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04th Aug 2023

A hit action comedy is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

mr and mrs smith

The blockbuster happens to be getting a big reboot this year courtesy of Prime Video.

Netflix has just added 12 huge movies to its library, while Disney+ has added one of the best crime drama shows of recent years to its service.

However, if none of that appeals to you, here are the films airing on TV tonight.

Predator – Film4 – 9pm

The Arnold Schwarzenegger-led first entry in the legendary sci-fi action horror franchise.

Daddy’s Home 2 – E4 – 9pm

John Lithgow and Mel Gibson join Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in this festive comedy sequel.

Cell – Horror Xtra – 9pm

John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson lead the cast of this not very good Stephen King adaptation.

Hang ‘Em High – TG4 – 9.30pm

A pretty well-regarded Clint Eastwood-starring Western.

Jojo Rabbit – RTÉ One – 9.35pm

The historical comedy-drama that won Taika Waititi an Oscar.

Pride – BBC Three – 9.50pm

This acclaimed historical comedy-drama centres on a group of UK gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith – Virgin Media One – 10pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2005 movie starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a bored married couple surprised to learn that they are both assassins working for competing agencies and that they have been assigned to kill each other.

Directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a fun action comedy that breezes by thanks to its stylish action set-pieces and charismatic stars.

The film was also a big box office hit upon release and will be getting a TV reboot from Donald Glover later this year for Prime Video.

As well as airing on TV tonight, Mr. & Mrs. Smith is available to stream now on Disney+, Netflix and Prime Video.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith

The Invisible Man – RTÉ2 – 10pm

Leigh Whannell, best known for writing Insidious and Saw, helms this bravura update of H.G. Wells’ classic novel.

The Change-Up – Comedy Central Extra – 10pm

A critically panned body swap comedy starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds.

Ready Player One – BBC One – 10.40pm

Steven Spielberg directs this sci-fi epic set in the near future where much of humanity uses a virtual reality simulation to escape the crumbling real world.

Crawl – Film4 – 11.10pm

This very fun survival horror follows a father (Barry Pepper) and daughter (Kaya Scodelario) who find themselves trapped in a flooding house during a hurricane and must fight for their lives against alligators.

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