Well, yesterday had the lowest counts of those who have passed but we shouldn’t take that as the end of this virus. So please keep looking after yourself and watch a movie or two. Here are the recommendations for today.
Stay safe, look after yourself and Happy Tuesday!
THE ONE AND ONLY (PG)
Starring: Henry Winkler, Kim Darby
Andy Schmidt is a show-off with an enormous ego. Directors refuse to take him on as an actor as he improvises without warning. Finding it hard to find work, he turns to wrestling, where his ego can be allowed freedom. A charming comedy with a complete change of persona for Henry ‘The Fonz’ Winkler. Mild language.
Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie
Comedy, Crime, Drama
In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past – now an accomplished femme fatale – shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Entertaining con artist drama. Strong language, violence, sex, sex references.
THE DISASTER ARTIST (15)
Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Brilliant story of the making of the worst film ever. Strong language.
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (15)
Starring: Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu
Mr. Lãzãrescu, a dying old man, is shuttled from hospital to hospital by a loyal paramedic as doctors refuse to operate and no one can agree on a diagnosis. Satirical drama from Romania. Strong language. Subtitled.
NOW TV/SKY CINEMA
HELLO, DOLLY! (U)
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece’s intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way. Lavish musical directed by Gene Kelly.
HIGH ANXIETY (PG)
Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman
A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep. Mel Brooks’s spoof of Alfred Hitchcock movies. Mild language, violence and sexual references.
THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: ROYAL ENGAGEMENT (U)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Hector Elizondo
Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor. More charming fun with Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway. Very mild language.
THE MOON-SPINNERS (U)
Starring: Hayley Mills, Peter McEnery, Eli Wallach
Romance, Drama, Mystery
A teenager encounters romance, intrigue and a search for stolen jewels during her visit to the island of Crete. Charming family mystery with a touch of romance.
MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV
THE BLACK TENT (PG)
Starring: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel
War, Drama, Romance
In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief’s daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack. Romance among the ruins with this war drama. Mild war violence.
THE FAST LADY (PG)
12noon Talking Pictures TV
Starring: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, Stanley Baxter
A naive Scotsman buys a vintage sports car and learns to drive in order to impress the daughter of an arrogant aristocrat who despises him. Innocent fun.
IN HARM’S WAY (PG)
Starring: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal
A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. Epic yet dark war drama. Sexual assault and mild language.
3pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Bill Travers, Alastair Sim
Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt… Charming small scale comedy-drama.
ANNA AND THE KING (12)
Starring: Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. Lavish drama which the story inspired The King and I. Some intense violent sequences. May be edited for content.
ALL THE KING’S MEN (U)
6.45pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. Oscar-winning political drama. Mild violence. Black and white.
MY GIRL (PG)
6.55pm Sony Movies
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky
A young girl, on the threshold of her teen years, finds her life turning upside down, when she is accompanied by an unlikely friend. Charming tale of growing up. Mild language, violence, sexual content.
CROCODILE DUNDEE (15)
Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. Hugely popular 80s comedy that made a star of Paul Hogan. Drug misuse, infrequent strong language. May be edited for content.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, Patrick Stewart
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama
In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety. Superb comic book adaptation with a darker feel. Strong bloody violence, strong language.
AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY (15)
9pm Sony Movies
Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York
A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. The first and funniest of Mike Myers’ Austin Powers movies. Strong sex references and violence.
YOUNG WINSTON (PG)
9pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Simon Ward, Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Jack Hawkins, Ian Holm, Anthony Hopkins
Biopic, Drama, War
Complex family relationships, as well as a combat experience, form the personality of the future world-known politician. Well-made biopic from Richard Attenborough. Mild violence and sex references.
JOY RIDE (15)
9pm Horror Channel
Starring: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski
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 Road Kill. Strong language, violence and horror.
THE LOVERS! (12)
10pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Richard Beckinsale, Paula Wilcox
Big-screen version of the TV sitcom about the ups-and-downs of a young courting couple’s relationship. Charming comedy with two likeable leads. moderate sex references, innuendo and soft drug references.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Adventure, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw “smokers,” and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. Mad Max style adventure which flopped on its release but needs re-evaluation. Moderate violence, bloody injury detail, sexual threat.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY (15)
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd
Crime, Thriller, Drama
A woman framed for her husband’s murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can’t be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him. Tense thriller with a strong cast. Strong language, violence and one sex scene.
THE BIG HEAT (15)
11.50pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. One of the best film-noir thrillers around. Violence and sexual references.
DEMENTIA 13 (15)
1.30am Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Luana Anders, William Campbell, Bart Patton
Shocked by the death of her spouse, a scheming widow hatches a bold plan to get her hands on the inheritance, unaware that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks in the family’s estate. What mystery shrouds the noble house? The first feature from Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather. Strong violence, horror and intense scenes. Black and white.
THE VOICES (15)
1.50am Channel 4
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick
A likeable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. Strange but compelling comedy-horror. Strong language, sex references, bloody violence, gore.
NIGHT MOVES (15)
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard
Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. Overlooked political drama. Strong language, moderate violence.