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

Movie Menu: Casino, Forrest Gump, Gone Girl and more

Just as the new Mamma Mia can be an escape into a movie theater, the films showing this weekend on broadcast and television can take us away from where we stand today. Take a look at what’s showing. Friday, July 27 Casino (1995) Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone confirm there is no possible way to escape the realities of organized crime in this Martin Scorcese epic. 4 p.m., AMC Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Harrison Ford and Sean Connery tell the tale only a father and son can experience in this continuation of the storyline from Raiders of … 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 reminds us that the goodness people share holds more power than the barriers people create. 9 p.m. Spike Saturday, Jan. 13 Jurassic Park (1993) Sam Neill and Laura Dern experience the power of a creator’s imagination in this thrilling tale … Read more

Movie Menu: Mildred Pierce, Apollo 13, Silver Linings Playbook, Gone Girl, Working Girl and more

Troupe du Jour is a community improvisational group based in Redding.

  Ready for the New Year? And the resolutions that can change the months ahead? This week, movies on television and cable also celebrate the potential of new commitments and aspirations. Check out what’s available to enjoy at home. Friday, Dec. 29 Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford resolves to create a better life for herself and her daughters in this movie adaptation of the novel by James Cain. Savor this Oscar-winning performance. 6 p.m., TCM   Apollo 13 (1995) Tom Hanks commits to make it home in this thrilling recreation of the journey of a doomed space flight to the … Read more

Movie Menu: Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis and more

Looking forward to a fun-filled holiday weekend? Take a look at how the movies can help you celebrate. These are some of the films showing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Dec. 22 Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando proves he can do just about anything on film when he does his own singing and dancing in this movie adaptation of the Broadway hit. Frank Sinatra costars. 5:15 p.m., TCM The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Meryl Streep, currently winning raves for her performance in The Post, casts a threatening spell in this delightful comedy about exaggerated personalities in the workplace. … Read more

Movie Menu: A Star is Born, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Grease and more

Looking for a movie to enjoy during this holiday season? Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. And enjoy film from the comfort of home. Friday, Dec. 15 A Star Is Born (1954) Judy Garland should have won an Oscar for playing an ambitious singer and actress who finds that professional success can have a personal cost. James Mason costars. 3:15 p.m. TCM Away from Her (2006) Julie Christie, as well, should have won an Oscar for her portrayal of a vibrant, caring woman who slowly loses herself to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. … Read more

Movie Menu: Forrest Gump, Selma, Meet Me In St. Louis and more

  Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Take a look at what you can enjoy without leaving home. Here’s what will be playing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Dec. 8 You’ve Got Mail (1998) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan explore the boundaries of online romance in this Nora Ephron adaptation of the classic love story, The Shop Around the Corner. The stars always sparkle. 8 p.m. POP Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks makes us believe in the power of a box of chocolates in this magical tale of a special man with the gift to heal almost … Read more

Movie Menu: Grease, Jurassic Park, The Devil Wears Prada, Twister and more

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

  What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? Each week, the Reel Dad looks at what is easily available on broadcast television and cable to help you choose what you and your family watch. Take a look! Friday, Dec. 1 Period of Adjustment (1962) Jane Fonda delights in one of her early film comedies as a young bride trying to adjust to the realities of marriage. Based on a little known play by Tennessee Williams. 8 p.m. TCM Grease (1978) Stockard Channing steals this movie version of the Broadway musical from stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Why hasn’t … Read more

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