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From Dusk till Dawn- (1995)
00:15 - 01:20 - Thu 23/2/17 - ITV 4
6.9/10 Stars

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Delivering everything you'd expect from a splatter-action horror bearing scriptwriter Quentin Tarantino's name, this in-your-face shocker from director Robert Rodriguez juggles sharp dialogue, excessive violence, great special effects and bad taste with stylish verve. Tarantino and George Clooney play two crooks heading south of the border, who take preacher Harvey Keitel's family hostage and end up under attack from bloodthirsty vampires, undead strippers and Hell's Angels when they hide out in a sleazy Mexican bar. Energetic film-making and engaging performances keep this hilarious gore-fest firing on all its raucously tongue-in-cheek cylinders.


Wilderness- (2006)
00:45 - 02:40 - Thu 23/2/17 - Horror Channel
6.3/10 Stars

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Tense thriller. Inmates from a young offenders institution are left to fend for them selves in the wilderness against a lone hunter, who is tracking them down one by one. (2006)


Bet Your Life- (2004)
00:55 - 02:45 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
4.0/10 Stars

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A man burdened by debt and shadowed by a determined female bounty hunter realises he has nothing left to lose - so agrees to take part in a deadly wager with a wealthy sadist. Action thriller, starring Sean Carrigan, Corinne Van Ryck de Groot and Billy Zane.


The Last Chance- (2003)
01:00 - 03:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - True Entertainment
7.0/10 Stars

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A woman returns home to Texas after an eight-year absence to claim the ranch her grandfather left to her in his will. Unfortunately, she has to somehow bridge the generation gap when she finds herself at loggerheads with her father over how best to run the family business. Drama, starring Jennie Garth, Lance Henriksen and Bradley Cooper.


The Girl Who Played with Fire- (2009)
01:20 - 03:55 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
6.9/10 Stars

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Troubled computer hacker Lisbeth is framed for three murders and forced to flee for her life. As her journalist friend Mikael searches for evidence of her innocence, he discovers connections with a sex-trafficking ring, government corruption and Lisbeth's own traumatic past. Thriller sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist. In Swedish, Italian and French.


Ninety Degrees in the Shade- (0)
01:40 - 03:25 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1965. Drama. Director: Jirí Weiss. Stars Anne Heywood, James Booth & Rudolf Hrusínsk?. A government inspector is intensely jealous of a criminal's passionate fling with his co-worker.


Crash Site: a Family in Danger- (2011)
02:00 - 04:05 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
0.0/10 Stars

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An executive struggles to balance personal and professional commitments as he deals with an attack on his company by a computer hacker. However, his enemies soon use more deadly methods, and sabotage his car while he and his wife are on a weekend break, leading to a crash in the wilderness and a gruelling journey to safety. Thriller, starring Charisma Carpenter and Sebastian Spence.


Sorority Row- (2009)
02:15 - 03:55 - Thu 23/2/17 - Channel 4
5.4/10 Stars

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A sorority prank goes wrong resulting in a sister's death in a horror clearly aimed at aficionados of the Prom Night remake. Eight months after the unfortunate accident, the remaining girls are celebrating graduation when a hooded killer starts picking them off in a slapdash slasher that fails to avoid the pitfalls plaguing other maniac-on-the-loose knock-offs. Director Stewart Hendler's stylish-looking update of 1983 cult original The House on Sorority Row (renamed House of Evil in the UK) discards the mutant-baby revenge plot and goes for the obvious whodunnit route, with the coven of sassy sisters indulging in a cartoonish bitch-fest that gets increasingly funnier and more inappropriate as the film wends its way to an unremarkable reveal. (The murders - with a customised tyre iron - may not look that nice, but the outfits sure are pretty.) Carrie Fisher gives the dullness a lift as a gun-toting, no-nonsense den mother, but Rumer Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) barely convinces as one of the ill-fated girls of Theta Pi.


Crawl or Die- (2014)
02:40 - 04:30 - Thu 23/2/17 - Horror Channel
4.6/10 Stars

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An elite security team assigned the task of protecting the last known woman who can become pregnant, find themselves caught in an endless claustrophobic underground tunnel system. Horror, starring Nicole Alonso, Torey Byrne and Tommy Ball.


