15.00 / Movistar drama
‘La La Land’
USA, 2016 (130 minutes). Directed by Damien Chazelle. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie De Witt.
To recreate the old music cinema in mid-2016, Audacity was needed. Damien Chazelle not only inherits the visual modes but also the spirit of the classics, transforming an almost simple story into a masterpiece thanks to the sharpness of his camera. Almost in the manner of Borges’ Pierre Menard, a carbon copy has never looked so modern.
5:40 p.m. / Sundance
Spain, 2005 (118 minutes). Directed by Gerardo Herrero. Cast: José Luis García Pérez, Cuca Escribano, Carme Elías, Pilar Castro, Roberto Enríquez.
Gerardo Herrero adapts Almudena Grandes’ novel of the same name and creates an emotional portrait of suffering and torn characters. Los aires difíciles presents an intricate narrative structure that weaves together three historical times and talks about friendship and the importance of second chances. Herrero draws his characters with care, skillfully plays with dramatic tension, and surrounds himself with a memorable cast.
18.00 / Four
Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi face to face
After more than two years since their last sporting encounter, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi face off again in a friendly between Paris Saint Germain and Riyadh Season (a selection of the top two teams from Saudi Arabia). Cristiano Robnaldo will act as captain in this team, which is made up of the best players from Al-Nassr, his new team, and Al-Hilal, led by Argentinian Marcelo Gallardo.
20.20 / Movistar classic
USA, 1969 (94 minutes). Directed by Dennis Hopper. Cast: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson.
It may not have been intentional at the time, but Easy Rider became a symbol for a generation. Dennis Hopper went behind the camera for the first time to shoot a very low-budget work, in a crude and hasty manner that is all the more jarring by its charge of overt pessimism. Easy Rider follows two declassified and amoral protagonists, drawn by the aesthetics of the western: although they have no horses, they ride on the metal of their Harley Davidsons. Along the way, they encounter the hippie movement and breathe in the flavors of the Beat Generation while trying to dodge the javelins of a society that hates them.
21.00 / 1
Villarreal-Real Madrid in the King’s Cup
Villarreal’s Raul Albiol, left, and Juan Foyth try to stop Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Villareal and Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Villareal, eastern Spain, on Saturday January 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
The round of 16 of the cup today includes the clash between Villarreal and Real Madrid at the Cerámica stadium. A game in which the Whites are looking for a ticket to the quarterfinals against an opponent they lost to in the league twelve days ago (2-1) and to which they are more than likely with the loss of Lucas Vázquez and the Absences come Alaba and Tshouaméni.
21.20 / Sun Dance
USA, 2009 (110 minutes). Directed by Lee Daniels. Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey.
Lee Daniels adapts the controversial and spasmodic novel Push by Ramona Lofton (written under the pen name Shappire). Precious launches into a terrifying story that embraces a protagonist wracked by a miserable existence: an obese, illiterate teenager abused by her mother, who is struggling to escape social exclusion. The film bears the inconsistencies of a sometimes capricious script, but has commendable visual strength and is based on a stunning cast of actresses.
21.45 / antenna 3
Anne Igartiburu in The Anthill
The El Homiguero set will be visited by the popular Anne Igartiburu. The presenter will discuss her recent Christmas experience, which saw her streaming the end-of-the-year chimes for the first time. He will also present his book La vida empieza cada día, in which he offers reflections and exercises on emotional well-being for every day.
22.00 / TCM
“Prisoners of Evil”
The bad and the beautiful. USA, 1952 (115 minutes). Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Cast: Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner.
The corners of Hollywood where myths and stars are born, but where careerism and rejection also live. These are the lands covered by this dark and turbulent melodrama in which the life of a tyrannical producer is reviewed by those who loved him and also by those who suffered because of it. In this way, the story is broken down into different levels, like a mirror game in which the teacher Minnelli plays with the different points of view that reveal both truths and lies.
22.00 / The 2
“The Flux Capacitor” traces the history of food
Food throughout history This is the focus of today’s edition of The Flux Capacitor. The program will trace back to the Paleolithic diet, which was crucial to the evolution of the species. It will also reveal the secrets of diet in the Middle Ages, it will focus on the importance of gastronomy in the identity of cities and it will discover the history of Basque fishermen who fished in search of whales, tuna or cod.
22.30 / The sixth
Another restaurant in trouble for Chicote
In this episode of A Nightmare in the Kitchen, Alberto Chicote travels to Málaga to answer the emergency call of the daughter of the owners of Bámbola, a place that does not win over the public and that threatens to jeopardize the relationship between his parents. Running the premises has caused so many failures that the company’s debt has skyrocketed, forcing the daughter to pick up the bills.
22.50 / 1st
New competition: ‘All against 1’
One candidate against an entire country. Who will win? This is the approach of Todos contra 1, the new TVE competition presented by Rodrigo Vázquez and Raúl Gómez. A participant on the set or a spectator from home can win up to 100,000 euros every week by solving spectacular tasks. The audience plays through the program app and answers the same questions that are asked live to the program participant. At the end of the evening, the winner is the contestant themselves or a randomly selected household in Spain, which wins the prize for the most participating competition in history.
23.25 / Movistar cinema Ñ
Spain, 1990 (100 minutes). Directed by Vicente Aranda. Cast: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Maribel Verdu.
One of the best films of Vicente Aranda’s career. Inspired by the crime known as Tetuán de las Victorias, Amantes is set in the format of a relentless and dense melodrama set in the post-war era. A widow and maid who share a passion for a young soldier are the engines of a suffocating and morbid story in which Aranda’s camera acts as a stiletto, piercing the misery of his characters.
1.00 / Movistar drama
1988 (140 minutes). Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino.
A troubled Tom Cruise finds a brother he never knew existed: an autistic man with an amazing memory who is none other than Dustin Hoffman, who, in the absence of a convincing staging, offers an acting performance.
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