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06th Aug 2021

The best movies on TV this Saturday and Sunday

Rory Cashin

Fourteen movies to enjoy over the weekend on your telly!

Seven movies on Saturday.

Seven movies on Sunday.

Get your calendars out!


Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix – RTE One – 6.35pm

With their warning about Lord Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) return scoffed at, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Happy Gilmore – ITV4 – 9pm

A rejected hockey player (Adam Sandler) puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother’s house.

The Bourne Ultimatum – RTE Two – 9pm

Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) dodges a ruthless C.I.A. official (David Strathairn) and his Agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.

Welcome to the Jungle – Comedy Central – 9pm

A tough aspiring chef (The Rock) is hired to bring home a mobster’s son (Seann William Scott) from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator (Christopher Walken) and the search for a legendary treasure.

Robocop – ITV4 – 11pm

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop (Peter Weller) returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Final Destination 2 – Comedy Central 2 – 11.05pm

Kimberly (A.J. Cook) has a premonition of an accident killing multiple people including her and her friends. She blocks the cars behind her on the ramp and as a police trooper arrives, the accident happens. Death is stalking this group of survivors.

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Channel 4 – 11.30pm

Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori (Rinko Kukuchi) to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert (Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.


Cowboys & Aliens – FilmFour – 6.45pm

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. Stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde.

Bride Wars – RTE One – 9.30pm

Two best friends (Anne Hathaway & Kate Hudson) become rivals when they schedule their respective weddings on the same day.

The Girl on the Train – Channel 4 – 10.10pm

A divorcee (Emily Blunt) becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Gringo – BBC One – 10.30pm

A dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.

Talledega Nights – Comedy Central – 10.55pm

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr (John C. Reilly).. But when a French Formula One driver (Sacha Baron Cohen), makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test.

Saving Private Ryan – Virgin Media Two – 11.05pm

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper and Vin Diesel.

Miss Sloane – Channel 4 – 12.20am

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent (Mark Strong) of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

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