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When it comes to movies, there's something for everybody on SBS, SBS 2, NITV and On Demand. Find out what's screening where and when.
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13 Oct 2015 - 3:55 PM  UPDATED 26 Oct 2015 - 9:37 AM

Monday, 19 October

The Ruins

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA/Germany/Australia, 2008
Director: Carter Smith
Starring: Shawn Ashmore, Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone
What's it about?
Based on the best-selling novel from Acadamy Award nominated screenwriter Scott Smith, The Ruins follows a group of vacationing friends who visit a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle and are quickly entangled in a brutal struggle for survival against the evils hidden within.

SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Slayhem

Afterparty

10:05pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Spain, 2013
Director: Miguel Larraya
Starring: Luis Fernández, Alicia Sanz, Rocío León
What's it about?
Carlos, a TV star and teen idol, is invited to a wild party packed with girls and excesses of all kinds. The morning after, he wakes up trapped in a sinister house with three girls that he had several encounters with the previous night. With communication cut off and escape impossible, they come to realise that they are not alone in this house and they may never be able to escape.

SBS 2 Movies for Mondays: Slayhem

The Candidate

12:00am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Denmark, 2008
Director: Kasper Barfoed
Starring: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Laura Christensen, David Dencik
What's it about?
Defence attorney Jonas Bechmann is a man of the system - until the day he is accused of murder. With all the evidence stacked against him, Jonas goes on the run and becomes a pawn in a very sadistic game which leads him back to the murder of his own father a year and a half earlier.

 

Wednesday, 21 October

Night of the Creeps

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1986
Director: Fred Dekker
Starring: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall
What's it about? 
This '80s gem is set in a small-town college, facing an invasion by creepy-crawly creatures that transform all young people into dead people. In 1959, Johnny and his girlfriend are enjoying Lover's Lane one evening, when the young man's attention is diverted to an evil light. He leaves to explore it, never to return. Twenty-seven years later, two college boys find Johnny's frozen body. When he thaws out, a reign of terror begins as the mysterious creeps leave his brain, permeating the bodies of other frat boys and sorority girls, making zombies of their prey.

SBS 2: Wednesday Movie Slayhem

The ABCs of Death

10:05pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA/NZ, 2012
Directors: Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, + 25 more
Starring: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González, Kyra Zagorsky
What's it about? 
Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. Inspired by children's educational books, this ambitious anthology film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet.

SBS 2: Wednesday Movie Slayhem

Mother Fish

12:10am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Australia, 2009
Director: Khoa Do
Starring: Hieu Phan, Vico Thai, Sheena Pham, Kathy Nguyen
What's it about?
The story of four refugees fleeing Vietnam in 1980, Mother Fish goes inside the mind of Kim, one of the survivors. The present melds with the past as unassuming factory worker Kim relives the harrowing sea journey that she and her sister undertook in a creaky river boat in search of a better life.

Read 5-star review
Watch interview with director Khoa Do and E.P. Matthew Reilly

Red Like the Sky

1:50am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Italy, 2006
Director: Cristiano Bortone
Starring: Luca Capriotti, Francesco Campobasso, Marco Cocci
What's it about?
Inspired by the true story of Mirco Mencacci, one of the most gifted Italian sound editors working today. This touching journey follows a young boy as he learns to cope with blindness after a gunshot accident that damages his eyesight. Winner of 15 film awards, including the Audience Award at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival.

  

Thursday, 22 October

Dogtown and Z-Boys

9:30pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 2001
Director: Stacy Peralta
Starring: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Craig Stecyk, Tony Hawk
What's it about?
Using a mix of film the Zephyr skateboard team shot in the 1970s by Craig Stecyk and more recent interviews, this documentary tells the story of a roup of teenage surfers and skateboarders and their influence on the history of skateboarding and surfing culture. Narrated by Sean Penn.

Read review

 

Friday, 23 October

Killing Them Softly

8:30pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2012
Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
When rival crook Johnny Amato hatches a plan to rob a card game run by mob lackey Markie, he picks a low-rent thug named Frankie to do the job. Frankie picks a less-than-ideal partner to help him, but despite their combined incompetence, they manage to make off with the mob's money. In retaliation, Markie's bosses hire Jackie Cogan, a mob enforcer, to eradicate those responsible.

