At The Movies: March 4

watchmenThis Wednesday night At the Movies will review Watchmen, the new superhero flick starring Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer, and Carla Gugino.

Fans of Supernatural be advised, it also includes an interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Also being interviewed is Sam Neill for his new film, Dean Spanley.

It airs 10:05pm Wednesday on ABC1.

Press Release:
DEAN SPANLEY + i/v WITH SAM NEILL Set in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not entirely to be trusted, Fisk Senior has little time or affection for his son, but when the pair visits an eccentric Indian, they start a strange journey that eventually allows the old man to find his heart. This is a whimsical, poignant tale starring 8-time Academy Award nominee PETER O’TOOLE, JEREMY NORTHAM, SAM NEILL, BRYAN BROWN and directed by TOA FRASER.

BEAUTIFUL – Australian film starring Peta Wilson, Deborah Lee-Furness, Erik Thomson, Tahyna Tozzi and Sebastian Gregory. Searing and luscious, BEAUTIFUL tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel’s two main obsessions are photography and Suzy, a 17 year old Lolita, a dangerous combination of youth and sexuality.

Using his crush to her advantage, Suzy asks Daniel that in exchange for her friendship he must bring her secrets and photographs of the neighbours and houses that surround them. Thus begins a journey into the underbelly of suburbia, taking them on the trail of a could be killer – and what starts out as an innocent summer holiday becomes anything but, leading them from childhood fantasy and into the harsh reality of the real world… one of savagery and murder.

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES – based on the New York Times bestselling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Paul Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.

WATCHMEN + i/vs with director ZACK SNYDER and actors MALIN ACKERMAN AND JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN – is a complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, the film is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity…but who is watching the Watchmen?

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