Here are the 6 best movies on TV this evening
It’s action all the way in our pick of the best movies on the box this Friday evening.
Christian Bale, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Jason Statham, Colin Farrell and Morgan Freeman all feature in our selections this evening, but it would be stretching it to say they are representative of their finest work.
If you need something to pass the time this evening, one of the selections below should fill the void and if they don’t, there’s always The Late Late Show and the first episode in a new series of The Graham Norton Show elsewhere.
For your viewing pleasure this evening…
Deep Impact – Film4 – 6.40pm
Came out in the same year as Armageddon and when it comes to disaster movies that require a massive stretch in the imagination, there was only going to be one winner there.
Still, it does have Morgan Freeman, Tea Leoni and Robert Duvall and if you park any rational analysis of the events that transpire in the movie at the door, it’s a decent watch.
Sleepless – Virgin Media One – 9pm
Let’s just say Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan have far more distinguished performances on their CV than this 2017 cop thriller.
Terminator Salvation – Dave – 9pm
Christian Bale was close to, if not at the peak of his powers when he starred in this 2009 Terminator reboot, but it’s a far cry from the original 1980s Terminator and the excellent Judgement Day follow-up in the ‘90s.
Now You See Me 2 – E4 – 9pm
If we had our time back we’d prefer to watch the first one all over again, we’re afraid. Disappointing sequel.
Mechanic: Resurrection – Film4 – 9pm
Speaking of disappointing sequels, not even the presence of Tommy Lee Jones and Jessica Alba can save this fairly standard Jason Statham vehicle.
That said, there is plenty of the action and spectacular stunts Statham always provides in spades, which might be enough to keep you entertained if you’ve little better for doing.
Horrible Bosses – RTÉ2, 10pm
A brilliant cast – Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudekis, Colin Farrell, Charlie Day and more - make something of a mad idea – employees don’t like their bosses so decide to kill them – work somehow.
Not without its flaws, but an entertaining watch all the same.