A beloved sports documentary is among the movies on TV today 2 months ago

A beloved sports documentary is among the movies on TV today

Sunday on the couch, you say?

It's Sunday and it's time to see what movies are on TV today. Let's just get on with it!


Failure to Launch – Channel 4 – 2.25pm

Fairly tepid rom-com with Sarah Jessica Parker and a pre-McConnaissance Matthew McConaughey.

Transformers: Age of Extinction – Film4 – 3.25pm

Can you believe Michael Bay made five of these? I'm not saying he's a particularly sophisticated auteur but it just feels like a waste of the talents he does have.


Anyways, this is the fourth one aka the one where the franchise swaps out Shia LaBeouf for Mark Wahlberg.

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde  – ITV2 – 4.50pm

The second one.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – Film4 – 6.40pm


The second one, which includes a Donald Trump cameo and Kevin becoming significantly more bloodthirsty.

Coyote Ugly – ITV2 – 6.55pm

It's true. You simply cannot fight the moonlight.

Mission: Impossible III – E4 – 9pm


It's a coin toss for this writer between the second one and this one for the 'least best' in the Mission: Impossible franchise, but this is still perfectly entertaining fun.

Bonus – it has the best villain of the series in the form of the late, truly great Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Hard to Kill – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

Steven Seagal IS Hard to Kill.

Peppermint – Film4 – 9pm


Silly, violent revenge thriller in which Jennifer Garner vows to take out the vicious bad guys who killed her family.

The Mask – Comedy Central – 9pm

Jim Carrey made his rubber-faced mark in this wild comic book comedy.

Senna – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Our main choice this evening is the beloved 2010 documentary focusing on the life and death of Formula 1 icon Ayrton Senna.

Told with vivid visual style by director Asif Kapadia, Senna is regarded by many as one of the very best documentary films of the last couple of decades.

Vantage Point – RTÉ 2 – 9.30pm

Multi-angle perspective thriller in which the US President is seemingly assassinated during a public address. The film presents the event from multiple different points of view as all the pieces of the puzzle come together.

Honestly should be a lot better than it is, but a decent cast includes Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Forest Whitaker, Edgar Ramirez and LOST man Matthew Fox.

Westworld – Turner Classic Movies – 11pm

1970s attempt at bringing a killer theme park to life.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – Channel 4 – 11.05pm

Chris Pine takes his turn as Tom Clancy's famous CIA agent.

Terminator: Genisys – Film4 – 11.05pm

Botches a decent 'Greatest Hits' concept and is mostly just quite dull as a result. Not sure this franchise really needed to go beyond even one film, let alone two.

Gringo – BBC One – 11.45pm

Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried and Thandiwe Newton combine for a 2018 action comedy that didn't make much of an impression. 40% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Presumed Innocent – Turner Classic Movies – 12.50am

Mystery thriller with Harrison Ford.

Last Orders – Film4 – 1.30am

Well-received UK dramedy in which a group of friends look back on their lives after one of them passes away.