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09th Apr 2023

One of the best looking films of all time is among the movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin


Chocolate + Movies = Perfect Easter Sunday!

Musical, sci-fi, action, comedy, horror… whatever your favourite genre of movies happens to be, it is on the TV this evening.

The Greatest Showman – E4 – 8pm

Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Zac Efron star in this much-loved musical romantic drama. To be fair, whether you like the movie or not, the songs are really good.

Starship Troopers – ITV4 – 9pm

Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct) turns his attention to interstellar war between humans and huge insects, but the whole thing is really about the evils of war and mankind not realising they’re the bad guys. It is really, really good.

The Grey – FilmFour – 9pm

Liam Neeson’s headlines this survival action thriller as one of the few survivors of a plane crash in Alaska, only to discover they are now being hunted by a pack of wolves. It is really, really good.

Meet the Parents – Channel 4 – 10.55pm

Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller don’t get along so well in this father-in-law-from-hell comedy.

The Predator – FilmFour – 11.15pm

The worst of the Predator movies by some distance, if you don’t include the AVP movies, which we don’t because they’re awful too.

Blade Runner 2049 – BBC One – 11.20pm

Our pick for the night is this long-delayed-but-better-than-the-original-don’t-@-me-about-this sequel. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto, all involved a secret plot that could completely destabilise humanity as we know it.

Director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Dune), cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall, Sicario), and composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Inception) all work together to create one of the lush cinematic creations of all time. Seriously, watch this on the biggest TV you’ve got available to you, with the speakers turned up as loud as your neighbours will allow.

Behind Enemy Lines – ITV4 – 11.25pm

Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman star in this war action thriller, which is actually the fifth biggest box office hit by an Irish director ever.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure – E4 – 12.05am

The final entry in the Maze Runner movies. It is actually not bad, but won’t make a lick of sense if you haven’t seen the first two.

Sea Fever – FilmFour – 1.25am

A completely overlooked horror that was filmed off the coast of Ireland, it includes one of the most memorable and shocking death scenes of recent years.

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