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21st Apr 2023

An action-packed crime thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

21 Bridges

Released in 2019, this very solid action flick has a great cast.

Staying in this Friday night and need something to watch? Well, Netflix just added 10 big movies to its library, as well as an extremely bingeable thriller series.

Another viewing option is JOE’s Must-Watch at Home for this week which you can learn about in the video below.

However, for more options, here are the films airing on TV this evening.

The Martian – E4 – 9pm

Matt Damon plays an astronaut who struggles to survive after being left stranded on Mars while his NASA colleagues back on Earth try to save him in this very fun Ridley Scott sci-fi.

Man on Fire – Film4 – 9pm

The modern classic revenge thriller starring Denzel Washington that is soon to be rebooted as a Netflix TV show.

Demolition Man – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

It is Sylvester Stallone vs Wesley Snipes in this highly entertaining if silly ’90s sci-fi action flick.

Standoff – Legend – 9pm

In this thriller, a troubled veteran (Thomas Jane) gets a chance at redemption by protecting a young girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder.

Firecreek – TG4 – 9.35pm

James Stewart and Henry Fonda star in this ’60s Western.

21 Bridges – Virgin Media One – 10pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2019 movie starring the late and great Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) as NYPD Detective Andre Davis.

After a number of his colleagues die in a New York shootout, Davis convinces the city’s deputy mayor to shut down the 21 river crossings of Manhattan for one night only in a bid to trap and catch the two suspected cop killers (Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch). However, as Davis investigates, he discovers there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Directed by Northern Irish filmmaker Brian Kirk, 21 Bridges is an exciting, pacy and twisty action crime thriller that is given extra heft thanks to the way its script explores some of America’s societal problems and on account of its great cast, which also includes Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons, as well as Keith David and Sienna Miller.

21 bridges

Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – RTÉ2 – 10pm

The second entry in the rom-com franchise.

Grown Ups – MTV – 10pm

Adam Sandler leads a cast of his friends in this comedy that got bad reviews from critics but was a box-office hit.

American Pie 2: Uncut – Comedy Central – 10pm

An uncut version of the already plenty raunchy sex comedy sequel.

Blinded by the Light – BBC One – 10.40pm

A charming British coming-of-age comedy-drama featuring a great soundtrack full of Bruce Springsteen songs.

The Wretched – Legend – 10.55pm

This well-reviewed US horror sees a defiant teenage boy face off with a 1,000-year-old evil witch posing as the neighbor next door.

The Rezort – Horror Xtra – 11pm

A British horror focused around a safari park offering paying guests the opportunity to kill as many zombies as they please following an outbreak.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – RTÉ One – 11.40pm

Lily James leads an ensemble cast in this acclaimed historical romantic drama.

Rhino – Film4 – 11.50pm

Starting out as a petty thief, a young man nicknamed ‘Rhino’ quickly rises up through the criminal hierarchy in ’90s Ukraine in this 2021 film.

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