Sunday 22 April 2018

Film Highlights Tuesday

The World's End (2013)

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Sky Movies Premiere, 8pm

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reunited in this final part of their 'Cornetto trilogy'.

Pegg plays Gary King, a single man in his late 30s who's never really moved beyond his memorable adolescence. In particular, he's obsessed by memories of a youthful attempt to drink his way around the 12 pubs of his hometown Newton Haven with his four best friends.

Their failure to do so haunts him, and so he sets out to persuade Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine), Peter (Eddie Marsan) and Gary's estranged best friend Andrew (Nick Frost) to accompany him on another attempt to conquer the so-called 'Golden Mile'. Gary thinks they're about to rekindle the joys of youth, but a nasty surprise awaits them in their seemingly unchanged hometown. With Rosamund Pike.

The Bedford Incident (1965)

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Film Four, 2.35pm

Cold War thriller starring Sidney Poitier as a journalist who's on board a US naval destroyer when the ship discovers a Soviet submarine in Greenland's territorial waters and begins a relentless pursuit that pushes its crew to breaking point. With Richard Widmark and James MacArthur.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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UTV, 7.30pm

In the fifth of the 'Potter' films an odious new teacher called Dolores Umbridge starts a reign of terror at Hogwarts, and the Ministry of Magic refuses to believe that Voldemort has returned. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Ralph Fiennes star, and Imelda Staunton is terrific as Umbridge.

Pain and Gain (2013)

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Sky Movies Action, 8pm

Black comedy based on a bizarre true story and starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two not-very-bright Florida bodybuilders who come up with a scheme to get rich quick that goes spectacularly and horribly wrong. Anthony Mackie stars.

Management (2008)

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BBC1, 12.25am

Stephen Belber's enjoyable romantic comedy stars Jennifer Aniston as a Baltimore art saleswoman who initially resists the advances of a hapless smalltown motel-keeper who falls madly in love with her, but may be making a big mistake. Steve Zahn, Woody Harrelson and Fred Ward co-star.

The War of the Roses (1989)

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Film Four, 1am

Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star in this very enjoyable 80s black comedy about a wealthy couple who decide to divorce after 17 years and become involved in a deadly war of attrition over who gets what. Danny DeVito directs, and also plays the couple's laconic divorce lawyer.

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