Welcome, one and all to TV Film of The Week. Every week, The Snooty Ushers hand pick a selection of films that are showing on TV this week. No need for Netflix, Amazon or a Sky Box, all our choices will be available on Freeview.
James, still surrounded by mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas dvds has once again left this is my hands.
So without further ado, let’s get on with the recommendations.
(NB: as we are all still cinema ushers at heart, our week begins on a Friday)
TV Film of the Week:
(BBFC Rating PG, Alfred Hitchcok, 1954)
Monday 28th November, 23:20
Regular readers will notice that I try and drop in a Hitchcock film whenever I can. This week, Hitchcock’s Rear Window gets the top spot. James Stewart is a professional photographer with a broken leg. He is confined to his apartment and to relieve the boredom begins spying on his neighbours. Convinced he has seen one commit murder, he becomes involved in a game of cat and mouse. Thrilling and considered to be Hitchcock’s finest hour.
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the week is….
(BBFC Rating 12, John Amiel, 2003)
Saturday 26th November, 21:00
The Earth’s core has stopped spinning, hence a group of boffins are recruited to stop it. Daft but fun disaster film with Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo and Stanley Tucci among the great cast.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBFC Rating 15, Tomas Alfredson, 2011) – Gary Oldman leads a stellar cast through this classy adaptation of the classic spy novel by John Le Carre. More4, Friday 25th November, 21:00
The Green Hornet (BBFC Rating 12, Michel Gondry, 2011) – Seth Rogan takes on the lead role in this adaptation of the classic character. Loads of fun, modern enough but still honours the originals. Jay Chou is a great side kick and Christoph Waltz makes a great bad guy.. Film4, Saturday 26th November, 00:10
The Waterboy (BBFC Rating 12, Frank Coraci, 1998) – There was a time when Adam Sandler made films that were charming and funny. A time before Jack and Jill or That’s My Boy. The Waterboy is daft, but really funny. ITV2, Saturday 26th November, 15:00
Enchanted (BBFC Rating PG, Kevin Lima, 2007) – Another one of my daughters favourites, Amy Adams is simply delightful as Princess Giselle, who is thrust from the animated world into modern day New York City, thankfully the dreamy Patrick Dempsey is there to help. A wonderful take on the Disney Princess. BBC , Sunday 27th November, 13:15
Blitz (BBFC Rating 15, Elliott Lester, 2011 ) – Cop Killer v Killer Cop. Jason Statham is the cop. I need say no more . Channel 5, Monday 21st November, 23:05
Addams Family Values (BBFC Rating PG, Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993) – The 90s version of the Addams Family was brilliant, this I think actually bettered the original. The great Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Fester and Christina Ricci stealing the show as Wednesday. Holds up great. E4, Tuesday 29th November, 20:00
Shane (BBFC Rating PG, George Stevens, 1953) – Another classic Western to finish off this week. Alan Ladd is the eponymous skilled Gunslinger who helps liberate a town while bonding with a young boy. The final scene gets more heart wrenching every time I watch it. Film 4, Wednesday 30th November, 11:00
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.