TV and Streaming – Friday 10th April 2020

Morning!

Happy Good Friday! Hope you don’t eat too many eggs and hot cross buns. As with all holiday periods, the TV companies have gone crazy filling up the schedules with movies. ITV3 is screening a weekend of Carry On movies and random British comedies (if you can call the On The Buses movies comedies!). So over the next few days, loads of terrestrial movies to choose from.

Stay safe, stay inside and Happy Friday!

NEW TO RENT

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) • reviewsphere

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)

Starring: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Jim Carrey steals the film that is fun for the kids. Mild violence, threat, rude humour.

Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. Jackie Chan in The Iron Mask trailer

THE IRON MASK (12) PREMIERE

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan

Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy

Early 1700: Cartographer Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng) from Forbidden Kingdom is back to map the Russian Far East. He’s forced on to China, where he confronts the Dragon Master et al. The iron masked Russian Czar escapes the Tower of London to a Russian ship. Moderate fantasy violence, sex references.

AMAZON PRIME

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THE HURT LOCKER (15)

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty

War, Drama, Action

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. Oscar-winning war drama from Kathryn Bigalow. Strong language and gory images.

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ROAD KILL (15)

Starring: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski

Mystery, thriller

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer. Thriller in the same vein as Duel. Also known as Joy Ride. Strong language, violence and horror.

NETFLIX

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB (15)

Starring: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason

Comedy, drama

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Hugely influential 80s teen drama from John Hughes. Strong language and soft drug use.

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MIDNIGHT RUN (18)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin

Action, comedy, crime

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail. Brilliant comedy action from the director of Beverly Hills Cop. Strong language and violence.

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

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POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (PG)

Starring: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds

Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure

A teenager partners with a Pikachu to uncover a plot to destroy the harmony between the Pokemon and humans. Surprisingly entertaining Pokemon movie, helped by the voice of Ryan Reynolds. Mild fantasy threat.

Big Trouble in Little China original release british movie poster ...

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (15)

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Catrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

Action, Adventure, comedy

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend’s fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown. Cult favourite from director John Carpenter. Strong violence, language and sexual content.

DISNEY+

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THE ROCKETEER (PG)

Starring:  Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

Action, adventure

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high-flying masked hero. Superhero movie set in the 30s. Mild violence, threat and language.

Aladdin (1992) – Multiverse Reviews

ALADDIN (U)

Starring: Robin Williams, Scott Weinger

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Musical

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Magically animated original with the genius of Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie. Mild threat.

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

KRULL - Vintage Movie Posters

KRULL (PG)

11am Horror Channel

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Fantasy, adventure, action

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. Fantasy with a touch of sci-fi from the director of Bullitt. Violence and peril.

Rio Lobo (1970) British Quad film poster, starring John Wayne ...

RIO LOBO (U)

2.45pm Channel 5

Starring: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O’Neill

Adventure, war, western, romance

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally’s unit and the loss of a close friend. Western which reteams John Wayne with director Howard Hawks. Violence, language and sexual references.

Antz movie poster - 12 x 16 inches - Animation

ANTZ (PG)

3.35pm ITV2

Starring: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

Animation, adventure, comedy

A somewhat neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves. CGI animated fun from Dreamworks. Mild violence, language and peril.

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THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (U)

4pm BBC2

Starring: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James

Comedy

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. Delightful Ealing comedy. Black and white.

Dad's Army 1971 Movie Poster: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home

DAD’S ARMY (U)

4.55pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Arthur Lowe, Clive Dunn, John Le Mesurier

Comedy, war

The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defence volunteers at the onset of WW2. Big-screening outing for the hugely popular TV comedy. Mild threat.

RAINMAKER British quad 1956 Katharine Hepburn Burt Lancaster ...

THE RAINMAKER (U)

6.30pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Katherine Hepburn

Romance, western, drama

During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster. Terrific 50s drama with two leads on top form.

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 U.S. Half Sheet Poster | Posteritati ...

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (PG)

6.40pm BBC1

Starring: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

Action, adventure

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers. Rip-roaring adventure from Steven Spielberg. Moderate violence, horror, gore and mild language. May be edited for content.

Movie Catch-up: Knight and Day | Everything Express

KNIGHT AND DAY (12)

6.50pm Film4

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz

Drama, Comedy, Action

A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name. Underrated action comedy with a self-effacing performance from Tom Cruise. Moderate violence and one use of strong language.

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SERENITY (15)

9pm Horror Channel

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Action, adventure, sci-fi

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic. Big-screen version of the short-lived sci-fi series, Firefly. Strong violence and language.

The Skull (1965) US Half Sheet film poster, horror starring Peter ...

THE SKULL (12)

10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett

Horror

A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit. 60s horror from Amicus studios. Moderate threat, violence and horror.

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (12)

10.15pm ITV1

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

Drama, biopic

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawkins and his wife, Jane. Terrific performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in this touching drama. Brief sexualised images, mild bad language.

Movie Review Rewind: The Bling Ring (2013) - SoBros Network

THE BLING RING (15)

11.05 pm BBC2

Starring: Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga

Biopic, drama, crime

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Sofia Coppola’s true-life crime drama. Strong language and drug use.

Original Assault on Precinct 13 Movie Poster - John Carpenter ...

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (15)

1.25am Film4

Starring: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston

Action, thriller, crime

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. John Carpenter’s brilliantly tense thriller. Strong violence and language.

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