Upcoming films on TV: week commencing Monday 8th February 2016

These are my pick of great films coming up on TV this week:

Field of Dreams (1989)
Synopsis: Ray Kinsella, an unfulfilled Iowa farmer, hears a mysterious voice that inspires him to build a baseball field on his land, to the consternation of his family and neighbours. But when the ghost of his late father’s hero – disgraced player “Shoeless” Joe Jackson – appears, Ray embarks on a magical journey of discovery. Fantasy.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan and Ray Liotta
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Monday 8th February 6:55 pm to 9:00 pm

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993)
Synopsis: Eccentric investigator Ace Ventura is hired to discover who is behind the mysterious kidnapping of the Miami Dolphins football team mascot, a dolphin called Snowflake, just a week before the Super Bowl. Comedy.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox and Sean Young
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Monday 8th February 9:00 pm to 10:50 pm

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Synopsis: Things get desperate for lifelong friends and flatmates Zack and Miri when neither has the money to pay the rent. They need cash fast, but is shooting and marketing their own adult movie the best way to get rich? Romantic comedy.
Starring: Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Wednesday 10th February 11:35 pm to 1:45 am

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Synopsis: When new girl Summer Finn starts work in his office, it’s love at first sight for Tom Hansen. But is their relationship doomed because of Summer’s belief that real life always gets in the way of true love? Romantic comedy.
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel
Channel: Channel 4
When can I watch? Thursday 11th February 1:05 am to 2:45 am

GoldenEye (1995)
Synopsis: When a Russian general and his beautiful accomplice steal a deadly weapon called the GoldenEye from a base in Siberia, secret agent James Bond sets out to apprehend the villains before their lethal acquisition is put to use. Spy adventure.
Starring: Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean
Channel: ITV4
When can I watch? Thursday 11th February 9:00 pm to 11:40 pm

Chocolat (2000)
Synopsis: The pious inhabitants of a small French village are angered when Vianne Rocher arrives and opens a chocolate shop – during Lent. But Vianne and her confectionery have an attraction that is hard to resist. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Friday 12th February 6:40 pm to 9:00 pm

Con Air (1997)
Synopsis: Finally paroled after eight years in prison for manslaughter, Cameron Poe heads home on the “Jailbird”, a convict transport plane that contains some of America’s most dangerous criminals. But there are nefarious plans afoot… Action thriller.
Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Friday 12th February 9:00 pm to 11:20 pm

Bugsy Malone (1976)
Synopsis: New York, 1929: in a world of would-be hoodlums, showgirls and dreamers, where you never see an adult, gangster Fat Sam’s operations are being “splurged” by Dandy Dan’s new weapon. To thwart his foe, Sam enlists the help of tough guy Bugsy Malone. Spoof gangster musical.
Starring: Scott Baio and Jodie Foster
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Synopsis: Andie is accepted into the prestigious Maryland School of the Arts, but drifts apart from her friends in the 410, the crew she danced with on the streets of Baltimore. So when she and fellow student Chase learn of a street-dancing contest, they decide to form their own outfit. Romantic dance drama.
Starring: Briana Evigan and Robert Hoffman
Channel: Film4
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 1:00 pm to 3:05 pm

The Princess Bride (1987)
Synopsis: A farm boy falls in love with his beautiful employer and, in order to marry her, sets off for foreign parts to seek his fortune. Fantasy adventure.
Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Chris Sarandon
Channel: 5*
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 3:05 pm to 5:10 pm

Despicable Me (2010)
Synopsis: Behind the seemingly tranquil façade of small-town America, super-criminal Gru plots his biggest heist yet: to steal the Moon. But an encounter with orphan sisters Margo, Edith and Agnes proves that even the most dastardly villain has a soft centre. Animated comedy.
Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Miranda Cosgrove
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 5:10 pm to 7:00 pm

Magic Mike (2012)
Synopsis: A 30-something male stripper rethinks his lifestyle while mentoring the new kid on the block and there is added impetus when the girl he likes won’t take him seriously as boyfriend material. Comedy drama.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn
Channel: E4
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 9:00 pm to 11:15 pm

Meet The Parents (2000)
Synopsis: Male nurse Greg Focker wants to propose to his girlfriend Pam, but decides to ask the permission of her old-fashioned father, Jack, a former CIA agent. Greg plans to do this while visiting for Pam’s sister’s wedding, but Jack’s overprotectiveness spells trouble for the accident-prone nurse. Comedy.
Starring: Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller
Channel: BBC One
When can I watch? Saturday 13th February 11:55 pm to 1:40 am

Legally Blonde (2001)
Synopsis: Valley girl Elle’s life will be perfect with a marriage proposal from her boyfriend Warner before he leaves for university. But Warner’s worried that Elle’s frivolity will damage his political ambitions and ends the relationship. Determined to prove there’s more to her than hair and make-up, the blonde bombshell follows Warner to Harvard. Comedy.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson and Selma Blair
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

What A Girl Wants (2003)
Synopsis: Determined teenager Daphne Reynolds leaves behind her single mother in New York and travels to England in the hope of meeting the English father that she never knew. But the arrival of a gauche, unknown daughter is more than an irritation in the busy life of Lord Henry Dashwood… Comedy.
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth and Kelly Preston
Channel: Channel 5
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 5:20 pm to 7:25 pm

Along Came Polly (2004)
Synopsis: Insurance company risk assessor Reuben Feffer’s apparently perfect life takes a nose-dive when his new wife cheats on him during their honeymoon. Broken-hearted, he meets up with old school friend Polly Prince and romance ensues. But Polly’s blasé attitude to life causes problems for overly cautious Reuben. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing and Hank Azaria
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Synopsis: When Peter is dumped by his actress girlfriend Sarah he goes on holiday to try to mend his broken heart. But his peace is shattered when he discovers that Sarah and her new boyfriend, rock star Aldous Snow, are staying in the same hotel. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand and Mila Kunis.
Channel: ITV2
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 11:00 pm to 1:05 am

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Synopsis: A young woman working on the Chicago subway saves the life of a handsome commuter and masquerades as his girlfriend while he lies in a coma. Though she is accepted by most of the man’s family, his brother’s suspicions are aroused. Romantic comedy.
Starring: Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman
Channel: BBC One
When can I watch? Sunday 14th February 11:30 pm to 1:05 am

All information taken from http://www.radiotimes.com/tv/tv-listings

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August film releases

I love watching films though I usually don’t get to watch them until they arrive on Netflix! The below films are due out this month and I’m looking forward to seeing them. All film release dates and film synopses are courtesy of IMDb.

Max
A dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience. 7th August

The Gift
A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. 7th August

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. 7th August

Manglehorn
Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend. 7th August

Trainwreck
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. 14th August

Captain Webb
The Greatest Englishman tells the story of Captain Matthew Webb, the first-ever person to successfully swim the English Channel in 1875 equipped only with his moustache, doses of Brandy and a wire wool swimsuit. 14th August

Convenience
Two convenience store robbers mess up the crime and end up working there for the rest of the night. 14th August

Paper Towns
A young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door. 17th August

Vacation
Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons. 21st August

Bill
What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream. 21st August

We Are Your Friends
An aspiring DJ looks to make it in the electronic music scene. 27th August

Barely Lethal
A teenage special ops agent coveting a “normal” adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage. 28th August

45 Years
There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s 45th wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate. 28th August