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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it hadn’t been picked recently, Bill Murray’s existentialist-Buddhist comedy, **Groundhog Day BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 9pm Fox Classics, would certainly have got the nod.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy WikipediaParanormal Activity 9pm Studio Universal. Watch this if you liked The Blair Witch Project, Insidious or Poltergeist. This is an edgy, tense horror of the haunted house genre, with its huge atmosphere created by the handheld camera, faux documentary style made popular by The Blair Witch Project. There are far more jump-out-of-your-seat moments than in far gorier films and the whole thing is done with the bizarre kind of love and professionalism that contradicts the subject-matter in a way only the horror genre can. It’s a pity that, having made a genuinely inimitable film, the allure of sequel cash persuaded the writer-director to imitate himself to far lesser effect. This first one, though, is just terrific. Directed by Oren Pell/ 2007/ USA/ Horror/ 86 mins/ R for language.


An American Crime (Bio-Crime-Drama), 9pm Sund; Inherent Vice (Crime-Dark Comedy), 6.35pm MaxP; Legend (Horror-Sci-fi), 9pm MaxP; Fantastic Four (Superhero), 9.25pm FoxFam.

BEST Pay Per View BET: The Girl on the Train Ch 404.

*Starred films have been chosen in the last year. ** Double-starred films have been chosen in the last two months.

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