• Blow Out, Godzilla: resurrection, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (SBS Movies)
When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS VICELAND, NITV and SBS On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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4 Sep 2017 - 11:14 AM  UPDATED 4 Sep 2017 - 11:14 AM

Heartbreaker
SBS VICELAND, 12pm

M
France, 2010
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Starring: Julie Ferrier, Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis
What's it about?
Your only daughter is madly in love with an absolute fool, your sister has just got engaged to a stupid lout, and your best friend is going out with a jerk. What can you do? Turn to professional homewrecker Alex Lippi (Romain Duris). His method is seduction, but he only breaks up couples when the woman is unhappy. His new target is Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), a free-spirited and independent heiress. 

Heartbreaker delivers despite the rules of rom-coms
Heartbreaker Review

Blow Out
SBS VICELAND, 8.30pm

MA 15+
United States of America, 1981
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz 
What's it about?
Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on B-grade horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for 'Co-ed Frenzy' when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Was it a tyre blow out or a political assassination? Curiosity gets the better of him when the media becomes involved, and he begins to unravel the pieces of a nefarious conspiracy. As he struggles to survive against his shadowy enemies and expose the truth, he does not know whom he can trust.

Dressed to Kill
SBS VICELAND, 10.35pm

MA15
United States of America, 1980
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Brian De Palma
Starring: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies, Ken Baker, Susanna Clemm, Brandon Maggart, Amalie Collier, Mary Davenport, Anneka Di Lorenzo, Norman Evans, Robbie L. McDermott
What's it about?
Michael Caine is a psychiatrist who fears an ex-patient may be homicidal. The woman steals a weapon from his office and murders one of his patients, and now she's after the sex worker who witnessed it.


Tuesday September 5

Salami Aleikum
SBS VICELAND, 12pm

M
Germany, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: German, Persian-Farsi
Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi
Starring: Navid Akhavan, Anna Böger, Michael Niavarani, Wolfgang Stumph
What's it about?
To save the family's butchery from ruin, Mohsen (Navid Akhavan) heads to Poland to buy low-priced sheep. During his overland trip Mohsen pauses in eastern Germany and falls in love with former shot-putter Ana (Anna Böger). The villagers think Mohsen is from a wealthy Persian textile dynasty who could save the village. Mohsen becomes increasingly popular until his father (Michael Niavarani) appears.


Wednesday September 5

Vargas: Neptune's Thunder - Part 1
SBS VICELAND, 12pm

M
France, 2017
Language: French
Director: Josée Dayan
Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade
What's it about?
Police Captain Adamsberg must re-open a mysterious old murder case connected to the disappearance of his brother.

Godzilla: Resurgence
SBS VICELAND, 8.30pm

M
Japan, 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
Language: English, Japanese
Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi, Katsuro Onoue
Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Satomi Ishihara, Yutaka Takenouchi, Kengo Kora, Matsuo Satoru, Mikako Ichikawa, Kazuo Takahashi, Kanji Tsuda, Shinya Tsukamoto, Toru Nomaguchi
What's it about?
It's a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different; something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake.  As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side - the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

Godzilla; Resurgence review: A monster movie in touch with the times

'Shin Godzilla' (2016)

Thursday 7 September

No Return 
SBS VICELAND, 12pm

M
Argentina, 2010
Genre: Thriller
Language: Spanish
Director: Miguel Cohan
Starring: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Martin Slipak, Bárbara Goenaga
What's it about?
When a young boy on a bike is killed in a hit and run, his devastated father will do anything to bring the driver to justice. While the real killer is convinced by his family and lawyers to keep quiet, a series of unfortunate events lead an innocent man to be accused. 

 

Monsters
SBS, 12:20am

M
United Kingdom, 2010
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able
What's it about?
In 2009, NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples from Europa, Jupiter’s moon, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear there and half of Mexico was quarantined as an Infected Zone. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain 'the creatures'... Later, a US photojournalist Andrew Kaulder (Scoot McNairy) agrees to escort a shaken American tourist Sam Wynden (Whitney Able) through the infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.

Monsters: Gareth Edwards interview
Monsters Review


Fri September 8

Agent Hamilton 2
SBS VICELAND, 12pm

Sweden, 2013
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: Swedish, Arabic, English
Director: Tobias Falk
Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Steven Waddington, Saba Mubarak, Frida Hallgren, Reuben Sallmander, John Light
What's it about?
Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of international contacts, Hamilton manages to get them on track. Hamilton, along with some military colleagues, plans a daring rescue mission.

Shorts

PG
USA, 2009
Genre: Family
Language: English
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, James Spader, William H. Macy
What's it about?
11-year-old Toe Thompson is the designated punching bag for the teenaged bullies of the suburban community of Black Falls, where his and everyone else's parents work for Black Box Industries, makers of the do-it-all gadget that's sweeping the nation. But during a freak storm, a mysterious Rainbow Rock, which grants wishes to anyone who finds it, falls from the sky. Suddenly, the neighborhood is after Toe's magic rock so they can wish for world domination. Toe must risk it all so he can stop the grown ups from taking the stone and carrying out world domination with the help of some kids and a cigar smoking baby names Ted.

Shorts Review

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
SBS, 8.40pm

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer, Robin Wright
What's it about?
Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is a financial reporter determined to restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden’s wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved niece, Harriet – murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family – the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of what awaits him. At the same time, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) review

Naked Ambition 3D

MA15+
Hong Kong, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Cantonese, Japanese
Director: Lee Kung Lok
Starring: Chapman To, Josie Ho, Tatsumi Yui
What's it about?
When some buddies from Hong Kong come together to finance to a pornographic video production in Japan, it all seems it so easy. But their get rich quick scheme hits a snag when their male lead quits on the first day, forcing one of them to take his place. Wyman (Chapman To) reluctantly accepts the role – and surprisingly becomes an adult film star in Japan and at home.

Naked Ambition 3D Review

 

Saturday 9 September

The Devil's Double

MA
UK, 2000
Genre: Drama, Biography
Language: English
Director: Lee Tamahori
Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Philip Quast, Raad Rawi, Khalid Laith, Mimoun Oaïssa
What's it about?
Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein’s world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper), is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Uday’s 'fiday’ – his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.

The Black Balloon
SBS, 11.50pm

M
Australia, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Elissa Down
Starring: Gemma Ward, Rhys Wakefield, Toni Collette
What's it about?
A drama about the travails of a suburban Aussie family, and in particular the struggles of teenager Thomas (Rhys Wakefield), who is largely responsible for the care of his autistic brother, Charlie (Luke Ford).

The Black Balloon Review
The Black Balloon Review

Melancholia
SBS, 1.35am (Sun)

M
Denmark, 2011
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Lars Von Trier
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg
What's it about?
Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgard) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth. Kirsten Dunst won Best Actress at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for her performance. 

Melancholia: Planetary matters of the mind
Melancholia Review