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Little Miss Sunshine- (2006)
00:55 - 01:50 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
7.4/10 Stars

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A struggling motivational speaker and his long-suffering wife embark on a disastrous journey across America when their seven-year-old daughter Olive gets the chance to fulfil her dream of competing in a beauty pageant. Along for the ride are her foul-mouthed, drug-taking grandfather, a suicidal uncle, and her sullen teenage brother, who has taken a vow of silence. Comedy drama, with Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin and an Oscar-winning Alan Arkin.


Marine Raiders- (1944)
01:10 - 02:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
5.2/10 Stars

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American recruits are put through a tough Marine training course in preparation for combat action, but a brief stopover in Australia leads to a whirlwind romance - and tragedy. World War Two adventure, starring Robert Ryan, Pat O'Brien, Ruth Hussey and Frank McHugh.


Primal- (2010)
01:10 - 02:45 - Fri 24/11/17 - Horror Channel
5.1/10 Stars

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Backpackers in the outback are turned into cannibal zombie killers in this silly Oz horror about an ancient evil lurking among lost Aborigine cave paintings. Slickly put together, it's a pretty pointless exercise in latex appliances that rolls through all the standard clichés as its bickering, barely likeable characters are turned, one by one, into monsters. First to suffer is sex-crazed teen Mel (Krew Boylan), who's transformed into a snarling, sabre-toothed she-beast and forced to leap through the bush like the Bionic Woman. She gets off lightly: later victims are raped by tentacles and impregnated with blob creature babies. Not a patch on the best Oz horror, like Razorback or Wolf Creek, Primal's black-humoured silliness only manages to raise the odd chuckle. Picnic at Hanging Rock was never like this..


Suntan- (2016)
01:20 - 03:25 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
0.0/10 Stars

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(2016) Makis Papadimitriou and Elli Tringou star in a dark drama about a doctor's attraction to a woman half his age. In Greek/subs. Nudity/strong sexual scenes/sexual violence/drugs.


Valley of Eagles- (1951)
01:50 - 03:30 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
3.8/10 Stars

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A Swedish scientist joins forces with the police to pursue his wife and research assistant, who have stolen his data and fled to remote Lapland. Thriller, starring Jack Warner, Nadia Gray, John McCallum and Christopher Lee.


Little Miss Sunshine- (2006)
01:55 - 03:10 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
7.4/10 Stars

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A struggling motivational speaker and his long-suffering wife embark on a disastrous journey across America when their seven-year-old daughter Olive gets the chance to fulfil her dream of competing in a beauty pageant. Along for the ride are her foul-mouthed, drug-taking grandfather, a suicidal uncle, and her sullen teenage brother, who has taken a vow of silence. Comedy drama, with Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Abigail Breslin and an Oscar-winning Alan Arkin.


Bhaag Milkha Bhaag- (2013)
02:25 - 05:30 - Fri 24/11/17 - Channel 4
0.0/10 Stars

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(2013) Indian Film Season: Farhan Akhtar stars in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic of Indian Olympic sprinter Milkha Singh. With Rebecca Breeds and Art Malik. In Hindi/subs. Violence.


Dark Circles- (2013)
02:45 - 04:30 - Fri 24/11/17 - Horror Channel
4.7/10 Stars

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The stressed parents of a newborn child move into a new house, and begin experiencing strange visions. Their sanity is stretched to breaking point as they cannot tell if their experiences are the result of sleep deprivation, or if supernatural forces are haunting their home. Horror, starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James.


Hope and Glory- (1987)
03:10 - 04:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.0/10 Stars

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War may be hell if you're a grown-up, but it's a wheeze if you're nine years old and living in suburban London during the Blitz. Anyway, that's how it looks to the young hero of director John Boorman's whimsical, funny, nostalgic, semi-autobiographical memoir of family life in the Second World War. Sebastian Rice-Edwards gives an extraordinarily confident performance in the lead role, and he's matched by Geraldine Muir, playing his five-year-old sister. Sammi Davis as their rebellious elder sibling, meanwhile, gives a poignant portrayal of the teenager caught between sexual awakening and the savage truths of the day, especially in the scene when she informs her mother, Sarah Miles, of her intention to sleep with her Canadian soldier boyfriend. "We might all be dead tomorrow; just don't fall in love with him," sighs Miles. "Who said anything about love," snaps back Davis. The film is on the episodic side and Miles and Ian Bannen as the grandfather might both have toned down their eccentric portrayals a notch, but these are minor quibbles about a delightful movie. It was a personal triumph for Boorman: he received Oscar nominations for best film (as producer), best director and best original screenplay, while Philippe Rousselot's cinematography and Anthony Pratt and Joan Woollard's art direction/set decoration were also nominated.


