Vin Diesel fights aliens in our pick of the movies on TV tonight 1 year 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.


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.

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.


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

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.

Passenger 57 - Turner Classic Movies - 11.40pm

The movie that made Wesley Snipes an action star.