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Adulthood- (2008)
00:05 - 01:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
6.4/10 Stars

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Screenwriter Noel Clarke's sequel to his hit film Kidulthood is set six years after that first slice of west London teen turbulence. Sam (played as before by Clarke himself, who here takes over directing duties) has served his sentence for the killing of local rival Trife. Fresh out of prison, he has renounced violence, but violence has not renounced him. During his first 24 hours of freedom, Sam finds that plenty of Trife's friends are still eager to exact revenge. Clarke's employment of a flashier film style means that his directorial debut, though consistently watchable, is occasionally a little overdone. It also spans a rather narrower emotional spectrum than Kidulthood and humour is in short supply. But this is still competent British film-making, aimed predominantly at late teens, and though it helps to have seen the earlier film to understand what brought the characters to this place in time, it's not essential.


Basic Instinct- (1992)
00:05 - 02:15 - Sat 21/1/17 - Channel 4
6.4/10 Stars

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A hard-drinking San Francisco cop investigates the case of a man murdered with an ice-pick, but his normally well-honed intuition starts letting him down as he falls for the sultry and manipulative chief suspect, the victim's former girlfriend. Thriller from director Paul Verhoeven, starring Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, George Dzundza and Jeanne Tripplehorn.


We Are Still Here- (2015)
00:40 - 02:25 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
5.5/10 Stars

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A terrifying chiller of a movie! An old house in New England awakens from a thirty-year slumber - and just as it demands its usual sacrifice, a new family of humans moves in... (2015)


The Client- (1994)
00:55 - 02:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 4
6.2/10 Stars

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A Mafia lawyer tells a boy where a politician's body is buried shortly before committing suicide, prompting a team of district attorneys to press the young witness for information. However, the streetwise kid refuses to give evidence unless his own and his family's safety is guaranteed, and hires his own lawyer to ensure his demands are met. Courtroom thriller based on the novel by John Grisham, with Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Renfro.


American Crude- (2008)
01:00 - 02:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
1.3/10 Stars

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A man tries to arrange a stag night for his best friend, only to be flung headlong into the criminal underworld. Over the course of 24 hours, he and his friends get mixed up in the murder of a cop and an escaped convict's quest for revenge. Comedy crime drama, starring Ron Livingston, Jennifer Esposito and Michael Clarke Duncan.


Silent Night- (2002)
01:00 - 03:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - True Entertainment
4.8/10 Stars

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A courageous and unyielding young mother risks charges of treason to turn bitter enemies into cherished friends on an extraordinary Christmas Eve during the final days of World War 2.


Adulthood- (2008)
01:10 - 02:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
6.4/10 Stars

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Screenwriter Noel Clarke's sequel to his hit film Kidulthood is set six years after that first slice of west London teen turbulence. Sam (played as before by Clarke himself, who here takes over directing duties) has served his sentence for the killing of local rival Trife. Fresh out of prison, he has renounced violence, but violence has not renounced him. During his first 24 hours of freedom, Sam finds that plenty of Trife's friends are still eager to exact revenge. Clarke's employment of a flashier film style means that his directorial debut, though consistently watchable, is occasionally a little overdone. It also spans a rather narrower emotional spectrum than Kidulthood and humour is in short supply. But this is still competent British film-making, aimed predominantly at late teens, and though it helps to have seen the earlier film to understand what brought the characters to this place in time, it's not essential.


Richard's Things- (1980)
01:40 - 03:40 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1980. Starring Liv Ullman and Amanda Redman. Richard dies of a heart attack whilst away on business, when collecting his things his wife learns that he had been travelling with another woman.


Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay- (2008)
02:00 - 04:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
6.0/10 Stars

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The perpetually stoned duo plan a trip to Amsterdam, but no sooner have they boarded the plane when they are arrested for terrorist offences and shipped off to the notorious prison camp. Comedy sequel, starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris and Rob Corddry.


eXistenZ- (1999)
02:25 - 04:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
6.6/10 Stars

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After an attempt on her life, the designer of a virtual reality game decides to hide inside it for self-protection, persuading her bodyguard to join her. But once inside they are drawn into a surreal world where fact and fiction are impossible to tell apart. Sci-fi thriller, starring Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Willem Dafoe and Ian Holm.

Blazing Justice- (1936)
02:50 - 04:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
6.0/10 Stars

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A bandit commits murder, then switches horses with the man who brought his partners to justice, so he will be suspected. The innocent man conspires with the sheriff to lure the killer into a trap, using an insurance payout being made at the victim's funeral as bait. Western, starring Bill Cody and Gertrude Messinger.

