Film of the Day: The Eagle (2011)
An epic yet intimate and largely realistic historical actioner from director Kevin Macdonald, this is a heart-pounding, eye-popping, brain-teasing, must-see adventure. Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell take the lead as a heroic Roman centurion and enigmatic slave who embark on a dangerous quest to restore long lost honour and eviscerate stacks of savages.
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Film of the Day: Scarface (1983)
A callous Cuban émigré on the make in Eighties Miami, mad dog Tony Montana sees awesome Al Pacino sneering, snorting and slaying his way through the most joyously over-the-top gangster epic ever made. A bloody, barmy, coke-fuelled classic from director Brian DePalma.
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Film of the Day: Meet the Fockers (2004)
Ben Stiller spins stress into comedy gold in this superior sequel to Meet the Parents. Intimidating in-laws (Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner) meet embarrassing parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand) for the first time. Stuck in the middle, Stiller suffers for our entertainment. Hilariously funny with an inspired cast.
“Your cat can flush?”
Film of the Day: Harold and Kumar Get the Munchies (2004)
A superior stoner comedy much funnier than anything Cheech and Chong ever cranked out, this follows the unlikely adventures of a pair of twentysomething wasters as they invite and endure all manner of violent, rude, surreal and scatological happenings in an all-night quest to reach their favourite fast food joint.
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Film of the Day: The Shining (1980)
Though King considered Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining “…an interesting failure,” most people consider it something more. Influenced by an evil spiritual presence, the caretaker (Jack Nicholson) of an isolated, vacant hotel tries to hack his family to bits. Eerily atmospheric with nightmarish visuals and a touch of madness.
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Film of the Day: Wanted (2008)
The explosively entertaining, subversively funny and flat out thrilling tale of superhumanly talented assassins starring everyman James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie at her icy yet scorching best, this comes from Night Watch creator Timur Bekmambetov.
“You need to know what it's like to put a bullet in a body.”
Film of the Day: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Arguably the second best Trek film after Wrath of Khan, this classic cast adventure saw Kirk and crew in a lighter mood, time-travelling to contemporary San Francisco to save the whales, and later the world.
“Everybody remember where we parked!”