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 Films on Freeview TV this Christmas - Christmas 2010

Posted 5th December 2010 | By Richard | In Category TV News
If all these fancy movie channels aren't available to you it doesn't mean you have to miss out. There's some great films showing on Freeview this Christmas and we'd like to highlight just a few of them.

Don't forget, this is just our choices. Film listings up to the 31st December are now available on the main FilmFlow.tv website so you can pick and choose the movies that suit you.

Christmas Eve
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianThere's something for everyone on Freeview this Christmas Eve but lets start with films that the whole Family will enjoy. Leading the pack is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Perfect especially if you plan on seeing the new Narnia film out in the cinema. Other family greats include Elf, Nanny McPhee and a film perfect to get you all in the festive mood, A Christmas Carol.

If you're looking to keep the kids entertained then there's plenty for them too! Starting with animated fun with Disney's Cars, Casper and Miracle on 34th Street. You've also got The Santa Clause 2 and Arnold Swarchenegger in Jingle all the Way.

For those looking for a bit of action and adventure, you might want to give War of the Worlds or Underworld: Evolution a watch. And finally for something to tickle your funny bone, watch the late John Candy in the film classic Uncle Buck or a festive funny staring Jack Black, The Holiday.

Christmas Day
The Muppet Christmas CarolIt's Christmas! So what better way to start the day off with some festive fun the whole family will enjoy with The Muppet Christmas Carol. Other family films include the first film from The Chronicles of Narnia, Mr Magoriums Wonder Emporium and Bill Murry in Scrooged. If you're feeling a bit retro, the golden oldies Casablanca and Singin' in the Rain might also be of interest.

Once again a lot of you will be interested in keeping the kids entertained and once again the TV won't let you down. Kicking things off is the Christmas classic Santa Claus, followed by animation favourites Madagascar and Shrek the Third. If you're kids don't mind a bit of Jim Carey they might also be interested in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

To finish the day off you can either pick from comedy classics such as Starsky and Hutch, or Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. If action is more your thing then Scarface is worth a look and, the mother of all Christmas action films, Die Hard.

Boxing Day
EnchantedOften referred to as the 'the day after the night before' you probably won't be feeling up to much today, so allow some great films to fill your day up instead. Keeping the kids entertained from the early morning is Who Framed Roger Rabbit, an absolute classic that every kid has to see at least once in their life. Continuing to keep them entertained throughout the day is Over the Edge, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Enchanted and Ice Age. Once again there's a couple of film classics that might grab your attention in the way of Oliver Twist and Great Expectations.

Some comedy films popping up on your screen includes Sister Act, Crocodile Dundee and Gremlins (well, we think it's funny anyway).

And to finish the day off, take your pick from the "husband and wife" friendly Love Actually, or if you watched Die Hard yesterday why not continue the fun with Die Hard 2. For fans of films that are a little more serious, you have the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire or No Country for Old Men.

That concludes our recommendations for the 3 days of Christmas! We hope it helps you with your TV viewing over the festive season. Don't forget that you can view all the films showing on TV on the main FilmFlow.tv website, which will hopefully help you make the best decisions of the festive period.

So from all of us at FilmFlow, we hope you have a great fun filled Christmas :)Comments »

 Christmas Film Listings Update

Posted 25th November 2010 | By Richard | In Category Site News
Hello there guys and gals! Just a quick update to let you know our plans on providing you with up to date film listings over the Christmas period.

Right now on FilmFlow.tv you can view up to 17th December. From the 1st December we hope to provide you with listings up to at least the 31st December.

Hopefully this will give you plenty of time to start planning your film view over the festive period!

Have a nice day now!
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 Introducing Quick Links, A quicker way to share what Films are on TV

Posted 24th October 2010 | By Richard | In Category Site News
If you have a friend you would like to share the FilmFlow love with, there's now a quicker way to direct them straight to their TV package. Before, FilmFlow would always pick a default selection of channels, but now you can direct family members or friends to a list of films you know they'll be able to watch.

If they have FreeView, then send them to the following address:
filmflow.tv/freeview or, filmflow.tv/films-on-freeview

For Sky:
filmflow.tv/sky or, filmflow.tv/films-on-sky

For Virgin:
filmflow.tv/virgin or filmflow.tv/films-on-virgin

And finally for films on Freesat:
filmflow.tv/freesat or filmflow.tv/films-on-freesat

We'll keep adding more handy features like this as time goes on, so make sure you keep checking back for the latest.
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 Christmas films on TV - Christmas 2010

Posted 22nd October 2010 | By Richard | In Category TV News
Looking for Christmas Themed films?
This is a post about blockbuster films showing over Christmas.
If you simply want to find out when Christmas themed films are on TV try using the filmflow.tv film listings.
Update 2: Our guide to films on Freeview this Christmas
If you don't have Sky Movies, checkout our latest blog post which highlights all the great films showing on Freeview this Christmas.
Ok, so it's only October but it's never too early to take a peek at some great entertainment coming your way this Christmas.

