Film4's blog

Saturday, July 11 on F4

Uma Thurman plays dowdy Jenny Johnson, who falls in love with Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) when they happen to meet on the subway. But when he finds her a little too possessive he dumps her, a decision he soon regrets. Because Jenny Johnson has an alter-ego: superhero G-Girl; and, as Saunders soon finds out in Ivan Reitman’s comedy, hell hath no fury like a woman with super powers scorned.

Friday, July 10 on F4

Loosely based on a true story, John Moore’s all-action thriller stars Owen Wilson as US Navy helicopter pilot Lt Chris Burnett, who’s part of the NATO force observing the peace treaty during the conflict in former Yugoslavia. Bored with routine duties, he flies off his designated route and spots Serb forces breaching the peace agreement, but they spot him too and down his craft. Behind enemy lines and with the Serbs on his trail, determined to stop him getting to safety with his story, his only hope is that his commander Admiral Reigart (Gene Hackman) sends in a rescue mission.

Thursday, July 9 on F4

A late-night murder at McCool’s bar is remembered from three different perspectives as Detective Dehling (John Goodman), bartender Randy (Matt Dillon) and Randy’s lawyer-cousin Carl (Paul Reiser) project their fantasies onto the sexy Jewel (Liv Tyler), whose boyfriend is the corpse in question. As each man reveals all – Dehling to his priest, Randy to an aging hitman, and Carl to his therapist – it becomes clear that femme fatale Jewel has been manipulating the love-struck men for her own idiosyncratic purposes.

Wednesday, July 8 on F4

Rowan Atkinson plays the Reverend Walter Goodfellow, vicar of Little Wallop, who spends all his energies on his sermons, which leaves his neglected wife Gloria (Kristin Scott Thomas) the opportunity to conduct a somewhat half-hearted affair with her golf pro Lance (Patrick Swayze). But everything changes when the Goodfellows get a new housekeeper, Grace Hawkins (Maggie Smith) who, in her spare time, is a psychopathic serial killer quite happy to rid her employees of anyone causing them problems…

Tuesday, July 7 on F4

Uma Thurman plays dowdy Jenny Johnson, who falls in love with Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) when they happen to meet on the subway. But when he finds her a little too possessive he dumps her, a decision he soon regrets. Because Jenny Johnson has an alter-ego: superhero G-Girl; and, as Saunders soon finds out in Ivan Reitman’s comedy, hell hath no fury like a woman with super powers scorned.

Monday, July 6 on F4

Ridley Scott’s romantic comedy, based on Peter Mayle’s novel, stars Russell Crowe as Max Skinner, a ruthless stockbroker who unexpectedly inherits a struggling vineyard in Provence from his uncle Henry (Albert Finney, seen in flashback). Initially planning to sell the land, he has second thoughts on meeting comely café waitress Fanny Chenal (Marion Cotillard) who, together with the charms of the region, melts his heart and his avaricious plans.

Sunday, July 5 on F4

Samuel L Jackson plays the eponymous hero in John Singleton’s tough thriller, an ex-cop who sets out to nail Walter Wade Jr (Christian Bale), a killer using his rich kid connections to escape conviction. But as Shaft’s net draws tighter, he has to contend with killers employed by a desperate Wade.

Saturday, July 4 on F4

Brian De Palma’s rip-roaring thriller, scripted by David Mamet, is set in the lawless Chicago of prohibition, when Al Capone (Robert De Niro in a coruscating performance) ruled through corruption and violence. Determined to take him down is federal agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), helped by tough street cop Jim Malone (Oscar-winning Sean Connery).

Friday, July 3 on F4

Sam Mendes’ Oscar-garlanded 30s-set film noir thriller stars Tom Hanks as killer Michael Sullivan, who is in the employ of crime boss John Rooney (Paul Newman). But Newman’s son (Daniel Craig) is jealous of the closeness the two share and kills Sullivan’s family, apart from his oldest child (Tyler Hoechlin). The pair go on the road seeking revenge and then a new life. But Rooney knows the only way to save his son is to eliminate Sullivan, and sets another hit man (Jude Law) on their trail.

Thursday, July 2 on F4

Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia star in Ridley Scott’s thriller as New York cops Nick Conklin and Charlie Vincent, charged with returning yakusa gangster Sato (Yusaku Matsuda) to Osaka to stand trial. But the pair are tricked in to handing him over to his fellow gangsters and must,with the help of local cop Masahiro Matsumoto (Ken Takakura), track him down amid the violence and corruption of a city where they are strangers.

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • ITV1
  • ITV2
  • 4
  • E4
  • Film4
  • More4
  • Five
  • Fiver
  • Sky1