Morning! I hope you all had a safe and relaxed Easter. I found myself watching giant monsters fighting each other last night on a big screen (Godzilla Vs. Kong, which the review will be appearing later today).
As we now head towards some form of normality, the amount of movies on TV today that are worth watching has become a little smaller than the past few days but there are still some choice pieces, today, Tuesday 6th April 2021.
Stay safe, look after yourself and Happy Tuesday!
THE HELP (12)
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids’ point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. Terrific performances from a strong cast in this powerful drama. Racist language and behaviour.
COMING TO AMERICA (15)
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones
An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife that he can respect for her intelligence and will. Hilarious Eddie Murphy comedy. Language and brief nudity.
Starring: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the centre of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. Cute dog comedy. Mild slapstick violence.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
Crime, drama, thriller
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. A dark and tense thriller. Strong language and violence.
BIRDS OF PREY: AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN (15)
Starring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor
Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. Wild and crazy comic book adaptation with Margot Robbie on top form. Strong violence, injury detail, language, sexual threat.
Starring: Hannah Quinlivan, Jason Isaac, Shawn Dou, Xueqi Wang
Action, Adventure, Drama
Tianhuo Island is as beautiful as a paradise. It almost makes people forget that it is located in the “Ring of Fire” the world-famous Pacific Rim volcanic belt. The volcano erupted, and the fate of the people in the island was entangled. Absolutely bonkers disaster movie. So bad it’s great! Moderate threat. Subtitles.
THE WAY WAY BACK (12)
Starring: Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Highly recommended comedy-drama. One use of strong language and moderate sex and drug references.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (PG)
Starring: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. Fabulous comedy-drama with another Oscar-nominated performance from Meryl Streep. Mild language.
MOVIES ON TERRESTRIAL TV
THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (U)
2.20pm Talking Pictures TV
Starring: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Leslie Phillips, Bernard Miles
A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theatre, appropriately nicknamed “The Flea Pit”, and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there. Delightfully sweet British comedy. Black and white.
PUSS IN BOOTS (U)
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honour and regain the trust of his mother and town. Spin-off from Shrek with one of its favourite characters. Mild comic fight scenes and innuendo.
MURDERERS’ ROW (PG)
4.05pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden
Action, adventure, comedy
Handsome top-secret American agent Matt Helm must recover a laser-weapons inventor who has been kidnapped by arch-villain Julian Wall. more spy-spoof adventures of Matt Helm. Mild violence and sexual references.
DEEP IMPACT (12)
Starring: Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave
Action, Drama, Romance
A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst. One of two meteor disaster movies out in the same year. This was less painful. Intense disaster related elements and brief language.
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (18)
9pm Sony Movies Classic
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists. Still ground-breaking comedy horror with that famous transformation scene. Strong language, once very strong, bloody violence and gore.
THE EQUALIZER (18)
Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas
A man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him cannot stand idly by when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters. Tough reboot of the 80s TV series with Denzel Washington on fine form. Strong bloody violence and language.
ROBIN HOOD (12)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Max von Sydow
Action, Adventure, Drama
In twelfth-century England, Robin Longstride and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. Ridley Scott’s visually stunning version of the legendary tale. Moderate violence and sex references.
THE ROAD (15)
10.45pm Sony Movies
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. A bleak and tough journey with good performances. Violence, disturbing images and language.