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  • Tomorrow Sun 16 August

    Key Largo (1948) 15:45 RTE1 Bogie and Bacall

    Kelly's Heroes (1970) 16:00-19:00 Sun 16th Aug 2020 175m ITV4
    It's about the Vietnam war.

    The Importance of Being Earnest (1952) 19:05-20:55 Wed 19th Aug 2020 90m Talking Pictures TV

    District 9 (2009) 21:00-23:20 Wed 19th Aug 2020 140m Sony Movies


    Great Fun Film though!

  • RichT wrote: »

    Great Fun Film though!
    Sorry about the negative waves but like M*A*S*H and Catch 22 it was about the war going on in Vietnam at the time.

  • Have just seen RTÉ run a trailer for the 5th in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise; 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' RTÉ One, Sat 22.08.2020 @ 18:35. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this movie released as 'Salazars Revenge' in Ireland.

  • MACHEAD wrote: »
    Have just seen RTÉ run a trailer for the 5th in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise; 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' RTÉ One, Sat 22.08.2020 @ 18:35. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this movie released as 'Salazars Revenge' in Ireland.

    I think it depended on the country it was released in

  • Bullitt - ITV4 - 22:50pm

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  • Kingsman is on RTE2 at 10pm tonight

  • Manhunter Mon, Aug 24 · 22:10-23:20 · 117. ITV4

  • Oliver Stone's Platoon. ITV4, September 1, 23:15.

    Second only to Apocalypse Now as greatest ever 'Nam flick.

  • Film4 Fri 28.08.2020
    They Live "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all outta bubble gum."
    23:15 - 01:05 (110 min.)

    BBC1 Wallace & Gromit:
    Tonight A Matter of Loaf and Death 19:30 - 20:00 (30 min.)
    Tomorrow The Wrong Trousers 18:30 - 19:00 (30 min.)
    Sunday A Grand Day Out 18:10 - 18:35 (25 min.)

  • Film4 tomorrow: Nicholas Cage in Mandy, 10:45pm.

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  • The Post is on RTE 1 now while Runaway Bride is on RTE 2

  • The Specialist starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone is on the Paramount Network tonight @9pm. Also Forest Gump is on @9pm on Sky One and Highlander on the Horror Channel @9pm.

  • Home Again is on RTE 1 while The Revenant on RTE 2 both now

  • Wolverine (Origins) on Channel 4 now

  • Some oldies
    A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
    23:45-03:00 Tue 8th Sep 2020 170m

    A Night to Remember (1958) - a much better film than Titanic
    16:00-18:50 Thu 10th Sep 2020 120m

    The Cruel Sea
    14:30-16:30 Wed 9th Sep 2020 90m

    some to record for a rainy day

    Street Fighter (1994) - It's rubbish , Jean-Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue just dialing it in.
    But Raul Julia steals the show, just fast forward to his bits.
    For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday. *
    18:50-21:00 Fri 11th Sep 2020 125m
    Sony Movies

    The Man in the Iron Mask (1977)
    14:45-16:55 Tue 8th Sep 2020 125m

    a cast of thousands
    Waterloo (1970)
    13:05-15:45 Tue 8th Sep 2020 130m
    True Movies

    Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) - the song reminds me of Barney
    02:40-04:30 Fri 11th Sep 2020 110m
    Horror Channel

    * "It was Wednesday, You Monster!"

  • In the Heart of the Sea is on RTE 2 tonight at 9.30pm

  • Thor Ragnarok on RTE2 at 9:20pm
    Beverly Hills Cop on Sky one at 9 pm
    Kingsmen Golden Circle on Channel 4 at 9 pm
    The Fugitive on TCM at 9 pm
    Hacksaw Ridge on UTV at 10 pm

  • RTE 1 00:35 Tonight
    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) [18]

  • Phantom Thread is on TG4 at 9.30pm tonight

  • Any recommendations for tonight?

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  • Casablanca on BBC Four at 8pm tonight.

  • itv2 (NOW) 15:50 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    itv2 @ 17:00 - Shrek 2

    rte1 @ 18:35 - The Jungle Book

    BBC2 @ 21:30 - I, Tonya


    itve2 @ 18:45 - Back to the Future Part II

    Channel 4 @ 21:00 - Pacific Rim: Uprising

    Channel 4 @ 23:10 - Behind Enemy Lines

    E4 @ 18:50 - Home Alone

  • Not much and mostly repeats.

