Films on TV round-up: Rage Comics

Kirsty Harrison

23rd October 2011

People these days, not so much with the reading. In order to reach out to our younger, some say dumber, friends this week's Film on TV comes to you in Rage-o-vision. Warning: Spoilers and really bad comics.

Week Beginning Monday 24th October

Brief Encounter Wednesday, C4, 1.30pm

Jerry Maguire Tuesday, C5, 11PM

United 93 Thursday, ITV4, 10pm

I'm not making a rage comic about United 93. Nu-uh. I'm a dick, but I'm not THAT much of a dick.

Paul Greengrass's devastating account of what happened on board the hijacked flight out of Newark International Airport on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, is incredibly difficult to watch but it should be seen.

Harrowing and urgent, it is a skilled documentary of the events that we can only piece together through the onboard calls made by the passengers as it unfolded.

Having seen it once, I can't imagine I'll come back to it again. It's too raw, too real. The sacrifice that they make in the hope of either reclaiming the plane or at least saving other people is so huge, even thinking of it now chills me and brings tears to my eyes.

This is not a case of sentimentality or exploitation of any of the people who died on that day. United 93 is a well told, carefully handled, story of bravery in the face of almost certain death, it's a story of humanity and it deserves to be seen.

Woo! Rage comics...
Also this week
Outlaw Monday, 5*, 10pm
First Blood II Monday, ITV4, 10.05pm (also Saturday, 11.45pm)
The Bourne Ultimatum Monday, ITV2, 10.45pm
Jaws: The Revenge Tuesday, ITV4, 8.15pm (also Saturday, 7pm)
Rush Hour Tuesday, 5*, 8pm
3:10 to Yuma Tuesday, 5USA, 9pm
Life of Brian Tuesday, BBC4, 11pm
Batman Tuesday, ITV2, 11.30pm
X-Men Wednesday, E4, 8pm
Team America: World Police Wednesday, E4, 10pm
The Blues Brothers Wednesday, ITV4, 9pm
King Kong (2005) Wednesday, ITV2, 10.45pm
Synecdoche, New York Wednesday, Film4, 10.45pm
True Crime Thursday, ITV4, 9pm
Hot Shots! Part Deux Thursday, Film4, 7.20pm
Batman Returns Thursday, ITV2, 10.45pm
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Friday, ITV1, 10.35pm
Space Cowboys Friday, ITV4, 7.30pm
Premonition Friday, More4, 9pm (also Saturday, 10.25pm)
Moonraker Friday, ITV4, 10pm (also Saturday, 4.25pm)

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