It’s July! Yet you would hardly believe it if you have been outside. With rain coming, best stay in and catch a movie!
Stay safe, look after yourself and Happy Wednesday!
HOT FUZZ (15)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton
Action, Adventure, Comedy
A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret. Hilarious comedy from the Shaun of the Dead team. Very strong language and strong comic bloody violence.
THE TRUMAN SHOW (PG)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Ed Harris
An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show. Wonderful satire on the world of TV. Mild threat and language.
PATCH ADAMS (12)
Starring: Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Daniel London, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Biopic, Comedy, Drama
The true story of a heroic man, Hunter “Patch” Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos. Whimsical comedy-drama with the brilliant Robin Williams. Moderate language and sexual references.
SCENT OF A WOMAN (15)
Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell
A prep school student needing money agrees to “babysit” a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. Oscar-winning performance from Al Pacino. Strong language and sex references.
NOW TV/SKY CINEMA
THE ENFORCER (18)
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman
San Francisco Inspector “Dirty” Harry Callahan must foil a terrorist organisation made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he’s teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore, with whom he’s not too excited to be working. Clint Eastwood returns for a third time as Dirty Harry. Strong violence and language and one scene of nudity.
Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Harry Dean Stanton is superb in his final screen role. Very strong language.
OPERATION DUMBO DROP (PG)
Starring: Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary
Action, Adventure, Comedy
To keep the loyalty of a village during the Vietnam war, a U.S. Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant. Entertaining family comedy. War action and language.
WHITE FANG (PG)
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel
Jack London’s classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. Exciting version of Jack London’s novel. Mild bad language and violence.
MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV
PIMPERNEL SMITH (U)
Starring: Leslie Howard, Mary Morris
Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Professor Horatio Smith, while seeming very unassuming, rescues victims of Nazi persecution during World War II. Gripping wartime thriller directed and starring Leslie Howard. Mild peril. Black and white.
BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH (PG) (aka Out Of The Past)
11.20am Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. Cracking film-noir. Mild violence.
ONLY THE VALIANT (PG)
Starring: Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton
A despised cavalry commander is unfairly blamed by his troop for the death of a popular officer and must redeem himself in front of his men during an Indian attack on the fort. Gregory Peck gives a solid performance in this western adventure. Mild violence.
CASTLE KEEP (15)
3pm Sony Movies Action
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Falk
Action, comedy, drama, war
During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his remote 10th Century castle hoping a battle there against the advancing Germans will not lead to its destruction and all the heritage within. A realistic war drama. Moderate sex references and violence. May be edited for content.
TORA! TORA! TORA! (U)
Starring: Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Soh Yamamura
War, Action, History
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour. Epic retelling of the famous attack in World War II. Mild violence.
THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (15)
4pm Horror Channel
Starring: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey
Sci-fi, drama, horror
After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals. Classic sci-fi based on the best-selling book. Violence and threat.
SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER (12)
5.05pm Sony Movies
Starring: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony Lapaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker
A San Francisco poet who fears commitment suspects his girlfriend may have a knack for killing off her significant others. Very funny rom-com with a twist. Nudity, language and mock terror.
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (12)
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. Effects-filled adventure. Moderate violence and threat.
FIRE DOWN BELOW (PG)
6.40pm Sony Movie Classic
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon
The friendship between two tramp boat owners is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful and seductive passenger. Three stars in a cracking adventure. Mild violence and threat.
THE YOUNG ONES (U)
6.45pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, Carole Grey
Nicky and his friends find that their youth club is in danger of being flattened to make way for a new office block unless they can come up with £1500 to pay the new owner, the ruthless property tycoon Hamilton Black. Enjoyable and energetic Cliff Richard musical.
THE CABLE GUY (12)
7.05pm Sony Movies
Starring: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick
A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. Dark comedy directed by Ben Stiller. Moderate sex references, violence and language.
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (PG)
Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover
Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond is assigned to find a missing British vessel, equipped with a weapons encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. Bond goes back to basics with Roger Moore almost gadget free. Violence, sexual content and innuendo.
ALIEN: COVENANT (15)
Starring: Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Katherine Waterston, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Billy Crudup
Science Fiction, Horror
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape. More Alien horror from Ridley Scott. Strong bloody violence, gore, strong language.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (12)
Starring: Kate Winslett, Idris Elba
Action, Adventure, Drama
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness. Star vehicle driven by the two charismatic leads. Moderate threat, sex, infrequent strong language.
JOHN CARPENTER’S VAMPIRES (18)
9pm Horror Channel
Starring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
Action, Horror, Thriller
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight. Vampire horror from the master, John Carpenter. Strong vampire violence and gore, language and sexuality.
THE SNORKEL (12)
10.05pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Peter Van Eyck, Betta St. John
Crime, horror, thriller
Although the police have termed her mother’s death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her. Gripping early Hammer thriller. Violence and threat. Black and white.
SAFE HOUSE (15)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. Gripping thriller with two strong leads. Strong violence and language.
RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (PG)
11.15pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum
A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship. Routine western with a strong cast. Mild violence.
2 GUNS (15)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg
Action, Comedy, Thriller
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold. Tough yet fun buddy comedy thriller. Strong language and violence.
THE DAMNED (12)
11.50pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Macdonald Carey, Shirley Ann Field
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama
An American tourist, a youth gang leader, and his troubled sister find themselves trapped in a top secret government facility experimenting on children. Moderate violence. Black and white.
BLACK MOTHER (15)
From red light districts to lush rain-forests, ‘Black Mother’ is a loving and lyrical ode to Jamaica and its people, a visual poem that is at once deeply felt love letter and ecstatic street-corner prayer. Strong sex references, language, drug misuse.
THE TERROR OF THE TONGS (15)
1.45am Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Christopher Lee, Burt Kwouk, Yvonne Monlaur
In 1910, Hong Kong members of a secret Tong crime syndicate protect their identities by murdering the daughter of a British sea captain who vows revenge. Slightly dated Hammer produced drama. Strong violence.