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Comedy On The Telly This Weekend

It’s the last weekend of dry January and if you’ve made it this far you might as well finish it off and stay in. 

Here is a line up of some of the best comedy movies that are on the telly this weekend.

FRIDAY

The Devil Wears Prada – 21.40 – RTE 2

As Assistant To Impossibly Demanding New York Fashion Magazine Editor Miranda Priestly, Young Andy Sachs Has Landed a Job That “A Million Girls Would Die For”. Unfortunately, Her Heaven-Sent Appointment As Miranda’s Personal Whipping Girl Just Might Be The Death of Her.

 

 

SATURDAY

Puss In Boots – 18.35 – RTE One

Long before meeting Shrek, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) — just named a hero for saving a woman from a charging bull — is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is Puss’ friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Joining them for the adventure of nine lifetimes is the notorious cat burglar, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).

The Inbetweeners Movie – 21:00 – E4

Four uncool misfits take a post-high-school holiday in Malia, Crete, where they encounter a quartet of fun British gals.

 

Warm Bodies  – 22:50 – TG4

After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.

Adam & Paul – 23.55 – RTE 2

Adam (Mark O’Halloran) and Paul (Tom Murphy) are two young junkies living in Dublin and perpetually on the lookout for their next fix. During their search, they encounter various unsavory characters and make some futile attempts at petty theft. As their day progresses, Adam and Paul get into a good share of trouble as they do whatever they can to score heroin, eventually running afoul of an imposing thug — who only drags them into more shady activities.

SUNDAY

Dunston Checks In – 14.50 – Film 4

Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is the concierge of the elegant Majestic Hotel. With inspectors due for a surprise visit, the Majestic’s owner, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), puts extra pressure on Robert to keep the establishment running flawlessly. Robert, hoping to be rewarded with some time off of work to relax with his sons (Eric Lloyd, Graham Sack), vows to put the utmost care into his duties — a task that’s complicated by one guest’s unruly, light-fingered orangutan, Dunston.

How To Train Your Dragon – 16.55 – Channel 4

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people’s future.

 

Over The Hedge – 17.30 – 3E

A group of hungry critters led by RJ the raccoon (Bruce Willis) plot to make their way over a giant hedge that was built to separate the woodland animals from their usual treasure trove of snack food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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