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Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World Three, 4pm Star­ring Jes­sica Alba. A mother who’s a re­tired CIA agent re­cruits two for­mer spy kids to help save the world. Not re­viewed.

King Kong Three, 7pm Star­ring Adrian Brody, Naomi Watts. Di­rec­tor Peter Jack­son’s child­hood dream re­alised is an adrenalin-fu­elled block­buster and an ab­so­lute feast for the eyes. ★★★★

RV TVNZ 2, 7pm

Star­ring Robin Wil­liams, Joanna Levesque. This cross-coun­try fam­ily hol­i­day flick is oc­ca­sion­ally funny, but you can’t build a movie around one star. ★★

A Troll In Cen­tral Park M ori TV, 7pm Voice Dom DeLuise. This 1994 an­i­mated movie about a troll ban­ished to New York is aimed at young chil­dren. ★★

Jimmy Neu­tron: Boy Ge­nius Choice, 7pm Voices Debi Der­ry­berry, Me­gan Ca­vanagh. Good, old-fash­ioned fam­ily fun with a boy ge­nius who must res­cue his par­ents af­ter they are ab­ducted by aliens. The hit Nick­elodeon TV se­ries was spun off from this charm­ing movie which it­self was a spin-off from a few 90s an­i­mated shorts. ★★★★

LBJ Sky Premiere, 8.30pm Star­ring Michael Statl-David, Woody Har­rel­son. This biopic fleshes out the man who re­placed JFK with a defin­ing per­for­mance by Woody Har­rel­son, with­out delv­ing too deeply into a po­lar­is­ing pres­i­dency. ★★★

Hedd Wyn M ori TV, 8.30pm Star­ring Huw Gar­mon. A Welsh lan­guage film about real-life poet El­lis Humphrey Evans, who en­listed in the Bri­tish Army dur­ing World War I de­spite his paci­fist lean­ings, only to be killed at Pass­chen­daele. It’s a som­bre pe­riod drama, cap­tur­ing the feel­ings of many Welsh peo­ple of the time. ★★★★

The Or­anges Choice, 8.30pm Star­ring Hugh Lau­rie, Leighton Meester. Provoca­tively plot­ted but in­ad­e­quately scripted dram­edy in which two mem­bers of two dif­fer­ent fam­i­lies who are close friends take their close­ness to in­ap­pro­pri­ate lev­els – much to the cha­grin of most of the other fam­ily mem­bers. ★★ Twi­light Bravo, 8.30pm Star­ring Kris­ten Ste­wart, Robert Pat­tin­son. The vam­pires here are a far cry from the ones of hor­ror movies and Twi­light is aimed squarely at a young teen au­di­ence. ★★★

Fool’s Gold TVNZ 2, 8.45pm

Star­ring Kate Hud­son, Matthew McConaughey. Rel­a­tively shal­low ro­man­tic com­edy with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hud­son as would-be trea­sure hun­ters. While these two proved they can de­liver the chem­istry in How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, some­thing is sadly lack­ing here. ★★

Con­cus­sion TVNZ 1, 9pm

Star­ring Will Smith, Alec Bald­win. When Bennett Omalu, a Pittsburgh pathol­o­gist, first asked some hard ques­tions in 2002 af­ter ex­am­in­ing a NFL player who had died at 50 with se­vere brain dam­age, he came un­der con­sid­er­able pres­sure to back off. Smith does a great job as Omalu, although the in­her­ent sub­ject ma­te­rial does get over­shad­owed by the per­son­al­i­ties. ★★★

Signs TVNZ Duke, 9.20pm

Star­ring Mel Gib­son, Joaquin Phoenix. What starts out as an eerie, sus­pense­ful tale

about a dis­il­lu­sioned for­mer man of the cloth, who dis­cov­ers crop cir­cles in his fields, is badly let down by a less-than-sat­is­fy­ing con­clu­sion. ★★★

Lin­coln Three, 10.30pm Star­ring Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis plays a US Pres­i­dent unswerv­ing in his de­sire to end slav­ery while wrestling with the un­think­able truth that he might fail. Over­all, this is a rare, in­tel­li­gent piece of cinema. ★★★★★

Ad­dicted To Love TVNZ 2, 10.55pm

Star­ring Matthew Brod­er­ick, Meg Ryan. Dark, slightly twisted com­edy about two dumped exes who plot re­venge against their for­mer lovers. ★★★

Cra­dle 2 The Grave TVNZ 2, 12.45am (Sun­day)

Star­ring Jet Li, DMX. When a jewel thief’s daugh­ter is kid­napped, he forges an un­likely al­liance with a govern­ment agent in a bid to track down both the girl and some di­a­monds. ★★

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