[tv] Wednesday, July 10 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each morning, writing the Blog from the Cinema advise you 2 movies to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT, so not to forget anyone !

The program this evening : Trojan on France 4 and Starbuck on Canal+ Décalé.

  • ON TNT


On France 4 at 20: 45 cet

Not recommended for children under 10 years – 16:9 – Stereo

Technical data sheet

Original title : Troy

Realization : Wolfgang Petersen

Screenplay : David Benioff

Main actors : Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Peter O’toole

Country of origin : United States, United Kingdom, Malta

Released : may 13, 2004

Duration : 163 minutes


In ancient Greece, the abduction of Helen, queen of Sparta, by Paris, prince of Troy, is an insult that king Menelaus could not bear it. The honor of the family being in the game, Agamemnon, brother of Menelaus and powerful king of Mycenae, meets all the Greek armies to bring out Helen of Troy.

But in reality, the safeguarding of the honor of the family is only a pretext taken by Agamemnon to hide his terrible greed. It is actually looking to control Troy and expand his vast empire. No army has ever managed to penetrate the walled city, on which shall the king Priam and prince Hector.

The outcome of the Trojan war will depend, in particular of one man, Achilles, known as the greatest warrior of his time. Arrogant, rebellious, and famous invicible, it has attachment to anything or anyone if not his own glory…


• The film was a great commercial success, bringing in 497 409 852 $ at the box office (of which 133 378 256 $ in the United States), which makes it the 8th biggest box office hit of the year 2004. He has made 2 710 000 entries in France, 772 468 in Belgium, 482 002 in Quebec, and 453 869 in Switzerland.

It has received mixed reviews, garnering a 55% positive reviews, with an average score of 6/10, based on 217 reviews collected on the internet site Rotten Tomatoes. It gets a score of 56/100, based on 43 critics on Metacritic.


• Teen Choice Awards 2004 : best actor in an action movie / adventure for Brad Pitt

• Irish Film and Television Awards 2004 : best male supporting role for Peter O’toole

[Source : Wikipedia]

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On Canal+ Décalé 20: 50

Technical data sheet

Achievement : Ken Scott

Screenplay : Martin Petit, Ken Scott

Main actors : Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, Julie LeBreton

Country of origin : Canada, Quebec

Released : June 27, 2012

Duration : 109 minutes


David Wozniak is a perpetual adolescent who discovers that, having been a sperm donor, he is the sire of 533 children. David, a deliveryman for a butcher shop family, is pursued by gangsters because he owes them the sum of $ 80,000. However, 142 of his offspring are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of ” Starbuck “, the pseudonym he used when he gave the sperm. But when he receives the records of the individuals in question, he can not resist the temptation to fly over to find out who they are. In addition, his girlfriend Valérie is pregnant with his child, but believes that he is not mature enough to be a father.


• The title of the film refers to the bull canadian Holstein breed, which has produced hundreds of thousands of calves by artificial insemination in the 1980s and 1990s.

• Starbuck was a resounding success in Canada with more than $ 3 million at the box office. In France, he made 464 383 entries for approximately 1 222 563 $ of revenue.

• Two remakes coming in late 2013. A first american, Delivery Man also made by Ken Scott, and a French version, Fonzy directed by Isabelle Doval.


• Calgary International Film Festival 2011 : audience award

• International Festival of Valladolid 2011 : best actor for Patrick Huard, best new director for Ken Scott

• 2012 Genie awards : best song for “Somewhere” by Carole Facal, best original screenplay for Ken Scott and Martin Petit, Golden Reel Award

• Jutra awards 2012 : golden Ticket – Cineplex

• Festival international du film de Palm Springs 2012 : audience award for best film

• International film Festival Vancouver 2012 : VIFF’s canadian film

• Festival international du film de comédie de l’alpe d’huez 2012 : Special Prize of the Jury Screenvision

[Source : Wikipedia]

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