TV and Streaming – Tuesday 11th August 2020

Morning!

The weather today is a mix of hot and wet (I could make a joke). What better way to cope than to watch a movie, so here are today’s recommendations.

Stay safe, look after yourself and Happy Tuesday!

AMAZON PRIME

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SPY GAME (15)

Starring: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt

Action, Thriller

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors. Exciting Tony Scott thriller with two exceptional stars. Strong language and moderate violence.

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VANITY FAIR (PG)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, James Purefoy

Drama, Romance

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia Sedley. Lavish costume drama based on the famous book. Mild sex references, violence and battle images.

NETFLIX

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FASTER (15)

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Berenger

Thriller, Crime, Action

An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man. Fast-paced action thriller with The Rock. Strong violence, some drug use and language.

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MASQUERADE (15)

Starring: Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly, Kim Cattrall

Drama, Thriller

Olivia meets racing yacht captain Tim on Long Island. He shows interest in Olivia but, being heiress to $200,000,000, love may not be the reason. 80s film-noir with some neat twists. Strong language, violence,  moderate sex scenes and nudity.

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

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THE GODFATHER PART II (15)

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Drama, Crime

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate. Superb sequel to the 1972 classic. Strong violence.

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III (12)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Simon Pegg

Action, Adventure, Thriller

IMF agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancée in response. The Mission Impossible series found its feet with this entry from J.J. Abrams. Moderate action violence.

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

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ALL THE KING’S MEN (U)

10.50am Sony Movies Action

Starring: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge

Drama

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.

Pin on 1965

CRACK IN THE WORLD (U)

11am Film4

Action, drama, sci-fi

Starring: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott

A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth’s magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it. Disaster movie from the 1960s. Mild violence.

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WALK, DON’T RUN (U)

11.35am Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton

Comedy, romance

During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair. 60s romantic comedy. One very mild sex reference.

Peanuts | Teaser Trailer

SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUT MOVIE (U)

11am Film4

Starring: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez

Animated, comedy, adventure

Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their archnemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life. Affectionate CGI version of the adventures of Charlie Brown and his faithful dog, Snoopy.

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THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES (U)

1.55pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Roland Young

Comedy, fantasy

An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything. A fun adaptation of an H.G. Welles story. Black and white.

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THE PUMPKIN EATER (12)

3.40m Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch, James Mason

Drama

A mother of many children plunges into depression. Powerful British drama of modern marriage. Moderate sex references and references to abortion. Black and white.

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DAS BOOT (THE BOAT) (15)

4.10pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer

Adventure, drama, war

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror. A brilliant German film that will built up the tension brilliantly. Sex references and violence. Subtitled. May be edited for content.

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PARENTAL GUIDANCE (U)

4.30pm Film4

Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Milder

Comedy

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behaviour collides with Artie and Diane’s old-school methods. Sickly sweet family comedy helped by two strong leads. Some rude humour.

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A FAREWELL TO ARMS (PG)

5.55pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Rock Hudson

War, Drama, Romance

An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit. Epic version of Ernest Hemmingway’s classic novel. Mild sex references, violence and birth trauma scenes.

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GODS OF EGYPT (12)

6.35pm Film4

Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush

Fantasy, Drama, Action

Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Truly awful fantasy that can be filed under so bad, it’s good. Moderate fantasy violence.

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THEY WHO DARE (U)

6.55pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott

War, drama

During World War II, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island. Routine wartime heroics. Mild violence. Black and white.

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THIS GUN FOR HIRE (PG)

9pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Alan Ladd

Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies. Excellent film-noir. Violence. Black and white.

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DEAD CALM (15)

9pm 5*

Starring: Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane

Thriller

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship. Gripping and incredibly tense thriller. Strong bloody violence throughout, disturbing images, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug content.

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DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY (12)

9pm E4

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller

Comedy

A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain. Goofy, bizarre but constantly funny. Language, violence, sexual references.

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I SAW THE LIGHT (15)

9pm Sony Movies

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen

Biopic, Drama, Music

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life. A brilliant performance by Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country star. Language and brief sexuality/nudity.

New Trailer and Poster for Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz

DISOBEDIENCE (15)

9pm Film4

Starring:  Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

Drama

A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. A powerful tale of forbidden love. Strong sex and language.

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THE MAN WHO HAUNTED HIMSELF (PG)

10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil

Thriller

Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset. Underrated thriller with a terrific performance from Roger Moore. Mild language, sex references and violence.

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PASSENGER 57 (15)

10pm ITV4

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore

Action, Thriller

An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it. Exciting thriller that should be called Die Hard on a plane. Strong language and  violence.

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BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON (15)

10.05pm Channel 5

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Comedy, Romance

After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she’d ever dreamed of having. The continuing adventures of the famous singleton. Strong language, sex and drug references.

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RED DRAGON (15)

11.05pm 5*

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes

Thriller, horror, drama

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down “The Tooth Fairy”, a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. Prequel to Silence of the Lambs. Violence, grisly images, language, some nudity and sexuality.

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SISTERS (15)

11.15pm Film4

Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Comedy

Two sisters decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their family home. Enjoyably silly comedy with two funny leads. Very strong language, strong sex references, drug use.

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THE ENFORCER (PG)

11.50pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel

Crime, film-noir, thriller

A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc. Forgotten Bogart thriller. Mild violence. Black and white.

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NEBRASKA (15)

1.35am Film4

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte

Comedy, Drama

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. A terrific turn from Bruce Dern in this Alexander Payne gem. Infrequent strong language and moderate sex references. Black and white.

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