Tonight in HD: March 23

SoHo Cinema: Game Change (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO’s adaptation of the best-seller provides an insider’s look at John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and how the choice was made to select Sarah Palin as his running mate. Recount’s Jay Roach directs Julianne Moore, Ed Harris and Woody Harrelson. “The film isn’t trying to break ground with revelations,” The Hollywood Reporter observed, “so what it comes down to is whether Game Change is a good movie, as opposed to a balanced documentary. For the most part, it is.” People magazine said “comparisons to The Iron Lady, a sloppy movie that has Meryl Streep in roaring good form, are inevitable. Is Game Change better? You betcha.”  The New York Times praised Moore for her “sharp-edged but not unsympathetic portrait of a flawed heroine, coloured more in pity than in admiration” while Variety singled out Harrelson’s GOP strategist as “equally compelling”. But Time argued the docudrama “gets distracted by its own shiny object, Palin”. (2012) ✮✮✮✮

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Big Trouble in Little China (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) The ghost of a 3,000 year-old warlord kidnaps a macho truckie's girlfriend in this Indiana Jones-ish romp that can't keep up with the original. Director John Carpenter reunited with his Escape to New York star Kurt Russell for a B-grade movie send-up that barely makes the grade. Sex & the City's Kim Cattrall and Luck's Dennis Dun co-star. (1986) ✮✮

Home & Away (TV3, 5.30) Gina discovers John’s come into money without telling her; Elijah and Leah make amends; Roo tells Harvey she isn’t jealous of him. ✮✮

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Rachel regrets making a date for Chandler and her boss; Monica’s aunt dies, leaving her an antique dollhouse – which Monica doesn’t want Phoebe to play with. ✮✮✮✮

Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Callum helps himself; Roimata decides to play watchdog; Phoenix is lured into a fatal attraction. ✮✮✮

Glee (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Under Artie’s directorial leadership, the kids prepare to perform the school musical West Side Story; Finn meets with a recruiter; Coach Bieste has an admirer. ✮✮✮

The Graham Norton Show (TV3, 8.30) With Mark Wahlberg, Minnie Driver, comedian Mark Watson and Christina Perri, who sings “Jar of Hearts”. ✮✮✮✮

Dating in the Dark Australia (TV2, 9.30) Aussie men and women get to know each other in total darkness. ✮✮

WANNA-BEn (TV3, 10.00, F) Ben chats with, and tries to emulate, comedic singer Weird Al and actor Gary Busey. ✮✮✮

The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 10.35) Klaus turns to violence to convince Damon and Elena that no one will be safe until he finds Stefan and gets his family back; Tyler faces consequences of his actions as a hybrid. ✮✮✮

Numb3rs (TV3, 12.15, 5.1) A convicted teen killer, who embarked on a cross-country crime spree with his 30-year-old Texas schoolteacher and was sent to prison by Don, escapes and is bent on revenge. ✮✮

Persons Unknown (TV3, 1.10, 5.1) Dread sweeps through the group when Joe falls seriously ill. ✮✮

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