Hope and Glory- (1987)
04:10 - 05:20 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.0/10 Stars

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War may be hell if you're a grown-up, but it's a wheeze if you're nine years old and living in suburban London during the Blitz. Anyway, that's how it looks to the young hero of director John Boorman's whimsical, funny, nostalgic, semi-autobiographical memoir of family life in the Second World War. Sebastian Rice-Edwards gives an extraordinarily confident performance in the lead role, and he's matched by Geraldine Muir, playing his five-year-old sister. Sammi Davis as their rebellious elder sibling, meanwhile, gives a poignant portrayal of the teenager caught between sexual awakening and the savage truths of the day, especially in the scene when she informs her mother, Sarah Miles, of her intention to sleep with her Canadian soldier boyfriend. "We might all be dead tomorrow; just don't fall in love with him," sighs Miles. "Who said anything about love," snaps back Davis. The film is on the episodic side and Miles and Ian Bannen as the grandfather might both have toned down their eccentric portrayals a notch, but these are minor quibbles about a delightful movie. It was a personal triumph for Boorman: he received Oscar nominations for best film (as producer), best director and best original screenplay, while Philippe Rousselot's cinematography and Anthony Pratt and Joan Woollard's art direction/set decoration were also nominated.

The Light before Christmas- (2007)
05:20 - 06:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
4.0/10 Stars

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Two children lost in the snow on Christmas Eve are rescued by a kind old man. He reads them the story of The Night Before Christmas from a weathered old book, which results in them being magically transported into the tale. Stop-motion animated fantasy, with the voices of Ruby Chase O'Neil and Brock Holman.

Nell Gwyn- (0)
06:00 - 07:25 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1934. Period drama directed by Herbert Wilcox. Nell (Anna Neagle) captivates King Charles (Cedric Hardwicke) and fights off the royal insiders.

The Thing from Another World- (1951)
06:00 - 07:40 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
6.9/10 Stars

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Research boffins at the North Pole unearth a bloodthirsty space creature which sets about stalking them one by one. Christian Nyby's sci-fi thriller, starring Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan and James Arness.

Deadly Swarm- (2003)
07:40 - 09:20 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
1.0/10 Stars

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An insect expert puts his mosquito research on hold when a swarm of killer wasps descends on a small Mexican town where a festival is about to take place. Action adventure, starring Shane Brolly, Kaarina Aufranc and J Patrick McCormack.

The Hospital Nurse- (0)
07:55 - 08:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1941. Factual. Director: Francis Searle. Recruitment film presenting an ideal view of the nursing profession, which is likely to have been in stark contrast with the daily experience of wartime nurses

Fort Algiers- (1953)
08:05 - 09:40 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
7.6/10 Stars

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A spy in the employ of the French foreign legion is sent on an undercover mission disguised as an Algerian nightclub singer. Her goal is to expose an Arab leader's plot to seize control of oil-rich lands, but when her cover is blown, it falls to her soldier lover to save her. Spy adventure, starring Yvonne De Carlo and Carlos Thompson.

Christmas at Maxwell's- (2006)
09:00 - 09:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.9/10 Stars

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A winemaker's perfectly ordered life is threatened when secrets from his past come to light and his wife becomes seriously ill. He takes her and their two children away to a remote lakeside retreat over Christmas, to celebrate the holiday together for what may be the last time. Drama, starring Andrew May and Jack Hourigan.

Storm Cell- (2008)
09:20 - 11:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - 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.

Dance Little Lady- (1954)
09:40 - 11:25 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
6.0/10 Stars

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A ballerina is cruelly exploited by her domineering husband - who abandons her after an injury from a car accident puts an end to her career. However, he returns when their daughter also displays a remarkable gift for dance, but his ex-wife is determined not to let him ruin her child's life. Drama, starring Terence Morgan and Mai Zetterling.

