01 75% Thu 2nd [12:40 - 14:55] Film 4 Charade (1963)
This absolutely wonderful comedy thriller from Stanley Donen (co-director, with Gene Kelly, of On the Town and Singin' in the Rain) nearly out-Hitchcocks Hitchcock. With a MacGuffin so clever you'll never guess, and a dream pairing of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn on ravishing Parisian locations, what more could you possibly want in the way of movie entertainment? There's a clever plot (by Peter Stone) that never lets up, a marvellous romantic score (by Henry Mancini), star-making turns from Walter Matthau and James Coburn, and some magnificent set pieces: Grant taking a shower fully-clothed; Hepburn and Grant falling in love on a Paris river boat; and a one-handed villain in a roof-top cliffhanger. This terrific movie's got the lot. Jonathan Demme directed a disastrous remake in 2002, with Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton in the lead roles.
02 75% Thu 2nd [14:30 - 16:30] Talking Pictures A Stitch in Time (1963)
A butcher's bumbling assistant causes no end of accidents at work, the latest of which has landed his boss in hospital. While visiting, he meets a little girl who has not spoken since her parents died, and resolves to put a smile on the orphan's face. Slapstick comedy, starring Norman Wisdom, Edward Chapman, Jerry Desmonde, Lucy Appleby and Jill Melford.
03 74% Sat 28th [18:10 - 21:00] Film 4 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Katniss Everdeen's victory in a televised death match makes her a focus for revolution against the totalitarian nation she lives in. The rulers of the regime plot to crush dissent with a new series of games, in which past champions battle it out. Sci-fi adventure sequel based on the second book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy of novels, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
04 74% Sat 28th [19:05 - 21:00] E4 How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Cressida Cowell's successful children's book gets an exciting animated adaptation here from co-writers/directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (Lilo & Stitch). Teenager Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) belongs to a belligerent Viking tribe that sees dragons as their mortal enemy. But Hiccup is a secret dragon-whisperer and when he helps, rather than kills, a wounded Night Fury dragon nicknamed Toothless, he sets a new course for his family and friends. The film's constantly amusing script boasts plenty of strong characters (including Hiccup's father, Stoick, voiced by Gerard Butler), is poignant where it counts - Hiccup and Toothless getting to know each other - and is consistently cute, clever and touching. But where this highly appealing comedy adventure really excels is with awesome visuals that rival Avatar's. The flying sequences, such as a dazzling trip through the Northern Lights, are stunning and the battles are equally spectacular - although some younger viewers might find them rather too scary.
05 74% Sun 29th [22:30 - 00:40] BBC 1 Rain Man (1988)
While everyone remembers this film about an autistic man as Dustin Hoffman's Oscar-winning triumph, it is equally Tom Cruise's. As a fast-talking wheeler-dealer living out the 1980s dream, he learns that not only is he out of his father's will (save for a 1949 Buick), he also has an institutionalised elder brother (Hoffman). This is a classic road movie, with the two siblings crossing country to California in the Buick. Hoffman's savant - a mass of baseball and airline disaster statistics, prone to hysterics if his routine is broken - is one of modern cinema's great triumphs: believable, unsentimental, often hilarious. But without Cruise, whose emotional journey runs from confused and impatient to understanding, protective and eventually loving, there is no film. Director Barry Levinson handles the whole thing beautifully, and also won an Oscar, and the film took the best picture award.
06 74% Sun 29th [23:05 - 01:30] Channel 4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
A colony of super-intelligent apes thrives following a global virus outbreak that wipes out much of the human race. A survivor tries to make peace with the leader of the apes, but their efforts to reach an understanding are threatened by warmongers on both sides. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman.
07 73% Wed 1st [12:40 - 15:00] Film 4 Pimpernel Smith (1941)
An unassuming English professor working on an archaeological dig in Germany leads a double life helping enemies of the Nazi regime escape the country. Second World War adventure based on The Scarlet Pimpernel, directed by and starring Leslie Howard, with Francis L Sullivan, Mary Morris, Hugh McDermott, Raymond Huntley and Manning Whiley.
