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PICK OF THE FLICKS 7 TO WATCH.

w SUNDAY: Flags Of Our Fathers/ Letters From Iwo Jima Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese: 硫黄島からの手紙, Iwo jima kara no tegami) is a 2006 Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning critically-acclaimed[1][2][3]  (Channel 4, 9pm). Settle in for long night in front of the telly, as these two Clint Eastwooddirected films are shown back to back. They should be seen together as they deal with the same events - the 1945 battle for the barren Japanese island of Iwo Jima Iwo Jima (ē`wō jē`mə, ē`wô), Jap. Io-jima, volcanic island, c.8 sq mi (21 sq km), W Pacific, largest and most important of the Volcano Islands. Mt.  - from different sides. The second, starring Ken Watanabe, is especially gripping, tense and emotional.

w MONDAY: Twilight (Sky Movies Premiere, 8pm). Swoon! As hysteria grows for the latest Twilight movie, New Moon, out next week, this is the film that started the teenage girls' obsession with one Robert Pattinson (pictured). He plays Edward Cullen, who falls in love with Bella (Kristen Stewart). The problem is, he's a vampire and worries a little neck nibbling could be fatal. Sexy and stylish stuff.

w TUESDAY: The Escapist (Film4, 9pm). Brian Cox plans to break out of prison so he can be with his daughter in a film boasting a great British cast, including Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper and Steven Mackintosh.

w WEDNESDAY: Swordfish (Five, 9pm). You can never have a really duff film starring two talented actors like John Travolta and Hugh Jackman, especially when you throw in Halle Berry and Don Cheadle. Jackman is a hacker brought in to give Travolta access to billions hidden in a super-encrypted bank account, in a watchable thriller.

w THURSDAY: In The Line Of Fire (Five, 9pm). Clint Eastwood impresses as an ageing secret service agent protecting the President from clever assassin John Malkovich. Also starring Rene Russo.

w FRIDAY: Friday The 13th Friday the 13th

regarded as unlucky day. [Western Folklore: Misc.]

See : Luck, Bad
 Part III (Channel 4, 10pm). Get your 3D glasses ready for this premiere, part of Channel 4's 3D week. It's a slasher sequel, starring Richard Brooker and Dana Kimmell, in which a maniac ma·ni·ac
n.
An insane person.



maniac

one affected with mania.
 in a hockey mask slaughters another bunch of impressionable teenagers at Camp Crystal Lake. Shame it's being shown a week late, though.

w SATURDAY: Hannibal Rising (ITV (1) See interactive TV.

(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV).
1, 10.35pm). The fifth film about Hannibal Lecter is a sequel to all the others, explaining how he grew up to become a serial killing cannibal. Starring Gaspard Ulliel and Dominic West, it holds our attention for much of its length in a macabre way.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Nov 15, 2009
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