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24th Feb 2023

A revenge thriller with a very high Rotten Tomatoes score is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

Bull

The movie has earned comparisons to cult favourite thrillers like Dead Man’s Shoes and Kill List.

Staying in this Friday night?

Well, your entertainment options include The Late Late Show, Netflix’s recent addition of one of last year’s best Irish movies, a critically acclaimed new comedy-drama series on Disney+ and the following films on TV tonight.

Pixie – Film4 – 9pm

Olivia Cooke leads an impressive ensemble cast in this crime comedy set in the Irish countryside.

You can check out JOE’s interview with one of the movie’s co-stars Colm Meaney below.

Deadpool 2 – E4 – 9pm

Ryan Reynolds’ merc with a mouth returns in this R-rated superhero sequel that adds Josh Brolin and Zazie Beetz to proceedings.

Hard Target – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

Jean-Claude Van Damme uncovers a sinister group of wealthy men who hunt the homeless for sport in this action film that was Face/Off director John Woo’s first English-language movie.

Police Academy 2: The First Assignment – Comedy Central – 9pm

The second in the long-running cop comedy franchise.

3:10 to Yuma – TG4 – 9.05pm

An acclaimed Western remake starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.

Call Me by Your Name – RTÉ2 – 9.30pm

This emotional and stylish coming-of-age romance drama set in Italy took home the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Bull – Film4 – 10.50pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2021 British movie starring Neil Maskell (Kill List, Utopia) as a hitman who mysteriously returns home after a 10-year absence to seek revenge on the gang that double-crossed him and to find his beloved son.

Upon its release, Bull received rave reviews from critics, who praised Maskell’s brooding performance and the movie’s intense and gritty tone, comparing it to other acclaimed British crime thrillers like Dead Man’s Shoes and Kill List.

Earning a whopping 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, you can check out a trailer for Bull below.

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage – Horror Xtra – 10.50pm

Adapted from a Stephen King novella, this thriller follows a happily married woman (Joan Allen) who discovers a disturbing secret about her husband (Anthony LaPaglia).

Absolute Power – Turner Classic Movies – 11.10pm

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this political action thriller about a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents.

Dare to be Wild – RTÉ One – 11.40pm

This biographical drama tells the story of Mary Reynolds (Emma Greenwell) who became the first Irish person to win a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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