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Lights, Camera, Action! 7 Must-Watch Movies on TV This Week.

April 10, 2023
Lights, Camera, Action! 7 Must-Watch Movies on TV This Week.

Are you ready for a week of non-stop movie magic? With an extraordinary collection of A-list flicks hitting the small screen, it’s time to grab some popcorn, get comfy, and prepare for the ultimate cinematic adventure. From romance to comedy, and adrenaline-pumping action, these silver-screen treasures have got you covered. Tune in and let guide you on a journey you won’t forget!

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Film4) – On Monday 10th April at 14:45 CET.

If you’re looking for a fun and fantastical adventure that the whole family can enjoy, you won’t want to miss Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the bestselling children’s book series, this movie tells the story of three young siblings who are left orphaned after a mysterious fire takes the lives of their parents. The kids are then placed under the care of their distant relative, the evil Count Olaf, who is determined to swindle them out of their family fortune by any means necessary.

Starring Hollywood heavyweights Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, this movie is filled with dark humor, gothic fantasy, and plenty of thrilling moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jim Carrey is absolutely brilliant as Count Olaf, delivering an over-the-top performance that’s both hilarious and menacing.

But it’s not just Carrey who steals the show. The young actors who play the orphaned siblings are absolutely delightful, and the movie is filled with a string of starry cameos that are sure to please. And with its Grimm-style fairy tale vibe, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is sure to captivate young viewers and adults alike.

The Wolf of Wall Street (ITV4) – On Tuesday 11th April at 01:00 CET.

If you’re a fan of dark comedy and true stories that explore the excesses and debauchery of the wealthy, then you won’t want to miss The Wolf of Wall Street. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a career-defining performance, this movie tells the story of Jordan Belfort, a gifted Wall Street trader who rises to success during the 1980s, only to attract the attention of the FBI with his increasingly shady activities.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, this film is a thrilling and exhilarating ride through the decadence and corruption of New York’s high-flying finance industry. DiCaprio’s charismatic and physical lead performance is perfectly complemented by a sterling cast, including Jonah Hill as Belfort’s larger-than-life sidekick Donnie.

What sets The Wolf of Wall Street apart from other movies of its kind is its flat-out black comedy tone, with farcical X-rated laughs that perfectly offset the savagely funny Sopranos-style dialogue. This is a movie that will have you laughing and gasping in equal measure, as you watch Belfort’s downfall unfold in a whirlwind of havoc and excess.

The Bodyguard (5STAR) – On Wednesday 12th April at 23:00 CET.

If you’re in the mood for a thrilling and romantic movie, then you won’t want to miss The Bodyguard. Starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, this film tells the story of Frank Farmer, a former secret serviceman who is haunted by the assassination attempt on President Reagan. He is asked to safeguard superstar singer and actress Rachel Marron, who has been receiving death threats. However, Farmer is met with resentment from the singer and those around her when he visits her luxurious home.

Although initially dismissed by critics, The Bodyguard was a huge hit with audiences. Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston deliver standout performances as the two leads who fall in love amidst a highly charged atmosphere of jealousy and death threats. Despite a daft script, the two megastars throw themselves into well-staged set-pieces that will keep you on your toes.

One of the highlights of the movie is Houston’s acting debut and her rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” which became one of the biggest-selling singles of all time. So, if you’re a fan of romantic movies, and want to see the chemistry between Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston, be sure to tune in this Wednesday.

Exodus: Gods and Kings (Great! Movies) – On Thursday 13th April at 23:00 CET.

If you’re a fan of biblical epics, then Exodus: Gods and Kings is a must-see film. Directed by Ridley Scott and featuring an impressive cast, including Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton, this film tells the story of Moses and his quest to lead his people to the Promised Land.

Christian Bale delivers a strong performance as Moses, while Scott’s direction brings to life the epic scale of the story, from the ten plagues to the parting of the Red Sea. What sets this film apart from other biblical epics is Scott’s ability to explain scriptural miracles in a credible way, adding a level of realism to the fantastical events that will keep you on highly intrigued.

While some parts of the film may be a bit slow, overall, Exodus: Gods and Kings is an impressive and engaging cinematic experience that will leave you in awe.

Meet The Parents (4SEVEN) – On Friday 14th April at 00:00 CET.

Meet the Parents is a classic comedy that is sure to keep you laughing from start to finish. Starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, this film tells the story of a male nurse named Greg Focker who wants to propose to his girlfriend Pam, but first, he must ask for her father’s permission. The problem? Her father is a former CIA agent who is overprotective and intimidating. Over the course of a weekend, Greg’s weaknesses are exposed, and chaos ensues, from losing the cat to flooding the garden.

Despite the potentially predictable setup, the sheer talent of the cast elevates this film to something truly special. Ben Stiller delivers a performance that is both relatable and hilarious, while Robert De Niro’s gravitas makes for an intimidating presence as the father-in-law. Blythe Danner rounds out the cast as a quirky and endearing mother-in-law.

Meet the Parents is the perfect choice for a movie night, whether you’re watching alone or with friends and family. This film is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud and forget your troubles for a while.

Something’s Gotta Give (ITV BE) – On Saturday 15th April at 23:00 CET.

Something’s Gotta Give is a charming romantic comedy-drama-live that is sure to put a smile on your face. Starring legendary actors Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, this film tells the story of an aging lothario who finds himself being nursed by his girlfriend’s mother. Despite their age difference, the two find themselves mutually attracted, but things get complicated when the mother is pursued by Harry’s young doctor.

Director Nancy Meyers brings her trademark wit and warmth to the film, creating a delightful portrayal of post-menopausal love. Keaton delivers a performance that is both sassy and emotionally vulnerable, while Nicholson is perfectly cast as the wolfish bachelor who begins to question his own beliefs about love and relationships.

With Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet rounding out the talented cast, Something’s Gotta Give is a heartwarming and entertaining film that is perfect for a cozy night in. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a feel-good movie experience that will leave you smiling long after the credits roll.

Drive (Great! Movies) – On Sunday 16th April at 02:20 CET.

If you’re in the mood for a stylish and thrilling crime drama-live, then you won’t want to miss Drive on Great! Movies. This film features an incredible performance by Ryan Gosling as a mysterious garage mechanic and stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver for robberies. However, things take a dangerous turn when he befriends his next-door neighbor and finds himself embroiled in a deadly situation.

The film is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, known for his visually stunning and gritty crime films, and is punctuated by a killer 1980s-style synth-pop soundtrack. Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman also deliver chilling performances as the film’s villains. Drive is a compelling and exhilarating experience that’s not to be missed, and will keep you on tenterhooks until the very end.

UK TV is bringing the heat this week with an extraordinary lineup of movies that will take you on a wild ride from the comfort of your couch. From epic romance to side-splitting comedy, and heart-stopping thrills, there’s something for everyone on So, grab your popcorn and get ready to be swept away by the magic of the silver screen. It’s time to kick back, relax, and let these captivating films transport you to another world.

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