Fighting Caballero- (1935)
02:45 - 04:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
8.0/10 Stars

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A mine owner investigating the death of her foreman discovers a criminal and his gang have taken over the mine and are using it as a base of operations for their counterfeiting scheme. However, two undercover agents are on hand to foil their plan. Western, with Rex Lease and Dorothy Gulliver.


Indian Paint- (1965)
03:40 - 05:30 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
6.6/10 Stars

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An Indian boy raises a wild colt and grows very attached to the animal. Drama, starring Johnny Crawford and Jay Silverheels.


Ties That Bind- (2010)
04:05 - 06:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.8/10 Stars

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A woman leaves her peaceful suburban home for New York to settle the affairs of her best friend Rachel, who has just been murdered. She discovers there may have been more to the killing than the official explanation suggests - and realises her own life is also in danger. Mystery, starring Kristanna Loken and Warren Christie.


Her Lover's Brother- (0)
06:00 - 07:15 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1932. Western. Directed by Wallace Fox. Stars Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo & Dot Farley. An army officer is after a Mexican bandit, El Zorro, who he doesn't know is his long-lost twin brother.


Holiday Affair- (1949)
06:00 - 07:40 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
5.8/10 Stars

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A department store clerk discovers a war widow is doing market research for a rival shop, but when he does not report her to the management, it costs him his job just before Christmas. They meet again when he carries out a further act of kindness toward her son, and romance develops, despite her impending marriage. Comedy, starring Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum.


On Dangerous Ground- (1951)
07:40 - 09:15 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
6.1/10 Stars

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A hard-nosed detective believes the only way to get results is to come down hard on suspects - until a meeting with a blind girl, whose mentally ill brother has fallen under suspicion of murder, causes him to soften his approach. Nicholas Ray's thriller, starring Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper and Ed Begley.


Stock Car- (0)
07:45 - 09:05 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1955. Drama. After the death of her father while motor racing, the daughter (Rona Anderson) is dissuaded from selling his garage by fellow racer Larry (Paul Carpenter) who helps her run the garage


Stolen Innocence- (2007)
09:00 - 11:05 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
4.2/10 Stars

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In this routine crime tale, Jeepers Creepers star Gina Philips plays an unmarried career woman who suffers escalating torment when she gives birth to an apparently stillborn baby. Suspected of infanticide, she teams up with the child's father (Warren Christie) to clear her name. But their resulting amateur detective work comes together far too easily, making the film feel rushed and contrived. Most damaging, however, is the lack of dramatic intensity, as pedestrian direction and unconvincing performances - especially from Philips - dilute the in-built poignancy of the "parents' worst nightmare" scenario. Against-the-clock tension in the last third keeps things watchable, though even that could have been done better.


Stranger In Town- (1957)
09:05 - 10:35 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
5.0/10 Stars

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1957. Drama. Directed George Pollock. Starring Alex Nicol, Anne Paige & Mary Laura Wood. In a sleepy village, a composer is shot dead and a woman is found gassed. Who killed them and why?

Honey- (2003)
10:30 - 11:30 - Thu 23/2/17 - ITV 2
5.9/10 Stars

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An ambitious choreographer is given a once-in-a-lifetime career break by a sleazy director, only to realise later her happiness and future lie with helping the underprivileged children she once taught to dance. Drama, starring Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Missy Elliott, Zachary Williams and David Moscow.

Marilyn- (0)
10:35 - 12:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
5.5/10 Stars

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1953. Crime drama directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Maxwell Reed and Sandra Dorne. The wife of the garage owner is caught with the mechanic, when he is accidentally killed and a cover up begins.

Decision at Sundown- (1957)
11:00 - 12:35 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
6.9/10 Stars

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A gunslinger rides into a backwoods town intent on finding his dead wife's former lover and exacting revenge for her death. The man he blames now has total control of the town and has the sheriff at his beck and call. Undeterred, the drifter offers his enemy an ultimatum - he has until sundown to leave the town or face retribution for his crimes. Western, with Randolph Scott, John Carroll and Andrew Duggan.

