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23rd Sep 2021

Six of the best movies on TV for your Thursday night in

Rory Cashin

Two different movies about the end of the world as we know it. So, y’know, it is good to have options…

Welcome to your Thursday night movie menu!

Deep Impact – FilmFour – 6.40pm

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

The Graduate – BBC Four – 9pm

A disillusioned college graduate (Dustin Hoffman) finds himself torn between his older lover (Anne Bancroft) and her daughter (Katharine Ross).

Independence Day: Resurgence – FilmFour – 9pm

Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind’s new space defences be enough?

Pale Rider – ITV4 – 9pm

A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

Lone Survivor – ITV4 – 11.20pm

Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg) and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Criminal – Channel 4 – 1.50am

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s (Ryan Reynolds) memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate (Kevin Costner) in hopes that he will complete the operative’s mission.

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