Ornery Zoomers take over VisionTV in June
The Late Great Movies airing on Vision TV this month are filled with classic performances from Jack Nicholson, Walter Mattheau, Jack Lemmon, Peter Fonda and more.
Along Came Polly (2004)
Monday, May 28 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Ben Stiller is Reuben Feffer, a guy who always follows the rules and always plays it safe. When his wife (Debra Messing) dumps him on their honeymoon for a beefy scuba instructor (Hank Azaria), a humiliated Reuben retreats even deeper into his shell. A chance encounter with a wild and adventurous friend from middle school (Jennifer Aniston) may be just what Reuben needs.
Written on the Wind (1956)
Tuesday, May 29 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Acclaimed filmmaker Douglas Sirk directs this emotional saga of a rich Texas oil family torn apart when their spoiled son and his boyhood friend fall for the same woman. Academy Award-nominees Rock Hudson and Lauren Bacall star. Dorothy Malone won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her scene-stealing performance as the family’s promiscuous, spoiled daughter.
Made in Heaven (1987)
Wednesday, May 30 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton stars with Kelly McGillis in an offbeat romance that spans heaven and earth. When Mike Shea dies, he goes to heaven and falls for Annie Packert.
But she is a new soul and must still live as a mortal. Mike is allowed to return to earth with her, but they will remember nothing before being born–or reborn.
Thursday, May 31 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Starring Kevin Costner as Joe Darrow, a grieving doctor who believes he is being contacted by his late wife (Susanna Thompson) through his patients’ near death experiences. Kathy Bates also stars.
Walk on the Moon (1998)
Friday, June 1 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
It is the summer of 1969. The Apollo mission is on its way to the moon. Flower power is in, the Establishment is out. Yet life hasn’t changed one bit for Pearl Kantrowitz. This summer, while others are on their way to march in Washington or to find enlightenment, Pearl is en route to Dr. Fogler’s Bungalows, a Catskills summer resort. But what lies ahead is a season of sensuous discovery and tumultuous changes.
Some Things that Stay (2004)
Monday, June 4 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Tamara Anderson is tired of constantly moving in order for her father to find new inspiration for his paintings. In 1954, when her family moves to a rural farmhouse, Tamara wants to settle down and make it home. When their mother is suddenly diagnosed with tuberculosis, Tamara struggles with her anger at being left in charge of two siblings.her desire to stay in Sherman, and her fear of losing her mother.
The Soul Collector (1999)
Tuesday, June 5 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Zachariah (Bruce Greenwood) is the angel of death and he has made a few blunders. It is decided that as punishment, he is to live as a human being for thirty days. The movie also features Ossie Davis, Melissa Gilbert, and Hillary Duff, who won the Young Artist Award for her portrayal of Ellie.
Wednesday, June 6 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Edna (Ellen Burstyn) experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. Ellen Burstyn was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance.
My Life Without Me (2003)
Thursday, June 7 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Sarah Polley plays Ann, a 24-year-old mother of two. Ann (Sarah Polley) is a mother of two and married to Don (Scott Speedman). When Ann learns that she has only a few months to live, she makes a series of goals to complete before her time comes to an end.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Friday, June 8 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoirs, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.
About Schmidt (2001)
Monday, June 11 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) is a retiring insurance actuary who has settled into a dormant life. He has an unfulfilling marriage to Helen (June Squibb), and conspires to spend as much time away from her as possible. Schmidt’s daughter Jeannie (Hope Davis) is engaged to Randall (Dermot Mulroney), a man Schmidt believes is entirely unworthy. When Helen unexpectedly dies, Warren drifts aimlessly until he decides to make a valiant effort to stop his daughter’s wedding … but things don’t go according to plan.
Tuesday, June 12 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT – pre-empted
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Wednesday, June 13 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon star as lifelong feuding neighbours. When Ann-Margret moves into the neighbourhood, things only get worse.
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Thursday, June 14 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
And then add Sophia Loren.
On Golden Pond (1981)
Friday, June 15 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Katharine Hepburn won her fourth Oscar® for her portrayal of Ethel Theyer, a sweet, sensitive woman trying to hold together three generations of her family as tensions and tempers rise during a visit from her daughter (Jane Fonda). Co-star Henry Fonda and screenwriter Ernest Thompson also won Oscars® for this film.
Doc Martin: The Movie (2001)
Monday, June 18 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
When successful but unhappy obstetrician Doctor Martin Bamford discovers his wife, Petronella has been sleeping with three of his friends, he flees London and heads for the small fishing village of Port Isaac. Doc struggles to find his new identity as a single man, and work out what it would take to make him happy.
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Tuesday, June 19 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Hugh Grant stars in this film based on a true story of a mild-mannered Englishman who goes to a Welsh town to measure what the town thinks is a mountain. When the Englishman pronounces it should be properly classified as a hill, a lusty bar keeper rallies the town to keep the Englishman captive until they can build the hill to the height of a mountain.
In the Loop (2009)
Wednesday, June 20 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
In this British comedy, the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing, including the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, when Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. Now he needs to halt the war.
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Thursday, June 21 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
The wacky cast of A Fish Called Wanda reunites for a hilarious sequel. When a ruthless mogul tries to raise a zoo’s profits by replacing the cuddly critters with predators, all hell breaks loose. Starring Kevin Kline, Jamie Curtis, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett, Carey Lowell, and John Cleese.
Johnny English (2003)
Friday, June 22 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Featuring Rowan Atkinson as an accident-prone MI-7 agent on a mission to rescue Britain’s Crown Jewels. John Malkovich shines as the devious French thief and pop-star Natalie Imbruglia gives Atkinson a little help in her sizzling screen debut.
Monday, June 25 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Starting anew after the death of their mother, 9-year-old Anthony is ever practical, while his 7-year-old brother Damian uses imagination, fantasy, and faith to make sense of his confusing world. When a suitcase full of money falls out of the sky at Damian’s feet, it sets the boys on the adventure of a lifetime.
Little Voice (1998)
Tuesday, June 26 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Based on one of London’s most acclaimed hit plays, the story follows an aging but on-the-prowl widow who never shuts up and her reticent, reclusive daughter who barely speaks at all. Starring Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Ewan McGregor and Michael Caine.
About a Boy (2002)
Wednesday, June 27 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
Based on Nick Hornby’s international best-seller, About A Boy is the story of Will (Hugh Grant) a selfish thirty-something who never grew up. When he invents an imaginary son in a bid to meet more women, Will encounters Marcus, an awkward child who changes his life.
The Full Monty (1997)
Thursday, June 28 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
They may not be young, they may not be pretty, they may not be very good, but they’re there, and for one night only. With nothing to lose, they’re daring to go The Full Monty! Starring Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy.
East is East (2001)
Friday, June 29 at Midnight ET / 9pm PT
George Khan is the father of seven children. He wants the best for them which, in his mind, means raising them in the traditional Pakistani custom. Unfortunately, his family lives in a London suburb surrounded by the current cultural phenomenon: 1970’s psychedelic hippiedom.
WHERE TO FIND VISIONTV:
Rogers 60 (GTA)
Rogers 237 (Digital)
Shaw Direct 394/72
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