Movie Menu: The Addams Family, Walk the Line, Twister and more

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Check what’s showing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Oct. 5 Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks won his second (in a row) Oscar as Best Actor for making us believe in a man with a simple mind and a huge heart. 8 p.m., VH-1 The Addams Family (1991) Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia bring the musty television series to the big screen in this offbeat comedy about a most eccentric family. 6:10 p.m., Freeform The Sixth Sense (1999) Bruce Willis tries to comfort a young boy who claims he can “see dead … Read more

Movie Menu: Casino, American Sniper, Cinderella and more

Big movie stars highlight the movies showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Check out the listings. Friday, Sept. 28 Suspicion (1941) Joan Fontaine wins an Oscar as a young wife who starts to wonder what her new husband may be cooking in the kitchen in this early thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. 6:15 p.m., TCM Remember the Titans (2000) Denzel Washington touches the heart as a high school football coach dedicated to bringing out the best in his team. 7 p.m., WGN Saturday, Sept. 29 Remember the Titans (2000) Denzel Washington touches the heart as a high school football … Read more

Movie Menu: Doctor Dolittle, Titanic, 21 Jump Street and more

Looking for a movie to enjoy this weekend? Take a look at what’s playing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Sept. 21 Doctor Dolittle (1967) A magical medical man who can talk to the animals delights everyone he meets in this musical starring the legendary Rex Harrison. 5:30 p.m., TCM Saturday, Sept. 22 Trainwreck (2015) Amy Schumer grabs the screen in this delightful comedy about a woman who tries to hard to make people like her. Or dislike her. 12 p.m., FXX 21 Jump Street (2012) Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum form a winning partnership in this movie adaptation of … Read more

Movie Menu: The Goodbye Girl, Cinderella, The Shining and more

As we hope the heat will break, we can look to the movies for ways to refresh our souls weary from the high temperatures. Check out what’s playing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Sept. 14 The Odd Couple (1968) Yes, it later became a television show, but check out the movie to rediscover the comedic genius of writer Neil Simon and actors Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Sublime. 8 p.m., TCM The Goodbye Girl (1977) Yes, the late Neil Simon gives us a movie Valentine as Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Marsha Mason discover how opposites can, … Read more

Movie Menu: Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Gone Girl and more

As we begin to settle into the routine of autumn, the movies can take us to places we may only imagine thanks the work of marvelous movie creators. Check out what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations. Friday, Sept. 7 Forrest Gump (1994) Robert Zemeckis introduces us to a simple, loving man who believes in the best of people, the hopes for tomorrow, and the variety and surprise in a box of chocolates. Tom Hanks stars. 5 p.m., Freeform Jezebel (1938) William Wyler brings out the best in Bette Davis in the lavish tale of a selfish … Read more

Movie Menu: Pretty Woman, The Godfather, Pillow Talk and more

Looking for a movie to enjoy this holiday weekend? Check out the Oscar nominees and winners showing on broadcast television and cable stations. Friday, Aug. 31 Straight Outta Compton (2015) This candid, compelling look at what can emerge from the most challenged of neighborhoods won a well-deserved Oscar nomination for its dynamic screenplay. 5 p.m., FX Pretty Woman (1990) Garry Marshall’s delightful romantic comedy – about a man looking for love in some unusual places – won an Oscar nomination for Julia Roberts and is now a Broadway musical. 7 p.m., WGN Sudden Fear (1952) Joan Crawford, seven years after … Read more

Movie Menu: Dirty Harry, The Godfather, The Help and more

Looking for a movie to watch? Take a break from the heat with a film playing on broadcast and cable stations. Check these out. Dirty Harry (1971) Clint Eastwood suggests various ways to “make my day” in this classic tale of a tough San Francisco police inspector. Friday, August 24, 8:45 p.m., AMC Saturday, August 25, 2:40 p.m., AMC Giant (1956) Elizabeth Taylor sets West Texas ablaze with emotion in this Oscar-winning epic based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Saturday, August 25, 10:30 a.m., TCM The Godfather (1972) Marlon Brando reminds us what it means to stand up for … Read more

Movie Menu: Judy and Barbara’s classics light up the silver screen

Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland headline the movies available this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations. Check out the highlights of the careers of these legendary superstars who worked together, one time, in 1963, on Garland’s television show. Here’s what’s showing. Funny Lady (1975) Barbra Streisand recreates her Oscar-winning portrayal of Fanny Brice in this delightful sequel to Funny Girl, a rare case where a sequel dares to veer from the original. Friday, August 17, 3:15 p.m., TCM The Way We Were (1973) Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford make movie history together in an unforgettable romance that stands the … Read more

Movie Menu: True Grit, The Help, Pillow Talk and more

Looking for a break from the summer routine? Try these movies playing this weekend on broadcast and cable stations. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Al Pacino delivers one of his most complex portrayals as a desperate man who robs a bank on a hot summer day to pay his lover’s medical bills. Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m., WGN True Grit (2010) Jeff Bridges was Oscar nominated for recreating the role for which John Wayne won an Oscar in this remake that surpasses the original. Saturday, August 11, 9:30 a.m., AMC Love in the Afternoon (1955) Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper radiate … Read more

Movie Menu: Cinderella, Twister, Desk Set and more

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Take a look at what’s showing on television and broadcast stations. Cinderella (2015) Lily James, now on the big screen in the new Mamma Mia sequel, finds the essence of this classic fairy tale in an updated interpretation from Disney. Cate Blanchett shines as the stepmother. Friday, August 3, 10 p.m., TBS Easy A (2010) Emma Stone, before winning an Oscar for La La Land, delivers a winning portrayal of a high school student determined to do anything to be popular. Saturday, August 4, 4:50 p.m., Comedy A League of Their Own … Read more

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