Christmas at Maxwell's- (2006)
10:00 - 11:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.9/10 Stars

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A winemaker's perfectly ordered life is threatened when secrets from his past come to light and his wife becomes seriously ill. He takes her and their two children away to a remote lakeside retreat over Christmas, to celebrate the holiday together for what may be the last time. Drama, starring Andrew May and Jack Hourigan.

The Man Who Knew Too Much- (1956)
11:00 - 13:25 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
7.0/10 Stars

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Alfred Hitchcock once told François Truffaut that his 1934 version of this exciting thriller - about a family innocently involved in an assassination plot - was "the work of a talented amateur and the second was made by a professional". There's no doubt that this colour remake is technically more accomplished, while the deft tinkering with the finale adds considerably to the suspense. But not all of the additional 45 minutes are as well spent. Que Sera, Sera might have won the Oscar for best song, but its inclusion was solely to mollify Doris Day fans and the storytelling is occasionally over-deliberate. Nevertheless, James Stewart is superb, and Bernard Miles and Brenda de Banzie make admirable adversaries.

Christmas in the Clouds- (2001)
11:00 - 11:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.0/10 Stars

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The Native American manager of a ski resort desperately tries to impress a woman he thinks is a writer for a travel guide, while she in turn mistakes him for her mysterious internet boyfriend. Meanwhile, the real hotel critic is left in the hands of the lodge's eccentric staff. Comedy, starring Timothy Vahle, Mariana Tosca, Graham Greene and M Emmet Walsh. Includes One Minute Movie Guide at 3.55pm.

Ramrod- (1947)
11:05 - 12:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
6.8/10 Stars

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The daughter of a cattle rancher defies her father by marrying a sheep farmer, and takes over running her husband's land when he dies. However, a powerful landowner is determined to seize her territory for himself. An alcoholic cowhand working for the widow strives to bring about a legal settlement, but a violent range war seems inevitable. Western, with Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.

Christmas Child- (2004)
11:25 - 13:10 - Fri 24/11/17 - Channel 5
0.0/10 Stars

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Heartwarming drama starring Megan Follows and William R Moses. A journalist investigates a mysterious nativity scene and finds himself on a healing journey of self-discovery. (2004)

Unpublished Story- (0)
12:00 - 13:40 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1942. War. Director: Harold French. Stars Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson & Basil Radford. A war correspondent during WW2 returns to London and becomes suspicious of a peace organisation.

Christmas in the Clouds- (2001)
12:00 - 13:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.0/10 Stars

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The Native American manager of a ski resort desperately tries to impress a woman he thinks is a writer for a travel guide, while she in turn mistakes him for her mysterious internet boyfriend. Meanwhile, the real hotel critic is left in the hands of the lodge's eccentric staff. Comedy, starring Timothy Vahle, Mariana Tosca, Graham Greene and M Emmet Walsh. Includes One Minute Movie Guide at 3.55pm.

Ramrod- (1947)
12:05 - 13:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
6.8/10 Stars

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The daughter of a cattle rancher defies her father by marrying a sheep farmer, and takes over running her husband's land when he dies. However, a powerful landowner is determined to seize her territory for himself. An alcoholic cowhand working for the widow strives to bring about a legal settlement, but a violent range war seems inevitable. Western, with Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.

Killer Caliber .32- (1967)
13:00 - 13:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
1.0/10 Stars

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When a series of stagecoach robberies take place in quick succession, a professional killer is hired to investigate the problem. Stars Peter Lee Laurence. (1967)

The Christmas Candle- (2013)
13:00 - 13:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
5.3/10 Stars

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Legend has it that every 25 years an angel visits the English village of Gladbury and bestows a miracle upon whoever lights the Christmas candle. In 1890, progressive pastor David Richmond arrives to take over the local church and his quest to modernise the parish sets him at odds with the residents, especially when the fabled candle goes missing. Festive family drama based on Max Lucado's novel, starring Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, John Hannah and Susan Boyle.

Our First Christmas- (2008)
13:00 - 15:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - True Entertainment
6.0/10 Stars

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Festive traditions are challenged after two families become one in this mediocre drama. Julie Warner and Steven Eckholdt play the newlyweds whose planned first Christmas together is jeopardised when their children from previous marriages refuse to embrace new seasonal rituals. Cue an emotional tug of war, predictably followed by a blizzard of life lessons, as shrewd grandpa John Ratzenberger helps manipulate the situation to show everyone the error of their actions. It's all overly neat to the point of blandness, consequently never really touching the heart in the way the storyline intends. Even the feel-good finale is surprisingly underwhelming, despite piling on the sentiment to the max.

