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21st Mar 2023

One of the most underrated sci-fi films of the 21st century is among the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio


The critically acclaimed sci-fi earned great reviews upon release in 2014, though not many have seen it.

Need a movie to watch tonight? Well, Amazon Prime Video has just added 10 big ones to its library.

However, if none of these are for you, here are the films on TV this evening.

School of Rock – Comedy Central – 9pm

This classic comedy stars Jack Black as a struggling rock star desperate for money who winds up posing as a substitute teacher.

Ocean’s Twelve – RTÉ2 – 9pm

The most divisive entry in director Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Trilogy, though its breezy and playful tone has its defenders.

Glass – Film4 – 9pm

The lead characters in the M. Night Shyamalan movies Unbreakable (Bruce Willis) and Split (James McAvoy) meet in this also divisive sequel.


Sarah Snook in our pick for tonight – Predestination

Red 2 – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Willis stars again, this time in the so-so sequel to the actually quite fun original Red.

Speed 2: Cruise Control – ITV4 – 9pm

Jason Patric replaces Keanu Reeves and a boat replaces a bus in this critically panned follow-up to the classic Speed.

Jeepers Creepers – Legend – 9pm

In this early 2000s horror, two siblings (Gina Philips and Justin Long) in college are pursued by a demonic serial killer called The Creeper.

Predestination – AMC – 10.55pm

Our pick for tonight is this 2014 sci-fi thriller about a secret agent (Ethan Hawke) who travels through time to hunt down an elusive criminal dubbed The Fizzle Bomber.

His investigation leads him to a bar in ’70s New York where he meets a bar patron (Succession’s Sarah Snook) with a fascinating life story.

Reteaming Hawke with the directors of his very fun vampire flick Daybreakers, Predestination received very positive reviews upon its release, partly thanks to its ingeniously crafted screenplay full of unpredictable twists and Snook’s stunning, star-making turn.

That said, it was not seen by many – it only earned a reported $5.4 million at the box office – and as such should be sought out now. You can check out its trailer below:

Righteous Kill – Turner Classic Movies – 10.55pm

After The Godfather Part II and Heat, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro reteamed for this action thriller in 2008. Sadly it was nowhere near the quality of their previous collaborations.

Hitman – Film4 – 11.35pm

Timothy Olyphant stars in this not-very-good video game adaptation.

Official Secrets – BBC One – 11.40pm

Keira Knightley plays a British Intelligence whistleblower in this acclaimed drama based on true events.

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