Here are the 7 best movies on TV this evening
Friday, Friday, gotta watch movies on Friday...
Here we are, staring down the barrel of what feels like the first PROPER weekend of 2020, and we couldn't be happier.
Not only has the big screen got some new releases for us to check out (full reviews here), but the small screen tonight also has a decent mix of entertaining flicks to enjoy, beginning with...
FRIDAY 10 JANUARY
Super 8 - FilmFour - 6.45pm
Back before JJ Abrams was saving/destroying Star Wars, he directed this pre-Stranger Things version of Stranger Things, about a group of kids making an alien movie, before they cross paths with an actual, incredibly dangerous alien.
Chappie - RTE Two - 9pm
Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Dev Patel, and Sharlto Copley star in the sci-fi thriller about a killer robot who is given a memory wipe and tries to start living a new, peaceful life. But the corporation who made it is having none of it.
The Green Mile - More4 - 9pm
Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan star in this prison weepie about a man with special gifts, the ability to heal the sick and dying, but finds himself on Death Row after being wrongly convicted for murder.
Central Intelligence - Virgin Media One - 9pm
Kevin Hart is the former high-school prom king who thinks his life has gotten boring, until he crosses paths with the former school bully victim (now The Rock), a CIA agent on the run who needs help. More entertaining than it has any right to be.
Snatched - Channel 4 - 10pm
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer are mother and daughter who head off on an exotic vacation together, only to get caught up in a dangerous kidnapping plot. Funnier than you'd imagine, but not going to change your world in any real way. Turn your brain off and enjoy it.
Ghost In The Shell - FilmFour - 11.10pm
Scar-Jo is the cyborg with a blank memory, trying to figure out who she is and where she came from, in a dangerous future dystopia where she has been hired to hunt down dangerous criminals. Absolutely staggering to look at, if not always able to follow that up with the story.
The Impossible - Channel 4 - 11.45pm
Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor (and a very young Tom Holland) star in this true-life disaster epic, about a family on holiday Thailand who are torn apart by a huge tsunami, and attempt to find each other again in the aftermath. You will cry. A LOT.