Here are the 5 best movies on TV this evening
To paraphrase Liz and Jack from 30 Rock: "What a week, huh?" "It's Tuesday."
The mank index on this evening is through the roof, what with a wind warning in place for over half the country.
With that in mind, best just to sit in, chill on the couch, and enjoy one of these:
TUESDAY 7 JANUARY
Lakeview Terrace - Virgin Media One - 9pm
Patrick Wilson and Samuel L Jackson are neighbours who find themselves in the depths of a very personal race war in their affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood, as a raging bushfire constantly approaches in the background. Oddly prescient now, 12 years after it came out.
Happy Gilmore - Comedy Central - 9pm
Adam Sandler is getting some rave reviews for his latest movie Uncut Gems (which now ranks in the top ten all-time big-screen uses of the F-word), but his golfing comedy from 1996 (yep, we're old) is probably still the funniest movie he's ever made.
Splice - Horror Channel - 10.50pm
One-time Oscar-winner Adrian Brody (remember him?) is a scientist who is told to put a stop to his human DNA splicing experiments, but he continues on secretly and eventually accidentally creates a hybrid creature that is more dangerous than he could've ever feared.
Sisters - Film4 - 10.50pm
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are fully-grown sisters who decide to throw one last rager in their parents' home before they sell it. Co-starring a who's who of SNL faces - Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan - and some other, non-comedy folk doing their best at being funny - John Cena, Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, John Leguizamo.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Sky One - 11pm
Listen... we need to realise that Ferris is a bit of a douchebag, and just generally isn't a good guy. There is a lot to be said for the Fight Club reading of this movie. Basically, the theory goes that Ferris is actually the ego-filled version of Cameron that he'd like to see himself as. If you can mentally cut out all of the bits of the film where it doesn't make any sense, that is.