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March 2008 Programming Highlights


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*Please check the complete Program Schedule or www.hdnetmovies.com for additional film, dates and times

HDNet Movies Sneak Preview – Experience exclusive broadcasts of new films before they hit theaters and DVD

Flawless

Premieres Wednesday, March 26th at 9:00pm followed by an encore presentation at 11:30pm

Directed by: Michael Radford

Starring: Demi Moore, Michael Caine


Flawless tells the story of a dedicated, but disgruntled female corporate diamond executive, who joins forces with an embittered janitor to plan the perfect heist at the firm that has mistreated them both.


SPOTLIGHT FEATURES – Highlighted feature films airing on HDNet Movies

Blow – Saturday, March 29th at 8:00pm

Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta. Directed by Ted Demme

Dante’s Peak – premieres Saturday, March 1st at 8:05pm

Starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan. Directed by Roger Donaldson

Fatal Attraction – premieres Saturday, March 15th at 8:00pm

Starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer. Directed by Adrian Lyne

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Actress: Glenn Close,

Best Supporting Actress: Anne Archer

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Performance by an Actress: Glenn Close,

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Archer

Gandhi – Saturday, March 22nd at 7:20pm

Starring Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox. Directed by Richard Attenborough

Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Ben Kingsley, Best Cinematography, Best Editing,

Best Writing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design.

Academy Award Nominations for Best Music, Best Makeup, Best Sound

Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Motion Picture Actor: Ben Kingsley

Glory – Wednesday, March 5th at 8:05pm

Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes. Directed by Edward Zwick

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: Denzel Washington, Best Cinematography and Best Sound.

Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction- Set Decoration and Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Denzel Washington

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay

Ghostbusters – premiering Saturday, March 8th at 8:05pm

Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis. Directed by Ivan Reitman

Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, Best Motion Picture Actor: Bill Murray,

and Best Original Song

Hidalgo – Friday, March 7th at 8:15pm

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif. Directed by Joe Johnston

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – premieres Tuesday, March 4th at 9:35pm

Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Wes Anderson

Ronin – Thursday, March 6th at 8:00pm

Starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone. Directed by John Frankenheimer


HIGH DEFINITION PREMIERES – Films broadcast in High Definition for the first time on television

See program schedule or www.hdnetmovies.com for complete listings of dates and times

Buffalo Soldiers

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn. Directed by Gregor Jordan

Charly

Starring Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala. Directed by Ralph Nelson

Academy Award winner for Best Actor: Cliff Robertson

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Screenplay

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Actor: Cliff Robertson

Dead Heat

Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell. Directed by Mark Malone

The Sea Inside

Starring Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Makeup

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Javier Bardem

Ship of Fools

Starring Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, Jose Ferrer. Directed by Stanley Kramer

Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress: Simone Signoret, Best Actor: Oskar Werner, Best

Supporting Actor: Michael Dunn, Best Writing, Best Costume Design

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Motion Picture Actress: Simone Signoret,

Best Motion Picture Actor: Oskar Werner

Songcatcher

Starring Janet McTeer, Michael Davis, Michael Goodwin. Directed by Maggie Greenwald

The Substitute 2: School’s Out

Starring Treat Williams, Michael Michele, Susan May Pratt. Directed by Steven Pearl

Three of Hearts

Starring William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Sherilyn Fenn. Directed by Yurek Bogayevicz

Two Rode Together

Starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones. Directed by John Ford


NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY – HDNet Movies presents American Films selected by the Library of Congress for historical and cultural preservation. For more information on film preservation, visit www.loc.gov/film and www.filmpreservation.org

See program schedule or www.hdnetmovies.com for complete listings of dates and times

Bonnie and Clyde

Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman. Directed by Arthur Penn

Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Warren Beatty, Best Actress: Faye Dunaway,

Best Supporting Actor: Gene Hackman, Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard, Best Writing and Best Costume Design

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor: Warren

Beatty, Best Motion Picture Actress, Faye Dunaway, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard,

Most Promising newcomer: Michael J. Pollard

The Graduate

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross. Directed by Mike Nichols

Academy Award winner for Best Director: Mike Nichols

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Actress: Anne Bancroft,

Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Supporting Actress: Katharine Ross, Best Writing

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture: Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion

Picture Actress: Anne Bancroft, Most Promising Newcomer: Dustin Hoffman, Most Promising Newcomer: Katharine Ross,

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Dustin Hoffman and Best Screenplay

Hoosiers

Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper. Directed by David Anspaugh

Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor: Dennis Hopper and Best Music, Original Score