    Sat, Sep 19 · 21:20-23:50 · 2. RTÉ2
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - Watch it for the Ray Harryhousen stop motion characters.
    21:00-23:10 Sat 19th Sep 2020 120m Paramount

    Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) - I haven't seen it (no spoilers please) but it's probably the only chance to see FTA in HD on UK satellite for a good while.
    21:00-23:10 Sat 19th Sep 2020 90m
    Channel 4


    Ice Cold in Alex (1958) - overrated but good something to watch in lockdown.
    12:00-12:55 Sun 20th Sep 2020 132m
    Sony Movies Action

    Doctor Zhivago (1965) - won lots of Oscars - see what the fuss is about. Filmed in Spain which made filming some winter scenes difficult
    15:00-18:05 Sun 20th Sep 2020 230m

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) - one to record for the children "if you don't go to bed now we'll play it again" - and for the childcatcher
    18:05-21:00 Sun 20th Sep 2020 165m

  • Game Night is on RTE 1 tonight 9.30pm

  • TONIGHT (some great choices!)

    TG4 9:00: Once Upon a Time in the West

    Virgin One 9:00: John Wick

    RTE 2 10:00 The Butcher Boy

    E4 9:00 Now You See Me

    TCM 9:00 The Hangover

    ITV4 22.05: Copland

    BBC1 11:45: Old School

  • 23:35-02:30 Sun 27th Sep 2020 150m
    Film4 Lincoln (2012) Daniel Day-Lewis gets his Nth Oscar showing that Abraham Lincon had feet of clay.

    00:55-02:45 Mon 28th Sep 2020 90m
    Horror Channel 100 Bloody Acres (2012) Australian comedy horror

    The Madness of King George (1995)
    Film4 18:50-21:00 Wed 30th Sep 2020 130m

    Blue Thunder (1983)
    21:00-23:15 Thu 1st Oct 2020 125m
    Sony Movies Action

  • Talking Pictures debuts this month, variable but all rarely seen on FTA

    Thu 01 Oct 20 22:00 (recommended)
    The Assassination Bureau 1969. Comedy. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg & Telly Savalas. Before WWI, a journalist investigates the Assassination Bureau, which chooses its targets based on moral issues

    Sat 03 Oct 21:05 (recommended)
    The Day of the Locust 1975. Drama. Director: John Schlesinger. Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, William Atherton & Burgess Meredith. In 1930s Hollywood an introverted accountant watches as a society collapse

    Mon 05 Oct 20 23:00 (recommended)
    HIT! 1973. Action. Director: Sidney J Furie. Stars Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton & Gwen Welles. A federal agent tries to destroy a drug ring after his daughter dies from a heroin overdose (okay this is a second showing as it's on right now!)

    Sat 10 Oct 20 21:05
    Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline 1979. Thriller. Directed by Terence Young. Stars Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason. a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set. This is a good example of that trashy sub-genre of "airport novel crammed with famous faces well past their prime directed by an aging hack"

    Sun 11 Oct 20 22:00
    Rough Cut 1980. Comedy. Directed by Don Siegel & Peter R Hunt. Stars Burt Reynolds, Lesley-Anne Down, David Niven. Two sophisticated jewel thieves join forces to steal $30 million in uncut jewels.

    Wed 14 Oct 20 23:45
    Dead Man's Kit 1980. Thriller. Directed by Colin Bucksey and starring Larry Lamb, Cherie Lunghi, Philip Locke and Clive Merrison. An investigation into a strange death gets more complicated when another body appears (only throwing this in it's an Armchair Thriller 4 parter, they edited these
    into film format for later distribution on VHS/DVD etc)

    Sat 17 Oct 20 20:00
    Islands In The Stream 1977. Drama. Director: Franklin J. Schaffner. Stars: George C. Scott, David Hemmings & Gilbert Roland. Ernest Hemingway's most powerful themes are captured in this adaptation of 'Papa,' his novel. (SUBTITLES AVAILABLE). Looks good but lumpy and overacted.

    Sat 17 Oct 20 22:10 (recommended)
    Child's Play (1972) 1973. Drama. Director: Sidney Lumet. Stars: Beau Bridges, James Mason & Robert Preston. At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors.

    Thu 22 Oct 20 16:45 (recommended)
    The Immortal Orson Welles 2019. Documentary. Director: Chris Wade. Stars: Dorian Bond, Norman Eshley & Henry Jaglom. A documentary exploring the life and career of the esteemed Orson Welles.

    Sun 25 Oct 20 22:00
    Darling Lili 1970. Drama. Director: Blake Edwards. Stars: Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson & Lance Percival. Lili Smith is the singing sweetheart who the troops adore. But she's really an enemy agent with a mission.

  • Everyone loves F/X Murder by Illusion and it's on Paramount at 9 PM.

  • Harry I'm showing that Quatermass and the Pit is on at 11pm on Mon 12 Oct. on TPTV

    Well worth a watch, Nigel Kneale's original TV drama brought to the screem.
    Allowing that the effects maybe a bit ropey , the story is original and quite disturbing.

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  • Black 47 is on VM1 at 9pm on Friday