SUNDAY Hue And Cry (1947) U 6.25AM, BBC2
Joe Kirby (Harry Fowler) and his school chums discover hidden messages inside their favourite comics. But when the police show little interest, the youngsters take matters into their own hands. Alastair Sim (above, with Fowler) and Jack Warner star.
The Incredible Hulk (2008) 12 1.20PM, UTV
Ang Lee’s cerebral Hulk five years earlier wasn’t a hit, so Marvel enlisted action master Louis Leterrier to have another go. Ed Norton is the scientist you wouldn’t like when he’s angry, with Tim Roth as his pantomime foe.
Shark Tale (2004) U 2.30PM, CH4
Will Smith lends his voice to fast-talking fish Oscar. Tired of being small fry, Oscar (right) gets swept up in a whirl of celebrity when he ‘kills’ a local mobster shark. A cross between Finding Nemo and Shrek, it’s fun – but the animation could have more depth.
For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943) PG 4.20PM, TG4
Author Ernest Hemingway hand-picked Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman for the lead roles in this adaptation of his novel about an American caught up in the Spanish Civil War.
Inception (2010) 12 9PM, RTÉ2
Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who enters people’s dreams to steal their secrets. However, his latest mission involves planting an idea in someone’s mind.
While We’re Young (2014) 15 10.50PM, BBC2
Adam Driver stars as a young film-maker who, with his girlfriend, cosies up to Ben Stiller’s documentarist and his wife (Naomi Watts). Wise and wry generation-clash comedy.
Entrapment (1999) 12 12.05AM, BBC1
Daft romantic heist caper, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as the insurance investigator luring charming art thief Sean Connery into her trap – by claiming to be a thief like him.
MONDAY The Gourmet Detective (2015) PG 2.15PM, CH5
Murder is on the menu in this outing for foodie sleuth Henry Ross (Dylan Neal) and his policewoman pal (Brooke Burns). Here, a restaurant serves up a deadly mystery.
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959) PG 2.45PM, FILM4
One of the finest of the numerous adaptations of the best-known Sherlock Holmes mystery, with an eerie atmosphere courtesy of Hammer’s Terence Fisher. Peter Cushing stars as Holmes, with Andre Morell as Watson.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone (2001) PG 6PM, ITV2
The first in the blockbuster film series based on J.K. Rowling’s bestsellers is a terrifically absorbing fantasy about a boy wizard’s coming of age. The first three sequels show over the next three days. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson (above) star.
The Running Man (1963) PG 9PM, TALKING PICTURES TV
Laurence Harvey is the man who fakes his own death for an insurance claim, with Alan Bates as the investigator and Lee Remick as his wife, who’s in on the ruse. Directed by Carol Reed, this is a stylish, twisty thriller.
Schindler’s List (1993) 15 9.30PM, TG4
Twenty-five years after its release, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Holocaust drama remains as powerful as ever. Liam Neeson (right) stars as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who starts out trying to make money from the Nazis, but realises that his factory can be used to save Jewish workers from the concentration camps.
Full Metal Jacket (1987) 15 10.05PM, ITV4
Perfectionist Stanley Kubrick took longer and longer to make movies in the latter years of his career, but it resulted in epics such as this war-is-hell story. Adam Baldwin and Matthew Modine are the Marines who make it to Vietnam after bootcamp.
TUESDAY The Magnificent Two (1967) U 10.45AM, TALKING PICTURES TV
In the final of their three comedy movies, Ernie Wise and Eric Morecambe (above) star as salesmen who travel to South America to sell their wares (Action Man dolls) – but stumble into leading a revolution instead.
Eyewitness (2017) PG 2.15PM, CH5
Five years after her testimony put a man away for the murder of her father and fiance, Diana (Lindy Booth) is held hostage by that very man, who has escaped from prison. He wants to convince her of his innocence and, as the story unfolds, Diana starts to doubt what she thinks she saw.
