There Are More Classic Films On TV This Evening

There Are More Classic Films On TV This Evening
By Michael McCarthy

If, like me, you're sick of binge watching series and are down to the dregs on Netflix and Amazon Prime, it's good to know we have still have a television stations that can do our choosing for us. Whether you've seen them before or have always meant to, tonight is a great chance to catch some of these classic films on TV.


It Could Happen To You: Sony Movie Channel, 6.55PM

Year: 1994

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez

Plot: A police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a waitress in lieu of a tip. (IMDB)

Rating: 71% (Rotten Tomatoes)


It's a classic '90s RomCom with a convoluted premise, but it hits the right notes, and Rosie Perez is just an exceptional bitch girlfriend.


Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy: Sky ONE, 9.00PM


Year: 2004

Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd

Plot: Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor. (IMDB)


Rating: 66% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Laugh off the ridiculous Rotten Tomatoes rating. If it's more than a month since you've watched this film, it's probably been too long.



The Girl On the Train: Film Four, 9.00PM

Year: 2016

Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux


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

Rating: 44% (Rotten Tomatoes)

The predictable twist has undermined this decent thriller with good performances, especially from Blunt.



True Romance: Sony Movie Channel, 9.00PM

Year: 1993

Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper

Plot: In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. (IMDB)

Rating: 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)

A Tarantino script from his early '90s prolific apex, and in the hands Tony Scott, True Romance is a quirky film of the era often harshly overlooked.


The Boxer: TG4, 9.30PM

Year: 1997

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Brian Cox

Plot: Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood. (IMDB)

Rating: 80% (Rotten Tomatoes)

Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis reunited and it's not quite My Left Foot, and with Day-Lewis back playing a Belfast character, it's not quite In The Name Of The Father either, but it's a Daniel Day-Lewis performance so it's worth a watch and it's probably an underrated film.


Enter The Dragon: ITV4, 10.00PM

Year: 1973

Cast: Bruce Lee, Michael Allin

Plot: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (IMDB)

Rating: 94% (Rotten Tomatoes)

A film that defines an entire genre to this day, Enter The Dragon is the prototype cult movie that everyone should see at least once.


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