What to watch on TV today? Saturday January 30, 2021 | TV

14.00 / Paramount Network

Piraña 3D

Piranha 3D. USA, 2011 (83 minutes). Director: Alexandre Aja. Performers: Steven R. McQueen, Jerry O’Connell, Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott, Ving Rhames.

From a well-understood impudence, Alexandre Aja acts as a cinematic vandal in a film that is more of an intentional comedy than a horror film. His commitment to recovering entertainment cinema in its purest form provides a flood of images that combine technical perfection and lack of scruples.

18.30 / Movistar Action

Reservoir Dogs

USA, 1992 (100 minutes). Director: Quentin Tarantino. Interpreters: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn.

Little did Tarantino imagine that his first film would serve to establish him as a benchmark in the cinema of the nineties. With Reservoir Dogs he pulverized the cinema screens thanks to an irreverent and furious gaze that creates a plot as tense as it is aggressive that it seems to have been created by an acrobat. Tarantino, full of filmic vitality, intertwines the adventures of several characters, united to rob a bank in a robbery that the viewer will never see; you will only attend to its consequences.

19.20 / The 1

Manolito Gafotas

Spain, 1998 (86 minutes). Director: Miguel Albaladejo. Interpreters: David Sánchez, Roberto Álvarez, Adriana Ozores.

The literary character created by Elvira Lindo comes to life on the screen in an adaptation that features the work of the writer and director Miguel Albaladejo as a scriptwriter, who offers another sample of extensive record as a filmmaker. The creator of movies of the likes of The open sky succeeds in capturing the essence of the original text, skillfully playing with the traditional elements of the plot and infusing rhythm to a film as funny as it is intelligent, full of humorous sequences.

19.30 / TCM

The Sun’s empire

Empire of the Sun. USA, 1987 (152 minutes). Director: Steven Spielberg. Performers: Christian Bale, John Malkovich.

Masterful adaptation of the novel by JG Ballard, turned into images full of bitterness. Spielberg addresses the story of the protagonist’s vicissitudes in such a way that the viewer has to look through his eyes, his fascination: a child separated from his parents, immersed in the invasion of China by the Japanese.

19.55 / Movistar CineÑ

The stick

Spain, 2001 (85 minutes). Director: Eva Lesmes. Interpreters: Adriana Ozores, Carmen Maura, Maribel Verdú, Malena Alterio.

After debuting with the interesting Put a man in your life Eva Lesmes delivered another remarkable film, focusing on four women from different social strata who come together to rob a bank. The filmmaker’s skill achieves that The stick Not only does it work like a good bittersweet comedy, but it also offers a unique and warm portrait of a group of characters who will discover that many more things connect them than they would have imagined.

21.30 / The 1

Interview with Barack Obama

The TVE correspondent in Washington, Cristina Olea, interviews the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, within the space Weekly Report. This is the only interview to a Spanish television granted by the ex-president, who will speak by videoconference with Cristina Olea about the new direction of his country and the future of Europe, among other matters.

22.00 / Nova

Third season of the series ‘Hercai’

Nova will premiere the third season of the Turkish series tonightto Hercai, that incorporates new characters and reveals some of the secrets of its plot. Hercai combines Ancestral customs of southern Turkey with the values ​​of the most modern Turkey. The new season starts with the decision of Miran, who decides to leave Midyat and build a new life with Reyyan away from everything. An option that will not be well accepted by Sadoglu, who has very different plans for the two main families.

22.00 / DMAX

The mystery of a crater in the English countryside

The documentary series Curiosities of the Earth This installment follows the journey of historian Martin Morgan to the English countryside, after some satellites capture the image of a huge crater. Morgan will discover that it is the largest accidental explosion in history, decimating an entire rural community. A catastrophic incident that turned into a huge cover-up.

22.10 / Antenna 3

The Town. City of thieves

USA, 2010 (125 minutes). Director: Ben Affleck. Performers: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, Pete Postlethwaite, Jeremy Renner.

Ben Affleck’s directing career grew thanks to this intense and robust thriller who accepts the codes of the black genre to turn on a group of robbers who survive in the Charlestown neighborhood. Affleck shows a narrative pulse that brings him closer to the classics, as in the robbery sequence that opens the film. It is true that the script abuses conventions, but the force of the filmmaker’s images makes the story throb.

0.30 / Hollywood

Boogie Nights

EE UU, 1997 (152 minutos). Director: Paul Thomas Anderson. Intérpretes: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy.

The now exalted Paul Thomas Anderson broke one of the taboos of the American audiovisual in his second film to go through the ins and outs of his porn cinema. Wrapped in a complex narrative structure, an example of rhythm and intensity, Boogie Nights He stirred up the audience with a powerful story, with a lewd and foul-minded spirit, but also bitter and terrible, which, although it showed the jovial face of the industry, did not elude its most somber and dehumanized tones.