TVs across the land are very probably on 24-hour Olympics at the moment. And rightly so – seems any time you glance at the screen you’re likely to see someone incredible doing something amazing.
And Team GB are climbing the medals table, which just adds to the joy.
If you’re looking for some alternative entertainment to go alongside your sports viewing, we’ve got a strong line-up to watch instantly. (And if you can’t be bothered to read any further, you’ll find a score of titles in our August Top 20 – there you go, easy!)
Recently added highlights include Sam Worthington Greek godding it up in Clash of the Titans, as the half-mortal Perseus caught in a dust-up ‘twixt top god Zeus (Liam Neeson) and big bad Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). I mean… Hades. (Some sort of Olympic/Mount Olympus/Greek gag surely goes here, but I can’t make it work. Sorry.)
Sleeping Beauty is very definitely NOT of Disney origin, so approach with extreme caution. And on the subject of films-not-for-the-faint-hearted, American History X – with Ed Norton’s terrific performance as a neo-Nazi skinhead – is available now and proving very popular.
As are Infestation and Observe & Report, the first of which looks a bit rubbish to me (28 Days Later meets Starship Troopers, roughly) but clearly enjoyable rubbish at that. And O&R is the Seth Rogen and Anna Faris comedy that’s a bit like Paul Blart: Mall Cop, but not.
John Travolta actioner From Paris With Love is going great guns too (pun, embarrassingly, very much intended). And while we’ll have The Dark Knight to stream for a few weeks yet, Batman Begins will disappear into the night from Thurs 9 August, so watch while you still can.
All seven seasons of Desperate Housewives have arrived, if you fancy ploughing through a long-running telly show.
Which brings us back around to the sports stuff, and there – for now – we shall leave it.
Happy viewing, and COME ON TEAM GB!
Darren Bignell, Senior Communications Manager