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FILMS OF THE WEEK.

Alpha Dog Today, BBC2, 11.05pm Nick Cassavetes' fact-based drama stars Emile Hirsch as a drug dealer who kidnaps a client's brother on a whim to try to force him to settle a debt.

Justin Timberlake impresses as a slacker who strikes up a friendship with the youngster, while Ben Foster plays a psychotic crook.

The 40 Year Old Virgin Monday, ITV2, 9pm Judd Apatow writes, directs and produces this comic tale of a bachelor who is in the middle of a lifetime of bad luck attracting the opposite sex.

Steve Carell stars as the downtrodden loser, while Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan and Romany Malco are his friends trying to help him end his barren spell.

The Reaping Monday, Five, 10pm Hilary Swank plays an ex-Christian missionary who has suffered a crisis of faith and decides to devote her life to debunking so-called miracles.

But she seems to have met her match when she investigates a small US town that appears to be progressing through 10 Biblical plagues.

The Descent Friday, Film4, 11.25pm Neil Marshall's horror cranks the tension up to 11 as adrenaline-junkie friends set off on a caving expedition.

But they wander off the tourist trail and find themselves hunted by savage predators.

Shauna Macdonald, Saskia Mulder, Alex Reid and Nora-Jane Noone star.

The Life And Death

Of Peter Sellers Monday, BBC1, 11.45pm Geoffrey Rush's portrayal of the flawed British movie legend is riveting.

The award-winning bio-pic skillfully recreates his whirlwind romance with Britt Ekland, played by Charlize Theron.

It paints a picture of a selfish, insecure man nothing like his screen comic persona.

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Geoffrey Rush is fantastic as Sellers Anton Yelchin and Justin star in Alpha Dog
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