Sony Movie Channel to Honor Black History Month In February With Blockbuster Films
In recognition of Black History Month, Sony Movie Channel (SMC) is turning over its Take Two Tuesday night programming franchise to movies featuring some of film's top African-American stars. Each film in the double feature block is connected to each other in a way that cinema enthusiasts will appreciate. Richard Pryor fans, especially, will be able to enjoy some of his stand-up concert comedies, uncut and uncensored. As an added bonus, the Take Two movies in February are being repeated over the course of the night, so that viewers on the east and west coasts can enjoy watching these priceless treasures in primetime hours.
The Take Two February schedule is as follows (all times are Eastern)
Feb. 5 - Morgan Freeman Night
MAIDEN HEIST - 8:15 PM & 12:00 AM - It was a stroke of genius. But now the perfect crime is turning into a perfect disaster in this all-star comedy caper that proves you're never too old to have some new fun. Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy and Marcia Gay Harden star.
UNDER SUSPICION-10:00 PM & 1:40 AM - The day after he finds the body of a dead girl on his daily job, a prominent lawyer is called into the police station to "tie up a few loose ends." Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane and Monica Bellucci star.
Feb. 12 - Denzel Washington Night
DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS - 8:15 PM & 12:10 AM - In a world divided by black and white, Easy Rawlins is about to cross the line. Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Tom Sizemore, Maury Chaykin, Jennifer Beals and Lisa Nicole Carson star.
Feb. 19 - Sidney Poitier Night
BROTHER JOHN - 8:15 PM & 11:45 PM - A black man returns to his home town in Alabama, just as his sister dies and black workers strike the town's leading industrial plant. He is thought to be an outside agitator until it is learned he is the messenger of death. Sidney Poitier, Will Geer, Bradford Dillman, Paul Winfield and Beverly Todd star.