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HDNET MOVIES Celebrates Madonna’s Birthday With A Special Event of Her Films Aug. 16

July 18, 2018

HDNET MOVIES CELEBRATES THE MATERIAL GIRL ON HER BIRTHDAY, WITH A SPECIAL MADONNA EVENT FEATURING FIVE OF HER FILMS ON AUGUST 16 STARTING AT 4PE

Other Highlights Include a Sports Comedy 4-Pack, a Double Dose of STREET FIGHTER, & a ‘New York State Of Mind’ Triple Feature

Los Angeles – July 18, 2018 – HDNET MOVIES celebrates some of entertainment’s greatest performers with special birthday blocks this August headlined by Madonna in five classic films on Thursday, August 16—in honor of her  birthday. The party starts at 4pE with SHANGHAI SURPRISE followed by WHO’S THAT GIRL at 5:40pE; BODY OF EVIDENCE at 7:15pE; DANGEROUS GAME at 9pE; and SWEPT AWAY at 10:50pE.

Other August birthday blocks include Billy Bob Thornton on Saturday, August 4 at 7pE; Ben Affleck on Wednesday, August 15 at 9pE; Robert De Niro on Friday, August 17 at 10:50pE; Patrick Swayze on Saturday, August 18 at 9pE; and Richard Gere on Friday, August 18 at 9pE.

Get ready to score on Friday, August 3, as HDNET MOVIES puts the spotlight on four sidesplitting sports comedies in the Ballin’ with HDNET MOVIES marathon. The event kicks off at 7:20pE with NATIONAL LAMPOON’S BLACKBALL, with Vince Vaughn. Next, Dan Fogler goes toe-to-toe with Christopher Walken in BALLS OF FURY at 9pE; followed by Sean William Scott in BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH at 10:35pE and Jake Lacy in BALLS OUT, with Kate McKinnon and Nikki Reed, at 12:10aE.

One of the most iconic video games of all time comes to life on Saturday, August 11, as HDNET MOVIES presents a STREET FIGHTER Double. The bout begins with Jean-Claude Van Damme in the original 1994 cult classic STREET FIGHTER. And Kristin Kreuk steps into the shoes of the franchise’s groundbreaking femme fatale Chun-Li in STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI, with Michael Clarke Duncan, at 10:45pE.

Take a trip to the City That Never Sleeps, as HDNET MOVIES salutes the Big Apple with a “New York State Of Mind” three-pack on Sunday, August 12. The block opens at 9pE, with Dwayne Johnson in EMPIRE STATE, with Emma Roberts and Liam Hemsworth. Then, Robert De Niro in the Martin Scorsese masterpiece TAXI DRIVER, with Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel, at 10:40pE and Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, and Ethan Hawke in BROOKLYN’S FINEST at 12:40aE.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules.

HDNET MOVIES’ June highlights are as follows (all times eastern):

Ballin’ With HDNM—Fri., August 3

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S BLACKBALL (2003) – 7:20pE

BALLS OF FURY (2007) – 9pE

BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH (2009) – 10:35pE

BALLS OUT (2015) – 12:10aE

Celebrity Birthday Celebrations

Billy Bob Thornton—Sat., August 4

THE BAD NEWS BEARS (2005) – 7pE

SLING BLADE (1996) – 9pE

BAD SANTA (2003) – 11:20pE

Ben Affleck—Wed., August 15

PAYCHECK (2003) – 9pE

Madonna—Thurs., August 16

SHANGHAI SURPRISE (1986) – 4pE

WHO’S THAT GIRL (1987) – 5:40pE

BODY OF EVIDENCE (1993) – 7:15pE

DANGEROUS GAME (1993) – 9pE

SWEPT AWAY (2002) – 10:50pE

Robert De Niro—Fri., August 17

THE SCORE (2001) – 10:50pE

TAXI DRIVER (1976) – 1aE

Patrick Swayze—Sat., August 18

RED DAWN (1984) – 9pE

NEXT OF KIN (1989) – 11Pe

Richard Gere—Fri., August 31

INTERNAL AFFAIRS (1990) – 7pE

BROOKLYN’S FINEST (2009) – 9pE

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982) – 11:15pE

STREET FIGHTER Double—Sat., August 11

STREET FIGHTER (1994) – 9pE

STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI (2009) – 10:45pE

New York State Of Mind—Sun., August 12

EMPIRE STATE (2013) – 9pE

TAXI DRIVER (1976) – 10:40pE

BROOKLYN’S FINEST (2009) – 12:40aE

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