Good Movies on Cinemax

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Good Movies on Cinemax

While they’ve long been known for showing erotic films late at night (hence the nickname “Skinemax”), Cinemax has also been providing quality first-run motion pictures since their cable debut in 1980. With over 12 million subscribers in the United States, they’re one of the most important players on the premium cable TV scene. At the moment, they currently operate eight different channels:

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Now here’s that long-awaited list featuring some of the current good movies on Cinemax:

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – Teenage Percy Jackson learns that he’s the son of the Greek god Poseidon, and he’s quickly drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue and adventure alongside a number of other demi-gods. Kids will get a kick out of this one, and the presence of numerous established actors (Sean Bean, Kevin McKidd, Rosario Dawson) will keep adults from nodding off.

Jennifer’s Body – When a Satanic sacrifice goes wrong, a teenage girl (Megan Fox) is inhabited by a demon and goes on a boy-killing rampage. It’s up to her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) to stop her. Written by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.

Get Him to the Greek – Drugged-out rocker Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) is due to give a concert in Los Angeles, and it’s up to an ambitious talent agent (Jonah Hill) to get him there in one piece. An outrageous comedy that serves as a sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Sean “Diddy” Combs is surprisingly funny in this one.

The Kids Are All Right – A lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) is thrown into turmoil when their adopted kids want to meet their sperm donor father (Mark Ruffalo). An endearing comedy-drama about the importance of family.

Repo Men – In a dark future, those needing organ transplants receive them from a cold-blooded corporation that doesn’t hesitate to forcefully take them back when the recipient falls behind on payments. Jude Law plays a repo man who carries out these forced surgeries, while Forest Whitaker is his longtime friend and partner. But when the hero needs a transplant of his own, he soon finds himself on the run from his former co-workers.

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Up in the Air – George Clooney stars as a man who specializes in personally visiting companies and laying off their employees. As he racks up the frequent flyer miles, he shows a clinical co-worker (Anna Kendrick) the human side of his business while romancing a fellow traveler (Vera Farmiga). Nominated for six Academy Awards.

The Book of Eli – Years after a nuclear war, a lone warrior (Denzel Washington) roams a desolate America with the last remaining copy of the King James Bible. When a local warlord (Gary Oldman) recognizes the power the book has over people, he seeks to take it for himself. Co-starring Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, and Ray Stevenson.

Public Enemies – The tale of John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), the man who was once branded as “Public Enemy #1” by the U.S. government. Christian Bale co-stars as Melvin Purvis, the ambitious FBI agent dedicated to bringing Dillinger’s crime spree to an end.

Shallow Hal – After a meeting with motivational speaker Tony Robbins goes awry, the usually shallow Hal (Jack Black) can only see the inner beauty in women. Before long, he falls for a morbidly obese woman played by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow, much to the amazement of his equally shallow buddy (Jason Alexander).

X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Before he joined the X-Men, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) went through a number of adventures on his own. This is one of them, pitting him against his superhuman brother (Liev Schreiber), the smart-assed Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), and an assortment of government agents and superhuman freaks.

So the next time you’re looking for something to watch, be sure to check out these good movies on Cinemax. You can also become a member of Netflix and gain access to over 100,000 movies and TV shows, and doing so will allow us to reap the benefits of a small commission. And it doesn’t cost you anything extra.

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June 8, 2011

darci

Wow just saw the new promo ads for Cinemax’s summer lineup and they have a bunch of good stuff!

All those movies are good that I’ve seen (haven’t seen The American or My Soul To Take) and I also thought it was awesome that they used the song “Cut Me Out” by MNDR as background music for this cut up of movies.

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