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.
It’s another short one, but hopefully with Rio Olympics finishing after this weekend we should have more options next week.
NB since we are all still ushers at heart, our weeks will start on a Friday.
So, our TV Film of the Week is:
The Naked Gun
(BBFC Rating 15, David Zucker 1988)
Monday 22nd August, 21:00
One of the all time great comedy films. Although (only slightly) less joke packed than the earlier Airplane!, Leslie Neilsen as Frank Drebin plays it totally straight, which just makes it even funnier.
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
(BBFC Rating 15, Simon West, 2011)
Friday 19th August, 21:00
Thursday 25th August, 22:40
A fter the loss of this mentor, a hitman goes out for revenge with the help of his mentors’ son. Jason Statham and Ben Foster make this very enjoyable, and with a sequel on the way next week, why not check it out?
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
The Incredible Hulk (BBFC Rating 12A, Louis Leterrier, 2008) – The Marvel Universe was in its infancy when the finally delivered an entertaining Hulk film, but liegal issues means we might not see another standalone one for a while. Ed Norton takes on super solider Tim Roth. ITV, Friday 12th August, 22:40
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (BBFC Rating PG, Tim Burton & Mike Johnson, 2005) – A beautiful stop motion film as Johnny Depp is a nervously groom to be practicing his wedding vows and ends up getting married to a Corpse (Helena Bonham Carter). ITV2, Sunday 21st August, 18:25
American Psycho (BBFC Rating 18, Mary Harron, 2000) – The film that made Christian Bale, as Patrick Bateman, a psycopathic killer. Also stars Jared Leto, who is in this film more than he is in Suicide Squad. Plus, this gif:
Horror Channel, Tuesday 23rd August, 00:40
Man On Fire (BBFC Rating 18, Tony Scott, 2004) – Denzel Washington is a bodyguard who goes for revenge (a theme of the week?) when the businessman’s daughter he is looking after is kidnapped. Film4, Tuesday 23rd August, 23:25
There we go. Short one this week, but w hope there’s something you like in there! 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.
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