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04th Nov 2022

A fantastic true-life sports drama is among the movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin

Your Friday evening viewing menu has arrived!

Below, we’ve listed out the movies on TV that you can enjoy tonight, but don’t forget that The Late Late Show will feature, eh, “Ireland’s largest shop window”. And then that horror film that everyone is talking about has just been made available in Ireland.

So you’ve got options!

But on with the movies on TV for this Friday night, starting with…

Made in America – FilmFour – 6.35pm

Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldberg and an early-career Will Smith star in this romantic comedy. 33% on Rotten Tomatoes feels about right.

The Amazing Spider-Man – Virgin Media One – 9pm

Hindsight has been kind to Andrew Garfield’s tenure as Peter Parker, and this outing is actually quite entertaining, even if we didn’t need the origin story again so soon after Tobey Maguire’s.

Pitch Perfect 3 – E4 – 9pm

The singing competition movie involves international spies this time, for some reason.

Le Mans 66 – FilmFour – 9pm

Our pick for the night is this tremendous true-life sports drama that detailed the titular racing competition which pitched upstarts Ford against the constantly winning Ferrari.

Headlined by a pair of great performances by Christian Bale and Matt Damon, and directed by James Mangold (Logan, the upcoming Indiana Jones 5), it is a fantastically entertaining watch, filled with some spectacular race sequences.

The Wedding Ringer – Comedy Central – 9pm

A nice guy (Josh Gad) is about to get married, but has no friends to bring as his groomsmen, so he hires some from an entrepreneur (Kevin Hart), which sparks an actual friendship between the duo.

Bride Wars – RTÉ2 – 9.35pm

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson send modern feminism backwards a few decades with this truly awful comedy about duelling brides.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – Comedy Central Extra – 10pm

The first one. Still very funny to this day.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – BBC Two – 11.35pm

Not sure why this movie seems to be on TV all of the time lately, but here we are.

Message In A Bottle – RTÉ One – 11.40pm

Kevin Costner, Robin Wright and Paul Newman star in this old-school romantic drama.

Ouija – MTV – 12am

Weirdly, the 2016 prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, was actually really good. But this first Ouija movie isn’t all that scary, tbh.

Spree – FilmFour – 12.05am

Stranger Things star Joe Keery plays a man who goes to some extreme lengths to get some more followers on his social media profile, which includes live-broadcasts of killing people in his car.

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