Are you still in the middle of the holidays or are you going back home? Whatever your status and mood, we, as always, advise you to devote some time to a healthy movie on TV on the weekend.
Titles of all genres are played on free-to-air and satellite channels, among which the amazing The Perfect Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler cannot be ignored.
On streaming platforms, you’ll find original films such as Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sorrows, the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. And among the new games that you will discover, you should not miss, in our opinion, Marry My Dead Body.
Free to air film
The Hateful Eight – Friday, August 18 (9:20 PM) Rai3
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Channing Tatum
Description: Several years have passed since the end of the Civil War. The stagecoach is forced to stop in downtown Wyoming due to a snow storm. Bounty hunter John Root and his captive Daisy Domergue are awaited in the city of Red Rock, where Ruth, known as the Executioner, will bring her to justice. Along the way, they are joined by Major Marquis Warren and Chris Mannix, the future sheriff of Red Rock. A storm rages and the four are forced to stop to take refuge in Minnie’s General Store, where they will find four more strangers who greet them. The eight travelers soon realize that perhaps there is someone among them who is not who they say they are.
Perfect Sisters – Friday, August 18 (9:10 pm), La5
Director: Jason Moore
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, John Cena, John Leguizamo
Sinopsys: Cathy and Maura are two sisters now living away from their parents who call Maura one day to warn them that they are about to sell their house. So, she and Kathy return to their native Orlando and, in order to prevent the sale of the house, they decide to have a party with their old classmates. But what they don’t know is that this party will only be the beginning of the adventure.
Special Agent 117 in the Service of the Republic – Mission to Rio – Saturday, August 19 (21:20), Rai3
Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Louise Monod, Alex Lutz, Rim Herisi, Rüdiger Vogler
Description: After resolving a difficult situation in the shadow of the pyramids, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, codenamed Special Agent 117, is given a new mission. He has to leave for Brazil to find a former Nazi officer who fled after World War II. Alongside him on an adventure that takes him from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the forests of the Amazon is a sensual and deadly Mossad agent who is also on the trail of a war criminal.
Serafino – Saturday, August 19 (21:15), Retequattro.
Directed by: Pietro Germi
Cast: Adriano Celentano, Oreste Palella, Giosue Ippolito, Gustavo D’Arpe
Synopsis: Young Serafino works as a shepherd in the flock of his greedy uncle Agenor. The lover of his cousin Lydia, he also falls in love with the prostitute Asmara, mother of four children. When his aunt Jesuina dies, the boy inherits her wealth.
Movies on satellite
Plane – Friday, August 18 (9:15 pm), Sky Cinema Uno, 9:15 pm.
Directed by: Jean-Francois Richet
Cast: Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Lilly Krug, Daniella Pineda, Tony Goldwyn, Remy Adeleke
Description: Brody Torrance is a brave pilot who, in order to save his passengers from a raging storm, makes a risky emergency landing on a remote island in the Philippines. However, the survivors will have to face a new threat: the unscrupulous pro-independence guerrillas who live on these lands. The group is kidnapped and it’s up to Commander Torrance to protect the survivors taken hostage and get them to safety. He will be joined on this impossible mission by an arrested ex-Marine who was on board the plane with an FBI escort.
Killer Hunt: Ted Bundy – Sky Cinema (on request)
Director: Daniel Farrands
Cast: Greer Grammer, Lesley Stratton, Lin Shaye, Chad Michael Murray, Holland Roden, Jake Hayes, Olivia DeLaurentis, Julianne Collins, Gianna Adams, Dashiell Connery, Anthony De Longis, Sky Liam, Gabriel Ho, Asante Jones, Diane Franklin, Jo Beth Locklear, Alice Prime, Marietta Melrose
Plot: A parable about one of the most notorious serial killers in history, or Ted Bundy. The film follows FBI agents Kathleen McChesney and Robert Ressler on his trail.
Blacklight – Sky Cinema (on request)
Directed by: Mark Williams
Cast: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Taylor John Smith
Description: Travis Block is a freelance government fixer who gets agents out of secret situations. When she discovers the existence of a dark program called “Operation Unity” that is affecting ordinary citizens for reasons known only to Robinson, the head of the FBI (and head of the Block) enlists the support of a reporter. But his past and present collide when his daughter and granddaughter are threatened, leaving him to save the people he loves and uncover the truth for a chance at redemption. Nothing and no one is safe when secrets are hidden in Blacklight.
