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Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies to catch this week

From Jason Bourne to the Kennedys – here are some recommendations for the week ahead.

WE’VE BEEN SIFTING through the movie options available this week across free-to-air TV and streaming services.  

COMEDY PICK 

Blended (2014)

  • Tonight, Comedy Central. 9pm.

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Neither Adam Sandler nor Drew Barrymore were going to pick up an Oscar for this movie but there are more than enough laugh-out-loud moments to warrant the regular showing it has had since its release back in 2014.

If you, like most of us, could do with a decent laugh, you won’t be left wanting with this flick. 

DRAMA PICK 

Jackie (2016)

  • Friday, RTÉ 2. 9.45pm. 

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  • The assassination of America’s 35th president, John F. Kennedy, put a nation into mourning in 1963 but no one felt his death more than wife Jackie Kennedy. Natalie Portman plays the First Lady in the days following her husband’s death… and her portrayal of the iconic figure is nothing short of incredible. 

ACTION PICK 

Jason Bourne (2016)

  • Saturday, Virgin Media One. 9.45pm 

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Matt Damon is reportedly riding out the Covid-19 pandemic in South Dublin but back in 2016 he hit cinema screens in latest film from the Bourne series. Always an enjoyable watch… even if it is the 12th time you’ve watched it. 

STREAMING PICK 

Extraction

  • Netflix

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In the murky underworld of drug-trafficking, Chris Hemsworth is tasked with rescuing the kidnapped child of an international drug lord.

This fast-paced thriller is already on track to be Netflix’s most streamed movie, and with a sequel in the works, it’s definitely worth a watch.

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