POPCORN & WEDNESDAY
Because we want everyone to catch the “Wednesday Night Fever”!!
Petaling Jaya, 26th August 2010 – Like moths to a flame, great actors gravitate to brilliantly written pieces, as established in the spectacular line up of movies we have in store for you this September, exclusively on 8TV! Catch the star-studded casts in the extravagant streak of life changing, true stories of ordinary people who live extraordinary lives!
TX date: 1 September 2010
Time: 10.00 pm
With immense pressure put on him by his overly ambitious brother cum promoter, as well as his romantic involvement with his arch rival’s girlfriend Sophia, the very talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has begun to loose his focus and starts to slip in the race rankings. With much riding on him, car owner Carl Henry brings former racing star Joe Tanto on board to help Bly buck up and drive him back to the top of the rankings. But to do that, Tanto must first learn to deal with the emotional scars left over from a tragic racing accident which nearly took his life and destroyed his marriage to his wife Cathy. Based on the real life story of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, belt up and catch all fast turns, burning rubber and power slides designed to keep you glued to your screens!
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds
TX date: 8 September 2010
Time: 10.00 pm
Based on the best-selling book and real-life journey of political journalist Mort Kondracke and wife Milly Martinez, who was said to have everything a woman wants. A picture perfect life, with a successful job, loving husband, two great kids, a beautiful house! Everything seems faultless until their lives take a dramatic turn when Milly notices a change in her handwriting and numbness in her fingers. After a series and tests, her worst fears come true when she is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Holding on to his promise of “in sickness and in health,” Mort changes his focus from being a careerist to becoming a devoted caregiver. As Milly’s illness progresses, his life becomes committed to saving his beloved wife. Actor Michael J. Fox, a Parkinson’s victim himself, makes a significant cameo appearance in the film. An inspiring love story that defines true love.
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Madeleine Stowe
TX date: 15 September 2010
Time: 10.00 pm
After spending a life time collecting debts, agendas, and retribution for other people, vicious London mobster, Jack Carter travels home to his abandoned family in Newcastle for his brother’s funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends and acquaintances to question them but finds a wall of silence from the local underworld. He begins to suspect that his brother’s death was not really an accident after all. When he is ordered to leave town by the minions of a shadowy mob boss, his suspicions are confirmed, and he begins his brutal revenge. Realizing that this might be his only chance to sort things out for his past, he reunites with his brother’s wife Gloria as well as her daughter Doreen and sets out to follow a complex trail of lies, deceit, and backhanders through Newcastle’s underworld, hoping that it would lead him to the man who ordered his brother killed. Nominated for the BAFTA Film Award, catch all the action and drama exclusively on 8TV!
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Rachael Leigh Cook
TX date: 22 September 2010
Time: 10.00 pm
Ambulance Girl” is the fascinating true story of how and why Jane Stern, a depressed and anxious agoraphobic, decides to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Being 52 years old, a food writer and married for thirty-three years, Jane she realizes she was sinking emotionally and sinking fast. Her marriage was beginning to fall apart, she spent an excessive amount of time wandering around the house in her bathrobe and constantly suffering from panic attacks. Even sessions with therapists were not at all helping her. Determined to change her life and face her fears, she decides that in order to help herself, she would have to help others first. As a result, she joins the training of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) by the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, with the encouragement of her husband Michael. Things become rough when colleagues comment on how strange it was for a woman who was emotionally shaky and always terrified to take up such a profession. Both hilarious and poignant, this true story tells of how one woman lifted herself out of a deep depression, gaining the acceptance of the Georgetown firemen and her fellow EMT’s. An unusual account of a brave woman’s determination, to face her fears and bring out the best in herself against all odds.
Starring: Kathy Bates, Robin Thomas
BRAVE NEW GIRL
TX date: 29 September 2010
Time: 10.00 pm
Holly is a lower middle-class Texas teen who is raised by her single mother. Being gifted with a beautiful voice, a dream and dedication, she has everything it takes to become a star except the means of breaking away from her humble Texas upbringing. Her mother, Wanda, secretly sends off an audition tape that wins Holly a scholarship to a prestigious art and music school on the East coast. However, the road to stardom is a bumpy one. Holly has to face snobby attitudes, competitive classmates and compete with the arrogant Angela for the star spot. Luckily, with the support of her mother and roommate Ditz, she realises that being a star has nothing to do with fame but everything to do with faith, family, and friends – because before all the number one hits and the adoring fans, all she had was a dream. Inspired by the book “A Mother’s Gift” by Britney & Lynne Spears, catch the story that tells the true meaning of being a star.
Starring: Lindsey Haun, Virginia Madsen
“We at 8TV we have handpicked an array of amazing movies to ensure your Wednesday nights will never be the same!” says Ms Lam Swee Kim, General Manager of 8TV. Kim adds, “This month we give you a fantastic line up of stars with stories based on real people and events, giving you the perfect blend of warmth, love, grief and inspiration.”
You can get all this and more exclusively on 8TV. 8TV is also available on Astro’s Channel 708. Don’t forget, you can also catch your favourite 8TV programmes, by simply logging on to www.8tv.com.my or mobile.8tv.com.my if logging on via your mobile phone.