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7 Jan 2016 - 11:51 AM  UPDATED 18 Jan 2016 - 9:35 AM

Monday 11 January

Melancholia

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

M
Denmark, 2011
Director: Lars Von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland
What's it about?
Two sisters, Justine and Claire, find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth, and depressive newlywed Justine finds herself oddly well equipped to face the end of humankind. 

Melancholia: Planetary matters of the mind
Melancholia Review

Me Too

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Spain, 2009
Director: Álvaro Pastor, Antonio Naharro
Starring: Pablo Pineda, Lola Dueñas
What's it about?
This touching Spanish drama delves into the life of Daniel, a young man with Down Syndrome. Highly intelligent and largely independent, Daniel doesn't fit the usual stereotype. Outside of his loving family, however, he struggles to find the intimacy he craves. When he develops romantic feelings for a co-worker that are not reciprocated, his frustration builds as the world refuses to see past his condition. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

 

Tuesday 12 January

The Bone Man

11:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Austria, 2009
Director: Wolfgang Murnberger
Starring: Josef Hader, Josef Bierbichler and Birgit Minichmayr
What's it about?
Director Wolfgang Murnberger brings another of Wolf Haas' cult novels to the screen in this wicked black thriller. Set in a sleepy Austrian mountain village, ex-detective Simon Brenner has grown weary of his job repossessing cars and embarks on an extended getaway to the countryside. But before long he becomes embroiled in the convoluted world of the locals of a supposedly quiet town.

 

Wednesday 13 January

Creepshow

8:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1982
Director: George A. Romero
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, Hal Holbrook, Ted Danson, Stephen King
What's it about?
Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, such as Tales from the Crypt, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five macabre and humourous tales of terror to the screen, filled with monsters, murderous husbands, swarms of disguting bugs, and other psychopaths and aliens.

Iron Sky

10:54pm, SBS 2

M
Finland, 2012
Director: Timo Vuorensola
Starring: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto 
What's it about?
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Soon, this unstoppable attack fleet will swarm towards Earth, heralding the triumphant return of the Fourth Reich!

Iron Sky II on track for 2015 shoot, crowd funding secured for development - Production - Finland

Haute Cuisine

1:00am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
France, 2012
Director: Christian Vincent
Starring: Jean d'Ormesson, Catherine Frot
What's it about?
Hortense Laborie, a renowned chef from the Périgord, is astonished when the President of the Republic appoints her his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Élysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps. Based on the extraordinary true story of President François Mitterand's private cook.

Haute Cuisine Review

 

Thursday 14 January

Machete Maidens Unleashed!

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

MA15+
Australia, 2010
Director: Mark Hartley
Starring: John Landis, Joe Dante, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Roger Corman, Sid Haig, Pam Grier
What's it about?
From karate-kickin’ little people to busty babes with blades, Filipino genre films of the '70s and '80s had it all. This documentary special is the ultimate insiders account of a B-movie wonderland, featuring exclusive interviews and hilarious footage.

Read the original SBS Movies ★ ★ ★ ★ review

The Way

12:05am, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
USA, 2012
Director: Emilio Estevez
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger
What's it about?
A powerful and inspirational film about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Tom, an irascible American doctor goes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage "The Way of St. James" to honour his son's desire to finish the journey. Tom doesn't plan on the profound impact this trip has on him.

The Way Review

 

Friday 15 January

Apocalypto

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

MA15+
USA, 2006
Director: Mel Gibson
Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Báez
What's it about?
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. This fascinating and rich film is arguably Mel Gibson's greatest achievement. Nominated for three Oscars.

SBS: Epic Season

Goemon

10:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Japan, 2009
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Starring: Ryôko Hirosue, Yôsuke Eguchi, Takao Osawa
What's it about?
Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa, who leaves his fighting clan after its chief is murdered and uses his skills as a thief to help the poor. But after learning the identity of his leader's killer, Goemon sets out on a bloody path of vengeance. Nominated for two Asian Film Awards in 2010, including Best Visual Effects.

 

Saturday 16 January

Castle in the Sky

6:00pm, SBS 2

G
Japan, 1986
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Mark Hamill
What's it about?
Sheeta, an orphan and a descendant of the people who once lived in Laputa, is taken by the secret service, led by agent Muska who wants to find the legendary floating city of Laputa. Her only connection with the past is a stone, inscribed with a strange emblem. Pirates attack the secret service's airship and in the commotion Sheeta falls, but as she does, the stone lights up and slows her descent. She floats down into the arms of Pazu, an orphan boy who works in the mines below.

SBS 2: More All-Ages Adventures

Misery

8:30pm, SBS

M
USA, 1990
Director: Rob Reiner
Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth
What's it about?
Based on the novel by Stephen King, Misery tells the story of best-selling author, Paul Sheldon, who is on his way back home after finishing his latest novel. Meet Annie Wilkes, Paul's self-proclaimed number one fan, who takes it upon herself to nurse him back to health. After reading through one of his manuscripts, however, all hell breaks loose and nothing is ever the same again.

Watch the original Movie Show ★★★★ review
SBS: The Oscar Race season

Get on the Bus

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 1996
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Wendell Pierce
What's it about?
Get on the Bus follows a group of African-American men on a cross country bus trip to the Million Man March. The eclectic set of characters includes a laid off aircraft worker, a former Gang Banger, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, and a White bus driver, who all make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, manhood, religion, politics, and race.

 

Sunday 17 January

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge

 
PG
USA, 2013
Director: Ray Quint, Andrew Wight, John Bruno
What's it about?
There are places on Earth with no human history or memories, as remote from us as a distant planet. The deep-sea trenches are such a place. The deepest points on the planet, shrouded in eternal darkness, are home to an ocean’s worth of scientific mysteries waiting to be solved. Now, after years of painstaking work, a team of visionary engineers led by filmmaker James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) has built a submersible that for the first time allows humans to visit the deepest part of this hidden world.

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2006
Director: Michel Gondry
What's it about?
Not since Woodstock has there been a concert with so much love. In the summer of 2004, an excited crowd of strangers board a bus to Brooklyn to join comedian Dave Chappelle at his block party. Meanwhile, at an undisclosed venue not far away, Dave is greeting musicians such as Jill Scott, The Fugees, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and Cody Chestnut, who have all come to perform at the party.

Watch/Read the original Movie Show ★★★★★ review

 

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