Friday 27 April 2018

Film Highlights Sunday

One Hundred Mornings (2011)

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TV3, 11.00pm

Conor Horgan's dark and minimalist thriller 'One Hundred Mornings' gives a sober and disturbing insight into what might happen if the wheels of the global economy came off. Jonathan (Ciaran McMenamin), his partner Hannah (Alex Reid, above) and another couple called Mark (Rory Keenan) and Katie (Kelly Campbell) have been stranded in a remote mountain cabin for months in the aftermath of an unspecified catastrophe.

Power and water are gone and the petrol pumps are empty, and as a consequence the benign-looking Irish countryside has become a dangerous and unpredictable place.

The couples have managed to amass a larder of canned goods to keep themselves fed, but law and order have broken down, and it's only a matter of time before someone tries to take what they have.

Monster-in-Law (2005)

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Channel 4, 3.25pm

Witless comedy starring Jennifer Lopez as Charlotte Cantilini, a Venice Beach secretary who thinks all her lucky days have come at once when she gets engaged to a handsome young doctor. But then she finds out he has the original mother from hell. With Jane Fonda and Wanda Skyes.

Sister Act (1992)

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Channel 4, 5.25pm

Whoopi Goldberg is the star of this relentlessly exuberant 90s musical, playing a nightclub singer who goes into hiding after witnessing her mobster husband (Harvey Keitel) shoot his driver. When she holes up at a convent, however, she soon causes mayhem among its chaste inhabitants.

As Good As It Gets (1997)

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Sky Movies Comedy, 8.00pm

Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for his portrayal of an obsessive-compulsive novelist in this unusual romantic comedy from James L Brooks. Melvin Udall hides from the world and leads a minutely ordered life until he develops a most inconvenient attachment to a waitress in the local restaurant. With Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear.

Of Gods and Men (2010)

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BBC4, 10.00pm

Xavier Beauvois' extraordinary film is set in 1996 and based on the true story of a group of French Trappist monks who got caught up in the bitter Algerian Civil War and became pawns in a nasty battle between Muslim fundamentalists and government soldiers. Michael Lonsdale, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin and Loic Pichon star.

State of Play (2009)

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ITV2, 11.35pm

Kevin Macdonald's conspiracy thriller stars Russell Crowe as Cal McCaffrey, a Washington reporter whose impartiality is tested when his best friend is implicated in an extra-marital affair that ends in murder.

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