TV and Streaming – Wednesday 1st April 2020

Morning!

There are no recommendations today! Only kidding! Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day so tread carefully, people. Loads of pranksters out there to get you on social media.

Here, it’s business as usual with Netflix throwing down a host of new content.

Whatever you’re doing today, stay safe, stay inside and Happy Wednesday!

AMAZON PRIME

Chicken Run Theatrical Release | Media Handling

CHICKEN RUN (U)

Starring: Jane Horricks, Mel Gibson

Animation, comedy, family

Wonderful Aardman animation about a group of chicken who plan to escape their coop when an over-confident American cockerel arrives. Hilarious spoof of The Great Escape. Mild language.

La Dolce Vita Movie Poster (#4 of 4) - IMP Awards

LA DOLCE VITA (12)

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimee

Comedy, drama

Italian comedy-drama from 1960, in which a philandering journalist searches for love amongst the high society of post-war Rome. Directed by legendary filmmaker Frederico Fellini, and famous for the Trevi Fountain scene. Sex references, language, violence, suicide scenes. Black and White. Subtitled.

NETFLIX

Big Night - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com ...

BIG NIGHT (15)

Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Ian Holm, Minnie Driver, Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Allison Janney

Comedy, drama, romance

Despite its superb cuisine, an Italian restaurant run by immigrant brothers verges on bankruptcy. But the siblings risk it all to save their bistro. A forgotten gem directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Don’t watch on an empty stomach as the food in the film will have you drooling. Language

Stripes (1981) | Movies, Classic comedies, Warren oates

STRIPES (15)

Starring: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, John Candy

Comedy

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun. Terrific comedy brimming with Bill Murray’s wisecracks. Language, sexual content, mild violence.

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial | 1982 | UK Quad » The Poster Collector

E.T: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (U)

Starring: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote

Fantasy, family, sci-fi

Wonderful Steven Spielberg favourite about a boy who befriends an alien desperate to get home. With John Williams’ superb score, this will break even the hardest hearts. Mild language.

The best 80s sci-fi film posters | BFI

ALIENS (15)

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton

Science Fiction, Horror, Drama

Roller-coaster sequel to Alien with Sigourney Weaver returning as Ripley, this time going back to the planet with a group of marines after the colony there goes dark Directed by James Cameron. Strong violence, horror, strong language.

DISNEY+

Honey I Shrunk The Kids' Reboot Reportedly In The Works

HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS (U)

Starring: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman

Adventure, comedy, family

Fun family adventure in which a scientist accidentally shrinks his children and his neighbour’s kids to the size of ants. A little dated now (effects-wise) but still undemanding stuff. The sequels are also available on Disney+

Freaky Friday 1976 Original Lobby Card #FFF-41479 ...

FREAKY FRIDAY (U)

Starring: Jodie Foster, Barbara Harris, John Astin

Comedy, fantasy, family

Original 1977 version with Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster as mother and daughter, who wake up one day to find they have swapped bodies. The remake with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan is also available on Disney+

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

A Shroud of Thoughts: Philip Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet (1944)

FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (PG)

11.10am Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor

Thriller, crime, film-noir

After being hired to find an ex-con’s former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. Cracking thriller that oozes sassiness. Also known as Farewell, My Sweet. Violence. Black and White

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DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (12)

9pm Film4

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller

Comedy

Madcap comedy about a struggling gym who enter a dodgeball competition and face his rival gym. Goofy, bizarre but constantly funny. Language, violence, sexual references.

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THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (12)

9pm 5*

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

Action, adventure, sci-fi

From the makers of Independence Day comes an adventure about the earth being plunges into a new Ice Age and the father who must find his son. Spectacular special effects. Language.

Cloverfield (2008) — Contains Moderate Peril

CLOVERFIELD (15)

11.25pm 5*

Starring: Michael-Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan

Sci-fi, action, horror

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack. Think Godzilla. If you don’t like shaky camera work, avoid. Strong sustained threat and moderate horror.

DRIVE Movie Poster - Original Poster

DRIVE (18)

11.40pm Sony Movies

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac

Thriller, Drama, Action

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour in this action drama. An adrenalin-fuelled thriller not for the faint-hearted. Strong gory violence and language.

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