• Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman in 'The Other Boleyn Girl' (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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25 Aug 2016 - 2:03 PM  UPDATED 1 Sep 2016 - 5:20 PM

Monday 29 August

Re-Animator

9:00pm, SBS 2
Watch it now at SBS On Demand

MA15+

USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Language: Italian, English
Director: Stuart Gordon
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
What's it about?
Adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 pulp horror story, Re-Animator follows Herbert West, a brilliant but deranged scientist conducting clandestine experiments within the morgue at Miskatonic University. One day, he reveals to a fellow student his groundbreaking work on the re-animation of fresh corpses. However, his obsession soon sends him further into madness. 

Bride of Re-Animator

10:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+

USA, 1989
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Brian Yuzna
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones
What's it about?
The mad Dr. Herbert West returns in this terrifying sequel, set eight months after the events of Re-Animator. Dr. West and Dr. Cain continue their strange experiments, this time attempting to create the perfect woman by joining the legs of a hooker and the womb of a virgin to the heart of Dr. Cain's dead girlfriend. A grisly and witty tribute to The Bride of Frankenstein.

 

Wednesday 31 August

Qissa

12:00am, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Germany, France, India, Netherlands, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: Punjabi
Director: Anup Singh
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal
What's it about?
Set in post-colonial India, Qissa tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh who is forced to flee his village due to ethnic cleansing at the time of partition in 1947. Umber decides to fight fate and builds a new home for his family. When Umber marries his youngest child Kanwar to Neeli, a girl of lower caste, the family is faced with the truth of their identities; as individual ambitions and destinies collide in a struggle with eternity.

 

Thursday 1 September

Freedomland

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Language: English, Italian
Director: Joe Roth
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco
What's it about?
Samuel L. Jackson stars as a police detective who must investigate a distraught woman who claims that her child was kidnapped by a black man, an accusation which stirs up much racial animosity in the town. But the detective suspects the woman is hiding something.

Tehroun

11:35pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Iran, 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Persian-Farsi
Director: Nader T. Homayoun
Starring: Farzin Mohades, Sara Bahrami, Ali Ebdali
What's it about?
Ibrahim leaves his family to try his luck in Tehran. But he soon ends up working for a child-trafficking gang, begging for money in the traffic with the use of a stolen baby. One day he leaves the baby with a friend, who promptly loses the child. This leaves Ibrahim at the mercy of the gang chief who threatens to kill him if he is not compensated for the loss. Winner of the International Critics' Week Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

 

Friday 2 September

The Other Boleyn Girl

8:35pm, SBS

M
UK, USA, 2008
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana
What's it about?
A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII.

The Other Boleyn Girl Review
SBS: Royals movie season

Heaven

11:15pm, SBS
Avaliable after broadcast at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2002
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Tom Tykwer
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone
What's it about?
Set in Turin, Italy. Pained by the police’s lax investigation following her husband’s drug death, Philippa places a bomb in the drug dealer’s cover office, which kills four innocent people by mistake. She is arrested and questioned about her motives. Filippo, the official translator, believes in her innocence, and conceives a plan for her escape. Nominated for the Golden Bear at Berlin, 2002.

Watch The Movie Show's original ★★★ ½ review

 

Saturday 3 September

The Fox and the Child

5:20pm, SBS 2
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

G
France, 2009
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Family
Language: French
Director: Luc Jacquet
Starring: Isabelle Carré, Bertille Noel-Bruneau, Thomas Laliberte
What's it about?
The story of a magical encounter between a wild fox and a young girl, portraying their impossible friendship against a breathtaking mountainside wilderness. Springing from his own childhood encounters with a fox and drawing on years of wildlife documentary experience, director Luc Jacquet's film offers a journey into the secret world of this elusive and enigmatic creature.

The Fox and the Child Review

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

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

M
USA, 2010
Genre: Romance
Language: English
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Antonio Banderas
What's it about?
Written and directed by Woody Allen, this film follows a pair of married couples, Alfie and Helena, and their daughter Sally and husband Roy, as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. 

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger: Woody Allen interview
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Review

Fruitvale Station

9:30pm, NITV

M
USA, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz
What's it about?
The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008, determined to become a better son to his mother, a better partner to his girlfriend, and a better father to T, their daughter. But as the day goes on, he realises that change is not going to come easy. He crosses paths with friends, family, and strangers, each exchange showing us that there is much more to Oscar than meets the eye.

Fruitvale Station Review

Weird Science

11:55pm, SBS 2

M
USA, 1985
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Language: English
Director: John Hughes
Starring: Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith
What's it about?
Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men.

 

Sunday 4 September

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

8:30pm, SBS 2

PG
USA, 1979
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Robert Wise
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
What's it about?
When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder. 

The Price of Peace

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

PG
New Zealand, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Kim Webby
What's it about?
A moving portrait of Tame Iti, Maori activist, and his fight with the New Zealand Crown to clear his name. A story of indigenous people reconciling with colonial power, directed by Kim Webby.

 

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