20 Million Miles to Earth- (1957)
13:25 - 15:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
6.0/10 Stars

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An American space mission to Venus brings back a bizarre reptilian creature from the planet's surface, but once exposed to Earth's atmosphere it suddenly begins to grow at an alarming rate and wreaks havoc through the streets of Rome. Sci-fi thriller, starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor and Frank Puglia.

Arthur And Kitty- (0)
13:40 - 14:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
5.2/10 Stars

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A look into the lives of Arthur Lucan & Kitty McShane and the development of the great comedy, Old Mother Riley.

Killer Caliber .32- (1967)
14:00 - 14:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
1.0/10 Stars

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When a series of stagecoach robberies take place in quick succession, a professional killer is hired to investigate the problem. Stars Peter Lee Laurence. (1967)

The Christmas Candle- (2013)
14:00 - 15:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
5.3/10 Stars

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Legend has it that every 25 years an angel visits the English village of Gladbury and bestows a miracle upon whoever lights the Christmas candle. In 1890, progressive pastor David Richmond arrives to take over the local church and his quest to modernise the parish sets him at odds with the residents, especially when the fabled candle goes missing. Festive family drama based on Max Lucado's novel, starring Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, John Hannah and Susan Boyle.

Chance of a Lifetime- (0)
14:05 - 15:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1950. Comedy. Director: Bernard Miles. Stars Basil Radford, Bernard Miles, Kenneth More, Patrick Troughton & Hattie Jacques. The staff of an engineering firm take over after going on strike.

A Christmas Wedding Date- (2012)
15:00 - 17:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - True Entertainment
6.7/10 Stars

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A woman returns to her home town after 10 years away to attend a wedding, and ends up magically reliving the day over and over again. The experience gives her a chance to see a different side to the people she has rejected to further her career, and she rebuilds bridges with her mother and her high-school boyfriend. Comedy, with Marla Sokoloff and Chris Carmack.

Siege of the Saxons- (1963)
15:05 - 16:50 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
5.0/10 Stars

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(1963) Dark ages adventure. King Arthur is murdered and usurped by his champion knight (Ronald Howard), so an outlaw (Ronald Lewis) seeks the mystic Merlin (John Laurie) to right the wrong.

Sense and Sensibility- (1995)
15:15 - 16:10 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
7.2/10 Stars

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An impoverished family is taken in by a relative - and while sensible elder daughter Elinor's love for the sensitive Edward Ferrars meets with disapproval from his family, her more passionate younger sister Marianne engages in a disastrous romance with an infamous womaniser. Period drama based on Jane Austen's novel, directed by Ang Lee and starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant.

A Christmas Hero- (2016)
15:15 - 17:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Channel 5
7.0/10 Stars

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Romantic drama starring Anna Hutchison and Marcus Rosner. Having set her sights on a divorced man, a courageous firefighter must contend with the man's ex-wife. (2016)

Vendetta For The Saint- (0)
16:00 - 18:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1969. Action. Director: Jim O'Connolly. Stars Roger Moore, Aimi MacDonald, Ian Hendry & Rosemary Dexter. Set in Naples, an elegant thief is outraged after witnessing the murder of a British banker.

Doomsday Prophecy- (2011)
16:00 - 17:50 - Fri 24/11/17 - Horror Channel
3.8/10 Stars

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The world is devastated by a series of unexplained natural disasters that may well be the beginning of the end of life of Earth. The only way to stop the coming cataclysm is to find a magical diving rod that grants the ability to see into the future. Fantasy thriller, with Jewel Staite and Matthew Kevin Anderson.

Sense and Sensibility- (1995)
16:15 - 18:10 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
7.2/10 Stars

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An impoverished family is taken in by a relative - and while sensible elder daughter Elinor's love for the sensitive Edward Ferrars meets with disapproval from his family, her more passionate younger sister Marianne engages in a disastrous romance with an infamous womaniser. Period drama based on Jane Austen's novel, directed by Ang Lee and starring Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman and Hugh Grant.

