A powerful Irish documentary is among the movies on TV tonight
Your Wednesday evening movie menu has arrived.
Loads to choose from this evening, including one of the best new shows on TV right now, the return of everyone's favourite rockers, or one of 24 new movie additions to Prime Video this week. If none of those appeal, there are also plenty of movies to check out on the telly tonight, starting with...
Failure to Launch - FilmFour - 7.05pm
Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker star in this rom-com about a grown man who can't leave his childhood home, so his parents hire a woman to help boot him from the nest.
Hunter Killer - FilmFour - 9pm
Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman headline this action thriller set aboard an American submarine, and their mission to save the Russian president. It isn't good, but it is fun.
The Rock - ITV4 - 9.05pm
Speaking of fun, Michael Bay's OTT blockbuster set in Alcatraz prison pairs Nicolas Cage with Sean Connery, and then proceeds to blow up everything than can be blown up.
Lyra - TG4 - 9.30pm
Our main pick for tonight is this powerful documentary which tells the life story of celebrated Belfast investigative journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead at the age of 29 while observing a riot in Derry in in 2019. With a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie sheds more light on someone who was taken at too young an age, using her own words and her own work to teach us more about her.
Red Joan - BBC Two - 11.15pm
Judi Dench stars as Joan Stanley, who - after decades of hiding in plain sight - was eventually exposed as being the KGB's longest serving spy, living and operating out of England.
Heat and Dust - FilmFour - 11.20pm
Julie Christie and Greta Scacchi star in this critically acclaimed, 1983 romantic drama.
Krisha - FilmFour - 2am
An incredible drama telling the story of a woman who returns to her family after abandoning them for ten years, only for her personal demons to soon make a reappearance, too.
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