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Top movie picks on UK TV this week – grab your popcorn and tune in!

May 1, 2023
Top movie picks on UK TV this week – grab your popcorn and tune in!

Get ready for an epic week of back-to-back movie magic! The small screen is set to feature an exceptional lineup of blockbuster hits, making it the perfect opportunity to load up on snacks, settle in, and prepare for an unrivaled cinematic experience. With a diverse range of genres, from romance to heart-racing action, there’s no shortage of options to suit all tastes. Let be your guide as you embark on a journey that will leave you captivated!

About a Boy (ITV 1) – On Monday 1st May at 16:00 CET.

Attention all rom-com lovers! If you’re looking for a heartwarming and hilarious film that will leave you feeling uplifted, About a Boy is that movie! Starring the charming Hugh Grant as the womanizing 30-something Will, this film tells the story of how he unexpectedly becomes a father figure to 12-year-old Marcus, and how their relationship changes both their lives. As Will navigates the challenge-live-lives of fatherhood, he also finds himself falling for the beautiful and kind-hearted Rachel Weisz.

About a Boy is a witty and insightful take on modern masculinity and the importance of human connection. The film deftly tackles weighty themes such as mental health and loneliness, while still delivering plenty of laughs and heartwarming moments. Hugh Grant’s performance as the selfish yet lovable Will is one of his best, and the chemistry between him and the rest of the cast is palpable.

With its stellar cast, clever writing, and memorable soundtrack, this film is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good rom-com with depth. Don’t miss out on this cinematic gem!

Hulk (ITV 4) – On Tuesday 2nd May at 22:00 CET.

Action and sci-fi fans, if you’re in the mood for an adrenaline-pumping ride, you won’t want to miss Hulk! Based on the classic Marvel comic, this film follows the story of scientist Bruce Banner (played by Eric Bana), who, after exposure to radiation, transforms into a raging green monster whose anger is fueled by repressed childhood trauma.

Directed by Ang Lee, known for his work in subtle human drama-lives, Hulk may seem like an odd choice for him, but it’s precisely this that makes the film a unique and intriguing watch. The special effects are impressive, and the innovative use of editing, including split screens, adds a new dimension to the film.

Eric Bana’s performance as Bruce Banner is splendid, and Nick Nolte injects a dose of fun as his deranged father. And despite the grim subplot of childhood trauma, the film still delivers plenty of thrilling action sequences that will leave you wanting more. So, grab some popcorn, turn up the volume, and immerse yourself in the world of one of Marvel’s most iconic characters.

PS I Love You (Great! Movies) – On Wednesday 3rd May at 20:30 CET.

PS I Love You is a heartwarming and touching romantic movie that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. With an outstanding cast, including Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, this movie will take you on an emotional journey of love, loss, and healing.

The storyline is unique and intriguing, as it follows Holly’s journey of finding strength and moving on after the death of her beloved husband. The letters that Gerry leaves for her are not just a beautiful and thoughtful gesture, but also provide Holly with a sense of purpose and direction.

The movie showcases the power of love and its ability to heal even the deepest wounds. PS I Love You is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys a beautiful and emotional love story that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.

Gifted (Film4) – On Thursday 4th May at 21:00 CET.

Gifted is an inspiring family drama-live from 2017 that will tug at the heartstrings. Chris Evans delivers a compelling performance as a devoted uncle who wants nothing but the best for his gifted niece, Mary. Mckenna Grace gives a standout performance as Mary, a math prodigy who is wise beyond her years. As the story unfolds, we witness the complexities of family dynamics and the difficulties of navigating a custody battle.

The movie’s themes of love, sacrifice, and the pursuit of happiness will resonate with audiences of all ages. So, if you’re looking for a heartwarming movie that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired, Gifted is a must-watch.

Sleepy Hollow (Film4) – On Friday 5th May at 23:00 CET.

Are you in the mood for a spine-chilling and thrilling cinematic experience? Then Sleepy Hollow is the movie for you! This gothic horror fantasy, directed by Tim Burton, is a visually stunning masterpiece that stars the incredible Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.

Depp plays the role of Ichabod Crane, an unorthodox detective sent to investigate a series of gruesome decapitations in the village of Sleepy Hollow. But his investigation is not as straightforward as he initially thought, as the locals believe the murders are being committed by the ghost of a headless horseman. As Crane delves deeper into the case, he must confront the supernatural forces at play and his growing infatuation with the beautiful Katrina Van Tassel, played by Christina Ricci.

With a gripping storyline, stunning visuals, and top-notch performances, Sleepy Hollow is a must-watch for all horror and fantasy enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be transported to a world of eerie and mesmerizing terror!

Edward Scissorhands (BBC Two) – On Saturday 6th May at 20:20 CET.

Edward Scissorhands is a timeless classic that should be on every movie lover’s must-watch list! This magical and quirky fantasy film from visionary director Tim Burton is a masterpiece of storytelling, featuring a stunning performance by Johnny Depp as the titular character.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder’s on-screen chemistry in Edward Scissorhands was electric, capturing the innocence and heartbreak of their characters’ doomed romance. Their off-screen relationship also garnered much attention, with the two Hollywood stars becoming one of the most beloved celebrity couples of the 1990s.

The film’s unforgettable visual style, hauntingly beautiful score, and poignant themes of love and acceptance will captivate you from start to finish. It’s a modern-day fairy tale that will leave you spellbound, and the perfect choice for a movie night with friends or family. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience this poetic masterpiece.

Morning Glory (Great! Movies) – On Sunday 7th May at 17:16 CET.

Morning Glory is a delightful comedy that will leave you feeling uplifted and entertained. With an all-star cast led by Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, and Diane Keaton, this film is a perfect blend of heart and humor. Whether you’re a fan of workplace comedies, romantic comedies, or just great storytelling, Morning Glory has something for everyone.

Morning Glory offers a refreshing take on the workplace comedy genre. The film balances comedic moments with heartfelt scenes, showcasing the highs and lows of working in the fast-paced world of broadcast journalism. Whether you’re a fan of Harrison Ford’s iconic filmography or simply enjoy a well-crafted comedy, Morning Glory is sure to leave you entertained and uplifted. So sit back, relax, and let this charming film brighten up your day!

Buckle up for an exciting ride with the exceptional assortment of movies hitting UK TV this week! From sweeping romances to gut-busting comedies to high-octane action flicks, has an array of cinematic gems that are sure to tickle your fancy. So, grab a tub of popcorn and prepare to be swept away by the enchanting magic of the silver screen. It’s time to unwind, let your hair down, and allow these mesmerizing movies to transport you to another realm.

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