The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

Either of two films (**Moon, 8.50pm ISat, *Room, 9pm Max) could be the BEST FILM OF THE DAY but, partly because they were recently-ish picked and mainly because we’re in the school Easter holiday, BC on TV is leaning towards family films.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Twitter The Jungle BoonkThe Jungle Book, 9pm HBO Family. Watch this if you liked Paddington, The Adventures of Tintin or E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Anyone who does not think that complex modern technology is not as important as simple ancient storytelling need only look at earlier attempts to tell Rudyard Kipling’s best-loved stories and compare them with the new Disney version: today’s Jungle Book is vastly superior.

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