Welcome to the TV Film of the Week – the name says it all! It’s Friday, and I’m back! Thanks to Dave for filling in for me while I was snowed under with Christmas films, but I’m glad to have taken back the reins, get back behind the wheel, and ready to set sail.
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:
(BBFC Rating 18, Can Evrenol, 2015)
Saturday 7th January, 23:45
New Year, New Film4 horror season. This is the UK premiere of a Turkish horror film with 5 police officers who wander into a portal of hell, that takes its cues from Nightmare On Elm Steet and Hellraiser.
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
Law Abiding Citizen
BBFC Rating 18, F. Gary Gray, 2010
Friday 6th January, 11:40
There is one reason for including this: I want to see what version of the film is suitable to show at 11:40 am in the morning. Gerard Butler swears revenge on the entire justice system when the men who attacked his wife go free, and Jamie Foxx is the DA trying to stop him.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
Fight Club (BBFC Rating 18, David Fincher, 1999) – It have theory that at some point in their lives, every man of my age thought this was their favourite movie. The anarchist politics grates slightly, but the anger is still relateable. 5*, Saturday 7th January, 23:40
Nanny McPhee (BBFC Rating U, Kirk Jones, 2005) – Emma Thompson helps Colin Firth control his unruly kids in a charming film Thompson also wrote. ITV1, Sunday 8th January, 15:00
Frozen (BBFC Rating 15, Adam Green, 2009) – 3 skiers get trapped on the mountainside when their cable car stops, leaving them trapped, alone, and… frozen? Horror Channel, Sunday 8th January, 21:00
The Imitation Game (BBFC Rating 15, Morten Tyldum, 2014) – Benedict Cumberbatch brings the story of the father of modern computing and shunned war hero Alan Turing to the big screen in this fantastic film. Alex Lawther of Black Mirror’s “Shut Up and Dance” episode is brilliant as the young Turing as well. Film4, Tuesday 10th January, 21:00
Crank (BBFC Rating 18, Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine, 2006) – The Stath is a hitman who get poisoned by the Chinese mafia, and must keep his adrenaline pumping to keep it at bay. A pure thrill ride. ITV4, Wednesday 11th January, 00:40
The Wolf Of Wall Street (BBFC Rating 18, Martin Scorsese, 2013) – Leo DiCaprio gave a powerhouse display as Jordan Belfort, with Jonah Hill as just as good as his right hand man as they blaze a trail through Wall Street. Film4, Wednesday 11th January, 21:00
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!
Until next time, stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold. See you soonish.