TV and Streaming – Thursday 21st August 2020

Morning!

It’s Friday! It’s windy! And so there are more movies for you to enjoy. Here are the recommendations.

Stay safe, look after yourself and Happy Friday!

AMAZON PRIME

The Purge (2013) — Contains Moderate Peril

THE PURGE (15)

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey

Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror

A wealthy family is held hostage for harbouring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal. The first of the successful horror series. strong language and bloody violence.

Carla's Song | Movie fanart | fanart.tv

CARLA’S SONG (15)

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Scott Glen

War, Drama, Romance

A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her family dispersed; she’s suicidal. George takes her to Nicaragua to find out what has happened to them and to help her face her past. Powerful drama from ken Loach. Strong language.

NETFLIX

AFTER THE WEDDING | a Sony Pictures Classics release

AFTER THE WEDDING (12)

Starring: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup

Drama

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor. Terrific drama with great performances from a solid cast. Infrequent strong language, upsetting scenes.

NOW TV/SKY CINEMA

Giveaway : Zombieland: Double Tap double passes! – Moviehole

ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP (15)

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Woody Harrelson, Zoey Deutch, Bill Murray

Horror, Comedy, Adventure

Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. Sequel to the cult favourite from 2009. Strong gory comic violence, language.

The superb promotional campaign for Austin Powers: The Spy Who ...

AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME (12)

starring: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe, Seth Green

Comedy, Adventure

Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers’ mojo, inadvertently leaving him “shagless”. More mayhem with Mike Myers and his comedy spy creation. Frequent moderate sex references and bleeped strong language.

MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV

Cocoon - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com British ...

COCOON (PG)

11am Film4

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn

Comedy, drama, sci-fi

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energised with youthful vigour. Entertaining sci-fi from director Ron Howard. Language, mild violence and sexual reference.

Viva Max !

VIVA MAX (U)

11.10am Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Peter Ustinov, Pamela Tiffin

Comedy

In the 1960s, a screwy Mexican General and his troops cross into Texas to re-capture the Alamo from the Gringos but they face opposition from the local police, the National Guard and the U.S. State Department. Little seen madcap comedy.

Rita Hayworth: vintage film posters | BFI

COVER GIRL (U)

12noon Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers

Musical, comedy, romance

Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny. Bright and breezy musical comedy from the 40s.

Ferngully : The Last Rainforest <p><i> (Yellow Version) </i></p ...

FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST (U)

1.20pm Film4

Starring: Tim Curry, Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. Bright animation with a scene stealing vocal from Robin Williams. Infrequent very mild scary scenes.

Film Poster: Bigfoot and the Hendersons (1987, original title ...

HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS (PG)

2.50pm Film4

Starring: John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon

Fantasy, comedy, family

The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of ‘Bigfoot’ a secret. Delightful 80s family comedy. Mild language, horror and comic violence.

Waterloo (1970) | Old movie posters, Film posters, Historical film

WATERLOO (U)

4.35pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles

Action, biopic, war, drama

Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. Impressive epic war drama. Mild violence.

Let's Do It Again (Columbia, 1953). British Quad (30" X 40 ...

LET’S DO IT AGAIN (U)

5pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Jane Wynam, Ray Milland, Aldo Ray

Musical, Comedy

In this 1953 musical remake of “The Awful Truth”, Wyman is married to womanising composer Milland and sets out to give him some of his own medicine. Sparkling jazzy musical. Sexual references.

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

THE NATURAL (PG)

5.10pm Sony Movies

Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

Drama, Sport

An middle-aged unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost supernatural talent. Wonderful feel-good baseball movie. Mild violence and language.

Brighton Rock (1948) - IMDb

BRIGHTON ROCK (PG)

7.10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley

Crime, drama

In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang. Classic British drama with a star-making performance from Richard Attenborough. Mild violence and language.

You Must Be Joking! (1965)

YOU MUST BE JOKING (U)

7.55pm 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.

Movies Robert Downey Jr Sherlock Holmes Jude Law Doctor Watson ...

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (12)

8pm ITV2

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry

Adventure, Action, Crime

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe. Entertaining sequel to the Guy Ritchie film. Moderate violence.

