A charming wrestling comedy – yes, they exist – is among the movies on TV tonight
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Hello. It's Wednesday. The last day of August is upon us.
What do the movie gods want from us, though? Read on...
Ghostbusters II – ITV4 – 8pm
The second one. Not great, but boy did that 'painting comes to life' bit freak me out as a child.
Lethal Weapon 3 – Turner Classic Movies – 9pm
The third one.
Black '47 – Film4 – 9pm
Gritty drama set against the backdrop of the Irish famine.
Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens – TG4 – 9.30pm
Well-received, highly personal documentary about the Nobel Prize-winning poet.
Fighting With My Family – RTÉ One – 9.35pm
If the Liverpool/Newcastle game has fizzled out by this point, you could do much worse than switching over to the national broadcaster for this charming, wrestling-themed comedy-drama.
Florence Pugh, just a little bit prior to global superstardom, stars as the real-life Saraya Knight; a young wrestler from a working class UK family of grapplers – also including Nick Frost, Lena Headey and Jack Lowden.
She and her brother dream of one day making it to the WWE and it just so happens a fateful tryout comes to the UK, but when only one of the siblings is selected, some very real tensions follow along.
Directed by Stephen Merchant and produced by The Rock – both of whom also feature onscreen – Fighting With My Family ought to be taken the same pinch of salt that you'd apply to pro-wrestling itself, but it's a slight, sweet and winning adventure.
Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away – RTÉ 2 – 9.35pm
One channel over at the exact same time, you can enjoy a recent, critically acclaimed documentary on the life and times of the genuine legend that was Thin Lizzy icon Phil Lynott.
The Vault – Legend – 10.55pm
Heist-themed horror with the always-terrible James Franco.
Galaxy Quest – Film4 – 11.05pm
Excellent, good-natured sci-fi comedy in which a group of washed-up actors from a Star Trek-esque TV show find themselves caught in the middle of an actual intergalactic crisis. Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and the late, great Alan Rickman lead the charge.
Unsane – Channel 4 – 2.50am
Decent horror movie ON AT THREE IN THE MORNING for some reason.