What to watch today on TV? Saturday March 5, 2022 | Television

15.00 / Movistar Premieres

‘West Side Story’

USA, 1961 (145 minutes). Director: Robert Wise. With: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn.

One of the most famous musicals in the history of cinema. The immortal story of Romeo and Juliet takes on the present in this dramatic and beautiful story of gang love, set in the grim environment of Brooklyn’s street gangs of the era. In addition to having been awarded several Oscars (film and director, among others) and magnificent performances (unforgettable Natalie Wood), has not lost an iota of interest over the years. Essential.

3:30 p.m. / The Sixth

“The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King”

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. USA-Nuneva Zelenda, 2003 (193 minutes). Director: Peter Jackson. With: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen.

Frodo is at the gates of Mordor to destroy the ring, but he will need the rest of the fellowship to distract Sauron with an ultimate battle between the forces of good and evil. With this argument begins the final installment of the trilogy based on Tolkien’s work, which Peter Jackson brought to the screen with an impressive media display and great respect for the original. Awarded 11 Oscars.

3:40 p.m. / Four

‘Site status’

Headquarters. USA, 1998 (111 minutes). Director: Edward Zwick. Starring: Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis.

Just before making titles like The last Samourai Where blood diamond, Edward Zwick stages this political intrigue in which he presents a New York devastated by a series of terrorist attacks. It’s all about showing Denzel Washington (good as always) and Bruce Willis (weak) bringing order to the matter, however improbable the action may be. However, as simple entertainment, it works.

17.50 / Four

‘The Interpreter’

The interpreter. United States, 2005 (122 minutes). Director: Sydney Pollack. With: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener.

After six years of retirement, Sydney Pollack retired behind the camera to do it right Thriller in French filmed, for the first time in history, inside the United Nations building. Leading the cast are two of Hollywood’s finest actors: Nicole Kidman, playing an African-born UN interpreter, and Sean Penn, who plays the agent who must protect her from assassins.

6:45 p.m. / Action Movistar

‘Shorta. The weight of the law

Shorta. Denmark, 2020 (108 minutes). Directors: Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm. With: Jakob Ulrik Lohmann, Simon Sears.

Under the codes of action cinema and set in a multicultural Denmark full of racial tensions, this convulsive plot unfolds, start of its administrators, in which two agents, one disciplined and open to dialogue, the other abusive, face a strong outbreak of violence. In the words of Variety magazine, “an exciting crossover between training day and Assault on the district, with a timely social message that also brings the film closer to other titles such as Wretched Where Riot equipment.

19.00 / Sun Music

Legendary Spanish pop concerts

Sun Music Premieres Concerts with the sun, a space that recovers the most emblematic tours of some of the most important artists in the history of Spanish music. The protagonist of the first installment of is Loquillo. The format broadcasts the concert held at the Palace of Sports in Granada of its tour The believer (2014). Throughout the recital, the rocker reviews in front of 7,000 fans some of the great anthems of his career such as Ugly, loud and formal, lonely Cadillac or the rhythm of the garage accompanied by musicians like Leiva and Ariel Rot. In successive installments, the protagonists will be Jorge Drexler, Fito and Fitipaldis, Los Ronaldos, Rosendo and Enrique Bunbury.

7:35 p.m. / 1

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

Spain, 1988 (85 minutes). Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Performers: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Maria Barranco.

Pedro Almodóvar exudes charm in this sitcom which, for many, and without forgetting quality titles all about my mother Where Talk to him, It was one of the best films in his already extensive filmography. Excellent interpretive work by an extremely inspired cast for a fun production that deals with grief and madness and in which the particular and almost always original style of the filmmaker from La Mancha stands out. Well-deserved award for Best Screenplay at the Venice Film Festival.

20.00 / MCT


USA, 1996 (141 minutes). Director: Barry Levison. Starring: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt.

A group of marginalized young people who move into the so-called Hell’s Kitchen, a troubled New York neighborhood, will find their bones in a harsh reform school that will scar them for the rest of their lives. Hard but wonderful story in which Barry Levinson, director, among others, of rain man Where good morning vietnam, managed to mix the veteran of actors like Dustin Hoffman or Robert de Niro with the youth and freshness of Brad Pitt or Jason Patrick. A seductive adaptation of the controversial Bestseller by Lorenzo Calcaterra street children Very well told and with some deluxe interpretations.

20.27 / DTT


United States, 2016 (96 minutes). Director: Clint Eastwood. Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney.

The always efficient Tom Hanks now takes on the role of Commander Sullenberger in this biographical film, directed by Clint Eastwood, which recounts the events of early 2009, when an Airbus 320 had to perform a risky emergency landing maneuver in the river Hudson. Against all odds, everyone on board survived. It entertains, but it’s not the best work from its respected director.

