Saturday 18 November 2017

Film Highlights Monday

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TG4, 9.30pm

Based on a script from Peter Morgan, Clint Eastwood's ambitious drama is a sort of supernatural thriller that explores the possibility of an afterlife through the stories of three disparate characters. Matt Damon (above) plays a reluctant psychic called George Lonegan.

After a near-death experience as a child, George discovered he had the ability to connect with the dead. When he touches the hands of someone recently bereaved he gets visions and messages from beyond the grave, but his gift has been more of a curse than a blessing. At one point George was a well-paid and highly sought-after professional psychic, but he quit when the constant strain of dealing with desperate people became too much for him.

But George's gift won't go away, and leads to a mysterious connection with a Frenchwoman. With Celine de France and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Hombre (1967)

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Channel 4, 12.55pm

Stylish western from Martin Ritt, starring Paul Newman as a man raised by Apaches who is viewed with such suspicion by his fellow passengers on a stagecoach that they force him to sit on the roof. But when bandits attack, he is the one they're forced to turn to for help. With Frederic March.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

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Sky Movies Action, 5.45pm

In this enjoyable sequel, Holmes rudely interrupts Watson's honeymoon to drag him around Europe on the trail of his nemesis Moriarty, who is staging a series of terrorist bombings he hopes will lead to an all out war. With Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

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Sky Movies Comedy, 8.00pm

Uninspired and lazy attempt to revive the rather basic 1970s TV drama cataloguing the adventures of easygoing southern siblings Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke, and their battle with Hazzard county's corrupt and crooked law enforcers Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane. With Johnny Knoxville.

Bull Durham (1988)

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TCM, 10.50pm

Ron Shelton's likeable 80s comic drama stars Kevin Costner as 'Crash' Davis, a wily minor league baseball player who's hired by a smalltown team called the Bulls to prepare their talented but flaky picher 'Nuke' LaLoosh for a possible career in the major leagues. With Tim Robbins.

What's Your Number? (2011)

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Sky Movies Comedy, 11.35pm

An excellent performance from Anna Faris is about the only thing this predictable romantic comedy has going for it. She plays Ally, a young woman who decides to review a long list of ex-lovers to see if she's accidentally overlooked Mr. Right. With Chris Evans, Ari Graynor and Blythe Danner.

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