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SUN­DAY

Yogi Bear (2010) U 3PM, TG4 Dan Aykroyd lends his voice to the con­niv­ing bear in this fam­ily com­edy based on the car­toon se­ries. Yogi and his side­kick Boo Boo (Justin Tim­ber­lake) join forces with an old foe to save their beloved Jelly­stone Park.

The Day Af­ter To­mor­row (2004) 12 5.50PM, CH4 Big-bud­get dooms­day tale from Roland Em­merich, a di­rec­tor well-versed in the ways of CGI. Den­nis Quaid is the cli­ma­tol­o­gist warn­ing of the ef­fects of global warm­ing, who is plunged into a stormy mis­sion to res­cue his son (Jake Gyl­len­haal) from freak­ish weather in New York.

Colom­biana (2011) 15 9PM, E4 Zoe Sal­dana is the young girl who wit­nesses the mur­der of her par­ents and grows up to be a killer for hire, in­tent on aveng­ing them. Luc Bes­son co-wrote it, re­vis­it­ing his ear­lier Leon, which was far more heart­felt and ef­fec­tive.

Trainspot­ting (1996) 18 10.05PM, CH4 On the day the se­quel pre­mieres, here’s Danny Boyle’s ri­otous black com­edy. Ewan McGre­gor (above) and Robert Car­lyle are among a group of Glaswe­gian heroin ad­dicts tear­ing up the place.

Amer­i­can Beauty (1999) 18 10PM, SKY SE­LECT Lester Burn­ham (Kevin Spacey) ex­pe­ri­ences mid­dle age as an es­ca­lat­ing break­down in Sam Men­des’s witty and in­tel­li­gent en­sem­ble drama. Mena Su­vari is the teenager he falls for.

Just Go With It (2011) 12 11.05PM, CH5 Adam San­dler is a sleazy plas­tic sur­geon who con­vinces loyal as­sis­tant Jen­nifer Anis­ton to pose as his ex-wife in or­der to cover up a fib and keep his girl­friend happy. Sub­tle, it isn’t.

MON­DAY

Too Close To Kill (2016) PG 3.15PM, CHAN­NEL 5 Cam­pus mur­der mys­tery fol­low­ing stu­dent Sam’s ef­forts to clear her name when she is ac­cused of killing her best friend Kristina. Kristina had been ac­cepted into the col­lege’s most pres­ti­gious soror­ity, caus­ing a rift in their re­la­tion­ship – but Sam (Greer Grammer) is no killer. The sup­port­ing cast in­cludes Chloe Bab­cook and Steve Bacic.

Clue­less (1995) 12 7PM, FILM4 Ali­cia Sil­ver­stone (above) is per­fectly cast in a mod­ern ver­sion of Jane Austen’s Emma. She plays Cher, a Bev­erly Hills rich girl who spends her days shop­ping and gos­sip­ping. She might seem shal­low, but her heart is in the right place, and soon to be speared by Cupid’s ar­row.

School Of Rock (2003) PG 8PM, E4 Jack Black (left) is the slacker ris­ing from his couch in pur­suit of a no­ble cause in this hit rock ’n’ roll com­edy. Pos­ing as a sup­ply teacher, he tu­tors his pupils in the ways of heavy metal. A stage ver­sion is play­ing the West End.

A Most Wanted Man (2014) 15 9.30PM, TG4 Philip Sey­mour Hoff­man (be­low) gives one of his fi­nal per­for­mances in this tense thriller, based on John le Carré’s novel. Issa Kar­pov (Grig­oriy Do­bry­gin), a po­lit­i­cal refugee from Chech­nya, il­le­gally en­ters Ger­many, where he at­tracts the at­ten­tion of the in­tel­li­gence agent Bach­man (Hoff­man), who sus­pects he has links to ter­ror­ist groups.

