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Monday 11 July

Starred Up

9:25pm, SBS 2

United Kingdom, 2013

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: David Mackenzie
Starring: Rupert Friend, Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn
What's it about?
Eric (Jack O'Connell) is a troubled and explosively violent teenager who has just been transferred to an adult prison. There he comes across his absentee dad Neville (Ben Mendelsohn).  

Starred Up Review

The Black Balloon

11:00pm, SBS 2

Australia, 2008

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Elissa Down
Starring: Gemma Ward, Rhys Wakefield, Toni Collette
What's it about?
This Australian comedy-drama sees 16-year-old Thomas (Rhys Wakefield) try to find a way to enter the world of teen romance as he falls for Jackie (Gemma Ward), a girl in his swim class, while trying to come to terms with his older brother Charlie's autism. 

The Black Balloon Review


11:25pm, SBS 2

Denmark, 2010

Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Danish
Director: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Starring: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
What's it about?
The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbaek. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the prison's parallel world of rules, honor, and obligations. R also stands for Rachid, a young Muslim prisoner who becomes Rune's friend and accomplice, defying the rigid racial stratifications among the inmates.



Wednesday 13 July

Big Trouble in Little China

8:30pm, SBS 2

United States, 1986

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun
What's it about?
When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Jack's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for an immortal sorcerer named Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

The One

10:20pm, SBS 2

United States, 2001

Genre: Action
Language: English
Director: James Wong
Starring: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Carla Gugino
What's it about?
In a stunning dual role, international star Jet Li plays Gabriel Yulaw, a police officer confronted with a sinister form of himself escaped from an advanced, parallel universe and intent on killing Gabriel. His alter ego's hunt culminates in a fateful battle between good and evil that changes Gabriel's perception of reality and forces him to examine the evil hidden within himself.


Thursday 14 July

The Original Kings of Comedy

9:30pm, NITV

United States, 2000

Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac
What's it about?
Spike Lee's film captures the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. Spike and his crew plant a multitude of cameras in a packed stadium and onstage (as well as backstage, as they follow the comedians) to catch the vivid immediacy of the show, which is as much about the audience as it is about the jokes.


Friday 15 July


10:20pm, SBS 2

Hong Kong, 1995
Genre: Martial Arts
Language: Cantonese
Starring: Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen, Michael Wong
What's it about? In order to release his kidnapped sisters from an illegal street racing gang, sports car mechanic Foh has to take on and beat a super-criminal street racer. Directed by Gordon Chan and stars Jackie Chan, Anita Yuen and Michael Wong.


Saturday 16 July

The Triplets of Belleville

5:30pm, SBS 2

France, 2003

Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Lina Boudreau, Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda
What's it about?
When her grandson is kidnapped by the French mafia while competing in the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters – an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire – to rescue him. 

The Triplets of Belleville Review

Sexy Beast

11:35pm, SBS 2

United Kingdom, Spain, 2000

Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Starring: Ian McShane, Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley
What's it about?
Ex-villain Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Gal is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Don, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.

Sexy Beast Review


Sunday 17 July

Paris Manhattan

1:00pm, SBS 2

France, 2012

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: French, English
Director: Sophie Lellouche
Starring: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Marine Delterme
What's it about?
Dreamy pharmacist Alice (Alice Taglioni) is totally obsessed with Woody Allen. She surrounds herself with images of him, continually quotes lines from his films and even prescribes her customers DVDs of his films to help alleviate their ailments. Alice's increasingly concerned family hopes to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman (Patrick Bruel), but even he quickly realises that he's no match for the man of her dreams...

Paris Manhattan Review


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