15.40 / Paramount Channel
USA, 1999 (78 minutes). Director: David Kellogg. Performers: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Cheri Oteri.
Moving a series of cartoons to the cinema, and also with real characters, is almost always synonymous with fiasco. However, these adventures of Inspector Gadget triumph in part, where so many others failed, thanks to the ingenuity and rhythm of a remarkable staging and the interpretative verve of the often undervalued Matthew Broderick.
19.45 / Cinema Ñ
Spain, 2000 (102 minutes). Director: Alberto Rodríguez. Int .: Eugenio Roca, Manuel Morón, Vanesa Cabeza.
Today, Alberto Jiménez is already a filmmaker consecrated in Spanish cinema thanks to The minimum island Y The man of the thousand faces. But Rodriguez has been making films since 2000 and has in his filmography films as deep and as amazing as 7 virgins, After and this is his second film in which he met with Santiago Amodeo after their joint debut as co-directors of The Pilgrim factor. In Costume, They separate their functions: Rodriguez stays behind the camera and Amodeo supports him in the script work. Both set a look, sensitive and costumbrista at the time, in the character of an African who earns his living working in a parking lot. In this way, they turn their film into a wise and meaningful approach, covered with a comedy tone, to emigration and social marginalization. Far from pretensions and fuss, Costume he knows how to set himself up as an example of a serious, emotional and almost radical cinema.
20.45 / Teledeporte
Spanish duel in the Eurocup
Valencia Basket receives Unicaja de Málaga in a new appointment with the Eurocup of basketball, which inaugurates the second phase of the competition. Both teams performed well in the first phase (the Valencians finished it as first in their group and the Malaga as second), but have now been framed in the same group along with two rivals of the entity, the Red Star of Serbia and the Limoges of France.
22.30 / Sundance
Snatch, pigs and diamonds
Snatch RU-USA, 2000 (104 m.). Director: Guy Ritchie. Performers: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones.
Guy Ritchie's films are always based on an assumed impudence that gives rise to absurdities like Sherlock Holmes or King Arthur: The legend of Excalibur, but also this story, completely hooligan, that entangles among its agitated images diamond thieves, boxers and thugs. His doses of visual delirium create a certain satire of the gangster cinema and the film grows in the moments when there is an indescribable Brad Pitt, whose character talks constantly about insane jargon.
22.30 / DMAX
A trip to the center of the Earth
The commitment to documentaries remains active in DMAX, which premieres today Journey to the Center of the Earth. With the help of both computer generated images and different recreations with interpreters, this work proposes a descent of more than 6,000 kilometers on the globe with the help of scientists, engineers and explorers will discover the wonders of an almost unexplored underground world.
23.25 / TCM
The incredible waning man
The Incredible Shrinking Man. USA, 1957 (80 minutes). Director: Jack Arnold. Performers: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent.
The shocking idea that initiates the dramatic development of The incredible waning man born from the mind of the writer Richard Matheson, who conceived a story in which a man saw how his size was getting smaller every day. This jewel of fantastic cinema still shudders with more than 60 years of life and delves into its meticulous images in the terrible drama of a character for whom the simplest everyday life becomes a cluster of first distressing situations first and then dangerous. With visual tricks still amazing today, Jack Arnold, a filmmaker who always moved on the grounds of series B, launches a narrative condensation lesson and, in 80 minutes, creates an intense reflection on the meaning of existence.