08 72% Thu 2nd [21:00 - 22:05] ITV 2 Pitch Perfect (2012)
A new student finds herself a social outcast during her first year of college, but soon acquires a new circle of friends in a band of misfits with a shared talent for singing. She forms them into an a cappella group and leads them to compete in the campus music competitions. Comedy, starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks.
09 72% Fri 27th [21:00 - 23:10] Film 4 Deadpool (2016)
Marvel's foul-mouthed anti-hero plots violent revenge on the villain who left him hideously disfigured. Smash-hit superhero romp with Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin. (2016)(105 mins) Also in HD
10 72% Sun 29th [20:00 - 21:00] ITV 4 Casino Royale (2006)
Daniel Craig effortlessly makes James Bond his own as the 21st movie in the series goes back to basics for a resoundingly entertaining spy adventure. GoldenEye director Martin Campbell injects some Bourne-style grit into the proceedings, upping the violence content (the opening sequence, shot in grainy black and white, is particularly brutal). He also strips Bond of much of the slightly camp humour - thus no appearance from gadget-man Q. The plot is essentially an origins story, as a rough-around-the-edges Bond gains his two zeros (the two authorised kills he needs for his infamous licence) before tackling villain Le Chiffre (a splendidly thin-lipped Mads Mikkelsen) in a game of high-stakes poker. Craig's humanised, more flawed interpretation of the role balances Campbell's physical direction and co-writer Paul Haggis's sparing wit, while Eva Green provides an alluring love interest. Apart from a chaotic and overlong last act, this is a triumphant new beginning.
11 71% Mon 30th [22:00 - 23:05] ITV 4 Enter the Dragon (1973)
The doyenne of American critics, Pauline Kael, once described Bruce Lee as "the Fred Astaire of martial arts", and he's at his balletic, brilliant best in this kung fu classic that, tragically, proved to be his last completed film. When his sister commits suicide rather than succumb to the henchmen of a ruthless master criminal, Lee leaves the Shaolin temple where he teaches kung fu and spiritual discipline to become a James Bond-like secret agent. When he arrives at an island fortress to take part in a notoriously brutal martial arts tournament, he finds himself having to smash an opium ring and a white slavery racket, as well as fight for his own life. Director Robert Clouse broadens the action from the intimacy of Lee's earlier movies, in the process producing a series of fast, furious, intricate and athletic fight scenes that, in the opinion of many aficionados, have yet to be bettered. John Saxon and Jim Kelly provide muscular support, but it's the Hong Kong cast that catches the eye, notably Yang Sze, who is still one of chop-socky's most hissable villains. It's clear from this why the Lee legend lives on.
12 71% Sat 28th [23:05 - 00:05] 5* Interview with the Vampire (1994)
John Travolta hoped to star in it to shatter his Grease image, and Elton John was even asked to turn it into a Broadway musical, but when this highly anticipated movie version of Anne Rice's cult novel finally came to the screen it was a decidedly anaemic affair. All sumptuously dressed up with nowhere really interesting to go, director Neil Jordan's lavish adaptation is a stylised horror tale that lacks the emotional depth and jet-black darkness of the doom-laden tome. Too many other similar ideas have since come down the undead path, seriously undermining this stark vision of the hellish torture of being cursed to live for ever. Still, Tom Cruise is fine as the vampire Lestat, whose close relationship with handsome Brad Pitt forms an erotic twist on the Dracula legend. Kirsten Dunst impresses as the child adopted by the pair, but it's Antonio Banderas who gives the most full-blooded performance as the bisexual Armand. This is a beautifully mounted production that's low on divine decadence and Rice's celebrated charnel house morbidity, but high on glossy Grand Guignol and evocative elegance.
