This April on The Movie Network: NURSE JACKIE and CALIFORNICATION Return and Canadian Feature Film

— April 1st, 2014

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Below is a chronological listing of The Movie Network programming highlights for April. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit themovienetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Thursday, April 3

9 p.m. – MARON – Season 1, Episode 5 of 10

Burned once again by a much younger women, Marc decides to try dating an age-appropriate woman. With a smart, sexy peer like Alexa (Gina Gershon, HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA), has Marc finally met his match? Podcast guest: Mark Duplass (THE MINDY PROJECT).

 

9:30 p.m. – THE BIRTHDAY BOYS – Season 1, Episode 5 of 10

The world of underground Amish juicing is exposed.

 

Friday, April 4

7:30 p.m. – THE CONSPIRACY (2012) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

Written and directed by Christopher MacBride (Sleep Lab), THE CONSPIRACY is a documentary about conspiracy theories that takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

 

9 p.m. – THE LONE RANGER (2013) – *Premiere*

Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer, Mirror Mirror), a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

 

Saturday, April 5

6:30 p.m. – MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN (2012) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

Directed by Toronto native Deepa Mehta (Heaven On Earth), MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is based on Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel of the same name. The film follows a pair of children born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, and who grow up in the country that is nothing like that of their parent’s generation.

 

9 p.m. – ELYSIUM (2013) – *Premiere*

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. Max (Matt Damon, The Monuments Men) takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

 

Sunday, April 6

9 p.m. – SHAMELESS – Season 4, Episode 12 of 12 – *Season Finale*

 

10 p.m. – HOUSE OF LIES – Season 3, Episode 12 of 12 – *Season Finale*

In the Season 3 finale, Marty’s (Don Cheadle) new-found optimism is rocked when Kaan & Associates receives a serious blow, while Jeannie (Kristen Bell) attempts to rectify the situation. Meanwhile, Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) finds a constructive outlet to help work through his relationship issues.

 

Thursday, April 10

9 p.m. – MARON – Season 1, Episode 6 of 10

At an AA meeting, Marc becomes sponsor to Manny (Danny Trejo, SONS OF ANARCHY), an ex-con fresh out of prison. While visiting Manny’s old haunts to right wrongs and make amends, Marc finds himself in over his head. Podcast guest includes Ken Jeong (COMMUNITY, The Hangover Trilogy).

 

9:30 p.m. – THE BIRTHDAY BOYS – Season 1, Episode 6 of 10

In this new episode of THE BIRTHDAY BOYS, a development of a scientific contraption promises to turn the guys into cool versions of themselves.

 

Friday, April 11

6:30 p.m. – PACIFIC RIM (2013) – *Premiere*

As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot (Charlie Hunnam, SONS OF ANARCHY) and a trainee (Rinko Kikuchi, The Brothers Bloom) are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse.

 

9 p.m. – ADORE (2013) – *Premiere*

Lil (Naomi Watts, The Impossible) and Roz (Robin Wright, HOUSE OF CARDS) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbours in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.

 

Saturday, April 12

7 p.m. – EMMA’S WINGS: A BELLA SARA TALE (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

Young Emma (MacKenzie Porter, CHRISTMAS RESCUE) is transported to a magical world where she discovers her destiny as a Valkyrie is to save horse magic from the evil Ivenna (Kristen Peace, SATISFACTION).

 

9 p.m. – RED 2 (2013) – *Premiere*

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis, Looper) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

 

Sunday, April 13

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 1 of 10 – *Season 6 Premiere*

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 1 of 12 – *Season 7 Premiere*

In the seventh and last season of CALIFORNICATION, Hank Moody (David Duchovny, THE X-FILES) is eager to reunite with the love of his life, but things don’t go as planned with Karen (Natascha McElhone, Romeo and Juliet). Hank meets with Stu (Stephen Tobolowsky, JUSTIFIED) and the director (Jonathan Kasdan, The First Time) on the TV adaptation of SANTA MONICA COP and gets hired by showrunner Rick Rath (Michael Imperioli, HBO’s THE SOPRANOS). A reporter, Levon (Oliver Cooper, The Hangover Part III), asks to interview Hank for his college paper. Charlie’s (Evan Handler, HBO’s SEX AND THE CITY) performance anxiety leaves Marcy (Pamela Adlon, KING OF THE HILL) wondering what she got herself back into.

