A La Carte TV Listing
September 19 to September 26
Satellite: Astra 1H
Position: 19.2 east
Frequency: 12129 V
Programming hours: 24 hours
Encryptions: Seca 2
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.
The Brave One (A Vif)
Starring Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews and Mary Steenburgen.
For Erica Bain (Jodie Foster), the streets of New York are both her home and her livelihood. She shares the sounds and the stories of her beloved city with her radio audience as the host of the show "Street Walk." At night, she goes home to the love of her life, her fiancé David Kirmani (Naveen Andrews). But everything Erica knows and loves is ripped from her on one terrible night when she and David are ambushed in a random, vicious attack that leaves David dead and Erica close to it. Though Erica's broken body heals, deeper wounds remain - the devastation of losing David and, even more overwhelming, a suffocating fear that haunts her every step. The city streets she had once loved to roam, even places that had been warm and familiar, now feel strange and threatening. When the fear finally becomes too much to bear, Erica makes a fateful decision to arm herself against it. The gun in her hand becomes a tangible way to protect herself from an intangible enemy...or so she thinks. The first time she shoots someone, it is kill or be killed. The second time is also in self-defense...or did she make a choice not to take herself out of harm's way? The fear that had once paralyzed her has been replaced by something else...something that drives her to reclaim the life that was taken from her that night...something that Erica does not even recognize in herself. Stories of an anonymous vigilante grip the city, and NYPD detective Sean Mercer (Terrence Howard) becomes increasingly determined to track down the killer. As he pieces together the clues, the evidence begins to point not to a guy with a gun...but a woman with a grudge. With Mercer closing in and her own conscience trying her, Erica must decide whether her quest for some form of justice, and even vengeance, is truly the right path, or if she has become the very thing she is hunting.
Ce Soir Je Dors Chez Toi
(ALC3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 14)
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?
(ALC1 & 4)
Starring John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Marsden and Allison Janney.
Adam Shankman's adaptation of the stage musical Hairspray, itself an adaptation of the non-musical John Waters film of the same name, stars Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program. While her father (Christopher Walken) tells her to follow her dreams, her mother Edna (John Travolta in drag) reminds her that she doesn't look like the girls on that show. After impressing the show's host (James Marsden), Tracy earns a coveted spot on the program, but when she becomes a popular addition to the cast, she earns the wrath of the prettiest girl in school - a girl whose mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) just happens to operate the local television station. Tracy's visit to detention hall opens her eyes to the racial tension on the show, as does the budding relationship between her best friend (Amanda Bynes) and an African-American boy named Seaweed (Elijah Kelley). Thus empowered, Tracy attempts to integrate the races on her favorite program.
The Heartbreak Kid
Starring Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller, Scott Wilson, Danny McBride, Polly Holliday and Eva Longoria Parker.
Single and indecisive, Eddie (Ben Stiller) begins dating the incredibly sexy and seemingly fabulous Lila. Upon the urging of his father and best friend, Eddie proposes to her after only a week, fearing this may be his last chance at love, marriage, and happiness. However, while on their honeymoon in sunny Mexico, Lila reveals her true beyond-awful nature and Eddie meets Miranda, the woman he realizes to be his actual soul mate. Eddie must keep his new, increasingly horrid wife at bay as he attempts to woo the girl of his dreams.
Les Deux Mondes
(ALC2, 4, 6, 8, 12 & 13)
Avec Benoît Poelvoorde, Natacha Lindinger, Michel Duchaussoy, Daniel Cohen, Pascal Elso, Florence Loiret, Arly Jover et Augustin Legrand.
Projeté dans un univers parallèle, un quadragénaire parisien est malencontreusement intronisé sauveur d'une tribu oppressée. Comment va-t-il rentrer chez lui? Vivant à Paris, Rémy Bassano est un modeste restaurateur d'oeuvres d'art. Plutôt timide, ce quadragénaire n'a guère eu l'occasion de briller tout au long de son existence. Il est cependant l'époux heureux de Lucile avec laquelle il élève leurs deux enfants. Sans comprendre comment ni pourquoi, Rémy se retrouve projeté dans une dimension parallèle. Et il atterrit directement dans le village de Bégamini. Là, il est confronté à une tribu qui, justement, attendait l'apparition de son sauveur. Bien qu'il tente d'expliquer qu'il n'est pas celui qu'ils croient, les villageois s'en remettent entièrement à lui. Rémy comprend alors qu'il n'a d'autre choix que de défaire la tribu qui oppresse les Bégaminiens.
Shoot 'Em Up
Starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, Monica Bellucci and Greg Bryk.
A mysterious loner known only as Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) teams up with an unlikely ally (Monica Bellucci) to protect a newborn baby from a determined criminal (Paul Giamatti) who hunts them through the bowels of the city.
Surf's Up (Les Rois De La Glisse)
(ALC8 & 10)
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.
Starring Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly, Jeremy Sisto and Andy Griffith.
When Jenna (Keri Russell), a waitress in a cheery southern diner, discovers that she's pregnant, she doesn't exactly jump for joy. Motherhood was never in her plans, and she's already saddled with her needy, jealous and infantile husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto). At first, things seem hopeless and her dreams for a better life are in ruins, until a good-looking doctor (Nathan Fillion) arrives in town and mixes things up. With the support and love of her friends and co-workers (Adrienne Shelly, Cheryl Hines) at Joe's Pie Diner, Jenna exhibits her skills with crusts and fillings which are particularly appreciated by Joe himself (Andy Griffith). She then gains the courage to create the life of her dreams.
War (Rogue, L'ultime Affrontement)
Starring Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Chen, Devon Aoki, Luis Guzman, Saul Rubinek, Ryo Ishibashi, Sung Kang, Matthew St. Patrick, Nadine Velazquez, Andrea Roth and Mark Cheng.
After his partner Tom Lone (Terry Chen) and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, igniting a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang (John Lone) of the Triads and Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.