A very tense Denzel Washington thriller is among the movies on TV tonight
The movie saw Washington re-teaming with one of his most frequent collaborators.
Staying in this Saturday night? Not to worry as there are loads of movies airing on telly this evening, starting with:
Life - Film4 - 9pm
A tense Alien-style thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds.
Angel Heart - AMC UK - 9pm
Mickey Rourke plays a private investigator hired by an enigmatic figure (Robert De Niro) to solve a disappearance in this very atmospheric and twisty neo-noir horror.
Zoolander 2 - Comedy Central - 9pm
This long-awaited comedy sequel did not get the love of its predecessor.
Last Knights - Legend - 9pm
Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman star in this critically-panned action drama based on the Japanese legend of the forty-seven rōnin.
Cabin Fever (2016) - Horror Xtra - 9pm
The very poorly received remake of director Eli Roth's cult horror about a flesh-eating virus.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Channel 4 - 9.15pm
The solid fifth entry in the Tom Cruise franchise, which introduced the aforementioned Rebecca Ferguson to the series as disavowed MI6 agent Ilsa Faust.
The Rewrite - TG4 - 9.30pm
This rom-com stars Hugh Grant as a washed-up screenwriter who takes up teaching at a university.
Herself - RTÉ One - 9.45pm
This Irish drama has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score and focuses around a single mother (Kin's Clare Dunne) who decides to build a house for her family.
JOE spoke to Dunne in the run-up to the movie's release back in 2020.
Harold and Kumar Get the Munchies - MTV - 10pm
Starring John Cho and Kal Penn as two stoners who, you guessed it, get the munchies - this is the first entry in the comedy franchise.
21 Jump Street - RTÉ2 - 10.15pm
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill lead the cast of this very funny movie reboot of the TV show of the same name.
The Taking of Pelham 123 - ITV4 - 10.35pm
Our pick for tonight is this 2009 action thriller about a train dispatcher (Denzel Washington), who is pressed into the role of negotiator after a criminal (John Travolta) hijacks a subway car of passengers in New York.
A remake of a classic '70s movie, this modern take on the story benefits from a typically commanding performance from Washington (take our new quiz on the actor here), a live-wire turn from John Travolta, a supporting cast filled with recognisable faces like James Gandolfini, John Turturro and Luis Guzmán, as well as pacy and stylish direction from Tony Scott (Crimson Tide, Man on Fire) - one of Washington's most frequent collaborators.
As well as airing on TV tonight, the film is available to stream for free on Lionsgate+ and Sky Cinema.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 - Sky Showcase - 11pm
The final entry in the YA vampire franchise.
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - Horror Xtra - 11pm
Not as good as the original Hellraiser but still interesting in parts.
Step Brothers - Film4 - 11.05pm
"It's the Catalina Wine Mixer."
Jacob's Ladder - AMC UK - 11.10pm
This '90s horror classic stars Tim Robbins as a haunted Vietnam War veteran.
Cabin Fever (2002) - Sky Sci-Fi - 11.20pm
The original well-liked Cabin Fever from director Eli Roth.
Thirteen Days - RTÉ One - 11.35pm
Kevin Costner leads the cast of this historical political thriller about the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Alien: Covenant - Channel 4 - 11.45pm
Michael Fassbender is phenomenal playing two different characters in the last Alien film released to date.
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