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25th Apr 2023

A claustrophobic thriller drama is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio


It was written and directed by the creator of Peaky Blinders.

Staying in this Tuesday evening? Not to worry as there are plenty of movies airing on TV tonight, starting with:

Suicide Squad – RTÉ2 – 9pm

While panned by critics, this DC superhero was a box office hit and won an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Octopussy – ITV4 – 9pm

The second last Roger Moore Bond flick.

Christine – Legend – 9pm

This very good ’80s horror sees legendary horror filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) adapt a novel by legendary horror writer Stephen King (Carrie, The Shining).

Zoolander 2 – Comedy Central – 9pm

The commercial and critical flop sequel to Ben Stiller’s cult classic comedy Zoolander.

Infinite – Film4 – 9pm

This 2021 sci-fi action flick starring Mark Wahlberg has a low 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means you may want to avoid it.

Trespass – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm

Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman star in this thriller as a couple whose home is invaded by violent thieves.

It Follows – Horror Xtra – 10.50pm

This modern horror classic centres on a young woman (Maika Monroe) that begins to be followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Absolute Power – Turner Classic Movies – 10.55pm

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this political action thriller about a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents.

Inheritance – AMC – 11pm

In this thriller with a lowly 23% Rotten Tomatoes score, a wealthy patriarch suddenly passes away, leaving his daughter (Lily Collins) with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to destroy the family.

Locke – Film4 – 11.05pm

Last but not least is our pick for tonight, this 2013 movie starring Tom Hardy. He plays Ivan Locke, a family man and successful construction manager whose life begins to fall apart over the course of a car journey.

From writer-director Steven Knight (the creator of Peaky Blinders), Locke is noteworthy for taking place almost entirely in a car and for featuring only one onscreen actor in Hardy. Nevertheless, the thriller drama is as gripping as an action-packed blockbuster thanks to its tour-de-force central performance and the level of depth of its lead character.

You can watch the trailer for Locke right here:

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Locke,Tom Hardy