What’s on TV today?  Friday 12 August 2022

What’s on TV today? Friday 12 August 2022

16.00 / Odyssey

Homage to World Elephant Day

Whats on TV today Friday 12 August 2022

Odyssey presents the Between Elephants special to mark World Elephant Day, a program that will be shown over the three Fridays in August, Friday 12th, 19th and 26th August. Today, the Elephant Hospital discovers a sanatorium for these majestic animals in Thailand, in a forest in Lampang province. This huge center takes care of thousands of sick, injured or abandoned elephants every year. Thanks to the latest medical techniques, its professionals work to save the lives of these animals, some of whom are seriously ill, after a fatal accident while entering a mine or even with mental problems, need prosthetics.

16:45 / Paramount Network

“The Endless Story”

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The never ending Story. Germany, 1984 (95 minutes). Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: Noah Hathaway, Barrett Oliver, Tami Stronach.

Michael Ende’s novel was a huge success at the time and from that came this film, which does not capture the charm of the original text, despite being a well-resolved fantastical adventure, with some sequences showing the reconstruction of the magical world in which Bastián moves, the boy trying to save the country of Fantasia.

19.15 / Movistar promotion


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UK-USA, 1985 (137 minutes). Directed by Terry Gilliam. Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Robert de Niro, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin.

Terry Gilliam, Monty Python’s shadowy leader, uses his talents in a maddening and compelling parody of a future society bureaucratized to the core. Inspired by the universe created by Orwell in 1984, Gilliam unleashes a torrent of dark humor wrapped in a staging that finds its stylistic protagonist in the Baroque. The film reveals his healthy cheekiness, yes, but also his determination to paint a clear and aggressive critique of a dehumanized world.

19.30 / Movistar drama

“The Bridges of Madison”

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The Bridges of Madison County. USA, 1995 (128 minutes). Director: Clint Eastwood. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep

In commercial cinema, the highest level of emotionality can still arise from expressive severity. Clint Eastwood knows a lot about it: he didn’t need a ruse to get a glimpse into the horrible life of Charlie Parker in Bird. Nor did he need Unforgiven gunslinger William Munny to embitter lavish pyrotechnics. The Bridges of Madison County is a gigantic film in which coincidence causes the meeting of a globetrotter and a housewife suffocating from her everyday life. A passion will sprout between the two that will make them feel alive as their romance, as beautiful as it is subtle, moves between a storm of emotions born of the magic that only cinema can create.

20.30 / The 2

The firsts of the billboard in ‘Días de cine’

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Two Spanish film premieres stand out on this week’s billboard, Nacho G. Velilla’s Por los pelos and David Serrano’s Voy a pasármelo bien. Cinema days will also stop at films such as Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s The Beast and the comedy Con canas ya lo loco, starring Diane Keaton. On the other hand, the Norwegian director Eskil Vogt reveals his favorite sequence, which comes from a film by Nicolas Roeg.

22.00 / Movistar Classic

‘Night of the Hunter’

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USA, 1955 (89 minutes). Director: Charles Laughton. Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish.

Actor Charles Laughton directed this film throughout his career. Nothing more was needed: he created the most perverse fairy tale in cinema history. Robert Mitchum has the word love tattooed on his right hand; on the left the word hate. And he presents a look more terrifying than the exploits of hundreds of cinematic monsters. Laughton follows him with his camera in his turbulent machinations until he becomes the embodiment of evil. James Agee’s flawless screenplay is transformed into terrifying images, illuminated by the chiaroscuro of Stanley Cortez’s photography and the creative skill of single-film director Laughton.

22.00 / AXN White

“Erin Brokovich”

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USA, 1999 (130 minutes). Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart.

In 2000, Steven Soderbergh provided the extraordinary Traffic and this work, Solid Solid, which explores the true story of a humble and fierce woman confronted by a big company she claims is responsible for polluting the waterways village is responsible.

22.10 / antenna 3

Music and humor in “I see how you sing”

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Antonio Carmona is a guest in the third part of the program presented by Manel Fuentes. The participants range from the Youtuber to the butcher, to a spinning instructor, a swimming coach to a breakdancer. Carmona will use his musical experience to help determine if the contestants are authentic singers or impostors, along with usual advisers Ruth Lorenzo, Josie and El Monaguillo.


“The postman always calls twice”

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When the postman rings twice. USA, 1981 (116 minutes). Director: Bob Rafaelson. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange.

In 1946, Tay Garnett made a film noir masterpiece by adapting James M. Cain’s excellent novel. Almost 40 years later, Bob Rafelson attacked them again. Enjoying the freedom of not enduring harsh censorship, Rafelson amplifies the story’s amoral tone and emphasizes the erotic tension between the protagonists, a couple obsessed with greed and a desire for sexual self-assertion. The director maintains a dry and sharp staging loaded with suffocating images.

0.20 / The 1st

‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’

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My best friend’s wedding. USA, 1997 (100 minutes). Directed by PJ Hogan. Cast: Julia Roberts, Dermont Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett.

The director of the terrific Muriel’s Wedding delivers a surprise attempt to break with convention to tell Julia Roberts’ attempts to ensure her soulmate doesn’t marry Cameron Díaz. An efficient and funny comedy that skilfully builds gags, describes its characters with precise strokes and is supported by an interpretation by Rupert Everett that surprises with its skill and elegance.

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