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Dennis Hopper

The Last Picture Show

Starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson and Best Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor Jeff Bridges,

Best Supporting Actress: Ellen Burstyn, Best Writing

Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Supporting Actress:

Ellen Burstyn, Best Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman, Most Promising Newcomer: Cybill Shepherd

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles. Directed by John Ford

Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design

Midnight Cowboy

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles. Directed by John Schlesinger

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing

Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor: Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Miles,

Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award winner for Most promising newcomer: Jon Voight

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:

Dustin Hoffman, Best Motion Picture Actor: Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro and Best Screenplay

Nothing But A Man

Starring Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Gloria Foster. Directed by Michael Roemer

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield. Directed by Milos Foreman

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher,

Best Writing,

Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Supporting Brad Dourif

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:

Jack Nicholson, Best Motion Picture Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Screenplay and Best Acting Debut: Brad Dourif

The Producers

Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars. Directed by Mel Brooks

Academy Award winner for Best Writing

Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Gene Wilder

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor – Zero Mostel and Best Motion Picture Screenplay

Raging Bull

Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty. Directed by Martin Scorsese

Academy Award winner for Best Actor: Robert De Niro, Best Film Editing

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress:

Cathy Moriarty, Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Actor: Robert De Niro

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Supporting Motion

Picture Actress: Cathy Moriarty, Best Supporting Motion Picture Actor: Joe Pesci, Best Motion Picture Screenplay and New

Star of the Year in a Motion Picture: Cathy Moriarty

The Wild Bunch

Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan. Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Writing


In Retro – Memorable Classic movies airing Sunday Nights

The Wild Bunch – Sunday, March 2nd at 8:00pm

Starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan. Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score and Best Writing

Bonnie and Clyde – Sunday, March 2nd at 10:30pm

Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman. Directed by Arthur Penn

Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actress: Estelle Parsons

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Warren Beatty, Best Actress: Faye Dunaway,

Best Supporting Actor: Gene Hackman, Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard, Best Writing and Best Costume Design

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor: Warren

Beatty, Best Motion Picture Actress, Faye Dunaway, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor: Michael J. Pollard, Most

Promising newcomer: Michael J. Pollard

Raging Bull – Sunday, March 9th at 6:05pm

Starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty. Directed by Martin Scorsese

Academy Award winner for Best Actor: Robert De Niro, Best Film Editing

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress:

Cathy Moriarty, Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture Actor: Robert De Niro

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Supporting Motion

Picture Actress: Cathy Moriarty, Best Supporting Motion Picture Actor: Joe Pesci, Best Motion Picture Screenplay and New

Star of the Year in a Motion Picture: Cathy Moriarty

Lenny – premieres Sunday, March 9th at 8:15pm

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner. Directed by Bob Fosse

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman,

Best Actress: Valerie Perrine

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Director, Best Motion Picture Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Motion Picture Actress: Valerie Perrine

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Sunday, March 16th at 8:00pm

Starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield. Directed by Milos Foreman

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher,

Best Writing,

Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Supporting Brad Dourif

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:

Jack Nicholson, Best Motion Picture Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Screenplay and Best Acting Debut: Brad Dourif

The Last Picture Show – Sunday March 16th at 10:15pm

Starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson and Best Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor Jeff Bridges,

Best Supporting Actress: Ellen Burstyn, Best Writing

Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture Supporting Actor: Ben Johnson

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Supporting Actress:

Ellen Burstyn, Best Supporting Actress: Cloris Leachman, Most Promising Newcomer: Cybill Shepherd

The Graduate – Sunday, March 23rd at 8:15pm

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross. Directed by Mike Nichols

Academy Award winner for Best Director: Mike Nichols

Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Actress: Anne Bancroft,

Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Supporting Actress: Katharine Ross, Best Writing

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Motion Picture: Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion

Picture Actress: Anne Bancroft, Most Promising Newcomer: Dustin Hoffman, Most Promising Newcomer: Katharine Ross,

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Actor: Dustin Hoffman and Best Screenplay

Midnight Cowboy – Sunday, March 23rd at 10:05pm

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles. Directed by John Schlesinger

Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing

Academy Award nominations for Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Actor: Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Miles,

Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award winner for Most promising newcomer: Jon Voight

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Motion Picture Director, Best Motion Picture Actor:

Dustin Hoffman, Best Motion Picture Actor: Jon Voight, Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro and Best Screenplay

Two Rode Together – premieres Sunday, March 30th at 8:05pm

Starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones. Directed by John Ford

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Sunday, March 30th at 10:00pm

Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Vera Miles. Directed by John Ford

Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design


ART HOUSE CINEMA – Independent films, foreign films and documentaries airing Tuesday Nights

La Cage aux Folles – premieres Tuesday, March 4th at 8:00pm

Starring Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Clair Maurier. Directed by Edouard Molinaro

Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Writing and Best Costume Design

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Film

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – premiers Tuesday, March 4th at 9:35pm

Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett. Directed by Wes Anderson

Das Boot – Tuesday, March 11th at 8:00pm

Starring Jurgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann, Herbert Gronemeyer. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Sound, and

Best Sound Effects Editing

Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Foreign Film

The Magdalene Sisters – premieres Tuesday, March 11th at 10:30pm

Starring Geraldine McEwan, Anne-Marie Duff, Nora-Jane Noone. Directed by Peter Mullan

The Sea Inside – premieres Tuesday, March 18th at 8:00pm

Starring Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda, Lola Duenas. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar

Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film

Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Makeup

Golden Globe Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film

Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Javier Bardem

Pollock – Tuesday, March 18th at 10:10pm

Starring Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Connelly. Directed by Ed Harris

Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress: Marcia Gay Harden

Academy Award nomination for Best Actor: Ed Harris

Persuasion – Tuesday, March 25th at 7:15pm

Starring Amanda Root, Ciaran Hinds, Susan Fleetwood. Directed by Roger Michell

Songcatcher – premieres Tuesday, March 25th at 9:05pm

Starring Janet McTeer, Michael Davis, Michael Goodwin. Directed by Maggie Greenwald

The Lovers of the Arctic Circle – Tuesday, March 25th at 11:00pm

Starring Najwa Nimri, Fele Martinez, Nancho Novo. Directed by Julio Medem
 

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou -- nice! There must be a wes anderson fan over there at HDNET. First we were treated to bottle rocket and now steve zissou. Might be nice to add rushmore to the collection.
 

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As usual, Ken, I REALLY appreciate you posting these monthly summaries. I use it to remind me to set the DVR so I don't miss the shows I really want to see.
 

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"The Life Aquatic...", "Pollock", and "The Wild Bunch" are 3 that I'm especially looking forward to. HDNM remains the most indespensible channel in my cable lineup.
 

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Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - excellent movie! Can't wait for this in HD! Thanks HDNM!
 

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Keep doing this, Ken!! Thanks
 

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Better movie selection than HBO, IMO.
 

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Watched Ghostbusters the other day. Wow, that was one of the worst-looking movies I have ever seen on HDNet. I pray the upcoming Blu-ray looks much, much better.
 

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Ghostbusters looked a little better than DVD, but not much. Same for Life Aquatic, though of course that's a much newer movie so it looks better than Ghostbusters.
 

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Yes, thanks for alerts. Guess I'll tune in "The Last Picture Show" just to check out the use of "deep focus" used by director Bogdanovich (et al), who used a similar technique for his "Paper Moon." It's puzzling, but not deliberately blurring most of each scene--also used by Orson Welles and his DP in "Citizen Kane"--seems to go well with HDTV. -- John
 

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As usual, Ken, I REALLY appreciate you posting these monthly summaries. I use it to remind me to set the DVR so I don't miss the shows I really want to see.
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Keep doing this, Ken!! Thanks

I thought his name was Karl, not to lessen the sentiment.
 

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HDNET Movies always comes through with a great selection of movies, but having E* I really don't watch the channel as much because of the crappy picture quality E* delivers. I rather watch the upscaled DVD than a picture full of compression artifacts.
 

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I thought his name was Karl, not to lessen the sentiment.

yeah it's Karl...
 

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I thought his name was Karl, not to lessen the sentiment.

Dammit! I *knew* that. I apologize, Karl. There are too many Ken's around here, anyway.
 

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I have a question about old B/W movies, for instance I first saw Man Who Shot Liberty Valance a few weeks ago - are old B/W movies really B/W, or should they be more of a sepia tone?


With my TV's settings colors normally look perfect, but MWSLV was sepia (but a great picture) - just want to know what the "correct" coloring should be.
 

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^^^Find there are minor variations in the overall 'hue' of various B&W films. But most, with my year-2000 CRT RPTV, look only B&W. HDNetM's current Raging Bull is only B&W, and the upcoming Last Picture Show should be, too. If there's a distinct tint to B&W films, might be interesting to see what happens adjusting the color off, or with YPbPr inputs disconnecting all but the Y (luma) input. Noticeable B&W tinting may indicate gray scale adjustment is needed. -- John
 

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I was changing the channels today and found another BW show on an HD channel, that was just BW, no sepia to that movie, and I have not changed my settings.
 
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