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Now Playing on Sundance Channel: Hot stuff like Y TU MAMÁ, NYMPHOMANIAC, THE BEACH

Diary of a Nymphomaniac

Can you handle all this heat? No, seriously, can you? Because it’s not just the weather that’s hot — the movies on offer this week are seriously steamy, from the downright uncomfortable (DELIVERANCE) to the height of young lust (Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN).

Our Thriller Thursdays selection is John Boorman’s DELIVERANCE, with its dueling banjos, menacing hillbillies and all.

Starring a sweaty Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ned Beatty in that notorious hog-tying scene.
DELIVERANCE Thursday at 9P

This week we introduce our August movie block Hot Summer Nights, a triple (yes, triple!) bill every Friday and Saturday night that promises: The later it gets, the hotter it gets. Here’s your proof: First up is Alfonso Cuarón’s Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN, the story of two young men who go on a road trip with a beautiful, married woman and everything gets all deliciously complicated.

Starring young and absurdly beautiful friends Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna.
Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN Friday at 8P

Next is the sexy-disturbing French film STUDENT SERVICES, about a young student who turns to prostitution to pay her way through school.

Based on a controversial French autobiography that brought to light how easy it is to make money the hard way.
STUDENT SERVICES Friday at 9:50P

And finally, we have DIARY OF A NYMPHOMANIAC, which is… well, about what you’d expect. Just as hot, too.

Sex-addicted young woman becomes a prostitute. Oh, and it’s in Spanish, so, y’know, it’s even hotter.
DIARY OF A NYMPHOMANIAC Friday at 11:40P

Finally this week’s Movies We Love Lust: THE BEACH, about a hidden paradise in the sand that offers the ultimate aesthetic escape (which includes, of course, romance between hot people — and a memorable underwater kiss).

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Virginie Ledoyen.
THE BEACH Sunday 10P