TV Movie Menu: some classics coming up

Goodfellas is on television this weekend.

What’s on at the movies? Check out the films on broadcast and standard cable stations this weekend. Pop some corn and enjoy the flicks!   Friday, March 24 Forrest Gump Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Oscar in a row for a performance of originality, depth and charm. Yes, life is like a box of chocolates. 4 p.m., AMC … read more

TV Movie Menu: Weekend suggestions

What’s showing on broadcast and cable television this weekend? The Reel Dad checks out some classics that may deserve a fresh look – from the comfort of home.   Friday, March 17 Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe was named Best Actor (one year after he should have won for The Insider) in Ridley Scott’s epic that revisits the classics Spartacus and … read more

TV Movie Menu: Settle in for some favorites

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future.

Interested in revisiting some favorite movies this weekend? Here’s what you can find on broadcast television and cable. Take a look.   Friday, March 10 Back to the Future (1985) What a wonderful moment on the Oscars when Michael J. Fox arrived onstage in a Delorean. In just a moment, he took us back in time, just as he does … read more

TV Movie Menu: Oscar nominees and winners

As we start counting the days to next year’s Oscars, let’s take a look at some Academy Award winners and nominees on television this weekend. Here’s what you can find on broadcast and cable.   Friday, March 3 Overboard (1987) After winning an Oscar for Cactus Flower, and a nomination for Private Benjamin, Goldie Hawn made a series of comedies … read more

TV Movie Menu: Revisiting past Oscar contests

Jeff Bridges in True Grit for which he was nominated for an Oscar; he's up for one again this year.

Interested in revisiting some past Oscar nominees and winners before you watch the awards on Sunday evening? Check out the movies on broadcast television and cable this weekend that can help you get in the mood for the Academy Awards. Friday February 24   True Grit (2010) Jeff Bridges – who is nominated for an Oscar this year for the … read more

TV Movie Menu: More Oscar winners

Benicio del Toro in Traffic.

  Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Here’s what you can find on television stations and cable channels. Take a look.   Friday, Feb. 17 Traffic (2000) Benicio Del Toro won a deserving Oscar for Best Supporting Actor – and Steven Soderbergh was a surprise Best Director victor – for this sterling drama about drugs. Michael Douglas should … read more

TV Movie Menu: Sample some Oscar nominees

What’s on at the movies? As we continue to count down to Oscar night, let’s look at some movies with Academy connections. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and standard cable stations. Pop some corn and enjoy the flicks!   Friday, February 10 Flight (2012) Denzel Washington, a strong contender for Best Actor this year for … read more

TV Movie Menu: Some past Oscar honorees

Rosamund Pike won an Oscar for her work in Gone Girl with Ben Affleck.

As we count down to the Academy Awards on February 26, television treats us this to several movies that Oscar has honored. Here’s what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and standard cable.   Gone Girl (2014) Rosamund Pike nabbed a well-deserved Best Actress nomination for her devastating turn as an unhappy housewife with an over-active imagination. Ben Affleck brings his … read more

TV Movie Menu: Remembering Debbie, other strong women

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor in Singing in the Rain.

With the new year starting off quickly, movies on television this weekend offer a chance to slow down and relax. Take a look at what’s showing on broadcast and cable television stations.   Singin’ in the Rain (1952) Debbie Reynolds burst onto the screen – in her first starring role – to capture the hearts of moviegoers around the world. … read more

TV Movie Menu: some classics this weekend

The Devil Wears Prada features Meryl Streep with Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt.

Want to watch a movie this weekend? Here’s what’s playing on broadcast and basic cable television stations.   Cleopatra (1934) Claudette Colbert makes an indelible impression as the Egyptian Queen who dallies with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Years later, Elizabeth Taylor would play the role in that infamous remake. Friday, January 13, 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies (TCM)   … read more

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