SKY MOVIES GREATS – Friday 14 August, from 6.40pm
O BROTHER, WHERE ARE THOU? (HD), 6.40pm
Based loosely on Homer’s Odyssey, this Coen Bros’ gem follows the misadventures of escaped con Ulysses Everett McGill (Academy Award®-winner George Clooney), and his none-too-bright sidekicks Pete (John Turturro) and Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson). The trio tries to make its way back to Ulysses’ Penelope (Oscar®-winner Holly Hunter) before she can marry again, bungling into sirens, seers, and cyclopses (John Goodman) as they stay one step ahead of the law and inadvertently become singing sensations as The Soggy Bottom Boys! Spot-on performances, fantastic music, and a great script by Oscar®-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen make “O Brother” hilarious viewing.
OCEAN’S ELEVEN (HD), 8.30pm
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle go for broke to pull off the most sophisticated and daring Las Vegas casino heist ever. Less than 24 hours after being paroled, charismatic Danny Ocean (George Clooney) handpicks a top-notch team of smooth operators to pocket $150 million–in one night! The ‘mark’: ruthless entrepreneur Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia). Benedict controls three of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas… and, Ocean’s sexy ex-wife (Julia Roberts). In any other place they’d be bad guys, but Ocean and his crew stick to the rules: Don’t hurt anybody. Don’t steal from anyone who doesn’t deserve it. And play the game like you’ve got nothing to lose. Are you in or out?