You won’t need to leave the house with this line-up.

Which is handy, as it’s pretty grim out there.

With a snow-ice warning very much in effect, nobody is going to blame you for crying off on a planned Saturday night out.

Stay in. It’s warm. There are movies. In fact, there are plenty of movies and a few of them are very, very good indeed. Tis a decent one on this Saturday 2 February…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – ITV2 – 5.45pm

For the Lord of the Rings enthusiast in your life.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – RTÉ One – 6.40pm

For the Wizarding World enthusiast in your life.

Captain America: The First Avenger – E4 – 8pm

The best Marvel movie with one of the greatest ‘smash cut to the credits’ endings you’ll ever see in this particular cinematic universe.

Fury – RTÉ 2 – 9pm


Brad Pitt leads a strong cast – Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs – in a gritty and unforgiving World War II survival epic.

Skyfall – ITV2 – 9pm

Daniel Craig’s best outing as Bond? The heart says Casino Royale but Skyfall really is excellent and arguably improves with each viewing.

Shout-out to Javier Bardem’s superb villain and Roger Deakins’ typically stunning cinematography, too.

Jason Bourne – Channel 4 – 9pm

Diminishing returns rather set in as Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass went back to the amnesiac spy well, but Jason Bourne at least offers up some excellent set pieces.

Now You See Me 2 – Film 4 – 9pm

We’ll forever be upset that they didn’t call it Now You Don’t.

Kingpin – Universal TV – 9pm

Classic 90s knockabout comedy with Bill Murray sporting the best hairstyles of his career.

Revolutionary Road – TG4 – 9.15pm

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are reunited and once again it really doesn’t go too well in this patient and tough ‘scenes from a marriage’ drama.

Rocky II – ITV – 10.45pm

For the Rocky enthusiast in your life.

Cape Fear – ITV4 – 11pm

The Simpsons may have parodied it perfectly, but Cape Fear is a masterclass in tension and terror, boasting Robert De Niro at his most terrifying.

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