CRUISE CONTROL: MNET INTRODUCES TOM CRUISE POP-UP CHANNEL
Whilst Sandtonites retreat to the safety of their living rooms, a man who has defeated even the wildest onslaught is taking over Channel 109, from March 20 – Tom Cruise.
As a special celebration to a magnificent cinematic career that has spanned four decades, DStv Premium audiences can enjoy almost every Tom Cruise film ever made – with thirty-eight movies featuring the Golden Globe winning mega-star as a leading man or supporting actor.
The earliest film in this Tom Cruise movie anthology curated by M-Net Movies is Taps from 1981 and the freshest addition is 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Cruise has carved out one of the most diverse and successful careers Hollywood has produced. Following his breakout performances in the teen comedy Risky Business, and as a testosterone-driven fighter pilot in Top Gun, blockbusters came thick and fast, such as Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Jerry McGuire, and the wildly successful Mission: Impossible series, to name just a handful. He has never been typecast; he can do it all.
The M-Net Movies Presents Tom Cruise Pop-Up Channel will start at 12pm on weekends and will close around midnight. During the week, however, the Cruise films will be scheduled between 2pm and midnight. With a variety of films on the channel, viewers can look forward to seeing the different types of Tom Cruise: Sporty Tom, Action Tom, Serious Tom, Sci-fi/Fantasy Tom and Sexy Tom.
Fans of The Mission: Impossible franchise also have to take note that these action-packed movies will be spread out over the first two weekends in prime time on channel 109 and will commence at 8pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. But on the last day of the pop-up on Sunday, April 5, there is a thrill-a-minute treat for viewers with back-to-back screenings of all Mission: Impossible films. This movie marathon kicks off at 5:35am with Mission: Impossible and ends with Mission: Impossible – Fallout at 3:55pm.
“Tom Cruise is all the rage in 2020 and the channel leads-up to the much anticipated Maverick, a sequel to Top Gun, a film that raised the bar in the action film genre by several notches.”
– M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard