‘At the Movies’ with Margaret and David returns for 2011 on Wednesday February 9 at 10pm with a stellar first episode line-up, and our viewers poll of their favourite film of 2010.
Also this series (starting episode 2) Margaret and David will introduce a new segment – ‘The DVD Classic’ where they will each, alternatively, choose movie classics now available on DVD to revisit. The first ‘DVD Classic’ (Ep 2. – Feb 16) will be Margaret’s review of the 1960 Billy Wilder film The Apartment – starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley Maclaine and Fred MacMurray.
Wednesday February 9 – EP 1
This year’s first episode of ATM will include the “holiday wrap” – short reviews of four films that were released over the summer break that were too late for inclusion in the summer special:
TRUE GRIT – starring Jeff Bridges Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, and directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen.
TAMARA DREWE – Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam and Dominic Cooper.
THE FIGHTER starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, Amy Adams and directed by David O. Russell.
HOW DO YOU KNOW – starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd and Jack Nicholson.
As well as full lengths reviews of:
127 HOURS – starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara, and directed by Danny Boyle. A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED – starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it’s not long before they learn that they want something more.
HEREAFTER – Directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Matt Damon, Cecile de France and Bryce Dallas Howard. A drama centered on three people — a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy — who are all touched by death in different ways.
SANCTUM – starring Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffud and Rhys Wakefield. James Cameron Executive Producer. A drama inspired by the film’s co-writer Andrew Wight’s near-death experience of leading a diving expedition miles into a system of underwater caves, then having to find a way out after a freak storm collapsed the entrance.
Wednesday February 16 – EP 2
RABBIT HOLE – Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest. Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. *****Plus interview with Producer/star Nicole Kidman
INSIDE JOB – Directed by Charles Ferguson and starring Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert. A drama that exposes the truth behind the American financial crisis. *****Plus interview with director Charles Ferguson
CERTIFIED COPY – Directed Abbas Kiarostami and starring Juliette Binoche and William Shimell. In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. *****Plus interview with director Abbas Kiarostami and actors Juliette Binoche and William Shimell.
‘The DVD Classic’ – Margaret’s review of the 1960 Billy Wilder film The Apartment – starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley Maclaine and Fred MacMurray.