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Saturday, August 1 on F4

After Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin , this was the Farrelly brothers’ breakthrough movie, an all-round laugh-out-loud comedy of bad taste leavened by stand-out performances from a top-notch cast. Ben Stiller plays high school geek Ted, invited to the prom by the gorgeous Mary (Cameron Diaz). He can hardly believe his luck; but the night goes wrong when he arrives to pick up his date, and has a painful accident in the toilet, failing to stow his tackle before zipping up. Thirteen years later Ted still yearns for what might have been and hires private dick Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to find Mary. The detective succeeds but also falls for her and feeds Ted false information so he can keep her for himself.

Friday, July 31 on F4

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie star as John and Jane Smith, a typical suburban couple attending marriage counselling sessions in an attempt to reignite the spark in their relationship. What neither of them knows is that the other is a highly skilled assassin until, separately, they get a call for their next job. Accidentally double-booked, they each discover the truth about their spouse’s secret existence; now they’re in danger not only from their respective organisations but also from each other.

Thursday, July 30 on F4

In Thomas Carter’s film, Samuel L Jackson plays Ken Carter, a basketball coach who’s hired by Richmond High School to coach their successful team. He imposes a strict regime on the wayward players and soon, the team are undefeated, but Carter finds out that their grades have dropped. Believing that education is more important than sporting prowess, he locks the doors of the gym and forfeits games, placing himself on a collision course with the parents, the local community and the school board, who all crave success in the paint rather than on paper.

Wednesday, July 29 on F4

Tom Cruise, Pen?lope Cruz and Cameron Diaz star in Cameron Crowe’s re-make of cult Spanish movie Open Your Eyes . Cruise plays David Aames, a playboy who finds true love with Sofia Serrano (Cruz, reprising her role from the original film) but vengeful ex-girlfriend Julie Gianni (Diaz) lures him into a suicidal car ride which only he survives, disfigured.

Tuesday, July 28 on F4

Pedro Almod?var’s tearful and gut wrenching masterpiece won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and stars Cecilia Roth as Manuela, a former prostitute whose son dies on his 17th birthday. Reading through his diary she realises that he always wanted to know his father so she goes searching for the man she hasn’t seen since the boy was born.

Monday, July 27 on F4

Robert Wyatt’s tense thriller stars Brian Cox as Frank Perry, a lifer with no hope of parole who finds out his daughter has overdosed on drugs, with her life hanging in the balance. Deciding to escape, he organises a crew (Liam Cunningham, Sue Jorge and Joseph Fiennes) to join him in his breakout.

Sunday, July 26 on F4

Martin Campbell’s futuristic thriller stars Ray Liotta as special services Captain JT Robbins. Convicted of killing a rogue superior officer, he ends up on the prison island of Absolom, where the dregs of the prison system are abandoned to fend for themselves. Surviving the murderous rites of the barbaric Outsiders, he joins the more civilised Insiders but refuses to commit to either group, instead planning his escape from the island.

Saturday, July 25 on F4

Jamie Foxx plays Max, an LA cab driver who’s offered $600 by Vincent (Tom Cruise), who’s just arrived in the city, and tells him he has a few errands to run and will then be leaving. Vincent asks Max to park in an alleyway by an apartment block while he goes inside. When a dead body lands on Max’s cab, he realises what Vincent’s errands are: he’s a contract killer in town to make five hits.

Friday, July 24 on F4

Danny Boyle’s film stars Leonard Di Caprio as Richard, a free-spirited traveller who ends up in Bangkok. Frustrated by the sameness of the western experience in the city, he is intrigued when traveller Daffy (Robert Carlyle) tells him of an island paradise. Equipped with a map, and accompanied by French couple Francoise and Etienne (Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet), the trio eventually find the titular beach, a commune benevolently ruled by Sal (Tilda Swinton). But as Richard finds out, the real world, in all its violent forms, has a habit of intruding on even the most perfect idyll…


Thursday, July 23 on F4

Based on the successful French film of the same name, Tim Story’s all-action thriller stars Queen Latifah as Belle, who drives the fastest taxi in New York, thanks to a little tinkering with the engine. She teams up with inept cop Andy Washburn (Jimmy Fallon) to catch a team of bank-robbing babes, led by Vanessa (Gisele B?ndchen), whose wheels are just as hot.

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