Films on TV Cabo 02nd / 09th December


Satellite: Hispasat Position: 30.0 west Frequency: 11811H

December 2 to December 9

Please note change of name


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Bad Santa (2003) NEW Comedy / Crime

Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham and Lauren Tom. Directed by Terry Zwigoff.

Santa and his little helper are confidence men casing a mall all holiday season and robbing it blind Christmas Eve. The elf "shops" the stores while Santa cracks the mall safe. Following them through one last season of perverse holiday cheer you hear the 'f' word more frequently than in Scarface. We meet a woman bartender who has always had a thing for Santas, and a little boy who evokes genuine emotional change in Santa. When Santa gets a conscience it ends up saving him in the end.


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Beyond the Sea (2004) NEW Biography / Drama / Musical

Starring Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn and Greta Scacchi. Directed by Kevin Spacey.

Consummate entertainer Bobby Darin (1936-1973) is making a movie about his life. He's volatile, driven by the love of performing, ambition, perfectionism, and belief that he's living on borrowed time. He begins in the Bronx: a fatherless lad learning music and dance from his mom. His career starts slowly, then "Splish Splash" puts him at the top of the charts and on "Bandstand." He wants to be an entertainer, not a pop star, so he aims for the Copacabana; then it's on to the movies, where he meets and marries Sandra Dee. After, it's balancing career, health, marriage and family life, balances he doesn't always keep. Throughout, conversations with his boyhood self give him perspective.


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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Sci-Fi / Thriller / Adventure / Action / Mystery

Starring Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Giovanni Ribisi, and Michael Gambon. Directed by Kerry Conran.

Set in New York City circa 1939, the film centers on a reporter who notices that the world's scientists are disappearing. Teamed with a skilled pilot and an adventurous colleague, it's up to her to thwart the plans of a mad scientist bent on world domination.


Danny the Dog (2005) Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Starring Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins and Kerry Condon. Directed by Louis Leterrier.

A man treated like a dog and raised as a fighting machine his entire life, ends up in a coma and is taken in the care of good people, but his sinister owner is looking to retrieve his most prized possession: a non stop human weapon triggered by the collar leashed on his neck.


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Man on Fire (2004) Action / Drama / Thriller / Crime

Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony and Radha Mitchell. Directed by Tony Scott.

A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life. Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, but for lack of something better to do, he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Despite being seriously wounded during the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone involved in or profiting from the kidnapping. And no one can stop him.


Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004) Comedy / War

Starring Jon Culshaw, Tom Clarke Hilll, Hamish McColl and Christian Slater. Directed by Peter Richardson.

In this hilarious spoof of history, Hollywood style, Christian Slater plays Winston Churchill, a handsome G.I. who arrives in 1940 London and falls for Princess Elizabeth (Neve Campbell), who is working undercover for the war effort! Together they uncover a sinister plot at the Palace involving a treacherous aide (Leslie Phillips) to the dimwitted King (Harry Enfield) and a secret Palace visit by Hitler himself.

Regards Satdude.