Summer Movie #bingeAthon

Summer time is a great time for sightseeing, hitting the local pool, and binge watching your favorite movies!! Every day in July – AFN is having a movie “Binge-A-Thon”. Check out AFN|movie as we showcase a different franchise of films on each night for you to binge watch – including multiple world premieres. With just about every genre covered there’s sure to be something for everyone. So check out the schedule, mark your calendar and get ready for some great entertainment on AFN!!

Be sure to join the conversation and let us know what you think with hash tags: #AFNmovie & #bingeAthon …and connect with us on social media for daily binge-a-thon questions and more! We’re on Facebook: facebook.com/myafn and Twitter: @AFNtelevision & @AFNlistens

WEDNESDAY PREMIERES:

The Smurfs 2PREMIERE
July 1st, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Smurfs 2The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs. Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry

 

How to Train Your Dragon 2PREMIERE
July 8th, 7:00pm CET/JKT
How to Train Your Dragon 2When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler

 

Rio 2PREMIERE
July 15th, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Rio 2It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement

 

Teen Beach 2PREMIERE
July 22nd, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Teen Beach 2Enjoy another great Disney musical as Modern day teens Mack and Brady get a real world visit from Lela, Tanner, Butchy, and other surfer and biker pals from the beach party film within a film, West Side Story. Starring: Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Mollee Gray

 

Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the TombPREMIERE
July 29th, 9:00pm CET/JKT
Night at the Museum 3When the exhibits at New York’s Natural History Museum start behaving strangely, Larry Daley must find out the cause. He learns that the Tablet, which magically brings Teddy Roosevelt, Jedediah and the other exhibits to life at night, has started to decay. Larry, along with his son and museum friends, must travel to London’s British Museum to learn how to prevent the Tablet’s magic from disappearing. Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson

 

SATURDAY PREMIERES:

Think Like a Man TooPREMIERE
July 4th, 7:30pm CET/JKT
Think Like a Man TooAll the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Starring: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey

 

X-Men: Days of Future PastPREMIERE
July 11th, 7:30pm CET/JKT
X-Men Days of Future PastThe X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

 

Taken 3PREMIERE
July 18th, 8:30pm CET/JKT
Taken 3Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name. Starring: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

 

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!PREMIERE
July 25th, 8:00pm CET/JKT
Sharknado 3Run like the wind! Hide where you can! The Sharknado is back and this time, the entire east coast is in the eye of the storm. Shearing winds of teeth and death will ravage the Eastern Seaboard from Washington D.C. all the way down to Orlando, Florida. It’s up to Fin, April, David Hasselhoff, and a horde of celebrity cameos to save the entire country! Starring: Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Frankie Muniz, Bo Derek and David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff #Sharknado3

 

JULY MOVIE SCHEDULE (starting at 5pm each day):

DATE TITLE
July 1st The Smurfs
The Smurfs 2 [premiere]
July 2nd Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
July 3rd Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Transformers: Age of Extinction
July 4th Think Like a Man
Think Like a Man Too [premiere]
July 5th Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
July 6th Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Ocean’s Thirteen
July 7th Star Trek
Star Trek: Into Darkness
July 8th How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon 2 [premiere]
July 9th Batman
Batman Returns
Batman Begins
July 10th Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
The Bourn Ultimatum
The Bourne Legacy
July 11th X-Men: First Class
X-Men: Days of Future Past [premiere]
X-Men
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: The Last Stand
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Wolverine
July 12th Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men in Black 3
July 13th Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
July 14th Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 15th Rio
Rio 2 [premiere]
July 16th Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
July 17th The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift
Fast & Furious
Fast Five
Fast & Furious 6
July 18th Taken
Taken 2
Taken 3 [premiere]
July 19th Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
July 20th Sex and the City
Sex and the City 2
July 21st Drumline
Drumline: A New Beat
July 22nd Teen Beach
Teen Beach 2 [premiere]
July 23rd Insidious
Insidious: Chapter 2
July 24th Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
July 25th Sharknado
Sharknado 2: The Second One
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! [premiere]
July 26th The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spider-man
Spider-man 2
Spider-man 3
July 27th Thor
Thor: The Dark World
July 28th Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
July 29th Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb [premiere]
July 30th The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins
July 31st Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

AFN|sports2 – More Greatness!