Read review: Crafty heist thriller takes its cues from Wall Street
SBS: Life of Crime Season

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

10:00pm, SBS 2

M
Hong Kong, 2000
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Chen Chang
What's it about?
When a politician's daughter steals a legendary warrior's precious sword, a sequence of events is triggered to recover the sword, which leads to a deadly encounter with the thief's witch-like minder. From renowned director Ang Lee, the film received four Academy Awards in 2001, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Review
SBS 2: Kung Fu Fridays Season

Vampyros Lesbos

10:50pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Germany/Spain, 1971
Director: Jesus Franco
Starring: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller
What's it about?
Count Dracula's descendant, Nadine Countess Korody, entices young women to her isolated island, then seduces and kills them in order to remain young. A lawyer, Linda Westinghouse, becomes fascinated with Nadine, when visiting her about an inheritance from the Dracula family. Linda becomes her newest victim, giving her blood to Nadine, but now she must try and save herself from joining the vampire world forever.

Sin Nombre

12:25am, SBS

MA15+
Mexico, 2009
Director: Cary Fukunaga
Starring: Kristian Ferrer, Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores
What's it about?
In this epic dramatic thriller, a Honduran teenager reunites with her long-estranged father and attempts to emigrate to America with him in order to start a new life. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and winner of the Directing Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Monsters

2:10am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
UK, 2010
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able
What's it about?
After NASA discovered the possibility of alien life in our solar system, a probe is sent out to collect samples but crash lands on re-entry over Mexico. Soon after, new life forms begin to appear in Mexico and half the country is quarantined as an infected zone. Essentially, Monsters is a kind, touching and romantic film about two people that bond under extraordinary circumstance.

Read interview with Gareth Edwards
Read 4-star review

 

Saturday, 24 October

The Last King of Scotland

M
UK, 2006
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Starring: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson
What's it about?
While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan becomes the personal physician and close confidante of dictator Idi Amin. Although at first Dr. Garrigan feels flattered by his new position of power, he soon comes to realize that Amin's rule is soaked in blood, and that he is complicit in the atrocities. Garrigan faces the fight of his life as he tries to escape Amin's grasp.

SBS: True Stories Season

Dredd

9:30pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2012
Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Karl Urban, Lena Heady, Olivia Thrilby, Domhnall Gleeson
What's it about?
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. 

Shooting Dogs

9:30pm, NITV
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK/Germany, 2005
Director:
 Michael Caton-Jones
Starring:
 John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz
What's it about?
An exhausted priest and a young idealistic teacher find themselves caught in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and must choose whether to stay with the thousands about to be massacred or flee to safety.

The Angels' Share

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

MA15+
UK, 2012
Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Roger Allam, John Henshaw, Paul Brannigan
What's it about?
The story of a young Glaswegian father who narrowly avoids a prison sentence. He is determined to turn over a new leaf and when he and his friends visit a whisky distillery, a route to a new life becomes apparent. This comedy directed by legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2012.

Read review

R

2:25am, SBS 2

MA15+
Denmark, 2010
Directors: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Starring: Pilou Asbaek, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Jacob Gredsted
What's it about?
This Danish film delves into the violent reality of prison life like few others have dared. Rune, a cocky young hood and recent arrival at a maximum security prison, struggles to comes to terms with his new existence at the bottom of the pecking order. However, when he becomes involved in the prison's drug trade, he makes some powerful friends - and enemies. Winner of Best Film at the 2011 Danish Bodil Awards.

 

Sunday, 25 October

Gridlock'd

NITV, 9:30pm

MA15+
USA, 1997
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Starring: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton
What's it about?
After a friend overdoses, two heroin addicts, Spoon and Stretch, decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government-funded rehab program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another, while being chased by drug dealers and the police.

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Just Like Me

1:25am, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Argentina, 2009
Director: Diego Kaplan
Starring: Gabriel Chame Buendía, Claudia Fontán, Adrián Suar, Florencia Bertotti
What's it about?
A womanising 41-year-old Casanova nicknamed 'The King of the Night' becomes a grandfather overnight when a 23-year-old pregnant daughter he never knew he had tracks him down. The third highest-grossing film at the Latin American box office in 2010.

Changing Sides

2:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2008
Director: Pascale Pouzadoux
Starring: Dany Boon, Sophie Marceau, Antoine Duléry
What's it about?
To save their marriage, Ariane and Hugo decide to exchange their lives for a year. She suddenly finds herself at the head of a construction equipment rental company and he tries to take the role of a house-calling jewellery salesman. But is life really better when you live it on the other side of the bed?