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03rd Jan 2024

An incredible Western is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

josey wales

It’s about a Missouri farmer turned feared gunfighter during the American Civil War.

Feel like you’ve watched everything on Netflix? Maybe you’d be interested in one of the following movies airing on TV tonight (3 January).

Kingsman: The Secret Service – Film4 – 9pm
The fun first entry in the spy trilogy.

Sleepers – Legend – 9pm
An all-star cast – Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Minnie Driver and Robert De Niro – star in this dark legal crime drama.

Howl – LegendXtra – 9pm
This 2015 British horror follows passengers on a train who must band together to survive after being attacked by a werewolf.

The Outlaw Josey Wales – ITV4 – 9.05pm
Our pick for tonight is this ’70s revisionist Western directed by and starring Clint Eastwood who plays Josey Wales – a Missouri farmer turned feared gunfighter following the murder of his family during the American Civil War.

Eventually becoming an outlaw, Wales is pursued by bounty hunters and soldiers as he tries to make a new life for himself.

A hit at the box office and with critics thanks to Eastwood’s tough performance, the movie’s epic scope and its anti-war themes, The Outlaw Josey Wales is considered as being among its star’s best Westerns.

The film is also available to rent on Apple TV, Google Play, the Sky Store and Rakuten TV. Check out its trailer right here:

Intermission – RTÉ2 – 9.35pm
The classic Irish crime comedy featuring Cillian Murphy and a scene-stealing Colin Farrell amongst its ensemble cast.

Blacklight – Sky Showcase – 10pm
This 2022 action thriller starring Liam Neeson holds an 11% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, suggesting it might not be worth your time.

Cool Hand Luke – TG4 – 10.55pm
The classic ’60s prison drama headlined by Paul Newman.

Fighting with My Family – Film4 – 11.40pm
This well-liked biographical sports comedy-drama depicts the career of English professional wrestler Paige (Florence Pugh) as she makes her way up to WWE, while also following her brother Zak Zodiac (Jack Lowden), as he struggles with his failure to achieve similar success.

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Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales, our TV movie pick for tonight

Dead Ringers – Legend – 11.50pm
Jeremy Irons gives one of the best performances ever in this David Cronenberg-directed thriller drama playing twin doctors who take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

The movie was recently adapted into a TV series on Prime Video starring Rachel Weisz.

Let the Wrong One In – Film4 – 1.55am
Released in Irish cinemas last year, this horror comedy was previously described by JOE as feeling “tailor-made for midnight screenings”.

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