HDNET MOVIES celebrates some of entertainment’s greatest performers with special birthday blocks this August headlined by Madonna in five classic films on Thursday, August 16—in honor of her birthday. The party starts at 4pE with SHANGHAI SURPRISE followed by WHO’S THAT GIRL at 5:40pE; BODY OF EVIDENCE at 7:15pE; DANGEROUS GAME at 9pE; and SWEPT AWAY at 10:50pE.
Other August birthday blocks include Billy Bob Thornton on Saturday, August 4 at 7pE; Ben Affleck on Wednesday, August 15 at 9pE; Robert De Niro on Friday, August 17 at 10:50pE; Patrick Swayze on Saturday, August 18 at 9pE; and Richard Gere on Friday, August 18 at 9pE.
Get ready to score on Friday, August 3, as HDNET MOVIES puts the spotlight on four sidesplitting sports comedies in the Ballin’ with HDNET MOVIES marathon. The event kicks off at 7:20pE with NATIONAL LAMPOON’S BLACKBALL, with Vince Vaughn. Next, Dan Fogler goes toe-to-toe with Christopher Walken in BALLS OF FURY at 9pE; followed by Sean William Scott in BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH at 10:35pE and Jake Lacy in BALLS OUT, with Kate McKinnon and Nikki Reed, at 12:10aE.
One of the most iconic video games of all time comes to life on Saturday, August 11, as HDNET MOVIES presents a STREET FIGHTER Double. The bout begins with Jean-Claude Van Damme in the original 1994 cult classic STREET FIGHTER. And Kristin Kreuk steps into the shoes of the franchise’s groundbreaking femme fatale Chun-Li in STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI, with Michael Clarke Duncan, at 10:45pE.
Take a trip to the City That Never Sleeps, as HDNET MOVIES salutes the Big Apple with a “New York State Of Mind” three-pack on Sunday, August 12. The block opens at 9pE, with Dwayne Johnson in EMPIRE STATE, with Emma Roberts and Liam Hemsworth. Then, Robert De Niro in the Martin Scorsese masterpiece TAXI DRIVER, with Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel, at 10:40pE and Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, and Ethan Hawke in BROOKLYN’S FINEST at 12:40aE.