Free-to-air films

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

Rid­ing on the mar­ket­ing coat-tails of the­atri­cal re­leases is a peren­nial topic in this col­umn. And coat-tails don’t come big­ger than the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga ver­sion of A Star is Born, com­ing in No 1 at the Aus­tralian box of­fice last week­end. It stands to rea­son older au­di­ences might like to re­watch 1976’s A Star is Born (Sun­day, 8.30pm, SBS Vice­land) star­ring Bar­bra Streisand, Kris Kristof­fer­son and Gary Busey; it is also screen­ing on Fox­tel this week (Wed­nes­day, 6.05pm, Fox­tel Movie Greats). Last week also saw the de­but of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Hal­loween. Ac­cord­ingly the orig­i­nal Goosebumps (Satur­day, 7.45pm, GO!) star­ring Jack Black, Dy­lan Min­nette ( 13 Rea­sons Why) and Odeya Rush is screen­ing. “And now for some­thing com­pletely dif­fer­ent”, as Monty Python used to say, try Iron Sky (Satur­day, 10.30pm, SBS Vice­land). The 2012 film was not only par­tially crowd­funded, it in­cluded crowd­sourced ideas for the film’s nar­ra­tive. The re­sults are a camp but only oc­ca­sion­ally funny movie about a group of Nazis who flee to the dark side of the moon af­ter 1945, where they build a Swastika-shaped moon base with the in­ten­tion of in­vad­ing and con­quer­ing Earth in 2018.

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