We'll be highlighting the best films showing on TV this Christmas in two separate posts. This first one will focus on what you can expect to see from Sky Movies, and once the other channels have made up their minds we'll let you know what to expect from them too. So without further ado, lets start off with some great blockbusters coming up on Sky Movies this Christmas.

Winner of 2 Golden Globes, 2 BAFTA's and 3 Oscar's, Avatar is by far the film of the year in many aspects. It was the film that helped kick 3D into mainstream on the big screen and now it's time for it to make an appearance on the small screen.

The story sees injured Marine Jake Sully (played by Sam Worthington) travelling to the jungle planet of Pandora where, with the aid of a blue-skinned avatar, he attempts to blend in with the local Na'vi people and convince them to "relocate" away from an area rich in lucrative rock deposits. Instead, after being trusted and trained by Saldana's fiery Neytiri, he goes rogue.

Avatar is a film that most family's will enjoy watching together this Christmas, but like the "12" age certificate suggests, some scenes will be unsuitable for younger viewers.

First showing: 24th December 8pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland
Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and frumious bandersnatches. Alice realizes that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

This film is great for all the family, offering laughs and dramas you can all enjoy. Also, don't worry if you think it's just a copy of the original. Sure, you'll spot lots of similarities from the 1951 classic, but the storyline of this latest adaption will offer lots of unexpected twists and turns along the way.

First showing: 31st December 8pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

Up In The AirUp In The Air
Ryan Bingham's (George Clooney) self-sufficient existence involves flitting between cities to sack employees their bosses are too gutless to can themselves. He spends his time enjoying the creature comforts of executive travel and looking forward to his next liaison with fellow frequent flyer Alex (Vera Farmiga). But when a young efficiency whizz (Anna Kendrick) convinces his boss (Jason Bateman) that people can be "let go" much more cheaply, suddenly his next trip could well be his last.

Witty, pertinent and moving, this is a sophisticated treat from a director who gets better with every picture. But it's Clooney that makes it soar with his most accomplished acting to date.

First showing: 24th December 11:45pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

The InformantThe Informant!
Mark Whitacre has worked for lysine developing company ADM for many years and has even found his way into upper management. But nothing has prepared him for the job he is about to undertake - being a spy for the FBI. Unwillingly pressured into working as an informant against the illegal price-fixing activities of his company, Whitacre gradually adopts the idea that he's a true secret agent. But as his incessant lies keep piling up, his world begins crashing down around him.

Based on true events, The Informant! is a screwball comedy that explores what happens when an FBI informer begins to get carries away. Damon, meanwhile, is on excellent form as Whitacre, an ambiguous, comic character and a great platform for the actor to show the less bone-crunching side of his repertoire.

First showing: 3rd December 9:45pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

Four ChristmasesFour Christmases
Christmas wouldn't be the same without families, and nobody knows this better than workaholic city dwellers Bran and Kate. That's why they always sneak off to an exotic, far-flung location at Christmas (under the guise of volunteer work). Just the two of them. No families allowed! But this year, Mother Nature is punishing them for their ways, mustering up a festive fogbank that sees to it that all flights out of San Francisco are cancelled. To make matters worse, the fed-up couple are interviewed on live TV venting their frustration, resulting in a series of phone calls from their angry, discarded relatives.

And so beings a chaotic 24-hour period full of laughs, tears and cringe filled moments in which Brad and Kate find themselves visiting all four sets of their divorced parents in one truly hellish day.

First showing: 3rd December 8pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

It's ComplicatedIt's Complicated
When brought together at a family event, two exes find themselves oddly attracted to each other after ten years of divorce. Although the couple think that this affair will stay in a different state, it brings itself back to their own city and disrupts their personal lives. While the couple still maintain other romances, they cannot help but to continue with their affair.

This slick rom-com from the director of "What Women Want" offers a mixture of easy laughs and heartfelt sniffles that'll leave you thinking your life is simple.

First showing: 10th December 8pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

All About SteveAll About Steve
Mary Horowitz writes crossword puzzles for the Sacramento Herald. When kids at a career day make fun of her for being single she accepts a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a CNN-like news network and within minutes she decides he's the man for her. He's quickly put off by her constant verbiage and over-the-top advances; he makes an off-hand remark about going on the road with her, and splits. She's moonstruck, writes a sappy crossword puzzle, loses her job and, encouraged by Steve's team, decides to follow him as the news team crisscrosses the Southwest.

One of the more unusual rom-coms you'll encounter, this will make you think twice about sending that tipsy text to the object of your desires.

First showing: 31st December 10pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

Post GradPost Grad
The credit crunch gets the Hollywood treatment in this comedy about the nightmare of getting a job in today's market. Alexis Bledel stars as Ryden, a bright college graduate who finds that her dream job in a publishing house has been given to her arch rival Jessica. Out of work and out of pocket, she moves back in with her barmy family while she tries to get her career up and running.

A gag-packed comedy featuring some excellent supporting turns from Keaton and Glee's Jane Lynch, Post Grad follows in the footsteps of "Up in the Air" in taking a light-hearted look at the effect of the economic collapse on the little guy. Heartwarming and funny, it's well worth checking out.