The Fighting Seabees- (1944)
16:50 - 18:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
6.6/10 Stars

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Although denied military service during the Second World War, John Wayne did his fair share of fighting on screen in flag-waving propaganda movies like this one, which is based on a true story. He stars as the boss of a construction company who orders his workers to take up arms against the invading Japanese. It's the one where Wayne's hot-headedness causes his buddy's death, leading him to demolish all the enemy in sight, blasting his way to glory. Well, Borden Chase's screenplay worked then, and it almost works now, and if you're a fan of the Duke, give it a try. By the way, Wayne's leading lady is the young Susan Hayward.

The Enemy General- (1960)
17:20 - 18:15 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
9.0/10 Stars

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An American agent working with the French resistance is sent on a mission to rescue a German general who has been imprisoned for his part in a plot to assassinate Hitler and take him to Allied territory. He faces a crisis of conscience when he realises the captive officer is the man who had his fiancee executed. Second World War drama, starring Van Johnson and Jean-Pierre Aumont.

Lock Your Door- (0)
18:00 - 18:15 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1949. Thriller. Directed by Anthony Gilkison. Algernon Blackwood tells his gothic story, from the series 'A Strange Experience'.

The Rainmaker- (1997)
18:10 - 19:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.5/10 Stars

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An idealistic newly qualified lawyer teams up with a disreputable researcher to champion the cause of a leukaemia sufferer whose mother is suing an insurance company for refusing to pay his medical costs. As the case progresses, the young legal eagle finds he has much to learn about the dark side of the judicial process. Francis Ford Coppola's courtroom drama adapted from the novel by John Grisham, starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Claire Danes and Mickey Rourke.

White Cradle Inn- (0)
18:15 - 20:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1947. Drama. Director: Harold French. Stars Michael Rennie & Madeleine Carroll. During the war, many children were evacuated beneath the Swiss Alps, one of which is billeted with the local Inn owners.

The Enemy General- (1960)
18:20 - 19:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
9.0/10 Stars

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An American agent working with the French resistance is sent on a mission to rescue a German general who has been imprisoned for his part in a plot to assassinate Hitler and take him to Allied territory. He faces a crisis of conscience when he realises the captive officer is the man who had his fiancee executed. Second World War drama, starring Van Johnson and Jean-Pierre Aumont.

The Family Stone- (2005)
18:55 - 21:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
6.3/10 Stars

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After years of acting footloose and fancy free in the wildly popular TV series Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker here takes on a rather more uptight role - albeit still in a comedy. She plays it admirably straight as outsider Meredith Morton, who's brought home for Christmas by boyfriend Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) where he's planning to propose. But his family (headed by a steely Diane Keaton) are thrown into upheaval, and the reception they give Meredith is as hard as their name suggests. The dearth of likeable characters make this an uneasy experience initially. Only the laid-back Luke Wilson is allowed to shine as the Stone sibling who succeeds in loosening Meredith's morals. That is until writer/director Thomas Bezucha begins to unmask the monsters to reveal a disarming humanity beneath. Except for a few maudlin missteps, the end result is a bold, warm yet sharply funny family portrait.

Swarmed- (2005)
19:05 - 20:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - 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.

The Rainmaker- (1997)
19:10 - 21:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.5/10 Stars

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An idealistic newly qualified lawyer teams up with a disreputable researcher to champion the cause of a leukaemia sufferer whose mother is suing an insurance company for refusing to pay his medical costs. As the case progresses, the young legal eagle finds he has much to learn about the dark side of the judicial process. Francis Ford Coppola's courtroom drama adapted from the novel by John Grisham, starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Claire Danes and Mickey Rourke.

Swarmed- (2005)
20:05 - 21:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - 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.

Rush- (2013)
21:00 - 23:20 - Fri 24/11/17 - More 4
7.8/10 Stars

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The 1976 Formula One Championship season is dominated by a fierce rivalry between two contrasting racers, as daredevil British driver James Hunt and methodical Austrian defending champion Niki Lauda put their lives on the line to outdo each other on the track. Fact-based drama, starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl and Olivia Wilde.

Poseidon- (2006)
21:00 - 22:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - 5*
5.4/10 Stars

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A cruise ship capsizes in a tidal wave on New Year's Eve. A small band of survivors, including a professional gambler, a father searching for his missing daughter, a stowaway and a suicidal man who has regained his will to live, battles to get to the surface and escape the sinking vessel. Remake of 1970s disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure, starring Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Lucas.

