Monday, March 28, 2011

Lou Diamond Phillips - Military Channel: Hosts NEW series: An Officer and a Movie

Source: Military Channel and Lou Diamond Phillips twitter

MILITARY CHANNEL: Lou Diamond Phillips Hosts NEW Series: An Officer and a Movie


On February 11, 2011, Lou Diamond Phillips tweeted:

Just wrapped 'An Officer & a Movie' 4 #MilitaryChannel. Amazing 2 discuss war films w REAL heroes/vets who have served & lived it. Respect!

'An Officer & a Movie' will b a series of classic films on #MilitaryChannel that I & a vet will discuss. Amazing insights into great films.

Have decided DC stands 4 Damned Cold! Having a gr8 time hosting Military Channels "An Officer & a Movie" talking 2 REAL heroes about films!

Back to DC tomorrow to finish up #AnOfficerandaMovie for #TheMilitaryChannel. Looking forward to interviewing more real life heroes!


MILITARY CHANNEL - Schedule for "An Officer and a Movie"

Apr 01, 8:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - The Great Santini

As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot played by veteran actor Robert Duvall.

Cast includes Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky, Julie Anne Haddock and Brian Andrews,

Apr 01, 11:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - The Great Santini
Apr 02, 8:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - The Great Santini
Apr 02, 11:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - The Great Santini
Apr 03, 8:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - The Great Santini
Apr 03, 11:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - The Great Santini

Apr 08, 8:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - Heartbreak Ridge

Tom Highway is a well-decorated career military man in the U.S. Marine Corp who has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. An opinionated drunk close to retirement, he is assigned to train a reconnaissance platoon.

Cast includes Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn, Eileen Heckart, Bo Svenson, Boyd Gaines, Mario Van Peebles and Arlen Dean Snyder.

Apr 08, 11:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - Heartbreak Ridge
Apr 09, 8:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - Heartbreak Ridge
Apr 09, 11:00 pm An Officer and a Movie - Heartbreak Ridge

EDIT: Update March 29, 2011 - Source: PR Newswire Press Release [follow link for complete press release]

Actor and Former Navy Brat Lou Diamond Phillips to Host New Military Channel Franchise AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE

Military Channel has signed Hollywood film and television star Lou Diamond Phillips to host the new franchise AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE. Debuting every Friday evening beginning Friday, April 1, AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE pairs Phillips with retired and active duty officers who lived through major battles or have an expertise in the conflicts depicted in notable Hollywood films. As each film makes its Military Channel premiere, AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE provides expert commentary that can only come from being "on the ground" during the action as these officers reflect on the themes of that night's film and also provide personal insight that puts each movie into a modern context.


"Lou Diamond Phillips is well known for his many feature films including the military movie Courage Under Fire and, as the son of a Navy officer, he is the perfect choice to interview some of the U.S. military's most distinguished leaders," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager, Investigation Discovery and Military Channel. "The discussions within AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE bring an entirely new and even more realistic dimension to some of the greatest war movies of our time -- from The Dirty Dozen to The Great Santini to Hart's War -- and provide valuable new information exclusively for our audience of military history buffs."

"To have the opportunity to discuss the real-life events and strategies of the heroic efforts of service men and women from our nation's history is something I will cherish," said Lou Diamond Phillips. "In Military Channel's AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE, I am honored to pick the brains of some of America's heroes, who experienced first-hand the themes showcased in each week's classic war film."

In the premiere episode on Friday, April 1 at 8 PM ET, Lou Diamond Phillips and retired Marine Col. Arthur Athens discuss the themes behind the 1979 classic film The Great Santini, starring Robert Duvall, who was nominated for an Academy Award for this role. As the director of the U.S. Naval Academy's Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, the former Commandant of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Athens is uniquely able to comment on what it means to be a leader in the military and within a family's home, where in his own life he has ten children.

AN OFFICER AND A MOVIE will include Kelly's Heroes, Hart's War, Windtalkers, Three Kings, and The Dirty Dozen among others. After The Great Santini, the next three premieres include:

Heartbreak Ridge -- Friday, April 8 at 8 PM ET

Hard-living Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. Approaching retirement, he returns to his old Marine Corps unit to train a young reconnaissance platoon. His training and their skills are tested when the U.S. enters into war in Grenada. Providing expert commentary for Heartbreak Ridge is Bronze Star recipient for his actions in Iraq, Maj. Timothy S. Brady, Jr. (USMC). Maj. Brady planned more than 25 battalion orders for the conduct of combat operations for Operation Iraqi Freedom including the execution of combined "heliborne" assault operations.

Bridge at Remagen -- Friday, April 15 at 8 PM ET

A true story told from both the Allied and German sides of the WWII battle for a critical bridge over the Rhine River, Bridge at Remagen stars George Segal, Robert Vaughn and Ben Gazzara. Lou Diamond Phillips sits down with retired Col. Raymond K. Bluhm (U.S. Army), who served two tours in Korea and 18 months in Vietnam as an Infantry officer, receiving a Silver Star and three Bronze Stars. Col. Bluhm has served as the Executive Director of the Army Historical Foundation and has written several books on military history.

