An overlooked action thriller gem is among the movies on TV tonight
It was one of the many movies that saw its release impacted by Covid-19.
At last, Friday is here. And if you're staying in tonight, why not kick back and relax with a good movie? Here are the films on TV this evening.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - E4 - 9pm
With John Wick: Chapter 4 in cinemas now, what better time to catch up on Chapter 3?
Beverly Hills Cop II - Comedy Central - 9pm
Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley in this buddy cop action comedy sequel directed by Tony Scott (Man on Fire, Top Gun).
Lethal Weapon 4 - Turner Classic Movies - 9pm
Another buddy cop sequel, this time starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
A Vigilante - Film4 - 9pm
In this well-reviewed drama-thriller, Olivia Wilde plays a vigilante who helps victims escape their domestic abusers.
Terrifier - Horror Xtra - 9pm
The original in the killer clown slasher franchise that wound up spawning last year's runaway success Terrifier 2.
Black Hawk Down - RTÉ2 - 9.35pm
Ridley Scott's visceral war film with an incredible ensemble cast.
The Man From Snowy River - TG4 - 9.50pm
Kirk Douglas is among the cast of this acclaimed '80s Australian Western.
Betty Gilpin in The Hunt - our pick for tonight
Movies on TV tonight: The Hunt - Film4 - 10.50 pm
Our pick for tonight is this 2020 movie centred around a group of elites (the leader of which is played by two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank) who kidnap working-class people in order to hunt them. However, one of those kidnapped - an army veteran named Crystal (Betty Gilpin) - decides to fight back.
Co-written by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Watchmen) and directed by Craig Zobel (Mare of Easttown), the release of The Hunt was overshadowed both by Covid-19 and the movie becoming embroiled in a controversy involving then-US President Donald Trump (you can read more about that here).
It's a shame though as the film is a solid, mean-and-lean horror action thriller that boasts a phenomenal lead turn by Gilpin, along with a strong dose of satirical black comedy.
Bachelorette - Comedy Central - 11.05pm
In this dark comedy, three friends (Isla Fisher, Kirsten Dunst and Lizzy Caplan) are asked to be bridesmaids at the wedding of a woman (Rebel Wilson) they used to ridicule back in high school.
Speed 2: Cruise Control - ITV4 - 11.05pm
Jason Patric replaces Keanu Reeves and a boat replaces a bus in this critically panned follow-up to the classic Speed.
Eaten by Lions - BBC Two - 11.35pm
This 2019 British comedy film about two half-brothers (Antonio Aakeel and Jack Carroll) that embark on a journey to find one of the brother's fathers has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Hell Ride - Turner Classic Movies - 11.40pm
On the other hand, this outlaw biker film executive produced by Quentin Tarantino has a score of 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Hope Gap - RTÉ One - 11.40pm
Annette Bening, Bill Nighy and Josh O'Connor star in this British family drama.
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