Identity Thief- (2013)
21:00 - 23:10 - Fri 24/11/17 - Film 4
5.6/10 Stars

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A con-woman acquires an executive's credit card numbers, and lives a life of luxury at his expense. The outraged victim sets out on a mission to track down the fraudster and bring her to justice personally - resulting in them travelling on a disastrous road trip across America together. Comedy, with Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau and Amanda Peet.

F/X: Murder by Illusion- (1986)
21:00 - 23:05 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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Bryan Brown is a movie special effects man, hired to fake a real-life mob killing, who soon finds his own life in danger. (1986)

We Own the Night- (2007)
21:00 - 21:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.5/10 Stars

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The title of James Gray's murky thriller was a motto used by the New York police in the 1980s. In this film's ambiguous moral world, though, it's uncertain who the night really belongs to. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is the manager of a Brooklyn nightclub owned by a Russian family with criminal connections. His bosses are unaware that Bobby's father (Robert Duvall) and brother (Mark Wahlberg) are cops leading the operation against a drug dealer operating out of the club. But it's not long before Bobby is forced to abandon his neutral stance and become a reluctant informant - a decision that also rebounds on his girlfriend Amada (Eva Mendes). Phoenix in particular excels, teasing out the muted tragedy of a man who's forced to choose sides. While Gray's touch is sometimes clumsy, he pulls off at least one coup: a car chase in a rain storm, the action viewed between the swish of windscreen wiper blades. Like the director's earlier work, The Yards and Little Odessa, this ambitious thriller largely avoids the expected clichés and concentrates instead on the price of familial loyalties.

The Happening- (2008)
21:00 - 22:50 - Fri 24/11/17 - Horror Channel
4.8/10 Stars

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The Sixth Sense director M Night Shyamalan's follow-up to Lady in the Water is a daft marriage of disaster thriller and 1970s eco-horror. It begins intriguingly enough with American cities afflicted by a sudden and inexplicable breakdown in human behaviour. But unlike 28 Days Later..., the violence comes in the form of self-destruction, as people commit mass suicide in a variety of shocking ways. Philadelphia science teacher Mark Wahlberg and his wife Zooey Deschanel hope to avoid the chaos by heading for the country, but soon find they can't be safe if they don't know who or what is causing the attacks. There's nothing exciting about this drawn-out tale of collective paranoia among an oddball group of survivors. Shyamalan's arch script moves from reasonably thoughtful hysteria to just hysterically funny - with Wahlberg conducting a lunatic conversation with a plastic pot plant. It's further evidence of the director's descent from the master of the paranormal plot twist into utter silliness.

The Mechanic- (2011)
21:00 - 22:50 - Fri 24/11/17 - E4
6.3/10 Stars

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A professional hitman lets his emotional detachment slip when his mentor is murdered, and puts his deadly skills to the task of getting revenge. The solitary assassin finds an ally in his teacher's son, who also yearns for vengeance and persuades the killer to teach him the tricks of the trade. Action thriller remake, starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland.

Ballad In Blue- (0)
22:00 - 23:45 - Fri 24/11/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1964. Drama. Director: Paul Henreid. Stars Ray Charles, Tom Bell, Dawn Addams & Mary Peach. During a performance for blind children, star Ray Charles befriends a young boy who has lost his sight.

We Own the Night- (2007)
22:00 - 23:20 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.5/10 Stars

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The title of James Gray's murky thriller was a motto used by the New York police in the 1980s. In this film's ambiguous moral world, though, it's uncertain who the night really belongs to. Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is the manager of a Brooklyn nightclub owned by a Russian family with criminal connections. His bosses are unaware that Bobby's father (Robert Duvall) and brother (Mark Wahlberg) are cops leading the operation against a drug dealer operating out of the club. But it's not long before Bobby is forced to abandon his neutral stance and become a reluctant informant - a decision that also rebounds on his girlfriend Amada (Eva Mendes). Phoenix in particular excels, teasing out the muted tragedy of a man who's forced to choose sides. While Gray's touch is sometimes clumsy, he pulls off at least one coup: a car chase in a rain storm, the action viewed between the swish of windscreen wiper blades. Like the director's earlier work, The Yards and Little Odessa, this ambitious thriller largely avoids the expected clichés and concentrates instead on the price of familial loyalties.

