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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22 Jun 2016 - 4:59 PM  UPDATED 24 Jun 2016 - 3:08 PM

Monday 27 June

The Abyss

9.15pm, SBS2

M
USA, 1989
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: James Cameron
Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
What's it about?
The crew of an underwater drilling rig Deep Core led by Bud Brigman (Ed Harris) are sent to recover a sunk US submarine near the ocean floor in James Cameron's epic adventure. Considered a critical and commercial flop at the time of release, The Abyss is a film worthy of reevaluation on the basis of its pioneering special effects achievements alone.

On the Road

11:00pm, SBS

MA15+
United States, 2012
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Language: English, French
Director: Walter Salles
Starring: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart
What's it about?
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. Based on the infamous novel by Jack Kerouac, this Beat classic stars Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Amy Adams and Tom Sturridge.

On the Road Review


Silent Running

12:35am, SBS2

PG
USA, 1972
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Starring: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin
What's it about?
One of the best science fiction films of the 1970s, Silent Running represents the directorial debut of Douglas Trumbull, the special effects maven responsible for creating some of the most groundbreaking visuals in film history. In this chilling story, Academy Award-nominee Bruce Dern plays a botanist in charge of sustaining Earth's remaining plant life in space who rebels when ordered to destroy the vegetation.

Watch: Interview with Douglas Trumbull

Silent Running

 

Wednesday 29 June

Red State

9.20pm, SBS2

MA15+
USA, 2011
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Director: Kevin Smith
Starring: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman
What's it about?
In Middle America, three teenagers travel to isolated Cooper’s Dell after responding to an online invitation for sex. However, their schoolboy fantasies turn sinister as Christian extremists led by the twisted but charismatic preacher Abin Cooper hold them captive in his compound known as the Five Points Church. As the Pastor and his congregation embark on a reign of unholy terror, the teenagers have to stay alive and then deal with the arrival of Federal Agent Joseph Keenan and his Special Ops team who are armed, dangerous and ready to do anything to bring this cult down. 

Why You Should Watch: Red State

Blackfellas

10:30pm, NITV

MA15+
Australia, 1993
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: James Ricketson
Starring: John Moore, David Ngoombujarra, Ernie Dingo, Jaylene Riley
What's it about?
Nyoongar Doug Dooligan (John Moore) has just got out of prison. He wants to remain law-abiding, but the pull of his old family and friends - who are deeply embroiled in a life of crime-  is very strong. When Doug is asked to help a friend (David Ngoombujarra) pull off a robbery, he knows it's a bad idea but he goes along anyway, with tragic results.

The Devil's Rejects

10:55pm, SBS2

MA15+
Germany, USA, 2005
Genre: Drama, Horror, Crime
Language: Spanish, English
Director: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie
What's it about?
The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way.

 

Thursday 30 June

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?
A group of young potheads have to come up with $100,000 to bail out a friend, after he accidentally killed a cop's diabetic horse. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood (Dave Chappelle) gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. Their get-rich-quick scheme brings them in to contact with ruthless drug dealers and hip hop stars, including many cameos from the top of the crop, such as Snoop Dog, Tracy Morgan, Jon Stewart and many more.

Summer Hours

12:40am, SBS

M
France, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: French
Director: Olivier Assayas
Starring: Edith Scob, Jérémie Rénier, Juliette Binoche
What's it about?
With her mother about to turn 75, Adrienne (Juliette Binoche) has returned to France from New York to assist her two siblings in establishing what will be done with their mother's valuable belongings. As the treasured heirlooms of a romantic family past drift away, the siblings must confront the value of their memories. 

Summer Hours Review

 

Friday 1 July

Goemon

10:15pm, SBS2

MA15+
Japan, 2009
Genre: Drama, Action
Language: Japanese
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, joined by his loyal friend, Saizo.

 

Concussion

11:10pm, SBS

MA15+
USA 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stacie Passon
Starring: Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Maggie Siff, Robin Weigert
What's it about?
Follows the erotic journey of forty-something Abby, a lesbian housewife who becomes a high-end escort to escape her passionless marriage. Her double life proves liberating until a woman from her own social circle becomes a client.

Concussion: Stacie Passon interview

A Boyfriend for My Wife

12:40am, SBS2

M
Argentina, 2008
Genre: Comedy
Language: Spanish
Director: Juan Taratuto
Starring: Marcelo Xicarte, Gabriel Goity, Valeria Bertuccelli, Adrián Suar
What's it about?
El Tenso does not know how to face his ill-tempered wife, Tana, to tell her that he wants to separate. Carlos, a friend of Tenso, suggests he hire Cuervo Flores, an irresistible seducer, to try and charm his wife until she falls in love with him. A comedy of errors ensues when Tenso begins to fall back in love with his wife.