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30th Sep 2023

An incredibly stressful film is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio


Other movie options include not one, not two but THREE Nicolas Cage films.

One of the best Irish movies of the year and one of the 2023’s most interesting cinematic failures are both now available to stream at home.

However, for even more films, here is what is airing on TV this evening.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – Sky Showcase – 8.35pm

The first and maybe best installment in the Lord of the Rings series.

Boiling Point – Film4 – 9pm

Our pick for this evening is this British drama with a whopping 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

All shot in one long camera take, Boiling Point focuses on the head chef (Stephen Graham – Line of Duty, This is England) at one of the hottest restaurants in London.

However, on the busiest night of the year for the restaurant, multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything the chef has worked for.

Directed by Philip Barantini (whose latest film Accused has just been added to Netflix), Boiling Point was previously dubbed by JOE as “the most stressful film” of 2022, the year it was released in Ireland.

And there’s no better time to watch for the first time or revisit the drama as it is getting a TV spin-off which premieres on BBC One on 1 October.

As for the movie version of Boiling Point, it is also available to rent on Apple TV+, Google Play, Curzon, the Sky Store and Volta.

Boiling Point trailer

Predestination – AMC UK – 9pm

This incredible but sadly underseen sci-fi is about a secret agent (Ethan Hawke) who travels through time to hunt down an elusive criminal dubbed The Fizzle Bomber.

His investigation leads him to a bar in ’70s New York where he meets a bar patron (Succession’s Sarah Snook) with a fascinating life story.

Bird on a Wire – Legend – 9pm

A ’90s action comedy starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn.

Jeepers Creepers – Horror Xtra – 9pm

In this early 2000s horror, two siblings (Gina Philips and Justin Long) in college are pursued by a demonic serial killer called The Creeper.

American Pie: The Wedding – Comedy Central – 9pm

The third one.

Tomb Raider – RTÉ2 – 9.05pm

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) stars in this video game adaptation.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Channel 4 – 9.35pm

The not very good sequel to the brilliant original Kingsman.

Creed – RTÉ One – 9.45pm

Apollo Creed’s son Donnie (Michael B. Jordan) takes the spotlight in this terrific spin-off of boxing movie franchise Rocky.

It Could Happen to You – TG4 – 9.35pm

The first of three Nicolas Cage movies on TV tonight, he stars in this rom-com opposite the great Bridget Fonda.

Color Out of Space – MTV – 10pm

Nic Cage stars again, this time in a quite good H.P Lovecraft adaptation as the patriarch of a family whose farm is struck by a meteorite that causes strange phenomena.

Death Race – ITV4 – 10.30pm

In this solid action flick, Jason Statham plays a falsely-accused convicted prisoner in a dystopian future who is forced to compete in a killer racing contest.

Bad Samaritan – Horror Xtra – 10.50pm

In this 2018 thriller, Ireland’s own Robert Sheehan plays a parking valet who burglarises the houses of the drivers he services, only to discover one of his rich customers (David Tennant) is a serial killer.

My Friend Dahmer – Film4 – 10.55pm

This critically acclaimed biographical psychological drama revolves around the teenage years of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Jackass 3 – Comedy Central – 11pm

The third installment in the Jackass film series.

Maverick – Quest – 11pm

Mel Gibson stars again, this time in a ’90s Western comedy alongside James Garner and Jodie Foster.

Vengeance: A Love Story – Legend – 11.10pm

The third Nic Cage film on this list in which he plays a vigilante policeman.

Hillwalkers – RTÉ2 – 11.15pm

In this Irish thriller, hikers trespass onto private land, leading to an altercation with the landowner that descends into violence.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – Sky Arts – 11.40pm

Last but not least, fans of The Beatles docuseries Get Back may enjoy this well-reviewed documentary film on the legendary band from director Ron Howard.

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