A very funny buddy action comedy is among the movies on TV tonight 2 days ago

A very funny buddy action comedy is among the movies on TV tonight

It's from the writer of Lethal Weapon.

At long last, it is Saturday.

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And if you are staying in tonight, there's a packed line-up of films playing on telly.

Here's your options this evening.

The Nice Guys - Film4 - 9pm

Our pick for tonight, this action comedy is set in 70s Los Angeles and centres on a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and a tough enforcer (Russell Crowe) who team up to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl (Margaret Qualley).

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Co-written and directed by Shane Black (who penned the screenplay for Lethal Weapon), The Nice Guys was not a huge hit at the box office when it came out in 2016.

It's a real shame because the movie - with its zinger-filled screenplay, surprisingly hilarious performances by Crowe and Gosling and twisty mystery - should have really launched a franchise.

Kill Bill: Vol 1 - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm

The first part of Quentin Tarantino's terrific martial arts epic.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service - RTÉ2 - 9pm

The first and best entry in the spy comedy franchise.

Terminator: Salvation  - W - 9pm

The one with Christian Bale.

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This is 40 - Comedy Central - 9pm

Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd star in writer-director Judd Apatow's "sort-of-sequel" to Knocked Up.

Final Score - Sky Showcase - 9pm

In this well-reviewed action thriller, an ex-soldier (Dave Bautista) wages a one-man war against armed terrorists who take control of a packed football stadium.

Jaws 2 - ITV4 - 9pm

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Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) believes another shark is terrorising his beach town in this sequel to the Steven Spielberg classic.

Platoon - TG4 - 9.20pm

Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe lead the cast of this gritty, unflinching Vietnam War drama that won the Best Picture award at the Oscars.

Bloodshot - Channel 4 - 9.20pm

Vin Diesel stars in this 2020 action film as a soldier who dies before being brought back to life with superpowers by an organisation that wants to use him as a weapon.

This is Spinal Tap - BBC Two - 10.40pm

This '80s music mockumentary is widely considered one of the best comedies of all time.

Last Action Hero - Film4 - 11.15pm

Another action comedy with a screenplay credit for Shane Black, this '90s flick stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pride - RTÉ2 - 11.20pm

This acclaimed historical comedy-drama centres on a group of UK gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984.

Den of Thieves - Channel 4 - 11.25pm

Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber star in this very solid heist film.

Dancing at Lughnasa - RTÉ One - 11.55pm

Meryl Streep leads an ensemble cast in this adaptation of Brian Friel's much-loved play.

Piranhas - BBC Two - 1am

This Italian crime drama is based on a novel by Roberto Saviano, who wrote the acclaimed book Gomorrah.