Did you correctly mark mid-August? Maybe now you want to take a break from parties, and today you intend to stay at home or in a hotel (in case you are on vacation)? There is nothing better than to take the TV or any other device that we have and watch some movies. Free-to-air and satellite channels offer cult films like Joe Dante’s Gremlins (starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates) as well as recent recent hits like Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (starring the eminent Austin Butler).
And there are some premieres: we are talking about The Professor and the Madman (with Mel Gibson and Sean Penn) and The Night is Too Little for Us (with a good cast, in which we find, among others, Michela Andreozzi and Christiana Capotondi).
Titles not to be missed
The Professor and the Madman – Channel 5, 21.20
Directed by: Farhad Safinia
Cast: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Ehle, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Griffith, Eddie Marsan, Aidan McArdle, Steve Coogan
Plot: The true story of Professor James Murray, who is tasked with compiling the world’s first dictionary containing all the words in the English language. To do this, he decides to involve ordinary people, inviting them to send as many words as possible by mail. However, at some point he finds himself at a dead end until he receives a letter from William Chester, a former professor who ended up in a psychiatric hospital because he was declared mentally ill. The thousands of words that Dr. Chester sends in the mail are so important to building a dictionary that they form an unusual alliance that grows into a beautiful friendship.
Gremlins – 27, 21.00
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Banks
Plot: Young Billy welcomes a cute gremlin puppy into his home, but he’ll have to follow three simple rules: never get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and don’t feed him after midnight. If you don’t, the consequences can be disastrous.
The night is too small for us – Rai Movie
Directed by: Gianfrancesco Lazotti
Cast: Michela Andreozzi, Francesca Antonelli, Christiane Capotondi, Riccardo De Filippis, Tommaso Lasotti, Barbara Livi, Teresa Mannino, Lucrezia Paulis, Francesco Pizzuti, Francesca Reggiani, Ruben Rigillo, Rino Rodio, Andrea Sartoretti, Francesco Sisti, STAG, Elena Chepeleva, Tony, Giselda Volodya
Subject: Saturday night. Large dance floor lit with colored LEDs, surrounded by tables and a band playing live music. Here the stories of different people are intertwined. A woman is waiting for her man, who suddenly disappeared many years ago without any explanation. A guy and an older woman have a blind date, but it’s harder to get to know each other in real life than in a chat. Four teachers on vacation allow themselves the thrill of an evening at the dance hall, and there will be some twists and turns.
Elvis – Sky Cinema Due, 21:15
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJong, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kevin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, Cody Smith-McPhee
Plot: The story of the legendary Elvis Presley through the prism of a complicated relationship with enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film, according to Parker, reveals the complex dynamics between the two over a 20-year period from Presley’s creation to stardom, which reached unprecedented levels of fame amid an evolving cultural landscape that marks the loss of innocence in America. At the center of this journey, one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’ life is undoubtedly Priscilla, who becomes his wife.
Hello again, one day forever – Rai1, 21:25
Directed by: Maggie Peren
Cast: Alicia von Rittberg, Edin Hasanovic, Tim Oliver Schultz, Emilia Schule
Closed track – La7, 21:15
Directed by: John Crowley
Cast: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent, Ciarán Hinds, Kenneth Cranham, Anne-Marie Duff, Riz Ahmed, Denis Moscito, Julia Stiles
Call without answer – Rai4, 21:20
Directed by: Eric Valette
Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Johnny Lewis, Sara Jean Kubik
Fights – 20, 21.05
Directed by: Dito Montiel
Cast: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Zulay Henao, Michael Rivera
Miriam wakes up at midnight – Warner TV, 9:30 pm.
Director: Tony Scott
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Beth Ehlers
40 degrees in the shadow of a leaf – Cine34, 21:00
Directed by: Sergio Martino
Cast: Edwig Fenech, Barbara Boucher, Marty Feldman, Dale Haddon, Mimmo Crab, Thomas Milian
Criminal law – Iris, 21.00
Directed by: Laurent Thuel
Cast: Jean Reno, Gaspard Ulliel, Sami Bouahila, Vahina Giocante
Golden Compass – Sky Cinema Family, 21.00
Directed by: Chris Weitz
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Eva Green, Jim Carter, Tom Courtenay, Claire Higgins, Sam Elliott, Christopher Lee, John Bett, Magda Szubansky, Hattie Morahan