Movie Menu: Ghost, Field of Dreams, The Sunshine Boys and more
Colin Firth, Kevin Costner and Tom Hanks are a few of the stars with movies filling this holiday weekend on broadcast and cable stations.
Take a look.
Friday, Sept. 13
The King’s Speech (2010): Colin Firth recreates the challenges of England’s King George VI to articulate his fears for his country and his belief in their commitment to freedom. 6 p.m., Flix.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Ghost (1990): Patrick Swayze touches the heart as a man who refuses to let life and death get in the way of love. Whoopi Goldberg won an Oscar. 12:30 p.m., BBC.
Saving Private Ryan (1998): Tom Hanks - soon to appear on the big screen as Mr. Rogers - resonates as a citizen soldier trying his best in World War II. 1 p.m., AMC.
Forrest Gump (1994): Tom Hanks won his second-in-a-row Oscar for creating a man who makes the world believe in the goodness people can bring to any challenge. 2 p.m., VH-1.
Field of Dreams (1989): Kevin Costner follows voices in the cornfield that instruct him to build a baseball field in a film that makes many grown men cry. 3:30 p.m., BBC.
Dances With Wolves (1990): Kevin Costner takes on the American West in this Oscar-winning tale of a man who finds his soul while living on the land in the middle of nowhere. 4:45 p.m., Flix.
The Fugitive (1993): Harrison Ford makes us believe a convicted murderer may be innocent in this big-screen adaptation of the famed television series. 5 p.m., AMC.
Sunday, Sept. 15
The Philadelphia Story (1940): Katharine Hepburn tries to avoid the realities of romance in this delightful comedy adapted from the Broadway hit. James Stewart won an Oscar. 12 noon, TCM.
Summer Stock (1950): Judy Garland and Gene Kelly bring their song-and-dance magic to a vintage MGM musical about people who put on a show in a barn on a farm. 2 p.m., TCM.
The Sunshine Boys (1975): Walter Matthau shines as a retired vaudeville comedian who refuses to reunite with his once-upon-a-time partner. George Burns won an Oscar. 6 p.m., TCM.