Ghost Storm- (2012)
11:00 - 12:50 - Thu 23/2/17 - Horror Channel
0.0/10 Stars

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You might be haunted by this action sci-fi movie in more ways than one! A strange electrical storm led by angry souls from a mass suicide seeks revenge by preying on the living. (2012)

McBride: The Chameleon Murder- (2005)
11:00 - 13:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - True Entertainment
7.0/10 Stars

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An apparently straightforward murder case takes a strange turn when the victim is discovered to have a plethora of identities - prompting McBride to investigate in an effort to prove his client innocent of the slaying. Crime drama, starring John Larroquette, Marta DuBois, Annie LaRussa and Devon Gummersall.

Deadly Honeymoon- (2009)
11:05 - 13:15 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
5.7/10 Stars

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A wealthy couple take a honeymoon cruise in Tahiti, but the husband disappears without trace. The captain asks an FBI agent on vacation to investigate, believing he may have been murdered. Suspicion falls on his wife, who may have objected to his infidelities, but also a trio of Hungarian gamblers with shady secrets. Mystery, with Zoe McLellan and Summer Glau.

Honey- (2003)
11:35 - 12:30 - Thu 23/2/17 - ITV 2
5.9/10 Stars

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An ambitious choreographer is given a once-in-a-lifetime career break by a sleazy director, only to realise later her happiness and future lie with helping the underprivileged children she once taught to dance. Drama, starring Jessica Alba, Mekhi Phifer, Lil' Romeo, Missy Elliott, Zachary Williams and David Moscow.

Sons Of The Sea- (0)
12:00 - 13:35 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1939. Drama. The Head of Dartmouth training college is murdered but was he the intended victim? Directed by Maurice Elvey. Starring Leslie Banks and Kay Walsh.

Prince Valiant- (1954)
12:35 - 14:40 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
6.1/10 Stars

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A Christian Viking prince is invited to King Arthur's court, where he discovers the most trusted man at Camelot is hatching a fiendish plot to bring about the demise of the king and the Knights of the Round Table. Adventure, based on the newspaper comic-strip by Hal Foster, starring Robert Wagner, Janet Leigh, James Mason, Debra Paget and Sterling Hayden.

Polar Storm- (2009)
13:00 - 14:50 - Thu 23/2/17 - Horror Channel
3.9/10 Stars

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A comet collides with Earth, causing a devastating series of quakes, floods and volcanic eruptions. However, when the dust has settled, it turns out worse is to come. The impact has pushed the planet off its axis, and if a team of scientists cannot put it right, the crust will shift, wiping out all life. Disaster thriller, starring Jack Coleman, Holly Dignard and Tyler Johnston.

Chariots of Fire- (1981)
13:15 - 15:50 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.6/10 Stars

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Unfairly dismissed by some as an empty exercise in cheap schmaltz, this has an old-fashioned innocence that celebrates the human spirit with a lot of careful detail. It's a powerful tale about two British athletes - one a contemplative Scottish missionary, the other an anxious Jewish student - aiming for glory in the 1924 Olympics, and it contains a compelling study of their characters and those of their competitors. Their experiences are drawn in thoughtfully by Hugh Hudson's direction and Colin Welland's Oscar-winning script. Indeed, it was Welland who exclaimed at the Oscar ceremony that "the British are coming!". The two British actors on screen here, Ian Charleson (the missionary) and Ben Cross (the student), prove that, at a time when British cinema had such talent to fall back on, Welland should have been right.

Home to Danger- (0)
14:00 - 15:20 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1951. Crime directed by Terence Fisher. Barbara (Rona Anderson) returns from abroad after her father's suicide. A changed will leaves Barbara in mortal danger.

