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:
The Blues Brothers
(BBFC Rating 15, John Landis, 1980)
Sony Movie Channel
Monday 6th February, 21:00
Two musicals in a row! A joyous film, as Jake and Elwood Blues are reunited and go on a mission from God to raise money to save the orphanage they grew up in.
An alternative choice, our other TV Film of the Week is….
(BBFC Rating 18, Daniel Barber, 2009)
Friday 3rd February, 22:00
Michael Caine’s aging ex-soldier Harry Brown takes a stand against the young kids ruining the local community.
For your consideration
And since I’m here, these are my thoughts on the best of the rest:
Bullitt (BBFC Rating 15, Peter Yates, 1968) – Steve McQueen might have never been cooler than in this film. It’s also got probably the best car chase sequence on film. ITV4, Saturday 4th February, 21:05
Every Which Way But Loose (BBFC Rating 12, James Yates, 1978) – Clint Eastwood is excellent as the fist fighter who is totally upstaged by his orangutan sidekick Clyde. ITV4, Sunday 5th February, 14:45
Mars Attacks! (BBFC Rating 12, Tim Burton, 1996) – Retro sci-fi film with aliens taking over Earth. Jack Nicholson and Tom Jones have to save the Earth from the Martians. ITV4, Sunday 5th February, 22:05
It Follows (BBFC Rating 15, David Robert Mitchell, 2014) – A quality horror film from a promising director, as a supernatural entity starts following a young woman. Film4, Monday 6th January, 21:00
Paul (BBFC Rating 15, Greg Motolla, 2010) – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost teamed up again to make a road trip film about two life long friends and sci-fi fans who meet Paul, an alien voiced by Seth Rogan. Film4, Wednesday 8th January, 21:00
Warm Bodies (BBFC Rating 12A, Jonathan Levine, 2012) – A retelling of Romeo and Juliet, with the twist that Romeo is a zombie (Nicholas Hoult) and Juliet (Lights Out’s Teresa Palmer) is the daughter of the leader (John Malovich) is of the army trying to fight back against the zombie threat. Channel 4, Thursday 9th January, 01:30
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.