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Astro Boy

(TV3, 6.10am - 7.40am)

Animated adventure, with Freddie Highmore. In futuristic Metro City, brilliant scientist Astro Boy, a robotic child with superstrength, X-ray vision and the ability to fly, sets out to explore the world and find acceptance, learning what being human is all about in the process. Finding that his friends in Metro City are in danger, he uses his remarkable powers to save all that he loves 2009 ***

White Fang 2

(C5, 1.05pm - 3.10pm)

Adventure, starring Scott Bairstow and Charmaine Craig. A courageous boy and his trusty wolfhound come to the aid of a Native American tribe left destitute by prospectors during the great Alaskan gold rush 1994 ***

Lost Horizon

(RTE One, 2.15pm - 4.45pm)

Adventure, starring Peter Finch and Liv Ullmann. A group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas after escaping war-torn China and are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, a place of peace and tranquility, hidden from the rest of the world 1973 ***

The Westerner

(TG4, 2.55pm - 4.50pm)

Western drama, starring Gary Cooper and alter Brennan. A tramp accused of stealing a horse is brought before a judge and manages to escape death by hanging after claiming he knows a famous actress, before he embarks on a series of adventures 1940 ****

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

(C5, 3.10pm - 5.20pm)

Adventure, starring Alex Etel and Emily Watson. A young boy discovers a mysterious egg and looks after the strange creature that emerges. It begins to grow at a phenomenal rate and the child struggles to keep the creature a secret 2007 ****

The Man in the Iron Mask

(UTV, 4.05pm - 6.35pm)

Adventure, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons. The evil king of France King, Louis XIV, imprisons his secret twin brother. Years later, three musketeers try to replace him with his sibling 1998 ***

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

(C5, 5.20pm - 7pm)

Animation, with Bruce Campbell and James Caan. An inventor creates a machine that turns water into food, but problems arise when the machine overloads 2009 ****


(RTE Two, 6pm - 8pm)

Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. A male scientist becomes pregnant for an experiment, but the academic becomes unexpectedly attached to his unborn child 1994 ***

The Three Musketeers Logan Lerman stars in The Three Musketeers Brendan Gleeson stars in The Guard (Channel 4, 6pm - 8pm) Action, starring Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen and Ray Stevenson. The swashbuckling trio set out on a mission, aided by the young D'Artagnan, to save France from the megalomaniac cleric Cardinal Richelieu 2011 ***


(TV3, 9pm - 11.10pm)

Action, starring Dwayne Johnson and Nadine Velazquez. A father of a teenage son makes a deal with the US attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a mission, to get his son out of jail, who is wrongly accused of a drug crime 2013 ****


(RTE One, 9.30pm - 11.50pm)

Comedy, with Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni. Mexican mother Flor Moreno emigrates to America with her daughter Cristina and lands a job as housekeeper to a chef. But her new boss's insecure wife favours Cristina over her own daughter, creating tension 2004 ****

The Guard

(Channel 4, 11.05pm - 12.55am)

Comedy, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. A cop's laid-back small-town life on the west coast of Ireland is rudely interrupted when he finds a dead body that's linked to a drug-smuggling ring and he is forced to work with a FBI agent 2011 ****

X: The Unknown

(BBC 2 Northern Ireland, 1.20am - 2.40am)

Horror, starring Dean Jagger and Edward Chapman. Two young boys are confronted by an unknown phenomenon after a mysterious explosion which leaves a large fissure in the ground 1956 ***



Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in Junior

Logan Lerman stars in The Three Musketeers

Brendan Gleeson stars in The Guard
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Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 2, 2015
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