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06th Aug 2021

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

Rory Cashin

Your Friday night movie menu has arrived!

Your weekend is about to start. Here are some movies to help you say goodbye to the work week!

The Death of Stalin – RTE Two – 9pm

Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power. Stars Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko and Paddy Considine.

Kingsman: The Secret Service – FilmFour – 9pm

A spy organisation (fronted by Colin Firth) recruits a promising street kid (Taron Egerton) into the agency’s training program, while a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius (Samuel L. Jackson).

Tomorrow Never Dies – ITV4 – 9pm

James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) sets out to stop a media mogul’s (Jonathan Pryce) plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Veronica Guerin – RTE One – 9.35pm

An Irish journalist (Cate Blanchett) writes a series of stories about drug dealers. Co-stars Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker and Ciaran Hinds.

The Deer Hunter – BBC One – 11.05pm

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. Stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep.

Julie & Julia – TG4 – 12am

Julia Child’s (Meryl Streep) story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s (Amy Adams) 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.

Turbulence – Virgin Media One – 12.55am

After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a flight attendant (Lauren Holly) must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer (Ray Liotta) and land the plane herself.

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