What to watch on TV today? Saturday July 24, 2021 | TV

7.00 / La 1 and Eurosport

New day of the JJ OO

After the spectacular opening of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the sport takes the leading role with an emotional day that will begin (7.00) with the men’s road cycling event, with Alejando Valverde as one of the favorites. Later (9.10), the Spanish men’s handball team will face the always complicated German block in their debut in the competition. The third appointment with Spanish sport will be with women’s water polo, with the match between South Africa and Spain.

8.00 / DMAX

Today is ‘Alien Day’

Last month, US aerial sensors recorded multiple incidents of “unidentified aerial phenomena,” the new term used by the US government for UFOs. However, most remain unexplained due to limitations around data and evidence collection capabilities. This Saturday, the UFO theme conquers the DMAX programming that, one more summer, has prepared a special day on the subject. The channel celebrates a new edition of Alien Day that, for the third consecutive year, includes an offer of thematic programming with a wide variety of formats on aliens, paranormal events, myths and legends, and even theories that point to extraterrestrial origin of some religious beliefs.

15.00 / Movistar CineÑ

‘The wolves of Washington’

Spain, 1999 (87 minutes). Director: Mariano Barroso. Interpreters: Javier Bardem, José Sancho, Alberto San Juan.

As in his debut behind the camera with My soul brother, director Mariano Barroso once again explores the soul of characters marked by despair and loneliness. On this occasion, with a script by the journalist Juan Cavestany, he fixes his attention on two friends and associates who plan to steal 20 million pesetas from their former boss. From this moment on, the Madrid night will give the three many surprises. The best, without a doubt, the excellent cast of interpreters, led by Javier Bardem.

15.00 / Fox Life

‘Australia’

Australia-United States, 2008 (165 minutes). Director: Baz Luhrmann. Performers: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Bryan Brown, Tony Barry.

After the success of the musical Red Mill, Baz Luhrmann completely changes the register. Now he wants to show off classic filmmaker ways and presents an epic and romantic adventure that vindicates the culture of the Australian aborigines and narrates the difficult moments lived by the mestizos after the arrival of some colonizers who devastated the local population and caused real social dramas. Ambitious story that raises its quality thanks to the good work of its leading partner, especially Nicole Kidman.

15.45 / Neox

‘Wild pigs’

Wild Hogs. United States, 2007 (100 minutes). Director: Walt Becker. Performers: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence.

With a cast full of familiar faces and some necessary doses of humor comes this comedy, in which a group of middle-aged friends decide to get out of the routine by embarking on a crazy motorcycle trip. The problems, of course, will not be long in coming. Wasted, yet entertaining.

18.09 / Movistar CineÑ

‘The tower of Suso’

Spain, 2007 (92 minutes). Director: Tom Fernández. Interpreters: Javier Cámara, Gonzalo de Castro, César Vea.

Director Tom Fernández made his feature film debut with this emotional, not sentimental, bittersweet comedy about the return of an emigrant (a role played by the ever-effective Javier Cámara) to his native Asturias and the reunion with his friends. A tribute to friendship that achieved three deserved Goya nominations.

20.15 / Movistar Fest

‘The Artist’

France, 2011 (100 minutes). Director: Michel Hazanavicius. Performers: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman.

After some years trying to carry this project forward (a silent, black and white film), Michel Hazanavicikus finally saw his efforts rewarded. The result, a splendid tribute to classic cinema, awarded five oscars, that supported his undeniable quality in a direction full of passion and some protagonists in a state of grace (dog included).

20.57 / Sundance TV

‘Scoop’

United States, 2006 (96 minutes). Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman.

After the brilliant Match point, Woody Allen, here giving life to a curious magician who investigates a crime together with a student, returns to his particular cinematographic universe to gift his followers with this funny comedy. Along with the New York genius, actors like Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman or Ian McShane. Although considered by many as a minor in the filmography of the New York genius, a must with good cinema.

21.00 / The Sixth

‘laSexta noche’ with Mónica García

This saturday, the sixth night receives Mónica García, spokesperson for Más Madrid and former minister Miguel Sebastián. In addition, the program experts will analyze the measures and restrictions to control the fifth wave of the pandemic. Boticaria García, meanwhile, will offer the best advice to spend a summer free of burns and stings, they will try to solve the problem of the price of electricity with professors Gonzalo Bernardos and Juan Ramón Rallo; and Luis Quevedo will give the keys to make us safely with the new pharmacy tests.

