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Movies & TV

21st Jan 2022

One of the most quoted scenes of all time is among the movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin

No less than THIRTEEN movies to choose from this evening!

Friday is finally here!

Let us celebrate with some movies on TV!

Baby Boom – Film4 – 6.45pm

Diane Keaton is a strong independent business in the 1980s who, following the death of a family member, suddenly finds herself raising a young baby. Can she balance work and these important responsibilities?? (Hint: No.)

From Russia With Love – ITV4 – 8pm

Sean Connery’s second outing as Bond is regularly named as the very best 007 movie of all time.

Peppermint – Virgin Media One – 9pm

Jennifer Garner does a Liam Neeson-in-Taken, trying to get revenge on the criminals who killed her husband and young daughter. 12% on Rotten Tomatoes, probably best to avoid it, tbh.

Man On Fire – Film4 – 9pm

Denzel Washington headlines this kinda-based-on-a-true-story action-thriller, playing the personal bodyguard to a young girl (Dakota Fanning) who is kidnapped by a powerful drug cartel.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One – MTV – 9pm

The one where Bella and Edward get married, and then she gets pregnant, and they spend the entire film debating whether they should turn Bella into a vampire too. (Hint: They do.)

Kill Bill: Volume Two – TCM – 9pm

Uma Thurman continues to kill her way towards Bill, swapping out the Eastern vibe of Volume One for a more Western aesthetic for this follow up. Features a great fight with a one-eyed Daryl Hannah.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – Comedy Central – 9pm

The one that introduced both Mini Me and Fat Bastard, while Heather Graham as Felicity Shagwell is clearly having just as much fun as Mike Myers is. Remains a very funny comedy.

A Few Good Men – RTÉ2 – 9.30pm

Our pick of the night has Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore at the centre of a tense courtroom drama involving two Marines charged with the murder of a third.

From writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing) and director Rob Reiner (Misery, Stand By Me), it is some top-tier film-making, featuring one of the most-quoted scenes in cinema history. “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

Postcards From The Edge – RTÉ One – 11.15pm

Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Denis Quaid star in this comedy drama based on Carrie Fisher’s semi-autobiographical novel about a recovering drug addict attempting to rebuild her career in Hollywood.

Young Guns – BBC One – 11.55pm

An incredibly stacked cast including Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Terence Stamp, Terry O’Quinn and Jack Palance star in this western telling the story of Billy The Kid and his famous cohorts.

Taken – Film4 – 11.55pm

Earlier this evening, someone was doing a bad impression of a Liam Neeson-in-Taken. So why not just watch the real thing?

Ride Along 2 – Channel 4 – 12am

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart star in unfunny comedy sequel.

Bad Teacher – Comedy Central Extra – 1am

Cameron Diaz plays the titular low quality educator who falls for a fellow teacher (Justin Timberlake), and is willing to go to some lengths in order to have him fall for her too.