What to watch on TV today? Friday June 18, 2021 | TV

9.00 / Netflix

Fourth season of ‘Elite’

Start a new course in Elite, the series starring Diego Martín, Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi and Manu Ríos. And with him comes a new director: one of the most powerful businessmen in Europe ready to redirect the school, which, according to him, has been out of control in recent years. And this director brings his family with him, three teenagers too used to always having their way and who will endanger the union and friendship of the older students. Again a clash of sides, now between the old world (the students and the usual rules) and the new (the new leadership and the new colleagues, among whom is also Pol Granch). A clash that will end up exploding and causing a tragedy, with a victim and a person responsible whose identity they must discover.

15.00 / Movistar Action

‘The hobbit: an unexpected journey’

The hobbit. United States, 2012 (169 minutes). Director: Peter Jackson. Performers: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen.

Directed by Peter Jackson, this is the first of three films to bring JRR Tolkien’s popular novel The Hobbit, the prequel to The Lord of the Rings, to the big screen. Although it cannot be denied that it achieves its goal, to entertain, it is far in spectacularity and imagination from its predecessors due, to a large extent, to its excessive footage. Otherwise, more adventures in Middle-earth.

15.00 / Four

New day at the Euro

Three games are played today in the group stage of the Eurocup. The first to enter the field (Four, 15.00) will be the teams of Sweden and Slovakia, the Swedes with the obligation to win after the draw against Spain and the Slovaks, first in Group E, to obtain their pass to the next round. At its end (Four, 18.00), Croatia and the Czech Republic will face each other in a crucial match for both, the Croats not to be eliminated and for the Czechs to consolidate the leadership of Group D. The final touch to the day (Telecinco, 21.00), British duel between England and Scotland.

15.35 / Comedy Central

‘No reservations’

No Reservations. United States, 2007 (105 minutes). Director: Scott Hicks. Performers: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin.

The director of the most interesting Shine adapts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones (here as a brilliant cook, extremely obsessed with her work, reserved and without a personal life), the previous German hit Delicious Martha, by Sandra Nettelbeck. The result, a culinary comedy short of salt.

17.56 / TCM


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 devises a risky plan to get six of the country alive. American diplomats. Tense, intense and surprising.

19.53 / TCM

‘The final trick (The prestige’

The prestige. United States, 2006 (128 minutes). Director: Christopher Nolan. Performers: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale.

The story of the savage rivalry between two great wizards (played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman) in 19th century England served Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins) to realize this ambitious mix of reality and fantasy. Perfectly set.

20.15 / Movistar VHS


United States, 1982 (95 minutes). Director: Bob Clark. Performers: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Kim Catrall.

Bob Clark followed in the wake of the popular American graffiti, by George Lucas, to shoot this crazy production framed in the so-called student cinema. Spree, dubious jokes, and a lot of hooliganism for one of the blockbusters of the time.

20.30 / The 2

Review of the billboard in ‘Film Days’

This week, Movie days will have as godmother the actress and director Mabel Lozano, winner of a Goya for best documentary short film for Biography of a woman’s corpse. In addition, it will review the most prominent premieres of the film billboard, which include titles such as the British The Englishman who took a suitcase and went to the end of the world, in which a 90-year-old retiree whose wife has just died embarks on an exciting journey, the Italian The poet and the spy, a biographical drama set in the 1930s by Gianluca Jodice, and the Spanish fantasy drama directed by Ainhoa ​​Rodríguez Brave flash. Finally, the 49th edition of the Huesca Festival, the FilMadrid Festival and a memory for the American actor Ned Beatty (Network Y All the president’s men) passed away this Monday.

21.30 / The Sixth

Divorce law turns 40

Traditional values ​​governed the Spain of the Transition. The Church had a monopoly on the marriage breakdown, with its costly nullity proceedings. But the divorce law would make that right accessible to everyone. When 40 years of the divorce law are fulfilled, the sixth column talk to those who managed, against all pressures, to conquer an unimaginable right just a few years ago. Talk to those who stood up to the power of the Church, to pioneer women who broke with tradition, and to their husbands. Divorce offered a new freedom in a time of oppression for women.

22.00 / TNT

Bob Pop is ‘lost fagot’

Created and written by Bob Pop, directed by Alejandro Marín and starring Carlos González, Gabriel Sánchez, Candela Peña and Alba Flores, Lost fagot it is a fiction loosely inspired by the writer’s own life. The protagonist is a village boy who tries to find his own identity and whom the viewer will find in various stages of his life: the eighties, when he was an overweight teenager who was fond of musicals; the period of discovery during his student period in Madrid, and finally the present, where the viewer will find him already a writer.

22.00 / Movistar Premieres


Train to Busan 2. South Korea, 2020 (116 minutes). Director: Yeon Sang-ho. Cast: Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-hyun, Lee Re.

