The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If they hadn’t been picked fairly recently, the nod might have gone to Johnny Depp’s tour de force portrayal of Whitey Bulger (Black Mass, aka Strictly Criminal, 6pm MaxP) or Bill Murray’s existentialist-Buddhist comedy (**Groundhog Day, 9pm Fox Classics), either of which could legitimately be called the BEST FILM OF THE DAY.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Pin InterestLayer Cake, 7pm Paramount. Watch this if you liked Snatch, RocknRolla or Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. The producer of both of Guy Ritchie’s fast-paced, stylish London Mob thrillers, Snatch and Lock, Stock, and the darkly brooding Michael Caine-led Harry Brown knew a thing or two about making slick crime flicks even before he got behind the camera.

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