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colinr0380
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Re: Upcoming Movies on TV (UK)

#851 Post by colinr0380 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:22 pm

There is also the first episode of an ITV crime drama starting up at 9 p.m. on Tuesday 11th, which would not normally be notable but Wild Bill has Rob Lowe in it. Which is almost as weird as that time when Sigourney Weaver turned up in an episode of Doc Martin.

Though I suppose ITV topped that this evening by starting off the latest series of Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule with Tom Courtenay running in from Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner before teaming up with a George Formby ukelele tribute band and Martine McCutcheon to do a version of her Perfect Moment track over the end credits.

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Re: Upcoming Movies on TV (UK)

#852 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Episode 7, called The Trial, of that What We Do In The Shadows television series had a very fun scene involving the main characters going before the "Vampire Council", which comprises cameos from lots of actors playing themselves and who had notable vampire roles, but apparently are actually vampires in real life too! So we get Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Danny Trejo (From Dusk Till Dawn) and Paul Reubens (the 1992 Buffy The Vampire Slayer film!), along with Wesley Snipes present only through a glitchy video feed! Apparently "Brad and Tom" couldn't be there and a bit of shade gets thrown towards Snipes for his half-vampire Blade "swanning around in the sunlight all the time" and constantly killing others of his kind.

Though it does raise the question of whether say Evan Rachel Wood has to hold her vampiric nature in check when doing non-vampire roles in things like Mildred Pierce or The Ides of March. Or whether Danny Trejo was bumping off the other actors in his Old El Paso commercials? And who turned Tilda Swinton into a vampire? Surely not Derek Jarman?!?

And wouldn't it be easier to hire actors to play vampires in films rather than trying to fill roles with actors who were already vampires? (Oh God, that makes this a sly affirmative action casting gag doesn't it?)

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Anyway, next week is pretty interesting. Speaking of Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton, Film4 has a really rare repeat screening (presumably triggered by the recent BFI boxsets and cinema reissue) of his 1990 film The Garden at 11.35 pm. on Tuesday 18th.

But the big film of the week is a Belgian film from the director probably best known for Toto le héros from 1991. The Brand New Testament showing on Film4 at 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday 18th June. It appears from the trailer that Catherine Deneuve is trying to follow in the footsteps of Charlotte Rampling in Max, Mon Amour!

And cementing it as Film4's week, the only other film of note is the premiere of Greg Mottola comedy-thriller Keeping Up With The Joneses at 9 p.m. on Friday 21st.

TV series-wise, the George Clooney headlining Catch 22 series is starting on Channel 4 at 9 p.m. on Thursday 20th. And whilst Rick & Morty is continuing on E4, now that both Series 2 of Dream Corp LLC (which was excellent!) and Series 9 of Robot Chicken have come to an end, The Eric Andre Show is coming to E4's Adult Swim block from Friday 21st (I'd have preferred Samurai Jack if I'm honest).

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Re: Upcoming Movies on TV (UK)

#853 Post by jlnight » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 am

Fear in the Night, Sat 22nd June, Talking Pictures. Also Wed 26th June.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Sat 22nd June, BBC2.

Crossroads to Crime, Mon 24th June, Talking Pictures. Also Sat 6th July.
Entertainment, late Mon 24th June, Film4.

Good spot regarding Jarman's The Garden. I ignored it in the advanced listings because it wasn't flagged up as a Jarman film but the Freeview EPG confirms it as that. Not been seen on TV since 1992 I think.

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Re: Upcoming Movies on TV (UK)

#854 Post by reaky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:41 am

jlnight wrote:Fear in the Night, Sat 22nd June, Talking Pictures. Also Wed 26th June.
TPTV are also showing Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb at the moment, which suggests they’ve got the rights to Studio Canal’s last batch of Hammer releases. That being the case, we can expect Horror of Frankenstein, Scars of Dracula, Demons of the Mind, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Straight on Till Morning and To the Devil a Daughter.

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