One of the worst sequels ever is among the movies on TV tonight 3 months ago

One of the worst sequels ever is among the movies on TV tonight

Thankfully, there are other, GOOD movies on TV tonight, too...

Your Friday evening movies on TV menu has arrived! Kick off your weekend the right way, by watching one of these. One of the good ones, anyways...


Home Alone - FilmFour - 6.55pm

Considering the sun is splitting the trees outside, this seems like the worst day imaginable to be watching this movie. But who are we to tell you what to watch on your Friday evening?

Lethal Weapon 2 - Comedy Central - 9pm

"Diplomatic immunity!"


3:10 To Yuma - Virgin Media One - 9pm

Russell Crowe and Christian Bale star in this very entertaining action western.

Little Fockers - E4 - 9pm

The fact that the title of this movie is the funniest part about it should tell you everything you need to know about this threequel.


Mile 22 - FilmFour - 9pm

Mark Wahlberg teams up with The Raid star Iko Uwais for this dull action thriller.

The Hustle - RTÉ One - 9.35pm

A remake of classic comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but the pairing of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson just can't hold a candle to the original.


About A Boy - RTÉ2 - 10pm

Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz, Toni Collette and a young Nicolas Hoult star in this very decent rom-com.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - MTV - 10pm

The movie that the hit TV show was based on, which also happened to be written by Joss Whedon. It actually isn't very good.

Halloween - TCM - 11.05pm


Again, this seems very time-of-year specific, but we'll forgive this one a bit more, because there is never a bad time to watch one of the best horrors ever when it rocks up as one of the movies on TV tonight.

The Roads Not Taken - BBC Two - 11.05pm

Javier Barden, Elle Fanning, Laura Linney and Salma Hayek star in this understated, slow burn drama. It is ... fine.

The Good Liar - RTÉ One - 11.15pm

An entertaining con thriller, with a rich older lady (Helen Mirren) becoming the target of a life-long criminal (Ian McKellan).

Spell - Channel 4 - 12.10am

An oddball horror about man survives a plane crash only to find himself saved by, and then held captive by, a voodoo priestess.

The Exorcist - BBC One - 12.30am

Another classic horror.

The Jesus Rolls - FilmFour - 1.35am

Just to be clear, this is NOT our pick of the movies on TV tonight, but it does need to be talked about. John Turturro asked The Coen Brothers for permission to use the character her played in The Big Lebowski for his own standalone sequel/spin-off. Turturro also wrote and directed the movie, drafting in an impressive cast including Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, Pete Davidson, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Tim Blake Nelson and Christopher Walken.

Considering the fact that The Big Lebowski is widely considered to be one of the best comedies ever made, how this managed to get so much so wrong is baffling. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 20%, the $4.5 million budgeted movie made less than $65,000 at the box office. A critical and commercial disaster, it very quickly disappeared from public consciousness. But we didn't forget. We'll never forget this mess.

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