13 70% Mon 30th [01:30 - 03:25] Channel 4 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
An ordinary man seeks solace from his mundane life by drifting into daydreams where he is a heroic figure. When he and a friend are faced with unemployment, he is propelled into a globetrotting adventure in real life. Comedy drama based on James Thurber's short story, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. With Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and Shirley MacLaine.
14 70% Tue 31st [21:00 - 22:00] ITV 4 Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Vietnam veteran John Rambo uses his combat skills to fight and escape from the authorities of a small town, after he is harrassed and arrested. (1982)
15 70% Thu 2nd [03:15 - 05:00] Talking Pictures Double Confession (1950)
A man visits his ex-wife, only to find she has been murdered. He discovers a connection between her and a gangster, whom he immediately assumes must be the killer. However, as he tries to find evidence, a police inspector is convinced there is a less obvious perpetrator at work. Crime drama, starring Derek Farr, Joan Hopkins, Peter Lorre and William Hartnell. Includes Flight Bites at 10.20am.
16 70% Thu 2nd [16:30 - 18:40] Talking Pictures The Jungle Book (1967)
A boy is raised by animals in the jungle, leading a carefree life with his friends, a laidback bear and a wise panther. The return of a ferocious tiger who hates humans places the youngster's life in danger, and his friends must persuade him to return to the safety of his own people. Disney animated adventure based on Rudyard Kipling's stories, with the voices of Phil Harris and George Sanders.
17 70% Thu 2nd [22:00 - 23:00] 5* Limitless (2011)
A failed writer acquires a supply of an experimental drug that enables his brain to process and learn information at a superhuman rate. His newfound abilities allow him to make a killing on the stock market, but he soon attracts the attention of shadowy forces who have sinister plans for him. Sci-fi thriller, with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish.
18 70% Sat 28th [01:35 - 03:45] Film 4 Inferno (1980)
A woman living in New York discovers an ancient story of three evil supernatural beings, and becomes convinced there is a connection with her house. Her brother leaves his studies in Rome to visit her and finds she has disappeared, but as he searches for her, he discovers the terrifying truth behind the legend. Dario Argento's horror, starring Leigh McCloskey and Irene Miracle.
19 70% Sat 28th [17:00 - 18:10] ITV 4 The Pink Panther (1963)
Peter Sellers went into this film as character support and came out a star. David Niven is the ostensible lead in a rather dull setting up of the plot, in which the bumbling Inspector Clouseau is called in to prevent the theft of a precious diamond known as the Pink Panther. But Sellers's dud officer was so scene-stealingly comic that director Blake Edwards inserted new scenes. The rest is hysterical history. See it from the beginning: the cartoon title sequence with its Henry Mancini theme is an in-the-pink joy.
20 69% Wed 1st [22:50 - 01:40] Film 4 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
A six-man security team struggles to hold off a militant attack on an American diplomatic compound in Libya. With John Krasinski and James Badge Dale. (2016)(139 mins) Also in HD
21 68% Tue 31st [01:25 - 03:45] Film 4 Creepshow (1982)
Night of the Living Dead director George A Romero and top terror writer Stephen King neatly capture the ironic spirit of those forbidden 1950s horror comics in this lively anthology of ghoulishly funny fear tales. Zombie fathers, green space fungus, caged ancient creatures and the walking dead come alive from the pages of a comic book thrown away by a concerned parent. The creepiest tale is a "man versus nature" allegory about a paranoid millionaire and millions of cockroaches. Anyone with an insect phobia, beware! Stylishly scary stuff.
22 68% Thu 2nd [12:00 - 14:00] Talking Pictures Defence Of The Realm (1986)
1985. Thriller. Directed by David Drury and stars Gabriel Bryne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott and Robbie Coltrane. After an expose article is published, an MP dies in mysterious circumstances.