3:10 To Yuma (1957) PG 2.25PM, FILM4
Glenn Ford (left) and Van Heflin are the very different men reaching an understanding in this classic western from Delmer Daves. Ford (usually the good guy) is a thug on his way to jail; Heflin is the rancher charged with escorting him to the train that will take him to justice.
Tunes Of Glory (1960) PG 2.45PM, 5SPIKE
Old guards of the British acting fraternity – John Mills and Alec Guinness – star in this quality military drama from director Ronald Neame. They clash in peacetime, the two stubborn Army men fighting for control of a battalion in the Scottish Highlands.
Desk Set (1957) U 6PM, TALKING PICTURES TV
Walter Lang’s workplace romantic comedy is fuelled by fears that have never gone away. Katharine Hepburn stars as the worker worrying that she’s for the chop when her company brings in computers. Spencer Tracy is the boffin meeting his match.
Conan The Barbarian (2011) 15 9PM, FILM4
It lacks the punch of the 1982 original, but Jason Momoa (right) is a match for Arnold Schwarzenegger, and wears his sword well as the warrior with wrongs to right. After his family and entire tribe are slaughtered by a warlord, Conan readies himself for revenge.
WEDNESDAY Jubal (1956) PG 1.40PM, FILM4
Another quality western from Delmer Daves (see 3:10 To Yuma, Tuesday). A loose reworking of Othello, it stars Glenn Ford as Jubal Troop, with Valerie French as the sultry, temptress wife of Ernest Borgnine’s kindly rancher, who gives Jubal a job.
Deadly Paradise 2.15PM, CH5
After receiving a multimillion-dollar inheritance, businesswoman Tamara (Boti Bliss) takes her two best friends on a luxury trip to Hawaii. But trouble looms for them all when Tamara falls for the wrong guy.
Cowboys & Aliens (2011) 12 9PM, E4
Jon Favreau’s nutty hybrid turns not one, but two genres on their heads – sci-fi and the western. Daniel Craig (above) and Harrison Ford are the loner and the cattle baron joining forces against aliens way out west. Co-starring Paul Dano and Olivia Wilde.
Dead Man Down (2013) 15 9PM, 5SPIKE
Colin Farrell is often required to do a lot of brooding in his films, and this thriller is no exception. He plays a gangster’s employee, who struggles with the escalating violence of his career – and a growing interest in his neighbour (Noomi Rapace, below, with Farrell).
Vacation (2015) 15 11PM, CH5
The underwhelming sequel to the National Lampoon films stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, who wants his family’s road trip to go better than the holidays he spent with his father (the original star Chevy Chase).
Win Win (2011) 15 1.05AM, CH4
Paul Giamatti is on typically strong form in this comedy drama as a cash-strapped lawyer who also coaches a struggling wrestling team. Could an elderly client be the key to solving both his problems?
THURSDAY Lethal Beauty (2018) 12 2.15PM, CHANNEL 5
Spa owner Haley Webb finds out no good deed goes unpunished when she helps a distraught woman – who just happens to be a ruthless killer. Haley Pullos plays the deceptive damsel in distress.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) 12 9PM, VIRGIN ONE
Chris Pine follows Alec Baldwin, Ben Affleck and Harrison Ford as Tom Clancy’s CIA Agent. The thriller sees him uncovering a plot to destroy the US economy.
We’re The Millers (2013) 15 9PM, ITV2
Comedy starring Jason Sudeikis as a smallfry pot dealer, forced into smuggling a large haul of the drug across the Mexican border. Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts and Will Poulter help him to create a squeaky-clean fake family.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 12 9PM, ITV4
There’s plenty of breathless action in Pierce Brosnan’s second outing as James Bond. To take on a megalomaniacal media mogul (played with appropriate zeal by Jonathan Pryce), 007 teams up with skilled Chinese spy Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh, above, with Brosnan).
