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The Centralian advocate Tue 31 Oct 2017



The Centralian advocate Tue 31 Oct 2017


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TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 2017 LIFESTYLE 17 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Program highlights TUESDAY DELIVER US FROM EVIL, MOVIE, 10.30PM, 7MATE At regular intervals during Deliver Us From Evil, there is a sight so grottily grotesque, instant recoil is the only option. Eric Bana stars as Ralph Sarchie, a hardass New York cop, drawn into a paranormal crime investigation involving demonically possessed Iraqi war vets and some childrens toys with minds of their own. JAMIES QUICK AND EASY FOOD, 7.30PM, TEN The master of making simple meals sexy, Jamie Oliver turns his hand to an Asian-inspired shakin beef, a chilli salt n pepper squid and a pork and mash gratin that promises to deliver all the flavouring of a roast within half the time. All the dishes are made with five ingredients and take about 15-20 minutes. Joy. WEDNESDAY RIVIERA, DRAMA, 9.40pm, SBS Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles, above) is looking for $30 mil lion - its not exactly a spare change down the back of the couch scenario. It was last seen sitting in a bank account, discovered after her husband died - suspiciously, in a super yacht explosion - as she unravelled the web of money laundering, art fraud and generally bad behaviour he left behind. THE LETDOWN, COMEDY, 9.35pm, ABC Warning to new parents actually, this whole series is a warning to new parents the newborn screaming in this series may intermittently trigger anxiety when you think its your own. Its worth the risk. Audreys (Alison Bell) desperation and fear that her baby is failing mothers group (despite being the best looking) is clever and funny. THURSDAY BUCKET, COMEDY, 9pm, ABC You get the feeling Miriam Margoyles who Adelaide has proudly adopted as a local relishes misbehaving. She has plenty of opportunity here as she embarks on a bucket list with her daughter, telling her that 70 is the new 50 (the new 40, the new 30) and embracing the craziness of living exactly as she pleases. Fun concept, the bawdy humour feels forced at times. BACK, COMEDY, 9.30pm, ABC This new comedy series reunites Peep Shows David Mit chell and Robert Webb, still playing to type. Mitchell is nerdy, anxious-to-please Stephen, and Webb is Andrew, the foster brother who has somehow inherited a share in their late fathers business, the John Barleycorn pub. Darkly comical with a complicated backstory - worth the investment. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, MOVIE, 8.30PM, 9GO! This archly awkward comedy centres around the charac ter of Napoleon (Jon Heder), a mouth-breathing teenage misanthrope who talks with his eyes closed. This is by no means a laugh-out loud movie. The humour extracted from Napoleons minutely disturbing world is subtle to the point of almost vanishing. Some viewers wont get the joke, others will find it absolutely unfunny. Co-written and directed by Jared Hess (Nacho Libre). FRIDAY 12 YEARS A SLAVE, MOVIE, 8.30pm, SBS This Oscar-winning film is what launched Lupita Nyongo to international fame and rightly so. It tells the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor, also fabulous in his role), a free black man from New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the countrys South. A modern classic. Also stars Michael Fassbender as the malevolent slave owner. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, MOVIE, 7PM, 7FLIX Viewers with a taste for magic, myth and mischief will be drawn to this film, which follows the story of four children who discover that the musty old wardrobe in the spare room is actually a portal to a magical snowcovered kingdom, Narnia. Here, the children Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley, above) fulfil an ancient prophecy and reclaim the throne of Narnia for good. SATURDAY VICTORIA, DRAMA, 7.30PM, ABC My goodness, Jenna Coleman, above, who plays young Queen Victoria in this sumptuous costume drama, is utterly mesmeric I cant take my eyes off her. Tonight her character is inconsolable after she hears Melbourne has resigned as PM. ALMOST FAMOUS, MOVIE, 8.30pm, SBS VICELAND It doesnt matter how many times I see this great Cameron Crowe flick, which charts the rise up-and-coming band Stillwater, it never fails to disappoint. A young Kate Hudson is devastatingly good as Band-Aid Penny Lane. Unexpectedly poignant. JAKE Ryan is winning admirers left, right and centre as Summer Bays mysterious, brooding bad boy Robbo. But there will only ever be one woman who can truly claim super-fan status and thats Jakes Mum, Mandy. A huge Home and Away watcher from way back, shes over the moon her 34-yearold son has scored a coveted role on her favourite soap after years of trying. She loves the show and has for a long time, says Ryan, who also watched it growing up. Even when I gave up hope that Id ever get a role on Home and Away because I kept missing out and was like, Sorry Mum, that ships sailed, she still watched. So when this came up, she was really happy. But lets face it, shed watch it religiously even if I wasnt in it. Im actually bringing her up to set next week from Melbourne. Shes really excited shes going to be like a little kid at school. Once a semi-professional taekwondo competitor (he studied for 18 years and was the youngest person in the country at the time to gain a black belt at the age of nine), Ryan arrived at acting late in life after an injury sidelined him from a hoped-for berth in the 2008 Beijing Olympic team. He studied, later graduating to roles in Underbelly: Razor, the Wolf Creek series (for Stan), and a small role in the Baz Luhrmann-produced The Great Gatsby. He also starred as Bea Smiths abusive husband Harry Smith for three years on acclaimed Aussie drama Wentworth, a role he credits as best preparing him for playing Robbo, his amnesiac character, who has a mysterious, perhaps even dangerous, past. It was an intense experience, he says of the role. But without Wentworth and that challenge I dont think Id be getting the work Ive had over the past couple of years. It made me look at these [bad boy] roles in a different way. I hated Harry Smith, and I didnt want to touch him, or do anything like that. But it was a good character exercise, to think, Why is he like he is? Its nice to take your moral hat off for a while. Ryan is clearly committed to getting inside the heads of his characters, doing whatever it takes to physically inhabit his roles. I like to match my character a bit, he says of the process. So if hes a fit Jakes a mummys boy in his heart character who does a lot of training I will try to get as close to that as I can. Or if its a character who is the complete opposite I am happy to put the weight on, which is what I did for Wentworth. Thats all well and good, but we all know Summer Bay isnt a place where soft Dad Bods are accepted. Exactly how many times has he had to get his shirt off since starting on the show? I have stopped counting, he says. You stress about it the first few times, but after a while it becomes second nature on Home and Away. You know walking into the job that [youll have to get shirtless] and youve just got to work as hard as you can, off-camera, to make sure youre in half-decent shape. For Ryan, this has meant hitting F45 training sessions in his adopted hometown of Bondi. I didnt have much time, so I went pretty damn hard, he admits. I was pretty disciplined, and lost about 13 kilos, I think. Having an athlete background, its a pretty simple formula: you just watch what you eat, keep the al cohol intake to zero and train your arse off. Now Ryan is relishing the chance to get under the skin of another complicated character. When I first started getting work in the industry, it tended to be the cops and the good guys. But in the last six years or so I have been quite happily typecast as a bit of a bad boy. I like those guys. They are a lot of fun, he says. There are a lot of layers to those blokes. And as more of Robbos backstory is fleshed out, audiences will gradually find out what they are. I find it really interesting, he says. Theres a lot more light and shade with those characters. And a lot more to work with. Im a bit of a softie at heart, so its nice to put that bad boy hat on. And in the meantime, if anyone needs him, Ryan will be busily showing his Mum around Summer Bay. CLARE RIGDEN