Vin Diesel fights aliens in our pick of the movies on TV tonight 6 days ago

Vin Diesel fights aliens in our pick of the movies on TV tonight

It is Wednesday.

Congratulations! You've made it nearly halfway through the work week.

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To celebrate, why not check out one of these fine flicks.

Here's what is on the box this evening.

Home Alone - Film Four - 6.55pm

We weren't exactly fans of the trailer for the new Home Alone reboot that dropped earlier this week.

That said, we will always have the original, which is a good thing.

The Inbetweeners Movie - E4 - 9pm

The much-loved sitcom gets the classic big-screen treatment, meaning the writers send the characters on holidays.

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The 'Burbs - Horror Channel - 9pm

A young Tom Hanks stars in this '80s black comedy from Gremlins director Joe Dante.

The Take - Film Four - 9pm

A young pickpocket (Richard Madden) and a CIA agent (Idris Elba) team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

This watchable action-thriller also goes by the name Bastille Day in some territories.

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Pitch Black - ITV 4 - 10pm

In our pick for tonight, Vin Diesel plays Riddick - a dangerous escaped convict who becomes marooned on a desert planet with a motley crew who soon come to learn that they are not alone.

The first entry in Diesel's second-best franchise (I'm ignoring the MCU where he voices a near-silent tree man), the action star's gravitas and some neat world building help make this stand out amongst other knockoffs of the Alien and Predator franchises.

Blindspotting - Film Four - 10.45pm

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While on probation, a man (Daveed Diggs) begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend (Rafael Casal).

Partly a hilarious buddy comedy, partly a dramatic exploration of class and racial issues in the US, Blindspotting is well worth a watch as well.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed - Horror Channel - 11pm

This taut thriller centres on a kidnapped woman (Gemma Arterton) who is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts (one of whom is played by Line of Duty's Martin Compston) who are seeking a ransom from her wealthy father.

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Passenger 57 - Turner Classic Movies - 11.40pm

The movie that made Wesley Snipes an action star.