A La Carte TV Listing
August 29 to September 5
Satellite: Astra 1H
Position: 19.2 east
Frequency: 12129 V
Programming hours: 24 hours
Encryptions: Seca 2
(ALC1 & 4)
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Josh Brolin, Armand Assante, John Ortiz, John Hawkes, Ted Levine and Ruby Dee.
Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city's leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the inner-city drug trade, flooding the streets with a purer product at a better price. Lucas outplays all of the leading crime syndicates and becomes not only one of the city's mainline corrupters, but part of its circle of legit civic superstars. Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) is an outcast cop close enough to the streets to feel a shift of control in the drug underworld. Roberts believes someone is climbing the rungs above the known Mafia families and starts to suspect that a black power player has come from nowhere to dominate the scene. Both Lucas and Roberts share a rigorous ethical code that sets them apart from their own colleagues, making them lone figures on opposite sides of the law. The destinies of these two men will become intertwined as they approach a confrontation where only one of them can come out on top.
Blades Of Glory (Les Rois Du Patin)
Starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer, Romany Malco and Craig T. Nelson.
When the macho, swaggering Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) takes to the rink, he is the rock star of the arena, leaving a trail of thrashed ice and shrieking female fans in his wake. The only competitor who can match Michaels' scores (on the ice, that is) is the driven former child prodigy, Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder). Spotted as a youth executing triple lutzes on the frozen pond of an orphanage, MacElroy was whisked away to days of endless training, and now stands as the picture of poise, the personification of the highest ideals of the men's sport. Michaels and MacElroy have met in finals rounds before, but their latest head-to-head at the World Championships when they tie for first is more than either one can bear, and their longstanding rivalry erupts into a no-holds-barred fight. The ensuing brawl not only sets fire to the World Championship's helpless mascot, but lands both athletes in hot water: Chazz and Jimmy are called before the sport's governing board, stripped of their gold medals and banned from the sport for life. Now, three-and-a-half years later, both men are still trying to find their way in a world without competitive skating. Michaels has devolved into a drunken party machine, skating as a costumed evil wizard in a kiddie ice review, and MacElroy has been banished to the shoe department of a chain sporting goods store. But then, inspiration (in the form of an over-friendly, former stalker of Jimmy's) strikes, and a loophole emerges. To skate again, all Chazz and Jimmy have to do is set aside their long festering hatred of one another and join forces?as the first male/male figure skating pair to compete in the history of the sport ... if the sport survives, that is.
Ce Soir Je Dors Chez Toi
(ALC1, 6, 9, 11 & 13)
Avec Jean-Paul Rouve, Mélanie Doutey, Kad Merad, Rhiles Djarouane, Hélène Patarot, Philippe Lefebvre, Sarah Stern, Audrey Dana, Alain Doutey, James Gerard, Fanny Deblok et Arielle Séménoff.
Un auteur de romans se montre très épris d'une femme belle, drôle et effervescente. Mais jaloux de son indépendance, il refuse qu'elle s'installe chez lui. Alex et Laëtitia filent le parfait amour. Jeune auteur de romans, Alex est parvenu à se faire un nom. Belle, drôle et effervescente, Laëtitia a réussi dans la vie. Seule ombre au tableau : Alex refuse catégoriquement que la jeune femme s'installe chez lui. Craignant que ses petites habitudes de mâle indépendant ne soient perturbées, il préfère vivre à son propre rythme - quitte à ce que Laëtitia reste chez elle. Mais Alex doit biaiser. Il multiplie en effet les petites hypocrisies afin d'éviter qu'elle ne se montre trop envahissante. Combien de temps le jeune écrivain pourra-t-il résister? Lui sera-t-il possible de maintenir à distance celle qu'il considère comme le soleil de sa vie?
(ALC3, 5 & 8)
Avec Albert Dupontel, Marie Guillard, Smadi Wolfman, Marthe Keller, Patrick Bauchau, Alain Figlarz, Mélanie Thierry, Manon Chevallier et Guy Lecluyse.
Un lieutenant de la police européenne accepte une folle mission dans le seul but de retrouver le dangereux trafiquant soupçonné d'avoir tué son épouse. Lors d'une filature qui finit dans les égouts, le lieutenant David Hoffmann et son équipière essuient de nombreux coups de feu. L'homme qu'ils pourchassent, Dimitri Nicolov, n'hésite pas à poignarder la jeune femme qui est aussi l'épouse de Hoffmann. Malgré tous les efforts déployés par les secours, elle succombe. Sombrant dans la déprime, Hoffmann tente d'oublier ce drame. Mais, peu de temps après, la police européenne lui donne carte blanche pour neutraliser Nicolov. Hoffmann accepte et débute son enquête avec une nouvelle équipière, la très sage Marie Becker. Plusieurs indices aboutissent à une mystérieuse clinique. Là, Hoffmann découvre que des expériences ultra secrètes sont menées pour reprogrammer la mémoire des humains.
