Films of the week.
Stardust C4 8pm PREMIERE Imaginative fantasy with Charlie Cox heading an all-star cast, which includes Robert De Niro - as a transvestite pirate. In The Loop BBC2 10pm PREMIERE Hilariously funny (and worryingly credible) political satire, starring Peter Capaldi (right) and Tom Hollander.
For a Few Dollars More Five 9pm Sergio Leone's Western sequel sees Clint Eastwood return as The Man with No Name, here teaming up with rival Lee Van Cleef. Lake Placid C4 11pm Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda and Brendan Gleeson go head to head with a giant killer croc terrorising a small town in this genuinely jokey creature-feature.
Men In Black Five USA 9pm Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones make a great deadpan double-act in this snappy sci-fi comedy about secret agents investigating alien activity on Earth. Vincent D'Onofrio and Tony Shalhoub are eerily convincing extraterrestrials. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead BBC1 12.05am A reformed crook decides the only way he can pay his debts is to pull off one last job for his psychotic former boss. It inevitably goes wrong in a surprisingly original black comedy thriller, starring Andy Garcia and Christopher Walken.
Superman Returns BBC3 9pm Nostalgic comic-book adventure from X-Men director Bryan Singer, starring Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel and Kevin Spacey as adversary Lex Luthor. Hollywoodland BBC1 11.25pm Fact-based mystery focusing on the life and sudden death of actor George Reeves, famed for his role as Superman in the 1950s TV series. Ben Affleck stars as Reeves, with Adrien Brody playing the private detective hired to crack the case.
Ride the High Country C4 1.05pm An early Western from Sam Peckinpah, with Randolph Scott as a lawman guarding a gold shipment who realises his parter (Joel McCrea) plans to steal it.
Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame BBC4 10.20pm PREMIERE. Drama about the life of a girl in Afghanistan, starring Nikbakht Noruz.
Niagara Film4 5.20pm Henry Hathaway's thriller has a feel of Hitchcock about it. Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten and Jean Peters build tension. Arachnophobia BBC1 11.45pm Comedy horror, starring Jeff Daniels (left) and John Goodman. A mild-mannered doctor discovers the small Californian town in which he's set up shop is infested with a horde of deadly poisonous spiders.
Watchmen Sky Movies Premiere 10pm Sci-fi drama, based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel in which a group of former superheroes discovers a sinister conspiracy when one of its number is murdered. Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earl Haley and Billy Crudup star. City of God C4 12.40am Powerful Brazilian crime drama following life in a violent Rio favela as war breaks out between rival drug gangs. One boy (Alexandre Rodrigues) longs to pursue a career in photography, but finds the city's underworld hard to escape.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Mar 7, 2010|
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