The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

It starts outside of BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime but, if you can catch it, Airplane II: The Sequel BEST FILM OF THE DAY (4.30pm TCM) remains hilarious 35 years on; the Western in the “Just Nosed Out” section is for cinefiles only, probably, the kind of viewer who’d get a kick out of just noticing that Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif and Telly Savalas were all in it.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Flickering MythThe Hunger Games Uncut, 9pm HBO Plus. Watch this if you liked Lord of the Flies, Battle Royale or Over the Edge. The source novels were probably the most successful young-adult book series aimed at females since Louisa May Alcott had Little Women turn into Young Wives in the late 19th Century.

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