Welcome to the TV Film of the Week – the name says it all! It’s Friday, and here’s our choice of the best films on TV in the next 7 days. A bit late but still good none the less!
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:
Sunshine On Leith
(BBFC Rating 15, Dexter Fletcher, 2013)
Sunday 29th January, 16:50
Two soldiers return from Afghanistan and adapt to living in Edinburgh. Dexter Fletcher (of Lock Stock fame) directed this film based on The Proclaimers’ song book. Two weeks in a row based in Edinburgh!
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
BBFC Rating 12A, Sam Mendes,2012
Sunday 29th January, 20:00
It could be the best Bond film of them all. Daniel Craig’s 007 is shot on a mission, and when he returns to action he is not the same man. When a ghost from his (and M’s) past comes back to haunt them, Bond must go to extremes to survive.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
Slumdog Millionaire (BBFC Rating 15, Danny Boyle, 2008) – There’s a lot of Slumdog before you get to the Millionaire. Dev Patel is simply great as Jamal Malik. Film4, Saturday 28th January, 21:00
The Acid House (BBFC Rating 18, Paul McGuigan, 1998) – Based on Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh’s book of short stories. McGuigan went on to direct Gangster No. 1 and various episodes of Sherlock. Film4, Tuesday 31st January, 01:00
The Other Guys (BBFC Rating 15, Adam McKay, 2010) -Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are on great form as a pair of mismatched cops who step up to the plate when Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson’s hero cops die. A very solid comedy with McKay doing as good a job restraining Ferrell as he did in Anchorman, with Michael Keaton in particular being very funny. An interesting side note is the “bad guy” (played by Steve Coogan) is committing securities fraud and is involved in a Ponzi, which lead to McKay making the excellent The Big Short as his next film. 5*, Monday 30th January, 23:25
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.