This badass movie marathon is hosted by El Rey's Switchblade Squad, a trio of genre experts who are die-hard fans of badass cinema featuring film critic Amy Nicholson (MTV), journalist Jen Yamato (The Daily Beast), and director/producer Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S 2, Southbound).
Switchblade Squad on El Rey Network discusses these new modern classics as they watch three iconic films with viewers at home. "Here's to the mothers and the bad mother*ckers of genre cinema," toast the Switchblade Squad, who invite you to join their all-day Mother's Day tour through the '80s, '90s, and '00s.
To celebrate Mother's Day, these three films present unique takes on femininity and strength, explored through the lens of motherhood, womanhood, and female empowerment, a surplus of ass-kicking, and one legendary sci-fi birth.
SATURDAY May 7, 2016
10:00 AM ET/PT "TANK GIRL"
12:30 PM ET/PT "ENEMY MINE"
2:30 PM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 1"
5:00 PM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 2"
8:00 PM ET/PT "TANK GIRL"
10:30 PM ET/PT "ENEMY MINE"
12:30 AM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 1"
3:00 AM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 2"
SUNDAY May 8, 2016
10:00 AM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 1"
12:30 PM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 2"
3:30 PM ET/PT "TANK GIRL"
6:00 PM ET/PT "ENEMY MINE"
8:00 PM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 1"
10:30 PM ET/PT "KILL BILL VOL. 2"
1:30 AM ET/PT "TANK GIRL"
4:00 AM ET/PT "ENEMY MINE"
El Rey Network's Mother Day Marathon Film Schedule
ENEMY MINE (1985)
A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining damage in battle. Eventually he encounters another survivor... from the very enemy species he was fighting. They band together to survive on this hostile world, each warrior caring for his enemy in completely unexpected ways.
TANK GIRL (1995)
Based on the cult British comic strip, a tank-riding anti-heroine (badass icon Lori Petty) fights a mega-corporation that controls the world's water supply in the dystopian near future.
KILL BILL: VOL 1 (2003)
The Bride (Uma Thurman) awakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.
KILL BILL: VOL 2 (2003)
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd, and the treacherous one-eyed Elle.
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El Rey Network is a 24-hour English language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Curated by Rodriguez and his artistic collective, the network unites "the new mainstream" through badass content that awakens the renegade in everyone. El Rey's action-packed slate is anchored by signature series including the original drama, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series", the one-on-one interview program, "El Rey Network Presents: The Director's Chair" and "Lucha Underground," a Lucha Libre wrestling series from Mark Burnett. El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and TV series including genre, cult classics, action, and horror/sci-fi. El Rey Network LLC is jointly owned by Robert Rodriguez and FactoryMade Ventures with a minority stake held by Univision Networks & Studios, Inc.
About SWITCHBLADE SQUAD:
Switchblade Squad is a presentation for genre fans, by genre experts, sharing their love for badass cinema on El Rey Network. Produced in conjunction with network consultant Brandy Fons, Switchblade Squad assembles film critic Amy Nicholson (MTV News), filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, Southbound), and entertainment reporter/critic Jen Yamato (The Daily Beast) as they watch along and discuss unforgettable genre movie classics with the El Rey Network audience at home.
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