23 68% Fri 27th [22:45 - 00:35] BBC 1 Witness (1985)
Witness begins like many thrillers, with a murder, this time at a city railway station. The killing is witnessed by a small boy, Lukas Haas, who is a member of the Amish community, a religious sect living in rural Pennsylvania that eschews as much of modern life - notably machinery - as they can. Pursued by the bad guys, the boy and his widowed mother (Kelly McGillis) are protected by a cop (Harrison Ford), who takes them back to their village and awaits the killers' arrival, just as Gary Cooper did in High Noon. Directed by Australian Peter Weir, Witness is partly a love story and partly a thriller, but mainly a study of cultural collision - it's as if the world of Dirty Harry had suddenly stumbled into a canvas by Brueghel. This bucolic world is brilliantly evoked: there is a magical barn-raising scene, a beautiful sequence when an embarrassed yet lustful Ford discovers a half-naked McGillis in the middle of her ablutions, and a telling episode as the Amish endure the hostility of the tourists who gawp at them. The performances are immaculate, with Ford shining in his first serious dramatic role after his action escapades as Han Solo and Indiana Jones. McGillis is perfectly cast, the camera adoring her Nordic beauty beneath her bonnet, and Haas looks suitably wide-eyed and innocent. There are also fine turns by the late Alexander Godunov as McGillis's suitor, and Danny Glover as one of the heavies. Yet it's Weir's delicacy of touch that impresses the most. He ably juggles the various elements of the story and makes the violence seem even more shocking when it's played out on the fields of Amish denial.
24 68% Sat 28th [23:20 - 03:15] Film 4 The Descent (2005)
An all-female caving expedition goes horribly wrong in this brilliantly constructed panic attack from director Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers). Six friends end up in an uncharted subterranean system and encounter a monstrous cannibal race, but desperation, betrayals and imploding relationships prove as fatal to the girls as the flesh-eating threat. From the high-impact opening shock to the poignantly bleak ending, this underground Deliverance is designed to cause maximum stress in anyone remotely claustrophobic, vertiginous or afraid of the dark. Marshall's expert choreography of the creepy "crawler" creatures provides the extra terror, while they provide the full-on skin-slicing gore. As a writer and director he has a keen understanding of what makes the horror genre tick, and overturns the usual conventions with canny wit. Super-scary and vicious, both psychologically and physically, this cleverly produced chill-ride is edgy British horror at its very best.
25 67% Mon 30th [23:00 - 00:00] 5* The Lost Boys (1987)
There's a nasty surprise in store for divorcee Dianne Wiest when she moves her family to a small town on the Californian coast. The local teenage gang is actually a pack of punk vampires with designs on her teenage sons (Jason Patric and Corey Haim). This quintessentially 1980s tale is a slick attempt to update the bloodsucking genre for the MTV generation, blending Hollywood glitz with pop culture references. Kiefer Sutherland's role as the charismatic leader of the vampires is an early career highlight - he makes being undead seem very cool. And the comic pairing of Coreys Haim and Feldman is an enjoyable counterpoint to the sometimes gory horror. While it's not quite as original or witty as it could have been, this unashamedly glossy take on vampire mythology has a clever script that's packed with twists, and builds to a surprisingly tense climax.
26 67% Sat 28th [13:10 - 14:10] ITV 2 Step Up (2006)
An aspiring ballerina finds her life turned upside down when she encounters a troubled teenager from the wrong side of town. But as the pair get together to work intensely on a dancing project, they develop a mutual admiration, and love begins to blossom between them. Musical romance, starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.
27 67% Sun 29th [12:40 - 14:55] Film 4 Step Up All In (2014)
When his crew deserts him, Sean turns to some old friends in a bid to win a Las Vegas dance contest. Fifth instalment in the hit dance film series. (2014)(108 mins) Also in HD
28 66% Mon 30th [11:00 - 13:10] Film 4 We're No Angels (1955)
Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray are the three cons who escape from Devil's Island and intend to rip off French shopkeeper, Leo G Carroll, and his alluring wife, Joan Bennett in this unruly caper. Reunited with the director of Casablanca, Bogart isn't well matched with his co-stars or best suited to this sort of farce. And when the script turns all moralistic and gooey (with Bogart dressing up as Santa Claus and singing carols) you start looking around for Bing Crosby. A misjudgement for all concerned, as was the 1989 remake with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn.