Great Expectations- (1946)
14:40 - 17:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
6.5/10 Stars

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David Lean will always be best remembered for his Technicolor epics, but this black-and-white adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel is one of his early masterpieces. It's a carefully pruned version of the book that excises entire characters but retains the magical Dickens spirit as it tells the tale of orphaned Pip (played as a boy by Anthony Wager and as an adult by John Mills), who comes into an unexpected fortune. From the opening sequence on the Kentish marshes, when the young Pip encounters Finlay Currie's terrifying escaped convict, through to his love for Estella (played by Jean Simmons as a child and Valerie Hobson as an adult), this is superlative film-making from one of Britain's greatest directors. It looks magnificent and earned Oscars for cinematographer Guy Green and designers John Bryan and Wilfrid Shingleton.

The Tree in a Test Tube- (0)
15:20 - 15:30 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1942. Comedy. Directed by Charles MacDonald. Stars Oliver Hardy, Stan Laurel, Pete Smith Laurel and Hardy demonstrate the uses of wood in this World War II propaganda film.

Deadly Paradise- (2016)
15:20 - 17:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Channel 5
0.0/10 Stars

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Thriller, starring Antonio Sabato Jr and Boti Bliss. A woman takes her friends to Hawaii, but one of the party is attacked, sparking a quest for revenge. (2016)

Tunes of Glory- (1960)
15:30 - 17:45 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
6.0/10 Stars

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A strait-laced officer takes up his new posting as CO of a Highland regiment. However, problems spring up when he clashes with his easy-going predecessor almost every step of the way. The friction between the two military men leads to no end of tension for the soldiers. Drama, starring Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York and Dennis Price.

Dance Little Lady- (1954)
16:00 - 17:45 - Thu 23/2/17 - 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.

Hope and Glory- (1987)
16:00 - 18:10 - Thu 23/2/17 - 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 Last Man on Planet Earth- (1999)
16:00 - 17:50 - Thu 23/2/17 - Horror Channel
3.5/10 Stars

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Years after a weapon called the Y-Bomb has wiped out the world's male population, scientist Julie Bowen genetically engineers a (supposedly) violence-free man - but he's not exactly welcome in a land run by man-hating women. This made-for-TV effort has occasional fun with its outlandish premise, but by-and-large it's still far too glum for its own good. Most disappointingly, the movie fails to illustrate how an all-female population might change society, an idea that could have been interesting in the hands of more gifted film-makers.

The Colditz Story- (1954)
17:00 - 19:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
7.0/10 Stars

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One of seemingly dozens of PoW dramas made in the early to mid-1950s (The Wooden Horse, Albert RN), this is set in the infamous German fortress of the title. The story about the daring escapes undertaken by Allied prisoners has little time for the psychology of imprisonment (unlike the popular BBC TV series of the 1970s), but the action is still well played - tense at times, music-hall jolly at others. John Mills is perfectly cast as Pat Reid, on whose first-hand account the film is based, and Eric Portman, Ian Carmichael, Lionel Jeffries and Bryan Forbes are the other inmates of heroic hue. Director Guy Hamilton would go on to gain greater acclaim with a different kind of escapism when he directed Goldfinger in 1964.

Mission to Death- (1966)
17:45 - 19:15 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
5.4/10 Stars

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A band of US soldiers embark on a dangerous mission to sabotage a German radar installation. Second World War adventure, starring Jim Brewer and James E McLarty.

Friend or Foe- (0)
18:00 - 19:30 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1982. CCF Film. Drama. Director: John Krish. WWII evacuee David hates the Germans, but now his life has been saved by one. What is the right thing to do, tell the Army or offer his help?

Last Action Hero- (1993)
18:20 - 21:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
5.9/10 Stars

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An Arnold Schwarzenegger backlash had been on the cards for some time and when this extravaganza was released the knives were well and truly out. It was actually all a little unfair, because this is a smart, funny blockbuster that gave director John McTiernan the opportunity to send up not only Schwarzenegger's heroic image, but also the action genre itself. The story centres around a youngster (Austin O'Brien) who finds himself sucked into the celluloid world of his biggest hero, Jack Slater (Schwarzenegger), as he tracks the bad guys (Charles Dance and Anthony Quinn) in his new film. Things become complicated when the fictional characters take the chance to escape into the real world. Schwarzenegger has rarely been better and he is backed up by a never-ending stream of star names in cameo roles, including James Belushi, Sharon Stone, Joan Plowright, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chevy Chase, plus Terminator 2's James Cameron, Robert Patrick and Edward Furlong. And, although McTiernan has fun spoofing the conventions of the action genre, he still manages to slip in some spectacular set pieces.