First showing: 31st December 4:15pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

St Trinians 2: The Legend of Frittons GoldSt Trinians 2: The Legend of Frittons Gold
This sequel to the popular first outing sees the girls return for a new term at the eponymous academy, with all the usual hi-jinks and mayhem with which that entails. This being a school where anything seems to happen and usually does, on a regular basis, the students soon find themselves thrown into an action-packed treasure hunt that will see them fighting off fierce competition for the coveted Fritton's Gold from establishment rivals and the mischievous Pomfrey (David Tennant) and his assortment of woman-hating sidekicks.

The kicky soundtrack, funky outfits, spiky attitudes and funny one-liners all make this girl-power sequel an entertaining romp that's top of the class.

First showing: 17th December 8pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

The WolfmanThe Wolfman
Right from the off, The Wolfman bares its intentions to tell a (literally) ripping yarn. Director Johnston doesn't shy away from gross-out gore (severed limbs, spilled entrails and gooey wounds abound), but this remake of the 1941 classic is more homage than horror. Lovely Gothic textures help disguise the CG that takes us to 1890s England, where Lawrence Talbot arrives at his estranged father's estate to investigate his brother's murder.

Cut the mist, shadows and a bipedal wolf in tattered Hulk-style clothes scampering across roofs as Talbot searches his psyche to discover both the monster inside and a real beast in the basement...

First showing: 17th December 10pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The SqueakquelAlvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville's twenty-something nephew Toby. The boys must put aside music super stardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school's music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes -- Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette.

Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off in this comedy the kids are sure to enjoy.

First showing: 31st December 6pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

Fantastic Mr. FoxFantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson's adaption of Roald Dahl's 96-page, 1970 children's book Fantastic Mr. Fox is entertainment, pure and simple, with enough adult gags to keep the oldies amused while kids smile at the Sylvanian Families cuteness. There's a fox. He's fantastic. His wife wants him to stop stealing chickens, but the proximity of the Boggis, Bunce and Bean farms and the dexterity of his nephew offer so many opportunities... If may not amount to much, but what to expect from a book about a thieving fox?

Staring the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep, this beautifully realised movie will leave you with a smile on your face.

First showing: 24th December 5:45pm - Click here for more detail, and so set up a "To Watch" reminder.

And the films don't stop there!
What you see above is a selection of the most well known films showing on Sky Movies this Chirstmas, but there's a few more that will be premiering over the Chirstmas period that you should certainly keep your eye on. For more detail on each film, simply click on the film poster below.

Dedication The Education of Charlie Banks The Descent: Part 2 Staten Island Me and Orson Welles Weirdsville Wrong Turn At Tahoe A Christmas Proposal The White Ribbon Freestyle Megafault
That's if for now, return in a few weeks when we'll start giving details of films you can watch this Christmas on Freeview and Freesat.Comments »

 5 FilmFlow features you probably never knew existed

Posted 20th October 2010 | By Richard | In Category Site News
You might have already noticed that FilmFlow is great for finding some classic films coming up on TV, but there's a lot more to it than first meets the eye. To help you find them, we'll quickly go over 5 features you might not have realised existed.
  1. Track your favorite actors
    If your a big Johnny Depp fan, or if maybe Angela Jolie is more your thing, you can easily see when they appear in films thanks to the Track Actor feature. All you need to do is find a film they are in, and click the "Cast / More Info" button. Then, click the actor you want to track from the cast list and select "Track Actor". From now on when you are searching for a film to watch, a small icon will appear under the film poster to let you know this actor is appearing in that film.

  2. Never miss a film, with Film Notifications
    We don't always have the time to watch every great film right now, but what if you definitely want to watch it sometime? Simply click the "Want to watch" button on any film, and we'll tell you when its coming on TV through the "Film Notifications" section at the top of every page.

  3. Get recommendations of other films to watch
    Once you have signed in and marked a few films as "Liked", FilmFlow is learning about your tastes in movies. So instead of letting that information go to waste, we put it to good use by recommending films that are coming on TV that you might like. Simply click "Recommended for You" in the black bar at the top. And, as an added bonus you can also see from this page an "at a glance" view of films showing on TV today that feature actors you are tracking!

  4. Free Email and SMS reminders
    If you have a Google account (it's free to sign up if you don't) then you can easily get free film reminders delivered to your inbox or mobile phone. On the film detail page, just hover your mouse over the "more" button (next to the Facebook share button) and select "Add to Google Calendar". From there, you can select either an Email or SMS reminder! This service is completely free, but you should check to make sure you mobile operator doesn't have any hidden charges for services provided by Google.

  5. Daily Top 10 Movies Feeds
    If you like RSS feeds, then we have a treat for you. Head on over to our RSS movie feeds page to get top 10 listings for all different type of TV packages and genre preferences. If you don't know what RSS feeds are, head on over to that page anyway, as it has some handy info to point you in the right direction.
So that's it for now. There are of course many other great features hidden away, but we'll save those for another day.

Happy film hunting!Comments »
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