Brideshead Revisited - Cinematic retelling starring Emma Thompson.
Celebrity: Dominick Dunne - Australian documentary about the Vanity Fair writer who has lived a fascinating life. Sounds really great.
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People - This movie, starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst and the chick from Transformers, seems to be getting a decent-sized marketing push here. Odd, considering it absolutely DIED at the American box office and when that happens a movie tends to go direct-to-DVD.
Monkey Puzzle - Australian drama about a group of bushwalkers lost in the Blue Mountains. It definitely sounded interesting when I read about it a few months ago, but David & Margaret's critique wasn't as encouraging.
Saw V - Surely this is a joke, right?
The Women - Meg Ryan,
First Sunday - Apparently LL Cool J has been making these "Sunday" movies. I'm not sure if any of them ever got a release here.
Flawless - Demi Moore and Michael Caine. DEMI MOORE AND MICHAEL CAINE! There are so many things wrong with that sentence.
Happy-Go-Lucky - Mike Leigh's comedy starring Oscar-buzzed Sally Hawkins who I actually thought was also quite great in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream earlier in the year. I guess she does lower-middle class really well!
The Incredible Hulk - No.
Shutter - Another American remake of an Asian horror flick. Stars Aussie Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson.
What Happens in Vegas - Should stay there and NEVER BE RELEASED.
24/10/08, Bandits (2001), C7, 12.00PM - An actually funny comedy starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett.
24/10/08, United 93 (2006), C10, 8.30PM - Last week on Friday night we got Munich and this week it's United 93. What's wrong with these programmers? Seriously!
25/10/08, Bad Girls (1994), C7, 12.00AM - Because sometimes an idea sounds so bad it has to be seen to be believed. Andie Macdowell and Drew Barrymore IN A WESTERN?
25/10/08, Sleepers (1996), C10, 8.30PM - For a movie that stars Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Minnie Driver, Brad Renfro, Billy Crudup and Dustin Hoffman I never hear this movie mentioned. Ever.
25/10/08, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), ABC2, 10.30PM - Because it's one of the greatest movies ever made and you absolutely MUST see it. MUST!! Agnes Moorehead's performance truly is a thing of wonder.
25/10/08, Dawn of the Dead (2004), C10, 11.35PM - Still one of the best horror pics of the dead. And one of the best actions pics, too. I reckon this would sneak onto my Top 10 from 2004 if I really thought about it.
26/10/08, With Honors (1994), C9, 1.50AM - More to see where Madonna's amazing "I'll Remember" comes from than anything relating to wanting to see Patrick Dempsey with a dirty mo'.
27/10/08, Dirty Harry (1971), C9, 10.45PM - I've never seen any of the "Dirty Harry" movies. Is that wrong of me?
28/10/08, A Woman's Secret (1949), ABC1, 2.30 - The description in the guide sounds tantalising - "A former singer kills her protege" and stars Maureen O'Hara and directed by Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause). Oh, yes!
29/10/08, The Death of Mr Lazarescu (2005), SBS, 12.05AM - All these Romanian films keep popping up on TV and then I forget to watch them. Ugh! I really want to try and see this one though as I've heard exemplary things about it.
29/10/08, The Quiet American (2002), 7HD, 1.00PM - Michael Caine received an Oscar nomination for this Phillip Noyce-directed war drama.