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Premium Channel Premieres: May 2010

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by bdowell, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. bdowell

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    NOTE - this is just a placeholder (copy of the April info) for now as I work on updating where possible.


    Hopefully this thread will be updated as information becomes available and folks are able to post the information here. As always, everyone will hopefully of course appreciate any information you may be able to add (such as the always helpful Pablo has been able to provide, along with other members here too! :up:). If you find the information useful, you may wish to subscribe to this thread so you'll receive e-mails as information is added :)


    All Premiere's on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.
    All times east unless otherwise noted.

    Note please that I haven't confirmed that the programs I have listed are actually premiering for the first time on these channels. These programs may have been shown on channels, or on other nites before the dates shown. The information below is just a look at the list of movies and major programs that are upcoming and seem to be showing for the 'first time' (on the network that is shown) on the dates noted.



    Starz! has NOT yet posted their programming highlights. HBO has (finally! 2 days later than promised).

    NOTE that I've not updated everything yet. Please be patient as I try to get things edited throughout this copy of April's info and/or fill in thanks to help from other members here :)


    Note to HBO personnel - the 'new' Flash based schedule looks purty, but is not necessarily any more useful than the old traditional website had been, and especially not more useful than what you used to have. More especially so when you only let someone advance the schedule halfway through the following month!! :mad:

    HBO
    The highly anticipated made-for-HBO mini-series The Pacific continues in May as it comes to it's conclusion (10 episodes total). Fans of Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan and similar quality series/films related to World War II will likely consider this can't miss programming.
    HBO's downloadable schedule for April highlights The Special Relationship (HBOFilms, a dramatization that traces former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with Bill Clinton and George W. Bush) on May 29, as well as The Hangover and Broadstreet Bullies (think Hockey, Philly Flyers).
    • Broadstreet Bullies (--original HBO film--) 5/4 10pm
    • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo and the Leguizamo family (seriously, check the credits list), Simon Pegg, Jane Lynch, Bill Hader and many others) 5/1 8pm
    • Land of the Lost (Wil Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel, Sleestaks, Matt Lauer) 5/8 8pm
    • World Championship Boxing (Williams vs. Cintron) 5/8 9:45pm
    • The Hangover (Mike Tyson :D Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, a Baby, a Tiger, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor) 5/15 9pm
    • My Sister's Keeper (Abigail Breslin, Cameron Diaz, Walter Raney, Sofia Vassilieva) 5/22 8pm
    • The Special Relationship (Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Helen McCrory, Hope Davis, Adam Godley, others) 5/29 8pm

    I've been enthralled with The Pacific and will be sad when it ends. Definitely good quality programming.
    The Hangover was a riot. I realize that there are some spoilers in the actors list I've posted here, but then again those same things were revealed in the trailers and ads for the film.



    Cinemax
    HBO's downloadable schedule for April tells us that May's highlights includes Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Drag Me to Hell.
    • 17 Again (Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Michelle Trachtenberg, Allison Miller, Thomas Lennon) 5/1 8pm (already premiered)
    • Fast & Furious (Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, John Ortiz, others) 5/8 8pm
    • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Transformers) 5/15 9pm
    • Drag Me to Hell (Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza, Chelcie Ross, Reggie Lee) 5/22 9pm
    • My Life in Ruins (Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch, Caroline Goodall, Ian Ogilvy, others) 5/29 8pm

    I still have Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Blu-ray somewhere in my stack of unwatched stuff. I'll get to it eventually though I have low expectations for it.
    My Life in Ruins was better than I thought it would be. Mostly a date-night type flick, or something that the females in the household would like, but not that bad. The scenery pretty much steals the show. If you've got an HDTV, definitely try to catch it and watch as it should look gorgeous on an HD set (I saw it on Blu-ray and yes, it was very purty!)



    Starz/Encore channels
    Starz has Julie & Julia and The Proposal coming in April.
    • Pandorum (Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, Norman Reedus, others) 5/8
    • G-Force (Rodents) 5/15
    • Up (Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Delroy Lindo, John Ratzenberger, David Kaye, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Elie Docter, others) 5/15

    Up was a great movie. Family friendly but not just for youngsters. One of Pixar's finest, but so aren't they all? ;)
    G-Force is directly aimed at youngsters so I've passed on it completely.