AFN|xtra is becoming AFN|sports2 starting June 1st at 9pm CET, and 4pm JKT.

AFN|sports2AFN|sports2 will provide another dedicated 24/7 sports channel. This means more live games and more sporting events than before. With 16 more hours on weekdays you will get 80 more hours of sports per week. That is a seriously competitive service, even for CONUS cable, satellite or online.

You may be concerned as to what is happening to the entertainment shows on AFN|xtra. Some shows will move to the new AFN|sports2, and some will find a new home on AFN|prime and AFN|spectrum. Here’s where the shows are going:

AFN|spectrum:

Mondays beginning June 1st

  • Tosh.0 (Season 7) 10:00pm CET/JKT
  • At Midnight (Season 2) 10:30pm CET/JKT

AFN|prime:

Beginning June 1st

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live (Mon-Fri) 11:00pm CET/JKT
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tue-Sat) 12:00am CET/JKT

Here is the new weekly schedule for WWE and UFC programming on AFN|sports2:

  • WWE Raw: Tuesdays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 2nd)
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Thursdays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 4th)
  • WWE Smackdown: Fridays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 5th)
  • WWE NXT: Saturdays at 12:00pm CET, 7:00pm JKT (beginning June 6th)
  • WWE PPVs: LIVE (beginning with Money in the Bank on June 14th, check for air time)

Month of the Military Child 2015

AFN celebrates and recognizes the importance of military children around the world as you, their parents, serve our nation. Since 1986, each April has been designated as “Month of the Military Child,” and this year AFN is featuring special programming every weekend. This year’s photo submission campaign was once again a huge success, and we are no longer accepting any new photographs.

As part of this celebration, AFN|family will be having special Together Time Saturdays and Sundays showing movies and programs for kids of all ages, including for the grown-up variety. It is our greatest wish that our young (and young at heart) viewers enjoy the shows.

Kids Matinee Weekend: Saturday, 4/4 & Sunday, 4/5

Muppets Most Wanted – Saturday 4/4, 3:00pm CET/JKT
The entire Muppets gang goes on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations as they find themselves entangled in an international crime caper.
The BoxtrollsPREMIERE

Sunday 4/5, 4:00pm CET/JKT

The BoxTrollsMonsters who live underneath the streets of Cheesebridge are a community of lovable oddballs raising an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs.

My Little Pony Weekend – Saturday, 4/11 & Sunday, 4/12

Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks
Encore, Saturday 4/11, 3:00pm CET/JKT

Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms.

The Princess PromenadePREMIERE
Sunday 4/12, 3:00pm CET/JKT

The Spring Promenade is nearly here, and the ponies are preparing for it with the help of the Breezies.

The Runaway RainbowPREMIERE
Sunday 4/12, 4:00pm CET/JKT

The Rainbow Celebration is almost near as everyone in Ponyville prepares and awaits the first rainbow of the season.

Twinkle Wish AdventurePREMIERE
Sunday 4/12, 5:00pm CET/JKT

The Winter Wishes Festival is finally coming and all the ponies in Ponyville are excited to see Twinkle Wish, a wishing star who grants each pony one special wish.

Wings & Wheels Weekend- Saturday, 4/18 & Sunday, 4/19

Cars – Saturday 4/18, 3:00pm CET/JKT

Hot-shot racecar Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Cars 2 – Saturday 4/18, 4:30pm CET/JKT

Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater head overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race. But the road to the championship becomes rocky as Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own.

Planes: Fire & RescuePREMIERE

Sunday 4/19, 4:00pm CET/JKT

Planes-Fire & RescueWhen Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.

Teen Spirit Weekend – Saturday 4/25 & Sunday 4/26

Nicky Deuce – Saturday 4/25, 3:00pm CET/JKT

When sheltered suburbanite Nicholas Borelli II is sent to stay with his tough Uncle Frankie in Brooklyn for the summer, he gets an urban makeover.

