This February on The Movie Network: New episodes of SHOWTIME series BILLIONS, SHAMELESS, and DARK NET Continue; Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Stones documentary SHINE A LIGHT; Hollywood Movie Premieres, and more

— February 1st, 2016

Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for February. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Thursday, Feb. 4 9 p.m. – BIG MUDDY– *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* Martha Barlow (Nadia Litz, The Five Senses) has been living in seclusion for years with her teenage son, Andy (Justin Kelly, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION). After Andy commits a horrible crime, Martha must face her violent past in order to secure her son’s future. To do so, she must ward off a crazed racehorse owner, reconcile with her estranged family, and reunite with Andy’s dangerous and long-forgotten father. 11 p.m. – DARK NET – Episode 3 of 8 The digital era gives rise to unprecedented opportunity to exploit, and be exploited. Among those with the highest risk are the most defenseless: children. For anyone with an Internet connection, vast troves of child pornography are available with only a few clicks of a mouse. While technology is facilitating and nourishing the darker side of our human impulses, it’s also being touted as a possible cure to rehabilitate the very predators it harbors. In this powerful episode, viewers will meet the children who are forced to perform sex acts on camera; those who use that same technology to protect kids and nab the perpetrators; and a convicted pedophile who reveals the roots of his addiction. Friday, Feb. 5 9 p.m. – INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 – *Movie Premiere* A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye, There’s Something About Mary) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity. Saturday, Feb. 6 9 p.m. – FURIOUS 7 – *Movie Premiere* Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel, Saving Private Ryan) and his crew thought they'd left the criminal life behind. But when Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham, The Transporter), starts killing the crew one by one for revenge and a terrorist’s attempt to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," Toretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program. Sunday, Feb. 7 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 5 Debbie’s (Emma Kenney, Epic) presence at the Wexlers’ is welcomed by Erica (Ever Carradine, MAJOR CRIMES), but not by Tyler (Michael McMillian, TRUE BLOOD). Frank (William H. Macy, ER) tells her to up her game while he helps Erica through his “cancer concierge” process. She manages to be a shoulder for Tyler to lean on – which secures the guestroom in their house that Frank is determined to share.  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 4 After getting one of his Portfolio Managers out of trouble with the police, Axe (Damian Lewis, HOMELAND) takes a spontaneous trip to see Metallica in concert with his childhood friends. While there, he meets a free-spirited young woman who makes him face the limits of his own freedom. He also must fend off a short squeeze – an attack on one of his important holdings – led by Chuck’s father. Back in New York, Chuck (Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man) has an epic day-long proffer session with Pete Decker, learning important facts about the inner workings of Axe Capital. But Chuck must also take action against his own father for his stock manipulation. Axe reckons with a cold betrayal by one of his old friends, and upon his return, Axe makes a momentous decision about the direction of his firm. Thursday, Feb. 11 9 p.m. – HELLIONS – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere* Strange trick-or-treaters plague conflicted teenager Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) at her isolated home on Halloween. Under siege by forces she can’t understand, Dora must defend both body and soul from relentless Hellions, dead-set on possessing something Dora will not give them.  11 p.m. – DARK NET, Episode 4 of 8 The Internet is an uncontrollable labyrinth of content and imagery, that operates under loose laws and partial anonymity – it’s an exciting but precarious new frontier where people can do anything and see anything, whether they should or not. In this episode viewers will meet the content moderators who watch the worst of the Internet so others don’t have to; a convicted hacker whose punishment was the virtual prison of the unplugged; and a blackhat hacker who encrypts and holds computer files hostage. Friday, Feb. 12 9 p.m. – WOMAN IN GOLD – *Movie Premiere* Sixty years after she fled Vienna during the Second World War, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren, The Queen), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced-but-plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. Saturday, Feb. 13 9 p.m. – PIXELS – *Movie Premiere* Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler, Grown Ups), Will Cooper (Kevin James, THE KING OF QUEENS), Ludlow Lamonsoff, (Josh Gad, 21), and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant (Peter Dinklage, GAME OF THRONES) all played classic arcade video games as teenagers, and must now use their skills to try to save the world from aliens. Sunday, Feb 14 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 6 As Ian’s (Cameron Monaghan, The Giver) relationship with Caleb (Jeff Pierre, Run) gets more serious, Lip (Jeremy Allen White, The Time Being) is still reeling from the very public Helene scandal. When he’s called to appear before a Faculty Disciplinary Committee, Helene (Sasha Alexander, RIZZOLI & ISLES) accepts all blame and tells the committee she will no longer teach or see Lip.  