WEDNESDAY’S HOLLYWOOD HITS
“The Bold and the Beautiful”
7th December at 20:00
A handyman by day and a stripper by night, ‘Magic’ Mike (Channing Tatum) takes promising young dancer Adam under his wing and teaches him the tricks of the trade. But when the new-found success goes to Adam’s head, his actions jeopardise Mike’s relationship with his sister. Also stars Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Olivia Munn.
THE BLING RING
14th December at 20:00
Harry Potter’s Emma Watson stars inthis Sofia Coppola directed drama based on actual events. Hoping for a taste of the Hollywood lifestyle, a group of teens rob the houses of LA's rich and famous. The gang secure the fame they crave, but not without consequences. Paris Hilton, who was one of the real-life celebs targeted, pops up in a cameo.
WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO?
21st December at 20:00
In the Bahamas for their annual reunion, four couples are eager to relax andcatch up. However, when Sheila’s (Jill Scott) ex shows up to win her back, the ensuing drama forces the others to analyse their own relationships. Comedy starring Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry.
24th December at 18:00
In the 1960s, four young and talented Aboriginal sisters are billed as Australia’s answer to The Supremes. Discovered by kind-hearted scout Dave Lovelace (Chris O’Dowd) at a local talent contest, these unlikely entertainers get their first real gig when they travel to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Thrust into a strange and dangerous new world, the girls learn about love, friendship, rivalry and war. Musical drama based on real events, starring Deborah Mailman and Jessica Mauboy.
25th December at 18:00
Cut loose this Christmas as Kenny Wormald stars in this remake of the beloved hit as Ren MacMacormack, whose life changes when he moves to the Southern town of Bomont. As he adjusts to a new town and a new school, Ren is shocked to discover that after a fatal incident a few years ago, rock music and dancing were banned by Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid). When Ren decides to challenge the ruling, he finds himself revitalising the town and falling in love with the clergyman’s rebellious daughter (Julianne Hough).
THURSDAY’S FAMILY NIGHT
“Countdown to Christmas” - double bills all the way up to Christmas
CHRISTMAS SWITCH + THE NATIVITY STORY
8th December from 18:00
Would you choose redemption or riches? When gambler Eddie Bennett (Brian Krause) is offered this choice in The Christmas Switch for swapping his body with Sam, an ailing department store Santa who wants to play St Nick for another year, he chooses the cash. However, as Eddie goes through the holiday in Sam’s shoes, he begins to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Later, it’s back to the reason behind the season with Biblical epic The Nativity Story. After Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes) receives a special visit from an angel, she and Joseph (Oscar Isaac) set out on an arduous journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY + ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
15th December from 18:00
Single mother-of-three Nancy (Gabriel Union) feels especially lonely over Christmas and wishes more than anything that she could meet a nice man in The Perfect Holiday. In an attempt to help her mother, Nancy’s daughter shares her wish with a department store Santa (Morris Chestnut), who sets out to make her dreams come true. The family fun continues in rambunctious comedy All I Want for Christmas, where young siblings Ethan (Ethan Randall) and Hallie (Thora Birch) embark on a hilarious festive adventure to get rid of their mother’s smarmy new fiancé and reunite their divorcedparents, just in time for Christmas.
A BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS + FRED CLAUS
1st December from 18:00
Recovering from a broken engagement, Jessie (Arielle Kebbel) thinks she’s finally found her soulmate when she meets the charming Aiden (Andrew Walker). However, what Jessie doesn’t realise is that Aiden has made a bet that he can get A Bride For Christmas - which is only four weeks away! Next up is Fred Claus, where Vince Vaughn plays Santa’s fast-talking, troublemaker brother who gets bailed out of a botched scam on one condition: that he comes back to the North Poleto help with the preparations for Christmas. With no other choice, Fred begrudgingly returns home, but will his presence push the good-natured Santa (Paul Giamatti) over the edge just before the happiest time of the year?