Splitting AdamPREMIERE

Sunday 4/26, 3:00pm CET/JKT

Splitting AdamAfter accidentally stumbling into his uncle’s mysterious “tanning bed”, Adam learns the answer to all of his problems – multiple Adams.

Bad Hair DayPREMIERE

Sunday 4/26, 4:30pm CET/JKT

Bad Hair DayHigh school tech whiz Monica is determined to become prom queen. But on the big day, she has a bad hair day, a destroyed prom dress, and everything goes badly wrong.

Women’s History Month 2015

“Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” is the theme for 2015’s National Women’s History Month. This theme presents AFN with the opportunity to celebrate some of the talented women of television and film by recognizing screenwriters as the unsung heroes of the entertainment industry. We have put together a collection of movies, episodes and specials written by women for the occasion, so keep an eye out for them on AFN|Movie, AFN|family and AFN|spectrum. Look out for our special screenplay credits at the beginning of every movie and series episode.

Women’s History Month on AFN|movie

Wednesday evenings in March are reserved for premiere movies with scripts written by women.

Fort BlissPREMIERE
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 7pm CET/JKT.

Fort BlissDecorated U.S. Army medic and single mother Maggie Swann (Michelle Monaghan) returns home from an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan to discover the bond with her five-year-old son has been broken. As she struggles to reclaim his affection, life after deployment is made more difficult by her persistent memories of Afghanistan. When news of another deployment threatens the fragile balance she has achieved, she must find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier. Stars Michelle Monaghan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber.
Screenplay and Direction by Claudia Myers.

 
The Red TentPREMIERE
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 @ 7pm CET/JKT.

The Red TentBased on the best-selling novel by Anita Diamant, The Red Tent is a sweeping tale that takes place during the times of the Old Testament, told through the eyes of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob. The miniseries recounts the story of Dinah’s happy childhood spent inside the red tent with the women of her tribe, and evolves into a story of intense love and devastating loss, with the fate of her family forever changed. Stars Rebecca Ferguson, Minnie Driver.
Novel by Anita Diamant screenplay by Anne Meredith.

 
Heavenly MatchPREMIERE
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 @ 7pm CET/JKT

Heavenly MatchLife would be perfect for Reverend Casey Hart if it weren’t for parishioners who keel over during her sermons, steal money from the collection box and don’t believe a woman should be a minister. Not to mention the very inconvenient feelings she is suddenly having for her long-time friend, fellow seminarian and verbal sparring partner, David Swenson. It isn’t until Casey is thrust into the position of senior minister for her church, however, that she discovers the real cause of her discontent: her fear of failing, which has become stronger than her faith in herself. Stars Samaire Armstrong, Brendan Penny.
Screenplay by: Cara J. Russell

 
The Other WomanPREMIERE
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 @ 7pm CET/JKT.

The Other WomanAfter discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB. Stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton.
Written by: Melissa Stack

 

Every night in March will feature an encore movie from our library having women with screenplay credits. Each title will air in primetime following the 7pm title.

Women’s History Month on AFN|family & AFN|spectrum

On AFN|family, Together Time in March will have movies written by women every Saturday and Sunday; Mondays (from 5pm to 7pm) will feature mini-marathons of kids series episodes written by women.

On AFN|spectrum, Saturdays and Sundays will have two hours of encore special series episodes written by women (starting at 5pm CET/JKT). And let’s not forget HBO’s Girls written and directed by Lena Dunham. Saturdays at 11pm on AFN|spectrum LateNight.

Black History Month 2015

African American life and history is a major part of our country’s cultural identity and the world’s perception of the people of the United States. African American music, art and style are a commonly adopted American global export. Along with the prominence achieved in shaping world politics, war, and diplomacy, African Americans share a major role and influence on the national and world stage.

Black History Month 2015: Association for the Study of African American Life and History

This Year’s official theme for Black History Month “A century of black life, history, and culture” sets the tone for AFN’s celebration of civil rights and the arts with an eclectic collection of documentaries, specials and movies to commemorate the month. As an added bonus, AFN will put special focus on African American musical contributions in the form of documentaries, biographies, specials and musicals.

