Looks like we might not have much sun this bank holiday weekend, but fear not, there are plenty of great movies on the box to keep you entertained.
There's no Late Late Show, but don't worry, you and the mammies of Ireland will be delighted with the movie that is replacing it tonight. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in this heartwarming true story of a world-weary political journalist who tracks a story of an Irish woman who was forced to give up her son many years ago and was imprisoned in a convent. Equal parts funny and touching drama, Philomena was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress for Judi Dench that year. Well worth a watch, and if you can, with your mammy.
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The sequel is currently in the works so why not remind yourself of the original Mamma Mia starring Meryl Streep, who as we all know just can't do wrong. Basically, this flick is a big sing-song of Abba tunes, but sure what more could you want? It also stars the lovely Amanda Seyfried and Colin Firth, and there'a dancing and romancing aplenty. So sit back and join in if you want - if Pearce Brosnan can get away with singing in this movie, you certainly can.
Joe Carnahan's amped-up take on the classic TV series was, we think, unfairly maligned on its initial release. Described by some as an unrealistic war movie, The A-Team made no attempt to hide where it came from - a cheesy, 1980's TV series. Liam Neeson leads the team as Col. "Hannibal" Smith, a rugged Army Ranger who is framed for stealing dollar plates - that's the things used for printing money - in Iraq. Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and UFC's Quentin 'Rampage' Jackson fill out the roles of Face, Murdoch and BA whilst a slimy Patrick Wilson plays the CIA agent tasked with hunting them down. If you can switch your brain off for a couple of hours and go with it, The A-Team is a lot of fun.
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Timothy Spall stars in this affecting biopic period drama about the famed landscape artist, J.M.W Turner. Directed by Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner follows the chaotic and eccentric painter through his final quarter century as he continues to paint, become romantically involved with several women, and revile and be celebrated by both the public and aristocracy in England.