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  • Writer's pictureCarl McGill


HOLLYWOOD SUITES have planned a busy week, with fun for the whole family, sci-fi thrills, history on screen, and a Mother's Day salute to movie moms. Check out their schedule and choose from nearly 200 uncut and commercial-free movies playing this week across our four channels.

Family Fun

Grab your loved ones and share the drama and the laughs of these family-friendly flicks.

· Matilda (1996) Tuesday, May 5 at 9:00 pm ET on HS90 – Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman and Mara Wilson shine in the story of a 5-year-old genius who is mistreated by her parents.

· Bogus (1996) Wednesday, May 6 at 5:20 pm ET on HS90 – Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, and Haley Joel Osment tell the tale of a recently-orphaned young boy, who is taken in by his godmother. The pair both can see the boy's imaginary friend, a French magician named Bogus.

· Nanny McPhee (2005) Saturday, May 9 at 3:40 pm ET on HS00 – Colin Firth plays a widower with 7 mischievous children who could use some help. Nanny McPhee, portrayed by Emma Thompson, comes to the rescue using her magical powers to rein in the septet of scamps.

· Bend it Like Beckham (2003) Sunday, May 10 at 5:15 pm ET on HS00 – Kiera Knightly, Parminder Nagra, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, and Archie Panjabi kick around love, friendship and a soccer ball in this British rom com.

Sci-Fi Thrills

In space, they say no one can hear you scream… see if that’s true in these futuristic dramas.

· Ex Machina (2014) Monday, May 4 at 10:45 pm ET on HS00 – Don’t miss Oscar Isaac’s dance party in this psychological thriller about a young programmer, played by Domhnall Gleeson, who gets a chance to become a part of a strange scientific experiment where he is expected to assess artificial intelligence by interacting with a female robot.

· Aliens (1986) Friday, May 8 at 11:00 pm ET on HS80 – See Sigourney Weaver as the OG badass-female-action hero, battling a swarm of unstoppable alien invaders and their evil queen.

· THX 1138 (1971) Saturday, May 9 at 3:10 pm ET on HS70 – George Lucas’ directorial debut is set in a futuristic society where people are controlled by android police and drugs are used to supress emotions.

· Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Saturday May 9 at 11:00 pm ET on HS70 – Steven Spielberg directs Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary, a man who will abandon everything he has to prove he saw a UFO.

Singers take on Hollywood

They may have earned accolades and awards as musicians, but lucky for us, when Hollywood called, these songsters answered.

· Purple Rain (1984) Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 pm ET on HS70 – This cult classic proved Prince had swagger on stage and on screen. The High Priest of Pop is joined by Apollonia and Morris Day and the Time with a killer soundtrack that includes “Let’s Go Crazy,” “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U,” and obviously “Purple Rain.”

· The Fighter (2010) Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 pm ET on HS00 – Mark Wahlberg gives good vibrations as Micky Ward in this true story about the struggles of younger brother trying to live up to his older brother's boxing legacy.

· The Way We Were (1973) Sunday, May 10 at 7:00 pm ET on HS70 ­– Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford find love and lose it in Sydney Pollack’s classic heartbreaker about two disparate lovers whose political views and convictions drive them apart. At least they have the laughter to remember.

· Mermaids (1990) Sunday, May 10 at 9:00 pm ET on HS90 – Cher turns back time in this 60s period comedy-drama about an eccentric, single mother who relocates to a small town with her two daughters, played by Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci.

Moments that Made History

Maybe you missed the lesson in school, but these movies capture all the emotion and drama from epic moments in the past.

· The Iron Lady (2011) Tuesday, May 5 at 9:00 pm ET on HS00 – Meryl Streep won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest-serving and first female Prime Minister.

· The Hindenburg (1976) Wednesday, May 6 at 9:00 pm ET on HS70 – Based on the real-life disaster of the Hindenburg, a German passenger airship that caught fire and was destroyed. George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft headline.

· Chariots of Fire (1981) Thursday, May 7 at 9:00 pm ET on HS80 – The movie, with Vangelis’s unforgettable theme song, is based on the true story of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell who race for the gold in the 1924 Olympics. While one runs for his faith, the other participates to leave prejudice behind.

· Henry & June (1990) Thursday, May 7 at 11:40 pm ET on HS90 – A biographical drama that explores the literary love triangle between author Henry Miller, his wife, June and novelist Anaïs Nin. The film features Uma Thurman, Richard E. Grant, Fred Ward and Maria de Medeiros.


On Sunday, May 10, tune in for an all-day salute to some unforgettable cinematic movie moms.

· On Golden Pond (1981) 2:05 pm on HS80 – Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn and Jane Fonda will make your heart go pitter pat as a family who tries to repair their fractured relationship one summer at their lake house.

· Throw Momma from the Train (1987) 3:55 pm ET on HS80 – In this dark comedy, Owen Lift’s (Danny DeVito) mother is overbearing, paranoid and abusive, so her son plans her murder, with the help of his writing teacher (Billy Crystal).

· Raising Arizona (1987) 5:25 pm ET on HS80 – It ain’t Ozzie and Harriet; it’s Joel and Ethan Coen. When Edwina (Holly Hunter), an infertile ex-cop and Herbert (Nicolas Cage), a convenience-store robbing ex-con can’t conceive and can’t adopt, they decide to steal one of the quintuplets of a rich businessman.

· Mamma Mia! (2008) 7:10 pm ET on HS00 – Based on the hit musical play, the movie uses ABBA tunes to tell the story of a bride-to-be trying to find the true identity of her father. The summer box office smash has a star-studded cast including Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christin Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Pierce Brosnan, and Colin Firth having the time of their lives.

· Serial Mom (1994) 7:20 pm on HS90 – In John Waters’ dark comedy, Kathleen Turner is a bird-calling, overprotective momma bear who only wants the best for her kids and will literally kill to get it.

· Steel Magnolias (1989) 7:00 pm ET on HS80 – An all-star lineup including Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts prove that it truly takes a village to raise a child.

· Knocked Up (2007) 9:00 pm ET on HS00 – Judd Apatow’s romantic comedy with Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, and Leslie Mann, tells a tale as old as time: girl meets stoner; girl has a one-night stand with stoner; girl gets pregnant with stoner’s child. 

· Sugarland Express (1974) 10:35 pm on HS70 – Steven Spielberg’s crime drama (his directorial debut) stars Goldie Hawn as a woman who attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison so they can kidnap their son. But things don't go as planned.

· Mommie Dearest (1981) 10:40 pm ET on HS80 – This biopic chronicles the physical abusive and traumatic upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen legend, Joan Crawford. Faye Dunaway won critical praise for her performance of the iconic actress who had a strong aversion to wire hangers.

· Juno (2007) 11:10 pm ET on HS00 – Diablo Cody’s coming-of-age comedy drama showcases Ellen Page as a 16-year-old, dealing with things way beyond her maturity level, when an unplanned pregnancy makes her grow up faster than she wanted.

· Hope Floats (1998) 1:05 am on HS90 – When Birdie Pruitt publicly discovers her husband and her best friend are having an affair, she flees from Chicago with her young daughter and moves back in with her mother in small-town Texas. Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands and a young Mae Whitman head the cast.

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