 

Tuesday, April 15

9 p.m. – THE GIRL HE MET ONLINE (2014) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

Andy’s (Shawn Roberts, Resident Evil: Afterlife) relationship with a bipolar woman (Yvonne Zima (THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) becomes dangerous.

 

Thursday, April 17

9 p.m. – MARON – Season 1, Episode 7 of 10

Marc receives a lewd photo from a female fan who suggests a weekend of no-strings-attached sex at an out-of-town comedy festival. Guest stars include Dave Anthony (Crocodile Tears), Dana Gould (MOB CITY), and Anthony Jeselnik (THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE).

 

9:30 p.m. – THE BIRTHDAY BOYS – Season 1, Episode 7 of 10

We meet the man who discovered flight before the Wright Brothers – only to be disavowed because his flying machine didn’t look the part. A group of Wall Street execs incoherently ramble on about the finance world and The Birthday Boys skewer the unnecessary barrage of adjectives used to describe hot wings.

 

Friday, April 18

6:45 p.m. – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (2013) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

When her mother disappears, Clary Fray (Lily Collins, The Blind Side) learns that she descends from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons.

 

9 p.m. – LOVELACE (2013) *Premiere*

Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried, Les Misérables), is used by the adult entertainment industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

 

Saturday, April 19

7:30 p.m. – DEAD BEFORE DAWN (2012) – *Canadian Feature Film Premiere*

A bunch of college kids accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons, also known as zemons! Starring Devon Bostick (AIM HIGH), Martha MacIsaac (1600 PENN), Christopher Lloyd (ROBOT CHICKEN), and Brandon Jay McLaren (GRACELAND).

 

9 p.m. – JOBS (2013) – *Premiere*

The story of entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs. Starring Ashton Kutcher (TWO AND A HALF MEN) as Steve Jobs.

 

Sunday, April 20

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 2 of 10

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 2 of 12

Hank’s first day in the SANTA MONICA COP writer’s room brings aggravation by his new co-workers. Hank is surprised during a visit to Levon’s apartment. Things start looking up for Charlie and Marcy when he meets Rath’s new assistant (Tara Holt, Empire State). Karen gets an unexpected surprise.

 

Thursday, April 24

9 p.m. – MARON – Season 1, Episode 8 of 10

Marc is distraught after finding out his sexfest fling Jen (Nora Zehetner, GREY’S ANATOMY) plans to move too close for comfort, resulting in Jen setting her sights on the next best thing. Podcast guest includes Aubrey Plaza (PARKS AND RECREATION) and additional guest star, Josh Brener (HBO’s SILICON VALLEY).

 

9:30 p.m. – THE BIRTHDAY BOYS – Season 1, Episode 8 of 10

The guys are booked on a comedy event proclaiming that "All Your Favourites Are Back!" The line-up goes on and on, leaving the boys in green room limbo. A restaurant owner puts more care into advertising the price of his food than the meals itself.

 

Friday, April 25

9 p.m. – THE FAMILY (2013) – *Premiere*

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. Starring Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows), Diana Agron (GLEE), and Tommy Lee Jones (Hope Springs).

 

Saturday, April 26

7:15 p.m. – DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013) – *Premiere*

Gru (Steve Carell, THE OFFICE) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

 

9 p.m. – INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (2013) – *Premiere*

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Starring Patrick Wilson (A GIFTED MAN), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Lin Shaye (Insidious), and Barbara Hershey (ONCE UPON A TIME).

 

Sunday, April 27

9 p.m. – NURSE JACKIE – Season 6, Episode 3 of 10

 

9:30 p.m. – CALIFORNICATION – Season 7, Episode 3 of 12

 

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