In these days the TV seems to be affected by the positive echo of the 76th Venice Film Festival (even if it is slowly approaching closure), given that the various channels (digital and satellite) have included excellent films in their programming.
Tonight, for example, we will have a chance to see Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in Pearl Harbor (a film by Michael Bay that mixes war and romance) and to totally change the register with a classic of pink comedy like If you escape I'll marry you with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere .
And then there is no lack of author films such as Paolo Sorrentino's Youth-La giovinezza (with extraordinary Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) or Susanne Bier's Love I All You Need.
Here are all the titles that will enrich tonight's first TV evening.
The titles not to be missed
Pearl Harbor – La7, 9.15 pm
Directed by: Michael Bay
Cast: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Tom Sizemore, Cary-hiroyuki Tagawa, Jaime King, Jennifer Garner, Mako King, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Bryniarski
Plot: We are in 1941. Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker are two American aviation pilots friends, both first lieutenants under the command of Major Jimmy Doolittle. World War II will force them to leave their girlfriends and leave for Pearl Harbor, the main US Pacific base.
If you run away, I'll marry you – TV8, 9.30pm
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo
Plot: Ike is a reporter from New York who is working on a piece, when he hears about Maggie, a girl from Maryland who is terrified of the wedding and, consequently, the habit of running away from the altar. Intrigued, Ike writes an article about her, thus activating a chain reaction that leads him to Hale, the city of the young woman.
Love Is All You Need – Rai Movie, 9.20pm
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Cast: Tryne Dyrholm, Pierce Brosnan, Paprika Steen, Kim Bodnia, Christiane Schaumburg-MÜller, Molly Blixt Egelind, Sebastian Jessen, Micky Skeel Hansen, Bodil JØrgensen, Line Kruse, Ciro Petrone
Plot: Philip is a Danish fruit and vegetable entrepreneur who, to attend his son Patrick's wedding with the young Astrid, arrives in Sorrento where he is in a villa immersed in a huge lemon grove. The organization of the marriage, so demanding for the couple as to unleash a series of doubts about the bond, allows the man to get closer to his son, with whom relationships are worn out since, following the death of his wife, Philip has dedicated himself and body at work neglecting affection and private life.
During his stay in the Campania region, Philip also knows the future in-laws of Ida, a Danish hairdresser who has never lost her enthusiasm despite the breast cancer that hit her and her broken husband after 25 years of marriage.
Youth – Youth – Iris, 9.00 pm
Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino
Cast: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Madalina Ghenea
Plot: Fred and Mick are almost 80 years old and have been friends for a lifetime. The former is a retired composer and conductor, while the latter is a director still in business.
The two are spending a holiday at an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps and both feel that their time is running out quickly. Despite this they decide to update their future together, observing the complicated life of their children and not only with a mixture of curiosity and tenderness. And while Mick strives to complete the script of their latest film, Fred receives the proposal to conduct an important concert.
Tonight's other proposals
Windstorm – Return to the origins – Channel 5, at 9.20 pm
Directed by: Katja von Garnier
Cast: Hanna Binke, Lea van Acken, Amber Bongard, Marvin Linke
The Hollars – Rai 3, 9.20 pm
Directed by: John Krasinski
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Krasinski, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Margo Martindale, Josh Groban, Mary Kay Place, Randall Park
Hunger Games: The song of revolt (Part I) – Italy 1, 9.20 pm
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore
And I don't pay – Rete 4, at 9.25 pm
Directed by: Alessandro Capone
Cast: Maurizio Mattioli, Maurizio Casagrande, Jerry Cala ', Enzo Salvi, Valeria Marini, Benito Urgu, Adolfo Margiotta, Cosetta Turco, Ami Veevers Chorlton, Cecilia Capriotti, Nini Salerno, Linda Battista, Francesco Procopio, Mariano D'Angelo
Before I Go To Sleep – Rai 4, at 9.25pm
Directed by: Rowan Joffè
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Friends for death – 20, 9.00 pm
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Cast: Jet Li, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold
The Pink Panther – Paramount Network, 9.25 pm
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Beyonce ’Knowles, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer
Rosamunde Pilcher – Summer of love – La5, at 21.10
Directed by: Thomas Hezel
Cast: Diana Staehly, Bruno Bruni Jr, Klaus Wildbolz
The golden bachelor – La7d, 9.30pm
Directed by: Gary Sinyor
Cast: Chris O’Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Artie Lange, Jennifer Esposito, Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields
Big shot at the Red Dragon – Italy 2, 9.15 pm
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Cast: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Zhang Ziyi
Tafanos – Sky, 9.15 pm
Directed by: R. Paoletti
Cast: A. Lapice, C. Marino
A summer in the Bavarian Mountains – Rai Premium, at 9.20 pm
Directed by: Jeanette Wagner
Cast: Jennifer Ulrich, Philipp Hochmair, Niklas NiBl, Teresa Rizos
Big trouble in Chinatown – Spike, 9.30pm
Directed by: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong
Happy Go Lucky — Happiness brings good luck – laF, 9.10pm
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough, Samuel Roukin, Sinead Matthews, Kate O’Flynn, Sarah Niles, Eddie Marsan, Joseph Kloska, Sylvestra Le Touzel
Millennium – What does not kill, Sky Cinema 1, 9.15 pm
Direction: Faith Alvarez
Cast: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks
The seventh child – Premium Cinema, 9.15 pm
Directed by: Sergej Vladimirovic Bodrov
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander, Zahf Paroo, Gerard Plunkett, Lilah Fitzgerald