What’s on TV today?  Wednesday 18 January 2023

What’s on TV today? Wednesday 18 January 2023

13.20 / Movistar classic

’39 steps’

Whats on TV today Wednesday 18 January 2023

The thirty-nine steps. United Kingdom, 1935 (83 minutes). Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll.

The Master Hitchcock insists on one of his favorite themes: the wrong doer, the common man who becomes embroiled in a spiral of intrigue, in this case an espionage plot, that he must confront. A powerful and intelligent exercise in suspense, 39 Steps was created by the filmmaker as the pinnacle of his career on the British stage, a vibrant and compelling film.

18.00 / Movistar cinema Ñ

‘grooves’

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Spain, 1951 (100 minutes). Director: Jose Antonio Nieves Conde. Cast: Maria Asquerino, Luis Pena, Francisco Arenzana.

It was shot more than 70 years ago, but Surcos is still one of the most powerful films in Spanish cinema. With a cheekiness that was unusual for that time, he throws himself into the lap of a peasant family moving to Madrid and portrays the problems faced by its members in surviving and sticking together in the city. Furrows is a conscience-wrenching film, a bitter, aggressive, shocking work, a scathing look at the post-war era, heir to the alleged neo-realists.

21.00 / 1

King’s Cup: Levante – Atlético Madrid

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Tonight’s Copa del Rey round of 16 matches feature a duel between Levante and Atlético de Madrid at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium. The Levantine side, third in the second division, come to the clash after eliminating Getafe in the preliminary round. For their part, the Rojiblancos attend the game after eliminating Oviedo.

21.50 / The 2

The intimate face of Pablo López, Yolanda Ramos and Teresa Perales

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The Las tres puertas room, with María Casado at the helm, receives three new popular characters. The program begins with a conversation with musician Pablo López, who recalls the beginnings of his career and performs his latest single entitled Quasi Live. Later it will be actress Yolanda Ramos’ turn and next up will be Paralympic swimmer Teresa Perales.

22.00 / TCM

‘macbeth’

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USA, 1948 (100 minutes). Directed by Orson Welles. Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O’Herlihy.

Macbeth is the first Shakespearean adaptation to be filmed by Orson Welles, a production that faced all sorts of financial problems that seriously jeopardized the film adaptation of the work. By this point, Welles was already a cursed filmmaker in Hollywood and barely able to get any funding, but he managed to film Macbeth on a ridiculous budget, in just three weeks and after four months of rehearsals, thanks to the theater company he formed with John Houseman founded. the mercury theatre. With all of this, he launched a massive work that embodies Shakespearean words with an overwhelming sense of reality. Welles’ Macbeth is a haunted and haunted character, almost somber. His tragedy has never had such rigor, such suffocating physical and visual force in the cinema. It wasn’t that radically bitter either.

22.00 / Hollywood

notting hill

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United Kingdom, 1998 (118 minutes). Directed by Roger Michel. Cast: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Alec Baldwin.

A well done romantic comedy that doesn’t add anything new to the genre but tells a funny story with simplicity and intelligence that can’t be said otherwise. Hugh Grant is a bookseller who falls in love with Julia Roberts (an actress as good as ever), a movie star, which will cause a lot of gags.

22.30 / The sixth

“The last fortress”

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The Last Castle. United States, 2001 (124 minutes). Director: Rod Lurie. Cast: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo.

A prison drama in which the acting power of Redford and Gandolfini shines. The thing is that one is a soldier locked in a maximum security prison and the other is the one running it with an iron fist of course. The lack of originality of the Palia story with the charisma of the actors and with a laborious staging that tries to elicit restlessness from their images.

22.45 / antenna 3

Another date with the Catch a Million contest

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The second special program of the Catch-a-Million competition comes to Antena 3 to celebrate its 10th anniversary, presented by Manel Fuentes. The program maintains the mechanics that made the format famous and offers €1 million in real money cash on the table. The aim of the game is to keep as much money as possible until the last question.

22.50 / Telecinco

Second episode of the series “Scandal”

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The second part of Scandal. Portrait of an obsession delves into the conflicts of its characters. After an argument with his father, Hugo is sent to a very strict boarding school. Aware that the young man’s departure is an obstacle to the continuation of their meetings, Inés does not hesitate to approach the young man’s father and establish a relationship with him, with the sole aim of convincing him to bring him back .

23.00 / WE ARE

‘The South’

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Spain, 1983 (90 minutes). Directed by Viktor Erice. Cast: Omero Antonutti, Lola Cardona, Iciar Bollain.

Ten years after making an icon of Spanish cinema like The Spirit of the Beehive, Victor Erice delivered his second film. However, El Sur is an unfinished work: the filming was interrupted when a substantial part of the screenplay still had to be filmed, which would have meant the result of the film. However, its magic remains: Erice’s cinema explodes, withers, carried by inimitable ellipses, by virtuoso camera movements and by a radical gaze that turns his images into shocking simulations of life.

23.00 / Be crazy

sleeper

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USA, 1996 (150 minutes). Director: Barry Levinson. Cast: Jason Patric, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, Dustin Hoffman.

Four young people are locked up in a horrific correctional facility where they will suffer abuse that will shape their lives forever. Sleepers uses conventional narrative elements, yes, but it grows thanks to the hard work of Barry Levinson behind the camera and the work of a spectacular cast of actors.

23.35 / Movistar Classic

‘Carrie’

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United States, 1976 (95 minutes). Director: Brian DePalma. Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William Katt.

Already in his first films, Brian De Palma clearly showed his playful and bombastic cinema concept, which should lead him to heights like Snake Eyes and Femme fatale, but also to disasters like Dressed to Kill and In the Name of Cain. . This adaptation of Stephen King’s first novel tells the gruesome story of a young woman with telekinetic powers who is dominated by a fanatical and possessive mother.

0.30 / The 2

‘slaves of the image’, in ‘actuality command’

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Four out of ten Spaniards have undergone an aesthetic procedure. The Esclavos de la imagen report that Comando actualidad is presenting tonight deals with the world of this type of medicine, where experts warn that penetration has increased and it is estimated that in Spain there are a thousand centers without authorization, and that consumers of aesthetic Medicine is getting younger and younger.

0.40 / Paramount Channel

‘Jeepers Creepers’

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United States, 2001 (87 minutes). Director: Viktor Salva. Cast: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Patricia Belchner, Jonathan Breck.

The first half hour of Jeepers Creepers is worth dozens of horror movies to hit the screens. A child prodigy of almost unbearable narrative tension that plunges the viewer into a terrifying, suffocating world where suggestion is the primary weapon. It’s a shame that subsequent story development makes all of this explicit in order to focus on the horrifying carnage (filmed, yes, with undeniable visual power) of a monster that feeds on humans to regenerate its cells. The rest of the film doesn’t live up to its masterful start.

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