Poseidon- (2006)
22:05 - 22:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - 5*
5.4/10 Stars

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A cruise ship capsizes in a tidal wave on New Year's Eve. A small band of survivors, including a professional gambler, a father searching for his missing daughter, a stowaway and a suicidal man who has regained his will to live, battles to get to the surface and escape the sinking vessel. Remake of 1970s disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure, starring Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss and Josh Lucas.

Hatton Garden The Heist- (2016)
22:30 - 00:30 - Fri 24/11/17 - True Entertainment
0.0/10 Stars

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This dynamic drama follows five elderly robbers in the lead up to one of the biggest heists of the century, revealing how they managed to steal around £200 million and almost got away with it. (2016)

Quarantine- (2008)
22:50 - 00:40 - Fri 24/11/17 - Horror Channel
5.4/10 Stars

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Director John Erick Dowdle's instant remake of the 2007 Spanish horror hit [Rec] relocates the action to Los Angeles, where a young TV reporter (Dexter's Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman are on assignment at a fire station. They're called to an emergency at an apartment block, and before long they find themselves recording a bloody nightmare in the now-quarantined building, where a rabies-like infection has taken hold. Dowdle's film is a virtual carbon copy of Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza's original, with its shaky handheld camerawork and an absence of music, though there's more emphasis here on the rabies theme and more establishing scenes at the fire station. Unfortunately, this version emphasises realism over the supernatural, and the suspense is diminished as a result. What raw energy and shock value there is will have more impact for those who haven't already seen [Rec] - for those who have, this is a near-pointless exercise.

Revolver- (2005)
22:55 - 23:55 - Fri 24/11/17 - 5*
6.2/10 Stars

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Writer/director Guy Ritchie (with a little help from Luc Besson) has strayed from his accessible Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to concoct an eye-catching if intellectually overblown game of criminal cat and mouse. A bearded Jason Statham stars as Jake Green, a gangster who vows vengeance after a prison stint covering for his weirdly monikered boss Dorothy Macha - enthusiastically overplayed by Ray Liotta. But Green ends up in the hands of two vicious loan sharks (Vincent Pastore from The Sopranos and rapper André Benjamin from Outkast) who may or may not have their own agenda. Quoting from Machiavelli and using the rules of chess as a metaphor for surviving in the world of crime probably sounded good on paper. But what unfolds here is a pretentious and repetitive substitute for a coherent plot as Green's identity - and the storyline as a whole - slides into a lukewarm intellectual smorgasbord.

Passenger 57- (1992)
23:00 - 00:00 - Fri 24/11/17 - ITV 4
5.5/10 Stars

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Die Hard provided such a perfectly structured action-movie template that Hollywood has been reluctant to leave the idea alone; cue this silly but hugely enjoyable airborne thriller. Wesley Snipes plays the security expert who finds himself on the same aeroplane as obligatory British master criminal Bruce Payne, temporarily in police custody. Of course, Payne's henchmen have hitched a lift as well and when they duly free him, it's up to Snipes to save the day. Despite the hand-me-down plot and dialogue, director Kevin Hooks manages to wring the requisite suspense out of some expertly staged action set pieces. He is helped enormously by charismatic turns from Snipes and Payne, and a solid supporting cast that includes Tom Sizemore, Bruce Greenwood and a then little-known Elizabeth Hurley.

Killing Salazar- (2015)
23:05 - 01:10 - Fri 24/11/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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Steven Seagal stars in this action movie revolving around an elite team of DEA agents assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord. (2015)

Aliens- (1986)
23:10 - 02:15 - Fri 24/11/17 - 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.

The Calling- (2014)
23:20 - 00:15 - Fri 24/11/17 - Sony Movie Channel
5.7/10 Stars

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A small-town cop with a drink problem discovers someone is mutilating and murdering people across her district. She realises that the serial killer is hiding a mysterious message inspired by ancient religious texts and becomes dangerously obsessed with deciphering its meaning. Crime thriller based on Inger Ash Wolfe's novel, starring Susan Sarandon and Donald Sutherland.

Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie- (0)
23:45 - 01:20 - Fri 24/11/17 - BBC 2
0.0/10 Stars

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Documentary investigating the Church of Scientology. To find out more about the mysterious organisation, Louis Theroux meets with former members of the church. [HD] [AD,S]