Action

’71
Airs: January 20 at 9:30 PT/9:30 ET
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EpixThe 2014 drama, ’71 is on EPIX at 9:30.  The film follows one night in the life of a young British soldier who was accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot in Belfast in 1971.  The Village Voice calls it an “excellent, tensely controlled thriller,” here are the reviews.

 

12 Monkeys
Airs: April 18 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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SyFySyFy has the second season premiere of the TV show based on the movie of the same name, 12 Monkeys, at 9:00. A man from the post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to 2015 to save humanity from a deadly plague.

 

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Airs: October 18 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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EpixEPIX has the the 2016 action film, 13 Hours:  The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, an action film about a US security team that battles the militants that attacked a US compound in Libya, at 8:00.  Mixed reviews or, as The Washington Post, said, “As an action film, it is intense and gripping. As a drama, it is bombastic and unsubtle.”

 

Airs: December 14 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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BravoBravo has the second film in the Fast and Furious franchise, 2 Fast 2 Furious at 8:00.

 

24: Legacy
Airs: February 05 at 7:30 PT/10:30 ET
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FoxKeep it tuned to Fox after the Big Game for the series premiere of the third in the action series franchise, 24: Legacy, in which the CTU tries to foil a major terrorist attack on the US.  At 7:30 PT/10:30 ET.  If you liked the original you’ll probably like this one, say the critics, even if it adds nothing new and is more of the same, here are the reviews.

 

Airs: May 05 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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FoxFour years after its series finale, Fox is bringing back Jack Bauer and 24 in the two hour premiere of 24: Live Another Day, at 8:00. Jack is in London, on the run from the CIA and attempting to save the world in this 12 episode series.  The critics are fans of this revival.  As The Wall Street Journal says, “audiences will be as enthralled by “24” as they ever have been, if not more, and they’ll have good reason.”  Here are the reviews.

24: Live Another Day
Airs: July 14 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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FoxThe season finale of 24:  Live Another Day is on Fox at 9:00.  Jack is back and now he’s in London saving the world.

 

300: Rise of an Empire
Airs: December 27 at 7:15 PT/10:15 ET
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Outer MaxOuterMax has 300:  Rise of an Empire, the sequel to 300, another stylistic violence-fest about ancient Greek battles, at 7:15 PT/10:15 ET.  Here are the reviews.