Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Movie Weather

The Weather Channel announced yesterday that it will start a Friday night movie series, adding full-length motion pictures to its programming:
For the first time in its 27-year history, The Weather Channel® (TWC) will add movies to its programming schedule with "The Weather Channel Presents..." This new movie series launches Friday, October 30, with the TWC premiere of The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney, which coincides with the anniversary of the ferocious "perfect storm" of 1991, on which the movie was based.

Following The Perfect Storm on Oct. 30, TWC will air feature films every Friday night in November. Weather plays a central role to the story, plot or overall theme in each of the movies selected.
Local weather will be displayed during the movies in the lower portion of the screen.

The scheduled movies include:
  • The Perfect Storm - Premieres Friday, Oct. 30
  • March of the Penguins - Premieres Friday, Nov. 6
  • Misery - Premieres Friday, Nov. 13
  • Deep Blue Sea - Premieres Friday, Nov. 20
Tomorrow's NYT Arts section tomorrow briefly asks why "Twister" is not on the schedule, but apparently negotiations for the rights to display it are underway.

If they're really serious about this, they need to add "Groundhog Day" as well.

"Perfect Storm" cover image from

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