CBS to start broadcasting movies on Sunday evening

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Screenshot: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Youtube)

In these times of coronavirus, with each film and television program having suspended production, the main networks are starting to develop more and more desperately whatever which can fill the airtime that would normally have been occupied by new content. The CW is shaking all his schedule, and now its sister network, CBS, is taking a decidedly old-school approach to giving quarantined viewers something to … watch on television. As announced today in a press release, the network has announced what it calls “Sunday Night At The Movies”, a weekly presentation of “acclaimed feature films from the Paramount Image Library. ”

Basically, CBS will air a famous movie on Sunday evening, which television networks did before we had better things to do, like watching Twitter on our phones, going to arcade bars, or watching Game of Thrones. Now that we can’t (or shouldn’t) do any of these things, there’s no better time to get the whole family together on the couch and watch a classic movie. The catch, as there is, is that by “acclaimed feature films from the Paramount Pictures library”, CBS means “old stuff that you have seen a million times and that may or may not be broadcast on a cable network. that precise moment. “

The series will start on May 3 with The Raiders of the Lost Ark, which is a damn phenomenal movie even though we’ve seen it many times, and it will be followed by Forrest Gump May 10. Then CBS will release the original Impossible mission May 17, Titanic May 24, and Indiana Jones and the last crusade (very underrated film! ZE TAPESTRIES!) on May 31. We don’t want to spoil it, but by the time Indy makes his leap of faith and remembers how to spell “Jehovah,” he might even be sure of go outside! Or we will stay at home forever like the knight who keeps the Holy Grail. These are references to The last crusade!

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