SMC Salutes THE EXPENDABLES With An Explosive "Manday" Block Highlighting The Franchise's Biggest Stars In Eight Action-Packed Films, Every Monday In August At 10 p.m. ET - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

SMC Salutes THE EXPENDABLES With An Explosive "Manday" Block Highlighting The Franchise's Biggest Stars In Eight Action-Packed Films, Every Monday In August At 10 p.m. ET

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Other Highlights Include the "Summer Sundays in HD" Block, a Star-Studded "Friday Features" Lineup, a Four-Pack of Classic Boxing Films, and Much More

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- THE EXPENDABLES takes over Sony Movie Channel in August, with a month-long "Manday" block devoted to the hit franchise's biggest stars, every Monday at 10 p.m. ET. The loaded lineup features Bruce Willis in STRIKING DISTANCE and HUDSON HAWK (August 4); Dolph Lundgren in DIAMOND DOGS and Jean-Claude Van Damme in MAXIMUM RISK (August 11); the indestructible Arnold Schwarzenegger in LAST ACTION HERO, and Antonio Banderas in DESPERADO (August 18); Wesley Snipes in THE DETONATOR, and kung-fu master Jet Li in LEGEND OF THE RED DRAGON (August 25). The adrenaline-fueled stunt also includes an explosive eight-film marathon on Saturday, August 16, at 12 p.m. ET.

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"Summer Sundays in HD" presents five visual masterpieces, every week at 7 p.m. ET. Experience the K2 adventure VERTICAL LIMIT (August 3), starring Chris O'Donnell; the sailing epic WIND (August 10); acclaimed martial arts comedy KUNG FU HUSTLE (August 17); and a pair of Oscar® winners with ALL THAT JAZZ, starring Jessica Lange (August 24) and Jeff Bridges in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (August 31).

Friday Features boasts a star-studded roster of eclectic films, every week at 10 p.m. ET. This month's lineup includes Samuel L. Jackson as a brutal mastermind in ARENA, and Indonesian high-rise thriller THE RAID: REDEMPTION (August 1); Jim Carrey in the '90s cult classic THE CABLE GUY, and the swinger comedy A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY (August 8), with Jason Sudeikis; and Sean Astin stars in the gridiron favorite RUDY (August 15).

Step into the ring with four hard-hitting films in the star-studded Boxing Marathon on Sunday, August 20, at 2 p.m. ET. The main event begins with two cinema icons and Oscar®-winners Humphrey Bogart in THE HARDER THEY FALL, followed by Anthony Quinn as a downtrodden fighter in REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT. Then, get ready to rumble with Muhammad Ali, as the people's champion stars in 1977's THE GREATEST, and Will Smith delivers a knockout performance as the boxing legend in the Oscar-nominated biopic ALI in the marathon's finale.

AUGUST PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)

Mandays with EXPENDABLES Stars (movies guys like)

Monday, August 4BRUCE WILLIS
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.STRIKING DISTANCE (1993)
11:50 p.m.HUDSON HAWK (1991)

Monday, August 11DOLPH LUNDGREN & JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME
10 p.m. & 1:35 a.m.DIAMOND DOGS (2008)
11:45 p.m. & 3:20 a.m.MAXIMUM RISK (1996)

Saturday, August 16EXPENDABLES Stars Marathon
12 p.m.MAXIMUM RISK (1996)
1:45 p.m.DIAMOND DOGS (2008)
3:20 p.m.LEGEND OF THE RED DRAGON (2002)
4:45 p.m.DESPERADO (1995)
6:35 p.m.THE DETONATOR (2006)
8:15 p.m.HUDSON HAWK (1991)
10 p.m. & 2:10 a.m.STRIKING DISTANCE (1993)
11:50 p.m. & 4 a.m.LAST ACTION HERO (1993)

Monday, August 18ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER & ANTONIO BANDERAS
10 p.m. & 2:10 a.m.LAST ACTION HERO (1993)
12:20 a.m. & 4:30 a.m.DESPERADO (1995)

Monday, August 25WESLEY SNIPES & JET LI
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.THE DETONATOR (2006)
11:45 p.m. & 3 a.m.LEGEND OF THE RED DRAGON (2002)

Take Two Tuesdays (two movies – one theme)

Tuesday, August 5 – FIRST DAUGHTER SERIES
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.FIRST DAUGHTER (1999)
11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m.FIRST SHOT (2002)

Tuesday, August 12 – COMEDY ISN'T PRETTY
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.THE THREE STOOGES (2000)
11:35 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.MARTIN AND LEWIS (2002)

Tuesday, August 19 – SWELTERING SEXY SUSPENSE
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.WILD THINGS II (2004)
11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m.IMPACT POINT (2008)

Tuesday, August 26 – INTRIGUING CONSPIRACIES
10 p.m. & 2:15 a.m.ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981)
12:05 a.m. & 4:20 a.m.THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979)

The Recline (classics)

Wednesday, August 6 – BOXING 1-2 PUNCH
8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT (1962)
9:35 p.m. & 1:05 a.m.THE HARDER THEY FALL (1956)

Wednesday, August 13 – WWII DESERT ACTION
8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.SAHARA (1943)
9:45 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.BITTER VICTORY (1958)

Wednesday, August 20RANDOLPH SCOTT
8 p.m. & 11 p.m.CORONER CREEK (1948)
9:35 p.m. & 12:35 a.m.THE WALKING HILLS (1949)

Wednesday, August 27 – '70s L.A. GRITTY CRIME
8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. THE NEW CENTURIONS (1972)
9:45 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.THE STONE KILLER (1973)

Killer Thursdays (horror/suspense)

Thursday, August 7 – BEACH SCARES
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.THE DEEP (1977)
12:10 a.m. & 3:50 a.m.FRANKENFISH (2004)

Thursday, August 14 – '80s TEEN SCREAMS
10 p.m. & 1:35 a.m.CHRISTINE (1983)
12 a.m. & 3:30 a.m.THE NEW KIDS (1985)

Thursday, August 21 – SEXY SLAYINGS
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.ZOMBIE STRIPPERS (2008)
11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m.CANDY STRIPERS (2006)

Thursday, August 28 – VAMPIRES AMONG US
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.THE FORSAKEN (2001)
11:35 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.THE BREED (2001)

Friday Features (popular hits)

Friday, August 1 – FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m.THE RAID: REDEMPTION (2012)
12 a.m. & 3:45 a.m.ARENA (2011)

Friday, August 8 – EDGY COMEDY
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.THE CABLE GUY (1996)
11:40 p.m.A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY (2011)

Friday, August 15 – TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST
10 p.m. & 2:30 a.m.ALI (2001)
12:45 a.m. & 5:15 a.m.THE GREATEST (1977)

Friday, August 22 – TRIUMPH OF THE UNDERDOGS
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.RUDY (1993)
12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m.BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH (2009)

Friday, August 29BRUCE WILLIS
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.STRIKING DISTANCE (1993)
11:50 p.m.HUDSON HAWK (1991)

Summer Sundays in HD (cinematic favorites)

Sunday, August 3
7 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.VERTICAL LIMIT (2000)

Sunday, August 10
7 p.m. & 9:10 p.m. WIND (1992)

Sunday, August 17
7 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.KUNG FU HUSTLE (2005)

Sunday, August 24
7 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

Sunday, August 31
7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)

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

In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About Sony Movie Channel

Sony Movie Channel is a U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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