A villainous Tom Cruise performance is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

A villainous Tom Cruise performance is among the movies on TV tonight

Bank Holiday Monday action, movie-style...

The bank holiday rolls on. It's not over yet.


Sure, I'm working but you don't see me complaining about it, do you?

No. Instead, I'm here, going through the TV schedules to find movies for you to watch.

You're welcome.

Here's how it looks on Monday 25 October...

Daddy's Home – Film4 – 7.10pm

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in a comedic clash.

Olympus Has Fallen – Film4 – 9pm


Gerard Butler attempts to rescue the US President.

Run All Night – Turner Classic Movies / TCM – 9pm

In a bid to protect his son from mob vengeance, Liam Neeson runs all night.

Collateral – ITV4 – 9pm

Our main pick this evening.


A sharp-suited, grey-haired Tom Cruise does the rarest of things – inhabits a stone-cold villain.

Cruise plays Vincent, a seemingly charming man who books Jamie Foxx as his taxi driver for the evening while he conducts some late-night affairs. Alas, it turns out that Vincent is a ruthless assassin on a tight deadline.

Michael Mann directs this exciting thriller with all of his usual stylistic tricks, and there's even a great Audioslave needle drop right when the tension threatens to become too much to bear.

The Aviator – TG4 – 9.15pm


Martin Scorsese's biopic of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes boasts an exceptional lead performance from Leonardo DiCaprio that probably should have landed him that then-elusive Oscar.

Green Book – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

This won the Academy Award for Best Picture, despite many people questioning that decision.

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali learn to bond in 1960s America as a working-class bouncer becomes a driver for a classical pianist.


Sicario 2: Soldado – Virgin Media One – 10pm

Nowhere near as good as the first Sicario – a hard bar to raise, in fairness – but you at least have Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin back on board to continue the grim and gritty story.

The Business – Film4 – 11.20pm

Danny Dyer's gangster heads for Spain where various violent delights await.

Fences – Film4 – 1.15am

Sensitive Oscar-winning drama with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.