I thought we were promised nice weather this week. Ah well, no one wants to go out anyway so stay in and watch a movie.
I do have a question about the masks in shops. Supposing you are going into a shop without a mask because you want to buy a mask? Just saying!
Stay safe, look after yourself and Happy Tuesday!
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (PG)
Starring: Nia Vardalos, Gia Carides, John Corbett
Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. Charming and very funny sleeper hit. Mild language and sex references.
THE 6TH DAY (15)
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Goldwyn, Robert Duvall
Futuristic action film about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world. Silly but entertaining sci-fi action movie. Strong action violence, strong language and some sensuality.
THE HEARTBREAK KID (18)
Starring: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman
A newly wed man who believes he’s just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon. Bad taste comedy romance from the directors of There’s Something About Mary. Very strong language and comic sex scenes.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston
A struggling mother of three forms an unexpected bond with the night nanny hired to help with her newborn baby. Another winning performance from Charlize Theron. Strong language, sex references, sex.
NOW TV/SKY CINEMA
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (15)
Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied North Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. Superb slice of Americana cinema from the 70s. Strong sex references and sexualised nudity. Black and white.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (PG)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz
Comedy, Drama, Sports
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. Delightful and touching comedy-drama. Mild sex references, language.
MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV
Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman
War, Adventure, Drama
A new World War 2 destroyer fails its sea trials so it is assigned to mail runs, but the crew ends up having to engage Japanese planes and a submarine anyway. Propaganda war drama from 1943. Mild violence. Black and white.
ALL THE KING’S MEN (U)
12.25pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal. Oscar-winning drama including Best Picture. Mild violence. Black and white.
RACHEL AND THE STRANGER (PG)
1pm Sony Movies Action
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 adventure. Mild violence. Black and white.
FLIGHT OF THE DOVES (U)
1.15pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Ron Moody, Jack Wild, Dorothy Macguire, Stanley Holloway
While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises. Delightful family drama.
THE END OF THE AFFAIR (PG)
2.40pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing, John Mills
In war-torn London, Maurice Bendrix (Van Johnson) falls in love with neighbour Sarah Miles (Deborah Kerr). They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah’s husband’s back. While war does not last forever, neither does love in this existentialist tale. Romantic drama based on Graham Greene’s book. Sexual references. Black and white.
THE GREAT SIOUX MASSACRE (U)
Starring: Joseph Cotten, Darren McGavin
Western, Action, Drama
A somewhat different take on Custer’s motivation that changed him from a defender of Native-American rights into a politically-driven , headlines-seeker chastiser of the Sioux during the 1870s. Epic western based loosely on real events. Violence.
BORN FREE (PG)
4.50pm Sony Movie Classics
Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers
Based on the life of George and Joy Adamson, this classic family adventure has the couple adopting a lioness called Elsa. Beautiful true story for fans of animal films. Some wild animal action and brief language.
CARRY ON CONSTABLE (U)
Starring: Sidney James, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Kenneth Williams
A local police force is left short-staffed by a flu epidemic. Enter four bungling trainee policemen to fill the gap! Sergeant Wilkins has to try to turn them into real police overnight, but in the meantime criminals can breath a sigh of relief while the innocent had better watch out…Fun comedy from the Carry On team. Innuendo and comic violence. Black and White.
LIFE OF PI (PG)
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. Ang Lee’s magical adventure. Some scary action sequences and peril.
LITTLE WOMEN (U)
6.35pm Sony Movies
Starring: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Susan Sarandon
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America. All-star cast in this 90s adaptation of the classic story.
BOY ON A DOLPHIN (PG)
6.45pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb
Adventure, Drama, Romance
A woman finds a treasure and is torn between two men: one who wants to sell it and one who wants to gift it to Greece. Lavish romantic drama.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
Over-the-top comic book adaptation with Ryan Reynolds as a foul-mouthed superhero who sets out to find the man who changed him into an immortal. Strong bloody violence, strong language, sex references.
BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (PG)
9pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley
A former British spy stumbles onto a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom? Third outing for Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer directed by Ken Russell. Moderate violence.
COOGAN’S BLUFF (15)
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark
Arizona Deputy Sheriff Coogan (Clint Eastwood) is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial. 60s cop thriller that sees Clint Eastwood in his first cop film. Violence, drug use, sexual content.
THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (12)
10pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee
A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth and health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person. Hammer’s twist on the Jekyll and Hyde story. Moderate injury detail.
10.50pm Horror Channel
Starring: Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano
Crime, Thriller, Romance
Tough ex-con Corky and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet’s crooked boyfriend Caesar. Cracking thriller from the team behind The Matrix. Strong sex, violence, language.
THE BIG CHILL (15)
11.10pm Sony Movie Classic
Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, JoBeth Williams
A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends. Brilliantly written comedy-drama with an incredible soundtrack. Strong language, sex, nudity, sexual references, drug use and talk of a suicide.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis, he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a mobile phone, it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. Incredibly tense thriller which never strays from the box. Strong language, once very strong, and sustained threat.
WHAT A CRAZY WORLD (12)
11.45pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Joe Brown, Susan Maughan, Marty Wilde, Harry H. Corbett
Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Lively 60s pop musical. Moderate sex references. Black and white.
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (15)
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall
The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated. Road movie comedy written by John Hughes. Strong language.
SICILIAN GHOST STORY (15)
Starring: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Fantasy
Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his strange disappearance. Gripping Italian thriller. Strong threat, language, gore.