TV and Streaming – Sunday 16th August 2020

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AMAZON PRIME

My Reel Experience | Ramcsays....

GRAN TORINO (15)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her

Thriller, Drama

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbour, Thao Lor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood stars and directs in this tough drama. Strong language and violence.

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PAPERHOUSE (15)

Starring: Charlotte Burke, Elliott Spiers, Glenne Headley, Ben Cross

Drama, Fantasy

A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book. Dark fantasy from the director of Candyman. Mild language, violence, brief nudity and intense scenes.

NETFLIX

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RED CORNER (15)

Starring: Richard Gere, Bai Ling

Drama, Thriller

An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defence lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence. Courtroom drama with an interesting twist. Strong violence, language and occasional sex.

Prince Avalanche UK Quad Poster

PRINCE AVALANCHE (15)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch

Comedy, Drama

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. Strong sex references, language.

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

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ORDINARY LOVE (12)

Starring: Leslie Manville, Liam Neeson

Drama, Romance

An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. Beautiful and heartbreaking drama with two superb lead performances. Brief moderate sex, nudity, illness theme.

Final Frontier Fortnight: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country ...

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (PG)

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. The last of the original Star Trek crew’s big screen outings. Mild sex references, language and sci-fi violence.

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

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THIS GUN FOR HIRE (PG)

11am 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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RANGO (PG)

11am Film4

Starring: Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant, Isla Fisher

Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. Surreal stop-motion animation. Mild threat and scary scenes.

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THE FAR COUNTRY (U)

11.25am ITV4

Starring: James Stewart, Ruth Roman

Western, adventure, romance

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson. Classic western from Anthony Mann and James Stewart. Mild violence.

Bill Murray's 'Groundhog Day' moral for Israel's deadlocked ...

GROUNDHOG DAY (PG)

12.30pm Sony Movies

Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

Comedy, romance

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. Regarded now as a classic, and rightly so. Mild language.

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THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON (U)

12.45pm Sony Movie Classic

Starring: Kenneth More, Cecil Parker

Comedy

In 1905, Lord Henry Loam, his family and his servants are shipwrecked on a deserted island where the survival of the fittest renders the rigid class system irrelevant. Classic comedy based on the play by J.M.M. Barrie.

30 Days of Screenplays, Day 3: “Jane Eyre” - Go Into The Story

JANE EYRE (PG)

1.50pm BBC1

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins

Drama, Romance

A mousy governess who softens the heart of her employer soon discovers that he’s hiding a terrible secret. Beautifully shot version of the classic novel. Mild violence and brief injury detail.

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FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II (PG)

2.30pm Sony Movies

Starring: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams

Comedy, Romance

George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife. Sequel to the hugely popular comedy. Mild language.

You Must Be Joking! (1965)

YOU MUST BE JOKING (U)

2.40pm Sony Movies Classic

Michael Callan, Lionel Jeffries

Comedy

A motley group of soldiers are set loose in swinging London in an initiative test to collect a selection of esoteric items. Silly 60s comedy. Mild innuendo.

Octopussy (1983)

OCTOPUSSY (PG)

2.55pm ITV1

Starring: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan

Action, Adventure, Thriller

A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent’s death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces. Roger Moore’s Bond still has great moments but age is taking its toll. Moderate violence, innuendo and sexual content.

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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (PG)

3pm Film4

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder

Fantasy, drama, romance

An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world. Tim Burton’s magical love story. Moderate violence.

Original Kelly's Heroes Movie Poster - Clint Eastwood - Telly Savalas

KELLY’S HEROES (PG)

4pm ITV4

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor, Donald Sutherland

War, Adventure, Comedy

A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. Classic war adventure. Mild language and violence.

Cockleshell Heroes - Vintage Movie Posters

THE COCKLESHELL HEROES (U)

4.10pm Sony Movies Action

Starring: Jose Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Anthony Newley

War, Action, Drama

During World War II, German ships are “safely” docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them. Exciting war drama directed by Jose Ferrer. Violence.

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BREWSTER’S MILLIONS (PG)

4.30pm Sony Movies

Starring: Richard Pryor, John Candy

Comedy

A minor league baseball player has to spend $30 million in thirty days, in order to inherit $300 million. However, he’s not allowed to own any assets, destroy the money, gift it, give it to charity or tell anyone about the deal. Enjoyable comedy with the great Richard Pryor. Mild language.

The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960) Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ricky ...

THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY (U)

4.45pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson

Comedy, War

During WW2, Lt. Rip Crandall, who was a yachtsman before the war, takes command of the USS Echo, a sailing ship, for a secret mission in waters patrolled by Japanese warships. Madcap comedy capers on board a ship.

Lemony Snicket's : A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Original ...

LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (PG)

5.05pm Film4

Starring: Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

Adventure, comedy, family

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents’ vast fortune. Fun family adventure. Mild threat and scary scenes.

