Films on Taquilla 12th / 19th January


Satellite: Astra 1C-2C & Hispasat
Position: 19.2 east & 30W
Frequency: 10788V & 11097V (19E) ; 12303V & 11931V (30W)
Programming hours: 24 hours
Encryptions: Nagravision 2

January 12 to January 19


Taquilla 1 & 2

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Action / Drama / History / War

Starring Martin Hancock, Michael Sheen, Nathalie Cox and Eriq Ebouaney. Directed by Ridley Scott.

It is the time of the Crusades during the Middle Ages - the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East. A blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds. Destiny comes seeking Balian in the form of a great knight, Godfrey of Ibelin, a Crusader briefly home to France from fighting in the East. Revealing himself as Balian's father, Godfrey shows him the true meaning of knighthood and takes him on a journey across continents to the fabled Holy City. In Jerusalem at that moment--between the Second and Third Crusades--a fragile peace prevails, through the efforts of its enlightened Christian king, Baldwin IV, aided by his advisor Tiberias, and the military restraint of the legendary Muslim leader Saladin. But Baldwin's days are numbered, and strains of fanaticism, greed, and jealousy among the Crusaders threaten to shatter the truce. King Baldwin's vision of peace--a kingdom of heaven--is shared by a handful of knights, including Godfrey of Ibelin, who swear to uphold it with their lives and honor. As Godfrey passes his sword to his son, he also passes on that sacred oath: to protect the helpless, safeguard the peace, and work toward harmony between religions and cultures, so that a kingdom of heaven can flourish on earth. Balian takes the sword and steps into history.


Taquilla 3 & 4

Alexander (2004) Action / Adventure / Biography / Drama / War

Starring Anthony Hopkins, David Bedella, Jessie Kamm and Angelina Jolie. Directed by Oliver Stone.

'Alexander' traces the short, but adventerous life of the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.), whom conquered almost the entire known world of his era. From his childhood as the son of King Philip, to acending the thrown at age 20 in 336 B.C. upon his father's murder, and starting in 334 B.C., Alexander crossed into Asia on his 11-year conquest of the known world. From his conquests of Egypt, to battles with the Persians and the capture of Babylon, operations near Maracanda and in Afghanistan, and pushing all the way to India where he reigned unchallenged before his sudden death at age 32. Though Alexander made use of the well-oiled army created by his father, he pushed the limits of Macedonian & Greek power to levels King Philip could not have dreamed of.


Taquilla 5

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) NEW Comedy / Thriller

Starring Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner and Ernie Hudson. Directed by John Pasquin.

The FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is assigned to promote the FBI, touring with the brutal agent Sam Fuller (Regina King) as her bodyguard. While traveling around the country, her friend and Miss USA is kidnapped with Stan Fields (William Shatner), and Gracie decides to investigate the abduction in Las Vegas by her own and against the direct orders of local chief Collins (Treat Williams).


Taquilla 6

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) NEW Family / Comedy / Drama

Starring AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson and Dave Matthews. Directed by Wayne Wang.

A 10-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father, a preacher. While there, she adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople and rekindles an almost lost relationship with her father.


Friday Night Lights (2004) NEW Action / Drama / Sport

Starrring Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund and Derek Luke. Directed by Peter Berg.

A straight arrow coach leads his team to the 1988 Texas state semifinals in the west Texas city of Odessa, where high school football is king. Expectations of classmates, coaches, family, and community members exact a toll on the athletes central to the story. Economic and racial undertones pervade this adaptation of H.G. Bissinger's book by the same name.


Taquilla 7

The Interpreter (2005) Crime / Drama / Thriller

Starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, and Jesper Christensen. Directed by Sydney Pollack.

Escalating events begin when U.N. translator Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African head of state, spoken in a rare dialect few people other than Silvia can understand. With the words "The Teacher will never leave this room alive," in an instant, Silvia's life is turned upside down as she becomes a hunted target of the killers. Placed under the protection of federal agent Tobin Keller, Silvia's world only grows more nightmarish. As Keller digs deeper into his eyewitnesses' past and her secretive world of global connections, the more suspicious he becomes that she herself might be involved in the conspiracy. With every step of the way, he finds more reasons to mistrust her. Is Sylvia a victim? A suspect? Or something else entirely? And can Tobin, coping with his own personal heartache, keep her safe? Though they must depend on one another, Silvia and Tobin couldn't be more different. Silvia's strengths are words, diplomacy and the subtleties of meaning, while Tobin is all about instinct, action and reading into the most primal human behaviors. Now, as the danger of a major assassination on U.S. soil grows and Silvia's life hangs in the balance, Silvia and Tobin play out a gripping dance of evasion and revelation that keeps them both guessing as they race to stop a terrifying international crisis before it's too late.


Nicholas Nickleby (2002) NEW Drama

Starring Stella Gonet, Andrew Havill, Henry McGrath and Hugh Mitchell. Directed by Douglas McGrath.

After the death of his financially replete father, the Nicholas Nickleby and his family travel to London to seek assistance from his father's older brother Ralph. Taking an immediate dislike to his nephew, Ralph employs Nicholas under the sadistic Mr. Squeers and his interminable wife, owners of a boys' school in northern England. In the meantime, Ralph seeks to use Nicholas' beautiful sister Kate as a ploy to influence his investors. Discourse forces Nicholas to flee the school with the crippled Smike, an orphan with no memories of his former life before he was brought to Dotheboys' Hall. On their journey back to London they meet up with Vincent Crummles and his acting troupe, befriend Ralph's good-hearted secretary Newman Noggs, and ultimately rise over adversity.


Taquilla 8

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) NEW Action / Drama / Crime / Thriller

Starring Laurence Fishburne, Ethan Hawke, Peter Bryant and Gabriel Byrne. Directed by Jean-François Richet.

It's New Year's Eve in the city of Detroit. Cop-killing killer Marion Bishop (Fishburne) has just been arrested and is being transferred to prison. However, the transport bus is forced to stop because of the weather, so they stop for a while at the soon-to-be closed Precinct 13. Among the few people inside Precinct 13 is Sergeant Jake Roenick (Hawke), a cop who hasn't done any field missions in eight months because he feels guilty about the two cops that were killed in the mission. Not long after the prisoners are locked in their cells, Precinct 13 is assaulted by men in white gear. The police try to get a hold of other precincts, but the lines have been cut. The officers inside Precinct 13 believe that the men are Bishop's men coming to get him, but they soon find out that they are rogue cops trying to kill him. In order to survive the night, Precinct 13's inhabitants will have to unite and fight.

Regards Satdude.