• Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in 'Philomena' (2013) (SBS Movies)Source: SBS Movies
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27 Sep 2016 - 3:50 PM  UPDATED 10 Oct 2016 - 10:48 AM

Monday 3 October

National Lampoon's Animal House

9:30pm, SBS 2

MA15+
USA, 1978
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: John Landis
Starring: Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, John Vernon
What's it about?
When they arrive at college, socially inept freshmen Larry and Kent attempt to pledge the snooty Omega Theta Pi House, but are summarily rejected. Lowering their standards, they try at the notoriously rowdy Delta Tau Chi House, and get in. The trouble is, the college dean (John Vernon) has it in for the Deltas. He has put them on 'Double Secret Probation' and secretly assigned Omega's president the task of having their charter revoked.

SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

Suck Me Shakespeer

11:35pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
Germany, 2013
Genre: Comedy
Language: German
Director: Bora Dagtekin
Starring: Elyas M’Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann
What's it about?
Zeki Mueller was in jail for 13 months, just enough time for Goethe High to construct a new gym on the exact spot where Zeki’s friend buried his loot from a robbery. In order to get regular access to the school’s basement, from where he hopes to drill a tunnel to his stolen money, Zeki takes on a job as a substitute teacher at the school. But will his elaborate plan work, or only lead him back behind bars?

SBS 2: Young & Wild movie season

 

Wednesday 5 October

Event Horizon

8:35pm, SBS 2

MA15+
UK, USA, 1997
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery
Language: English, Latin
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan
What's it about?
When the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that vanished years earlier, suddenly reappears, a team is dispatched to investigate the ship. Accompanied by the Event Horizon's creator, William Weir, the crew of the Lewis and Clark, led by Captain Miller, begins to explore the seemingly abandoned vessel. However, it soon becomes evident that something sinister resides in its corridors, and that the horrors that befell the Event Horizon's previous journey are still present.

Event Horizon Review
SBS 2 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

Sunshine

10:25pm, SBS 2

M
UK, 2007
Genre: Sci-Fi
Language: English
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, Rose Byrne
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 Movie Mayhem: October Nightmares

Bethlehem

11:55pm, SBS
Available after broadcast at SBS On Demand

M
Israel, Germany, Belgium, 2013
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Yuval Adler
Starring: Yossi Eini, Tsahi Halevi, George Iskander
What's it about?
Recruited as an informant by the Israeli secret service, a Palestinian man finds himself caught between two different kinds of loyalty in this unparalleled glimpse into the dark world of human intelligence.

 

Thursday 6 October

Jedda

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

PG
Australia, 1955
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Action
Language: English
Director: Charles Chauvel
Starring: Ngarla Kunoth, Robert Tudawali, Betty Suttor, Paul Reynall
What's it about?
Jedda is an orphaned Arrernte baby who is adopted by a white family. Jedda grows up, confused over her heritage and place in the world.

Beck Cole: Jedda is a lens into ‘50s white Australia
Australian film's first multihyphenate: Charles Chauvel 
Every rock, every tree: the life of Robert Tudawali

Satudarah - One Blood

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

M
Netherlands, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: Dutch
Director: Joost van der Valk, Mags Gavan
Starring:
What's it about?
The notorious Satudarah are the Netherlands' most violent and feared biker gang. Founded in Moordrecht in 1990, the gang has grown from humble roots into an international conglomerate, linked with worldwide drug trafficking, extortion and murder. This fascinating documentary drives right to the heart of this secret criminal underworld, exposing the strict rituals and traditions that govern this most violent of brotherhoods.

 

Friday 7 October

Philomena

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

M
UK, 2013
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
What's it about?
When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate.

Philomena: Stephen Frears interview
Philomena: Steve Coogan interview
Philomena Review
SBS: True Stories movie season

Dom Hemingway

10:55pm, SBS
Watch now at SBS On Demand

MA15+
UK, 2013
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Director: Richard Shepard
Starring: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke
What's it about?
Dom Hemingway is an infamous safe-cracker, who has spent 12 years in prison to avoid ratting on any of his cohorts. On his release Dom expects to be rewarded for keeping this mouth shut, so along with his faithful best friend Dickie, they travel to France to find the crime boss he holds responsible for his time away. Only an alcohol and drug binge mixed with a car accident and an encounter with a mysterious lady leads Dom down another path: towards his estranged daughter.

Dom Hemingway: Jude Law interview

Thirteen Assassins

12:15am, SBS 2

MA15+
Japan, 2010
Genre: Action
Language: Japanese
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Takayuki Yamada, Kôji Yakusho, Yusuke Iseya
What's it about?
Cult director Takeshi Miike (Ichi the Killer, Audition) delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.

13 Assassins Review

 

Saturday 8 October

Lucky

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

M
South Africa, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Zulu, Hindi, English
Director: Avie Luthra
Starring: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo
What's it about?
A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

The Deep

11:40pm, SBS 2
Watch now at SBS On Demand

M
Iceland, 2012
Genre: Drama
Language: Icelandic
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Starring: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, Thora Bjorg Helga
What's it about?
On a cold night a few miles off the coast of Iceland in March 1984, a fishing boat sank with all of its men. Miraculously surviving after five hours in the ocean, the exhausted young hulk washes ashore - only to find himself on a deadly lava field.

 

Sunday 9 October

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

9:30pm, NITV

MA15+
USA, 2006
Genre: Music, Documentary
Language: English
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.

Dave Chappelle's Block Party Review

 

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