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31st Aug 2018

Here are the best 5 movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin


Sad (or incredibly happy?) about missing EP? Don’t worry, there are some great movies on the telly tonight!

There are A LOT of new movies in the cinema this weekend, should you not want be sitting in? We review them all – from techno-thriller Searching, the violent revenge Upgrade, to gangster epic Yardie, to adult comedy The Happytime Murders – in the latest episode of The Big Reviewski, which you can check out right here:

If you’re in more of a sitting-on-the-couch-all-night kinda mood, then we’ve got that covered, too:


The Day After Tomorrow – E4 – 8.00pm

Dennis Quaid is the only scientist who can see a massive climate change-inducing weather event on the horizon, which results in his son Jake Gylennhaal being trapped in Manhattan following a massive tidal wave, which is then followed by a huge freeze front. A cheesy but easy-to-watch disaster epic.

Grosse Point Blank – Universal TV – 9.00pm

We argued a few weeks back that this movie was cooler than Pulp Fiction, and it had a better soundtrack. If you’ve never seen it, then you need to fix that tonight.

Sicario – Film 4 – 9.00pm

Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin star in this horror movie disguised as a drugs war thriller. It truly is one of the best and most intensely brilliant thrillers of all time.

The Dark Knight Rises – RTE 2 – 9.00pm

While it doesn’t reach the quality heights of The Dark Knight, it is still worth watching Tom Hardy act his way out of a restrictive mask, and Anne Hathaway does a pretty decent job of giving us a different take on Catwoman.

The King’s Speech – BBC One – 11.05pm

England’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne but knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. If memory serves correctly, it won ALL of the Oscars. Even Best Animated Short.

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