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Sony Movie Channel Adds New Suspense Night



FUNNY GIRL with Barbra Streisand and AS GOOD AS IT GETS with Jack Nicholson Make Their Network Premiere This Month

 Culver City, CA – Dec. 18, 2013 – The New Year is bringing a few new changes to Sony Movie Channel’s programming as the network unveils a change to its weekly Thursday night programming block. Starting January 2, SMC will be airing suspense, thriller and horror films every Thursday in prime time due to the growth in popularity of genre entertainment. Films like THE NET with Sandra Bullock (1/2); WOLF (1/9); Dean Koontz’s INTENSITY (1/16); and SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (1/30) now have a permanent home on the Channel every week.

In addition to the new block on Thursday dubbed “KILLER THURSDAYS,” the network is theming a majority of its Jan. schedule to showcase Westerns. SMC is presenting some of the best Western films ever produced like THE SHADOW RIDERS with Tom Selleck (1/1); THE MASK OF ZORRO with Antonio Banderas (1/3) and THE PROFESSIONALS with Burt Lancaster (1/8). True fans of the Wild West can also enjoy over three full days of binge viewing when SMC presents Western-themed marathons on Wed., Jan. 1, Sat., Jan. 25 and Sun., Jan. 26. On the 1st, over 23 hours of blockbuster Westerns will air starting at 7:30 a.m. ET and on the weekend of 25th, the Channel is broadcasting over 40 hours in its cowboy roundup beginning at 5:10 a.m.

Other prominent films appearing this month include the network premieres of FUNNY GIRL with Barbra Streisand (1/14) and AS GOOD AS IT GETS with Jack Nicholson (1/24).  On Jan. 12, it’s Guy-Cry Night, as the Channel features tearjerkers aimed at men, including the 1971 classic football telefilm BRIAN’S SONG at 8:40 p.m. ET (5:40 p.m. PT) and 2010’s acclaimed man’s best friend drama HACHI: A DOG’S TALE with Richard Gere at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).

Clever movie combinations also grace the schedule as exemplified by the coupling of the original THE BLOB film from 1958 with its 1988 remake on Jan. 23 starting at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m.). Other creative pairings include WOLF with Jack Nicholson and THE WEREWOLF, the 1950 classic produced by Sam Katzman, on Jan. 9; and FUNNY LADY follows FUNNY GIRL on Jan. 14.

Highlights include (All Times Eastern Below):

WESTERN ROUND-UP MARATHON – Sun., Jan. 1 (7:30 a.m. – 4:20 a.m. ET)

THE LONGEST DRIVE (7:30 a.m.); THE NEVADAN (9:10 a.m.); THE TALL T (10:40 a.m.); COMANCHE STATION (12 p.m.); FRONTIER HELLCAT (1:20 p.m.); RAMPAGE AT APACHE WELLS (2:50 p.m.); MASSACRE CANYON (4:25 p.m.); WYOMING RENEGADES (5:40 p.m.); THE NEBRASKAN (7 p.m.); THE SHADOW RIDERS (8:15 p.m. & 12:20 a.m.); BITE THE BULLET (10 p.m. & 2 a.m.); and MACKENNA’S GOLD  (4:20 a.m.)

WESTERN ROUND-UP MARATHON – Sat., Jan. 25 – Sun., Jan. 26

Sat., Jan. 25 – BITE THE BULLET (5:10 a.m.); FRONTIER HELLCAT (7:25 a.m.); RAMPAGE AT APACHE WELLS (8:55 a.m.); THE TEXICAN (10:30 a.m.); LAND RAIDERS (12 p.m.); THE LONGEST DRIVE (1:45 p.m.); THE SHADOW RIDERS (3:25 p.m.); SILVERADO (5:10 p.m. & 10 p.m.); and THE MASK OF ZORRO (7:30 p.m. & 12:20 a.m.)

Sun., Jan. 26 – THE SHADOW RIDERS (2:50 a.m. & 8:15 a.m.); CONSPIRACY (4:40 a.m.); THE LONGEST DRIVE (6:35 a.m.); THE NEVADAN (10 a.m.); THE TALL T (11:30 a.m.); COMANCHE STATION (1 p.m.); THE PROFESSIONALS (2:20 p.m.); MURPHY’S ROMANCE (4:25 p.m.); A MAN CALLED SLEDGE (6:20 p.m.); and MACKENNA’S GOLD (8 p.m.)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/schedule.

In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)


The ABCs of Death: Partial Review


All of my reviews thus far have been positive, but that’s about to change with this partial review of The ABCs of Death.  This is only going to be a partial review because I could only stand to watch the first eight segments.  That’s right, segments.

The ABCs of Death is nothing more than a cheap ripoff of the TV show 1000 Ways To Die but in alphabetic order and less believable ways.  I will give it to the people that came up with the various stories for this movie, some of them are creative.

The ABCs of Death was brought to us by 26 different directors, one for each letter of the alphabet.  This made the movie even more hard to understand.  Spoiler alert, only a few of the stories are in English.  Most of it is in Spanish and Japanese without subtitles.  I would highly recommend turning the subtitles on on the device you are watching it.

Many of the segments make zero sense whatsoever.  Each has a title and a way to die, and they tell you after the segment is over what the letter stood for.  Only 2 of the ones I saw coincided with the name the segment was given.  Most of them were centered around sex, so it was not much more than softcore porn where people die.  This film may have has some promise if, 1. there was only one director, 2. The stories were in one cohesive language, and 3. the ways to die were more believable.

I know many people out there like these bazaar, off the wall style movies, and I’m usually one of them, but The ABCs of Death just didn’t do it for me.  You can see it if you like, but I do not advise any buying it before watching it.  It is available on Netflix.  Watch it there first and make your decision.  Remember to have the subtitles turned on and I hope you can stand to watch more than I could.  I am only going to include one spoiler.  In case you get lost while watching the film or are just curious here is the Wikipedia page for the segments in The ABCs of Death.

Graveyard Dogs: A tale of romance, mystery and death

Graveyard Dogs is a new up and coming movie that I  think deserves some attention.  All the information about the film is from the official site and the official Facebook page.


Title: Graveyard Dogs

Plot: “In the depths of the pre-Civil War South, the blossoming romance between a slave and the son of her owner is threatened by the mystery of mangled corpses of runaway slaves that are collecting in the woods.”

Producer: Christos Hines

Trailer Release: June 14, 2013 (for those who sign up at the official site)

Simply click the links to visit the sites.

Website: GraveyardDogsMovie.com

Facebook: Graveyard Dogs Movie

Twitter: Graveyard Dogs

Christos Hines Twitter: @HinesMedia1

I don’t think this will be the last article that I will be writing about Graveyard Dogs.  The plot is gripping and well thought out.  I personally can not wait to see more of this film.  It sounds like a sure must see to me.  It has something that can appeal to fans of just about every movie genre.  There is romance, mystery, thrills, murder and history.  Be sure to check out the links above to keep up with all of the latest news and updates for Graveyard Dogs.