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04th Mar 2022

A great Irish western is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

Black 47

It’s set in Ireland during the Famine.

At long last, the weekend is among us and with that, you may be looking for movies to watch.

Well, Disney+ has just quietly added 12 big films to its library.

Yet, if none of these are for you, here’s your movie on telly options tonight.

Black ’47 – Virgin Media One – 9pm

Our pick for tonight, this western follows Irish soldier Feeney (James Frecheville) who in 1847 returns home from fighting for the British Army in Afghanistan to find his country ravaged by the Famine with many of his own family among the dead.

Outraged by the injustices he sees perpetrated by rent collectors, law enforcement and English landowners, Feeney seeks vengeance.

Boasting hard-hitting action, while not shying away from the horrors of the Famine, Black ’47 manages to be both a long-overdue and worthy cinematic telling of an awful part of Irish history and also a gripping western.

The ensemble cast is incredible too – featuring Barry Keoghan, Freddie Fox, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene and Stephen Rea.

Deadpool 2/Logan – Film4 – 9pm/11.20pm

Two more mature X-Men spin-offs are airing on Film4 tonight.

The first of the two is decent, while the second is one of the best superhero flicks ever.

At the time of Logan’s release, JOE got to chat to Professor X himself Patrick Stewart about it.

Highlander – Horror Channel – 9pm

“There can be only one.”

Das Boot – True Movies – 9pm

This German WWII drama set on a submarine is widely considered as being among the best war films of all time.

Pacific Rim: Uprising – E4 – 9pm

A fun performance by Star Wars’ John Boyega is the best thing about this weak sequel to a very cool sci-fi action blockbuster.

We interviewed the star about it below.

The Appaloosa – TG4 – 9.35pm

It’s Friday night which means TG4 is playing a western.

This one stars Marlon Brando.

Sex and the City 2 – RTÉ2 – 9.50pm

The second one.

Kill Bill: Vol 2 – Turner Classic Movies – 11.10pm

The second part of writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s incredibly watchable martial arts epic.

Moonstruck – RTÉ One – 11.30pm

A bookkeeper in New York (Cher) finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother (Nicolas Cage) of the man she has agreed to marry.

One of the greatest romantic comedies ever made, Moonstruck just happens to be written by the man behind Wild Mountain Thyme.

Game Night – BBC One – 11.45pm

A game night turns into a real-life mystery for an ordinary married couple (Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams) and their friends.

This is easily one of the funniest comedies of the past few years and features a hysterical supporting turn from recent Oscar nominee Jesse Plemons.

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