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Re: Upcoming Movies on TV (UK)

#851 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:22 pm

There is also the first episode of an ITV crime drama starting up at 9 p.m. on Tuesday 11th, which would not normally be notable but Wild Bill has Rob Lowe in it. Which is almost as weird as that time when Sigourney Weaver turned up in an episode of Doc Martin.

Though I suppose ITV topped that this evening by starting off the latest series of Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule with Tom Courtenay running in from Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner before teaming up with a George Formby ukelele tribute band and Martine McCutcheon to do a version of her Perfect Moment track over the end credits.

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#852 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Episode 7, called The Trial, of that What We Do In The Shadows television series had a very fun scene involving the main characters going before the "Vampire Council", which comprises cameos from lots of actors playing themselves and who had notable vampire roles, but apparently are actually vampires in real life too! So we get Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn) and Paul Reubens (the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer film!), along with Wesley Snipes present only through a glitchy video feed! Apparently "Brad and Tom" couldn't be there and a bit of shade gets thrown towards Snipes for his half-vampire Blade "swanning around in the sunlight all the time" and constantly killing others of his kind.

Though it does raise the question of whether say Evan Rachel Wood has to hold her vampiric nature in check when doing non-vampire roles in things like Mildred Pierce or The Ides of March. Or whether Danny Trejo was bumping off the other actors in his Old El Paso commercials? And who turned Tilda Swinton into a vampire? Surely not Derek Jarman?!?

And wouldn't it be easier to hire actors to play vampires in films rather than trying to fill roles with actors who were already vampires? (Oh God, that makes this a sly affirmative action casting gag doesn't it?)

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Anyway, next week is pretty interesting. Speaking of Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton, Film4 has a really rare repeat screening (presumably triggered by the recent BFI boxsets and cinema reissue) of his 1990 film The Garden at 11.35 pm. on Tuesday 18th.

But the big film of the week is a Belgian film from the director probably best known for Toto le héros from 1991. The Brand New Testament showing on Film4 at 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday 18th June. It appears from the trailer that Catherine Deneuve is trying to follow in the footsteps of Charlotte Rampling in Max, Mon Amour!

And cementing it as Film4's week, the only other film of note is the premiere of Greg Mottola comedy-thriller Keeping Up With The Joneses at 9 p.m. on Friday 21st.

TV series-wise, the George Clooney headlining Catch 22 series is starting on Channel 4 at 9 p.m. on Thursday 20th. And whilst Rick & Morty is continuing on E4, now that both Series 2 of Dream Corp LLC (which was excellent!) and Series 9 of Robot Chicken have come to an end, The Eric Andre Show is coming to E4's Adult Swim block from Friday 21st (I'd have preferred Samurai Jack if I'm honest).

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#853 Post by jlnight » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 am

Fear in the Night, Sat 22nd June, Talking Pictures. Also Wed 26th June.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Sat 22nd June, BBC2.

Crossroads to Crime, Mon 24th June, Talking Pictures. Also Sat 6th July.
Entertainment, late Mon 24th June, Film4.

Good spot regarding Jarman's The Garden. I ignored it in the advanced listings because it wasn't flagged up as a Jarman film but the Freeview EPG confirms it as that. Not been seen on TV since 1992 I think.

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#854 Post by reaky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:41 am

jlnight wrote:Fear in the Night, Sat 22nd June, Talking Pictures. Also Wed 26th June.
TPTV are also showing Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb at the moment, which suggests they’ve got the rights to Studio Canal’s last batch of Hammer releases. That being the case, we can expect Horror of Frankenstein, Scars of Dracula, Demons of the Mind, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Straight on Till Morning and To the Devil a Daughter.

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#855 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:15 pm

Next week's premieres are again clustered on the evening of Saturday 22nd and include the Boston marathon bombing film Patriots Day with Mark Whalberg on Channel 4 at 9 p.m., the Shane Black film The Nice Guys on ITV1 at 10.45 p.m. and the Sophie Fiennes documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami on BBC2 at 11.30 p.m.

Film4 is showing Entertainment at 12.45 a.m. in the early hours of Tuesday 25th, starring Gregg Turkington, best known for his appearances in the Adult Swim "On Cinema" series (he's still better than the kid critic that sat in with Richard Roeper that one time!)

Though the most interesting film of the week is the very rare repeat of Jules Dassin's Topkapi on BBC2 at 1.15 p.m. on Sunday 23rd. The Radio Times says it has not been on television since 2008, but it seems longer than that!

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#856 Post by jlnight » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:57 pm

Raw (2016), Sat 29th June, Film4.

Communion (1989), Sun 30th June, Horror.

England May be Home (short), Mon 1st July, Talking Pictures.

The Girl From Willow Green (short), Thu 4th July, Talking Pictures.

Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fri 5th July, Talking Pictures. Also Sat 13th July. (Previously on BBC4, Film4, etc.)

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#857 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:18 am

jlnight wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Raw (2016), Sat 29th June, Film4.
That is good to hear. This is the latest entry in Film4's ongoing Saturday night 'women and horror' season that has had the premiere of Thelma along with repeats of The Love Witch, The Neon Demon, Crimson Peak, The Fury, The Witch, Nina Forever, Prevenge (the 2016 Ghostbusters, which was horrific for different reasons) and Inferno.
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#858 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:24 pm

As jlnight notes the big film of the week is the French horror Raw showing on Film4 at 10.45 p.m. on Saturday 29th. Though it clashes with ITV1's premiere of Clint Eastwood's American Sniper at 9.55 p.m. on the same evening (ITV1 have been getting back into regularly showing new films again over the recent weeks, which has been nice to see. You also get the choice of that or High Plains Drifter showing at the same time on ITV4).

Not too much else apart from that: Channel 4 has the premiere of the fifth Ice Age film at 2 p.m. on Sunday 30th. Channel 5 has a couple of TV movies on Wednesday 3rd, including a late night true story captivity horror one with the 2016 film Girl In A Box: The Kidnapping of Colleen Stan at 11 p.m. (from the same director as last year's Girl In A Bunker! I'm sensing some sort of trend going on there). And Film4 is showing Thanks For Sharing at 10.45 p.m. on Thursday 4th, the first film directed by the writer of Keeping The Faith and The Kids Are Alright (and the upcoming US remake of Toni Erdmann).

E4 begins Series 3 of Rick and Morty on Friday 5th. And it looks as if the most interesting repeat of the week is on ITV4, as they are showing Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dynamite on Sunday 30th (at 9 p.m.) and Wednesday 3rd (at 10 p.m.)

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