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17th Sep 2021

One of the better Liam Neeson action romps is among the movies on TV tonight

Dave Hanratty

Movies On TV Friday 17 September

It’s the weekend!

Yes! It is!

If you’re staying in on this Friday (17 September), you could watch The Late Late Show – check out the line-up for tonight’s episode right here – or you could watch movies.

Here’s how it looks this evening…

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Film4 – 6.45pm

A very silly yet strangely watchable action caper.

Night School – Film4 – 9pm

Kevin Hart stars in a “broad comedy”, it says here.

Red – E4 – 9pm

Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich do their bit for the older generation by ruthlessly assassinating people.

Run All Night – TCM – 9pm

Our pick for this evening sees Liam Neeson, er, run all night in a bid to protect his son Joel Kinnaman from Ed Harris-shaped mob vengeance.

As latter-day Neeson action vehicles go, this one is decent enough, thanks largely in part to Common basically playing a Terminator.

The Specialist – RTÉ 2 – 9.50pm

Sylvester Stallone blows things up real good.

Law Abiding Citizen – Virgin Media One – 10pm

We recently applied complex science-based techniques to determine Gerard Butler’s most fun movie.

Law Abiding Citizen came last. Still worth a watch if you like your movies ridiculous and gross.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War – Channel 4 – 11.05pm

Prequel and sequel to the beloved, staggeringly essential Huntsman franchise.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 – Film4 – 11.15pm

Does exactly what it says on the tin, this one!

Song For a Raggy Boy – RTÉ One – 11.35pm

Aidan Quinn and Iain Glen clash in a Catholic reform school in the late 1930s.