Which Movies Survived April Madness Round One?

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The closest contest in the first round of April Movie Madness was between “Red Dawn” and “Pitch Perfect,” with the former taking 56% of the total orders between these two films. 

The biggest blow out went to “Zero Dark Thirty,” which took 90% of the total orders between it and “Playing for Keeps.”  (Never bet against the U.S. Navy SEALs.) 

And thus we move on to the second round, featuring these match-ups. 

Can a Hobbit beat a tiger?  Who will win the battle of the “Dawns”?  Watch your favorites to help them advance to round three.

For those just joining the fun, our 16-movie bracket was created using March’s most-purchased Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD) movies, “seeded” according to popularity. Each Tuesday, we’ll announce which movie from each pairing was purchased the most through Suddenlink VOD during the preceding week.  The best performers will advance to the championship round.


‘Intouchables’ and Two Other New Films on VOD


Romantic comedy “Playing for Keeps,” action film “Red Dawn” and drama-comedy “The Intouchables” are now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

In “Playing for Keeps,” a retired soccer star attempts to rebuild the relationship with his son and ex-wife by coaching the boy’s team. Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.

In the 2012 remake of 1984 war drama “Red Dawn,” a group of teenagers set out to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.  The film features Adrianne Palicki, Alyssa Diaz, Brett Cullen, Chris Hemsworth, Conner Cruise, Edwin Hodge and Isabel Lucas.

“The Intouchables” tells the true story of a quadriplegic aristocrat whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored ex-con as his caretaker. François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny star.

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