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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 7 January 2018

No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada or any film by Sam Peckinpah. Part thriller, part Western, as upsetting as it is intriguing, this modern-day drug money heist flick is Cormac McCarthy’s bleak 2005 novel brought to life. It was a natural fit for the Coen Bros’ dark humour and deadpan violence, but it is so overwhelmingly hopeless, it

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A Trifecta of Today’s Best Films on the Box

As usual, the DirecTV Channel is the best bet for guitar lovers, with the great Buddy Guy OnStage (1pm DTV). Though they’re not on “real” movie channels, you get a rare cable chance to see, back-to-back, arguably one of the best sci-fi movies ever shot (Alien, 10.50am AMC) and definitely the best Vietnam movie masquerading as a sci-fi one ever shot (Aliens, 1.20pm AMC) as well as the best sci-fi trilogy not starring Michael J Fox (The Terminator, 10.17am Edge, **Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 12.29 midday Spac, T3: The Rise of the Machines, 3.05pm Spac). Spanish speakers can enjoy what may be the best film ever shot with child lead actors (Conducta, 6.10pm Cine Latino).

Today’s number one film:

No Country for Old Men (Coen Bros/2007/ USA/ Suspense-Crime-Drama- Thriller/ 122 mins), 8.45am Fox Action BEST FILM OF THE DAY.

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