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01st Aug 2023

A shocking true-life thriller is among the movies on TV tonight

Rory Cashin

Molly's Game

Action, romance, spies and vampires are also on your Tuesday evening movie menu.

Tuesday? More like Choose Day… as in… Choose which movie to watch day… amiright? (taps mic) Is this thing on?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – ITV2 – 5.45pm

The second one. The worst one.

The Italian Job – FilmFour – 6.55pm

The original version of this heist movie, with Michael Caine telling his cohorts that they were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

Downton Abbey – ITV3 – 8pm

The 2019 big screen version of the hit TV show, which itself went on to be a huge hit and loved by millions more. But might be impossible to understand if you’re not a fan of the period rom-dram in the first place.

Creed II – ITV4 – 9pm

Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) returns to the Rocky franchise, bringing his behemoth of a son, Viktor (Florian Munteanu), to take on Rocky’s apprentice, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). You can check out our interview with Lundgren and Munteanu about the boxing sequel right here:

Kingsman: The Secret Service – FilmFour – 9pm

The very fun and very violent send-up of Bond movies sees an older agent (Colin Firth) recruit a new member (Taron Egerton) to their top-secret, world-saving organisation.

The Lost Boys – BBC Three – 9.30pm

Is this the most famous movie about vampires ever? Discuss.

The Change-Up – Comedy Central Extra – 10pm

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star in this crude body-swap comedy. Not nearly as funny as it should’ve been.

Molly’s Game – BBC Two – 11.15pm

Our pick of the night is Molly’s Game, an unbelievable true story that makes most Hollywood thrillers seem almost tame in comparison. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Steve Jobs), it tells the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain), an Olympic skiing hopeful who is severely injured during training. So she re-aims her career trajectory, setting up an underground poker empire attended by Hollywood celebrities, athletes, business tycoons… and the Russian Mob, which soon gets the attention of the FBI, meaning Molly now has to lawyer up (played by Idris Elba).

Molly’s Game is also available to watch on Netflix right now.

Four Weddings and a Funeral – FilmFour – 11.40pm

Hugh Grant headlines one of the most beloved rom-coms of all time.

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