The Addams Family- (1991)
19:00 - 21:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
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.

Hour X Suicide Patrol- (1969)
19:15 - 21:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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1943: German troops invade an island leaving a small band of allied commandos to destroy a tactically important radio base. (1969)

The Kid From Brooklyn- (0)
19:30 - 21:45 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
0.0/10 Stars

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1946. Comedy. Director: Norman Z Mcleod. Stars Danny Kaye, Eve Arden, Steve Cochran & Virginia Mayo. Through a fluke, a timid milkman knocks out a champion fighter and decides to go pro.

Patriot Games- (1992)
21:00 - 23:20 - Thu 23/2/17 - More 4
6.1/10 Stars

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Harrison Ford takes over from Alec Baldwin as CIA analyst Jack Ryan in this follow-up to box-office hit The Hunt for Red October. Director Phillip Noyce has the now former agency man rescuing peer James Fox from an IRA attack in London and being hounded for his trouble by renegade terrorist Sean Bean. But, apart from one brilliant sequence showing a remote-controlled desert massacre, Noyce's thriller (based on the novel by Tom Clancy) never gets its act together to provide the direct appeal that all good action movies should have. The movie also rides roughshod over the delicate nature of the Troubles, despite an unconvincing apologia from Richard Harris's more politically astute terrorist.

Closed Circuit- (2013)
21:00 - 22:50 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
5.7/10 Stars

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A man stands trial for terrorism charges, but the evidence against him has been classified, so only one government-approved lawyer is allowed to see it. The attorney's ex-lover is appointed to handle the defence, and they agree to keep their past relationship a secret, but as the case unfolds, they are drawn together as evidence of a sinister conspiracy emerges. Thriller, starring Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall and Jim Broadbent.

To End All Wars- (2001)
21:00 - 23:25 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
6.4/10 Stars

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Not even Robert Carlyle's trademark pugnacity can enliven this well-intentioned but leaden adaptation of Ernest Gordon's memoir about the building of the Burma railroad. Even though it presents a considerably more accurate account than The Bridge on the River Kwai, unfavourable comparisons with David Lean's Oscar winner (and even Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence) abound, as Allied soldiers Ciaran McMenamin, Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland are among the PoWs forced to lay the infamous track. Yugo Saso and Sakae Kimura's good guard/bad guard and the subplots involving Sutherland's illicit still and Mark Strong's bush university only reinforce the unfortunate aura of stereotype and cliché.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon- (2000)
21:00 - 23:25 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
7.0/10 Stars

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Based on the novel by Wang Du Lu and exhibiting cinematic influences ranging from John Ford and Akira Kurosawa to The Matrix, this handsome period action romance from director Ang Lee put the art back into martial arts. Those familiar with the works of King Hu and Tsui Hark will revel in the unhurried way he reworks the conventions of the genre to explore the perennial themes of love and loyalty, duty and sacrifice. But Lee also combines brilliant stunt work with special effects to create such memorable sequences as the rooftop pursuit and the treetop battle. Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh excel as the warriors seeking the stolen sword of Green Destiny, but the most electrifying performance is Zhang Ziyi's teenage thief.

5ive Girls- (2006)
21:00 - 22:55 - Thu 23/2/17 - Horror Channel
5.2/10 Stars

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Five unruly teenage girls are sent to a mysterious looking reform school, and soon begin to experience strange visions. Before long the girls realise the school is being overrun by sinister spirits, and when they each inherit special powers they wage war on an ancient demon known as Legion. Fantasy thriller, starring Ron Perlman, Barbara Mamabolo and Krysta Carter.

