Your guide to the best free- to- air movies this week
GO!, Friday, 7.30pm, G ( 2004) The makers of Shrek head to the ocean to deliver some top laughs in a fishy tale that pokes fun at mobster films. Will Smith voices Oscar, a little fish who becomes a celebrity when he falsely earns the reputation of shark slayer. Boss shark Don Lino ( Robert De Niro) vows revenge on him. Completing a top- drawer voice cast are Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger and Martin Scorsese. One for the whole family to enjoy.
Spider- Man 2
SEVEN, Saturday, 7pm, PG ( 2004) The second spin on the Marvel Comics hero may be guilty of covering similar ground to the enthralling original. Nonetheless, it ups the ante on effects, character development and self- deprecating humour. Peter Parker ( Tobey Maguire) is at a crossroads, unsure whether to hang up his costume and profess his unrequited love to sweethear t Mary- Jane Watson ( Kirsten Dunst), or don the tights again to take on New York City’s newest super- villain: fusion genius Dr Otto “Doc Ock” Octavius ( Alfred Molina).
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
SC TEN, Saturday, 9pm, M ( 2011) Tom Cruise reprises his role as crack secret agent Ethan Hunt in the surprisingly excellent four th chapter of the popular franchise. With help from talented behind- the- scenes players ( director Brad Bird and producer JJ Abrams), this spy yarn features great set- pieces as Hunt is forced to go rogue after a mission goes bad in Moscow and the Kremlin is obliterated. Do not miss the showstopping scene when Cruise scales the outside of Dubai’s gargantuan Burj Khalifa hotel.
SBS, Sunday, 11.30pm, M ( 2001) Director Ray Lawrence’s bold, unconventional myster y binds the fates of a large and varied group of Sydneysiders, as chance and circumstance bring them together, before tearing them apar t. A flawless cast ( Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Barbara Hershey and Vince Colosimo, led by AFI Award winners Anthony LaPaglia and Kerr y Armstrong) bring a risky, strikingly original narrative to life. This incredibly effective drama will leave you talking, thinking and moved beyond words.
Boyz N The Hood
SBS 2, Monday, 8.30pm, M ( 1991) Drugs, pover ty, guns and police harassment represent the social malaise of South Central Los Angeles in 1984 in this unforgettable directorial debut from John Singleton. In a neighbourhood where violence is a fact of life, Tre ( Cuba Gooding Jr) has the smarts and the determination to go far, but with trouble around ever y corner, bad choices can quickly spiral out of control. Tre is sent to live with his father ( Laurence Fishburne) in the hope his strict rules will keep him on the straight and narrow.
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