• Guillaume Gallienne, Pierre Niney in 'Yves Saint-Laurent' (2013) (SBS Movies)
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9 Jan 2017 - 5:07 PM  UPDATED 13 Jan 2017 - 1:56 PM

Monday 9 January

Killer Joe

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple
What's it about?
Desperate for dough, degenerate drug dealer Chris Smith hatches a plan with his moronic father and stepmother, to have his mother murdered and split the 50-grand insurance payout. Enter 'Killer' Joe Cooper, a smooth-talkin' local cop with a profitable sideline as a hitman. Nothing's that simple of course, and once Joe's lecherous eye lands on Chris' virginal sister, things go from bad to extremely worse for everyone.

Killer Joe Review

 

Tuesday 10 January

The Harder They Come

10:10pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Jamaica, 1972
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Music
Language: English
Director: Perry Henzell
Starring: Jimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw
What's it about?
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as Ivan Martin, an aspiring young singer who leaves his rural village for the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica hoping to make a name for himself. However he soon finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.

Shine

11:50pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
Australia, 1996
Genre: Music, Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: Scott Hicks
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave, Noah Taylor
What's it about?
Inspired by the true story of Australian piano prodigy David Helfgott, this film follows his journey from a childhood dominated by an overbearing father to his nervous breakdown as a young adult. Years later he would return to the piano and to popular acclaim in concert halls around the world. Directed by Scott Hicks and stars Geoffrey Rush in his Oscar-winning role.

Shine: Cheat Sheet
Shine review: Mature, intelligent and profoundly moving

 

Wednesday 11 January

Piranha 3D

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2010
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Richard Dreyfuss, Jerry O'Connell, Adam Scott
What's it about?
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Piranha 3D Review

Nothing Bad Can Happen

11:40pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Germany, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: German
Director: Katrin Gebbe
Starring: Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Geršak, Annika Kuhl
What's it about?
Inspired by horrifying true events, Tore, a young lost soul involved with an underground Christian punk movement, falls in with a dysfunctional family who test his seemingly unwavering faith. 

 

Thursday 12 January

Haeundae

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Korea, 2009
Genre: Adventure, Action
Language: Korean
Director: Je-gyun Yun
Starring: Yeong-ju Seo, Ji-won Ha, Joong-Hoon Park, Jeong-hwa Eom
What's it about?
When geologist Kim Hwi discovers a super tsunami is heading towards a popular resort off the coast of South Korea, the authorities ignore his pleas to evacuate the surrounding areas. Racing to the resort to save his ex-wife and daughter who live there, Hwi finds they only have ten minutes to escape before the giant wave hits the town.

Haeundae Review

Half Baked

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1998
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Tamra Davis
Starring: Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz, Jim Breuer, Snoop Dogg
What's it about?
This high-as-a-kite comedy centres around three hapless New York City friends who turn to dealing drugs after their friend and roommate is arrested for accidentally killing a police horse. 

 

Friday 13 January

Yves Saint Laurent

8:40pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
France, Belgium, 2014
Genre: Biography, Drama
Language: French, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Japanese
Director: Jalil Lespert
Starring: Pierre Niney, Guilaume Gallienne, Charlotte Bon, Laura Smet
What's it about?
A biopic on the life of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, starting from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

Yves Saint Laurent Review
SBS: Genius movie season

Tai Chi Hero

10:45pm, SBS VICELAND
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
China, 2000
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Mandarin
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Daniel Wu, Qi Shu, Tony Leung Ka Fai
What's it about?
This saga continues the story of Yang Luchan, a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travelled to Chen Village to learn the art of Tai Chi. Luchan finds out the hard way that it is forbidden for a villager to teach an outsider. But when a terrifying army of soldiers shows up, the villagers realise that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider.

Tai Chi Hero Review

We 3

11:10pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Brazil, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese
Director: Thiango Dottori, Nando Olival
Starring: Gabriel Godoy, Victor Mendes, Juliana Schalch
What's it about?
Camila, Rafael and Cazé all arrive from different parts of Brazil to attend college in São Paulo. Meeting one night at a party, they instantly connect and quickly move into a big apartment together. Soon they are spending every minute together, and are simply known to others as ‘The Three’. There is only one rule: that no sex should ever get in the way of their friendship. But this rule turns out to be a little more complicated than anticipated.

 

Saturday 14 January

Aliens

8:30pm, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
USA, 1986
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Language: English
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton
What's it about?
Ellen Ripley, is the last surviving crew member of a corporate spaceship destroyed after an attack by a vicious, virtually unbeatable alien life form. After 50 years adrift in space, Ripley fights depression until she is informed that trouble is again brewing on the planet where her crew came to grief. Ripley acts as an advisor to the investigating marines, and predicts disaster.

SBS VICELAND: Aliens movie season
Aliens review: Breathlessly exciting from start to finish

Eight Legged Freaks

11:00pm, SBS VICELAND
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2002
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Ellory Elkayem
Starring: David Arquette, Scarlett Johansson, Scott Terra
What's it about?
The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of trucks. It's up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilise the townspeople into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged creatures.

Eight Legged Freaks Review
SBS VICELAND: Aliens movie season

 

Sunday 15 January

5th World

9:30pm, NITV
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2005
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English, Navajo
Director: Blackhorse Lowe
Starring: James June, Livandrea Knoki, Carmelita B. Lowe
What's it about?
Two young Navajos hitch hike home through the Navajo reservation, falling in love along the way.

The Battle of the Sexes

11:40pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
UK, 2013
Genre: Documentary, History, Sport
Language: English
Director: James Erskine
Starring: Amanda Edwards, Bobby Riggs, Billie Jean King
What's it about?
Forty years after the historic tennis matches between feminist icon and champion player Billie Jean King and noted chauvinist, provocateur and former pro Bobby Riggs, director James Erskine looks back at the circus that surrounded the 1973 event and its legacy in advancing the rights of female athletes.

The Battle of the Sexes Review

Hidden Diary

1:10am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Julie Lopes-Curval
Starring: Marina Hands, Marie-Josée Croze, Catherine Deneuve
What's it about?
Pregnant and living in Canada, Audrey visits her parents in the small French town of her birth. Over the holiday, she comes to learn the story of the grandmother who gave up her family, left, and never returned - and in doing so compels another revelation from her own mother.

 

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