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13th Mar 2021

These are the eight best movies on TV for your Saturday night in

Rory Cashin

We’re well into the weekend now, time to relax and enjoy a movie or two!

Saturday night is movie night.

To be fair, right now, every night is movie night.

But Saturday night especially!

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 (including Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig) are all that stand in their way.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – E4 – 6.50pm

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellan), continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch). Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Ace Venture: Pet Detective – Comedy Central – 7.25pm

A goofy detective (Jim Carrey) specialising in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Gone Girl – Sky One – 9pm

With his wife’s (Rosamund Pike) disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man (Ben Affleck) sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

The Truman Show – Comedy Central – 11.15pm

An insurance salesman (Jim Carrey again!) discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Whiplash – BBC Two – 11.20pm

A promising young drummer (Miles Teller) enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (J.K. Simmons) who will stop at nothing to realise a student’s potential.

Eagle Eye – BBC One – 11.25pm

Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel (Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.

They Live – FilmFour – 1.20am

Nada (Roddy Piper), a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like “Stay Asleep”, “No Imagination”, “Submit to Authority”. Even scarier is that he is able to see that some usually normal-looking people are in fact ugly aliens in charge of the massive campaign to keep humans subdued.


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