A fun action flick with Nicolas Cage is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

A fun action flick with Nicolas Cage is among the movies on TV tonight

It's got a wild premise.

Earlier on Tuesday, we highlighted how Amazon Prime Video has quietly added eight big new movies to its library.

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However, if for whatever reason none of those catch your fancy, perhaps you might be interested in one of the following films airing on TV this evening.

Here's our picks of the bunch.

Alien: Covenant - Film4 - 9pm

The latest entry in the legendary horror franchise, Covenant is an entertainingly strange mix of B-movie thrills and philosophical musings that is anchored by an incredible dual turn from Michael Fassbender.

Deep Blue Sea - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

That said, if you prefer your B-movie thrills free of philosophical musings, this survival horror about scientists in an isolated underwater facility who must defend themselves from multiple genetically engineered sharks is for you.

The A-Team - Comedy Central - 9pm

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A slightly underrated reboot of the much-loved '80s TV show starring Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson and a scene-stealing Sharlto Copley.

An American Werewolf in Paris - Horror Channel - 9pm

A disappointing sequel to one of the best horrors ever made.

The Magnificent Seven - ITV4 - 9pm

A remake of the classic western of the same name starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

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It would make a cool double bill with Sergio Leone's epic western A Fistful of Dynamite, which is airing on the same channel at 11.45pm

Marnie - Turner Classic Movies - 11.10pm

One of Alfred Hitchcock's weirder and best movies, Marnie stars Tippi Hedren (The Birds) as a thief with a mysterious past who is blackmailed by a man (Sean Connery) she stole from into marrying him.

Tully - Film4 - 11.20pm

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In this twisty comedy-drama-thriller, a struggling mother of three (Charlize Theron) forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny (Mackenzie Davis) hired to help with her newborn baby.

Drive Angry - Comedy Central - 11.30pm

Last but not least, our pick for tonight. Here, Nicolas Cage plays John Milton, a man who escapes from Hell with Satan's gun, the Godkiller, to kill a cult leader who murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby.

However, Milton is being pursued by a supernatural operative of Satan named The Accountant (the always watchable William Fichtner) who has been tasked with dragging him and the gun back to hell.

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Fans of grindhouse-type fare will probably get a kick out of Drive Angry, which embraces the ludicrousness of its premise through its vibrant tone and performances that never take themselves too seriously.