Commemorative Specials

Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals
Saturday January 31, 5:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum
Muscle Shoals

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. The music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall, who brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. In this joyful film, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism and mystery, and why it remains influential today.

 
POV: American Promise
Saturday February 7, 5:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum
American Promise

“American Promise” spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Manhattan’s Dalton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. Winner, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

 
CBS News: 50 Year Later: Civil Rights
Saturday February 14, 5:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum

A half-century after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act, CBS News’ Bob Schieffer hosted a symposium on Americans’ historic fight against segregation, and the continuing struggle for equal rights for all.

 
Independent Lens: Spies of Mississippi
Saturday February 21, 5:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum
Spies of Mississippi

View the story of a secret spy agency formed during the 1950s and 60s by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy. Over a decade, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission employed a network of investigators and informants, including African Americans, to help infiltrate the NAACP, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). They were granted broad powers to investigate private citizens and organizations, keep secret files, make arrests and compel testimony. The program tracks the commission’s hidden role in important chapters of the Civil Rights Movement, including the integration of the University of Mississippi, the trial of Medgar Evers and the KKK murders of three civil rights workers in 1964.

 
Rise of the Black Pharaohs
Saturday February 21, 6:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum

Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This unlikely chapter of history has been buried by the Egyptians and was belittled by early archaeologists, who refused to believe that dark-skinned Africans could have risen so high. Now, in the heart of Sudan, archeologists are finding indisputable evidence of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast reach and spiritually-driven imperial aspirations to rival the Egyptians’.

 
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life, An All-Star Grammy Salute
Saturday February 28, 8:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|prime
Stevie Wonder: All-Star Grammy Salute

In the 56-year history of the GRAMMY Awards, Wonder is the only artist to have received Album of the Year honors in three out of four consecutive years with Innervisions (1973), Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974) and the seminal Songs In The Key Of Life (1976). With a catalog that is one of the richest treasure troves of American music, his songs are still relevant and influential on today’s musical landscape, and his longevity as one of America’s – and the world’s – most respected and beloved artists is well-earned. The special will feature some of today’s top artists covering songs by the legendary Grammy winner.

 
Light Girls
Saturday February 28, 5:00pm CET/JKT
AFN|spectrum

Featuring and in depth look at colorism and the untold stories of lighter skinned women from around the globe. The documentary features interviews with notable celebrities including Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brien, Diahann Carroll, India Arie Iyanla Vanzant and others.

Saturday Night Civil Rights History on AFN|movie

BellePREMIERE
February 14, 7:00pm CET/JKT

Belle

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle, is about the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

 
Mandela: Long Walk To FreedomPREMIERE
February 21, 7:00pm CET/JKT

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, this drama chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Stars Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto.

 
42PREMIERE
February 28, 7:00pm CET/JKT

42

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson is told as the legendary baseball player broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier, when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The story also focuses on the innovative Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show. Stars Harrison Ford, Christopher Meloni, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Judy Tylor, Jon Bernthal, Nicole Beharie, Chadwick Boseman and T.R. Knight.

 

Wednesday Night Musical Fare on AFN|movie

Aaliyah: Princess of R&BPREMIERE
February 4, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Aaliyah

Before Beyoncé and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career, and an adoring fan base. At the height of her popularity in 2001, her life was tragically cut short in a plane crash.

 
Dreamgirls – February 4, 8:30pm CET/JKT

In the 60s’ a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts while facing their own personal struggles along the way. Stars Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson.

 
WhitneyPREMIERE
February 11, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Whitney

Chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage.

 
Sparkle – February 11, 9:30pm CET/JKT

In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart. Stars Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston.

 
Drumline: A New BeatPREMIERE
February 18, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Drumline: A New Beat

The new story follows female lead Danielle “Dani” Raymond, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Stars Alexandra Shipp, Jeff Pierre, Jordan Calloway, Jasmine Burke, Scott Shilstone, Leonard Roberts, LeToya Luckett, Deray Davis and Nick Cannon.

