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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 20th November

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Films on Canal+ Film 1 & 2 / 20th November

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Saturday 20th November

Canal Digital on Thor 2/3 at 1.0W

11278V SYM:24500 FEC 7/8

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Canal+ Film1

Importance of Being Earnest, The

12:05 The Importance of Being Earnest 11 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Frances O'Connor. Directed by Oliver Parker.

Two young gentlemen (Rupert Everett & Colin Firth) living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...

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X2

13:40 X2 11 y/o / Thriller / 2003 / mixed language / Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman and Ian McKellen. Directed by Bryan Singer.

Already living in a society that mistrusts them, the mutants are faced with even more discrimination after an unforeseen enemy - who may be a mutant with extraordinary powers - launches a devastating attack. The news of the assault causes a public outcry against the mutants, including renewed support for the Mutant Registration Act, and William Stryker, a military leader rumored to have experimented on mutants (possibly including Wolverine), is among the most vocal supporters of the legislation. Stryker puts into motion a plan to eradicate the mutants and begins an offensive on the X-Men mansion and school. Magneto, having escaped from his plastic prison, forms an unlikely alliance with Professor Xavier to stop Stryker. Meanwhile, Wolverine heads north to investigate his past.

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Super Troopers

15:55 Super Troopers 15 y/o / Comedy / 2001 / mixed language / André Vippolis, Joey Kern and Geoffrey Arend. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.

Thorny, Mac, Rabbit, Foster and Farva are Vermont state troopers out to have a good time. Stationed in a remote area near the Canadian border, the troopers, avid pranksters with an affinity for syrup, have a knack for screwing up on the job. But when budget cuts in the town of Spurbury threaten their livelihood and pit them against arch-rival Spurbury P.D., the five friends try to straighten up and fly right. That is, until a dead body is discovered and a possible drug ring is unearthed. The super troopers spring into action attempting to solve the crime, save their jobs, and outdo the local police department.

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Recruit, The

19:00 The Recruit 11 y/o / Thriller / 2003 / mixed language / Al Pacino, Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan. Directed by Rander Donaldson.

James Clayton (Colin Farrell) is one of the top prospects in the new crop of CIA recruits. His intelligence and unconventional attitude attract the attention of veteran Walter Burke (Al Pacino) who squires him through the Agency's difficult training courses and helps him to quickly rise through the ranks. Clayton is then given a special assignment, to root out a suspected mole that has infiltrated the Agency.

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Ripley's Game

21:00 Ripley's Game 15 y/o / Thriller / mixed language / 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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00:15 Naked Scandal / XXX / make sure the kids are in bed LOL

Canal+ Film2

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)

11:45 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 11 y/o / Action / 2002 / mixed language / Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Liv Tyler. Directed by Peter Jackson and Peter Jackson.

The Fellowship has been broken. Boromir (Sean Bean) is dead, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) have gone to Mordor alone to destroy the One Ring, Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) have been captured by the Uruk-hai, and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) have made friends of the Rohan, a race of humans that are in the path of the upcoming war, led by its aging king, Théoden (Bernard Hill). The two towers between Mordor and Isengard, Barad-dúr and Orthanc, have united in their lust for destruction. The corrupt wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee), under the power of the Dark Lord Sauron, and his slimy assistant, Gríma Wormtongue (Brad Dourif), have created a grand Uruk-hai army bent on the destruction of Man and Middle-earth. The rebellion against Sauron is building up and will be led by Gandalf the White (Sir Ian McKellen), who was thought to be dead after the Balrand captured him. One of the Ring's original bearers, the creature Gollum (Andy Serkis), has tracked Frodo and Sam down in search of his 'precious', but is captured by the Hobbits and used as a way to lead them to Mt. Doom. The War of the Ring has now begun...

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Puckoon

14:40 Puckoon / Comedy / 2002 / Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould and Daragh O'Malley. Directed by Terence Ryan.

The late great Spike Milligan keeps us laughing from beyond the great Goon Show In The Sky with this version of his book "Puckoon," pretty much the only film shot in Northern Ireland last year. Puckoon is a wee Irish village that gets caught up in an argument about where the border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland should be. Keen to get the matter sorted before the pubs close, a random borderline is wrestled on the map of the Emerald Isle and Puckoon gets divided as well - literally. As the barbed wire fences and Army checkpoints go up overnight, suddenly people cannot get to their outhouses or walk from one side of the street to the other. It has some advantages - everyone squeezes into the tiniest corner of the pub because it is in Northern Ireland territory where the beer is cheaper, but worst of all is the church and it's graveyard. Now the newly deceased need a valid passport, renewable every year, if they want to be buried "across the border". A plan is hatched to return the newly dead back to Ireland. At the same time, a plan is hatched to smuggle explosives in coffins to Northern Ireland with, as they say, hilarious results. Puckoon is a very funny adaptation of Milligan's Book (written aeons ago) that pokes fun at the often -absurdity of the situation in Ireland. It is also a major deconstructionist film; characters address the audience and the director (Richard Attenborough in voiceover,) cartoon sound effects and funny noises rule the day and the music stops and starts. It's all very Milligan, very Goonish and very funny. Sure, it has holes and some of the humour doesn't quite work, but as it haphazardly follows Madigan (Sean Hughes), a lazy eejit who gets mixed up in this carry-on, Puckoon is a fitting epitaph to a man who influenced so much of the best British comedy of the last 50 years.

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Secretary

16:05 Secretary 15 y/o / Comedy / 2002 / James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jeremy Davies. Directed by Steven Shainberg.

Lee Holloway is a smart, quirky woman in her twenties who returns to her hometown in Florida after a brief stay in a mental hospital. In search of relief from herself and her oppressive childhood environment, she starts to date a nerdy friend from high school and takes a job as a secretary in a local law firm, soon developing an obsessive crush on her older boss, Mr. Grey. Through their increasingly bizarre relationship, Lee follows her deepest longings to the heights of masochism and finally to a place of self-affirmation.

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Barber, The

17:55 The Barber / Drama / 2001/1 / Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Ratchford,
Garwin Sanford, Brenda James and Paul Jarrett

A weary town faces a long, dark winter.

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Black Cadillac (2003)

00:15 Black Cadillac / Thriller / 2003 / Randy Quaid, Shane Johnson and Josh Hammond. Directed by John Murlowski.

Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.

Regards Satdude. :D