WEEK IN MOVIES

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News - WITH LEIGH PAATSCH

SUN­DAY BOWL­ING FOR COLUMBINE 8.30PM, SBS ★★★★

This hell-rais­ing and heart­break­ing doco is a sting­ing in­dict­ment of Amer­i­can so­ci­ety’s ob­ses­sion with its right to bear arms. Ir­ra­tionally, in­ci­sive in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism which en­ter­tains as it in­forms. In­ter­est­ingly, Kmart in the US stopped selling am­mu­ni­tion after Michael Moore took his cam­eras to their cor­po­rate HQ.

MON­DAY SING 7.30PM, FOX­TEL’S FAM­ILY ★★★

Along with La La Land and Moana, this was an­other lively movie mu­si­cal of­fer­ing from 2016. Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughe­y) is a the­atre owner who has fallen on hard times. A koala with an Amer­i­can ac­cent, his bright idea to save the day is to stage a singing con­test for all com­ers, al­low­ing for a set list of one catchy cover after an­other.

TUES­DAY HOR­RI­BLE BOSSES 2 8.30PM, 7FLIX ★★

After bud­dies Nick (Ja­son Bate­man), Dale (Char­lie Day) and Kurt (Ja­son Sudeikis) con­spired to mur­der their em­ploy­ers, the boys re­turn to forge a busi­ness to­gether. When their first deal back­fires, they hatch a plan to ex­tort a wealthy ty­coon by kid­nap­ping his son. Co-stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx and Jen­nifer Anis­ton.

WED­NES­DAY THE BOOK OF ELI 9PM, 9GO! ★★★

A pulpy, post-apoc­a­lyp­tic thriller pitches a well-cast Den­zel Wash­ing­ton as a de­fi­ant no­mad who hap­pens to own the last Bible on a nuke-rav­aged Earth. A notso-re­li­gious Gary Old­man wants to have a read, and will kill for the priv­i­lege. Per­fect for ac­tion fans.

THURS­DAY SNOW­DEN 1.10PM, FOX­TEL’S MAS­TER­PIECE ★★

An un­even biopic of one of re­cent his­tory’s most fas­ci­nat­ing fig­ures. In 2013, for­mer CIA op­er­a­tive Ed­ward Snow­den (Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt) leaked a bl­iz­zard of se­cret doc­u­ments ex­pos­ing the US gov­ern­ment’s wide­spread sur­veil­lance of its own cit­i­zens (and a fair whack of the rest of the world, too).

FRI­DAY JA­SON BOURNE 12.35PM, AC­TION/AD­VEN­TURE ★★★

Tem­per­a­tures are ris­ing at po­lit­i­cal hotspots all over Europe. Big data is screw­ing the lit­tle guy. The US feds are get­ting car­ried away with thug­gishly polic­ing the western world. The per­fect time for famed am­ne­siac as­sas­sin Ja­son Bourne (Matt Da­mon) to make his re­turn. Co-stars Ali­cia Vikan­der.

SAT­UR­DAY AN­I­MAL KING­DOM 11.20PM, SBS VICE­LAND ★★★★

A gritty, highly at­mo­spheric crime drama that makes the Un­der­belly TV fran­chise look like a grotesque car­toon. An­i­mal King­dom is sure to leave view­ers both im­pressed and dis­tressed by what they see. A bril­liant en­sem­ble cast is headed by Ben Men­del­sohn and an Os­carnom­i­nated Jacki Weaver.

Catchy: Matthew McConaughe­y voices Buster the koala in Sing.

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