A great yet underseen comedy-drama is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

A great yet underseen comedy-drama is among the movies on TV tonight

It's from the director of In the Loop and The Death of Stalin.

It is Saturday and for those staying in tonight, you will probably need something to watch.

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As such, here are the movie offerings on telly this evening.

Man of Steel - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

Henry Cavill's first outing as Superman.

Angel Has Fallen - Film4 - 9pm

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The third entry in the Gerard Butler-fronted Has Fallen action franchise.

The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult - Comedy Central - 9pm

Leslie Nielsen returns for the final time as detective Frank Drebin in this funny spoof series.

Captain Phillips - Virgin Media Two - 9pm

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This taut drama based on true events tells the story of a merchant mariner (Tom Hanks) who is taken hostage by pirates.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - RTÉ2 - 9.15pm

The most divisive Star Wars film to date.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - ITV4 - 9.15pm

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One of the best Westerns of all time.

The Personal History of David Copperfield - Channel 4 - 9.20pm

Our pick for tonight is based on the classic novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

Set in the 19th century, the comedy-drama chronicles the life of the titular character (Dev Patel) from his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer.

Co-written and directed by the acclaimed Armando Ianucci (In the Loop, The Death of Stalin), the filmmaker puts a greater emphasis on the humour of Dickens' writing than most adaptations of the author's work.

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It's this, combined with an incredible cast - including Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi and Tilda Swinton - all giving big and energetic performances, that leaves the film feeling funnier and livelier than you might expect.

Network - TG4 - 9.20pm

This Oscar-winning black comedy-drama follows a television network and its struggle with poor ratings.

The Shape of Water - RTÉ One - 9.45pm

A Best Picture winner at the 2017 Oscars, this wonderful fantasy romance centres on a lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) working at a top-secret research facility in the 1960s who forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature (Doug Jones) being held in captivity.

Revenge - Horror Channel - 10.50pm

In this incredibly stylish and extremely violent French thriller, a young woman assaulted and left for dead in the desert by three men recovers and seeks vengeance upon her attackers.

Sea Fever - Film4 - 11.20pm

This claustrophobic Irish sci-fi horror-thriller follows the crew of a marooned Irish fishing trawler as they find themselves threatened by a parasitic infection.

Deepwater Horizon - Channel 4 - 11.40pm

Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of this disaster film based on true events.

Pacific Rim - Turner Classic Movies - 11.55pm

A rip-roaring sci-fi action blockbuster about gigantic humanoid mechas fighting alien monsters.

Going in Style - RTÉ One - 12am

Alan Arkin, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman team up to rob a bank in this comedy-caper.

Mindhorn - BBC One - 12.10am

The Mighty Boosh's Julian Barrett is the lead of this British comedy playing a washed up actor who becomes the key to helping the police stop a serial killer.

Hellraiser - Horror Channel - 12.55am

The classic '80s British horror.

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