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Tropic Thun­der 8.15pm beIN Movies Com­edy

A SOME­TIMES hi­lar­i­ous send-up of self-ab­sorbed film stars and gung-ho war movies.

Pam­pered ac­tors hit big trou­ble mak­ing a movie about the Viet­nam War.

They are at­tacked by a drug lord who mis­takes them for nar­cotics en­force­ment agents.

In 2008, Ben Stiller co-wrote, di­rected and starred in this ex­u­ber­ant may­hem.

He plays fad­ing ac­tion hero Tugg Speed­man. This dimwit’s co-stars are flat­u­lent, heroin ad­dict Jeff Port­noy alias Jack Black, and Os­car-ob­sessed Aussie ham ac­tor Kirk Lazarus, alias Robert Downey Jr.

Downey gets most laughs as a method ac­tor so ded­i­cated he has his skin sur­gi­cally dyed to play a black GI.

A laugh-out-loud high spot is a flash­back to Downey in Satan’s Al­ley, that won the MTV award for Best Kiss. In this saga of for­bid­den love, me­di­ae­val monks ex­change lust­ful glances and hun­gry lip-twitches as they fon­dle each other’s rosaries.

In Viet­nam, Steve Coogan plays neu­rotic di­rec­tor Damien Cock­burn, who runs out of cash and tem­po­rar­ily aban­dons his stars to raise fresh funds.

Ra­dio Times said: “The gags are some­times silly but of­ten bril­liant, spoof­ing ev­ery war movie cliché with­out un­der­min­ing the thrill of the ad­ven­ture.”

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2007 Os­car-win­ning thriller. A hunter finds drug money and is pur­sued by a psy­cho. With Javier Bar­dem. 5.30pm beIN Movies Stars

No Coun­try For Old Men. Thor Rag­narok.

2017 fan­tasy. Chris Hemsworth tries to stop his evil sis­ter tak­ing over the city of get back to As­gard. With Cate Blanchett. 5.35pm beIN Movies Pre­mier 2

Dou­ble Jeop­ardy.

1999 thriller. A woman framed for mur­der by her hus­band seeks re­venge. With Ash­ley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. 6pm beIN Movies Ac­tion 2

1988 fan­tasy. Dwarf, War­wick Davis, saves an aban­doned baby. With Val Kilmer and Joanne Whal­ley. 8pm beIN Movies Ac­tion 2


1994 thriller. Three Ed­in­burgh room­mates find a dead man and a suit­case full of money. With Ewan McGregor. 9.50pm beIN Movies Stars

Shal­low Grave.

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