The Miracle of the Bells- (1948)
03:40 - 06:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
6.4/10 Stars

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Beyond the Curtain- (1960)
06:00 - 07:45 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
5.0/10 Stars

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This shoddy propaganda piece is the kind of bargain-basement nonsense that gives low-budget features a bad name. Based on a pulp novel called Thunder Above, it stars Richard Greene as a pilot who drops behind the Iron Curtain to prise air hostess Eva Bartok out of the clutches of the communists, who seem to think her kidnapping will give them match point in the Cold War. Faced with a dismal script and locations that would shame poverty row, the unfortunate cast doesn't even try to convince. Quite a comedown for The Seventh Veil director, Compton Bennett.

Her Own Rules- (1998)
06:00 - 08:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - True Entertainment
0.0/10 Stars

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A businesswoman returns to her home town and seeks to confront the memories of her troubled childhood - but a shocking discovery leads to incredible revelations and unexpected romance. Drama based on a Barbara Taylor Bradford novel, starring Melissa Gilbert, Jeremy Sheffield and Lorraine Pilkington.

Mary of Scotland- (1936)
06:30 - 08:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - BBC 2
6.6/10 Stars

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John Ford's historical drama chronicling the turbulent reign of Mary Queen of Scots, focusing on her power struggle with Queen Elizabeth I. Katharine Hepburn stars in the title role, with Fredric March, Florence Eldridge and John Carradine.

Meteor Storm- (2010)
06:35 - 08:15 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
1.0/10 Stars

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A rare celestial occurrence becomes a city's worst nightmare when a rogue comet orbits close to Earth, leaving San Francisco a shooting gallery for a host of destructive meteors. Sci-fi thriller, starring Michael Trucco, Kari Matchett, Kirsten Prout, Brett Dier, Eric Johnson and Kevin McNulty.

Booby Trap- (1970)
07:45 - 09:15 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
1.0/10 Stars

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1957. Drama. An absent minded professor invents a pen that will explode on the sound of bells then leaves it in a taxi. Starring Sydney Tafler and Harry Fowler.

Tornado Warning- (2012)
08:00 - 09:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
2.9/10 Stars

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A teenager whose home was destroyed by an unusual tornado grows up to be an amateur storm chaser, and investigates when similar freak storms start occurring across the world. He enlists the aid of a meteorologist in getting to the truth, and discovers the strange weather is cover for an alien invasion. Sci-fi thriller, starring Kari Wuhrer and Jeff Fahey. Edited for violence and flashing images.

Dark Storm- (2006)
08:15 - 10:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
3.0/10 Stars

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A group of scientists on a secret military base makes a startling discovery - a secret device with the potential to change the molecular structure of its target. However, when the innovative gadget malfunctions, the future of mankind is threatened. Sci-fi adventure, starring Stephen Baldwin, Rob LaBelle and Gardiner Millar.

I Know Where I'm Going- (0)
08:30 - 10:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - BBC 2
0.0/10 Stars

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Romantic drama. An ambitious middle-class woman is marooned on the Isle of Mull en route to her wedding, and falls in love with the Laird of Kiloran. [HD] [B&W, 1947] [S]

The Flood- (0)
09:15 - 10:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1963. CCF Film. Adventure. East Anglian youngsters find themselves cut off when the nearby river breaks its banks and floods the countryside. Superbly shot around Ely and Wisbech.

Storm Cell- (2008)
10:00 - 11:45 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
5.6/10 Stars

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A woman who witnessed her parents being killed by a tornado becomes an expert in extreme weather conditions. She discovers a potentially devastating twister is moving towards a city where her brother is the sheriff, but struggles to convince him that he is in danger. Thriller, starring Mimi Rogers and Michael Ironside.

Astro Boy- (2009)
10:10 - 12:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - E4
6.0/10 Stars

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The iconic Japanese anime character makes his Hollywood debut in this sweet-natured and colourful futuristic adventure. Brilliant scientist Dr Tenma (voiced by Nicolas Cage) is devastated when his equally brilliant son Toby (Freddie Highmore) is accidentally killed during an experiment. Tenma builds a robotic replacement, but abandons him when he doesn't live up to expectations. Left to fend for himself, the robot becomes Astro Boy and discovers the true extent of his powers when an evil force threatens the world. The film presents some fairly adult themes in an understandable way, and it's also less cheesy and sentimental than a lot of animated fare. But it still packs in some exciting action sequences and impressive comic relief in the shape of the hapless Robot Liberation Front (whose leader is voiced by Little Britain's Matt Lucas).

Fire Maidens From Outerspace- (0)
10:30 - 12:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1956. Sci-Fi comedy. Spacemen land on the 13th Moon of Jupiter and find man-hungry space girls waiting for them. Stars: Harry Fowler, Paul Carpenter & Sydney Tafler.

