It’s the movie that Homer Simpson called “The Bus That Couldn’t Slow Down.”
The weekend is finally here, which means more time to watch movies.
JOE recommended a few in particular to check out throughout the weekend in the video below.
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) June 17, 2022
For more options though, here are the movies on TV this Saturday night (June 18).
Tomb Raider – RTÉ2 – 9pm
Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander replaces Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Virgin Media Two – 9pm
This superhero sequel starring Andrew Garfield as the titular web-slinger is widely considered the worst Spider-Man movie.
Men in Black – Sky Showcase – 9pm
Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith star in this beloved sci-fi action comedy as secret agents who oversee aliens who live on Earth, hiding their existence from humanity.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – Comedy Central – 9pm
For my money, the second best Mission: Impossible movie behind Fallout.
It’s the one with the amazing streak at the Burj Khalifa (aka the tallest building in the world!) in Dubai.
Man of Steel – Classic Turner Movies – 9pm
Henry Cavill’s first outing as Superman.
Kingsman: The Secret Service – Film4 – 9pm
The very solid first entry in the action spy franchise.
Prince of Darkness – Horror Channel – 9pm
This cult ’80s horror from filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) follows a priest (Donald Pleasence) and a group of scientists investigating an ancient cylinder of liquid discovered at a monastery that soon discovers it contains an evil force.
Speed - ITV4 – 9:10 p.m.
Our pick for tonight, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock star in this ’90s action-thriller about a bus that’s rigged by a terrorist (Dennis Hopper) to explode if its speed drops below 50 mph.
Boasting one of the best locations ever, incredible action sets and a terrific cast, very few blockbusters have ever surpassed Speed in terms of tension and thrill.
Taken – RTÉ One – 9:45 p.m.
Liam Neeson plays a man with a very particular set of skills.
Drift – TG4 – 22:20
Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in this survival drama as a couple who drift in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a hurricane.
Olympus Has Fallen – Channel 4 – 10:25 p.m.
Gerard Butler must save the US President when terrorists invade the White House in this decent action film that launched a trilogy.
A Simple Favor – BBC One – 22:50
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in this fun and twisty mystery thriller from the director of Bridesmaids and Spy.
You’re Next – Horror Channel – 11pm
This terrific indie slasher film centers on an estranged family who are attacked by a group of masked assailants during a family reunion.
Saturday Night Fever – RTÉ2 – 11:15 p.m.
John Travolta stars in this much-loved drama about a young man who tries to escape his problems by dominating the dance floor of the local nightclub.
The Purge – ITV4 – 23:35
The first in the dystopian action-horror franchise that boasts a rather intriguing hook: what if for 12 hours a year, all crimes were legal?
Ready or Not – Film4 – 11:40 p.m.
Another great horror, Ready or Not centers on a new bride (Samara Weaving) whose wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to participate in a terrifying game.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – Comedy Central – 11:40 p.m.
While not quite as good as the aforementioned Ghost or Fallout Protocol, Rogue Nation is another very solid entry in the spy franchise.
Against the Law – Drama – 23:45
This fact-based drama tells the story of two men who fell in love in Britain in 1952 when homosexuality was a crime.
Reversal of Fortune – Turner Classic Movies – 23:55
Jeremy Irons won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in this 1990 film.
Based on a true story, the actor plays a wealthy socialite accused of attempting to murder his wife (Glenn Close).
Chappaquiddick – BBC 2 – 00:10
This well-narrated drama depicts politician Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car crash that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist.
Jason Clarke stars alongside Bruce Dern, Ed Helms and Kate Mara.