    Showtime
    Now that Showtime has posted their schedule I've filled in a few of the blanks (with thanks to other members for some of the information :up:). It looks like their premieres will be Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Wow, what a juxtaposition of directorial talent, or so some might say ;)). Other than that, it'll be Showtime originals, boxing, or other films that have been around a while.

    Zack and Miri make a Porno is a funny film though definitely more than a little crude.


    The Movie Channel
    It looks like The Movie Channel will be continuing their Splatterday on Saturdays line-up of horror themed films (double feature of horror themed movies on Saturday nites actually) for June.
    (If you aren't a horror fan then it seems that The Movie Channel is going to have slim pickin's for you :()
     
  2. pablo

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    Cinemax will have 17 Again on 5/1, which already premiered previously.

    Starz premieres: Pandorum (5/8), G-Force (5/15), Up (5/22).
     
  3. bdowell

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    Thanks, information updated slightly above.
     
  4. pablo

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    Cinemax: Fast & Furious (5/8), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (5/15), Drag Me to Hell (5/22), My Life in Ruins (5/29)
     
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    Looking forward to Pandorum even though it received largely negative reviews.
     
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    Thanks again to Pablo for the updated information. We're still missing a little of HBO's information since they don't let you peek that far ahead in their schedule now. Hopefully we'll get that information soon.
     
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    same thing here (I am hoping for a culty type event horizon with it :) ), though I stress to people that haven't seen drag me to hell, to watch that one, a great flick :)
     
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    pablo

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    HBO will have The Hangover on 5/15.
     
  9. bdowell

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    Added the info on what is airing on 5/22, and also included the air date for Broad Street Bullies.
     
  10. Henry

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    bdowell;

    Should Epix be added to the list ... or do they premier on a different night?
     
  11. bdowell

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    I'd be happy to add them but have no idea what night they premiere stuff. I should pay more attention to them since I have them on my FiOS system and could watch what they have, but I haven't paid any real attention to them because I didn't have the channel activated before about a month ago and still primarily watch most TV via DirecTV (which doesn't yet have Epix as a channel).

    If you or someone else finds the schedule information and adds in it a reply I'll gladly format and add it above. :up:
     
  12. Henry

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    Does it matter if the premier is on other than a Saturday?
     
  13. bdowell

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    Nope, just provide the day of the week/date and it'll be posted accordingly (and noted as to which day of the week it airs)
     
  14. pablo

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    Not at all. HBO and the others constantly premiere lesser-known movies mid-week,
     
  15. pez2002

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    what the hell happend to starz ?

    they uesd to be so good
     
  16. pablo

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    Speaking of Starz, Starz Edge will premiere "Adoration" on 5/5 at 3:20 PM. I don't think it's been shown anywhere yet.
     
  17. pablo

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    And a heads-up on Starz in June:

    6/5: District 9
    6/12: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    6/19: Michael Jackson's This Is It
     
  18. Henry

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    Wow ... nice line-up. :)
     
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    Movie Premieres May 1 - May 7 (All times EDT)

    May 1

    HBO

    Dragonball: Evolution 6:30 PM
    Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum. (2009) A young warrior must collect a series of mystical objects. Based on the manga by Akira Toriyama.

    Showtime Extreme

    Five Minutes of Heaven 8:25 PM
    Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca. (2009) With peace declared in Northern Ireland, a man secretly plans to avenge his brother's long-ago murder at the hands of a UVF.

    May 2

    SHO

    Igor 6:30 PM
    Voice of: John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese. (2008) Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires to become a scientist himself, much to the displeasure of the rest of the evil science community.

    Epix

    The Cove 8:00 PM
    (2009) A former dolphin trainer, Richard O'Barry becomes an activist to end dolphin slaughter in Japan.


    May 3

    HBO

    Observe and Report 9:00 PM
    Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Michael Pena. (2009) A mall security officer wants to prove his prowess by catching a flasher.

    May 6

    HBO

    Shorts 6:30 PM
    Jon Cryer, William H. Macy, Leslie Mann. (2009) The appearance of a wish-granting rock leads to chaos in the small town of Black Falls.

    May 7

    HBO

    Fighting 10:00 AM
    Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Zulay Henao. (2009) A scam artist introduces a young man to New York's bare-knuckle street-fighting circuit.

    The Spirit 10:00 PM
    Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson. (2008) A rookie cop, believed to be dead, fights crime in Central City.
     
  20. Henry

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    I would confirm any EPiX programming info from the EPG with the EPiX web site. The EPG has some bad scheduling info in it.
     

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