The Day the Earth Stood Still- (1951)
11:00 - 12:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
7.1/10 Stars

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The sight of a flying saucer hovering over Washington in 1951 would have confirmed the fears of many Americans that the end was nigh. But, coming just four months after Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks had unleashed The Thing from Another World upon a petrified Cold War public, director Robert Wise's sci-fi classic was actually a welcome sign of hope that we might not be going up in flames after all. Based on Harry Bates's short story Farewell to the Master, this was also a bold attempt to increase the genre's credibility. From Bernard Herrmann's otherworldly score to Lyle Wheeler and Addison Hehr's deceptively simple designs, The Day the Earth Stood Still has had an incalculable influence on big-screen science-fiction. For all its philosophical solemnity and heavy-handed religious symbolism, Edmund H North's script deftly pokes fun at the Red-baiters who had done so much to foster the nuclear scare, while his notion that children accept without question what grown-ups are too cynical to see has continued to resurface throughout the blockbuster era, notably in those Spielberg landmarks Close Encounters of the Third Kind and ET. Wise slickly blends the docudramatic and the melodramatic without ever lapsing into pomposity or hysteria. Michael Rennie is a revelation as Klaatu, exuding dignity, sympathy and authority in a role that was originally intended for Spencer Tracy. Less successful, however, is Lock Martin, who plays giant robot Gort. He couldn't help the fact that his "solid metal suit" creased when he walked, but he might have made a better job of remaining stationary - especially bearing in mind the film's title.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol- (1987)
11:30 - 12:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 4
5.0/10 Stars

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Commandant Lassard comes to the conclusion that his staff are overworked, so in an attempt to solve the problem, the crazy cops are assigned to teach a group of equally oddball civilians how to combat crime. Comedy sequel, with Steve Guttenberg, Sharon Stone, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and David Graf.

Descent- (2005)
11:45 - 13:35 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
1.0/10 Stars

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When volcanic activity in the Pacific reaches unprecedented levels, a team of scientists is recruited by the US government to avert a catastrophe. However, one of the group realises that his new employers may be responsible for the looming disaster. Sci-fi drama, starring Luke Perry, Natalie Brown and Michael Dorn.

Escape to Victory- (1981)
12:05 - 14:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - Channel 5
6.8/10 Stars

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Allied PoWs take to the football field when a group of Nazi officers come up with the idea to have them take on a German team for a propaganda event. However, the prisoners see a chance to escape during the match. Second World War adventure, with Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Max von Sydow and Daniel Massey. Soccer stars also making appearances include Pele, Bobby Moore and Ossie Ardiles.

Dateline Diamonds- (1965)
12:20 - 13:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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An ex-con goes straight, becoming the manager of rock band the Small Faces. However, he cannot resist returning to a life of crime and joins forces with a military officer-turned-safe cracker to organise a diamond smuggling racket. Drama, starring Kenneth Cope, William Lucas and the Small Faces as themselves.

Horrid Henry: the Movie- (2011)
12:20 - 13:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.8/10 Stars

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The mischievous little boy discovers his school is faced with closure and the pupils will be forced to go to an evil headmaster's strict academy. To avoid this fate, he enters into an alliance with his classroom arch-enemy and hatches a plan to save the school. Comedy based on the series of children's books, starring Theo Stevenson, Richard E Grant and Anjelica Huston.

Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol- (1987)
12:35 - 13:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 4
5.0/10 Stars

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Commandant Lassard comes to the conclusion that his staff are overworked, so in an attempt to solve the problem, the crazy cops are assigned to teach a group of equally oddball civilians how to combat crime. Comedy sequel, with Steve Guttenberg, Sharon Stone, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and David Graf.

Columbo: Try and Catch Me- (1977)
12:50 - 14:25 - Sat 21/1/17 - Five USA
0.0/10 Stars

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A crime writer blames her niece's husband for her death and concocts a plan to take revenge, luring him to her walk-in vault, before locking him in and leaving him to die. She then puts her knowledge of the criminal mind to good use by covering her tracks, and although Columbo strongly suspects foul play, he finds clues are thin on the ground. Crime drama, starring Peter Falk and Ruth Gordon.

Flight of the Navigator- (1986)
13:00 - 14:45 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
6.8/10 Stars

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A boy mysteriously disappears in 1978, and is found eight years later, having not aged a day. He escapes being experimented on by government scientists by taking off in a crashed alien spaceship, and with the help of the robot pilot, tries to find out what has happened to him and if he can get back home. Sci-fi adventure, starring Joey Cramer and Veronica Cartwright, with the voice of Paul Reubens.

Horrid Henry: the Movie- (2011)
13:25 - 14:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.8/10 Stars

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The mischievous little boy discovers his school is faced with closure and the pupils will be forced to go to an evil headmaster's strict academy. To avoid this fate, he enters into an alliance with his classroom arch-enemy and hatches a plan to save the school. Comedy based on the series of children's books, starring Theo Stevenson, Richard E Grant and Anjelica Huston.

Bundle Of Joy- (1956)
13:30 - 15:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - BBC 2
7.0/10 Stars

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1956. Musical Comedy. After being fired from her job, Polly (Debbie Reynolds) finds an abandoned baby. People believe the baby is hers. Directed by Norman Taurog. Starring Eddie Fisher.

