MN+ celebrates July with five themes – Centre Stage, Opening Night, Hollywood Select, Great Adaptations and The Academy Club. Through all these five categories, MN+ is offering its viewers the critically acclaimed as well as popular movies of English cinema. Movies like, Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. This critically acclaimed movie is based on the hit Broadway musical, and superbly acted by Johnny Deep, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman. It will be shown on Sunday, 12 July, at 9PM at the Centre Stage slot of MN+.
Vivek Srivastava, Senior Vice-Pesident and Head, English Entertainment Cluster, Times Network, commented, “MN+ has been hand-crafted for not just discerning movie lovers, but for cineastes as well. MN+ will showcase movies that are universally celebrated and debated. Keeping to this promise the other highlights for the month are, Gran Torino, About Schmidt, The Shawshank Redemption, Poltergeist , Ghostbusters, Fight Club, Poseidon, Woman in Black, The Golden Compass, Don’t Say a Word, Deamcatcher, Payback, Runaway Jury, The Big Lebowski and a host of other popular films.”
Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who starred in the film too. This was Eastwood’s first starring role since 2004’s Million Dollar Baby. The film features a large Hmong American cast. It is the first mainstream American film to feature Hmong Americans. Scott Eastwood, one of Clint Eastwood’s younger sons, acted in the movie alongside his father too. Eastwood’s oldest son, Kyle, provided the Score of the movie. It will be shown on Sunday, 19 July, at 9PM at the Opening Night slot.
Reiterating the channel philosophy Vivek Srivastava, said, “Our viewers are a focused lot who, by virtue of their intelligence and sensitivity, have the time and ability to appreciate only the best that life has to offer — they seek to fill moments of leisure with the greatest value. MN+ is for those premium audiences that have the temperament to be choosy about what life has to offer and have evolved to value only the best, and so are our movie offerings.”
“Alexander Payne’s poignant serio-comedy About Schmidt is a sharply observed character study, featuring Jack Nicholson in a towering performance as an ordinary American embarking late in life on a journey of self-discovery,” said Emanuel Levy, the American film critic. About Schmidt is indeed all about the character of Warren Schmidt–or his portrayer, Jack Nicholson. Not a single trace of Nicholson’s typically slick screen persona nor his even more overwhelming off-camera one is in evidence in his bitingly funny, vanity-free, and deeply touching portrayal of Schmidt, an insurance actuary whose questionable purpose in life is brought to all-too-painful light after retirement and a family tragedy. Director Alexander Payne and his writing partner Jim Taylor (adapting Louis Begley’s novel) are on point with their star, crafting a story that is at once poignant and absurdly hilarious. Watch the movie under the Academy Club in this July in MN+.
Moreover, under the Hollywood Select category you have must watch movies like Rush, Scent Of A Woman, The Departed, Les Misérables, screened everyday at 9PM at MN+.
In the month of July view these movies and more, in MN+, the gold class of movie viewing experience.