CULTURE

Thursday 28/10

FILM: American Beauty Computer journalist Lester and his overambitious realtor wife Carolyn have stopped liking each other years ago yet they stay together for the sake of their daughter. But when Lester suddenly realizes there are greener pastures elsewhere, he blows a hole into the mundane, conformist existence they have both been leading. Social drama directed by Sam Mendes, starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch and Mena Suvari. (Star-23.00) FILM: Payback Jewel thief Porter is left for dead after a heist by his double-crossing partner and wife, but when he hits the streets again a few months later, he’s looking for his fair share of the loot and bloody revenge. Action adventure starring Mel Gibson, James Coburn and Maria Bello. (Star-21.00) FILM: Without Malice. A weekend hunting trip turns into a nightmare when one member of the group is murdered and the others find a ranger hot on their heels. Thriller starring Greg Schaeffer, Jennifer Beals and Corey Haim. (Alpha-24.00) FILM: Trouble in Mind In a godforsaken town, in a strange cafe, ex-con tough guy Hawk falls for a new arrival Georgia, in town with her husband Coop, who has turned to crime as a means to support his small family, while world-weary cafe owner Wanda looks on at the impending disaster. Crime drama starring Kris Kristoffersen, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer and Genevieve Bujold. (ET3-0.30)