Halloween H20 (1998) 18 12.05AM, ITV4 Jamie Lee Cur­tis re­turns to face her de­mons in this hor­ror se­quel. The sev­enth film in the slasher se­ries, it gave the tired fran­chise a shot in the arm – with Lau­rie Strode (Cur­tis), now a mother her­self, de­fi­ant against her ma­niac brother.

TUES­DAY

The Law­less Breed (1953) PG 1.10PM, FILM4 In one of his early lead­ing roles, Rock Hud­son (above with Mary Cas­tle) plays a mis­un­der­stood out­law look­ing to clean up his mur­der­ous im­age.

Stolen Child (2012) 12 3.15PM, CH5 When fer­til­ity treat­ment fails, Amanda and John (Em­manuelle Vaugier and Scott El­rod) turn to adop­tion for the child they dearly want and end up adopt­ing a baby from East­ern Europe. A pre­dictable night­mare un­folds for the cou­ple as they re­alise their new daugh­ter has come to them via ne­far­i­ous means.

The River Wild (1994) 6.50PM, FILM4 In one of her few ac­tion roles, Meryl Streep (right) tack­les the rapids as a for­mer river guide who takes her fam­ily on a white-wa­ter raft­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and ends up fight­ing more than choppy wa­ters. It plays out pre­dictably, but Streep – and Kevin Ba­con as one of the bad guys – make it en­durable. John C Reilly also stars in one of his more se­ri­ous roles.

In Time (2011) 12 9PM, 5STAR Mind-bend­ing sci-fi, writ­ten and di­rected by An­drew Nic­col, of The Tru­man Show and Gat­taca fame – a good pedi­gree. Justin Tim­ber­lake takes him­self very se­ri­ously as a chap in a ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered world who is – quite lit­er­ally – liv­ing on bor­rowed time.

Dou­ble Jeop­ardy (1999) 15 9PM, TV3 Thriller star­ring Ash­ley Judd (above) as Libby Par­sons, whose hus­band fakes his own death and then frames her for his mur­der. While in jail, Libby learns she can’t be tried for the same crime twice – so on her re­lease, she sets out to kill her spouse.

WED­NES­DAY

Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) PG 1.05PM, MORE4 Al­ready a vet­eran in front of the cam­era, Richard At­ten­bor­ough made his de­but be­hind it with a mu­si­cal cri­tique of the First World War that is hugely evoca­tive of time and place. The likes of John Mills, John Giel­gud and Dirk Bog­a­rde top the im­pres­sive cast.

Ab­ducted Love (2015) PG 3.15PM, CH5 Life gets very com­pli­cated for sub­ur­ban mother Anne (Daphne Zu­niga) one sunny morn­ing. Not only is her hus­band kid­napped, but the po­lice sus­pect him – and Anne – of be­ing in­volved in a mon­ey­laun­der­ing scheme.

Non-Stop (2014) 12 9.35PM, RTÉ ONE Liam Nee­son (above) is an air mar­shall on a transat­lantic flight who dis­cov­ers there’s a ter­ror­ist on board. But his search for the crim­i­nal is ham­pered when he’s sus­pected of be­ing be­hind a ran­som de­mand.

Jaws (1975) 12 10.05PM, ITV4 Fan­tas­tic sto­ry­telling, an un­for­get­table score and creaky low-tech spe­cial ef­fects merge to­gether bril­liantly in Steven Spiel­berg’s ter­ri­fy­ing shark tale. It was an ab­so­lute sen­sa­tion in 1975, smash­ing box-of­fice records, prompt­ing se­quels, mu­si­cals, video games and even an ice­cream flavour, be­lieve it or not.

The Oth­ers (2001) 12 1.30AM, CH4 Ni­cole Kid­man (left) is the icy mother guard­ing her pale chil­dren in a sprawl­ing house in oc­cu­pied Jersey as she awaits her hus­band’s re­turn from the war. A gen­uinely un­set­tling old-fash­ioned ghost story, told with great class and sub­tlety. Our own Fion­nula Flana­gan co-stars.

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