 
Drumline – February 18, 9:00pm CET/JKT

A band director recruits a Harlem street drummer to play at a Southern university. Stars Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana.

 
Get on UpPREMIERE
February 25, 7:00pm CET/JKT
Get On Up

Based on the incredible life story of James Brown, “the Godfather of Soul” as it takes you to his impoverished childhood and his evolution into one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

 
Ray – February 25, 9:30pm CET/JKT

The life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. Stars Jamie Foxx and Regina King.

Friday Night Classic Musical Fare on AFN|movie

February 6
Tavis Smiley –episode featuring Vanessa Williams, 6:30pm CET/JKT
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge 7:00pm CET/JKT
What’s Love Got to Do With It 9:00pm CET/JKT

February 13
Michael Jackson’s This Is It 7:00pm CET/JKT
Lady Sings the Blues 9:00pm CET/JKT

February 20
Hustle & Flow 7:00pm CET/JKT
Five Heartbeats 9:00pm CET/JKT

February 27
En Vogue Christmas 7:00pm CET/JKT
Life is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 8:30pm CET/JKT
The Josephine Baker Story 11:00pm CET/JKT

Musical Notes
 

National Native American Heritage Month 2014

Native Americans are rapidly finding their own voice and are producing self-represented movies and media. This trend marks a new dimension in the way natives are represented in TV & film. This year’s theme for Native American Heritage month is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” There is no better way to understand a culture than by listening to its stories, and for Native American Heritage Month AFN will bring you a collection of movies that should engage, inspire and connect you to the month long commemoration.

The following is a complete list of commemorative titles on AFN|movie throughout November:

 Friday, November 7

North of 60: Distant Drumming
PREMIERE 7:00pm
North of 60: Distant Drumming

An elderly tourist is found beaten to death in Lynx River, a fictional Native American Aboriginal town. Officer Michelle Kenidi, a strong willed law person investigates the scene of the crime that occurred on the tribal lands of her reservation. Stars Tina Keeper, Tom Jackson, Dakota House.

 
Kind Hearted Woman
Part One, 9:00pm
Follows Robin Charboneau, an Oglala Sioux, on her journey of discovery, heartbreak and redemption.

 Saturday, November 8

Kind Hearted Woman
Part Two, 9:00pm
Robin continues her quest to heal her family, find love and build a career.

 Friday, November 14

Smoke SignalsSmoke Signals
PREMIERE 7:00pm

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn’t seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road. Stars Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard.

 
Little Big Man, 8:30pm

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer. Stars Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George.

 Friday, November 21

Trial at Fortitude BayTrial at Fortitude Bay
PREMIERE 7:00pm

A defense attorney is sent to an Arctic village to defend a 19 year-old Inuit, accused of committing a violent crime. Her rival prosecutor seeks the maximum sentence possible, but the defense attorney comes to understand the reasons why the Inuits own justice system has worked for thousands of years. Stars Lolita Davidovich and Daniel Metz.

Dances with Wolves, 9:00pm

A Civil War hero requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs “Two-socks” and a curious native tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by them. He gradually earns the respect of the natives, and sheds his white-man’s ways. Stars Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene and Tantoo Cardinal.

 Friday, November 28

Imprint, 9:00pm

Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial, returns to the reservation to say goodbye to her dying father. Stars Tonantzin Carmelo, Carla-Rae and Michael Spears.

 Saturday, November 29

Smoke Signals, 3:30pm ENCORE

Encore showing of this independent film directed and co-produced by Chris Eyre and with a screenplay by Sherman Alexie, based on the short story “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” from his book Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

All-you-can-watch Halloween, all month long.

AFN has a smorgasbord of Halloween programs for the entire month of October. Since the Holiday is on the 31st, all this programming should drive you into a Halloween frenzy by costume day. So dive in, there’s plenty on the menu for everyone.


Go to B-Movie Cringefest Go to Movies Go to Halloween Wars Go to Kid's Shows

Go to Top AFN|Movie: From hilarious to horrific.