Stonados- (2013)
13:35 - 15:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
4.1/10 Stars

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Boston faces complete destruction when a freak tornado off the coast bombards the city with huge boulders. A storm chaser tries to save the day by putting into practice an untested theory about weather manipulation, but he also has to rescue his children, who are stranded in the maelstrom. Disaster movie, starring Paul Johansson and Miranda Frigon.

My Brother Jonathan- (0)
13:50 - 16:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1948. Drama. Director: Harold French. Stars Dulce Gray, Michael Dennison & Ronald Howard. Jonathan's ambition was to become a surgeon and marry Edie. But Edie loves his brother, who she intends to wed

Space Jam- (1997)
14:10 - 15:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.4/10 Stars

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In this part-animated fantasy comedy, American basketball star Michael Jordan makes a charismatic big-screen acting debut alongside the entire Warner Bros cartoon catalogue. Children will love the energy of both the live and animated characters, and there's plenty to keep adults amused, too, as aliens from an ailing intergalactic theme park called Moron Mountain are ordered to acquire the services of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig et al for a new attraction. In a desperate attempt to keep their freedom, the animated superstars challenge their would-be captors to a basketball game and increase their odds of success by kidnapping Jordan. The humour cleverly mixes typical Looney Tunes gags with references to Reservoir Dogs, comic jibes at their sports star's new choice of career (baseball) and some hilarious moments provided by Bill Murray. And Jordan is joined in the film by other basketball luminaries, including Charles Barclay and Larry Bird.

The Lost World- (1960)
14:45 - 16:40 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
6.0/10 Stars

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An egocentric professor leads an expedition on a journey into the Amazon on a mission to prove his theory that dinosaurs still survive there. On arrival, they find the prehistoric beasts are all too real - and only one of the dangers they face. Fantasy adventure, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel, starring Claude Rains, Michael Rennie and Jill St John.

2010: Moby Dick- (2010)
15:00 - 16:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
2.5/10 Stars

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Action thriller. Captain Ahab has an unhealthy obsession with tracking down a whale that once maimed him - how far will he go for revenge? (2010)

Are We There Yet?- (2005)
15:15 - 16:15 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
5.4/10 Stars

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A child-hating bachelor encounters two insufferable brats in this amiable comedy from Jingle All the Way director Brian Levant. A family-friendly mix of sassy dialogue, slapstick and sight gags, it combines the manic road-trip style of Planes, Trains and Automobiles with the adult-baiting laughs of Home Alone. Cast against type, Ice Cube plays a love-struck singleton who's desperately trying to woo attractive divorcee Nia Long. But when he offers to transport her two monstrous children to see her on a business trip, everything that could go wrong invariably does. The eye-watering clashes and cartoon-style violence that ensue are enjoyable, with Cube's deadpan reactions particularly amusing. But the film founders when it becomes overly sentimental, which sits awkwardly with what's gone before. The youngsters are also too obnoxious to be engaging, and passing off their outrageous behaviour as a product of paternal neglect is hard to swallow.

Space Jam- (1997)
15:15 - 15:55 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.4/10 Stars

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In this part-animated fantasy comedy, American basketball star Michael Jordan makes a charismatic big-screen acting debut alongside the entire Warner Bros cartoon catalogue. Children will love the energy of both the live and animated characters, and there's plenty to keep adults amused, too, as aliens from an ailing intergalactic theme park called Moron Mountain are ordered to acquire the services of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig et al for a new attraction. In a desperate attempt to keep their freedom, the animated superstars challenge their would-be captors to a basketball game and increase their odds of success by kidnapping Jordan. The humour cleverly mixes typical Looney Tunes gags with references to Reservoir Dogs, comic jibes at their sports star's new choice of career (baseball) and some hilarious moments provided by Bill Murray. And Jordan is joined in the film by other basketball luminaries, including Charles Barclay and Larry Bird.

Metal Tornado- (2011)
15:20 - 17:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
4.6/10 Stars

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An experiment to develop a new renewable energy source from solar radiation instead creates devastating magnetic tornados that grow ever more destructive as they suck in anything made of metal. The scientists behind the project must find a way to disperse the magnetic energy before more lives are lost. Disaster movie, starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Nicole de Boer.

Hotel Transylvania- (2012)
15:55 - 16:55 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.7/10 Stars

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Dracula opens a luxury resort for monsters, to provide a refuge from terrified humans. His cosy sanctuary is disrupted when a normal man unwittingly checks in, and the situation is complicated when the unwanted guest turns out to be the descendant of a famous vampire hunter - and takes a liking to the count's daughter. Animated comedy, with the voices of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.

The Brain Machine- (0)
16:00 - 17:40 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1955. Thriller. Director: Ken Hughes. Stars Maxwell Reed, Patrick Barr, Elizabeth Allen & Russell Napier. Dr Philippa uses 'The Brain Machine' to reveal abnormalities within the brain of a murderer.

