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Staff Picks – May 25 to June 1

May 22, 2020 By Anthony Pereira Go Back

We’re a pretty mixed bunch, but the one thing that connects everyone who works at Hollywood Suite is that we all LOVE movies. Here’s what four of our co-workers think you should watch this week on Hollywood Suite.

Gemma Newberry – Art Director

Fight Club (1999) Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter star in this David Fincher thriller we’re not allowed to talk about. Rules are rules. Wednesday, May 27 2020 at 10:45 pm ET on HS90.

Reservoir Dogs (1992) An all-star ensemble featuring Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi and Chris Penn join Quentin Tarantino in his feature debut. Friday, May 29 2020 9:00 pm ET on HS90. Available On Demand and on HSGO.

The Fly (1986) Canadian director David Cronenberg’s take on the classic 50s creature feature, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Thursday, May 28 2020 10:30 pm ET on HS80. Available On Demand and on HSGO.

Eagle vs. Shark (2007) A wacky, touching feature debut from New Zealand mega-director Taika Waititi, starring Flight of the Conchorde’s Jemaine Clement and Loren Horsley. Wednesday, May 27 2020 12:45 am ET on HS00.

Jemaine Clement dressed as an eagle and Loren Horsley dressed as a shark in Taika Waititi's Eagle Vs. Shark

Scott McInnes – On Air Promotions Producer

Election (1999) Reese Witherspoon, in one of her earliest lead roles, plays Tracy Flick an enthusiastic teen with a powerful drive to win the vote for class president. That is, if her slimy civics teacher (Matthew Broderick) doesn’t get in her way. Wednesday, May 27 2020 9:00 pm ET on HS90.

Stalker (1979) A soviet-era science fiction art film masterpiece from Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky that delves into the human psyche while exploring a polluted, otherworldly, post-industrial landscape known simply as “the Zone.” Friday, May 29 2020 12:15 am ET on HS70. From Janus Films and the Criterion Collection. Available On Demand and on HSGO.

The Blob (1988) A remake of the 1958 drive-in horror classic. But his time the threat doesn’t come from outer space, but from a Cold War weapons experiment gone horribly awry. Monday, Jun 01 2020 12:05 am ET on HS80.

Sweet Charity (1969) Hey big spender, spend a little time with… Shirley! Shirley MacLaine stars as the down-on-her-luck but always hopeful Charity Hope Valentine in this stylish Bob Fosse directed musical adapted from the broadway production he directed and choreographed. Monday, June 01 2020 12:15 am ET on HS70.

Shirley MacLaine sings with the cast of Sweet Charity, all dressed in bright primary colour dresses

Suzanne Marshall – Programming Manager

Mean Streets (1973) In only his third feature film, Martin Scorsese explores the violent realities of his own experience growing up in New York’s Little Italy and asserts his bold, personal vision we’d see in his subsequent work. Starring Scorsese regulars Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro. Monday, May 25 2020 9:00 pm ET on HS70.

Children of Men (2006) Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Caine star in Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian thriller set in a world where no children have been born in 18 years after a mysterious ailment has left the human race infertile. Sunday, May 31 2020 9:00 pm ET on HS00.

My Cousin Vinny (1992) When two young New Yorkers (Ralph Macchio and Mitchell Whitfield) find themselves accused of a murder they had nothing to do with in the deep south, their only hope lies in the untested legal skills of recent law school grad Vinny Gambini (Joe Pesci) and his muscle-car obsessed girlfriend Mona Lisa (Marissa Tomei in an Oscar-winning role). Tuesday May 26 2020 9:00 pm ET on HS90.

Misery (1990) Kathy Bates and James Caan star in this thrilling Rob Reine- directed film still considered one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King book. Thursday, May 28 2020 5:25 pm ET on HS90Thursday, May 28 2020 5:25 pm ET on HS90.

Kathy Bates as deranged fan Annie Wilkes holds a gun and a syringe in Misery

Beatriz Osorio – On Air Creative Producer

Inglourious Basterds (2009) Brad Pitt, Christophe Waltz, Mélanie Laurent and Michael Fassbender star in this alternate history version of nazi occupied France from Quentin Tarantino. Monday, May 25 2020 9:00 pm ET on HS00.

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) From French director Louis Malle, this celebrated autobiographical film tells the story of a group of Jewish children given sanctuary at a Catholic boarding school in occupied World War II France. Friday, May 29 2020 10:55 am ET on HS80. From Janus Films and the Criterion Collection.

The Thin Red Line (1998) An all-star ensemble including Sean Penn, Adrian Brody, George Clooney, John Cusack and John C. Reilly star in Terrence Malick’s dramatization of the American invasion of the Japanese-occupied Pacific island of Guadalcanal during World War II. Sunday, May 31 2020 9:00 PM on HS90

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Michael Keaton stars as a faded movie superhero star who seeks to revive his career and life with a Broadway production, in this imaginative Best Picture winning comic drama from director Alejandro González Iñárritu. May 30 2020 10:30 pm ET.


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