A creepy and violent horror-thriller is among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

A creepy and violent horror-thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

F R I D A Y.

Hey guys, it's Friday.


Time to see what movies are available to watch on the 'ol television – new televisions also apply – on the evening of Friday, 19 August...

Lethal Weapon – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

The very first one.

Second Act – Virgin Media One – 9pm


Jennifer Lopez lands a big job, but hides a potentially career-destroying secret.

Bad Teacher – Comedy Central – 9pm

Cameron Diaz more than lives up to the billing here.

The Predator – Film4 – 9pm


Shane Black returned to the Predator franchise with this decidedly uneven reboot in 2018. It's not very good but it's not awful, either. Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown and Olivia Munn head up a 'probably too good for this' cast and if you can turn your brain off, chances are you've witnessed much worse.

Psycho – Legend – 9pm

Vince Vaughn does a pretty poor imitation of Norman Bates in this notorious, best-avoided horror remake.

The Heat – ITV2 – 9pm


Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy have fun in a cop comedy that isn't as good as, say, 1995 Michael Mann Los Angeles crime saga Heat.

Another Man Another Chance – TG4 – 9.05pm

TG4. Friday. Western. You know how this works.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – RTÉ One – 9.35pm


The second one.

Radioactive – RTÉ 2 – 9.45pm

Rosamund Pike takes the lead in this biopic of pioneering scientist Marie Curie.

The Toll – Film4 – 11.10pm

A toll booth worker attempts to flee his criminal past. It catches up to him.

A Nightmare on Elm Street – Turner Classic Movies – 11.15pm

The original. Probably the best, too.

Transamerica – RTÉ One – 11.45pm

Somewhat ahead-of-its-time indie drama in which a trans woman travels across America with her teenage son, who does not realise that she is actually his father.

Kill List – Film4 – 12.50am

The standout choice tonight.

Effective, creepy and very grim horror-thriller in which two hitmen take on a series of jobs that neither of them are quite prepared for. You'll want a better ending by the time it arrives but if you've not seen this and you've got a strong stomach, give it a go.

It's our pick for the evening as it's the best thing on but it's on pretty late so maybe set whatever device you have to record – do people still actually do this? – or at least make a note of it for future reference.

Action Point – Channel 4 – 1.10am

"Zany comedy with Johnny Knoxville" it says here. Is there any other kind?

Anna – Virgin Media Two – 1.30am

Cillian Murphy features in an assassin-themed thriller, if you're still up and about.