29 66% Sat 28th [12:15 - 14:55] Talking Pictures North West Frontier (1959)
This cracking adventure is directed with great pace and precision by J Lee Thompson, and proves that an old-fashioned, all-action drama can still keep you on the edge of your seat without the benefit of flashy special effects. It could almost be called an "eastern", transplanting the old western plot of a railroad journey through hostile territory to turn-of-the-century India. Kenneth More gives an assured performance as the soldier entrusted with the safety of a Hindu prince, and he is given able support by Lauren Bacall (as the boy's no-nonsense nurse), the ever-reliable Wilfrid Hyde White and Herbert Lom.
30 66% Sat 28th [14:15 - 16:05] Film 4 The Boxtrolls (2014)
The people of a small town live in fear of underground trolls, which they do not realise are actually harmless. A boy raised by the creatures must convince the townsfolk there is nothing to fear when a team of pest exterminators is hired to wipe out the friendly monsters. Stop-motion animated fantasy, with the voices of Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and Ben Kingsley.
31 66% Sat 28th [17:15 - 18:40] BBC 1 Brave (2012)
A princess defies her mother's plans to secure peace by marrying her off to the son of one of their allies. A witch provides the rebellious royal with a magic spell to change her fate, but the enchantment backfires disastrously when the queen is transformed into a bear. Pixar's animated fantasy, with the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly.
32 66% Sat 28th [23:35 - 03:15] BBC 2 Margin Call (2011)
A bitter executive is dismissed from an investment bank, but plans his revenge by handing secret information on the company's fortunes to a junior analyst. When the information is decoded, it reveals that the company is on the brink of a devastating financial crisis, a revelation that is soon spreading throughout the workforce. Drama, starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany and Jeremy Irons.
33 66% Sun 29th [16:35 - 18:40] Film 4 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Three orphans are entrusted into the care of their sinister uncle, a master of disguise who intends to kill them for the family fortune. Quickly realising he is up to no good, the children flee, moving from one prospective guardian to the next - but their wily relative is never far behind. Comedy adventure based on the children's books, starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Liam Aitken and Emily Browning, with Kara and Shelby Hoffman.
34 66% Sun 29th [18:10 - 21:00] E4 Independence Day (1996)
No film had presented the destruction of the Earth on such an epic scale before this preposterously successful smash-hit sci-fi adventure came along. Of course, when we say Earth we really mean the USA - the rest of the world barely gets a look in. The story is simple: gigantic alien spacecraft hover above major cities and set about destroying everything below. Those plucky Yanks, however, won't go down without a fight. There are subplots focusing on the fate of ordinary folk, but most of the effort goes on the mind-boggling set pieces. Such scenes of digital mayhem are now commonplace, but this provided the template, and the levelling of Washington here is still impressive. Will Smith's charismatic performance as a wisecracking fighter pilot helped make him one of the biggest box-office draws in the western world, while Jeff Goldblum delivers a variation on his boffin role in Jurassic Park. Bill Pullman, meanwhile, manfully keeps a straight face as the beleaguered American President. Of the females, Vivica A Fox fares the best, although the likes of Mary McDonnell and Margaret Colin are largely wasted in supporting roles. But this is, after all, a special effects, not an acting, showcase, and a very entertaining one at that.
35 65% Mon 30th [15:30 - 17:15] Talking Pictures The Constant Husband (1955)
A man suffering from amnesia suddenly gets his memory back, and in the process realises he is married to seven women - a fact which sees him charged with bigamy. Comedy, starring Rex Harrison, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker and Kay Kendall.