After the good results reaped by Train to Busan, one of the commercial successes of recent Korean fantasy cinema, director Yeon Sang-ho returns to his zombie universe with this sequel, set four years after the events recounted by his mother, when the zombie contagion spread across the Korean peninsula , turning it into a post-apocalyptic desert. Now, Captain Jung-seok and his group of mercenaries enter Ground Zero with the dangerous mission of recovering an abandoned truck in the middle of Seoul and flee as soon as possible. However, all his plans fall apart.

22.10 / Antenna 3

The battles of ‘La voz kids’ start

Tonight, The voice Kids a new phase begins, the battles. The fifteen talents of each team will go on stage three at a time and each coach will only be able to keep one of them, which means that only five will be chosen to move on to the next phase of the program. In addition, each team has the possibility of stealing a talent from another coach. Once the coach has chosen who will be the talent that goes to the next phase, the other coaches will be able to keep one of the non-selected ones. But they can only do it once in the entire Battles phase.

22.10 / The 1

‘The untouchables of Eliot Ness’

The Untouchables. United States, 1987 (112 minutes). Director: Brian de Palma. Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert de Niro.

Elliot Ness and his boys try to put Al Capone himself behind bars in this popular film masterfully directed by Brian de Palma that pays tribute to such mythical names as Sergei Eisenstein or Sergio Leone. With impeccable style and visual rhythm, it portrays Prohibition Chicago in all its realism, accompanied by the ever-evocative music of Morricone. At the head of the cast, a young Kevin Costner, accompanied by supporters of the stature of Sean Connery and Robert de Niro. Essential.

22.30 / COSMO


United States, 2006 (139 minutes). Director: Mel Gibson. Performers: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer.

Mel Gibson, now back in directing roles after Passion of Christ, it moves to the turbulent times that marked the end of the Mayan civilization. And he does it with his particular vision of cinema and without sparing realism in the bloodiest scenes. Three Oscar nominations for a film, spoken in Yucatecan (one of the twenty existing Mayan languages), which will not leave anyone indifferent.

22.45 / FDF


Spain, 2018 (108 minutes). Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera. Performers: Dani Rovira, Alexandra Jiménez, Julián López.

After giving life to a classic of the Spanish comic in Anacleto: secret agent, Javier Ruiz Caldera now fixes his attention on Superlópez, an icon of Spanish popular culture created in 1973 by the cartoonist Jan. The person in charge of getting into the skin of the superhero with the mustache is a very correct Dani Rovira, perfectly supported by his teammates. cast (Alexandra Jiménez, Julián López and Maribel Verdú). Goya to the best special effects. As a curiosity, the main theme of this nice comedy is the song I wanted to be normalby Tequila.

22.30 / The Sixth

‘Research team’ and cryptocurrencies

In places like the island of Ibiza you can buy a house, rent a boat or eat rice paying with bitcoin. There are already four million people in Spain who invest in the digital currency, attracted by the rise in its price. Students and not so young do it through platforms that promise high returns. Reporters from Research team unravel in The cryptocurrency fever the keys to a revolution that is not without risks. The deceptions have multiplied by a thousand. In the last month, the Civil Guard has carried out a score of operations against alleged virtual money scammers. Some are being investigated in the National Court.

22.50 / Four

‘Viajeros Cuatro’ rediscovers La Palma and El Hierro

Volcanic landscapes, marine biodiversity and forests shaped by the wind, Travelers Four rediscover La Palma and El Hierro this week. The Los Tilos forest and the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, with the Roque de los Muchachos as the highest point on La Palma; and the biodiversity of the seabed of La Restinga and the juniper forest twisted by the effect of the trade winds, will be part of this second installment of the program.

23.49 / 0#

‘Movistar + sessions with Dani Fernández

Despite his youth, Dani Fernández has already traveled a long way in this field of music. From boyband he has become a soloist, and in that journey he has known how to surround himself with great traveling companions. To say that his music moves him is the compliment that best fits and that makes him the happiest, because that is his dream come true. A bunch of good songs, a cover that transports to the 70s, and an honest interview make up this installment of Movistar + sessions. During the talk with the presenter Arturo Paniagua, Dani Fernández recalls his beginnings as an artist, his passion for the stage, his collaborations with other singers, and the communicative power of music.

1.56 / TCM

‘The last Emperor’

The Last Emperor. United Kingdom-Italy, 1987 (155 minutes). Director: Bernardo Bertolucci. Performers: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole.

Wonderful film inspired by the story of Puyi, the last emperor of China, which Bernardo Bertolucci brought to celluloid in a grand and spectacular way – it was the first time it had been shot inside the Forbidden City. Nine statuettes from the Hollywood Academy – among them, best film and director – guarantee the quality of this film, which contains, among many other virtues, the great photography of Vittorio Storaro and the unforgettable music composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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