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 5 Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wags (David Costabile, SUITS) and Wendy (Maggie Siff, SONS OF ANARCHY) struggle to maintain order and morale. In response to Axe’s disappearance, Chuck intensifies his investigation, which leads him to a farm in Iowa, where he discovers a key witness to a questionable trade. Armed with the damning evidence, Chuck sends the FBI into Axe Capital to make a surprising arrest. 11 p.m. SHINE A LIGHT – *Documentary* Following the highly anticipated premiere of HBO’s epic new music drama VINYL (9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada), Martin Scorsese's concert documentary shows the Rolling Stones as they've never been seen before. Filming at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York City in fall 2006, Scorsese assembled a legendary team of cinematographers to capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Monday, Feb. 15 7:35 p.m. – CURIOUS GEORGE 3: BACK TO THE JUNGLE – *Movie Premiere* When Curious George is asked to take part in a very important space mission, he is forced to crash-land in Africa. While a worried man with the yellow hat searches for him, Curious George (Frank Welker, The Adventures of Puss in Boots) explores the jungle and makes new animal friends along the way. Thursday, Feb. 18 9 p.m. – MOUNTAIN MEN – *Movie Premiere* Two estranged brothers Topher (Tyler Labine, Monsters University) and Cooper (Chace Crawford, BLOOD AND OIL) take a road trip to their remote family cabin in the mountains to evict a squatter. Buried resentment and bruised egos derail the plan, and with their lives at stake, they must work together as brothers to get back to civilization. 11 p.m. – DARK NET – Episode 5 of 8 The Internet promises an escape from offline reality. People can go places never thought possible, reach people they never knew, and express themselves as never before. But this virtual freedom can lead to a deeper confinement. In this episode viewers will meet a young woman who was pulled into an online cult from the seeming safety of her bedroom; a former airline pilot who suffers from a condition called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity who can find relief only in the complete absences of electricity and Wi-Fi; and a quadriplegic who uses cutting-edge adaptive robotics and virtual reality to transcend the limitations of his body. Friday, Feb. 19 7:30 p.m. – HIDDEN – *Movie Premiere* Ray (Alexander Skarsgård, TRUE BLOOD), Claire (Andrea Riseborough, Birdman) and their daughter, Zoe (Emily Alyn Lind, The Secret Life of Bees), who have existed in a bomb shelter since escaping a day of devastation that changed everything. For 301 days, they have transformed their cement prison into a home, and avoided what looms above the surface, until their safe haven is breached.  9 p.m. – DOPE – *Movie Premiere* Malcolm (Shameik Moore, Joyful Noise) is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighbourhood in Inglewood, California, filled with gangsters and drugs dealers. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into a gritty adventure filed with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Saturday, Feb. 20 9 p.m. MAGIC MIKE XXL – *Movie Premiere* Three years after Mike (Channing Tatum, 21 Jump Street) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, the remaining Kings of Tampa are ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way – burning down the house in one last blowout performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. Sunday, Feb. 21 9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 6, Episode 7 Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit https://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/movie-network/45849/  10 p.m. – BILLIONS – Season 1, Episode 6 The repercussions of the raid on Axe Capital ripple outward. Axe is spoiling for a fight, and plans a scorched-earth defense against this very public attack on his company—threatening his relationship with Wendy in the process. Chuck’s interrogation of Dollar Bill (Kelly AuCoin, The Kingdom) does not go as planned and political pressure mounts for Chuck to recuse himself in the face of a protracted legal battle. Wendy, caught in the middle, engages in deft shuttle diplomacy to facilitate a deal in the best interests of both men. But everything hinges on a fraught face-to-face meeting between Chuck and Axe to finalize the agreement. Thursday, Feb. 25 9 p.m. – WATCH YOUR BACK – *Movie Premiere* Sarah's (AnnaLynne McCord, 90210) life is finally where she wants it to be. But when she starts receiving threatening texts and photos of herself on her cell phone her perfect life starts to unravel. Unable to prove to the police that she is being harassedSarah takes it upon herself to find out who her stalker is and the shocking reason why she has been targeted. 11 p.m. – DARK NET – *Episode 6 of 8* The Internet enables people to connect with others, images, videos, and information in ways that were unimaginable 30 years ago. But with every click, keystroke, and view, people are re-wiring the very physical structure of their brains. In this episode viewers well meet a 17-year-old boy struggling with a devastating addiction to online pornography; autistic technologists in Silicon Valley who are turning their genetic variation to an advantage; and the purveyors of Nootropics, a class of cognition-enhancing supplements and drugs that claims to rewire the brain. Friday, Feb. 26 9 p.m. – LOVE & MERCY – *Movie Premiere* An intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys. Set against Wilson’s ground-breaking, era-defining music, the biopic examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of a cultural icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Saturday, Feb. 27 9 p.m. – AGE OF ADALINE – *Movie Premiere* Having miraculously remained 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively, GOSSIP GIRL) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman, GAME OF THRONES) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.  

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