It’s “Big ‘80s Weekend” in December on Encore. This includes the world television premiere of Don’t You Forget About Me, a poignant search for Director John Hughes by a group of young filmmakers. The doc includes appearances by Kevin Smith, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy and Alan Ruck. Pop songstress Cyndi Lauper presents all the awesome films from the ‘80s including The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Weekend at Bernie’s, The Outsiders and one we think is Ms. Lauper’s favorite – Girls Just Want to Have Fun. The channel also has the spotlight on John Cusack with a five-film marathon.
The season 2 finale of “Crash” airs in December. Find out if Ben solves his family crisis and finally finds true happiness. Is Seth due for some divine intervention or is it all in his head? Will Kenny and his girlfriend take it to the next level? Why does Inez stay with her loser boyfriend Jimmy? And what’s the deal with Bo? Pretty creepy, huh?
The Starz Saturday Premiere offers Obsessed (12/5) starring Idris Elba and Beyonce Knowles; Confessions of a Shopaholic (12/12) starring Isla Fisher; and Rachel Getting Married (12/19) starring Anne Hathaway and Roslyn Ruff.
The best movies of 2009 will also be presented in a double-feature each night at 8:00 p.m.
Starz Kids & Family celebrates Christmas with 24-hours of Jim Carrey in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, beginning Christmas Eve at 6:00 p.m.
If you need additional information, art or descriptions of the films, please don’t hesitate to call. You can also find the highlights reports, press releases and high-resolution images for download on our press site at http://starz.mediaroom.com.
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STARZ DECEMBER ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
www.starz.com | www.encoretv.com TABLE OF CONTENTS
Starz Saturday Night Premiere
Crash Season 2
Big 80’s Weekend – A totally awesome marathon of 80’s movies – brought to you by Cyndi Lauper
World Television Premiere of Don’t You Forget About Me – A loving search for Director John Hughes
Encore Spotlight on John Cusack on December 2
Six Gun Salute to Lee Van Cleef on December 26th
Autry Rides Again!
Classic TV Westerns
The Top Slot
Starz Kids & Family
24 Hours of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Big Ticket Tuesday
The A List
Signature Performances – Jeremy Irons, Judi Dench, Al Pacino, Edward James Olmos
Starz Saturday Premiere:Hit movies premiering every Saturday night at 9 p.m.
Obsessed 12/5 – (Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter)
Confessions of a Shopaholic 12/12 - (Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter)
Rachel Getting Married 12/19 – (Anne Hathaway, Roslyn Ruff, Bill Irwin)
Crash Season 2 – Fridays at 10:00 p.m. The lives of Los Angelinos intersect in the City of Angels. Starring Dennis Hopper, Eric Roberts, Jocko Sims, Moran Atias, Ross McCall and Dana Ashbrook.
Best of Starz 2009 – a double feature every night at 8:00 p.m. 12/24-12/31
Wall-E 12/24 at 8:00 p.m. (Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Ben Burtt)
Bolt 12/24 at9:40 p.m. (John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Susie Essman)
Obsessed 12/27 at 10:05 p.m. (Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 12/28 at 8:00 p.m. (Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley)
The House Bunny 12/28 at 10:35 p.m. (Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 12/29 at 8:00 p.m. (Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year 12/29 at 9:35 p.m.(Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale)
Step Brothers 12/30 at 8:00 p.m. (John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Richard Jenkins)
Pineapple Express 12/30 at 9:45 p.m. (James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride)
Hancock 12/31 at 8:00 p.m. (Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman)
Lakeview Terrace 12/31 at 9:40 p.m. (Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington)
Encore provides movies, all movies and nothing but movies. The greatest selection of movies you want to see and see again.
Don’t You Forget About Me: The world television premiere and part of Encore’s “Big ‘80s Weekend. “ A poignant search for the late Director John Hughes by a group of young filmmakers. The doc includes appearances by Kevin Smith, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, Alan Ruck, Kelly LeBrock, Justin Henry, Roger Ebert, Jason Reitman, and Richard Roeper. Premiering December 25 at 6:40 p.m.
Big ‘80s Weekend: A totally awesome marathon of ‘80s movies beginning 12/25 at 8:00 p.m. Brought to you by the girl who just wants to have fun – Cyndi Lauper.
The Breakfast Club 8:00 p.m. (Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson)
Sixteen Candles 9:40 p.m. (Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling)
Weird Science 11:15 p.m. (Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith)
Fletch 12:50 a.m. (Chevy Chase, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Tim Matheson)
Starz Kids & Family is for the young and the young at heart. Movies all families can enjoy.
24 Hours of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Starts at 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve and runs until 8:00 p.m. Christmas Day. Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor Big Ticket Tuesday: Big hit movies every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Pineapple Express 12/25 – (James Franco, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride)
Starz Cinema brings the art-house to your house.
The A List: The best of Starz Cinema, anchored Sundays at 10 p.m.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 12/6– (Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O’Brien, Domonkos Nemeth)
Seven Pounds 12/13 – (Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy)
Cadillac Records 12/20 – (Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union)
Doubt 12/27 – (Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams)
Encore Drama brings you powerful stories. Movies that reflect the uncertainty of life.
Signature Performances: Hollywood’s elite in their finest performances by Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Judi Dench and Edward James OlmoseveryMonday at 8 p.m.
DECEMBER DOLBY® DIGITAL 5.1 TITLES ON STARZ Dolby Digital 5.1 is available for these titles via Starz East and Starz West
on DIRECTV, DISH Network, and Dolby Digital 5.1 compatible cable systems
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The
College Road Trip
Confessions of a Shopaholic
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
House Bunny, The
Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience
Last Chance Harvey
Made of Honor
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Rachel Getting Married
You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
DECEMBER DOLBY® DIGITAL 5.1 TITLES ON ENCORE 21 Back to the Future, Part II
Brothers Solomon, The
No Country For Old Men
Other Boleyn Girl, The
Step Up 2: The Streets
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Dolby® is a registered trademark of Dolby® Laboratories.
Multiple Dolby® Digital 5.1 presentations are available for the titles listed above.
For a schedule of specific air dates and times please visit www.starz.com or www.encoretv.com
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