Victory -- Friday, April 22 at 8 PM ET

Starring box office favorite Sylvester Stallone and Academy Award winner Michael Caine in a thrilling story of POWs who use a soccer match to stage a daring escape, Victory was directed by the legendary John Huston and co-stars soccer super-player Pele. The expert featured in this week's discussion of Victory is WWII Combat Medic Charles Stenger, who voluntarily became a POW to help provide medical care for U.S. troops. Later in his career, Stenger became the head of psychiatry for the Veterans Administration with an expertise on post-war stress...

Being Human - Sci-Fi Talk: Paley Center Cast Audio Interview

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Being Human

BEING HUMAN - SCI-FI TALK: Paley Center Cast Audio Interview

From the Paley Center In New York, host Tony Tellado chats with stars Sam Witmer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington. Also interviewed were Sarah Allen who plays Rebecca and Mark Stern President Of Original Programing for the SyFy Channel. Special thanks to the SyFy Channel and The Paley Center. Music by Victor Stellar.


Stargate Universe - MGM Video: PROMOS SGU : Hope "Who Are You?"

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Another consciousness finds its way into Chloe’s body in the SGU episode "Hope".

Airs March 28, 2011 at 10/9C on Syfy.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 28 '11 - ABC 10/9C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, March 28, 2011

... Castle

10:01 PM, ABC

A juror at a murder trial falls over dead in court. Castle and Beckett (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) investigate and discover the victim was poisoned ... and may not have been as innocent as they thought. Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Tamala Jones also star in the new episode "Law & Murder."

The Event - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 28 '11 - NBC 9/8C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Monday, March 28, 2011

... The Event

9:00 PM, NBC

After Sophia (Laura Innes) triggers a national disaster, Sterling and President Martinez (Zeljko Ivanek, Blair Underwood) are forced to negotiate for the release of the Sleepers. Sean and Vicky (Jason Ritter, Taylor Cole) continue on their mission after getting a lead on Dempsey's (Hal Holbrook) whereabouts. Sarah Roemer and Ian Anthony Dale also star in the new episode "Face Off."

Syfy (US): Stephen King Movie Marathon Apr 3 '11

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SYFY: Stephen King Movie Marathon Sunday, April 3, 2011


11:00 AM Stephen King's The Tommyknockers - Part 1

This two-part adaptation is set in a small town in Maine, where, in Part 1, a force begins to possess residents.

Cast includes Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley, Robert Carradine, Joanna Cassidy, Cliff De Young, Traci Lords and E.G. Marshall.

01:00 PM Stephen King's The Tommyknockers - Part 2

Gard (Jimmy Smits) feigns subjection to the power and joins Bobbi in exploring the buried structure.


03:00 PM Stephen King's The Stand - Part One

A government-run biological warfare lab accidentally spreads a lethal virus that eradicates the world's population; as survivors try to restore civilization, they follow mystical leaders that lead them into a final battle between good and evil.

Cast includes CSI: New York's Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald. Jamey Sheridan, Ruby Dee, Miguel Ferrer, Stargate SG-1's Corin Nemec, Rob Lowe, Laura San Giacomo, Ossie Davis, Matt Frewer and Ray Walston.

05:00 PM Stephen King's The Stand - Part Two

The survivors of the virus begin to encounter one another and start their respective treks to meet Mother Abigail---or Randall Flagg.

07:00 PM Stephen King's The Stand - Part Three

Mother Abigail's clan sets up a base of operations in Colorado and creates a governing board, which decides to send spies to Randall Flagg's headquarters.

09:00 PM Stephen King's The Stand - Part Four

Mother Abigail's group heads west; Nadine suddenly turns against Flagg, and others soon join her.


11:00 PM Stephen King's The Langoliers - Part One

Part 1 of a two-parter from King's novella, in which 10 travelers on a red-eye flight survive a mysterious occurrence that alters time and space.

Cast includes Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, David Morse, Mark Lindsay Chapman, Frankie Faison and Bronson Pinchot.

01:00 AM Stephen King's The Langoliers - Part Two

The stranded passengers stage an escape from the airport---now imperiled by the vicious, advancing langolier creatures.


03:00 AM Stephen King's Riding The Bullet

A hitchhiker's trip across Maine turns deadly when he gets a ride from an ominous stranger, who forces him to face his demons and fears.

Cast includes Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Cliff Robertson, Barbara Hershey, Eureka's Chris Gauthier and Matt Frewer. Stargate Universe's Haig Sutherland and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome's Ben Cotton have brief appearances as rally students.

Nathan Fillion - Castle - Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks Mar 28 '11 - ABC 10/9C

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Yahoo TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, March 28, 2011

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites

... Castle

Monday at 10pm ET on ABC

A high-profile murder trial gets even bloodier tonight when one of the jurors suddenly drops dead during closing arguments. (Great, now we have another reason to avoid jury duty.) Beckett and Castle are called in to investigate -- and discover that the juror isn't so squeaky-clean himself.