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MOVIES THE BEST OF THIS WEEK'S.

Byline: NEIL BATEY

SATURDAY Julie and Julia 3.25pm Drama Apparently this foodie romp was the first Hollywood movie based on a blog. Amy Adams is a young writer who attempts to recreate all the dishes from a cook book by TV chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep). (2009/12) ....

Fantastic Four 8pm C4 The 2005 film was a turkey but, remarkably, this reboot is even worse! Miles Teller is among those embarrassing themselves in an origins yarn about how Mister Fantastic, The Thing et al gained their super powers. (2015/12) ..

FILM OF THE WEEK La La Land 9pm BBC2 PREMIERE Harking back to the golden age of Hollywood, this dazzling romantic musical will make your heart sing. A jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and actress (Emma Stone) fall in love, but career ambitions get in the way. (2016/12) .....

The Boss 10pm C4 Melissa McCarthy is hysterical as an aggressive tycoon sent to jail for insider trading. Once released, she seeks redemption by helping girl guides sell ption homemade cookies. Kristen Bell also stars. (2016/15) ...

Dinner for Schmucks 10.55pm 5Star Black comedy, with Paul Rudd as an ambitious executive who is invited to his boss's dinner party. After learning that guests must bring an idiot to entertain their colleagues, he befriends Steve Carell's speccy loser. (2010/PG) ...

The Neon Demon (Sat) The Neon Demon 11.15pm Film4 PREMIERE Lurid, stylised horror from the director of Drive. Elle Fanning plays a wannabe model who experiences jealousy and danger in LA's vampiric, predatory fashion netherworld. Warning: contains one seriously disturbing scene. (2016/18) ...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 12m't C4 Tongue-in-cheek genre mash-up, with the undead unleashed c th h t f J on the characters of Jane Austen's classic romantic novel. There's lots of blood and banter as Lily James portrays heroine Elizabeth Bennet, who kicks serious zombie ass in a corset. (2016/15) ...

SUNDAY Monster Trucks 2.30pm C4 Family action yarn with Lucas Till as a young petrolhead who befriends an escaped creature, which lives in his pickup truck. Soon they're racing to escape the bad guys on their trail. (2016/PG) ...

Jurassic World 6.35pm ITV2 With a hybrid killer dino on the loose and a massive shark-eating mosasaurus lurking in the lagoon, this is the best Jurassic film in years. Chris Pratt plays a raptor expert who rushes to the rescue when vicious prehistoric beasts overrun the park... again!

(2015/12) ....D i bl M Despicable Me 2 4.35pm ITV2 Gru is back in the game, with more gadgets, weapons and those adorable Minions. The sequel has Kristen Wiig voicing an Anti-Villain League agent who recruits Gru to help fight baddie El Macho. (2013/U) ...

Triple 9 9pm Film4 Hip crime thriller with a cast to die for, including Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet. A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan a seemingly impossible bank heist - but there's no honour among thieves. (2016/15) ...

Leave to Remain 12.25am BBC2 This heavy-hitting drama about young refugees encountering hostility in Britain is more timely than ever. Toby Jones champions the asylum seekers as they fight to stay in the country and build new lives. (2013/15) ...

MONDAY Jaws 9pm ITV4 Less a film, more a cultural phenomenon, Steven Spielberg's shark thriller is part of the fabric of cinema history. From Quint being chomped alive and the severed head scene to that iconic 'Der-der' music. Absolute genius. (1975/PG) .....

TUESDAY Out of the Furnace 11.25pm Film4 A redneck thriller in the same downbeat vein as director Scott Cooper's previous film, Crazy Heart. Christian Bale is a steel worker trying to rescue his kid brother from Woody Harrelson's savage gang. (2013/15) ....

WEDNESDAY The Rock 9pm ITV4 Sean Connery is an ex-convict who must team up with a bio-chemist (Nicolas Cage) to thwart terrorists who've taken hostages on Alcatraz Island. Michael Bay directs the awesome set pieces. (1996/15) ....

THURSDAY Commando 9pm Film4 Eighties action blockbusters. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a former Back Ops soldier who must rescue his daughter from an evil Latin dictator. (1985/18) ...

Enemy of the State 10pm ITV4 Will Smith plays a Washington lawyer government officials, who are p y g wyer on the run from corrupt overnment trying to cover up the murder of a US congressman. (1998/15) ....

FRIDAY The Fast and the Furious 9pm ITV2 Back to where it all began, as Paul Walker's rookie cop goes deep cover to infiltrate the world of illegal street-racing. He befriends Vin Diesel's gang leader and finds his loyalties tested while they drive some awesome muscle cars. (2001/15) ....

Central Intelligence 9pm Film4 Enjoyable odd couple action flick, with Dwayne Johnson as a heroic CIA agent who recruits a cowardly accountant (Kevin Hart). Together they track a terrorist who's stolen top secret US government encryption codes. (2016/12) ...

Guardians of the Galaxy 10.35pm BBC1 (NI & Wales, 11.05pm) Even if you're jaded about superhero films, this one is worthy of special dispensation. Chris Pratt teams up with characters from obscure Marvel comics - including a speaking tree and a racoon - to save the universe. (2014/12) ....

The Usual Suspects 11pm ITV4 'Who is Keyser Soze?' The spectre of a mysterious criminal mastermind looms large over Bryan Singer's masterpiece. Kevin Spacey's conman recounts how five crooks became embroiled in a massacre on a ship docked Angeles. (1995/18) .....

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The Boss (Sat)

Dinner for Schmucks (Sat)

Despicable Me 2 (Sun)

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