Solaris | Movie fanart | fanart.tv

SOLARIS (12)

8pm Sony Movies

Starring: George Clooney, Natasha McElhone

Sci-fi, drama, romance

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet. Steven Soderbergh’s remake of the Russian classic. Language, sexual content, nudity and violence.

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.

Image result for ladybird film poster

LADY BIRD (15)

9pm BBC2

Starring: Saosire Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet

Comedy, drama

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks”. She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. Award-winning coming of age drama from Greta Gerwin, the director of Little Women. Strong language and sexual content.

roxanne - cinema quad movie poster (1).jpg - GeekForce ...

ROXANNE (PG)

9pm Sony Movies Classic

Starring: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah

Comedy, romance

The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man’s looks. Delightfully funny Steve Martin penned comedy romance. Mild language and sexual references.

Robocop 2 - Original Cinema Movie Poster From pastposters.com ...

ROBOCOP 2 (18)

9pm ITV4

Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Daniel O’Herlihy

Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2. Reasonable sequel to the 1987 cult classic. Sci-fi violence, graphic disturbing images, language, and for drug use.

Baywatch <p><i> (Teaser / Advance Version) </i></p> - Original ...

BAYWATCH (15)

9pm E4

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario

Comedy, Action

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay. Big screen version of the 80s TV series, with added rude humour. Strong language, crude humour, nudity, violence.

Movie Review: 'Den of Thieves' is drawn out and generic | Culture ...

DEN OF THIEVES (15)

9pm Film4

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jordan Bridges

Action, crime, drama

An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew clash as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank. Tough crime drama. Strong language, violence, threat.

Nocturnal Animals (2016) - Filmaffinity

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15)

10pm Sony Movies

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal

Drama, Thriller

A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. Terrific thriller with another winning performance from Amy Adams. Strong threat, violence, sexual violence, nudity, language.

The Inbetweeners 2 (2014)

THE INBETWEENERS 2 (15)

10pm Channel 4

Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas

Comedy

Jay, Neil, Simon, and Will reunite in Australia for a holiday. The continuing outrageous adventures of the four friends. Hilarious. Very strong nudity, sex references, very strong language and scenes that may disgust.

Lust for a Vampire (1971) - IMDb

LUST OF A VAMPIRE (18)

10pm Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Ralph Bates, Barbara Jefford, Michael Johnson

Horror

In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful Mircalla – or as she was in 1710, Carmilla. Late edition Hammer horror. Horror violence and nudity.

Image result for the lost boys film poster

THE LOST BOYS (15)

10.45pm BBC1

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric

Horror, comedy

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.Stylish 80s favourite. Moderate violence and horror.

Original Enter the Dragon Movie Poster - Bruce Lee - John Saxon

ENTER THE DRAGON (18)

11.10pm ITV4

Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly

Action, Adventure, Thriller

A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. Bruce Lee’s first Hollywood movie that turned him into an icon. Strong violence, sexual content and nudity.

HEAT Movie Poster 30x40 in.

HEAT (15)

11.50pm Film4

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer

Crime, Thriller

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist. Michael Mann’s epic crime thriller. Strong language, violence and gore.

Expresso Bongo (1959) British Quad film poster, starring Cliff ...

EXPRESSO BONGO (12)

12midnight Talking Pictures TV

Starring: Cliff Richard, Laurence Harvey, Sylvia Syms

Musical, Drama, Comedy

Johnny Jackson, a sleazy talent agent, discovers teenager Bert Rudge singing in a coffee house. Despite Bert’s protestation that he really is only interested in playing bongos, Johnny starts him on the road to stardom. London-based drama with Cliff Richard providing the songs. Moderate nudity, moderate bad language. Black and white.

A Single Man (2009)

A SINGLE MAN (12)

12.20am Sony Movies

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Drama

Fashion designer Tom Ford directs this beautiful looking, stylish drama with Colin Firth as an English professor struggling to cope after the death of his boyfriend. Suicide theme, moderate threat, drug references and nudity.

The Levelling (2016) - IMDb

THE LEVELLING (15)

12.20am BBC2

Starring: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton

Drama

When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn’t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). Fantastic and gripping drama. Highly recommended. Strong language, sex references.

Joy Ride <p><i> (a.k.a. Road Kill) </i></p> - Original Cinema ...

JOY RIDE (15)

12.30am Horror Channel

Starring: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski

Mystery, thriller

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.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.