The Dam Busters- (1954)
16:00 - 17:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 4
7.1/10 Stars

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The story of the destruction of the major dams in Germany's industrial heartland in the Ruhr valley in 1943, a mission that seemed impossible until engineer and scientist Barnes Wallis came up with the ingenious idea of bouncing bombs, and the pilots of 617 Squadron were trained to fly the crucial mission. Second World War drama, with Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Basil Sydney, Derek Farr and Ursula Jeans.

The Addams Family- (1991)
16:00 - 18:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - E4
6.7/10 Stars

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Hollywood's plundering of classic TV series has produced its fair share of turkeys, but this is a glorious exception. This is partly owing to director Barry Sonnenfeld's wise decision to stick with the black humour of Charles Addams's original and very popular New Yorker cartoons and, perhaps more importantly, some inspired casting - Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia are note perfect as loving Morticia and Gomez, while Christopher Lloyd was equally born to play Fester. However, these stars are almost surpassed by the astonishingly agile Thing and by Christina Ricci's splendid performance as the young Wednesday. The plot - a confidence trickster (Lloyd) poses as Fester to steal the Addams fortune - is a tad contrived, but Sonnenfeld makes a confident transition from cinematographer to director (he proved himself again with Get Shorty in 1995) and the result is a witty family comedy that has enough sly humour to keep adults chuckling throughout. The massive success of the film inspired the cast to return for a sequel.

Are We There Yet?- (2005)
16:20 - 17:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
5.4/10 Stars

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A child-hating bachelor encounters two insufferable brats in this amiable comedy from Jingle All the Way director Brian Levant. A family-friendly mix of sassy dialogue, slapstick and sight gags, it combines the manic road-trip style of Planes, Trains and Automobiles with the adult-baiting laughs of Home Alone. Cast against type, Ice Cube plays a love-struck singleton who's desperately trying to woo attractive divorcee Nia Long. But when he offers to transport her two monstrous children to see her on a business trip, everything that could go wrong invariably does. The eye-watering clashes and cartoon-style violence that ensue are enjoyable, with Cube's deadpan reactions particularly amusing. But the film founders when it becomes overly sentimental, which sits awkwardly with what's gone before. The youngsters are also too obnoxious to be engaging, and passing off their outrageous behaviour as a product of paternal neglect is hard to swallow.

One Fine Day- (1996)
16:40 - 18:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
5.8/10 Stars

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In this warm-hearted but underwritten romantic comedy, George Clooney stars as a newspaper reporter saddled with parental responsibilities when he's forced to look after his five-year-old daughter while his ex-wife is on honeymoon. Into his life comes Michelle Pfeiffer, who's struggling to hold down a job and bring up a child, and the couple reluctantly agree to help each other out - only to find that what can go wrong naturally does. Clooney, Pfeiffer and Mae Whitman (as Clooney's daughter) are suitably charming, but they are all let down by a very bratty and irritating performance from Alex D Linz (of Home Alone 3 fame) as Pfeiffer's hideous son, and the uninspired direction of Michael Hoffman.

Beyond Sherwood Forest- (2009)
16:50 - 18:40 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
5.1/10 Stars

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Fantasy adventure starring Robin Dunne, Erica Durance and Katherine Isabelle. Robin Hood is a man in a tight spot when the ruthless sheriff unleashes a winged beast to defeat him for good. (2009)

Hotel Transylvania- (2012)
17:00 - 17:45 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.7/10 Stars

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Dracula opens a luxury resort for monsters, to provide a refuge from terrified humans. His cosy sanctuary is disrupted when a normal man unwittingly checks in, and the situation is complicated when the unwanted guest turns out to be the descendant of a famous vampire hunter - and takes a liking to the count's daughter. Animated comedy, with the voices of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.

The Dam Busters- (1954)
17:05 - 18:35 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 4
7.1/10 Stars

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The story of the destruction of the major dams in Germany's industrial heartland in the Ruhr valley in 1943, a mission that seemed impossible until engineer and scientist Barnes Wallis came up with the ingenious idea of bouncing bombs, and the pilots of 617 Squadron were trained to fly the crucial mission. Second World War drama, with Michael Redgrave, Richard Todd, Basil Sydney, Derek Farr and Ursula Jeans.

101 Dalmatians- (1996)
17:05 - 18:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Live-action Disney classic starring Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels. Dastardly fashion designer Cruella De Vil decides that her new coat will be made from cute dalmatian pup skins. (1996)

Arctic Blast- (2010)
17:10 - 19:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
4.4/10 Stars

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A solar eclipse sends a blast of super-chilled air toward Earth, setting off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new ice age. Sci-fi thriller, starring Michael Shanks, Bruce Davison, Indiana Evans and Cinthia Burke.

