HDNET MOVIES DOUBLES THE ENTERTAINMENT WITH “SEQUEL SUNDAYS”, CELEBRATING CLASSIC FOLLOW-UPS TO BATMAN, CITY SLICKERS, AND MORE, EVERY SUNDAY THIS JANUARY AT 8pE
Other Sequel Pairings include ‘XXX and ‘XXX: STATE OF THE UNION,’ ‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’ and ‘2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT,’ and More
Los Angeles – Dec. 21, 2015 – HDNET MOVIES puts the spotlight on some of Hollywood’s most celebrated franchises with “Sequel Sundays”—a star-studded lineup packed with explosive action flicks, groundbreaking superheroes, influential sci-fi favorites, unforgettable war epics, and classic comedy gold, every Sunday this January at 8pE. The event kicks off on January 3 with action icon Vin Diesel as an adrenaline junkie recruited by the government to stop a Russian terrorist plot in the network premiere XXX, with Samuel L. Jackson and Asia Argento. Then, rap pioneer Ice Cube takes over as a former Navy SEAL tasked with overthrowing a rogue military faction’s plot to assassinate the president in the network premiere of the 2005 follow-up XXX: STATE OF THE UNION, with Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scott Speedman, at 10:10pE.
Explore the streets of Gotham on January 10, with a special Dark Knight triple feature, as the original big screen Batman, Michael Keaton, must clear his name while battling the Penguin’s plot to take over the city in Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Walken. Next, Val Kilmer dons the cowl of America’s greatest hero to take on deadly duo Two-Face and The Riddler in BATMAN FOREVER, with Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, and Nicole Kidman, at 10:10pE. And Caped Crusader George Clooney tries to stop iconic foes Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, and Bane from sending the world into a permanent Ice Age in BATMAN & ROBIN, with Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, at 12:15aE.
HDNET MOVIES delivers an out of this world double feature on January 17, as Keir Dullea finds himself in the middle of a mind-bending journey through time and space in visionary auteur Stanley Kubrick’s seminal sci-fi opus 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Then, Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, and Helen Mirren seek to learn the fate of Dave, HAL, and The Discovery in the 1984 sequel 2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT, at 10:30pE. Then, settle in for a night of war epics on January 24 as Tom Cruise leads German soldiers in a daring attempt to bring an end to Hitler’s reign of terror in the network premiere of VALKYRIE, with Bill Nighy and Kenneth Branagh. Then, delve deeper into the events surrounding Hitler’s rise to power and the courageous plot to take him down in the 2008 documentary VALKYRIE: THE PLOT TO KILL HITLER, at 10:05pE.
The month wraps up on January 31 with a two-pack of classic comedies, starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, and Bruno Kirby as a group of yuppies who escape their mid-life crises to embark on a cattle drive in the 1991 Oscar®-winning romp CITY SLICKERS, with Jack Palance and Jeffrey Tambor. And Crystal and company saddle up on a quest to find buried treasure in Arizona in CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY’S GOLD, with Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz, and Jack Palance, at 10pE.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules. 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.)
HDNET MOVIES “Sequel Sundays” January Schedule (all times eastern):
Sunday, Jan. 3
XXX (2002) – 8 p.m.
XXX: STATE OF THE UNION (2005) – 10:10 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 10
BATMAN RETURNS (1992) – 8 p.m.
BATMAN FOREVER (1995) – 10:10 p.m.
BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) – 12:15 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 17
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) – 8 p.m.
2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT (1984) – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 24
VALKYRIE (2008) – 8 p.m.
VALKYRIE: THE PLOT TO KILL HITLER (2008) – 10:05 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 31
CITY SLICKERS (1991) – 8 p.m.
CITY SLICKERS II: THE LEGEND OF CURLY’S GOLD (1994) – 10 p.m.
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