TV and Streaming – Wednesday 6th May 2020

Morning!

It’s going to be another beautiful day so once you have finished either home working or out in the garden, why not end the day with a movie? Plenty to choose from on your telly box.

Stay safe, stay inside and Happy Wednesday!

AMAZON PRIME

New UK Poster & Trailer for The DUFF - Are You One? - Pissed Off Geek

THE DUFF (12)

Starring: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Allison Janney

Comedy, romance

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labelled the DUFF – Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts. Hugely underrated and entertaining teen comedy. Infrequent strong language, moderate sex references.

Lux Radio Theater presentation: My Man Godfrey – Once upon a screen…

MY MAN GODFREY (U)

Starring:  William Powell, Carole Lombard

Comedy, romance

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler – but there’s more to Godfrey than meets the eye. Wonderfully witty classic comedy. Black and white.

NETFLIX

Watch Ophelia | Prime Video

OPHELIA (15)

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts

Drama

A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective. Little-seen retelling of the classic Shakespeare play. Strong violence, bloody images, suicide scenes.

Life, Animated Panel Discussion | Организация Объединенных Наций

LIFE, ANIMATED (PG)

Starring: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried

Documentary

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood. Extraordinary documentary of how a man overcame the obstacles of autism. Infrequent mild sex references, language.

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

The Specter of Death Haunts Neil Armstrong in Enthralling “First ...

FIRST MAN (12)

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy

Biopic, drama

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Fascinating biopic from the director of La La Land. Infrequent strong language, moderate threat.

The Witches poster – Roald Dahl Fans

THE WITCHES (PG)

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling

Adventure, comedy, fantasy

A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse. Creepy screen version of Roald Dahl’s children’s story. Mild scary scenes, mild bad language.

DISNEY+

Herbie Rides Again - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters ...

HERBIE RIDES AGAIN (U)

Starring: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers

Comedy

The living Volkswagen Beetle helps an old lady protect her home from a corrupt developer. More madcap family fun with the lovable car with a mind of its own.

Toy Story (1995) Tribute/Review | Movies & TV Amino

TOY STORY (PG)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

Animation, Comedy, Adventure

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room. Back to where it all began with this now-classic animation from Pixar. Mild violence, scary scenes, dangerous behaviour.

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

Lot Detail - Elvis Presley Original "King Creole" Movie Poster

KING CREOLE (PG)

11.30am Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau

Crime, drama, musical

A rebellious young man takes a job as a nightclub singer to make ends meet, attracting the attention of a local crime boss. A decent Elvis movie. Violence. Black and White.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Jane Russell in THE LAS VEGAS ...

THE LAS VEGAS STORY (PG)

1pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Jane Russell, Victor Mature

Crime, drama, film-noir

The arrival in Las Vegas of a businessman and his glamorous wife creates a complex web of murder and deceit. Dark thriller from the 50s. Violence and sexual references.

CARRY ON SERGEANT UK Quad poster | Picture Palace Movie Posters

CARRY ON SERGEANT (U)

1.10pm Film4

Starring: William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse

Comedy

The very first Carry On movie is a different creature to what they became. An award-winning sergeant has one last platoon to train before retirement but they turn out to be a motley crew. Black and white.

Original Invitation To A Gunfighter (1964) movie poster in VG ...

INVITATION TO A GUNFIGHTER (U)

2.50pm Film4

Starring: Yul Brenner, Janice Rule, George Segal

Western

In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbours rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him. Mild violence.

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel - Lobby card

THE DESERT FOX (PG)

3pm BBC2

Starring: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke

War, drama, biopic

The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. War drama with an impressive performance from James Mason. Violence. Black and white.

Crooks Anonymous (1962)

CROOKS ANONYMOUS (U)

3.15pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie

Comedy

Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Enjoyable British crime caper. Mild comic violence and one use of mild language. Black and white.

Image result for the african queen poster

THE AFRICAN QUEEN (U)

6.50pm Sony Movie Classics

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

Adventure, drama

In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.. Bogart won an Oscar for his role in this classic adventure. Violence and mild peril.

Original Bless This House Movie Poster - Sid James - Diana Coupland

BLESS THIS HOUSE (PG)

7.10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Sidney James, Diana Coupland, Robin Askwith, Sally Geeson, Terry Scott, June Whitfield

Comedy

Middle-aged homeowner Sid Abbot just wants to get on with building his illegal whisky still, but is frustrated by his workshy son, and otherworldly daughter. Then the rude and arrogant Ronald Baines and his family move in next door. Funny big-screen outing of the popular TV comedy. Sexual reference.

Notes On A Film: Splice – Clandestine Critic

SPLICE (15)

9pm Horror Channel

Starring: Adrian Brody, Sarah Polley

Sci-fi, horror

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. Original and unusual horror. Strong violence, sex and sexual violence.

Scarface Movie Poster 2

SCARFACE (18)

10pm ITV4

Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

Crime, drama, thriller

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed. Brutally violent cult favourite. Strong, bloody violence, language, sexual content and hard drug theme.

Houdini (1953 / Paramount) style-B half sheet | The poster a… | Flickr

HOUDINI (U)

10.05pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh

The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety. A forgotten gem from the 50s. Scenes of peril.

Nowhere Boy (2010) Poster #1 - Trailer Addict

NOWHERE BOY (15)

11.10pm Film4

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristen Scott-Thomas

Biopic, drama, music

A chronicle of John Lennon’s first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. Terrific biopic with a solid lead performance. Strong language and sex.

Torn Curtain - Movie Posters Gallery

TORN CURTAIN (15)

11.10pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews

Thriller, romance

An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West. Lesser-known Alfred Hitchcock thriller. Moderate violence.

Remember My Name 1978 British Quad Poster | Posteritati Movie ...

REMEMBER MY NAME (15)

12.20am Talking Picture TV

Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins

Drama, thriller

Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to “start a new life”, but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife. Underrated 70s thriller. Strong language.

10 Things You've Never Noticed From The Butterfly Effect

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (15)

1am Sony Movies

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart

Drama, sci-fi, thriller

Evan Treborn suffers blackouts during significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life by reading his journal. Interesting sci-fi thriller. Strong language, violence, sex references and child abuse theme.

Inside Llewyn Davis - Original Cinema Movie Poster From ...

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (15)

1.05am Film4

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

Comedy,  drama, music

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. The Coen Brothers direct another mini-masterpiece. Strong language, sex references, implied hard drug use.

Ruby Sparks' Gets Energetic UK Trailer & Poster

RUBY SPARKS (15)

1.25am Channel 4

Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan

Comedy, fantasy, romance

A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. Unusual yet uplifting romantic comedy. Strong language and soft drug use.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.