Tonight in HD: July 7

Sky Movies Premiere: Source Code (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) An American soldier wakes up on a Chicago commuter train with no idea of who he is and only eight minutes in which to defuse a bomb. It’s a scenario that plays out with Groundhog Day repetitiveness in this riveting thriller that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny but which leaves you debating its ethical dilemmas more than its plot holes. All the fast talk and flash tricks in Hollywood can’t disguise the latter but they provoke thought about what’s justified in the interests of the greater good, what price civil liberty in the war against terror, and the unintended consequences of high-tech. Speaking of which, the HD aerial shots of Chicago are extraordinary. Duncan Jones (Moon) directs Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga. (2011) ✭✭✭✭

Sky Movies Greats: 8 Mile (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) This drama about the Detroit hip-hop scene of the mid-‘90s won Eminem rave reviews for his acting — he plays an aspiring rapper with a troubled past — as well as an Oscar for best song (“Lose Yourself”). As Rolling Stone said, 8 Mile taps “into the roots of Eminem and the fury and feeling that inform his rap”. Curtis Hanson (Too Big to FailIn Her Shoes, LA Confidential) directs; Kim Basinger and Brittany Murphy co-star. (2002) ✭✭✭

The Bionic Vet (TV One, 5.25) Noel transforms a Labrador into a bionic dog, replacing his cancerous front leg with a custom made implant. ✭✭✭

TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) ✭✭

Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Meet a family passionate about horses for work and sport. ✭✭✭✭

ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) After an action packed morning chasing wild pigs in the snow capped hills, Matt braves the mid winter waters to secure a fresh feed of massive paua just metres from the local pub. ✭✭✭

Judy Bailey’s Australia (TV One, 8.30) Judy visits Byron Bay and learns to surf for the first time; is impressed by Tibetan monks; and goes beyond the gold sands of the Gold Coast. ✭✭✭

Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) The truckers and their rigs are running ragged as they race to pull in the last loads. ✭✭✭

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) A man is gunned down in a casino at point-blank range, and the CSIs shut down the building to find the killer. ✭✭

Wimbledon 2012 (TV One, 1.00) Live coverage from Day 12, featuring the Ladies Singles Final. (Play past 6am will screen in SD on U Channel). ✭✭✭✭

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