Dark Shadows – Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00pmDark Shadows

Tim Burton’s reimagining of the popular 1966 to 1971 soap opera is given a humorous twist with Barnabas being freed from his tomb into the changed world of 1972. Once a rich powerful man, he was turned into a vampire centuries earlier by a jilted witch, who also arranged for his premature burial. He finds that his estate has fallen into ruin, and the remnants of his family have fared little better. Stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Eva Green, Chloe Moretz, Bella Heathcote, Thomas McDonell and Gulliver McGrath.

 
The Last Excorcism II – Saturday, October 4th at 7:00pmThe Last Exorcism: Part 2

Continuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer realizes that she can’t remember entire portions of the previous months—only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism wasn’t the last one after all. Stars Ashley Bell.

 
Mama – Saturday, October 11th at 7:00pmMama

Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural thriller tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to tuck them in at night, after all, a mom’s love is forever. Stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nellsse.

 
Insidious – Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00pmInsidious

This horror film is the terrifying story of a family who shortly after moving discover that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Andrew Astor and Leigh Whannell.

 
Carrie – Saturday, October 18th at 7:00pmCarrie

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel Elgort.

 
Insidious: Chapter 2 – Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00pmInsidious: Chapter 2

The terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Stars Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey and Barbara Hershey.

 
Evil Dead (TVMA) – Friday, October 24th at 11:00pmEvil Dead

In the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.

 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00pmAbraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Here’s a very fictional account of the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Or is this revisionist history? Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead. Stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

 
 

Go to Top Halloween Wars – Special Competition

Halloween WarsHalloween Wars is back for a fourth hair-raising season. Over the course of four deliciously frightening episodes, five teams consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake artist, and candy craftsman battle it out to create heart-stopping Halloween themed displays out of pumpkin, cake, and sugar.
AFN|spectrum 2:00 pm Saturdays starting 10/11/14 for four weeks.

Go to Top For Kids – LOL Scary Meany Halloweeny Month on AFN|family

We all know that kids love Halloween , so AFN|family will deliver what it takes for a fulfilling experience in October. We’ve got movies, new series, new seasons and Halloween episodes of many favorite shows to get the job done. We have something every day, all month long including preschool Halloween-Themed Episode Premieres like Henry Hugglemonster, Julius Jr., Dinosaur Train and Transformers Rescue Bots.

Sunday Together Time Movie Premieres


Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Sunday, October 5th at 4:00pmPercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

To save their world, Percy and his friends must find the fabled and magical Golden Fleece. Embarking on a treacherous odyssey into the uncharted waters of the Sea of Monsters (known to humans as the Bermuda Triangle), they battle terrifying creatures, an army of zombies, and the ultimate Evil. Stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Douglas Smith, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Head and Nathan Fillion.

 
ParaNorman – Sunday, October 12th at 4:00pmParanorman

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only the misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. Voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin and John Goodman.

 

…and more for the family:


Monster HighMonster High

The American fashion doll franchise gets animated with 3 tales from New Salem (the fictional home of humans and monsters). Join Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Dracilaura, Cleo de Nile and more teenage monsters attending Monster High.

• Monster High: Ghouls Rule – Sunday, October 19th at 4:30pm
• Monster High: 13 Wishes – Sunday, October 26th at 3:30pm
• Monster High: Friday Night Frights – Sunday, October 26th at 5:00pm

 
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch
Series Premiere
New episodes all October Mondays through Thursdays at 4:30pm
Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch
 
Deadtime Stories
Series Premiere
New episodes all October every Thursday & Friday at 6pm
Deadtime Stories
 
The Haunting Hour
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour
Series Premiere
New episodes all October every Thursday at 5:30pm
 
Spooksville
Spooksville
Series Premiere
New episodes all October every Thursday at 6:30pm
 
The Haunted Hathaways
Season 2 Premiere
New episodes all October every Friday at 5:00pm
Haunted Hathaways
 
Every Witch Way
New Episodes
New episodes all October every Friday at 5:30pm
Every Witch Way
 
Scooby Doo's Halloween Marathon


AFN|family’s Scooby-Doo Marathon

Friday October 31st starting at 11:00am
Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster
Scooby-Doo (2002 live-action movie)

 

 

Go to Top B-Movie Cringefest

AFN|movie’s Halloween B Movie Cringefest is a watch at your own risk collection of the campiest TV movies featuring monsters, aliens and freaks of nature from the last couple of years. AFN does not take any responsibility for any unwanted side effects.
Friday, October 31st, at Noon on Halloween day through 8:00am the next morning.