Listen to Britain- (0)
17:40 - 18:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1942. Factual. A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life. Stars Leonard Brockington & Joseph Macleod

The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey- (2012)
17:45 - 18:45 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.9/10 Stars

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Unassuming hobbit Bilbo Baggins is pulled out of his comfortable life when Gandalf the wizard volunteers him for a dangerous quest. He joins a party of dwarves who are on a mission to reclaim their lost homeland, which has been taken over by a dragon. The first part of Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's novel, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

Brighton Rock- (1947)
18:00 - 19:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
7.7/10 Stars

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Released in America as Young Scarface, this is one of the most sinister crime films ever made in Britain and, but for several cuts by the censor, it would also have been one of the most shocking. However, Graham Greene, scripting from his own novel (not in collaboration with Terence Rattigan as many sources state), also drew some of the film's teeth by allowing gullible waitress Rose the faint hope that her malicious husband might love her after all - a contrivance that was given a glutinously spiritual slant by director John Boulting. Richard Attenborough (as Pinkie the teenage gangster) turns in the best performance of his career, and he is magnificently supported by William Hartnell and the underrated Carol Marsh as Rose.

101 Dalmatians- (1996)
18:10 - 19:15 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
0.0/10 Stars

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Live-action Disney classic starring Glenn Close and Jeff Daniels. Dastardly fashion designer Cruella De Vil decides that her new coat will be made from cute dalmatian pup skins. (1996)

Snow White and the Huntsman- (2012)
18:40 - 21:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Channel 4
5.7/10 Stars

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An evil queen learns that her reign will last forever if she kills a princess, so sends a renowned warrior to find and murder her. However, he comes to realise his mistress's evil ways, and instead trains his intended victim to fight so they can bring the tyrant's rule to an end. Fantasy adventure, with Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron.

Trapped in Space- (1994)
18:40 - 20:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
1.3/10 Stars

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A Venus-bound shuttle is hit by an asteroid, leaving only enough oxygen for three people and creating an agonising dilemma for the five-strong crew. Sci-fi adventure, starring, starring Jack Wagner, Jack Coleman and Sigrid Thornton.

The Time Traveler's Wife- (2008)
18:50 - 21:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
6.6/10 Stars

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Rachel McAdams stars as the wife of the title, but it's her husband (Eric Bana) who takes precedence in this sci-fi drama. Henry (Bana) involuntarily slips through time at the most inopportune moments, and can be gone for weeks while Clare (McAdams) pines for his return. More often than not, he's off visiting her in childhood, planting the seeds of this discontent. In the bestselling novel, the premise allowed author Audrey Niffenegger to explore dysfunctional relationships in a unique fashion. Here, director Robert Schwentke creates intrigue, but also skirts the emotional crux of the matter. The film becomes a dry exercise in juggling timelines and leaves the characters lacking depth. The tragedy of Clare and Henry's romance is muted, and the mundane way they treat his time-travelling also dampens the mood. Suspending disbelief becomes a more difficult task with each passing minute. A disappointment.

The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey- (2012)
18:50 - 21:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.9/10 Stars

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Unassuming hobbit Bilbo Baggins is pulled out of his comfortable life when Gandalf the wizard volunteers him for a dangerous quest. He joins a party of dwarves who are on a mission to reclaim their lost homeland, which has been taken over by a dragon. The first part of Peter Jackson's fantasy adventure trilogy based on JRR Tolkien's novel, starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage.

Swarmed- (2005)
19:05 - 21:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
3.8/10 Stars

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A pesticide experiment creates a ferocious swarm of deadly wasps that attacks a small town, while a scientist searches for a means to wipe them out. Sci-fi horror, starring Michael Shanks and Carol Alt.

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss- (2007)
19:10 - 20:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - Five USA
6.0/10 Stars

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Former government operative Cathy Davis is called in to investigate the case of two secret agents who have killed their mentors, but seemingly have no memory of the act. The inquiry leads her to a sinister experiment in mind control, but she first must expose the mastermind behind the murders before he compels anyone else to kill. Mystery, starring Lea Thompson and Joe Penny.

Little Nicky- (2000)
19:15 - 20:15 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
5.2/10 Stars

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The Devil decides to put off retirement for a little longer, but his two oldest sons are left fuming - and decide to get revenge by creating Hell on Earth. The job of saving the world falls to their good-natured younger brother, who travels to New York to put things right. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon and Rodney Dangerfield.

Best Pair Of Legs In The Business- (0)
20:00 - 22:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1974. Comedy. Director: Christopher Hodson. Stars Reg Varney, Diana Coupland, Lee Montegue & Jean Harvey. A middle-aged compere and drag artiste is low on talent but high on ambition.

Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss- (2007)
20:15 - 21:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Five USA
6.0/10 Stars

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Former government operative Cathy Davis is called in to investigate the case of two secret agents who have killed their mentors, but seemingly have no memory of the act. The inquiry leads her to a sinister experiment in mind control, but she first must expose the mastermind behind the murders before he compels anyone else to kill. Mystery, starring Lea Thompson and Joe Penny.

