A weird mix of movies are among the movies on TV tonight 2 months ago

A weird mix of movies are among the movies on TV tonight

Tuesday night is movie night.

It's also World Cup night, with England going up against Wales, and Iran taking on USA simultaneously. Pretty exciting stuff, really!


If you're not into the whole 'football' thing, can we interest you in some movies on the box? Here's how it looks on Tuesday, 29 November...

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Film4 – 6.20pm

It was supposed to be the new Fifth Element, in that it confounded critics, made decent bank, and developed a beloved cult reputation.

Instead it underperformed at the box office and made little impression with anyone. It's got Rihanna in it, though?


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Syfy – 8.30pm

The beginning of the end for the mainline Harry Potter franchise.

Con Air – ITV4 – 9pm

Colm Meaney just might steal this whole damn movie. You know the drill here – criminals on an airplane, insane cast, over-the-top thrills, holds up in 2022.


Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Film4 – 9pm

The sixth one. Probably the best one. Love the bit at the start where he wakes up in a generic darkened room and it says he's in Belfast. Sure thing, Tom!

Unforgiven – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm


Clint Eastwood directs and stars in one of the greatest Westerns ever made.

The Wolfman – Legend – 9pm

Benicio Del Toro takes furry centre stage in a middling adaptation of a classic horror.

Beverly Hills Cop – Sky Showcase – 9.30pm

Eddie Murphy steps into the Letterman jacket of Axel Foley for the very first time as the fast-talking Detroit police officer flees his jurisdiction to solve the quite shocking murder of his friend.


No One Lives – Legend – 11.05pm

Decent, if pretty gross, horror in which a group of criminals kidnap a young couple who are hiding a very dark, very dangerous secret of their own.

Fantastic Four – SyFy – 11.35pm

The 2015 reboot, which failed miserably. It's certainly not FANT4STIC, but it's maybe not as terrible as its reputation suggests.

Dumb and Dumber – Turner Classic Movies – 11.40pm

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels clown around in a hit comedy that never needed a sequel.

Venus – Film4 – 11.55pm

Peter O'Toole stars as an ageing actor who develops a friendship with a teenager.

McFarland, USA – BBC Two – 12.30am

Kevin Costner motivates a group of underdogs with a talent for long-distance running as they bid to become champions.

No Escape – Channel 4 – 2.50am

Culturally insensitive thriller with Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan.