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TV Film Of The Week – 6th May


Welcome to the TV Film of the Week. The name says it all! The Snooty Ushers have put their heads together to recommend a couple of films that you can watch this week on TV.

NB since we are all still ushers at heart, our weeks will start on a Friday.

So, our TV Film of the Week is:

Hard Candy
(BBFC Rating 18, David Slade, 2005)

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A fantastic film that is particularly hard to watch. Ellen Page plays a teenager who turns the tables on a pedophile (the ever-dependable Patrick Wilson) who she meets in a chat room. This changing of expectations leads to a thriller of the highest calibre.

Horror Channel
Sunday 8th May, 21:00

An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….

Reservoir Dogs
(BBFC Rating 18, Quentin Tarantino, 1992)

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Channel 5
Monday 9th May, 00:35

Reservoir Dogs shows the bits of heist films that you never normally see – the gang chatting beforehand, then when they meet up after the job has gone south. Suspicion runs rife when they suspect there is a informant in their midst. Not a perfect film, but still a great , great piece of cinema.

For your consideration

And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:

The Towering Inferno (BBFC Rating 15, John Guillermin & Irwin Allen, 1974) – A fire chief (Steve McQueen) and architect (Paul Newman) battle to save a tower block when a fire breaks out during it’s opening night party. Also inspired the song Disco Inferno, and a fantastic Still Game episodeChannel 5, Friday 6th May, 15:10

Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise (BBFC Rating 12, Robert Harmon, 2006) – Another one for our Senior Wrestling Correspondent. Channel 5, Friday 6th May, 15:15

Escape From New York (BBFC Rating 15, John Carpenter, 1981) – One of the all time great film characters Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell), has 24 hours to save the President, who has crashed in the centre of Manhatten, which has been turned into an island prison. The prototype for action bad-asses. ITV4, Sunday 8th May, 21:00 / Wednesday 11th May, 23:30

Diamonds Are Forever (BBFC Rating PG, Guy Hamilton, 1971)Bond on Wednesday night! We’re up to the return of Connery, and a begin into the more humourous films of the 1970s. ITV4, Wednesday 11th May, 21:00  

There we go. Another quiet one this week, but again, there’s surely something you like! See you next week when The Snooty Ushers choose their TV Film Of The Week!

Until next time, stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold. See you soonish.

that's all folks

About Snooty Usher James

Favourite Film: This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Least Favourite Film: Probably the American version of One Missed Call (2008) Guilty Pleasure: No Holds Barred (1989) I'm the exile of the group, after living in the South for a couple of years I've now moved to Edinburgh to start the next chapter. I've got a wide ranging love of film and TV, but I am definitely the fourth usher in terms of film knowledge. I do however have a stack of DVDs to work through, and both a Netflix and an Amazon Prime subscription with which to get involved. So, even if my job means I don't get to see as many of the new releases as I would like, I hope to be able to chip in with some reviews of my own. My other hobbies include playing the guitar, trying to play the ukulele, Football Manager and Radio 4. I'm also a big fan of wrestling. Part of that means that I have a bunch of ideas for columns that I have stolen from various parts of IWC, so look out for them. But hey, enough of my yacking. What do you say.....let's boogie.

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