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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 25 February 2018

Today’s Number One Film: Paddington, 9.33am & 8.20pm HBO Family BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Babe, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, or The Adventures of Milo and Otis. There are pure-kiddie movies – such as Finding Nemo, Up and The Incredibles – that are so good, grownups might like them; and there are other “kiddie” films that are really grown up films kids can also enjoy, like the Shrek and Toy Story films. Paddington may be the best of the latter lot so far made, at least for West Indians who have left home: with frequent soundtrack appearances by a live calypso band (featuring lead vocals by Tobago Crusoe) singing kaisos by Lord Kitchener – London is the Place for Me, most aptly – Paddington is

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box

And, with luck and a hard drive and a hub for the old USB port, the regular BC on TV format is back! The BEST FILM OF THE DAY **Groundhog Day, 1.08pm ISat) wasn’t picked was because it was picked fairly recently.

Today’s Number One Film:

Mad Max: Fury Road, 5.08pm HBO2. Watch this if you liked any of the other Mad Max, Terminator or Star Wars movies. The Mad Max film franchise may be the best of them all and is certainly the one that has improved the most.

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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

If it started within BC on TV’s 6pm-10pm primetime, Malcolm McDowell’s greatest role in Stanley Kubrick’s magnum opus would have got the nod (**A Clockwork Orange BEST FILM OF THE DAY, 10.30pm Max). For those who might be open to admitting that there might just be more to music than is contained in soca and dancehall, the DIRECTV channel offers opera star Placido Domingo (9pm) followed by the world’s most successful living guitarist (Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70, 11pm).

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Flixster*The Hangover, 7.15pm HBO Plus. Watch this if you liked Desperado, Pineapple Express or Fight Club. As action-packed as Zombieland, as off the wall as Pineapple Express and with a script as intelligent and almost as funny as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, this could be the best road trip film since Sideways.

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A Trifecta of Today’s Best Films on the Box

If BC on TV could be sure the highlight of this year’s European Film Festival in Port of Spain, the German Holocaust drama, Phoenix, 3.15pm FoxCin, screened with English subtitles, it would certainly have taken today’s second spot. All the films in today’s “Just Nosed Out”, and several in the “Also Ran”, might have made the cut on a day with a less spectacular and wide-ranging choice.

Boyhood [aka Growing Up] (Richard Linklater/ 2014/ USA/ Drama/ 165 mins/Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use), 3.35pm Cinemax BEST FILM OF THE DAY.

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