Top Films of the Week

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Top Films of the Week


TOP FILMS OF THE WEEK IMMORTALS (Tonight, Channel 4, 10pm) CENTURIES ago, the Gods waged war against the Titans and imprisoned these creatures within Mount Tartaros, within a cage that can only be broken by a bolt from the mythical Epirus Bow. Megalomaniac King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his hordes declare war on the Gods by ravaging the land in search of the bow. Ancient law prevents Zeus (Luke Evans), his daughter Athena (Isabel Lucas) and the other Gods from intervening in mankind's conflict, so they watch with mounting dread as Hyperion slaughters everyone who gets in his way.

Slaughter... |Mickey Rourke IRON MAN 2 (Tomorrow, Channel 4, 9pm) BILLIONAIRE industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) announces to the world that he is mysterious hero Iron Man. He single-handedly maintains world peace, to the chagrin of the US government and private investors, who are keen to acquire his weapons technology for their own needs. Stark refuses to share his inventions and forms new alliances in a bid to keep hold of his technology and fend off a new villain.

Hero... Robert |Downey Jr in Iron Man 2 TRAINSPOTTING (Monday, Film4, 11pm) A YOUNG Ewan McGregor stars as one of a group of Edinburgh-based drug addicts in a series of both funny and horrific vignettes about life, love, choices and friendship. Packed with brilliant performances (from Johnny Lee Miller's Sean Connery-obsessed Sick Boy to Robert Carlyle's disturbingly psychotic Begbie), the script is bristling with honesty and insight and Danny Boyle's masterful direction mixes the surreal with the frighteningly real.

Ewan McGregor |in Trainspotting Mystery... |Christopher Plummer, left, and Daniel Craig THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Tuesday, ITV2, 10pm) JOURNALIST Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is found guilty of slandering a prominent industrialist in his magazine. With his reputation in tatters, Mikael accepts a commission from the reclusive Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer). The old man is haunted by the disappearance of his great-niece almost 40 years ago and he hopes that the discredited journalist will be able to deduce who abducted and killed the teenager. …

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