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JURASSIC WORLD (12)

5.50pm ITV1

Starring: Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio, Bryce Dallas Howard

Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Exciting adventure reboot. Moderate threat, occasional bloody moments, action violence.

Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

TWELVE O’CLOCK HIGH (U)

6.15pm Sony Movies Action

Starring: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill

War, Drama

A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. Classic war drama with Gregory Peck on great form. Reference to injury. Black and white.

Arachnophobia - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com ...

ARACHNOPHOBIA (PG)

6.50pm Sony Movies

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Harley Jane Kozak, John Goodman, Julian Sands

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. Hugely enjoyable comedy horror but not for those who hate spiders. Moderate horror and mild language.

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THE WRECKING CREW (PG)

6.50pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Nancy Kwan, Sharon Tate

Action, adventure, comedy

Gold bullion worth USD 1 billion has been stolen from a hijacked train in Denmark. The main suspect is Count Massimo Contini. The US government sends Matt Helm, one of its top agents, to investigate and recover the gold. The last of the Matt Helm movies. Violence, mild language and sexual references.

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THE SIMPSON MOVIE (PG)

7.15pm Film4

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright

Animation, comedy, adventure

After Homer deliberately pollutes the town’s water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives. Big screen outing for the famous cartoon family. Mild language, innuendo and comic violence.

Apollo 13 - IMAX Review – Movie | Youtube | Reviews

APOLLO 13 (PG)

8pm ITV4

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris

Drama, biopic, adventure

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. First-class dramatisation of a tense historical event. mild threat, language.

ArtStation - Kong Skull Island - Movie Poster, Himanshu Manuja

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (12)

8pm ITV2

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. Exciting adventure that is the film Peter Jackson’s version should have been. Moderate threat, violence, infrequent strong language.

DVD Review: The Last Samurai - Slant Magazine

THE LAST SAMURAI (15)

9pm 5*

Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn

War, Action, Drama

An American military adviser embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.Spectacular drama with some terrific battle scenes. Strong violence.

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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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JASON BOURNE (12)

9pm Film4

Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

Action, adventure, thriller

The CIA’s most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past. Fourth edition of the Jason Bourne story. Moderate violence and language.

Billion Dollar Brain, Original UK Movie Poster, Michael Caine ...

BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (PG)

9pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Michael Caine, Karl Malden, Ed Begley

Crime, Thriller

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.

Juror (The) - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com ...

THE JUROR (18)

9pm Sony Movies

Starring: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Drama, Thriller

A juror in a Mafia trial is forced to convince the other jurors to vote not guilty by an obsessive mob enforcer. Tense courtroom thriller. Violence, language and sexuality.

Quartet Movie Poster

QUARTET (12)

10.30pm BBC1

Starring: Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay

Comedy, Drama

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Dame Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Delightful comedy-drama directed by Dustin Hoffman. Strong language.

Bullitt Film / Movie Poster Original Vintage 1968 Uk Mc Queen ...

BULLITT (15)

10.50pm ITV4

Starring: Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset

Thriller, Action

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection. Classic cop thriller with one of the best car chases on screen. Strong violence.

21 Grams - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com ...

21 GRAMS (15)

11.25pm Sony Movies

Starring: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts

Crime, drama, thriller

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. Gripping and intelligent thriller. Strong language, moderate sex, violence and drug use.

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A MOST WANTED MAN (15)

11.25pm Film4

Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

Drama, Thriller

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Slow-burning yet tense spy thriller. Strong language, violence, references to torture and rape.

Mind Benders (The) - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters ...

THE MIND BENDERS (12)

11.35pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements

Drama, Thriller

Dedicated British scientist Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife Oonagh (Mary Ure). Creepy British thriller. Black and white.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed on Apple TV

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED (18)

12.30am Horror Channel

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan

Thriller

A rich man’s daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father’s money. Underrated thriller with three stunning performances. Very strong language, strong sex, nudity, violence and threat.

Movie Posters:Comedy, The Owl and the Pussycat (Columbia, 1970 ...

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (15)

1.15am Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Barbra Streisand, George Segal

Comedy, drama, romance

A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbour, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute. Comedy lifted by the charm of the two leads. Strong language and sexual content.

The Jazz Singer (1980) Original British Quad Movie Poster ...

THE JAZZ SINGER (PG)

1.45am Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier, Lucie Arnaz

Drama, Romance, Music

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer. 80s remake of the famous 20s drama. Mild language and sexual content.

Our Idiot Brother (2011) - IMDb

OUR IDIOT BROTHER (15)

1.50am Film4

Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Steve Coogan

Comedy

Ned lived a happy life growing organic vegetables on a farm with his hippie girlfriend and his dog named Willie Nelson, but an unadvised incident with marijuana at a farmer’s market lands him in jail. When he gets out of jail, he is off to live with his sisters. While Ned is still happy, his sisters are much less so. Comedy with a great cast. Strong language and sex references.

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