Marry My Dead Body – Netflix
Directed by: Cheng Wei-hao
Cast: Greg Hsu, Austin Lin, Aaron Yang, Jingle Wang, Chung Hua Tuo
Synopsis: One day, police officer Min-han finds a red envelope with a wedding invitation, but discovers that the owner of the envelope is a ghost from the underworld who asks for the officer’s hand before being reincarnated. What happens when a special bond develops between a person and a ghost?
Catwoman – Prime Video
Directed by: Pitof
Cast: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt, Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy
Description: Patience Phillips is a shy and submissive woman who works as a designer for a cosmetics company. One day, she accidentally discovers that the Beau-line cream she takes care of in a graphic campaign can even lead to death if not taken regularly. However, she is discovered and dies during her escape. Midnight, a cat with magical powers, will make sure to bring her back to life and turn her into Catwoman, ready to fight evil.
How I Ruined Your Vacation – Infinity+
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Beverly D’Angelo, Chevy Chase, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Charlie Day, Leslie Mann, Keegan Michael Key, Alkoya
Plot: Rusty Griswold is a young father who, trying to save his family, tries to surprise his wife Debbie and two young children with a trip across the States to get to Wally World, America’s favorite amusement park.
Melissa P. – TimVision
Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Maria Valverde, Claudio Santamaria, Elio Germano
Synopsis: Frustrated by her first love and disoriented by her difficult family situation, a 16-year-old girl learns about sex but remains caught in a spiral of depravity and disease.
Coyotes Ugly – Disney+
Directed by: David McNally
Cast: Piper Perabo, Bridget Moynahan, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, Isabella Miko, Melanie Lynskey, Adam Garcia, John Goodman
Synopsis: Violet is a girl from New Jersey who decides to move to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter despite her stage fright. Through a job at a place called Coyote Ugly, where girls dance and sing on the balcony, Violet will face her fears and take firm control of her life.
In a country that no longer exists – RaiPlay
Directed by: Elrun Götte
Cast: Marlene Burow, Sabin Tambrea, David Schütter, Claudia Michelsen, Jordis Triebel
Sinopsys: We’re in East Berlin, a few months before the wall came down. 18-year-old Susie is suddenly drawn into the vibrant East German fashion scene when a stolen photo of her ends up on the cover of Sybille, a women’s magazine dubbed “Vogue of the East”. Together with the charming and outgoing designer Rudy, Susie plunges into an exciting world of fashion and creativity, as opposed to the dullness of the factory where she works, but when she falls in love with Coyote, a talented and rebellious photographer, her life changes completely. .
Guardian – Pluto TV
Directed by: Clark Johnson
Cast: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Shutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria
Plot: Pete Garrison, a Secret Service agent in charge of spying on the First Lady, is suspected of killing his colleague. Therefore, he must be able to find the culprit and save the President of the United States from a possible attack.
cache. Nothing to hide – Nexo+
Directed by: Michael Haneke
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche, Maurice Benichou
Sinopsys: Strange messages are creeping into Georges’ quiet bourgeois life, increasingly menacing. No demands, no blackmail. Just a terrible feeling of unexpected acquaintance with an unknown sender.
Triangle of Sorrow – MUBI
Directed by: Ruben Ostlund
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Charlby Dean, Woody Harrelson, Vicki Berlin, Henrik Dorsin, Zlatko Buric, Dolly De Leon
Synopsis: Carl and Yaya are a couple of models who decide to go on a luxury cruise with a bizarre group of the super-rich and a boss with a penchant for drinking and Karl Marx. At first, everything seems pleasant and “Instagrammable”, but a cataclysmic event turns the journey into an adventure in which the entire hierarchy is turned upside down.
Greyhound – The Invisible Enemy – Apple TV+
Directed by: Aaron Schneider
Cast: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue.
Plot: We are in World War II. Captain Ernest Krause leads 37 ships loaded with troops and supplies for the Allied forces on a dangerous mission across the Atlantic. Inspired by a true story.
School of Rock – Paramount+
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Cast: Joe Black, Mike White, Sarah Silverman, Adam Pascal, Miranda Cosgrove, Joan Cusack, Joey Guidos Jr., Rebecca Brown, Kevin Alexander Clarke
Description : Dewey Finn, an eccentric guitarist who is constantly going broke, was kicked out of the band. So he decides to pretend to be his roommate in order to get a shift job at a prestigious elementary school where he can pass on his passion for music to young students.