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15 Jun 2016 - 3:07 PM  UPDATED 23 Jun 2016 - 10:11 AM

Monday 20 June

Sunshine

9:25pm, SBS 2

M
UK, 2007
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans
What's it about?
In the year 2057, the Sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth’s last hope lies with the Icarus II, a spacecraft with a crew of eight men and women led by Captain Kaneda. Their mission: to deliver a nuclear device designed to reignite the fading sun. Deep into their voyage, the crew hear a distress beacon from the Icarus I, which disappeared on the same mission seven years earlier. A terrible accident throws their mission into jeopardy and soon the crew find themselves fighting not only for their lives and their sanity, but for the future of mankind.

SBS 2: Spaceships movie season

Space Battleship Yamato

11:25pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Japan, 2010
Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Starring: Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Toshirô Yanagiba
What's it about?
In 2199, humans live underground as a mysterious alien enemy has been decimating the Earth to unlivable and irradiated conditions, with one year until extinction. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai finds out about a technology which could save the Earth. The crew of the space battleship Yamato set out on a journey to planet Iscandar to find it.

SBS 2: Spaceships movie season

 

Wednesday 22 June

Man of Tai Chi

8:55pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2013
Director: Keanu Reeves
Starring: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok
What's it about?
Set in modern Beijing, Keanu Reeves' directorial debut follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club run by the shady Donaka Mark. But Donaka has ulterior motives for Chen, which will see the young man being torn between his philosophy and his anger against the developers who threaten to demolish the temple at which Chen studies with his master.

Man of Tai Chi: Keanu Reeves interview
Man of Tai Chi Review
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Ultraviolence season

Rollerball

10:50pm, SBS 2

M
UK, 1975
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck
What's it about?
Set in 2018 in a futuristic society, corporations have replaced countries and the only sources of entertainment are brutal, no-holds-barred sport competitions – Rollerball – used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality. However, one player, Jonathan E., rises to the top, fights for his personal freedom, and threatens the corporate control. A fast-hitting, action-packed glimpse of a future where murder is just part of the game.

Rollerball Review
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: Ultraviolence season

Made in Hungaria

12:10am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Hungary, 2009
Director: Gergely Fonyó
Starring: Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Iván Fenyö, Tünde Kiss
What's it about?
A rebellious teenager returns to 1967 communist Hungary after living in the USA for five years and brings with him a box of Elvis records and an attitude emphasising music and freedom. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2009 Granada International Festival of Young Filmmakers.

 

Thursday 23 June

Harlem Nights

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 1989
Director: Eddie Murphy
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx
What's it about?
"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino in New York, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.

A Matter of Heart

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

M
Italy, 2009
Director: Francesca Archibugi
Starring: Antonio Albanese, Kim Rossi Stuart, Micaela Ramazzotti
What's it about?
Garage owner Angelo and big-time film producer Alberto find themselves occupying neighbouring beds in a Rome hospital after suffering heart attacks. Alberto is a gregarious joker - and chain smoker - who has a strong effect on the impressionable Angelo. However, as one of the men's condition deteriorates, the other becomes more deeply involved in his personal life.

 

Friday 24 June

Storm Warriors

10:15pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS on Demand

M
Hong Kong, 2009
Director: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Starring: Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Kenny Ho
What's it about?
An epic battle is played out by warriors harnessing the power of the elements in this action drama from the directing team of Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun. Heroic warriors Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China and taking control of the land. A sequel to the 1998 blockbuster, The Storm Riders. Winner of the award for Best Visual Effects at the 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards.

Intimate Parts

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

MA15+
Russia, 2013
Director: Alexey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova
Starring: Pavel Artemev, Yuliya Aug, Timur Badalbeyli
What's it about?
There is a new order in Russia and a new urban prosperity, but when it comes to sex, just how much has changed? This is the question posed by a network of interlocking stories intent on exploring the link between what's between Russia's legs and what's between its collective ears. This controversial-yet-honest film explores the relationship between the public and private spheres of sexuality in contemporary, urbanite Moscow.

 

Saturday 25 June

The Illusionist

6:05pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

PG
France, 2010
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil
What's it about?
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

The Illusionist Review

The Ringer

9:25pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 2005
Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Starring: Brian Cox, Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl
What's it about?
Pressured by a greedy uncle and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve's fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person.

Chicago

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

MA15+
USA, 2002
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere
What's it about?
This bawdy adaptation of the longest-running musical in Broadway history tells the story of two showgirls who, accused of murder, become clients of the same hot-shot defense lawyer while incarcerated in a women's prison. This highly entertaining musical won six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Zeta Jones.

Chicago review: Bawdy, funny and exhilarating
SBS: Music in the Movies season

Fat Kid Rules The World

11:10pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
USA, 2012
Director: Matthew Lillard
Starring: Dylan Arnold, Billy Campbell, Matt O'Leary
What's it about?
Troy Billings is 17, overweight and depressed. Just as he's about to jump in front of a bus, he's saved by Marcus, a charming high school dropout street punk. Marcus is clearly trouble, but the two become fast friends when Marcus enlists the musically challenged Troy to become the drummer in his new punk band. As Troy’s relationship with Marcus grows, Troy's father becomes increasingly concerned about his son's new friendship. Based on the award-winning young adult novel by K.L. Going.

Gimme the Loot

1:00am, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 2012
Director: Adam Leon
Starring: Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Zoë Lescaze, Sam Soghor
What's it about?
Malcom and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark - but they need to raise $500 to pull it off. Over two whirlwind sun-soaked summer days, the duo travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas and stolen sneakers to execute the scheme that'll make them the most famous writers in New York.

 

Sunday 26 June

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

1:00pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

PG
Japan, 1991
Director: Kazuki Ohmori
Starring: Kosuke Toyohara, Anna Nakagawa, Megumi Odaka
What's it about?
The action begins three years after Godzilla took a nose dive into the Fuji volcano and was left for dead. When a flying saucer lands in panic-gripped Tokyo, the crew claim to be from 200 years into the future, and they wish to save Japan from impending destruction by Godzilla. They plan to do this by going back to Lagos Island circa 1944 where Godzilla - then just an ordinary dinosaur - was hit by a hydrogen blast and mutated into a monster. By removing him before the mutation occurs, they can eradicate Godzilla from history.

Girlfight

M
USA, 2000
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Jaime Tirelli, Santiago Douglas
What's it about?
Diana Guzman is an angry young woman living in the poverty-stricken Red Hook precinct of Brooklyn with her dismissive father Sandro and younger brother Tiny. Her quick temper and a nothing to lose attitude earn her a reputation as a troublemaker, which boxing trainer Hector agrees reluctantly to channel into boxing while also training Tiny. To everyone’s surprise, it is Diana who relishes in the sport, and she is soon competing against both sexes.

Girlfight review: It's the flip side of Billy Elliot.

Bend It Like Beckham

PG
UK, 2002
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
What's it about?
A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. But for Jesminder, daughter of orthodox Sikhs, heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.

Why You Should Watch: Bend It Like Beckham
Bend It Like Beckham Review

Black Caesar

1:20am, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
USA, 1973
Director: Larry Cohen
Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund
What's it about?
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage.

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