CLASSIC FILMS AND MODERN FAVORITES SQUARE OFF ON HDNET MOVIES IN AN ALL-NEW INTERACTIVE “MARCH MOVIE MADNESS” LINEUP STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 14 AT 8pE
The Eight-Night Event Pits 16 Films Against Each Other in Matchups That Include HANNIBAL vs. RED DRAGON, CONAN THE BARBARIAN vs. CONAN THE DESTROYER, and DETROIT ROCK CITY vs. ANIMAL HOUSE
Los Angeles – March 3, 2016 – Suit up for a Sweet 16 lineup of film favorites in HDNET MOVIES’ interactive “March Movie Madness” event. For eight nights, starting Monday, March 14, at 8pE, 16 hit films go head-to-head, with two films competing each night. Through HDNET MOVIES’ Facebook and Twitter pages, viewers are invited to vote for their favorite competitor each day to determine which film will rise to the top as the champion. After all 16 films have aired and the eight finalists have been chosen, the competition continues online as viewers cut the list down to four, then two, and then one final champion.
HDNET MOVIES “March Movie Madness” lineup is as follows:
Mon., Mar. 14 at 8pE—PRIMAL FEAR vs. WILD THINGS
Teenage psychos square off in this night of thrills starring Edward Norton as an altar boy accused of a grisly murder in PRIMAL FEAR, with Richard Gere. And Matt Dillon must clear his name when high school sirens Neve Campbell and Denise Richards accuse him of assault in WILD THINGS, at 10:15pE.
Tues., Mar. 15 at 8pE—MAVERICK vs. THE WILD BUNCH
Saddle up for a regular Old West showdown, starring Mel Gibson as a scheming con in MAVERICK, with James Garner and Jodie Foster. Then, William Holden and Ernest Borgnine risk their lives to rescue a fallen comrade in Sam Peckinpaugh’s THE WILD BUNCH, at 10:15pE.
Wed., Mar. 16 at 8pE—CONAN THE BARBARIAN vs. CONAN THE DESTROYER
It’s Schwarzenegger vs. Schwarzenegger as the ultimate action hero battles himself for cinema supremacy, starring as a skilled swordsman out for revenge in CONAN THE BARBARIAN, with James Earl Jones. And Arnold is back on a quest for a magical crystal in CONAN THE DESTROYER, at 10:10pE.
Thurs., Mar. 17 at 8pE—HANNIBAL vs. RED DRAGON
Dr. Lecter invites you to dinner in this frightful face-off starring Anthony Hopkins, as the wanted cannibal seeks a fresh start in Italy in HANNIBAL, with Julianne Moore. Then, Hopkins helps Edward Norton hunt down a mysterious maniac in RED DRAGON, with Ralph Fiennes, at 10:15pE.
Fri., Mar. 18 at 8pE—SPACE COWBOYS vs. THE RIGHT STUFF
Astronauts go toe-to-toe in an out-of-this-world throw-down, starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Garner as aging engineers in SPACE COWBOYS. Then, Sam Shepard and Scott Glenn put a new spin on the space program in THE RIGHT STUFF, at 10:15pE.
Sat., Mar. 19 at 8pE— HART’S WAR vs. THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
Beloved leading man Bruce Willis makes his bid for the title, starring as a sly lieutenant scheming to escape a POW camp in HART’S WAR, with Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard. And Willis gets caught in a kidnapping plot in THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY, with Sigourney Weaver and Henry Cavill, at 10:10pE.
Sun., Mar. 20 at 8pE—DETROIT ROCK CITY vs. ANIMAL HOUSE
Tune in for a raunchy rumble, as four friends take a rock n’ roll road trip to see KISS in concert in DETROIT ROCK CITY, with Edward Furlong and Natasha Lyonne. Then, Bluto, Otter, and the gang get back at a vindictive dean in the 1978 frat classic ANIMAL HOUSE, with John Belushi and Kevin Bacon, at 9:40pE.
Mon., Mar. 21 at 8pE—DOWN PERISCOPE vs. HOT SHOTS!
Rival branches of America’s Armed Forces go to war, in this battle starring Kelsey Grammar as the Naval commander of a motley crew in DOWN PERISCOPE, with William H. Macy. And Charlie Sheen is tasked with bombing Saddam Hussein’s nuclear plants in HOT SHOTS!, with Cary Elwes, at 9:35pE.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules. Some of the movies described are scheduled for additional broadcasts throughout the month.
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