Little Nicky- (2000)
20:20 - 21:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
5.2/10 Stars

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The Devil decides to put off retirement for a little longer, but his two oldest sons are left fuming - and decide to get revenge by creating Hell on Earth. The job of saving the world falls to their good-natured younger brother, who travels to New York to put things right. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Reese Witherspoon and Rodney Dangerfield.

Amy- (2015)
21:00 - 23:40 - Sat 21/1/17 - More 4
7.5/10 Stars

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Documentary portrait of soul, jazz and R'n'B singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, whose untimely death in July 2011 followed a well-publicised history of drugs and alcohol abuse. Director Asif Kapadia traces Amy's rise and demise over the 13 years preceding her death, telling her story via her music and autobiographical song lyrics, video footage shot by friends and family, archive television clips, plus voiceover interviews with those who were personally and professionally close to her. Contributors include Pete Doherty, Mitch Winehouse, Tony Bennett, Mark Ronson and Tyler James.

Homefront- (2013)
21:00 - 22:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
6.4/10 Stars

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A drug enforcement agent quits his job and relocates to a small town hoping to protect his daughter from the violent world he has to deal with. However, he is forced back into his old life when he finds his new home has a criminal underbelly dominated by a narcotics kingpin. Crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder.

Lone Survivor- (2013)
21:00 - 23:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
7.4/10 Stars

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Four American soldiers are sent on a mission into the mountains of Afghanistan to track down and eliminate a high-ranking terrorist leader. They soon find themselves faced with a terrible moral dilemma and a battle for survival against overwhelming odds. Fact-based drama, starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.

Ghosts of Mars- (2001)
21:00 - 22:55 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
4.7/10 Stars

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With this sci-fi offering, Dark Star and The Thing director John Carpenter has been reduced to repeating his own movies. Set in the year 2176, this has feisty cop Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) arrive at an isolated Martian mining town to transport notorious killer "Desolation" Williams (Ice Cube) to a high-security prison. The colonists are being possessed by the spooks of the title and transformed into zombies that look as threatening as refugees from a Kiss reunion concert. These Martian living dead then swarm in a siege hugely reminiscent of Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 - itself a homage to Howard Hawks's classic 1959 western Rio Bravo. There are moments of tension thanks to the director's self-penned soundtrack and the rusty-red hues in which everything is bathed. But there are no real surprises here, leaving only regrets that such a talented director is responsible.

The Other Woman- (2014)
21:00 - 23:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - Channel 4
6.2/10 Stars

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A woman is devastated to learn her boyfriend is actually married, but when she meets his wife, they quickly become friends. When they discover he has a third secret lover, they decide to join forces and teach him a lesson. Comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Out Of The Dark- (2014)
21:00 - 22:55 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
4.7/10 Stars

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Chilling thriller starring Julia Stiles. When a family relocates to Colombia for a new life, they soon realise that their new house is haunted by the past in more ways than one... (2014)

Hellboy II: the Golden Army- (2008)
21:00 - 22:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.4/10 Stars

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Director Guillermo del Toro's mastery of fantasy film-making and his understanding of the multi-faceted richness of the genre guides this sequel to visually imaginative and intricately detailed heights. This time our florid superhero Hellboy (Ron Perlman) must thwart the renegade elf prince Nuada (Luke Goss), who will stop at nothing (even killing his own father) to awaken the fabled indestructible Golden Army and conquer the human realm. Imbued with the ornate gothic fairy-tale style and emotional resonance of del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, the film effortlessly marries dry wit and unnerving creepiness. Epic in breadth and ambition while still retaining its gentle soul, this army of golden images is another sublime example of superior myth-making from a master of the art.

Terminator Salvation- (2009)
21:00 - 23:10 - Sat 21/1/17 - E4
5.8/10 Stars

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(2009) Part four of the sci-fi action franchise. It's now 2018 and machines have massacred mankind in a bid to rule the planet. Christian Bale heads the resistance to the robots. [AD,S]

Dulcima- (0)
22:00 - 23:55 - Sat 21/1/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1971. Drama. Director: Frank Nesbitt. Stars John Mills, Carol White & Stuart Wilson. Dulcima, a girl treated as a drudge by her family, lifts herself from her environment by becoming a housekeeper.

Homefront- (2013)
22:05 - 23:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
6.4/10 Stars

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A drug enforcement agent quits his job and relocates to a small town hoping to protect his daughter from the violent world he has to deal with. However, he is forced back into his old life when he finds his new home has a criminal underbelly dominated by a narcotics kingpin. Crime thriller, starring Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder.

Hellboy II: the Golden Army- (2008)
22:05 - 23:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 2
6.4/10 Stars

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Director Guillermo del Toro's mastery of fantasy film-making and his understanding of the multi-faceted richness of the genre guides this sequel to visually imaginative and intricately detailed heights. This time our florid superhero Hellboy (Ron Perlman) must thwart the renegade elf prince Nuada (Luke Goss), who will stop at nothing (even killing his own father) to awaken the fabled indestructible Golden Army and conquer the human realm. Imbued with the ornate gothic fairy-tale style and emotional resonance of del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, the film effortlessly marries dry wit and unnerving creepiness. Epic in breadth and ambition while still retaining its gentle soul, this army of golden images is another sublime example of superior myth-making from a master of the art.

