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Bottoms to The Founder: the seven best films to watch on TV this week

Selection of the week


For those who want to see more of Ayo Edebiri, known for her award-winning performances in The Bear, this is a great place to start. Unlike The Bear, which is labeled as a comedy but is actually a drama, Bottoms is a pure comedy about two high school girls trying to lose their virginity by starting a fight club. Edebiri plays one of the girls, while Rachel Sennott, who also co-wrote the script, plays the other. The result is a perfect high school comedy – fast-paced, violent, and full of sexual energy – reminiscent of films like Superbad but with a modern twist. It may just be the best comedy of last year.

On Friday, January 26th, Prime Video will be available.

This Is Spinal Tap

This is Spinal Tap.

If you’re anxious about the follow-up (which is confirmed to be in the works and will include appearances by Paul McCartney and Elton John), calm your nerves by revisiting the original. Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer portray a struggling British rock band gradually falling apart on their US tour. But this is common knowledge, as This Is Spinal Tap is widely regarded as one of the greatest comedies of all time. Every viewer has their own favorite moment, whether it’s Stonehenge or Saucy Jack. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its quality. Even if the sequel disappoints, we will always have this classic film.

On Saturday, January 20th at 1:45am, tune in to BBC Two.

Train to Busan

Seok Woo in Train to Busan.

Netflix’s recent release of data showed the huge worldwide success of South Korean content, which is why it’s no surprise that they would bring us the best horror film from the country. Train to Busan takes place on a fast-moving train traveling from Seoul to the coastal city of the same name. The brilliance of this movie lies in its simplicity: a train, filled with zombies. The question is, what do you do? This intense and frightening film is filled with non-stop action and is considered a must-see for fans of the genre.
Tuesday 23 January, Netflix

The Founder

Michael Keaton (center) in The Founder.

The biographical film about the fast food industry by John Lee Hancock is full of characteristics that often attract Oscar attention. However, upon its initial release, it was largely overlooked, highlighting its unique and intriguing nature. Michael Keaton portrays Ray Kroc, the man responsible for turning McDonald’s into a major brand. Initially portrayed as a typical ambitious American, Kroc’s actions and decisions ultimately reveal the destruction he caused while pursuing his dreams. The Founder presents a protagonist who is both a hero and a villain, making for a thought-provoking and intricate film.

On Sunday, January 21st at 5pm, tune in to AMC.

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No Hard Feelings

Andrew Barth Feldman and Jennifer Lawrence in No Hard Feelings.

Jennifer Lawrence’s latest film may seem surprising on paper. It goes against the logical expectation that she would be pursuing award-worthy projects. However, she chose to star in a comedy where her character is hired by a concerned couple to help their anxious son lose his virginity. The film is surprisingly successful due to Lawrence’s dedicated performance. In fact, there is one particular scene where she wrestles a teenager on the beach that is just as daring as anything she did in Mother.

On Thursday, January 25th at 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere will be airing.

The Magnificent Ambersons

Tim Holt, Dolores and Agnes Moorehead in The Magnificent Ambersons.

The history of The Magnificent Ambersons is nearly as captivating as the movie itself. Just one year after the success of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles took on the challenge of writing, directing, and starring in an even more ambitious project: a film adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s novel about a wealthy family during the rise of the automobile industry. However, due to concerns about its depressing ending, the studio hastily reedited the film. Unfortunately, a fire occurred, preventing it from being restored to Welles’s original vision. Surprisingly, even in its altered state, it remains a masterpiece – although Welles was never quite the same after the experience.
Thursday 25 January, 8:30pm, BBC Four

The Underdoggs

The Underdoggs.

There exists a cookbook written by Snoop Dogg and a collection of Snoop Dogg NFTs. At a grocery store, one can purchase a bottle of wine featuring Snoop Dogg’s likeness. Therefore, it is not surprising that there is now a Snoop Dogg-inspired sports comedy movie for children called The Underdoggs. In this film, Dogg portrays a former NFL player who must coach a youth football team as part of his court-ordered community service after a car accident. The movie has been compared to The Longest Yard, except with children instead of prisoners and the man from the Just Eat commercials instead of Burt Reynolds. What could possibly go awry?

On Friday, January 26th, Prime Video will be available.

Source: theguardian.com