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03rd Aug 2022

A biting sci-fi satire is among the movies on TV tonight

Hugh Carr

movies on tv 3 august

You have thirty seconds to comply.

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means.

It means a load of great films being streamed directly into your telly, and then out into your eyes and ears.

No better way to spend the evening as we get ever so close to the weekend.

Here’s JOE’s top picks for the best movies on TV this Wednesday (3 August).

Definitely, Maybe – Comedy Central – 7.50pm

Ryan Reynolds stars as a dad on the verge of divorce recounting his love life to his children, while swapping out the names of the women he was with. Bit of a weird thing to do, but we won’t question it.

Escape Room – Horror Channel – 9pm

“I know the reviews said this place was deadly, but this is ridiculous!”

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – Film4 – 9pm

Continuing on the Mission Impossible season, we now reach the point in the franchise where audiences said “oh wait, these films are unbelievable”.

Robocop – ITV4 – 10pm

Our top pick for tonight is an ultra-violent sci-fi action flick, which also serves as a tough satire on capitalism and corporations.

Paul Weller stars as the titular cop who is blown to bits in a raid gone wrong, only to be brought back by Omni Consumer Products as more machine than man.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Starship Troopers, Basic Instinct), this special-effect-filled movie is unforgettable, and immensely quotable. Well worth the watch.

Equilibrium – Turner Classic Movies – 11pm

Christian Bale stars in this mish-mash of sci-fi ideas from every popular film in the genre from the 90s.

The Business – Film4 – 11.40pm

Danny Dyer does Goodfellas. A great movie if you’re a fan of propa’ blokes being geezas, wha?

Smokey and the Bandit II – ITV4 – 12.10am

Nowhere near as good as the original.

Jane Got A Gun – Channel 4 – 2am

But just what will she do with it?

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