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24th Sep 2021

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

Rory Cashin

Let the weekend begin… WITH SOME MOVIES!

Some Oscar winners, some great comedies and some big action. All depends on what you’re in the mood for.

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – E! Entertainment – 8pm

The Angels (Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Drey Barrymore) investigate a series of murders which occur after the theft of a witness protection profile database.

Captain Phillips – ITV4 – 9pm

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

The Full Monty – RTE Two – 10pm

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for “the full monty” – total nudity.

Shooter – Virgin Media One – 10pm

A marksman (Mark Wahlberg) living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. After being double crossed for the attempt and on the run, he sets out for the real killer and the truth.

Mid90s – FilmFour – 10.50pm

Stevie is a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

A Monster Calls – BBC One – 11.25pm

A boy (Lewis MacDougall) seeks the help of a tree monster (Liam Neeson) to cope with his single mother’s terminal illness.

Rough Night – Channel 4 – 12.05am

Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends (Scarlett Johannson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz) who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

Blades of Glory – FilmFour – 12.30am

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters (Will Ferrell and Jon Heder) were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men’s single competition. Presently, however, they’ve found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

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