9:00 p.m. / Movistar LaLiga

Duel with European flavor at the Bernabéu

Two teams that occupy European positions meet tonight at the Santiago Bernabéu. Real Madrid, who face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League next week, host Real Sociedad with the intention of retaining the six-point cushion they have over Sevilla. Los Vacos, meanwhile, have just beaten Mallorca and want to extend the two-visit unbeaten streak (a draw and a win). In addition, the day reserves three other clashes, Osasuna-Villarreal (2:00 p.m.), Espanyol-Getafe (4:15 p.m.) and, finally, Valencia-Granada (6:30 p.m.).

9:30 p.m. / The Sixth

‘laSexta noche’ analyzes the conflict in Ukraine

This Saturday, the sixth night will be in the hot spots of the war in Ukraine telling the last hour of what is happening, analyzing the consequences with the best experts, giving voice to the protagonists of a conflict that threatens the heart of Europe and responding to all the questions that will mark the future of the old continent: Will Ukraine resist the Russian attack? What will the world challenge? Are we facing the beginning of the Third World War? Is there a danger of nuclear attack? In addition, you will seek another way of doing politics with Manuela Carmena and Cristina Almeida.

9:30 p.m. / 1

‘Weekly Report’ travels to the border of Ukraine and Poland

The war has already expelled from Ukraine more than a million people to whom Europe has offered refuge, for the first time without limits or restrictions preventing them from moving freely in all the States of the European Union. A team of Weekly report He went to the border where most of these departures take place, the Medyka border in Poland. They receive first aid there, to feed themselves and rest after a very long journey in appalling conditions. He will also deal with the burned worker syndrome in ‘Le malaise des toilets’ and the victims of pederasty in the Catholic Church in ‘Fight against silence’.

22.00 / Four

‘The flight’

Flight. United States, 2012 (138 minutes). Director: Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle.

In her return to the real picture after the applause Christmas tale, Robert Zemeckis sets his sights on a pilot who makes an impossible landing and saves the lives of his passengers. But an investigation reveals that he did so despite an excessive level of alcohol and cocaine. As usual, Denzel Washington’s work is impeccable (his portrayal earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination), even if the story is predictable and sanctimonious, redemption talk included. It’s not a work of art but…

22.00 / Telecine

New surprises on ‘Idol kids’

Twelve small artists will compete to win the first places in the ranking of kids idols during a gala during which the jury will show its disagreement with the public for the low marks it grants, in its opinion, to the competitors on certain occasions. Two brothers who will be called “Princes of Light” by Omar Montes after his performance; a girl who, despite having an affected voice, obtains a golden ticket; a declared fan of Bustamante who surprises by singing a song composed by himself; and the surprise of a competitor who lives in France and whose family could not attend the program, will be among the highlights of the evening.

22.10 / Antenna 3

New season of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

After the success of the special editions with former contestants and celebrities, Antena 3 launches a new season with anonymous participants from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Hosted by Juanra Bonet, the show will return with its original mission: to turn anonymous contestants into millionaires who will face the show’s 15 questions. In this season, there will be many motivations for competitors to participate. The most varied personalities, very particular preoccupations and completely diverse profiles will complete a group of participants who arrive at the program with intact morale, the hope of being able to touch the million euros and with a certain dose of nerves, often necessary for face a challenge. nothing easier than the 15 questions, but an extremely exciting challenge.

11:40 p.m. / 2nd

The Incredible Lives of Betty White and Mae West

This week, the theme party tours the surprising lives of Betty White and Mae West with the premiere of “Betty White, The Golden Girl” and “Mae West, Dangerous Blonde.” With over 80 years in the television industry, Betty White had the longest television career as the first woman to appear on the small screen. Another eight-decade career was that of versatile actress Mae West. Provocative and sexy, she made the stage a place of censorship for repression of women and social problems of the 20th century.

23.55 / Paramount Channel


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

Mel Gibson, back to directing after The passion of Christ, moves to the turbulent times that marked the end of the Maya civilization. And he does it with his particular vision of cinema and without skimping on realism in the bloodiest scenes. Three Oscar nominations for a film, spoken in Yucatec (one of the twenty existing Mayan languages), which will leave no one indifferent.

0.13 / TNT

‘The customer’

The customer. USA, 1994 (115 minutes). Director: Joel Schumacher. Starring: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Louise Parker.

Starring two acclaimed actors, Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones, this elaborate mix of court intrigue and family drama is presented. A very entertaining adaptation of the novel by John Grisham, author of novels such as The cover Where The Pelican Reportwho under the supervision of Joel Schumacher (Deadly Line, A touch of infidelity) achieved satisfactory results at the box office. Remarkable.

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Karl M. Bailey