Tops For Telly – Five Things On The Box To Get Excited For This Week
Whether you’re addicted to drama, a full-blown movie buff, or a sports superfan, we’ve got TV that you simply can’t miss in the week ahead. Clear your schedule and take your spot on the couch for these must-see moments over the next seven days…
Wednesday at 9pm, be3 (Virgin TV 106)
A super-stylised take on Shakespeare’s younger years, you might be surprised at the amount of energy and excitement packed into this highly fictionalised biopic – it’s not what you were studying for the Leaving Cert! It’s well-paced, with plenty of pomp and circumstance; who knew the Bard’s life could be this much fun?!
THE BOSS BABY
Wednesday at 7.10pm, Sky Cinema Hits (Virgin TV 318)
Alec Baldwin voices the business-minded baba who’s taken audiences by storm since he landed in our lives last year. Nominated for a mantle-troubling number of awards, the animated romp is smart, surreal and superbly funny; the titular toddler might be a little terrifying, but the film is entertaining and endearing in equal measure!
Friday at 8pm, Sky Cinema Premiere (Virgin TV 320)
A familiar concept is given an entirely original slant in a raunchy, raucous and ridiculously funny flick. The chemistry between the gals is unmistakable, and the willingness to take chances and push boundaries will have you laughing like few films can; one of the finest comedies in many years, it’s one that you really can’t miss!
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: LIVERPOOL v ROMA
Tuesday at 7.30pm, TV3 (Virgin TV 103)
The outrageous comeback against Barcelona that saw Roma book their place in the last four was the stuff of fairytales; Jurgen Klopp’s men will be out to ensure there’s no happy ending, though! Anfield on a big European night is a cauldron-like few others, and you can expect the Kop to be absolutely hopping as they set their sights on a sixth continental title.
Available on Netflix from Thursday
A decidedly oddball comic-book story brought to life, it’s the story of a troubled cop-turned-hitman has his life changed by an imaginary winged horse; yeah, we told you it was weird! What’s more, it’s rude and crude; the comedy is darker than dark; the action is shocking, violent and messy. More than anything, though, it’s engrossing stuff – one that needs to be seen to be believed!
Good things come in threes!
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