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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television Free To Air -

Tom Cruise has suf­fered more than his share of slings and ar­rows across his ca­reer. But still, au­thor Lee Child’s com­ments about his dump­ing from the Jack Reacher (Sun­day, 9pm, Nine)(not QLD, SA or WA) fran­chise must have stung. The au­thor of more than 23 books in the se­ries said last year: “I re­ally en­joyed work­ing with Cruise … But ul­ti­mately the read­ers are right. The size of Reacher is re­ally, re­ally im­por­tant and it’s a big com­po­nent of who he is. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn’t have that phys­i­cal­ity.” Child added that they wanted to take the fran­chise to Netflix: “Long-form stream­ing tele­vi­sion, with a com­pletely new ac­tor.” With M. Night Shya­malan’s Glass soon to premiere in cin­e­mas, check out the mem­o­rable first film in what is re­ferred to as the Eas­trail 177 Tril­ogy, Un­break­able (Wednesday, 8.30pm, 10 Peach). It stars Bruce Wil­lis as David Dunn, a se­cu­rity guard with su­per­hero abil­i­ties, along­side Robin Wright and Sa­muel L. Jack­son. When you in­clude the ads, The Hob­bit: An Un­ex­pected Jour­ney (Saturday, 7pm, GO!) be­comes a 3½-hour in­vest­ment. To wit: it is only the first third of the story. Yet some­thing about Peter Jack­son’s vi­sion of Mid­dle Earth keeps pulling au­di­ences back.

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