Thursday 19 October 2017

Film Highlights Friday

The Joneses (2009)

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RTE One, 11.55pm

Demi Moore and David Duchovny (above, with Ben Hollingsworth and Amber Heard) star in this clever little film from Derrick Borte about a seemingly perfect suburban family.

Moore is Kate Jones, a glamorous middle-aged mother whose family causes quite a stir when they move to a wealthy, gated neighbourhood. Her husband Steve (David Duchovny) is a scratch golfer and easy-going charmer who soon becomes a kind of idol among the local men, and their teenage children seem to be equally perfect. But in fact they're not a real family at all, but a bunch of strangers hired by a marketing company to surreptitiously promote their goods. And things get good and messy when Steve begins to develop real feelings for his pretend wife.

Glenne Headly and Gary Cole also make up the ensemble cast. Back to the Future (1985)

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Sky Movies Action, 3pm

In Robert Zemeckis' enduring 80s classic, teenager Marty McFly gets himself into all manner of awkward and embarrassing scrapes when he travels back to the 1950s in a modified DeLorean and tries to make sure that his parents fall in love like they're supposed to. With Michael J Fox.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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TV3, 9pm

Kevin James stars in this daft but modestly amusing comedy as a man whose dreams of becoming a policeman ended in tatters when he had to settle for being a security guard at a suburban mall. But when a group of thieves raid the mall he gets his chance to shine. With Jayma Mays.

Definitely Maybe (2008)

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More 4, 9pm

Very likeable romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a divorced father who regales his ten-year-old daughter (Abigail Breslin) with a complete history of his love life. To spice things up he decides to change some names to see if the little girl can guess which girlfriend turned out to be her mother. With Rachel Weisz and Isla Fisher.

Chato's Land (1972)

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TG4, 9.35pm

In this rather unpleasant western from Michael Winner, Charles Bronson plays a half-Apache scout who goes on the run after killing a sheriff and leads the posse that chases him on a merry dance through Indian country. With Jack Palance.

GoldenEye (1995)

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UTV, 10.35pm

In his first outing as 007, Pierce Brosnan races to stop a sinister international arms syndicate from using the GoldenEye satellite weapon to attack London and provoke a global financial meltdown. If only they'd been a little more patient. With Sean Bean, Famke Janssen and Judi Dench.

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