Movies

SKY MOVIES GREATS – Sunday 20 January, 8.30pm

Horror: From filmmaker Sam Raimi and acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Shimizu comes a terrifying tale of horror. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.

SKY MOVIES – Sunday 20 January, 8.30pm

Action/Comedy: Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back…in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency and the future of humankind.

SKY MOVIES – Sunday 20 January, 5.00pm

Family: In an inspiring story of the bond between animals and humans, a boy named Sawyer discovers an injured dolphin, who is brought to a marine hospital and named Winter. Unfortunately, her injuries cost Winter her tail, without which she may not survive. But with Sawyer’s devotion, a marine biologist’s (Harry Connick Jr.) expertise and the brilliance of a prosthetist (Morgan Freeman) charged with creating a new tail, Winter may receive a second chance at life.

MGM – Saturday 19 January, 8.30pm

Crime: Love And A .45 centres on philosophically inclined thief Watty Watts (Gil Bellows), who believes in a little robbery but not real violence. An ill-advised collaboration with a crazed, drugged-out biker (Rory Cochrane) ends badly, however, forcing Watty to go on the run. In her first lead feature role, Renee Zellweger stars as Watty’s girlfriend Starlene who joins him on the road, and the two become media darlings thanks to television coverage of their flight from the law.

TCM – Saturday 19 January, 8.30pm

Drama: Jack Albertson delivers an Academy Award-winning performance alongside Patricia Neal and Martin Sheen in a tour de force adaptation of Frank D. Gilroy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play – The Subject was Roses. It’s Timmy Cleary’s (Sheen) first night back home in the Bronx after serving in the military, and his parents, Nettie and John (Neal and Albertson), desperately try to put a civil face on their bitterly disintegrating marriage. But the facade quickly shatters into an emotionally raw night for the family homecoming.

SKY MOVIES GREATS – Saturday 19 January, 8.30pm

Crime: A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period there are 24 abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy (Denzel Washington), a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin who has given up on life. Creasy’s friend Rayburn (Christopher Walken) brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy’s new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Despite being mortally wounded during the kidnapping, Creasy is a Man On Fire, as he vows to kill anyone involved in or profiting from the kidnapping.

RIALTO CHANNEL – Saturday 19 January, 8.30pm

Drama: Route Irish (a nickname for a deadly stretch of road between Baghdad airport and Iraq’s Green Zone) stars Mark Womack as Fergus, a hot-headed ex-SAS soldier who’s devastated by the death of his best friend Frankie, who came to Iraq to work alongside Fergus for a private contractor. Unable to shake the feeling that something’s not quite right with the official story, Fergus investigates and uncovers evidence that suggests Frankie might have been deliberately murdered. However, Fergus is unaware that the private companies behind the conspiracy will stop at nothing to get what they want and they soon bring in an enforcer to retrieve the video evidence by any means necessary. Meanwhile, Fergus also finds himself falling for Frankie’s widow Rachel and persuades her to help him as more evidence comes to light.

SKY MOVIES – Saturday 19 January, 4.40pm

Animated: A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it. Featuring the voices of Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin.

9:30pm Tuesday, January 29 on Prime

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LA cop John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone), nicknamed ‘Demolition Man’ due to his hands-on approach to law enforcement, is condemned to 70 years in the penal freezer after being set up by Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), public enemy number one. Halfway through his sentence both he and Phoenix are catapulted out of captivity, discovering their city has been transformed into a peaceful utopia. As a mysteriously pumped-up Phoenix carries on where he had left off 35 years earlier, Spartan teams up with a comparatively feisty cop (Sandra Bullock) to bring him to justice and expose the man who is engineering the whole scenario.

9:30pm Tuesday, January 22 on Prime

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Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter Video Game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the Game. Before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a “car” flying through space, chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion.