A La Carte TV Listing
November 14 to November 21
Satellite: Astra 1H
Position: 19.2 east
Frequency: 12129 V
Programming hours: 24 hours
Encryptions: Seca 2
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Starring Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade, Kristen Hager, Sam Trammell, Robert Joy, David Paetkau and Ian Whyte.
Visual effects specialists Greg and Colin Strause both make their feature directorial debut with this no-holds-barred monster mash that attempts to set itself apart from the 2004 Paul W.S. Anderson original by serving as a straight-up sci-fi horror scarefest. The aliens (and a predator) have landed on planet Earth, and small-town America is about to become the scene of an epic interstellar showdown. As these two breeds of cosmic killers clash in the small-town streets Gunnison, CO, the locals are sent running for their lives. From the murky sewers to the rain-soaked streets, Gunnison has become a total bloodbath. Nowhere is safe, especially from the unstoppable new hybrid known as the "predalien." Now, as the once-quiet community of Gunnison is overrun by Aliens, the only hope for humankind is a fierce hunter from the deepest reaches of space. But this predator is far from a benevolent savior of the human race, because he'll kill any man, woman, or child who gets in the way of his mission to destroy every last alien under these stormy Colorado skies.
Astérix Aux Jeux Olympiques
(ALC2, 5 & 11)
Avec Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Stéphane Rousseau, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Bouli Lanners et Franck Dubosc.
Astérix et Obélix décident de participer aux Jeux olympiques. Mais le fils de César, l'arrogant Brutus, entend bien leur barrer la route qui mène au podium. Pour échapper à la convoitise du fils de César, une princesse grecque répondant au doux nom d'Irina annonce que son coeur ira au champion des prochains Jeux olympiques. Pour Alafolix, c'est un drame. Car ce jeune Gaulois éperdument amoureux d'Irina n'a pas la condition physique pour affronter les plus grands athlètes de l'empire romain. C'est alors qu'il se tourne vers Panoramix. Grâce à sa potion magique, il peut l'aider. Amusé à l'idée d'infliger une nouvelle défaite aux Romains, le vieux druide se laisse convaincre. A la seule condition qu'Astérix et Obélix accompagnent le jeune homme à Olympie.
Starring Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover and Alison Lohman.
Set in a magical era veiled by the mists of time, replete with heroes and monsters, adventure and valour, gold and glory, one exceptional man emerges to save an ancient Danish kingdom from annihilation by an ungodly creature. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, Beowulf (Ray Winstone) incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother (Angelina Jolie), who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf.
Ça Se Soigne?
(ALC3, 6 & 13)
Avec Thierry Lhermitte, Julie Ferrier, Michel Vuillermoz, Isabelle Gélinas, François-Xavier Demaison, Stéphane Freiss, Elisabeth Quin et Andrea Ferréol.
Un chef d'orchestre internationalement reconnu sombre dans la dépression pour une raison apparemment banale. Pour ses amis, c'est le début du cauchemar. Tom Bledish est un célèbre chef d'orchestre dont le talent fait la fierté du pays. Richissime, intelligent et cultivé, il partage sa vie avec Adrienne, une femme de rêve promise à un très bel avenir dans l'aérospatiale. Mais un jour, un banal événement le plonge dans un profond malaise. Rapidement, Tom sombre dans la dépression. Bien qu'il consulte les plus grands spécialistes, il ne parvient pas à sortir de cette situation. De plus, Tom malmène ses proches, et plus particulièrement tous ceux qui se font un point d'honneur à le soutenir dans cette mauvaise passe. CarTom refuse d'être aidé. Pour ses amis, c'est le début d'un interminable cauchemar.
Charlie Wilson's War (La Guerre Selon Charlie Wilson)
Starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty and Rachel Nichols.
The true story of how a playboy congressman, a renegade CIA agent and a beautiful Houston socialite joined forces to lead the largest and most successful covert operation in history. Their efforts contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, with consequences that reverberate throughout the world today. Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had a habit of showing up in hot tubs with strippers and cocaine. His "Good Time Charlie" exterior, however, masked an extraordinary mind, a deep sense of patriotism and a passion for the underdog, and in the early 1980s the underdog was Afghanistan - which had just been brutally invaded by the Russians. Charlie's longtime friend and patron and sometime lover was Joanne Herring (Julia Roberts), one of the wealthiest women in Texas and a virulent anti-communist. Believing the American response to the Russian invasion was anemic at best, she prods Charlie into doing more for the Mujahideen (Afghan freedom fighters). Charlie's partner in this uphill endeavor is CIA Agent Gust Avrakotos (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a blue-collar operative in a company of Ivy League blue bloods. Together, the three of them - Charlie, Joanne and Gust - travel the world to form unlikely alliances among the Pakistanis, Israelis, Egyptians, arms dealers, law makers and a belly dancer. Their success was remarkable. Funding for covert operations against the Soviets went from $5 million to $1 billion annually. The Red Army retreated out of Afghanistan. When asked how a group of peasants was able to deliver such a decisive blow to the army of a superpower, Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq responded simply, "Charlie did it." Based on the best-selling book by George Crile.
(ALC5, 7, 13 & 14)
Avec Michèle Laroque, Jacques Gamblin, Wladimir Yordanoff, Tom Morton, Valérie Mairesse, Claire Nadeau, Eva Darlan, Choukri Gabteni, Caroline Raynaud et Paul Crauchet.
Veuve depuis peu, une charmante quadragénaire entend enfin mener une vie épanouie. Mais toute sa famille la croit attristée et décide de l'épauler. Anne-Marie ne rêve que d'une chose : vivre au grand jour la passion qu'elle vit en secret avec le beau Léo. Mais cette charmante quadragénaire est mariée à Gilbert et n'ose prendre ce qui serait, à ses yeux, la décision la plus audacieuse de sa vie : divorcer. Le quotidien avec Gilbert n'est guère enthousiasmant. Aussi, lorsqu'elle apprend que son soporifique mari s'est tué dans un accident de voiture, c'est une surprise, un soulagement. Car Anne-Marie comprend qu'elle va enfin pouvoir aimer sans limite le seul homme qui compte pour elle. Or, sa famille, pleine de bons sentiments, lui annonce qu'elle ne sera pas seule pour affronter cette épreuve.
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, Henry Ian Cusick and Michael Offei.
Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, the HITMAN is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47. His hallmarks are a lethal grace, unwavering precision, and resolute pride in his work. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life of exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. The Hitman (Timothy Olyphant) is a mysterious and complex man of profound contradictions: He was bred from the world's deadliest criminals, but raised by an exiled brotherhood of the Church. His very existence seems to be a sin, but he wages a quiet war to rid the world of evil. He's brilliant, charismatic and charming - yet reveals little about himself, has no name, and is known only by the last two digits of a barcode tattooed on the back of his head.
The Kingdom (Le Royaume)
Starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Tom Bresnahan.
FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) has just received the assignment of his career: assemble an elite team (Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper and Jason Bateman) and go to Riyadh to hunt down and capture the terrorist mastermind behind a deadly attack on Americans working in Saudi Arabia. The feds have only one week to infiltrate and cripple a cell bent on jihad to western society. No training could prepare Fleury and his team for the disorienting culture shock they face once inside this scorching foreign land--a byzantine maze of profiteering politicians and storefront terrorists. Bound by handlers who refuse to play ball with the U.S., the agents quickly find the local law enforcement more hindrance than help and soon grow uncertain of anybody's allegiance. But when a sympathetic Saudi police captain helps them navigate Riyadh politics and investigate the true cause of the attack, Fleury finds an unexpected comrade-in-arms. In their lightning fast attempt to crack the case, the partners' search leads them straight to the killers' front door. Now in a fight for their own lives, two teams on opposite sides of the war on terror won't stop until justice is found in The Kingdom.
Meet The Robinsons (Bienvenue Chez Les Robinson)
Starring Jordan Fry, Wesley Singerman, Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Laurie Metcalf, Nicole Sullivan, Harland Williams and Adam West.
Lewis is a brilliant twelve-year-old with a surprising number of clever inventions to his credit. His latest and most ambitious project is the Memory Scanner, which he hopes will retrieve early memories of his mother and maybe even reveal why she put him up for adoption. But before he can get his answer, his invention is stolen by the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his diabolical hat - and constant companion - Doris. Lewis has all but given up hope in his future when a mysterious boy named Wilbur Robinson whisks our bewildered hero away in a time machine and the two travel forward in time to spend a day with Wilbur's eccentric family. In a world filled with flying cars and floating cities, they hunt down Bowler Hat Guy, save the future and uncover the amazing secret of Lewis' future family.
Resident Evil: Extinction
(ALC1, 4 & 9)
Starring Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ashanti Douglas, Christopher Egan, Spencer Locke, Jason O'Mara and Mike Epps.
Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke) and Nurse Betty (Ashanti), to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead... and to seek justice. Since being captured by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice has been subjected to biogenic experimentation and becomes genetically altered, with super-human strength, senses and dexterity. These skills, and more, will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.
Rush Hour 3
Starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Youki Kudoh, Yvan Attl, Noemi Lenoir, Zhang Jingchu and Max von Sydow.
In the heart of Paris lies a deadly secret. Half a world away in Los Angeles, Ambassador Han is about to disclose it. In his possession is explosive new evidence about the inner workings of the Triads, the most powerful and notorious crime syndicate in the world. The Ambassador has discovered the identity of Shy Shen, the very crux of the wide-ranging crime ring, and he’s about to reveal it to the World Criminal Court, until he is silenced by an assassin’s bullet. The Triads will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets stay buried, and there’s only one hope for stopping them. This summer, LAPD Detective Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chinese Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) are back - back where they don’t belong. The unlikely duo head to the City of Lights to stop a global criminal conspiracy and save the life of an old friend, Ambassador Han’s now-grown daughter, Soo Yung. They don’t know the city, the language or even exactly what they’re looking for, but their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world’s most deadly criminals and save the day.
Female Muscle Exposed