36 65% Tue 31st [16:10 - 18:55] Film 4 Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
This lavish, well-crafted adaptation of Jules Verne's classic tale stars James Mason as the intrepid Scottish professor who leads an expedition into a volcano shaft and finds large mushrooms, giant lizards, an underground ocean and the lost city of Atlantis. Bernard Herrmann's fabulous music sets the mood for the spirited adventure, with the accent firmly on wholesome light-heartedness rather than vivid Verne danger. Singer Pat Boone adds his own brand of fantasy swashbuckling to the colourful proceedings, which are played out against some staggeringly imaginative subterranean sets.
37 65% Tue 31st [23:00 - 00:00] 5* Fatal Attraction (1987)
This is the movie that, among other things, helped create a new genre: the crazed female from hell (see Basic Instinct, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The Crush for prime examples). Glenn Close plays the obsessed woman driven to extreme lengths when she discovers that Michael Douglas is not going to leave his wife (Anne Archer) for her. Close is excellent in a thankless role, while Douglas established himself as the troubled icon of middle-class America, the ordinary man who would later find himself getting out of his depth in the likes of Falling Down and Disclosure. The movie's message (it's all right to have an affair as long as it's not with a nutcase) is more than a little dubious, but there is no denying its slick power and director Adrian Lyne milks the tension for all it's worth. However, he had to reshoot the movie's climax after test audiences gave the thumbs down to his first ending.
38 65% Wed 1st [01:50 - 03:30] Talking Pictures Beat Girl (1960)
1960. Drama. Directed by Edmond T. GrÃÂ©ville and starring NoÃÂ«lle Adam, Christopher Lee and Oliver Reed. Paul, a divorcee, marries a French lady but his daughter is determined to spoil the relationship.
39 64% Wed 1st [23:25 - 00:25] 5* Cloverfield (2008)
A gigantic creature of unknown origin pulverises its way through Manhattan in this YouTube-style monster mash-up co-produced by Lost creator JJ Abrams. There are clever dashes of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and The Host, but the characters - partygoers filming a going-away do - lack emotional depth and stumble a little too carelessly into danger. The interesting gimmick here is the intimate approach to epic disaster provided by the action unfolding via an amateur camcorder. This Blair Witch flair often creates a gripping, up-close-and-personal portrait of events, and the shaky-cam terrors meld effectively with loud bangs and glimpses of the HP Lovecraft-inspired behemoth. The fearful wonderment generated by such exciting mayhem is palpable as the documentary approach adds enormous resonance to what is essentially a fun repackaging of one of those stop-motion Ray Harryhausen fantasies from the 1950s and 60s.
40 64% Thu 2nd [20:00 - 21:05] ITV 4 Thunderball (1965)
The Bond series went well and truly comic strip with this gadget-filled extravaganza that too often cuts plotline corners to squeeze in all the hi-tech hardware. Playing 007 for the fourth time, Sean Connery is still getting a kick out of the role, but he's less the suave spy and more the man of action here than in previous outings. Adolfo Celi makes a worthy opponent, but Claudine Auger is one of the least memorable Bond girls. Director Terence Young never quite solves the pacing problems posed by filming underwater, but John Stears's Oscar-winning special effects more than compensate.
41 64% Thu 2nd [22:40 - 23:45] ITV 4 Police Academy (1984)
It's hard to imagine that, back in 1984, anyone would have thought this would spawn six sequels as well as a cartoon series. Yet somehow it managed to strike a chord with audiences around the world and made a star (well, briefly anyway) out of Steve Guttenberg. And, while the follow-ups became increasingly puerile as the series went on, the original film produced its fair share of belly laughs. Guttenberg leads a group of oddballs, who probably shouldn't even be allowed to watch cops on television, into police training, where they clash with authority but prove themselves in the end. It's crude and juvenile, but fans will be in heaven.
