The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup
If it started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, one of the coolest films ever shot – T2: Judgement Day (5.33pm TCM) – would have been in contention.
Today’s Number One Film:
Damien: The Omen II, 9.40pm Fox Classics. Watch this if you liked The Others, The Exorcist or A Nightmare on Elm Street. The first Omen film was one of the best spooky horrors ever shot; its sequel is almost every bit as good. Damien picks up ten years after The Omen left off, with the young teenaged boy of the title finding out just what Destiny has in store for him. Everything that made the original so watchable – nail-biting tension, huge atmosphere, genuine human sympathy for the poor Devil set up to fulfil the Book – is as good as or better in the sequel. The spectacular death scenes include one that might have inspired those in the Final Destination films. Be warned, though, this is a horror that, for the right person, can easily make falling asleep very hard. Directed by Don Taylor/ 1978/ USA / Horror-Thriller/ 107 mins/ R.
JUST NOSED OUT:
**The Boys from Brazil (Adventure-Mystery-Thriller), 6.46pm Sund; The Adjustment Bureau (Sci-fi-Thriller), 7.15pm FoxMov; RocknRolla (Crime-Thriller), 6.30pm MaxP; Macbeth (Michael Fassbender Shakespeare), 9pm Max; Jurassic Park (Action-Adventure-Sci-fi-Thriller), 6pm HBOP; Orphan (Horror), 6.56pm HBOP; Footloose (Young Adult-Romance), 6.10pm FoxClas; Dirty Dancing (Young Adult-Romance), 8pm FoxClas; Safe House (Thriller), 7.05pm FoxAct.
BEST Pay Per View BET: Fences.
*Starred films have been chosen in the last year. ** Double-starred films have been chosen in the last two months.
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