21.09 / Fox

‘Lucy’

France, 2014 (90 minutes). Director: Luc Besson. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik.

As in Nikita, the director and screenwriter Luc Besson returns to give the title role of a hectic delivery of action to a woman, in this case the effective Scarlett Johansson. The actress gets into the skin of a young woman who exercises from for some drug traffickers and who acquires special abilities after breaking one of the bags of drugs that he carries. Although in its final part it raves a bit, the first 40 minutes are devastating.

21.30 / Movistar CineÑ

‘And Your Mother Too’

Mexico-United States, 2001 (101 minutes). Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Interpreters: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna.

Alfonso Cuarón returns to his native country to film an emotional journey with a realistic tone that bases part of its charm on the work of its three main actors. This trio, faced with the need for a change of life, heads to the coast without a defined direction, in an adventure that will be decisive in their lives and where innocence, sexuality and friendship come into unexpected conflict. Best Screenplay Award at the Venice Film Festival.

21.30 / The 1

Vaccinations in ‘Weekly Report’

Half of the Spanish population is already vaccinated. The campaign that began seven months ago with supply problems has accelerated to approaching half a million inoculations a day. Weekly report addresses in this installment the mass vaccination campaigns in Spain, in full impact of the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The program addresses the outcome so far of these campaigns and the status of new product research. The complete regimen, experts agree, is “extremely effective” and in more than 90% of cases “stops the serious disease.” And then you will analyze the legal situation of marijuana in the United States.

22.00 / Telecinco

Irene Rosales, guest in ‘See you again’

In this installment of To see you again, Irene Rosales receives a surprise from a person very dear to her: her sister Mari Tere. Other guests of To see you again They are a young man who wants to find his two biological brothers, of whom he only knows the name; a woman who arrives ready to put an end to the confrontation she has with her sister-in-law to regain the special relationship she had with her mother-in-law; a mother who feels that she has failed her children, whom she wants to apologize to in order to regain her love; and a young woman who makes an emotional confession to her partner, to whom she assures that she is ready to have a baby.

22.03 / 0#

‘The Sniper’

American Sniper. United States, 2014 (132 minutes). Director: Clint Eastwood. Performers: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes.

Without reaching the quality of Gran Torino, Eastwood puts all his cinematic knowledge in this correct film focused on the person of Chris Kyle, a Texan who broke the record for deaths as a sniper in the US Army. Nice work by Bradley Cooper, but the set shows something

23.35 / The 1

‘Hancock’

United States, 2008 (88 minutes). Director: Peter Berg. Cast: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman.

Produced by well-known director and screenwriter Michael Mann (Heat) and the direction of Peter Berg (The sole survivor) presents this mix of action and comedy in which the box office owner Will Smith puts himself in the shoes of a finished and alcoholic superhero. Everything changes when one day he saves the life of an idealistic public relations, who decides to return the favor by washing his battered image. A good start that little by little is losing strength due to a script that is not entirely round. Of course, entertainment is guaranteed.

23.45 / The 2

‘Themed night’ reviews Tiananmen

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen, Thematic nightto discover, under the heading Tiananmen: seven weeks that changed the world, the political intrigue of the student demonstration that ended in a massacre. On June 4, 1989, the Tiananmen massacre took place, the bloody repression by the Chinese authorities against the pro-democracy student movement, leaving thousands of people dead. Thanks to eyewitness testimony and the unprecedented leak of thousands of internal Party documents, known as the Tiananmen Papers, the truth about the brutal crackdown can be understood. At present, nothing in the square remembers the events and Beijing continues to silence the events. Includes reports The people against the party Y The match against the people.

1.29 / Hollywood

‘Moneyball: breaking the rules’

Moneybal. United States, 2011 (130 minutes). Director: Bennett Miller. Performers: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt.

With a powerful script written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, a balanced cast – great work by Brad Pitt – and the world of baseball as the setting, this careful drama is presented in which Bennett Miller talks about human relationships, failures and triumphs . It deserves a review.

1.58 / AMC

‘Truman Capote’

United States, 2005 (109 minutes). Director: Bennett Miller. Performers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener.

Outstanding biographical drama focused on part of the life of the famous writer Truman Capote, specifically from 1959, the year in which he read in a newspaper the brutal murder of the four members of a Kansas family, until the day, in 1965, in which the responsible were executed. A gripping film for which its lead actor, an impressive Philip Seymour Hoffman, was awarded an Oscar.

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