TCM Will Feature Fontaine, O’Toole Films

To honor two big screen legends who passed away this week, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has planned programming tributes to Oscar winner Joan Fontaine and Oscar nominee Peter O’Toole. The tributes will air Sunday, Dec. 29. Channel Guide Magazine offers a full list of the featured movies and times.

New On Demand: ‘The Lone Ranger’

 

Disney adventure “The Lone Ranger” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in this wild ride of high-velocity action, explosions and gunfights, bringing the famed masked legend to life through new eyes.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Tonight’s CBS Special Spotlights Gift of Adoption

Celine Dion will host the 15th annual CBS holiday special, “A Home for the Holidays,” tonight at 7 p.m. CT. The five-time Grammy Award winner will perform, along with Ne-Yo, Chris Young and others.

The musical performances will accompany uplifting, adoption-from-foster-care stories introduced by celebrities.  A special segment, called “Children Waiting,” will draw attention to children currently living without permanent homes.

The special is presented by the Children’s Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

New On Demand: ‘One Direction: This Is Us’

 

The documentary film “One Direction: This Is Us” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis look back on their rise to fame and invite you to follow them for a year of world touring as the popular boy band One Direction.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Laptop Care Tips for Travelers

Reviewed.com asks, “When did we stop treating laptops like important technological tools, and start regarding them as replaceable toys we throw in the seatback pocket or use as placemats for meal service?”

With proper care, even the cheapest portable computer can survive years of heavy use, according to the site’s recent post, “The Road Warrior’s Guide to Laptop Maintenance.”

Three Films Available Before Netflix, Rebox

Three movies became available today through Suddenlink On Demand, 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

In fantasy adventure “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” the descendant of Poseidon returns for another quest, this time in search of the mythical Golden Fleece. Logan Lerman stars as Percy.

Crime comedy “The Family” follows a mafia clan trying to rebuild their lives in France as members of the witness protection program. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star. Dianna Agron and John D’Leo co-star.

Hugh Jackman stars in crime thriller “Prisoners” as a man facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter is missing, together with her young friend.  Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello and Terrence Howard co-star.

Visit Suddenlink’s You Tube channel, On Demand Trailers section, for previews to these and many other available movies.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check available titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Site Helps Parents Manage TV Viewing

With semester breaks fast approaching, it’s a good time to talk to kids about appropriate TV viewing and to activate or update parental control settings. The TV Boss offers resources that help take the mystery out of setting parental controls and interpreting the TV rating system. The site even offers tips for helping parents and caregivers create a healthy, balanced family TV-viewing plan.

Tonight on Fox: ‘Ice Age – A Mammoth Christmas’

The half-hour animated special “Ice Age – A Mammoth Christmas” will air tonight on Fox, 8 p.m. CT.

Here’s the breakdown: When Sid destroys Manny’s favorite decorations, an angry Manny convinces Sid he is on Santa’s naughty list. Sid, Crash, Eddie and Peaches head to the North Pole to change Santa’s mind. But when they accidentally destroy Santa’s Workshop, it’s up to them to orchestrate a Christmas miracle.

The Arctic herd is brought to life by the voice talents of John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Ciara Bravo, Queen Latifah and Denis Leary.

Paris, Texas, Storm Update

UPDATE: 3 P.M. CT, 12/13/13

As of mid-afternoon Friday, nearly 90 percent of our Paris customers had commercial power and were receiving Suddenlink services. Our crews will continue their efforts, in coordination with the power company. If your power has been restored but you still need help with your Suddenlink service, please contact us toll-free at 888-822-5151.

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