Looper- (2012)
22:30 - 00:20 - Sat 21/1/17 - BBC 2
6.5/10 Stars

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In the future, a crime syndicate uses time travel to dispose of people without trace, sending them back 30 years to be killed by hitmen. One of the assassins employed by the Mob finds his latest target is himself as an older man, and both versions go on the run as they try to change the course of history. Sci-fi thriller, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt.

I Am Legend- (2007)
22:45 - 00:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV
6.9/10 Stars

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Francis Lawrence (Constantine) directs this third big-screen version of Richard Matheson's classic 1954 sci-fi tale (after The Last Man on Earth in 1964 and The Omega Man in 1971). Will Smith gives a convincing performance as a military scientist who is immune to a virus that turned most of humanity into vampire-like zombies. He effectively puts across the paranoid loneliness and sense of hope in the face of despair of a man who could be the last surviving human on Earth. However, the flashbacks, with epic scenes of Manhattan in chaos, sit awkwardly next to Smith's attempts to cope with his isolation - such as conversing with shop dummies and working his way through every single DVD in the local rental shop. Some formulaic shocks, credibility-busting plot holes and unconvincing CGI monsters shift this apocalyptic chiller into B-movie territory. But there's still an eerie charge in seeing familiar landmarks like Times Square transformed into desolate, overgrown wilderness.

Global Effect- (2002)
22:55 - 00:45 - Sat 21/1/17 - Movies4Men
6.6/10 Stars

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A gang of mercenaries heads into the jungle on a mission to save a scientist kidnapped by terrorists who want her help in creating a devastating virus weapon. However, the rescue mission is jeopardised by a showdown with diamond smugglers. Action thriller, starring Madchen Amick and Daniel Bernhardt.

Hostel: Part II- (2007)
22:55 - 00:50 - Sat 21/1/17 - Horror Channel
5.7/10 Stars

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Writer/director Eli Roth's deft sequel to his 2005 original has increased production values, better character development and a more mature style. Hostel featured male backpackers being tortured for sport, but the genders are switched here, as three young American girls are lured to Slovakia for a spa break. Instead, they find themselves auctioned off as victims to satisfy the sick and violent fantasies of the privileged. The blood flows copiously, but it's the moody evocation of sheer depravity through suggestion that provides most impact, as Roth creates a terrifying atmosphere where the plight of the victims is keenly felt. The hardcore theme of man's inhumanity to man is reinforced by the surprise narrative swerves and some well-judged gallows humour.

Jaws- (1975)
23:00 - 00:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - ITV 4
7.3/10 Stars

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Peter Benchley's pulp bestseller is here turned into the scariest sea saga ever filmed, with Steven Spielberg creating maximum suspense in the first dark moments and then maintaining the momentum with brilliant sleight-of-hand direction. The tale of a great white shark terrorising a New England resort community and the modern-day Captain Ahab (Robert Shaw) employed to kill it is now a classic of the suspense thriller genre. It's also credited with creating the summer blockbuster craze that Hollywood pins its financial hopes on every year. John Williams's Oscar-winning music and the excellent performances of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss add to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears.

Haunting Sarah- (2005)
23:00 - 01:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - True Entertainment
5.4/10 Stars

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A mother struggles to cope with the death of her youngest son, and the news that her niece has contacted the dead boy from beyond the grave only complicates matters - especially when the supposed spirit is thought to be evil. Thriller, with Kim Raver, Alison Sealy-Smith and Rick Roberts.

Hummingbird- (2013)
23:05 - 00:05 - Sat 21/1/17 - 5*
5.7/10 Stars

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A haunted special forces soldier returns to London from Afghanistan and assumes another man's identity, hoping to make a fresh start. He is drawn into the city's criminal underworld, where his skills prove valuable to the highest bidder, and plots revenge against the gangster who killed his girlfriend. Crime thriller, with Jason Statham and Agata Buzek.

The Watch- (2012)
23:10 - 01:00 - Sat 21/1/17 - Channel 4
5.3/10 Stars

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A small-town supermarket manager organises a neighbourhood watch group to patrol his community after a suspicious death, but finds the only recruits he can gather do not take the job seriously. They soon face a greater threat than crime when they uncover a secret alien invasion going on under their noses. Sci-fi comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade.

Dressed to Kill- (1980)
23:20 - 01:30 - Sat 21/1/17 - Film 4
6.8/10 Stars

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A psychiatrist joins forces with a prostitute to investigate the murder of a patient, a frustrated middle-aged housewife who indulged her fantasies by embarking on an extramarital affair and was subsequently killed. Brian De Palma's thriller, starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon and Dennis Franz.