Saturday 27 December 2014

Film Highlights Monday

Published 23/02/2014 | 02:30

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

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Sky Movies Premiere, 8.00pm

Though the hugely successful 'Fast and Furious' franchise suffered a heavy blow in November of last year when Paul Walker died, there's a new film on the way and talk of more in the pipeline.

In this entertaining sixth instalment, Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Walker), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and the team travel to London to investigate a possible sighting of Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). With them goes Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), and the reason they're all so interested is that Letty is supposed to be dead, killed by Mexican drug dealers at the end of Fast & Furious 5.

Alive and well and living in London, Letty is now working with a deadly new crew led by a maniac called Shaw (Luke Evans). Hobbs wants Shaw caught, and only Dom can do it. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

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Sky Movies Drama, 12.20pm

Romantic drama based on a novel by Louis de Bernieres and starring Nicolas Cage as an Italian soldier whose love of life endears him to the people of a remote village during the wartime occupation of the Greek islands. He also finds himself falling for local beauty Penelope Cruz. With John Hurt.

They Might Be Giants (1971)

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Film Four, 4.55pm

1970s comedy starring George C Scott as a millionaire who retreats into a fantasy world after his wife's death and becomes convinced he's Sherlock Holmes. His brother wants him committed until a psychoanalyst by the name of Dr Watson comes to his rescue. With Joanne Woodward.

Tin Cup (1996)

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TCM, 9.00pm

Romantic comedy starring Kevin Costner as Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy, a self-destructive driving range coach who was once a promising golfer until his temperament put paid to his dreams. But when he meets a beautiful psychologist, his bad luck starts to change. Don Johnson and Rene Russo star.

A Glimpse of Hell (2001)

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TG4, 9.30pm

TV movie starring Robert Sean Leonard as a young naval Lieutenant who becomes determined to set the record straight when his superiors blame an explosion on board a battle ship that claimed 47 lives on a homosexual affair between two sailors.

Antichrist (2009)

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Film Four, 11.10pm

Most definitely not for the squeamish, Lars von Trier's controversial 2009 drama stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a psychiatrist and his wife who come to pieces after the accidental death of their son and retreat to a forest cabin where bad things happen.

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