WINDHOEK, FEB 6 – A new year is barely out of the blocks, and M-Net Movies is ready to join the action with a slew of riveting sports films on a special pop-up channel. For three weeks, (Friday 22 February – Sunday 10 March) grit, desire, pain, defeat and victory will play out in your living room, on the M-Net Movies Game On Pop-Up channel 109.
Game On is a collection of the best sports movies of all time – and it’s not all about sport either. In some instances the basketball court, football field, boxing ring or ice rink provides the backdrop for deep human drama, humour, real-life tragedy, suspense and love, and investigate pressing social issues – the stuff of life.
With over seventy titles, M-Net Movies Game On will appeal to every taste and preference. The line-up includes The Rocky series, Jerry Maguire, Remember The Titans, A League Of Their Own, Rudy, Warrior, Hurricane, Friday Night Lights, Happy Gilmore, Rush, White Men Can’t Jump, Cool Runnings, Cinderella Man, The Color Of Money, The Mighty Ducks, The Waterboy, Race, Best Of The Best, Wimbledon, Space Jam, Tour De Phamarcy, Chariots Of Fire, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Blue Crush and Goal!
Hollywood’s A-listers grace many of these iconic films, including Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, Dennis Quaid, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Rodriguez and Kate Bosworth.
Feature films are accompanied by six enthralling documentaries on some of the greatest stars in recorded history: Ronaldo, Senna, Faster, Fastest, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, and Matthews.
Every weekend will have a themed day. The flag drops with Formula One Friday on 22 February, followed by Soccer Saturday on 23 February, and Super Bowl Sunday the following day.
Enter the ring with legends on Friday 1 March with a boxing extravaganza. Saturday is devoted to basketball, and Sunday to baseball.
Friday 8 March swings into action with golf, then ice hockey on Saturday and rugby and athletics on Sunday.
The full list of films and the schedule will be made available in due course.
For media queries, please contact Lucas.Rogers@mnet.co.za
For more information visit www.mnet.tv/gameon and follow the channel on social media using #MMoviesGameOn – NDN Staffer