Movie Menu: Oscar-winning surprises

Each year, watching the Oscars is much more fun if we get to see an upset or two, a surprise victory from an unexpected nominee. This weekend, before savoring the Academy Awards, take a look at some Oscar surprises showing on broadcast and cable television stations. Take a look.   Annie Hall (1978) Few expected this comedy from Woody Allen … read more

Movie Menu: The Departed, Away From Her, The Color Purple and more

Looking forward to the Oscars on March 4? To get in the mood, take a look at these Academy Award winners and nominees on broadcast and cable television this weekend. Friday, Feb. 16 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) James Stewart was a nominee for Best Actor for his triumphant performance as a young man who finds himself filling a … read more

Movie Menu: The Blind Side, Jaws, Bugsy, Wilson and more

Counting the days to the Oscars? Put yourself in an Academy Awards mood this weekend by watching a past winner or nominee. Check out the attractions on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Feb. 9 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Bette Davis grabbed her 10th Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her exaggerated portrayal of a troubled lady in this … read more

Movie Menu: American Sniper, Remember the Titans, The Graduate, Easy A and more

Yes, it’s Oscar time! And, this weekend, you can see a batch of Academy Award nominees and winners from past years. Take a look at what’s showing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Feb. 2 Now, Voyager (1942) Bette Davis, a two-time Best Actress winner, was again Oscar nominated for this lush romantic drama about a woman who changes her … read more

Movie Menu: Death Becomes Her, Cool Hand Luke, Steel Magnolias, Twister, Braveheart and more

When the weather is cold, and the days are short, watching a movie can be a great way to enjoy a weekend. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Jan. 26 Death Becomes Her (1992) Meryl Streep reveals her humorous side in this wacky comedy about people who refuse to age. Goldie Hawn … read more

Movie Menu: Easy A, Cover Girl, The Band Wagon, Blazing Saddles, Beauty and the Beast and more

It can take two to make an entertaining movie as we see in films showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations. Check out these favorites featuring some famous pairs. Friday, Jan. 19 Easy A (2010) Emma Stone and Patricia Clarkson ring true as daughter and mother in this endearing story of a high school girl who wants to … read more

Movie Menu: Jurassic Park, Braveheart, American Graffiti, The Fault in Our Stars and more

Anson Elgort and Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.

Looking forward to a quiet weekend at home? Check out these movies on broadcast television and cable. Friday, Jan. 12 From Russia With Love (1963) Sean Connery lets the world know that no force of evil can overcome the will of good in this second film about an agent named James Bond. 8 p.m. BBC Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks … read more

Movie Menu: Castaway, Under the Tuscan Sun, Deliverance, Goldfinger and more

In the mood for a movie this weekend? Check out what’s available on broadcast and cable television stations. Friday, Jan. 5 Deliverance (1972) Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds explore the backwoods of the Southeast in this stirring movie adaptation of the James Dickey novel. Look for the dueling banjos. 10 p.m. TCM Saturday, Jan. 6 Presenting Lily Mars (1943) Judy … read more

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