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Under the Blood Red Sun- (2014)
19:00 - 21:00 - Sun 30/4/17 - Movies4Men
8.5/10 Stars

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When the Japanese launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 , the lives of one Japanese family living on the island of Hawaii changes for ever. Wartime drama, starring Kyler Ki Sakamoto, Kalama Epstein, Dann Seki and Autumn Ogawa.


Charade- (1963)
03:10 - 05:00 - Mon 1/5/17 - Channel 5
7.5/10 Stars

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This absolutely wonderful comedy thriller from Stanley Donen (co-director, with Gene Kelly, of On the Town and Singin' in the Rain) nearly out-Hitchcocks Hitchcock. With a MacGuffin so clever you'll never guess, and a dream pairing of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn on ravishing Parisian locations, what more could you possibly want in the way of movie entertainment? There's a clever plot (by Peter Stone) that never lets up, a marvellous romantic score (by Henry Mancini), star-making turns from Walter Matthau and James Coburn, and some magnificent set pieces: Grant taking a shower fully-clothed; Hepburn and Grant falling in love on a Paris river boat; and a one-handed villain in a roof-top cliffhanger. This terrific movie's got the lot. Jonathan Demme directed a disastrous remake in 2002, with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton in the lead roles.


Kill Bill Vol 1- (2003)
13:10 - 15:15 - Mon 1/5/17 - Dave
7.6/10 Stars

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A female assassin wakes from a four-year coma and promptly sets out on a campaign to wipe out her erstwhile colleagues, who tried to kill her at her own wedding - one of whom is now the kingpin of the Tokyo underworld. The first part of Quentin Tarantino's two-part martial arts thriller, starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A Fox, Daryl Hannah and David Carradine.


The Gunfight at Dodge City- (1959)
15:20 - 17:00 - Mon 1/5/17 - Movies4Men
7.5/10 Stars

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A gambler becomes the sheriff of a frontier town, planning to use his position to avenge his brother's murderers - but the arrival of a face from the past muddies the water, and leaves him doubting the identity of the killer. Western, starring Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire, Nancy Gates and Richard Anderson.


The Grand Budapest Hotel- (2014)
23:15 - 01:20 - Mon 1/5/17 - Film 4
7.9/10 Stars

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An old man tells a journalist the story of his youth as a lobby boy at a hotel in Eastern Europe in the 1930s. He was taken under the wing of the establishment's dashing concierge, and is drawn into his misadventures as he becomes involved in a conflict over a valuable painting. Wes Anderson's comedy drama, starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F Murray Abraham and Jude Law.


The Odd Angry Shot- (1979)
01:05 - 02:55 - Fri 5/5/17 - Movies4Men
7.5/10 Stars

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A force of Australian soldiers serving in the Vietnam War have little experience of combat and spend their days hiding in the jungles or drinking and gambling at their base camp. However, towards the end of their tour of duty, a fatal incident changes their attitude to the conflict, while their return home holds other surprises in store. Drama, starring John Hargreaves, Graham Kennedy and Bryan Brown.


A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square- (1979)
03:55 - 06:00 - Fri 5/5/17 - Talking Pictures
9.0/10 Stars

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1979. Drama. Released from prison, Pinky (Richard Jordan) vows to go straight, but after taking a maintenance job, he attracts a lot of attention. Starring David Niven


Gelignite Gang- (1956)
10:30 - 12:00 - Fri 5/5/17 - Talking Pictures
9.9/10 Stars

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1955. Directed by Terence Fisher and starring Wayne Morris, Sandra Dorne and Patrick Holt. Set in London's Soho, a gang of ruthless safecrackers plan their next robbery.


The Fault in Our Stars- (2014)
21:00 - 23:35 - Sat 6/5/17 - Channel 4
7.8/10 Stars

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Indianapolis teenager Hazel has terminal thyroid cancer and attends a patients' support group, where she meets fellow teen Gus, who lost a leg to the disease. The two fall in love and a shared passion for books leads them on a literary pilgrimage to Amsterdam in search of reclusive author Peter van Houten. Romantic drama based on the bestselling novel by John Green, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe.


Aliens- (1986)
21:00 - 00:05 - Sat 6/5/17 - Film 4
7.6/10 Stars

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Surpassing its predecessor in terms of sheer spectacle, this sequel to Ridley Scott's outer-space nightmare from director James Cameron is an outstanding science-fiction thriller. Sigourney Weaver wakes up 57 years after the original events unfolded, only to be told that the planet where she first met the alien predator has been colonised. When all contact with the inhabitants is lost, she's sent in with a crack squad of marines and hurtles headlong into a hi-tech house of horrors that delivers plenty of shocks and nail-biting suspense. Masterfully controlling the tension and moving the involving plot at a lightning pace, Cameron exploits everyone's worst fears and carries them to the riveting extreme in this consummate Oscar-winning fright-fest.