HDTV Movie Premieres: July 24-30

Stuck on You: Sky Movies Greats, 8.30pm Saturday.

Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear star in this Farrelly Brothers comedy about conjoined twins who share a liver but not the same personalities or dreams: one’s shy and anxious, the other’s an outgoing, aspiring actor looking to make it big in Hollywood. Funny sight gags and a goofy charm make Stuck on You worth sticking with. (2003)

Knowing: Sky Movies, 8.30pm Sunday.

Knowing is worth viewing more for its sensational HD strengths than its fusion of science, spiritualism and philosophy. It stars Nicolas Cage as a sad-sack scientist who unlocks a 50-year-old code that has correctly forecast a half-century of disasters – and still has one to go that could seal the fate of mankind. This spooky doomsday thriller combines spectacular special effects with thought-provoking ideas about the nature of the Universe and randomness vs determinism but, like its numerology narrative, doesn’t add up. Damages’ Rose Byrne co-stars. (2009)

Laws of Attraction: Sky Movies Greats, 8.30pm Sunday.

Sliding Doors’ Peter Howitt directs Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore as dueling Big Apple divorce lawyers in love in a modern spin on Adam’s Rib that amuses but doesn’t raise the bar on romantic comedies. Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses) wrote the screenplay. (2004)

A Little Thing Called Murder: TV3, 10.55pm Sunday.

“This is not great art, but it’s great fun.” So observed the New York Times of this made-for-TV dramatisation of how a mother and son, Sante and Kenny Kimes, criss-crossed the United States on a killing spree. Judy Davis and Jonathan Jackson star. (2006)

Jumper: TV3, 8.30pm Monday.

Director Doug Liman’s post-Bourne Identity descent from the giddy genius of Swingers, which bows on Blu-ray in September, and Go to the hollow, high-concept heroics of Mr & Mrs Smith accelerates with this stinker of a sci-fi thriller. Shattered Glass’ Hayden Christensen plays a “jumper” who, inexplicably, can teleport himself to anywhere in the world while eluding globe-hopping assassin Samuel L Jackson. Jamie Bell co-stars. (2008)

I Heart Huckabees: Sky Movies Greats, 8.30pm Monday.

Jason Schwartzman (The Darjeeling Limited) stars in this offbeat comedy from director David O Russell (Three Kings) about a soul-searching doorman who turns to a detective agency to help solve the mysteries of his universe. Isabelle Huppert, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg and Naomi Watts co-star. (2004)

Miss March: Sky Movies, 8.30pm Tuesday.

Quipped The Hollywood Reporter, in unison with every other review of this teen sex comedy about a dude who awakes from a four-year coma to find the virginal girl of his dreams is now a Playboy centerfold: “The worst sex cartoon in Playboy’s long history can’t compete with the sheer vacuousness of this inane comedy.” (2009)

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