Loads of non-football options are among the movies on TV tonight 1 month ago

Loads of non-football options are among the movies on TV tonight

Movies of a Sunday evening...

England take on Senegal in World Cup '22 on Sunday evening, which will no-doubt lead many an Irish person (me) to tune in, hoping to see some kind of chaos occur (also me) that might thwart the march of the Three Lions.


Not that I'm bitter or anything.

If you're not into the whole 'football' thing, well, there's plenty of entertainment on the other channels. Let's see what movies are on the box on Sunday, 4 December...

Coyote Ugly – ITV2 – 5.55pm

A woman takes a job in a very lively bar. Hijinks ensue.


The Devil Wears Prada – Film4 – 6.35pm

Meryl Streep does her 'ice queen' thing as a spiky fashion magazine editor.

The Holiday – ITV2 – 8pm

Christmas-themed rom-com that seems to grow in cult stature every year. The fourth of December is probably a bit early though, no?


The Back-Up Plan – Comedy Central – 9pm

Highly forgettable Jennifer Lopez rom-com.

Angel Has Fallen – Film4 – 9pm

Third entry in the beloved (?) 'Has Fallen' series with Gerard Butler once again murdering plenty of nondescript villainous types.


Con Air – ITV4 – 9pm

ITV4 are showing Con Air, for a change.

Witchfinder General – Legend – 9pm

Vintage horror starring the great Vincent Price.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – E4 – 9pm


The fifth one.

Ocean's 8 – RTÉ One – 9.30pm

Following in the footsteps of her brother Danny, light-fingered Debbie Ocean plans a complex heist. Sandra Bullock leads an all-star crew.

The Old Man & the Gun – RTÉ Two – 9.30pm

In what is supposed to be his penultimate onscreen film role, the great Robert Redford shines in a breezy 'cops and robbers' tale inspired by a 2003 New Yorker article.

Crank – ITV4 – 11.20pm

Completely bonkers and often in supremely bad taste Jason Statham vehicle in which a poisoned hitman must power himself on pure adrenaline in order to stay alive long enough to acquire an antidote and, crucially, take revenge on those who put him in this wild situation.

Mean Machine – Film4 – 11.20pm

Jason Statham again, this time a bit-part player in a Vinnie Jones-led, prison-set football comedy/drama that isn't terribly funny nor all that compelling.

Spider-Man: Far from Home – BBC One – 11.20pm

A fairly strange time slot for Tom Holland's second proper solo outing as Spider-Man. Jake Gyllenhaal is having a blast as Mysterio.

Cow – BBC Two – 11.35pm

Acclaimed documentary from director Andrea Arnold about the life of a dairy cow. More interesting and watchable than it might sound on paper.

John Carpenter's Vampires – Legend – 12.30am

James Woods goes up against some vampires. Not one of John Carpenter's best, really.

Zombieland – Channel 4 – 12.30am

Undead-themed horror comedy that people seem to enjoy.