Films on TV Cabo 16th / 23rd December


Satellite: Hispasat Position: 30.0 west Frequency: 11811H

December 16 to December 23

Please note change of name


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The Upside of Anger (2005) NEW Drama / Comedy / Romance

Starring Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen and Keri Russell. Directed by Mike Binder.

A sharp-witted suburban wife, Terry Wolfmeyer, is left to raise her four headstrong daughters when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Things get even more hectic when she falls for her neighbor Denny, a once-great baseball star turned radio d.j. This leaves her daughters out on a limb. They are forced to juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas as well as their own.


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Partners in Action (2002) NEW

Starring Armand Assante, Douglas Smith, Larry Day, Mpho Koaho and Alex Karzis. Directed by Sidney J. Furie.

Jack Cunningham is an ex-cop who attempts to uncover a drug ring involving some corrupt former co-workers. When Jack is framed for murder, a young teenager decides to help Jack prove his innocence. Now the two must run from the law and the dirty cops.


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The Jacket (2005) Thriller / Drama / Fantasy

Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Directed by John Maybury.

The film centers on a wounded Gulf war veteran who returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. He is hitching and gets picked up by a stranger, things go pear shaped when a cop pulls them over and is murdered by the stranger. The vet. is wrongly accused of killing the cop and lands up in an asylum. A quack doctor prescribes a course of experimental therapy, restraining him in a heavy duty straight jacket-like device, and locks him away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. During course of his treatment he gets flashbacks and visions of his future , where he can foresee he is to die in four days time. The catch is he doesn't know how. Thus commences the classic race against time.


Dracula 3000 (2004) (TV) Horror / Sci-Fi

Starring Casper Van Dien, Erika Eleniak, Coolio and Grant Swanby. Directed by Darrell Roodt.

One thousand years into the future, and somewhere in the far reaches of outer space, a terrifying legend lives on. It's the year 3000 AD. A salvage ship on a routine interstellar mission discovers the drifting, silent hulk of the off-world space transporter Demeter, reported missing 100 years earlier. Excited by the prospects of quick financial gain from towing back and trading in the old vessel, Mina, Van Helsing and the rest of their crew boldly board the abandoned ship, hoping to recover any valuable freight left onboard. But as they explore its cold, empty passageways, they become aware of a terrible secret. First Mina uncovers Demeter's mysterious cargo - 50 long, black coffins. Then, one by one the crew begins to disappear or turn against one another, until there can be no doubt that an ancient curse lives on in the bowels of this once-great ship, awaiting its next victim. In the blackness of space the sun never rises, the ideal environment for the immortal vampire to spread his evil. For the survivors, the only hope for salvation is a desperate race across the universe, rocketing at the speed of light, praying that they'll reach the welcoming rays of the Twin Suns of Halbron...before it's too late.


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Bad Santa (2003) 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.


Beyond the Sea (2004) 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.

Regards Satdude.