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TV Film of The Week – 18th November

Welcome to TV Film of The Week.  The Snooty Ushers hand pick the best films for you to watch on TV this week.  Simple as that.  No need for a Sky box or Netflix, all the films on this list are available on Freeview.

So without further ado, here are this week’s choices.

TV Film of the Week

Super 8
(BBFC Rating 12, J.J. Abrams, 2011)


Film 4
Saturday 19th November, 21:00

J.J. Abrams directs this brilliant sci-fi film about a group of young kids shooting a movie on a super 8 camera, when they discover that a train crash has unleashed a terrifying danger on their small town.  Nostalgic, touching and thrilling.  If you have never seen it, then do yourself a favour, if you have?  just enjoy it all over again.

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

Dial M For Murder
(BBFC Rating PG, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)


Sunday 20th November, 14:00

Another tense thriller from the master of suspense.  Ray Milland plays a professional tennis player who plots to kill his adulterous wife so he can keep her fortune for himself.  The luminous Grace Kelly co-stars.  Classic.

For your consideration

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

The Day After Tomorrow (BBFC Rating 12, Roland Emmerich, 2004) – A series of climatic weather events which lead to a new ice age, a fun disaster movie with a bit of a heart.  Dennis Quaid is suitably heroic in the lead and features a young Jake Gyllenhaal as his sonE4, Friday 18th November, 20:00

Lawless (BBFC Rating 18, John Hillcoat, 2012) – Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke and Shia LeBeauf are bootlegging brothers in 1930’s Virginia.  A script by Nick Cave, this is brutally brilliant.  More 4, Friday 18th November, 22:00

Big (BBFC Rating PG,Penny Marsahll, 1988) – Charming 80’s comedy about a 12 year old boy who wishes he was a grown up, next morning, he wakes up as Tom Hanks.  A delight. Film 4, Saturday 19th November, 17:05

Boyz in The Hood (BBFC Rating 18, John Singleton, 1991) – A gripping story of a group of friends growing up in South Central L.A. Launched the careers of Cuba Gooding Jnr and Ice Cube. BBC 2, Saturday 19th November, 22:45

The Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement (BBFC Rating U, Gary Marshall, 2004) – Anne Hathaway returns as Mia, the Princess of Genovia. As she prepares to take over from her Grandmother, she must first attempt to find a husband.  Lacks the originals charm, but has Chris Pine in a daft wig . E4, Sunday 20th November, 13:00

The Babadook (BBFC Rating 15, Jennifer Kent, 2014) – This is for James as he is locked away watching Christmas films, one of his favourite modern horror films. Film 4, Monday 21st November, 21:00

High Noon (BBFC Rating PG, Fred Zinneman, 1952) – Classic Western starring Gary Cooper as a town Marshall who has to stop a band of killers by himself.  Film 4, Tuesday 22nd November, 12:45

Get Carter (BBFC Rating 18, Mike Hodges, 1971) – Michael Caine’s best role?  Here, he plays Jack Carter, a London Gangster who comes back to his home town to investigate the death of his brother.  ITV 4, Wednesday 23rd November, 22:00

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!

Thanks for reading.  Hope you folks enjoyed yourselves, catch ya later on down the trail.

Sam Elliot



About Snooty Usher Dave

Favourite Film : Ghostbusters (1984) Worst Film: Left Behind (2014) Guilty Pleasure: Pitch Perfect (2012) 40 year old family man from Hamilton, Scotland. I have settled in Gateshead with my wife and 2 beautiful daughters. Worked as a Cinema Manager (or glorified usher) for 14 years, now I run a chicken shop. Love Sport especially Football and Tennis. Love comic books, especially DC and particularly Superman. I own 58 Nicolas Cage films.


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