Other Highlights Include a Valentine's Day Double Feature, the "Sundays in HD" Block, Stunts Starring Nicolas Cage and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Much MoreCULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Sony Movie Channel (SMC) celebrates Black History Month with a special programming block featuring African-American action heroes, Mondays in February at 10 p.m. ET. Wesley Snipes (February 2) goes behind enemy lines in THE DETONATOR, and takes on terrorists in THE CONTRACTOR; Michael Jai White (February 9) is the ultimate street-fighter in BLOOD AND BONE, and enters the Octagon in NEVER BACK DOWN 2; Samuel L. Jackson (February 16) forces warriors to battle to the death in ARENA, and meets a twisted gang of thieves in NO GOOD DEED; and Oscar®-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (February 23) must stop an assassin in THE HIT LIST, and fight to be king of the ring in the boxing epic GLADIATOR.
Set a date with SMC as the network celebrates Valentine's Day with a romantic two-pack on Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. ET. The intimate evening begins with the smoldering drama THE BLUE LAGOON, starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as young shipwreck survivors who come of age on a desert island. And a New York cop finds more money equals more problems after winning the lottery in the fan-favorite comedy IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda.
SMC puts the spotlight on one of Hollywood's best-loved action stars, the inimitable Arnold Schwarzenegger, in two of his most explosive films on Friday, February 6, at 10 p.m. ET. A clone conspiracy has Schwarzenegger seeing double in the 2000 Sci-Fi epic THE 6TH DAY, with Robert Duvall and Terry Crews. Then, a magic movie ticket sends a young boy into the world of his big screen idol, Dynamite Jack Slater, in THE LAST ACTION HERO, with Ian McKellen and Anthony Quinn.
The network presents a month of classic Hollywood favorites every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Robert Mitchum leads the charge in ANZIO, with Peter Falk, and Anthony Quinn stars in LOST COMMAND (February 4); Western heroes ride out in RIDE LONESOME and TEN WANTED MEN, with Randolph Scott, and Raymond Burr in SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN (February 11); Ronald and Nancy Reagan shine in HELLCATS OF THE NAVY, and Cameron Mitchell fights Kamikazes in OKINAWA (February 18); George C. Scott teams up with Faye Dunaway in OKLAHOMA CRUDE, and Chuck Connors is out for blood in RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (February 25).
"Sundays in HD" highlights four more visual masterpieces, every weekend at 7 p.m. ET. Birds of a feather flock together in the Oscar®-nominated documentary WINGED MIGRATION (February 1); Aidan Quinn's quest for the American Dream takes a toll in AVALON, with Elijah Wood (February 8); strange visions plague a troubled teen in the cult classic DONNIE DARKO (February 15), starring Jake Gyllenhaal; and castaway kids come of age in THE BLUE LAGOON, starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins (February 22).
FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS (All Times Eastern)
Mandays (movies guys like)
Monday, February 2 – WESLEY SNIPES x2
8:15 p.m. & 11:45 p.m. – THE DETONATOR (2006)
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – THE CONTRACTOR (2007)
Monday, February 9 – MICHAEL JAI WHITE x2
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – BLOOD AND BONE (2009)
11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. – NEVER BACK DOWN 2: THE BEATDOWN (2011)
Monday, February 16 – SAMUEL L. JACKSON x2
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – ARENA (2011)
11:45 p.m. & 3:15 a.m. – NO GOOD DEED (2003)
Monday, February 23 – CUBA GOODING, JR. x2
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. – THE HIT LIST (2011)
11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. – GLADIATOR (1992)
Take Two Tuesdays (two movies – one theme)
Tuesday, February 3 – NICOLAS CAGE x2
10 p.m. & 1:35 a.m. – GUARDING TESS (1994)
11:45 p.m. & 3:20 a.m. – IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1994)
Tuesday, February 10 – RICHARD PRYOR x2
10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. – STIR CRAZY (1980)
12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m. – SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL (1989)
Tuesday, February 17 – CHEECH AND CHONG x2
10 p.m. & 1:05 a.m. – CHEECH AND CHONG'S NICE DREAMS (1981)
11:30 p.m. & 2:40 a.m. – THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER (1982)
Tuesday, February 24 – CRIME MYSTERIES
10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m. – DEADLY SECRETS (2005)
11:40 p.m. & 3:05 a.m. – REFLECTIONS (2008)
The Recline (classics)
Wednesday, February 4 – BLOODY BATTLES
8 p.m. & 12:15 a.m. – ANZIO (1968)
10 p.m. & 2:20 a.m. – LOST COMMAND (1966)
Wednesday, February 11 – CLASSIC WESTERNS
8 p.m. & 12 a.m. – RIDE LONESOME (1959)