This February on The Movie Network: New Episodes of SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES, and EPISODES, Canadian Feature Films Premiere, Plus Marathons of Oscar®-Winning and Nominated Films
— January 30, 2015
• All new episodes of acclaimed dark comedies SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES, and EPISODES continue Sunday nights throughout February
• Beginning Sunday, Feb. 1 on The Movie Network and The Movie Network Encore, viewers can enjoy a month-long movie celebration of Oscar®-winning and nominated flicks in anticipation of The 87th Academy Awards®
• Canadian Feature Films DIRTY SINGLES, I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN, FORGET AND FORGIVE, THREE DAYS IN HAVANA, DEAD ON CAMPUS SHARK KILLER, TRIGGER POINT, and BRICK MANSIONS premiere this month
• TMN Hollywood hit film premieres in February include: NEED FOR SPEED, GODZILLA, FORGET AND FORGIVE, ROBOCOP, SEX TAPE, DELIVER US FROM EVIL, APPLESEED: ALPHA, EDGE OF TOMORROW, and MALEFICENT
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Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for February. Programming highlights for The Movie Network Encore follow. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Sunday, Feb. 1
6:35 p.m. – MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (2013) – *OSCAR®-winning film*
Chronicling the life journey of Nelson Mandela (Idris Elba, LUTHER), starting from his childhood in a rural village, through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.
9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 4 of 12
10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 4 of 12
10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 4 of 9
Sean’s (Stephen Mangan, Rush) former writing partner tightens the screws on Sean and Beverly (Tamsin Greig, Shaun of the Dead). Carol (Kathleen Rose Perkins, Gone Girl) throws herself into a new and unexpected romance. Matt LeBlanc may have found an answer to both his disastrous love life and his financial woes.
11 p.m. – HER (2014) – *OSCAR®-winning film*
A lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line) develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system (Scarlett Johansson, Lost in Translation) that is designed to meet his every need.
Thursday, Feb. 5
9 p.m. – DIRTY SINGLES (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
A close-knit circle of Toronto friends, shaken by the break-up of their favourite couple, are forced to grow up over the winter. Starring Paul Campbell (Surprised by Love) and Alex Paxton-Beesley (COPPER).
Friday, Feb. 6
7:25 p.m. – I’LL FOLLOW YOU DOWN (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son (Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense) and wife (Gillian Anderson, HANNIBAL) struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later that may bring him home.
9 p.m. – NEED FOR SPEED (2014) – *Premiere*
Fresh from prison, a street racer (Aaron Paul, BREAKING BAD) who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner (Dominic Cooper, AGENT CARTER), learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
Saturday, Feb. 7
9 p.m. – GODZILLA (2014) – *Premiere*
This modern day tribute to the Godzilla film franchise focuses on Godzilla saving the human race against malevolent creatures destroying everything and everyone in their path. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2).
Sunday, Feb. 8
6:45 p.m. – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) – *OSCAR®-nominated film*
Based on a true story of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks, Saving Mr. Banks) and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.
9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 5 of 1210 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 5 of 12
10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 5 of 9
Three is definitely a crowd, as Sean and Beverly are forced to consider a writing partnership, and Carol and Helen (Andrea Savage, DUTY) discover they have a bedfellow in common. Meanwhile, with Matt’s finances in rapid decline, he receives a lucrative yet dubious invitation.
11 p.m. – GRAVITY (2013) – *OSCAR®-winning film*
A medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
Thursday, Feb. 12
9 p.m. – FORGET AND FORGIVE (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
Left for dead after a vicious attack, Homicide Detective Anna Walker (Elisabeth Röhm, STALKER) awakes in the hospital to find she has full-blown amnesia and no recollection of her previous life.
Friday, Feb. 13
7:35 p.m. – THREE DAYS IN HAVANA (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
Jack Petty (Gil Bellows, BONES) gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Havana on business and gets caught up in an assassination conspiracy with his new friend Harry Smith (Greg Wise, HOMEFRONT).
9 p.m. – ROBOCOP (2014) – *Premiere*
In 2028 Detroit, when loving husband, father and good cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman, Safe House) is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Saturday, Feb. 14
9 p.m. – SEX TAPE (2014) – *Premiere*
A married couple (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.
Sunday, Feb. 15
4:35 p.m. – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2013) – *OSCAR®-winning film*
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper, American Hustle) moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
6:40 p.m. – AMERICAN HUSTLE (2013) – *OSCAR®-winning film*
A con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). Also starring Jeremy Renner (Avengers Assemble), Jennifer Lawrence, Louis C.K. (LOUIE), and Jack Huston (HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE).
