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SPHERE (1998) Saturday, Five, 2.55pm What's It About? Drama centring on a team of scientists who attempt to unlock the secrets contained within an unusual alien artefact found on the seabed.

KANGAROO JACK (2003) Saturday, ITV1, 5pm What's It About? Criminal duo Charlie Carbone (Jerry O'Connell) and Louis Fucci (Anthony Anderson) are sent to Australia to deliver $50,000 to a business CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) Sunday, Five, 4.40pm What's It About? Greek hero Perseus faces all manner of trials set by gods living at the summit of Mount Olympus.

BE KIND REWIND (2008) Sunday, Five, 9pm What's It About? Mechanic Jerry manages to erase all the tapes at the failing video store where his best-friend Mike works. With the business struggling and the building Is It Any Good? The Abyss meets Alien. A great first hour is let down by some confusing action sequences and attempts at characterisation collapse like a deck of cards in a mild breeze. It's a good job that the cast includes Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone and Samuel associate. It should be an easy job, but things go wrong when they run over a kangaroo.

Is It Any Good? O'Connell and Anderson bring a certain amount of charm to what is otherwise a numbingly formulaic comedy.

Is It Any Good? Comparisons are bound to be drawn between this and the recent remake. Plotwise this is better; Ray Harryhausen's effects are as charming as ever, and the dreadful 3D which hampered the 2010 version is absent.

is already under threat of demolition. Mike ropes Jerry into helping him replace the films he erased by filming their own versions.

Is It Any Good? Jack Black is on familiar ground in this screwball comedy that, aside from the laughs, shows a genuine respect L Jackson - three Hollywood heavyweights with enough acting ability to make the whole thing worthwhile.

Anything Else? Many of the dialogue scenes were improvised.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Samuel L Jackson Anything Else? Believe it or not, the film was inspired by a true story! However, in reality the startled 'roo accidentally nabbed the keys of a Land Rover.

Starring: Jerry O'Connell, Christopher Walken Anything Else? Bubo, the clockwork owl, has a cameo in the remake, and a sequel is now in the pipeline. This was Harryhausen's final film before his retirement. Starring: Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier for classic cinema.

Anything Else? Watch for a music video by French band Oui Oui playing on the TV on the checkout counter. It was made by director, Michel Gondry, who was also the drummer. Starring: Jack Black, Mos Def.
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Date:Jul 3, 2010
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