FRIDAY’S COMEDY NIGHT
NO STRINGS ATTACHED
9th December at 20:00
When childhood acquaintances and commitment-phobes Emma and Adam (Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) end up having sex, they’re afraid it will ruin their friendship. Determined to keep things from turning into the usual string of complications, jealousies and awkward Friday night dates, the two of them make a pact to keep things strictly physical between them. With romance off the table and no promises or expectations to deal with, will Emma and Adam be able pull off the ultimate casual relationship without love getting in the way? Also stars Cary Elwes and Kevin Kline.
GET HIM TO THE GREEK
16th December at 20:00
Jonah Hill plays ambitious record company executive Aaron Green, who is charged with getting Russell Brand’s Britishrock legend Aldous Snow from London to LA’s Greek Theatre for the start of his comeback tour. However, what appears tobe a simple assignment spirals out of control when Aldous discovers that his ex-girlfriend is in California and sets off ona misguided attempt to win her back. With time ticking out and his career on the line, Aaron must pull out all the stops as he lies, coaxes, enables and bullies Aldous into making it to the concert. Also stars Elisabeth Moss and Rose Byrne.
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL
23rd December at 20:00
After his TV star girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Scott) breaks up with him out of the blue, a devastated Peter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation in an effort to get over her and move on with his life. However, much to Peter’s horror, he discovers that Sarah is staying at the very same resort – with her new rock star boyfriend (Russell Brand)! As he spends the rest of his holiday miserably watching them while a sympathetic hotel receptionist (Mila Kunis) tries to take his mind off things, will Peter finally realise that being dumped was the best thing that happened to him?
“The bad news is, we don’t have David Schwimmer. The good news is, there are only five weekdays…”
THE BOUNTY HUNTER + DERAILED
30th December from 18:00
Bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is overjoyed when he’sasked to track down his ex-wife Nicole (Jennifer Aniston), a reporter skipping bail to follow a story. With Nicole constantly giving him the slip, Milo finds himself reluctantly dragged into her investigation and soon, they’re both on the run from some-one far worse! Next, it’s terse thriller Derailed, where married businessman Charles (Clive Owen) embarks on an affair with Jennifer Aniston’s Lucinda, a woman he meets on the train to work. When one of their trysts is brutally interrupted by an armed thug who proceeds to blackmail them, Charles must take matters into his own hands to save their families.
ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE +SCREAM 4
29th December from 18:00
When a football team has their beloved dolphin mascot abducted, they call in zany sleuth Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey). Joined by PR executive Melissa, played by Courteney Cox, Ace stumbles through a series of misadventures on his way to nab the culprits. Things take a darker turn in Scream 4, where Neve Campbell’s Sidney Prescott returns to town to discover there’s a copycat killer at work. Before long, Sidney and Gale (Courteney Cox) find themselves caught up in the deadly game.
26th December at 18:00
After the public out cry over rapper Dr S’s controversial new single, the ownerof his record label has a heart attack, leaving his stylish, sunny and pampere ddaughter Marci (Lisa Kudrow) to step in. With no previous business experience, Marci decides to rein in their resident bad boy, with hilarious consequences. Comedy starring Damon Wayans and Richard Benjamin.
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
27th December at 18:00
Matthew Perry plays mild-mannered and unhappily married dentist Oz Oseransky, who discovers that his new neighbour is a former hitman (Bruce Willis), now under witness protection. Oz’s plan toturn him over to the mob is complicated by his secretary’s fascination with the mafia and his wife hiring her own hit manto take out Oz. Comedy starring Rosanna Arquette and Amanda Peet.
LOST IN SPACE
28th December at 18:00
The 1960s sci-fi TV series transfers to the big screen with the Robinson family on a voyage to explore space. When their ship is thrown off course, the Robinsons – joined by fighter pilot Don West (Matt LeBlanc) – must not only find their way home, but also survive attacks from an organisation bent on stopping them. Also stars Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Heather Graham.