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30th Apr 2024

An action-packed blockbuster is one of the movies on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

It launched a series of hit films.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Tuesday, 30 April) is Godzilla, the 2014 American monster film directed by Gareth Edwards (The Creator, Rogue One).

It centres around Navy bomb expert Ford Brody (played by the rumoured next 007 Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who is forced to leave his family in San Francisco and go to Japan to help his estranged scientist father, Joe (Bryan Cranston).

“Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity,” the plot synopsis reads.

“The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.”

Co-starring David Strathairn, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, the 2014 reboot of Godzilla was a major success – both at the box office and with critics.

In particular, it garnered praise for Edwards’ incredibly muscular direction, the movie’s dark tone, its stunning cinematography and its fine cast.

The film also wound up launching the MonsterVerse franchise, which still continues to this day – with its fifth entry Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire being released in cinemas just a few weeks ago.

2014’s Godzilla is airing on TV tonight at 9pm on Sky Showcase. It is also available to stream on Sky Movies.

Here are the other movies airing on TV tonight:

Smokey and the Bandit – ITV4 – 8pm

Burt Reynolds stars in this ’70s smash hit action-comedy.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Comedy Central – 9pm

This fun Guy Ritchie-directed sequel sees legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) face off against the villainous James Moriarty (Jared Harris).

Jumanji: The Next Level – Film4 – 9pm

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart return in this fantasy adventure follow-up.

Mom and Dad – Legend – 10.55pm

This well-reviewed comedy-horror sees a teenage girl and her younger brother trying to defend themselves against their mom (Selma Blair) and dad (Nicolas Cage).

This is after a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

Air Force One – Film4 – 11.25pm

Harrison Ford voice: “Get off my plane!”

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