WEEK IN MOVIES NIGHT AT THE MU­SEUM 2 KILL BILL: VOL. 2 GLAD­I­A­TOR THE MEDDLER CHICAGO ARBITRAGE

WITH LEIGH PAATSCH MOULIN ROUGE!

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SUN­DAY

2.55PM, FOX­TEL MOVIES RO­MANCE ★★★

Big, bold and brassy, mu­si­cal Moulin Rouge! tells the doomed love story of an as­pir­ing writer, Chris­tian (Ewan McGregor) and a maneat­ing dance­hall diva, Sa­tine (Ni­cole Kid­man) in turnof-the-20th cen­tury-Paris. Di­rec­tor Baz Luhrmann’s stun­ning use of sets, props and cos­tumes makes this an un­for­get­table cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence.

MON­DAY ★★★

It’s been three years since the ex­hibits of New York’s Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory first came to life. Now, night watch man-turned­busi­ness man Larry Da­ley (Ben Stiller) is tasked with res­cu­ing his old mates Teddy Roo­sevelt (Robin Wil­liams) and Jede­diah Smith (Owen Wil­son), and their friends from stor­age at Wash­ing­ton’s Smith­so­nian Mu­seum.

TUES­DAY ★★★★

When we last parted com­pany with wronged fe­male as­sas­sin The Bride (Uma Thur­man), it was a case of “two down, three to go’’ in her quest to erad­i­cate the hit squad which killed her fi­ance and un­born child in Vol.1. Master writer-di­rec­tor Quentin Tarantino has toned down the gore here, but that is not to say the se­quel is any less ex­cit­ing.

WED­NES­DAY ★★★

Where does one start in de­scrib­ing the great­ness of this movie? Ri­d­ley Scott’s his­tor­i­cal epic Glad­i­a­tor charts the many moun­tain­ous ups and downs in the life of Max­imus (Rus­sell Crowe), the for­mer leader of the Ro­man Army. Max­imus plum­mets from po­ten­tial ruler to slave, thanks to the con­niv­ing of a new em­peror, Com­modus (Joaquin Phoenix).

THURS­DAY ★★★

Su­san Saran­don plays a re­cent wi­dow named Marnie who moves from New Jer­sey to LA to be closer to her only child Lori (Aus­tralia’s Rose Byrne). Now she is re­sid­ing at close range, Marnie can de­vote ev­ery wak­ing mo­ment to re­lent­lessly bom­bard­ing her scriptwrit­er daugh­ter with text mes­sages, voice­mails and unan­nounced drop-ins.

FRI­DAY ★★★★

A rous­ing ren­di­tion of the hit stage mu­si­cal. The star pair­ing of Renée Zell­weger and Cather­ine Zeta-Jones as du­elling homi­ci­dal hoofers from the jazz era is tremen­dous, with added oomph from Richard Gere as their show­boat­ing lawyer. Ex­pect a jam-packed line-up of gen­uine show-stop­pers.

SATUR­DAY ★★★

Robert Miller (Richard Gere) is a “wiz­ard of Wall Street’’ with a se­cret $400 mil­lion hole in his books. He’s try­ing to keep up ap­pear­ances de­spite re­peated vis­its from a very ag­i­tated de­tec­tive af­ter he is im­pli­cated in the death of an artist. A rip­ping tale of high fi­nance and low ethics.

Spec­tac­u­lar: Ni­cole Kid­man and Ewan McGregor star in MoulinRoug­e.

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