As we reach another weekend, it’s time to take a look at the best movies around for you to enjoy on tv, on demand and at the cinema….
Jason Bourne (Sky Cinema)
Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne (with Paul Greengrass back in the director’s chair) for the fourth outing as the unconventional, amnesiac hero. Bourne is off the grid but is tempted back to the fray when he learns about a new cyber threat to democracy organised by shady CIA director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones). However, he’s got to deal with Vincent Cassel’s ice-cold killer and Alicia Vikander’s equally cool CIA spook if he’s to succeed. Top notch thrills as the action switches from Athens to Berlin to London and finally Las Vegas for a bone-jarring car chase.
X-Men Apocalypse (Sky Cinema)
Multi-powered mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens from a hibernation of thousands of years and is disillusioned with the world as he finds it. He recruits a team of powerful mutants – including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) -, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Saturday 6 May, 8.45pm on Channel 5)
An English nobleman returns home from the crusades to find his father has been murdered and the local people are repressed by the tyrannical rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Branded an outlaw, he recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the downtrodden. Action adventure, starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman, Morgan Freeman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
Captain America: The First Avenger (Sunday, 8pm, Channel 4).
A puny but brave volunteer is rejected for military service during the Second World War. He becomes the test subject for an experiment that transforms him into the ultimate soldier, and battles against a secret Nazi society plotting to harness the powers of a mystical artefact. Superhero adventure, with Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell and Tommy Lee Jones.
The Theory of Everything (Netflix)
In the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this — and with Jane at his side — he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.
Interstellar (Amazon Prime)
In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (Cinema)
Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Sky Store)
Following the foundation of the Galactic Empire, a wayward band of rebel fighters – led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) – come together to carry out a desperate mission: to steal the plans for the Death Star before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.