Saturday, November 28, 2009

Weekend TV Review Part 1 - Saturday 28 November

For early risers a US TV drama overload:
7.55 Kojak
8.50 Falcon's Crest
1.55 Irish Eyes are Smiling - movie from 1944 about the life of the man who wrote song the film takes it's title from; with some vaguely familiar names in the case AND Anthony Quinn (maybe worth a watch to see what role he plays)
3.40 Welcome to Mooseport - "A US president (Gene Hackman) who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate (Ray Romano)." Ahhhh, I usually like Gene Hackman in all his movies and I like Ray Romano's sitcom, but I wonder what it will be like with the two of them together!
6.30 Spiderman Returns - from 2006, another take on the big man's story. May be worth just to see Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor
10.50 Punch Drunk Love - 2002, Adam Sandler and Emily Watson in a quirky love story with Sandler imploading as usual, but also fun to watch as usual. Not as classic as some of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's other work: Magnolia and There Will Be Blood
1.30 In My Country (aka Country of My Skull) - a 2004 film directed by John Boorman, which completely escaped my radar at the time, about a Washington Post report sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconcilliation Trials with Samuel L. Jackson, Juliette Binoche and 'our' Brendan Gleeson as a notorious torturer.
3.10 D-Day - Drama Documentary

5pm The Sting - Classic! In case you don't know clever drama (and a good bit of humour) with Newman and Redford and excellent supporting cast.
12.10 Nurse Jackie - a second chance to catch one of my favourite current TV shows if you missed it earlier in the week (which I did)
1.40 Magicians - 2007 movie with UK comedy duo Mitchell & Webb about rival magicians

The usual reality TV fix:
8pm XFactor
9.45 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
10.45 Xtra Factor
11.45 The Graham Norton Show with Shirley Bassey, Michael Sheen and Rhod Gilber (who?)
3.45 The Chronicles of Riddick - 2004 Vin Diesel film that carries on from Pitch Black "All the power in the universe can't change destiny "

9.45pm Mercury Rising - from 1998 with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin, and autistic boy and an unbreakable code.
11.45 Neelo - challenges the public to eat healthy. Neelo usually gives and interesting and amusing outlook into small pockets of life
12.34 True Blood - replay of this week's episode, which I also missed. Just hope I can stay awake this time!

6.05pm Merlin - our family's favourite show

1am Beyond the Sea - 2004 movie with Kevin Spacey as singer Bobby Darrin and Kate Bosworth as Sandra Dee. I wish I could get Channel 4 so I could watch this.

Once again, all information based on the RTE Guide and any error are not my responsibility.

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