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18th Jan 2024

An excellent action sequel is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

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It is noteworthy for being the first sequel of its lead actor’s career.

Need some movies to check out this Thursday evening to tide you over until the weekend? Well, here are the films on TV tonight:

Citizen Kane – BBC Four – 8 pm.

Considered among the greatest films of all time and with good reason.

The Equalizer 2 – Film4 – 9 pm.

Our pick for tonight is this action sequel that sees retired U.S. Marine and DIA agent Robert McCall (two-time Oscar-winner Denzel Washington) trying to live a peaceful life in Boston as a Lyft driver.

However, after one of his close friends (Oscar-winner Melissa Leo) is killed, McCall seeks revenge alongside his former DIA partner (Pedro Pascal).

The first sequel of Washington’s career, it is clear what attracted the legendary actor to The Equalizer 2 with its compelling lead character, bone-crunching action and equally punchy script.

The real highlight, however, is the movie’s climactic coastal shootout set amidst a hurricane.

As well as airing on TV tonight, The Equalizer 2 was also recently made available to stream on Prime Video. Check out its trailer right here:

The Matrix Reloaded – Sky Showcase – 9pm.

Another pretty good sequel, though a significant step down from its masterpiece predecessor.

Dracula: Prince of Darkness – Legend Xtra – 9pm.

Yet another sequel, this Hammer Horror one from the ’60s sees Christopher Lee reprise his role as Dracula.

Hitman: Redemption – Legend – 9pm.

Also known as Asher, Ron Perlman stars in this action thriller about an aging hitman whose last job goes sideways.

Blade II – Quest – 10pm.

Wesley Snipes returns as human/vampire hybrid Blade in this awesome superhero follow-up directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Death Wish – ITV4 – 10pm.

Director Eli Roth’s not very good remake of the ’70s vigilante thriller of the same name.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Legend Xtra – 10.50pm.

Yet another sequel, this follow-up to horror classic Hellraiser is nowhere near as good as the original.

Blue Steel – Film4 – 11.20pm.

A fantastic ’90s action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Point Break) which stars Jamie Lee Curtis as a young NYPD cop. We’ve recommended Blue Steel many times before.

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