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TV Film Of The Week – 23rd September


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.

Let’s get straight to it and run down this week’s recommendations!

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

So, our TV Film of the Week is:

From Dusk Till Dawn
(BBFC Rating 18, Robert Rodriguez, 1996)

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ITV4
Friday 23rd September, 23:15

George Clooney’s first Hollywood role. Quentin Tarantino’s first paid writing gig. That Salma Hayek bit. From Dusk Till Dawn is a brilliant kidnap thriller, with Clooney and Tarantino taking Harvey Keitel (a preacher who has lost his faith) and his kids hostage. The film takes a  turn when they arrive at a Mexican strip club… if you haven’t seen it, I won’t spoil it for you.

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

Troll Hunter
(BBFC Rating 15, Andre Ovredal, 2010)

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Film4
Sunday 25th September, 01:15

The best Norwegian fake documentary I’ve ever seen. A group of film students set out to make a documentary about a bear hunter in the wilds of Norway, who hunts more than just bears. A fantastic, funny film

For your consideration

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

Crank (BBFC Rating 18, Brian Taylor and Mark Nevedine, 2006) – Jason Statham’s finest hour? The Stath is a hitman poisoned by Mexican criminals, who must keep his heart beating fast to stop the poison killing him. Cue 90 minuites of mayhem. ITV4, Friday 23rd September, 00:50 / Sunday 25th September, 22:00

Shooter (BBFC Rating 15, Antoine Fuqua, 2007) – Mark Wahlberg is an army veteran who is brought out of retirement for an assassination, only to find himself being framed. Dave, Friday 23rd September, 21:00

The Wicker Man (BBFC Rating 15, Robin Hardy, 1973) – One of the all time British horror films, as Edward Woodward is a Christian policeman sent to a Scottish isle to investigate a missing child. The great Christopher Lee is the Laird of the Isle. Horror Channel, Saturday 24th September, 21:00

Monsters (BBFC Rating 12, Gareth Edwards, 2011) – Before he made the excellent Godzilla and moved into the Star Wars franchise, Gareth Edwards made this excellent film, about 2 people crossing an infected zone after aliens have conquered most of Earth. A remarkable film for such a small budget. Film4, Saturday 24th September, 23:25

Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (BBFC Rating 15, Nick Moran, 2008)Lock Stock star Nick Moran made this film about the reclusive Sixties musician who descended into loneliness and paranoia. . BBC2, Saturday 24th September, 23:30

The Illusionist (BBFC Rating PG, Neil Burger, 2006) – The 2006 film about magicians that isn’t The Prestige is still a very good film. Ed Norton is the magician who get involved in the royal machinations of Rufus Sewell’s Prince Leopold. Paul Giamatti is the Inspector investigating the death of Duchess Sophie (Jessica Biel). Channel 5, Sunday 25th September, 16:15

Attack The Block (BBFC Rating 15, Joe Cornish, 2010)The Force Awakens’ John Boyega stars as a member of a London gang who find their estate under attack by aliens, and decide to fight back. Film4, Monday 26th September, 23:10

There we go, we 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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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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