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
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
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
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
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
When can I watch? Thursday 11th February 9:00 pm to 11:40 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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