- Author LG
- Published December 17, 2013
Top things on NOW TV (one of them’s Elf!!)
Read this post. It involves Elf. NOW TV makes SKY TV even more accessible so you never have to miss live sport event and you’ll always find a film…
Read this post. It involves Elf. NOW TV makes SKY TV even more accessible so you never have to miss live sport event and you’ll always find a film. Here’s our pick of the best of NOW TV, exclusively on LG Smart TVs.
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Modern Crimbo-classic Elf is 10 years old this year but it hasn’t lost any of its festive charm. Will Ferrell stars as an overgrown adoptee elf who strikes out in search of his real family in New York. Along the way he finds a family, gets mauled by a raccoon, challenges America with his uniquely elfin take on spaghetti and, in the tradition of the American Christmas movie, saves Christmas. Hilarious, sweetly written and with some great gags, Elf stands annual watching in the same way as Home Alone. Get it streaming this week – your Christmas will smell like beef and cheese without it.
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Adorable robot-based love story or heavy-handed rejection of the American way? Wall-E is mainly the former, with a thought-provoking dash of the latter that might inspire you to drag yourself away from the telly for the afternoon and go litter-picking in the local park. Wall-E is the story of a deserted planet and a rather lonely robot whose life changes when he discovers the last living plant on Earth. From there, Wall-E meets, loses and chases the love of his life through space, and inadvertently kick-starts the re-population of Earth. We’ve come to expect visual perfection from Pixar titles but this is one whose sweet, virtually wordless storyline more than matches the stupendous looks.
Sky Atlantic, Wednesday 10pm
From the acerbic, sweary pen of Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop), Veep has been an impressively cynical take on American politics. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss’ (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) vice-president is quitting. Then she isn’t. Then she might be again. As she and her sycophantic team fall over themselves trying to secure jobs, the President pulls, then replaces the rug from under them. Worth watching for the delicious schadenfreude of watching politicians get their comeuppance and for Iannucci’s continued flair for killer one-liners.
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Stoke City v Man United, live
Capital One Cup, Wednesday 7.00pm
Ah, the League Cup. Generally considered the ugly sister of cup competitions behind the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Premiership title, Manchester United nonetheless have good reason to throw serious resources at the Capital One Cup given their 13-point deficit to league leaders Arsenal in the league. Retaining the Premier League title isn’t impossible for the devils but with 15 games already gone and Liverpool and Manchester City scoring at will, clawing their way up the table to first would be a season for the ages.
So the Red Devils will be after as much silverware as they can lay their hands on and that means lesser competitions such as the Capital One Cup could start taking on greater importance. Their fifth round meeting with Stoke City could be a decent one then, particularly with the Potters enjoying a reasonable run of form: they’ve lost just once in the last six games, including a famous 3-2 win at home to Chelsea, and might fancy a giant-killing result here.
Watch all this Sky content without a subscription with a NOW TV pass available on LG’s range of Smart TVs. For a limited time only, you can now receive seven one-day sports passes and a three-month movie pass when you buy any LG Smart TV