Tonight in HD: February 5

 Sky Movies Premiere: Megamind (Sky 20, 4.35, 5.1) What would happen if Lois Lane fell for Lex Luthor after Clark Kent hung up his cape? That’s largely the premise of this rollicking, fate-versus-free will superhero ‘toon, which explores an arch villain’s dilemma of being the world’s only super power. What would be the fun in that? Plenty, especially in HD. Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller, JK Simmons and Brad Pitt lend their voices; Madagascar’s Tom McGrath directs. (2010) ✭✭✭✭

Hellcats (TV2, 5.30) Savannah is blown away when Charlotte reveals the identity of her baby’s father; Hellcats learn they and Memphis Christian have something in common. (Screens 4pm from next week.) ✭✭✭

The War at Home (TV2, 6.30, R) Dave isn’t happy when Vicky invites Taye’s family over for a barbecue, and Taye’s father mistakes one of Dave’s comments as racist. ✭✭✭✭

North (TV One, 7.00, R) Marcus Lush finds New Zealand’s only feral donkeys surprisingly close to Auckland and ends up talking to his dad. ✭✭✭✭

Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (TV2, 7.00, R) The fourth instalment not only puts hairs on the boy wizard’s chest but also raises them on the back of your neck. (2005) ✭✭✭✭

Movie: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) This threequel may be on thin ice story-wise — the gang unearths a lost world after Sid’s snatched by a dinosaur — but the animation and humour remain lively and inventive, especially the ingeniously Looney Tunes-ish Scrat sequences. ✭✭✭✭

Movie: Epic Movie (TV3, 9.00, 5.1, R) Low-budget, lowbrow blockbuster movies spoof from six of the Scary Movie scribes that yet again proves no one ever went broke underestimating the public’s taste. And just when you thought the late David Carradine’s legacy couldn’t get any worse … 

Sky Movies Premiere: Black Swan (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Double meets Swan Lake in this overwrought but riveting psychological drama about a ballerina on the brink of a breakdown. Has landing the dual role of the White Swan and the Black Swan in Swan Lake made the already neurotic, insecure Nina (Natalie Portman) delusional? Or are her worst fears about her director (Vincent Cassel), rival (Mila Kunis) and stage mother (Barbara Hershey) justified? Portman’s Oscar-winning turn and Black Swan’s startling visual effects are a must to see but can’t disguise storytelling that’s as unhinged as the heroine. Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) directs. (2010) ✭✭✭

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