One of the best mid-film plot twists is among the movies on TV tonight


It’s actually Monday.

The sun is shining as I type this, but that could change any second.

What habit change is the movie lineup on tonight’s television.

They are locked in the calendar, you see.

Of course, it’s always possible for a disgruntled, thuggish station employee to wreak havoc if they choose violence, but hopefully it won’t come to that.

Here’s what it looks like on Monday, February 21…

Star Trek: The Movie – Film4 – 6:20 p.m.

The first-ever big-screen adventure for Captain Kirk and his crew.

The Hallow – Horror Channel – 9pm

A conservationist travels to a small Irish town to survey some land. Terror ensues.

Pale Rider – Classic Turner Movies – 9pm

Because you can’t have a Movies On TV article without a Clint Eastwood western, right?

A Fistful of Dollars – ITV4 – 9 p.m.

See above.

Angel Has Fallen – Film4 – 9pm

The third and most recent in Gerard Butler’s “Has Fallen” series.

Se7en – TG4 – 9:30 p.m.

Also known as “Seven”, if you prefer the actual words.

You probably know this one. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman play detectives tasked with tracking down and arresting a particularly brutal and inventive serial killer.

Revealing the killer’s identity is certainly different these days, huh?

Thir13en Ghosts – Horror Channel – 22:55

Also known as “Thirteen” Ghosts, if you prefer real words.

A family inherits a house and you wouldn’t know it is haunted by ghosts.

Thirteen of them, apparently.

Executive Decision – ITV4 – 11:10 p.m.

Our main pick tonight and the subject of that tantalizing headline above.

Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal embark on a dangerous aerial mission.

As JOE’s Rory Cashin pointed out last year, Executive Decision has one of the best mid-movie plot twists of all time.

Read all about it here, but only after watching the movie, of course.

Downsizing – Film4 – 11:20 p.m.

Matt Damon stars in a bizarre sci-fi comedy-drama where less righteous could be more.

National Lampoon’s Vacation – Classic Turner Films – 11:20 PM

Like the Christmas one, but without the Christmas pieces.

Andrea G. Henderson