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09th Jul 2021

Eight of the best movies on TV for your Friday night in

Rory Cashin

There are some fantastic movies on the telly tonight to get your weekend starting right!

Some properly brilliant action, comedy, romance and documentaries on the TV tonight.

Armageddon – ITV4 – 8pm

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet. Stars Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, and Liv Tyler.

The Client – RTE Two – 9.30pm

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney (Susan Sarandon) to protect him when the District Attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Mission Impossible: Fallout – RTE One – 9.35pm

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Out Of Sight – BBC One – 10.35pm

A career bank robber (George ClooneY) breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal (Jennifer Lopez) he has kidnapped.

Amy – Channel – 11.05pm

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

About A Boy – RTE One – 12.10am

A cynical, immature young man (Hugh Grant) is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy (Nicholas Hoult).

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Channel 4 – 1.30am

A writer encounters the owner of an ageing high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel’s glorious years under an exceptional concierge. Stars Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, and loads more.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith – FilmFour – 1.35am

A bored married couple (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt) are surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

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