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Abominable Snowman, 12:00pm
Originally titled “Deadly Decent,” this movie contains very little backstory, and even less plot as a group of professional snowboarders and skiers take to the mountains to look for a couple of missing friends. Soon they run into a hairy problem. Stars Chick Campbell, Adrian Paul and Lauren O’Neil.

Stonados, 1:30pm
When a tornado appears in the waters south of Boston, a former storm chaser realizes this is no ordinary thing. As the storms threaten to move inland, the citizens of Boston find themselves pummeled by lots and lots of fake Styrofoam stage rocks. Stars Paul Johansson, Sebastian Spence and Miranda Frigon.

Bigfoot, 3:00pm
Bigfoot is usually portrayed as a meek and elusive forest creature. But here is one that goes outrageously bonkers. This fake CG monster looks like a spawn from hell, as it goes on a rampage against humanity. With a cast that is more fitting a 1970’s pop culture “Teen Scene” magazine cover, old teen icons Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams face off in the hunt for the very angry and confused creature. Also stars Bruce Davison.

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Bermuda Tentacles, 4:30pm
Air Force One goes down in a storm over the Bermuda Triangle along with an escape pod holding the president. Since the Air Force messed up, it’s up to The Navy to save the day. Only problem there’s a giant monster with huge tentacles in the way… as in super giant squid. Stars Linda Hamilton, Trevor Donovan and John Savage.

Sharknado 2: The Second One, 7:00pm
Described as THE mega viral hit with over a billion (yes, that’s a b!) social media impressions, and a favorite of slackers and people who generally have terrible taste everywhere. This movie has tons of cheapish CG sharks inside freak tornados in New York City. Stars Ian Zeiring, Tara Reid and Vivica A. Fox.

Frankenstein, 8:30pm
Digging deep into the movie database barrel, we bring you this “Old-Timey” classic… yes, it’s the black & white talkie, from the days when the monster’s head was still flat. This is the first one that was made, so it’s like a film school classic, right? Sorry, we feel apologies are still due to Mary Shelley. Stars Boris Karloff.

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Boogeyman, 10:00pm
Tim is a far from normal 20-something guy who has a serious hang-up with the Boogeyman. The monster lives in his memory as the creature that took away his father 16 years earlier. He sleeps with a night light. Stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel and Lucy Lawless.

The Day the Earth Stood Still, 11:30pm
This remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film is played by a dead-pan Keanu Reeves as “Klaatu” the space alien. You may notice that the giant robot “Gort” has better emotional reach. Also stars Jennifer Connolly and Kathy Bates.

Big Ass Spider, 1:30am
Alex, from a product placed Exterminator Company goes head to head with a giant alien spider infestation originating from a compromised military lab. BTW, what is the darn deal with secret military labs and Hollywood? Stars Lin Shaye, Greg Grunberg and Ray Wise.

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The Dead Zone, 3:00am
A man can see everything you have done, and will do, by touching you. One day he decides to shake a shady senator’s hand. Bad call. Stars Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams and Tom Skeritt.

Arachnoquake, 5:00am
New Orleans gets some potential additional gumbo ingredients as an earthquake triggers a giant spider attack on the city. Stars Megan Adelle and Gralen Bryant Banks.

Sharknado, 6:30am
The internet viral hit movie that started it all, and a favorite of adults that still mooch off their parents. Basically, the Sushi is cut with chainsaws, and served so raw it can still eat you. Stars Ian Zeiring, Tara Reid and John Heard.