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The TV Guide - - TV MOVIES -

The Long­est Ride Three, 1pm Star­ring Britt Robert­son, Scott East­wood. Based on Ni­cholas Sparks’ best-sell­ing book, this ro­man­tic drama cen­tres on a rodeo rider and his girl­friend whose com­pli­cated life mir­rors that of an el­derly man and his wife, whom they be­come in­volved with. The book cen­tred more around the el­derly cou­ple while the film re­verses that, los­ing some of the poignancy. ★★★

Dunkirk Sky Pre­miere, 8.30pm Star­ring Ken­neth Branagh, Tom Hardy. More of a dis­as­ter movie than a war film, it fo­cuses on the evac­u­a­tion of 400,000 Al­lied troops from the shores of north­ern France, with Ger­many on the brink of win­ning the war be­fore it even re­ally started. This might be an unashamedly Bri­tish of­fer­ing, but it’s hard not to be moved by the brav­ery of those in­volved, who most likely stopped Bri­tain be­com­ing a vas­sal state of Nazi Ger­many. ★★★★★

Thor: The Dark World TVNZ 2, 8.35pm

Star­ring Chris Hemsworth, Na­talie Port­man. This se­quel re­vis­its the same ground of Thor with­out look­ing too stale. A lot is down to Chris Hemsworth, who may have been born to play Thor, all flow­ing golden locks and enor­mous ham­mer. Port­man is again the love in­ter­est as the two worlds of Earth and As­gard in­ter­twine. This time-space anom­aly pro­vides a blank can­vas and some light re­lief – such as when a be­wil­dered Port­man is taken home to meet the par­ents. ★★★

Star Trek VI: The Undis­cov­ered Coun­try M ori TV, 8.30pm Star­ring Wil­liam Shat­ner, Leonard Ni­moy. The crew of the Star­ship En­ter­prise is forced to re­vise the think­ing of a life­time when the Klin­gons sue for peace and a place in the Fed­er­a­tion. ★★★

Did You Hear About The Mor­gans? Bravo, 8.30pm Star­ring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jes­sica Parker. The movie is fine but Love Ac­tu­ally and Sex And The City don’t quite work as a pair­ing. Grant and Parker play a yup­pie cou­ple sent to the Rock­ies on a wit­ness pro­tec­tion pro­gramme af­ter they wit­ness a mur­der. ★★★

Lit­tle Man TVNZ Duke, 8.30pm

Star­ring Shawn Wayans, Mar­lon Wayans. The Wayans don’t make clas­sics, but they do a good line in belly-laugh com­edy. If you have seen Scary Movie or White Chicks, you should know whether you will en­joy this. ★★

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