July 25, 2021

What to watch on TV today? Thursday July 22, 2021 | TV

9.30 / 1

Spain debuts against Egypt

The Spanish soccer team begins its journey today in these Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. For this debut, Luis de la Fuente’s men will face Egypt (his next rivals in this first phase will be Argentina and Australia). Spain has one of the most powerful teams, with players like Pedri, Dani Olmo, Unai Simón or Mikel Oyarzabal, who will make a double after playing in the last European Championship.

9.00 / Flooxer

She is ‘The Queen of the People’

Flooxer premieres open The queen of the people, comedy set in the patron saint festivities of the fictitious town of Polvaredas de la Sierra. Lucía Caraballo, Ana Jara, Omar Banana and Cristina Colom give life to the gang who are the protagonists of this original series on the channel. This cast of young actors will also be joined by great references in Spanish fiction and comedy such as Melani Olivares, Maite Sandoval, Canco Rodríguez, Roberto Álamo, Raul Cimas and Alberto Casado, in addition to many surprise cameos.

14.24 / TCM

‘Zodiac’

United Statesd, 2007 (158 minutes). Director: David Fincher. Performers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr

The almost always controversial David Fincher (The panic room, Seven Y Fight club) was based on two novels by Robert Graysmith to narrate in detail the crimes of one of the greatest serial killers in history and which, today, remain unsolved. A prodigy of dramatic tension that moves between the dictates of the thriller and the police chronicle. Essential.

15.00 / Movistar Drama

‘El indomable Will Hunting’

Good Will Hunting. United States, 1997 (122 minutes). Director: Gus van Sant. Cast: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck.

After gaining a foothold on the independent film scene with films like My Private Idaho and Cowboy Drugstore, Gus van Sant teamed up with Hollywood commercial cinema in this engaging drama, which fixes its attention on a rebellious young man with a highly intellectual capacity. above normal and his strange relationship with a psychologist. Oscar for best original screenplay, written by actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and another for Robin Williams.

17.10 / TCM

‘Maids and ladies’

The Help. United States, 2011 (146 minutes). Director: Tate Taylor. Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain.

An entertaining adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same name, set in the 1960s Mississippi. With a tight cast (notably the performances of Viola Davis and the Oscar-winning Octavia Spencer), Tate Taylor puts on an effective southern drama about racism and segregation, nuanced with some wise touches of humor. Too bad that the whole, despite its undeniable quality, is over sugar and lacks some necessary doses of criticism.

17.25 / Movistar Premieres

‘The year we stopped playing’

When Hitler stole the pink rabbit. Germany, 2019 (119 minutes). Director: Caroline Link. Performers: Riva Krymalowski, Oliver Masucci, Carla Juri.

The rise of Nazism seen through the eyes of a Jewish girl fleeing with her family to Switzerland just before the elections that would bring Hitler victory serves as the basis for this emotional, absorbing and heartfelt drama directed by Caroline Link, winner of an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for In a place in Africa, from bestseller autobiographical When Hitler stole the pink rabbitby Judith Kerr. What separates him from the rest is that he breathes an unusually optimistic atmosphere, which is appreciated.

18.18 / AXN Whitte

‘The panic room’

The panic room. United States, 2002 (107 minutes). Director: David Fincher. Performers: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker.

Haunting atmospheres and characters on the edge are once again part of David Fincher’s cinematic universe in this brilliant and surprising horror installment. After shuffling the name of Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster was finally the protagonist of this claustrophobic film, in which a mother and her daughter, after being robbed in their own home by a group of thieves, are trapped in a room, a security camera from which they will plan their escape.

18.54 / AMC

‘The tailor of Panama’

The tailor of Panama. United Kingdom, 2001 (108 minutes). Director: John Boorman. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis.

On this occasion, John Boorman (Excalibur and The Emerald Forest) adapts a text by John Le Carré to shape this solvent mixture of intrigue, comedy and drama. At the head of its well-known and irregular cast, Pierce Brosnan, who plays an unscrupulous special agent and with unorthodox methods (a kind of anti-Bond).

19.55 / Movistar Action

‘Desperado’

United States, 1995 (100 minutes). Director: Robert Rodriguez. Interpreters: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida.

Rhythm and action with a Mexican air. After El mariachi, Robert Rodriguez undertook, under the same argument, but with a greater budget, the filming of this violent second part. This time, the leading role fell on Antonio Banderas, who made his debut as the main character in his Hollywood journey.

20.10 / AXN White

‘Ellis’s dream’

The Immigrant. United States, 2013 (117 minutes). Director: James Gray. Performers: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk.