9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 6 of 12
10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 6 of 12
10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 6 of 9
11 p.m. – AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (2013) – *OSCAR®-nominated film*
A family crisis brings the strong-willed women of the Weston family back to the Oklahoma house where they grew up. Starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
Thursday, Feb. 19
9 p.m. – DEAD ON CAMPUS (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
When a sorority "prank" goes viral, the boy (Stephen MacDonald, The Husband She Met Online) is discovered dead from apparent suicide, but his sister (Nicki Aycox, The Employer) does not buy it. She goes undercover to expose the sororities' hidden secrets.
Friday, Feb. 20
7:30 p.m. – SHARK KILLER (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
The services of shark killer Ace Hunter (Paul du Toit, Semi-Soet) have been engaged by his brother Jake (Arnold Vosloo, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), the head of a West Coast crime ring. The gig: kill the black-finned shark that swallowed a valuable diamond during a gang transaction.
9 p.m. – DELIVER US FROM EVIL (2014) – *Premiere*
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana, Lone Survivor) investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Édgar Ramírez, The Liberator), schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Saturday, Feb. 21
7:25 p.m. – APPLESEED: ALPHA (2014) – *Premiere*
Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan (Luci Christian, Starship Troopers: Invasion) and her cyborg partner Briareos (David Matranga, Starship Troopers: Invasion) survive through the post WW3 apocalyptic NYC in search of human's future hope, the legendary city of Olympus.
9 p.m. – EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014) – *Premiere*
A military officer (Tom Cruise) is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior (Brendan Gleeson, Eliza Graves) to try and end the war.
Sunday, Feb. 22
7:45 a.m. – 9 p.m. – THE MOVIE NETWORK ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR OSCAR
The Movie Network celebrates the biggest night in Hollywood with a day-long movie event featuring Oscar-nominated and winning films. The marathon begins at 7:45 a.m. with DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013), followed by FROZEN (2013) at 9:30 a.m., HER (2013) at 11 a.m., AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (2013) at 1:20 p.m., CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (2013) at 3:25 p.m., GRAVITY (2013) at 5:40 p.m., FROZEN (2013) repeats at 7:15 p.m., and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2013) airs at 9 p.m.
9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 5, Episode 7 of 12
10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 4, Episode 7 of 12
10:30 p.m. – EPISODES – Season 4, Episode 7 of 9
Thursday, Feb. 26
9 p.m. – TRIGGER POINT (2015) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
College student Callie Banner (Jordan Hinson, EUREKA) joins a campus activist group dedicated to peaceful protest. However, she finds her association with the group could have deadly consequences.
Friday, Feb. 27
9 p.m. – BRICK MANSIONS (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*
An undercover Detroit cop (Paul Walker, The Fast and the Furious) navigates a dangerous neighbourhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con (David Belle, The Family). They join forces in hopes of bringing down a crime lord (Musical Performer, RZA) and his plot to devastate the entire city.
Saturday, Feb. 28
7:20 p.m. and 9 p.m. – MALEFICENT (2014) – *Premiere*
A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess (Elle Fanning, Maleficent), only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.
The Movie Network Encore rolls out Oscar®-nominated and winning films in anticipation of the THE 87th ACADEMY AWARDS®airing Sunday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV. Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network Encore programming highlights for February. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times).
Monday, Feb. 2 – Sunday, Feb. 8
9 p.m. BEST ACTOR NOMINATIONS AND WINNERSMonday, Feb. 2: A BEAUTIFUL MIND
Tuesday, Feb. 3: FROST/NIXON
Wednesday, Feb. 4: DANCES WITH WOLVES
Thursday, Feb. 5: BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY
Friday, Feb. 6: RAY
Saturday, Feb. 7: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
Sunday, Feb. 8: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
Monday, Feb. 9 – Sunday, Feb. 15
9 p.m. BEST ACTRESS NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS
Monday, Feb. 9: GIRL, INTERRUPTED
Tuesday, Feb. 10: LITTLE WOMEN
Wednesday, Feb. 11: BILLY ELLIOTT
Thursday, Feb. 12: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE
Friday, Feb. 13: THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
Saturday, Feb. 14: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Sunday, Feb. 15: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Monday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 22
9 p.m. BEST PICTURE NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS
Monday, Feb. 16: THE AVIATOR
Tuesday, Feb. 17: CHICAGO
Wednesday, Feb. 18: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Thursday, Feb. 19: FROST/NIXON
Friday, Feb. 20: CHOCOLAT
Saturday, Feb. 21: FIELD OF DREAMS
Sunday, Feb. 22: ERIN BROCKOVICH
Sunday, Feb. 22
The Movie Network Encore presents a day-long Oscar-movie marathon, featuring classic nominated and award-winning films.
6:20 a.m. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
8:40 a.m. GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
10:30 a.m. ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN
12:50 p.m. OUT OF AFRICA
3: 40 p.m. THE DRESSER
5:40 p.m. DANCES WITH WOLVES
8:45 p.m. ERIN BROCKOVICH
10:55 p.m. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
1:10 a.m. BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
3:40 a.m. A BEAUTIFUL MIND
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