We want to start this week full of movies on TV by pointing out, in particular, some titles that may have been forgotten but are worth remembering such as The Avengers (freely based on The Special Agent, a TV series of spy fiction from the 60s) with Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman, or Rob Roy (inspired by Walter Scott’s historical novel of the same name, dated 1817) with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. Do you want an auteur film? We recommend The Untouchables by Brian De Palma, with an all-star cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia.
Then there is, in the first tv, Kimi-Someone is listening by Steven Soderbergh starring Zoë Kravitz.
The titles not to be missed
The Avengers-Special Agents – Warner TV, 21.00
Director: Jeremiah Chechik
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent
Sinopsys: We are in London, in the 90s. Someone is changing the climate and bringing the country and the world to its knees. Who could have devised a similar plan that aims to blackmail humanity in exchange for a few hours of sunshine? Secret agent John Steed and meteorological scientist Dr. Emma Peel go on the trail of the person responsible.
Rob Roy – La7, 9.15pm
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt, Brian Cox
Sinopsys: We are in Scotland, in the eighteenth century. Rob Roy, head of a clan of two hundred members, is duped by the Marquis of Montrose. It is then that he begins his fight against a corrupt aristocracy, becoming a symbol of the independence cause.
Kimi-Someone listening – Sky Cinema Uno, 9.15 pm
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Zoë Kravitz, Byron Bowers, Jaime Camil, Erika Christensen, Derek DelGaudio, Robin Givens, Charles Halford, Devin Ratray, Jacob Vargas, Rita Wilson
Synopsis: Angela Childs is a technical analyst who examines data streams for Amygdala Corporation, supplier of the voice-activated virtual assistant KIMI. The world is in the throes of a pandemic, and even as restrictions are eased, the woman continues to follow a strict safety routine in her downtown Seattle loft as she suffers from agoraphobia.
One day she hears something horrific in one of the streams she’s analyzing – reporting it by email is too risky, so a trusted colleague advises her to go to their headquarters and speak directly to executive Natalie Chowdhury. Angela hasn’t left the house since before the pandemic and just getting to the office is a big challenge, but she is determined to do the right thing. But she has no idea what awaits her.
The Untouchables – Sky Cinema Collection, 9.15 pm
Director: Brian DePalma
Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia
Plot: During Prohibition, Chicago is ruled by Mafia boss Al Capone, who thrives on the illegal alcohol trade, run by bribing top police and city figures. Eliott Ness, a Treasury agent, is tasked with forming a team to fight him. Joining the mission will be Jimmy Malone, an upright Irish policeman, George Stone, a young Italian-American with a strong character, and also Oscar Wallace, an accountant sent from Washington who tries to frame Al Capone using his financial movements.
The other proposals
Parents vs Influencers – TV8, 9.30pm
Director: Michela Andreozzi
Cast: Fabio Volo, Ginevra Francesconi, Giulia De Lellis, Paola Tiziana Cruciani, Nino Frassica
Ashfall-The Final Countdown – Rai4, 21.20
Director: Byung-seo Kim, Lee Hae-jun
Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Ha Jung-woo, Ma Dong-seok, Jeon Hye-jin, Bae Suzy
Safe – 20, 21.05
Director: Boaz Yakin
Cast: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke, Reggie Lee, Danny Hoch, James Hong, Anson Mount, Victor Pagan, Oksana Lada, Igor Jijikine
Barquero – Rai Movie, 9.10 pm
Director: Gordon Douglas
Cast: Lee Van Cleef, Warren Oates, Marie Gomez, Forrest Tucker, Mariette Hartley
5-star Christmas – Cine34, 9.00 pm
Director: Marco Rice
Cast: Massimo Ghini, Ricky Memphis, Martina Stella, Andrea Osvart
The twins – 27, 21.10
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Chloe Webb, Kelly Preston
Catch me if you can – Iris, 21.00
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen and Amy Adams.
Hachiko – La5, 21.10
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jason Alexander
Premonition – Sky, 9.15 pm
Director: Mennan Yapo
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, Amber Valletta, Marcus Lyle Brown, Jason Douglas, Nia Long, Kate Nelligan, Peter Stormare