Pick of the day

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 December, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 December, 2003, 12:00am


Cinemax, 10.35pm

John Travolta (above) plays a charismatic and dangerous spy who coerces a convicted computer hacker (Hugh Jackman) into stealing billions in unused government funds. Also starring Halle Berry.

Insect Eaters

Pearl, 9.35pm

In Thailand, Kanwee Viwapanich is studying entomophagy or insect eating. During his investigations, the young anthropologist talks to grandmother Mae Yai, who still eats live tarantulas. She is the last live spider-eater in the district and gives him a demonstration. Meanwhile, Bank, a ruined prawn farmer, has decided to go into business selling cooked, ready-to-eat insects. His marketing campaign includes TV shows and bug-eating contests.