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HDNET Movies Celebrates The Material Girl on Her Birthday, With a Special Madonna Event

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Featuring Five of Her Films on August 16 Starting at 4 pm Eastern time

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.

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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