Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 17th December



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Friday 17th December

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8


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Old School (2003)

11:05 Old School 15 y/o / Comedy / 2003 / Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Todd Phillips.

Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to get go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing tandether a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them.


Johnny English (2003)

17:30 Johnny English 11 y/o / family film / 2003 / mixed language / Rowan Atkinson, Tasha de Vasconcelos and Ben Miller. Directed by Peter Howitt.

Rowan plays the eponymous lead character in a spoof spy thriller. During the course of the story we follow our hero as he attempts to single-handedly save the country from falling into the hands of a despot.


Clockstoppers (2002)

19:00 Clockstoppers 11 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés and French Stewart. Directed by Jonathan Frakes.

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; everything and everybody becomes frozen in time. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime.


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

21:00 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 11 y/o / Comedy / 2003 / Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Donald Petrie.

Andie is a writer who works at a woman's magazine but longs to write about something more substantial like politics and the environment but her boss won't let her. Ben works in advertising, and he has suggested to his boss that they go after a diamond merchant, which he agrees but is considering giving to two female employees, Spears and Green, cause he feels that it neeeds the feminine touch. Andie's friend announces at a meeting that she's been dumped, and their boss comes up with the idea of writing an article about how one goes about getting a guy to leave or dump them. Andie agrees to do it on the condition that she be allowed to write what she wants to write and her boss says yes. Now Spears and Green were at the magazine trying to court them to join their agency and hear about Andie's assignment. Later that evening, Ben meets with his boss and the girls and insists that he be allowed to handle the account of the diamond merchant. In the end the girls bet Ben that if he could get a girl to fall in love with him in 10 days, he can handle the account. And the girls pick Andie, who was there looking for her subject, and knowing about her article, they knew that she will do everything possible to turn him off. And she does but Ben endures everything she does, and she finds herself falling for him.


Bang, Bang, You're Dead (2002) (TV)

23:00 Bang, Bang, You're Dead 15 y/o / Drama / 2002 / TV / Thomas Cavanagh, Ben Foster and Randy Harrison. Directed by Guy Ferland.

For the most part it's a tale of a kid, Trevor, who gets picked on a lot a school. Not as much as he used to, because the year before he called in a phony bomb threat complete with a working bomb (minus anything that would actually explode). Because of this parents and teachers are afraid of him, and kids generally avoid him except for a group of outcasts called the "Trands". As violence by the Jocks against the Trands escalates, Trevor is the suspect for anything gone wrong, even though he didn't necessarily do anything. One teacher is willing to give Trevor the benefit of the doubt and casts him in a highly contraversial play about, what else? School shootings. It all comes to a head as some other students create a plan to bring guns to school and kill everyone in the cafeteria.


The Wooden Camera (2003)

00:35 The Wooden Camera / Family film / 2003 / Jean-Pierre Cassel, Dana de Agrella and Innocent Msimango. Directed by Ntshaveni Wa Luruli.

A township near Cape Town. Two 14 years old kids, Madiba and Sipho, find a gun and a camera. Sipho takes the gun and Madiba the camera, sealing their fate...


Canal+ Film2

Footsteps (2003) (TV)

11:40 Footsteps / Thriller / 2003 / TV / Candice Bergen, Bryan Brown and Michael Murphy. Directed by John Badham.

Daisy Lowendahl (Bergen) is a best-selling suspense novelist who finds herself at her isolated beach house with a local young fan (Hall) who knows almost everything about her, and two men - one of whom may be trying to kill her, the other of whom could save her life, causing Daisy to be thrown into the middle of a real-life drama.


About a Boy (2002)

13:05 About a Boy 11 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / Hugh Grant, Toni Collette and Nicholas Hoult. Directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz.

Will Lightman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of a continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.


The War Bride (2001)

15:40 The War Bride / Drama / 2001 / Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker and Aden Young. Directed by Lyndon Chubbuck.

The War Bride is a beautiful and inspiring drama, beautifully photandraphed, with superb acting and full of personal growth. Lily, an English girl, marries Charlie, a Canadian WWII soldier from northern Alberta, who lives on a "big ranch on the prairies". That sounds good to Lily but when she is sent to Canada for the duration of the war, the reality is very different. She is stuck with a grieving mother-in-law and a crippled sister-in-law, who feed off each others' bitterness and depression. The ranch is an unproductive farm with run-down buildings. Lily is horrified but decides to make the best of it and does very well indeed. If you like this film, then see Cold Comfort Farm (1995), a similar story and an intelligent comedy.


Final Destination 2 (2003)

17:30 Final Destination 2 15 y/o / Horror / Thriller / Fantasy / 2003 / A.J. Cook, Ali Larter and Michael Landes.

Kimberly Corman, 19, was just taking a trip with her friends.. But when she escapes a horrific car accident, she finds herself in Death's path of destruction. Now, Kimberly, along with the other survivors, must find a way to save themselves...


Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)

20:00 Hypercube: Cube 2 15 y/o / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller / 2002 / Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies and Grace Lynn Kung. Directed by Andrzej Sekula.

Eight strangers find themselves waking up in a strange cube-shaped room with no recollection of how they came to be there. Soon discovering that they're in a strange fourth dimension where our laws of physics don't apply, they have to unravel the secrets of the "hypercube" in order to survive...


One Perfect Day (2004)

22:00 One Perfect Day / Drama / 2004 / Dan Spielman, Leeanna Walsman and Nathan Phillips. Directed by Paul Currie.

Tommy Matisse is a gifted musician studying at London's Royal Academy of Music, where he is striving to write a brilliant new operatic song called "One Perfect Day" in conjunction with his girlfriend Alysse back in Australia. When Tommy's sister Emma dies of a drug overdose after a night of clubbing with Alysse, he returns to Melbourne and breaks up with Alysse when she admits her part in Emma's death. As Alysse seeks solace in drugs and in the arms of a manipulative nightclub owner, Tommy undertakes an odyssey of self-discovery and tragedy in Melbourne's dance music scene. Fate brings them tandether again when Tommy reworks their opera by infusing classical music with electronic beats, but further tragedy is just around the corner...


Ripley's Game (2002)

23:45 Ripley's Game 15 y/o / Thriller / 2002 / Ray Winstone, John Malkovich and Uwe Mansshardt. Directed by Liliana Cavani.

Ripley is older now, and more urbane. His taste for the finer things of life, his ruthlessness, and his ability to con have made him a rich man. An associate, Reeves, seeks Ripley's help in dealing with problems in Berlin. Reeves is being squeezed by the Russian mafia on one side and the Ukranian mafia on the other. A murder needs to be done. An outsider is needed. Ripley believes that it would be more elegant to have the murder committed by a complete innocent. Jonathan Trevanny is such an innocent who works as a picture framer and lives with his wife Sarah and his son in the Italian village near Ripley's home. Jonathan is also terminally ill and when he is insulted by Trevanny at a party, Ripley sees an advantage. He cons Jonathan into becoming the hitman. And so Jonathan is drawn into Ripley's game.

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