42 64% Sun 29th [23:20 - 01:25] Film 4 The Iceman (2012)
A Mob henchman becomes one of the criminal underworld's most notorious contract killers, responsible for the deaths of over 100 men. He conceals his activities behind the normal facade of an all-American family man for years, keeping his wife and daughters in the dark about his deadly profession. Fact-based crime drama, starring Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Chris Evans.
43 63% Tue 31st [03:45 - 05:00] Talking Pictures The Black Rider (?)
1954. Directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Jimmy Hanley, Rona Anderson and Lionel Jeffries. A local reporter discovers a group of enemy agents, but will the story get him promotion?
44 63% Tue 31st [18:55 - 19:55] ITV 2 Yes Man (2008)
A depressed and anti-social loans adviser attends a self-improvement course and decides to start saying yes to every opportunity that comes his way. His outlook is immediately transformed, but he soon realises that some invitations should not be accepted and struggles to find a balance in his life. Comedy, loosely based on the autobiographical book by Danny Wallace, starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper and John Michael Higgins.
45 63% Tue 31st [23:10 - 01:25] Film 4 Black Sea (2014)
A submarine captain working for a salvage company is laid off, and attempts to turn his fortunes around by recovering a lost treasure rumoured to have sunk to the depths of the Black Sea. However, greed, desperation and claustrophobia cause the members of his crew to turn against each other. Thriller, starring Jude Law and Jodie Whittaker.
46 63% Wed 1st [15:00 - 16:50] Film 4 Dark Command (1940)
A teacher is defeated in his ambition to become the marshal of his town during the early years of the American Civil War, so he turns renegade instead. Before long he has a reputation as a feared raider fighting on the side of the South, and it falls to the newly appointed lawman whose job he coveted to stop his reign of terror. Western, starring John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon.
47 63% Thu 2nd [00:10 - 02:20] Talking Pictures Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
A black minister from a poor village in 1940s South Africa travels to Johannesburg to find his estranged son, only to discover he has drifted into a life of crime and is now in prison. A wealthy white landowner also heads for the city, having received news that his political activist son has been killed. Drama based on Alan Paton's novel, with James Earl Jones, Richard Harris, Dolly Rathebe and Charles S Dutton.
48 63% Fri 27th [21:00 - 22:45] E4 Lucy (2014)
A courier is kidnapped and forced to become a drug mule. When she is exposed to the experimental chemicals she is smuggling, it boosts her intelligence and reflexes to superhuman levels. She uses her newfound abilities to get revenge on her captors, but as the process continues, she evolves into something more than human. Sci-fi thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.
49 63% Sun 29th [14:55 - 16:35] Film 4 Carry On Sergeant (1958)
This is the first of a phenomenon. Like many of the early outings, it centres on an occupation at the heart of British life and is, therefore, closer to Ealing whimsy than the raucous fun of the later Carry Ons. William Hartnell (who became a household name as the first Doctor Who) stars as the sergeant determined to make soldiers out of his final batch of national service conscripts. Alongside Bob Monkhouse, a handful of regulars are on duty, with the splendid Kenneth Connor as a weedy hypochondriac, Kenneth Williams as (inevitably) a smarmy know-it-all, Hattie Jacques as a no-nonsense medico and Charles Hawtrey as the wonderfully named Private Golightly.
50 63% Sun 29th [15:05 - 17:00] BBC 2 Evil under the Sun (1982)
In this typically polished whodunnit, adapted by Anthony Shaffer (who wrote Sleuth) from the Agatha Christie novel, Peter Ustinov makes his second appearance as fussy Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. You won't use up too many grey cells figuring out who is responsible for the murder of actress Diana Rigg, but there's enormous pleasure to be had from sitting through the picture while waiting to be proved right. The stellar cast clearly enjoys itself, with Maggie Smith in fine fettle as the hotel manageress. Majorca looks hot, but it would have been nice if the producers had retained the original Cornish setting.
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