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A much darker take on a Marvel hero is among the movies on TV tonight

Hey hey, it's a new week...

November is drawing to a close.

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Presumably the schedules will be wall to wall Christmas movies from now until the first of January.

Or maybe they'll have the usual Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson films they always have.

LET'S FIND OUT.

Here's how it looks on Monday, 29 November...

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Film4 – 6.05pm

The second one.

Hulk – ITV4 – 7.20pm

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Our main choice this evening is a divisive take on a character that since helped earn a seemingly endless fortune at the box office.

Back in 2003, Eric Bana stepped into the stretchy purple pants of Bruce Banner for a much darker vision of the Incredible Hulk, as overseen by visionary director Ang Lee.

Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is very much not. It has its moments, though – Bana is deeply committed, as is Nick Nolte, who absolutely chews up the scenery during every minute he's afforded.

Hulk is far, far from perfect – the CGI alone is hit and miss – but if you're looking for a totally different tone than the MCU usually serves up, it's here in abundance.

Red – Film4 – 9pm

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich get their 'veteran assassin' game on in this decent enough action comedy.

Alfie – Turner Classic Movies / TCM – 9pm

Michael Caine puts it about as a notorious cockney lothario.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – TG4 – 9.30pm

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Chris Pine's crack at Tom Clancy's famous government agent.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome – ITV4 – 11pm

The third one.

The Shallows – Film4 – 11.15pm

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Blake Lively goes surfing, only to be attacked by a giant killer shark.

The Birds – TCM – 11.20pm

Vintage avian-themed horror from the master that was Alfred Hitchcock.