WEEK IN MOVIES

WITH LEIGH PAATSCH EN­DER’S GAME A TIME TO KILL

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Week In Movies -

SUNDAY 9.25PM, 7MATE ★★★

It’s Harry Pot­ter … in space. It’s The Hunger Games … in space! It’s The Last Air­ben­der … yep, that’s right … in space! Wel­come to the way-out world of this sci-fi ad­ven­ture based on the 1985 novel by Or­son Scott Card. The plot con­jures a fu­ture where kids with a mys­ti­cal com­mand of video-game com­bat tech­niques are re­cruited by the mil­i­tary to re­pel an im­mi­nent alien at­tack. En­der Wig­gin (Asa But­ter­field), stands out from the rest. Phys­i­cally, he is a bit of a runt. Tac­ti­cally, he is a ge­nius. While it plods along in parts, En­der’s Game does full jus­tice to an ad­mirably com­pli­cated and subtly am­bi­tious tale. The train­ing se­quences in zero grav­ity are par­tic­u­larly well done. Co-stars Hailee Steinfeld, Har­ri­son Ford and Ben Kings­ley.

8.30PM, ONE ★★★

An­other one-size-fits-all slab of le­gal eagle-ness from the plat­inum pa­per­back pen of John Gr­isham. The set­ting is Amer­ica’s deep south, where the necks are red, the right are white, and a black steel worker (Sa­muel L. Jack­son) is un­likely to get a fair trial for killing the two thugs who as­saulted his young daugh­ter.

WED­NES­DAY

South­ern dis­com­fort: Sa­muel L. Jack­son stars in ATimeToKil­l.

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