The start of the superhero takeover of Hollywood is among the movies on TV tonight – JOE.ie

Not sure what to watch tonight? Amazon Prime Video recently added 38 very big films to its library.
You can also stream the best reviewed movie of 2022 at home right now, too.
The “eighth best movie ever made” is among the movies on TV tonight
Beyond that, here are the movies on TV for you to choose from this evening, starting with…
Alien – ITV4 – 9pm
Sigourney Weaver’s first interaction with the penis-headed space killer remains one of the scariest movies ever made.
Independence Day – FilmFour – 9pm
Did you spot the explosive detail in the latest episode of The White Lotus?
On the exact opposite end of the classy scale, this alien invasion movie can be enjoyed, provided you can turn off about 90% of your brain’s capacity to function.
Spider-Man – Sky Showcase – 9.15pm
Our pick for the night is basically the movie that completely kickstarted the modern superhero movie takeover of Hollywood. Sure, we had Blade in 1998, and X-Men in 2000, and also Batman had a few movies out by this time, but 2002’s Spider-Man is where to feels Hollywood sat and went “Oh, these things make MONEY!”
20 years on, the action feels quaint and low-key, but Sam Raimi directs the hell out of a great cast, with Willem Dafoe still to this day one of the very best superhero villains around.
Jackass 3.5 – Comedy Central – 10pm
We recently celebrated the 20 year anniversary of Jackass by picking out our three favourite stunts from the movies:
♬ original sound – JOE.ie

Westworld – TCM – 10.50pm
The movie that would eventually spawn that hit (and then abruptly cancelled) HBO show, it is one part Jurassic Park, one part The Terminator.
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – FilmFour – 11.50pm
Vin Diesel replaces Ice Cube (who replaced Vin Diesel) in this bonkers action thriller about a extreme (or is that exXxtreme?) sports star, who uses his skills to be a modern, totally-cool-you’ve-no-idea-guys James Bond.
Entertainment – Channel 4 – 2am
We’ve never heard of this 2015 drama, starring John C. Reilly, Michael Cera and Tye Sheridan. It has a score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes and we’re told it is a drama about a comedian on a road trip. Do with that information what you will.

WATCH: David Harbour on the one stunt that went hilariously wrong in Violent Night

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