Tread Softly Stranger- (1958)
22:00 - 23:45 - Thu 23/2/17 - Talking Pictures
6.0/10 Stars

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The big question here is, what on earth were Diana Dors, Terence Morgan and George Baker doing in such a dreary little film? Director Gordon Parry was capable of making involving pictures, but here he insists on his cast delivering each line as if it had the dramatic weight of a Russian novel, which is more than a little preposterous for a petty melodrama about criminal brothers falling for the same girl. The intention was to cash in on the vogue for "it's grim up north" movies, but the result is a bumper collection of unintentional laughs.

Memphis Belle- (1990)
22:45 - 23:45 - Thu 23/2/17 - ITV 4
6.1/10 Stars

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The crewmen of an American B-17 bomber prepare for their final flight before returning home to a hero's welcome. However, the mission - to launch a daylight raid on a supply factory in a heavily defended German city - threatens to be the most hazardous they have ever undertaken. Fact-based Second World War drama, with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, John Lithgow, Harry Connick Jr, Tate Donovan and Billy Zane.

Safe House- (2012)
22:50 - 01:05 - Thu 23/2/17 - Film 4
6.2/10 Stars

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A CIA agent stationed in South Africa is sent to question a rogue operative, who has been arrested years after betraying the agency, only to be attacked by mercenaries hired to capture the fugitive. As they flee for their lives together, the interrogator has to contend with not only the enemies hunting them, but also the mind games of his prisoner. Thriller, with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.

Quarantine- (2008)
22:55 - 00:40 - Thu 23/2/17 - 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.

Marley & Me- (2008)
23:00 - 00:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - 5*
6.8/10 Stars

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Journalist John Grogan celebrates his wedding by buying his wife a golden Labrador puppy, hoping to stave off her desire to have children. Over the course of their marriage, the dog remains a constant companion and never loses his mischievous streak even as he grows from a cute puppy to a 7st dog. Comedy drama, based on a newspaper column, starring Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner and Alan Arkin.

McBride: Murder Past Midnight- (2005)
23:00 - 01:00 - Thu 23/2/17 - True Entertainment
6.4/10 Stars

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The crusading lawyer is called up for jury duty in the case of a woman thought to have poisoned her wealthy husband. However, he ends up reluctantly agreeing to defend the accused at her retrial. Mystery, starring John Larroquette, Marta DuBois and Matt Lutz.

The Triple Echo- (1972)
23:25 - 01:15 - Thu 23/2/17 - Movies4Men
0.0/10 Stars

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It's 1942, and a lonely housewife strikes up an intimate relationship with a young army deserter. Stars Glenda Jackson and Oliver Reed. (1972)

Public Enemies- (2009)
23:25 - 02:35 - Thu 23/2/17 - Sony Movie Channel
6.5/10 Stars

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Sporting a uniformly strong cast, this epic crime drama from director Michael Mann makes a documentary-style fable out of the infamous moments in the short, sharp career of 1930s gangster John Dillinger (Johnny Depp). The sumptuous production design and vibrant natural lighting enhance the daring prison break-outs, well-planned bank robberies and doomed romance with hat-check girl Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard) that lead to the fateful meeting outside Chicago's Biograph cinema with G-Man Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) and J Edgar Hoover's fledgeling FBI. More beautifully composed art house movie than popcorn crime thriller, Mann's take on the Depression-era Robin Hood encompasses both the philosophical contemplation of mortality and the creation of an icon. Directed with astute flair (the intimacy of digital video close-ups contrasting with technically dazzling machine-gun action) and fascinatingly detailed (the law grappling with its own nascent methods), this is freshly conceived myth-making on a grand scale, with the captivating Depp/Cotillard chemistry an added bonus.

Memphis Belle- (1990)
23:50 - 00:55 - Thu 23/2/17 - ITV 4
6.1/10 Stars

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The crewmen of an American B-17 bomber prepare for their final flight before returning home to a hero's welcome. However, the mission - to launch a daylight raid on a supply factory in a heavily defended German city - threatens to be the most hazardous they have ever undertaken. Fact-based Second World War drama, with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, John Lithgow, Harry Connick Jr, Tate Donovan and Billy Zane.