The protagonism of a moving Marion Cotillard, a perfect period setting and the photography of the great Darius Khondji, responsible for the image of titles such as Seven and Midnight in Paris, are the pillars on which this intense melodrama is based that narrates the difficulties of a young Polish woman when she arrives in what she hopes is her promised land: New York at the beginning of the 20th century. A stark portrait of the immigration drama.

22.00 / Movistar CineDoc&Roll

Audrey Hepburn, un icono

The most intimate portrait of an enduring global icon: Audrey Hepburn. That’s how it is Audrey, a biography that celebrates a woman who lived her own version of a meaningful and fulfilling life. This work has dance sequences supervised by the well-known choreographer Wayne McGregor and starring Francesca Hayward (“Cats”) to narrate a life that is not, precisely, a fairy tale, with episodes such as the abandonment of his father when only It was a girl or her youth in Belgium during World War II. The unmistakable voice of the actress narrates her life and her deepest reflections accompanied by unpublished images, personal photographs and interviews of those who knew her best, including her son, Sean Ferrer, and her granddaughter, Emma Ferrer.

22.00 / Telecinco

Second season of ‘The Last Supper’

Prepared hosts, willing diners and a dinner whose preparation and subsequent tasting will be the focus of the contest and promises great doses of fun. Telecinco launches a new edition, the second of The Last Supper, with Paz Padilla as presenter; Nuria Marín as confident off set; the good judgment of chefs Begoña Rodrigo and Miguel Cobo, both with Michelin Stars; Isa Pantoja and Asraf as hosts of the first program; and Cristina Cifuentes, Silvia Pantoja, Alba Carrillo, Lucía Dominguín and Rafa Mora among the diners.

22.35 / The 1

‘The shadow of power’

State of Play. United States, 2009 (122 minutes). Director: Kevin Macdonald. Performers: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck.

Director of The last king of Scotland, Kevin Macdonald, adapts for the big screen the very interesting BBC series of the same name. And it does so with a balanced roster headed by Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck and a pleasant and necessary flavor of film noir to enter the world of political corruption and journalistic investigation.

22.51 / 0#

‘Mystic River’

United States, 2003 (137 minutes). Director: Clint Eastwood. Performers: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon.

The lives of three friends (roles perfectly played by a trio of true luxury: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon), marked by a traumatic event that occurred in his childhood, cross again 25 years later in this outstanding film, directed with his Usual Tact by Clint Eastwood. A haunting tale of friendship, family and security whose script, co-written by Eastwood himself and Brian Helgeland, adapts Dennis Lehane’s original novel.

0.30 / 1

‘American History X’

United States, 1998 (114 minutes). Director: Tony Kaye. Performers: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly d’Angelo.

After a brutal murder, the leader of a group of young neo-Nazis enters prison. His time in prison will help him reflect on his life and on violence and, when he gets out, he will become a different man with a single objective: to save his brother from those same groups. This is the story of a tough and committed film, which marked Tony Kaye’s debut behind the scenes. A brave film about the ways of acting of fascism that featured impeccable work by Oscar-nominated Edward Norton.

0.42 / Movistar Drama

‘Trainspotting’

United Kingdom, 1996 (89 minutes). Director: Danny Boyle. Performers: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremmer, Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller.

Many films have taken the world of drugs and drug use as a starting point, but none resembles this. Danny Boyle chose Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name to show this perfectly narrated drama that traces the experiences of a group of Edinburgh outcasts: an unconscious and sickly young man, a psychopathic alcoholic, an incurable but sweet heroin addict, a cloying and morbid donjuán and, finally, a boy who does not take drugs, but who will end up starting. To bring this diverse group to life, the director turned to a bunch of talented actors such as Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle, who face an uncertain and daunting future. Quite controversial film, it had British pop figures such as Iggy Pop and Lou Reed for its soundtrack.

1.43 / TNT

‘The rock’

The Rock. United States, 1996 (135 minutes). Director: Michael Bay. Cast: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris.

Predictable, yet fast-paced action film set in the mythical prison of Alcatraz. A legendary military hero takes justice into his own hands in this exciting story, which based much of its effect on the presence of three greats of modern cinema: Sean Connery, giving life to the only human being who has managed to escape from the fearsome fortress. ; Ed Harris, the hero who has lost his mind, and Nicolas Cage, as an expert in chemical-biological weapons. Spectacular scenes – especially the one of the tram flying through the air – in a very entertaining story.

2.21 / TCM

‘Argo’

United States, 2012 (120 minutes). Director: Ben Affleck. Performers: Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston.

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this intense political thriller, based on real events and set in the middle of the Iranian revolution (1979), in which it is recounted how a CIA specialist in special operations hatches a risky plan to get six of the country alive. American diplomats. Tense, intense and surprising.

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