(ALC2, 4, 6, 7, 13 & 14)
Avec François Cluzet, Roschdy Zem, Alice Taglioni, Laurent Olmedo, Mathilde Seigner, Florence Foresti, Macha Béranger, Lionel Astier, Philippe Lefebvre et Titouan Laporte.
Deux couples menant une vie trop tranquille constatent que la dissimulation a du bon. Très vite, les imbroglios se multiplient. Et les rancoeurs se révèlent. Illustratrice pour enfants, Carole mène une carrière très prenante. Mais Thomas, son amoureux, ne la voit plus. Aussi, lorsque Lionel, séduisant gynécologue, s'entiche d'elle, Carole entame une liaison avec lui. Pourtant, Lionel vit une relation heureuse avec son épouse, l'énergique Lisa. Mais la douce spontanéité de Carole lui permet d'oublier le tempérament abrupt de sa femme. Peu à peu, le temps que Carole et Lionel passent ensemble modifie leurs petites habitudes quotidiennes. Imperceptiblement mais suffisamment pour éveiller les soupçons de leurs conjoints respectifs ! Découvrant cette liaison, Thomas et Lisa décident alors de se venger. Dans le seul but de reconquérir la passion de leurs débuts.
Starring Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, K'Sun Ray, Henry Czerny, Dylan Baker and Tim Blake Nelson.
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the ?50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Terror spread across the land, until a collar was invented that made the zombies docile, even useful. A company was born: ZomCon. Thanks to their patented domestication collar, zombies became gardeners, milkmen, servants, even pets. ZomCon would like everyone to believe that they have the world under control?but do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. He thinks the world is "phony-baloney." An awkward loner, Timmy spends so much time in his room even his own parents don't notice him. So when Mom buys a zombie to help around the house, Timmy is surprised, and even curious, when the beast wants to play catch. When the zombie saves him from the local bullies, a true friendship is born, and Timmy names the zombie Fido. But Fido's collar goes on the fritz, and the neighbors start paying the ultimate price. To complicate matters, ZomCon's notorious zombie-control specialist, Mr. Bottoms, has moved in across the street. What begins as a small town story about a boy and his best friend, becomes a biting satire about our world, the price of fear, and the rewards of risking love.
Finding Rin Tin Tin
Starring Tyler Jensen, Michal Yannai, Todd Jensen, Ben Cross, Velizar Binev, Wesley Stiller, Gregory Gudgeon, Ivan Rankov, William Hope, Robert Blush, Ryan Spike Dauner and Teodor Tsolov.
The true story of the legendary German Shepherd who was found by American pilot Lee Duncun in France during World War I, and later became the most famous animal star in Hollywood history.
No Reservations (Le Goût De La Vie)
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin and Patricia Clarkson.
Master chef Kate Armstrong (Catherine Zeta-Jones) lives her life like she runs her kitchen at a trendy Manhattan eatery - with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe (Abigail Breslin), while contending with a brash new sous-chef who joins her staff. High-spirited and freewheeling, Nick Palmer (Aaron Eckhart) couldn't be more different from Kate, yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. Rivalry becomes romance, but Kate will have to learn to express herself beyond the realm of her kitchen if she wants to connect with Zoe and find true happiness with Nick.
In this family animation comedy, a rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising (Les Portes Du Temps)
Starring Ian McShane, Wendy Crewson, Frances Conroy, Christopher Eccleston, Alexander Ludwig, Jonathan Jackson and Amelia Warner.
The first film adaptation of Susan Cooper's acclaimed "The Dark Is Rising Sequence" tells the story of Will Stanton, a boy whose everyday life is turned upside down when he learns that he is the last of the "Old Ones," a group of immortal warriors who have dedicated their lives to fighting the forces of the Dark. As he uncovers a series of mysterious clues, some dating back to the founding of Britain and others going all the way back to biblical times, Will discovers that with the Dark once again rising, the future of the world rests in his hands.
Surf's Up (Les Rois De La Glisse)
A surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition in a computer animated family-oriented comedy from directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon. Cody Maverick (Shia LeBeouf) may be a relative amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to surf his way to superstardom. With a little help from his cantankerous King Penguin mentor, ex-surfing legend Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and a little encouragement from star Pen Gu Island lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel), there may be hope for this tuxedo-clad wave twister after all. James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Michael McKean, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, and Brian Benben all lend their voices to this inspirational tale that proves anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it.