the 2011 Ce­sar Awards.

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