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Sony Movie Channel Presents Its 2nd Annual 'Music Movie Month' In July With Themed Films, Documentaries, And Performances From Some Of The Industry's Biggest Names, Starting July 1 At 10 P.M. ET

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Other Highlights Include a Special Birthday Tribute to Neil Simon, the "Summer Sundays in HD" Block, a Wesley Snipes Manday Marathon, and Much More

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Film and music collide, as Sony Movie Channel (SMC) presents its second annual "Music Movie Month," starting Tuesday, July 1, at 10 p.m. ET, with NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS, and Paul McCartney in WINGS OVER THE WORLD. The lineup also boasts in-depth performance documentaries featuring Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger in ROCK CITY (Tuesday, July 22) and Chuck Berry in LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (Tuesday, July 15); classic films like BYE BYE BIRDIE (Wednesday, July 2) and THE BIG CHILL (Saturday, July 5); and acclaimed biopics THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY and LA BAMBA (Friday, July 4,) among others, before closing out with the 13-film music movie marathon on Tuesday, July 29, at 5 a.m. ET.

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"Summer Sundays in HD" heats up with five critically acclaimed films, every week at 7 p.m. ET. This month's lineup includes Celine Dion in CELINE: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD (July 6); Sharlto Copley in the sci-fi epic DISTRICT 9 (July 13); and a pair of eight-time Oscar winners with GANDHI (July 20), starring Ben Kingsley, and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (July 27), starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr.

SMC honors legendary screenwriter Neil Simon with a special birthday marathon on Friday, July 4. Starting at 9 a.m. ET, the block features six of Simon's most memorable films, such as the star-studded caper MURDER BY DEATH, with Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers; Peter Falk as THE CHEAP DETECTIVE; CALIFORNIA SUITE, with Alan Alda and Jane Fonda; Oscar®-nominated Marsha Mason in CHAPTER TWO and ONLY WHEN I LAUGH, with Kristy McNichol; and Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES.

And get an extra dose of adrenaline with the Wesley Snipes Manday Marathon on Monday, July 28, featuring eight of the action icon's hardest-hitting films. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. ET, with Snipes and Woody Harrelson as transit cops in the subway thriller MONEY TRAIN, and includes THE FAN, with Robert de Niro; HARD LUCK, with Cybill Shepherd; THE CONTRACTOR, with Lena Headey; and more.

JULY PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)

Mandays with Wesley Snipes

Monday, July 7
10 p.m.MONEY TRAIN (1995)
12 a.m.THE FAN (1996)

Monday, July 14
10 p.m.7 SECONDS (2005)
11:45 p.m.HARD LUCK (2006)

Monday, July 21
10 p.m.THE MARKSMAN (2005)
11:45 p.m.THE DETONATOR (2006)

Monday, July 28
10 p.m.THE CONTRACTOR (2007)
11:45 p.m.THE ART OF WAR II: BETRAYAL (2008)

Take Two Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 1 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: DOCUMENTARIES
10 p.m.NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS (2012)
11:45 p.m.WINGS OVER THE WORLD (1979)

Tuesday, July 8 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: SCHOOL DAYS
10 p.m.TO SIR, WITH LOVE (1967)
11:50 p.m.BECAUSE THEY'RE YOUNG (1960)

Tuesday, July 15 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: LIVE PERFORMANCES
10 p.m.MAKE IT FUNKY! (2005)
12 a.m.LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (1973)

Tuesday, July 22 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: THE UNITED KINGDOM
10 p.m.STILL CRAZY (1999)
11:45 p.m.ROCK CITY (1981)

Tuesday, July 29 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: ICONS
10 p.m.THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978)
11:55 p.m.LA BAMBA (1987)

The Recline

Wednesday, July 2 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: CLASSIC FILMS
8 p.m.BYE BYE BIRDIE (1963)
10 p.m.ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (1956)

Wednesday, July 9 – SPAGHETTI WESTERNS
8 p.m.SAVAGE PAMPAS (1967)
10 p.m.THE BIG GUNDOWN (1966)

Wednesday, July 16 – ARTHURIAN LEGEND
8 p.m.SIEGE OF THE SAXONS (1963)
9:35 p.m.THE BLACK KNIGHT (1954)

Wednesday, July 23 – WESTERN ICONS
8 p.m. THE QUICK GUN (1964)
9:35 p.m.RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (1966)

Wednesday, July 30ROBIN HOOD
8 p.m. THE BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1946)
9:35 p.m.ROGUES OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1950)
11 p.m.SWORD OF SHERWOOD FOREST (1961)

Killer Thursdays

Thursday, July 3 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: TWISTED ANIMATION
10 p.m.HEAVY METAL (1981)
11:35 p.m.AMERICAN POP (1981)

Thursday, July 10 – MAJOR HORROR FRANCHISES
10 p.m.HOSTEL: PART III (2011)
11:30 p.m.VACANCY 2: THE FIRST CUT (2009)

Thursday, July 17 – SEXY THRILLERS
10 p.m.WILD THINGS: DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH (2005)
11:30 p.m.THREE WAY (2004)

Thursday, July 24 – '80s HORROR
10 p.m.HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981)
12 a.m.THE NEW KIDS (1985)

Thursday, July 31 – SCREAMERS
10 p.m.SCREAMERS (1996)
12 a.m.SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING (2009)

Friday Features (Blockbusters, Indie Favorites)

Friday, July 4 – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH: ICONS
10 p.m.THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978)
12 a.m.LA BAMBA (1987)

Friday, July 11 – ICONIC SWORDSMEN
10 p.m.THE MASK OF ZORRO (1998)
12:25 a.m.FIRST KNIGHT (1995)

Friday, July 18 – COURT DRAMA
10 p.m.PHILADELPHIA (2010)
12:15 a.m.AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (1979)

Friday, July 25 – CONTEMPORARY SCI-FI
10 p.m.DISTRICT 9 (2009)
12:10 a.m.STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION (2004)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/schedule.
In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Programming is selected from more than 3,500 Sony Pictures films, which collectively have received 184 Academy Awards including 12 for Best Picture. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV and AT&T U-Verse TV on linear as well as on authenticated VOD and online platforms. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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