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) 18 9PM, MORE4
In Martin Scorsese’s frantic, fact-based comedy drama, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort (above, with Margot Robbie) revels in the excesses of being a crooked stockbroker. More by luck than judgment, he acquires a millionaire lifestyle.
Se7en (1995) 18 11.25PM, ITV4
The film that put director David Fincher on the Hollywood map sounds like generic fare, but becomes something grimly better in Fincher’s hands. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are the cops who pursue a killer obsessed with the seven deadly sins.
Edge Of America (2003) PG 11.35PM, TG4
Strong performances help to make up for a formulaic story in this tale of an AfricanAmerican teacher (James McDaniel) who initially struggles to get through to the pupils at a predominately Native American school.
FRIDAY Clash Of The Titans (2010) 12 6.55PM, ITV2
There are CGI monsters aplenty as our hero, Perseus (Avatar’s Sam Worthington), takes on whatever Zeus (Liam Neeson) throws at him – harpies, gorgons and the fearsome Kraken.
John Wick (2014) 15 9PM, VIRGIN ONE
Keanu Reeves (above) is on charismatic form in this gloriously OTT action thriller. He’s a retired assassin who’s inspired to pick up his guns again after the son of a Russian gangster kills the dog left to him by his late wife.
Shane (1953) PG 9.05PM, TG4
Alan Ladd is the mysterious gunfighter who rides to the rescue of a family who are being threatened by a cattle baron. However, the classic Western is almost stolen from him by the sinister bad guy Jack Palance.
The Fugitive (1993) (15) 9.45PM, RTÉ2
A doctor convicted of his wife’s murder goes on the run, hoping to track down the one-armed man he believes is the real killer. Thriller, with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones.
Jagged Edge (1985) 18 11.55PM, RTÉ ONE
The tense legal thriller stars Glenn Close (right) as a defence attorney who finds herself falling for her client (Jeff Bridges), a publisher accused of killing his wife. But she also has doubts about his innocence…
The Blues Brothers (1980) 15 9PM, ITV4
John Landis directs this cult caper about two criminal brothers with a plan. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi are the musical duo putting ‘the band back together’ and ripping their way through ‘Sweet Home Chicago’.
21 & Over (2013) 15 12 MIDNIGHT, CH4
Gross-out, drink-fuelled comedy about a trio of friends celebrating the 21st birthday of one of their number – who also has an interview for medical school in the morning. Miles Teller, Skylar Astin and Justin Chon star.
SATURDAY Toy Story 2 (1999) U 6.35PM, RTÉ ONE
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen lend their voices to this terrific animated sequel. When cowboy doll Woody (above, with Jesse and Bullseye) is stolen by a collector, his pals rush to rescue him, unaware he’s starting to like the idea of life in a museum.
Central Intelligence (2016) 12 9PM, CH4
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart make a decent comic double act in this tale of a bullied teenager who grows up to be a muscular CIA agent – and turns to a former classmate to help him with his latest mission.
I Love You, Man (2009) (15) 9.20PM, TG4
A groom-to-be with no male friends goes in search of a best man and forges an unlikely bond with a slacker, which causes friction with his fiancée. Comedy, starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.
Ted 2 (2015) (15) 9.45PM, RTÉ2
The foul-mouthed talking teddy bear fights a court case for the right to be legally recognised as a person. Comedy sequel, starring Mark Wahlberg and Amanda Seyfried.
Manchester By The Sea (2016) (15) 9.45PM, BBC2
A handyman is shocked to learn that he has been made the legal guardian of his teenage nephew, after his brother dies suddenly from a heart attack. Drama, starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams (below, with Affleck) and Kyle Chandler.
Dressed To Kill (1980) 18 12.15AM, RTÉ ONE
Michael Caine stars in Brian De Palma’s thriller as a psychiatrist whose patient is murdered. Nancy Allen co-stars as a prostitute who witnesses the killing and launches her own investigation into the crime.