Below, in tabular form, are my recommendations for TV movie viewing this weekend and on into next week. The feature has text in red. This issue features, X2 - X-Men United - pictured here at the left, which will have a special Agora entry with a review and several purchase selections by its second showing. Rare or highlighted showings are in blue (once in a "blue moon") with showings of previous features in maroon (an "older" red). Subscription information is listed below.

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date time Channel Name (review/buy links) Description
1-Jul 9:00 AM MMAX Death Wish (1974) Charles Bronson stars as a mild-mannered New York architect whose family is destroyed by an act of senseless violence. He seeks revenge as a vigilante, venturing into the night to take on the city's most vicious criminals.
1-Jul 10:35 AM MMAX X2 (2003) An uneasy co-existence between humans and mutants threatens to explode in this powerful sequel based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel Comics series.
1-Jul 11:00 AM SHO2 12 Angry Men (1957) One man opposes eleven fellow jurors contending they may have come to a hasty verdict in a murder case. Tempers flare in this jury room classic starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley and E.G. Marshall; Directed by Sidney Lumet.
1-Jul 12:00 PM MAX Minority Report (2002) Futuristic tale about a cop who turns fugitive after the crime-forecasting unit in which he works predicts he will commit a murder.
1-Jul 6:00 PM TCM The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) The bandit king of Sherwood Forest leads his Merry Men in a battle against the corrupt Prince John. Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone. D: William Keighley, Michael Curtiz. 
1-Jul 10:00 PM MAX Minority Report (2002) Futuristic tale about a cop who turns fugitive after the crime-forecasting unit in which he works predicts he will commit a murder.
1-Jul 10:15 PM TCM Silk Stockings (1957) A strait-laced Soviet agent is seduced by Paris and a high-stepping film producer - Ninotchka remade as a musical with dancing. Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige. D: Rouben Mamoulian.
2-Jul 12:00 PM FLIX Bananas (1971) Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars as a nervous New Yorker involved in the overthrow of a corrupt South American government to impress a girl back home. 
2-Jul 3:45 PM MMAX Mad Max beyond Thunderdome (1985) Mad Max (Mel Gibson) is the coolest anti-hero in the post-Apocalypse world...this is the future as a demolition derby! Light entertainment.
2-Jul 8:30 PM MAX The Dead Pool (1988) A deranged killer is eliminating San Francisco celebrities--one by one. And now Dirty Harry's on the list too! Clint Eastwood stars.
3-Jul 6:00 AM TCM The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939) A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder. Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke. D: William Dieterle.
3-Jul 2:00 PM HBO Catch Me If You Can (2002) Based on the true story of a successful con artist who operates under several identities long outwitting the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dir: Steven Spielberg
3-Jul 8:00 PM TCM To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford. D: Robert Mulligan.
3-Jul 9:00 PM SUND Strictly Ballroom (1992)  Brave new dance steps, a new partner and determination to innovate against the powers that be is a formula for an excellent movie !!!
3-Jul 11:55 PM HBO Catch Me If You Can (2002) Based on the true story of a successful con artist who operates under several identities long outwitting the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dir: Steven Spielberg
4-Jul 5:30 AM SUND Strictly Ballroom (1992)  Brave new dance steps, a new partner and determination to innovate against the powers that be is a formula for an excellent movie !!!
4-Jul 10:00 AM TCM Oklahoma (1955) Pride and a lecherous ranch hand stand between an amorous cowboy and his farm girl sweetheart. Rodgers & Hammerstein, Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Rod Steiger. D: Fred Zinnemann.
4-Jul 10:00 AM MAX X2 (2003) An uneasy co-existence between humans and mutants threatens to explode in this powerful sequel based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel Comics series.
4-Jul 4:00 PM MAX X2 (2003) An uneasy co-existence between humans and mutants threatens to explode in this powerful sequel based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel Comics series.
4-Jul 6:00 PM TCM To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford. D: Robert Mulligan.
4-Jul 10:30 PM TCM The Devil's Disciple (1959) A preacher and a rebel leader change places during the Revolution. Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier. D: Guy Hamilton.
5-Jul 4:07 AM FMC Wild River (1960) Elia Kazan directs this Depression-era story of a Tennessee Valley Authority official's (Clift) conflicts with locals who object to government intrusion with their land. Excellent film !!! Jo Van Fleet as Ella Garth is outstanding. 
5-Jul 7:00 AM MMAX Starman (1984) An alien (Jeff Bridges) assumes the shape of a young widow's (Karen Allen) husband and gets her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
5-Jul 8:05 AM FLIX Bananas (1971) Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars as a nervous New Yorker involved in the overthrow of a corrupt South American government to impress a girl back home. 
5-Jul 10:01 AM FMC Edward Scissorhands (1990) A fantasy tale of a young man created with scissors for hands. 
5-Jul 2:00 PM MAX Minority Report (2002) Futuristic tale about a cop who turns fugitive after the crime-forecasting unit in which he works predicts he will commit a murder.
5-Jul 5:30 PM TCM Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) A man's encounter with a UFO leaves him changed and driven to penetrate a government UFO cover-up. Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr. D: Steven Spielberg.
5-Jul 6:30 PM HBOS Catch Me If You Can (2002) Based on the true story of a successful con artist who operates under several identities long outwitting the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dir: Steven Spielberg
5-Jul 8:00 PM FLIX Bananas (1971) Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars as a nervous New Yorker involved in the overthrow of a corrupt South American government to impress a girl back home. 
5-Jul 11:30 PM TCM My Man Godfrey (1936)  A zany heiress tries to help a tramp by making him the family butler. William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady. D: Gregory La Cava.
6-Jul 12:01 AM FMC Edward Scissorhands (1990) A fantasy tale of a young man created with scissors for hands. 
6-Jul 2:00 AM SHO2 Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) This movie is based on George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
6-Jul 6:07 AM FMC Wild River (1960) Elia Kazan directs this Depression-era story of a Tennessee Valley Authority official's (Clift) conflicts with locals who object to government intrusion with their land. Excellent film !!! Jo Van Fleet as Ella Garth is outstanding. 
6-Jul 8:00 AM MMAX X2 (2003) An uneasy co-existence between humans and mutants threatens to explode in this powerful sequel based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel Comics series.
6-Jul 9:30 AM MAX The Dead Pool (1988) A deranged killer is eliminating San Francisco celebrities--one by one. And now Dirty Harry's on the list too! Clint Eastwood stars.
6-Jul 5:00 PM MMAX X2 (2003) An uneasy co-existence between humans and mutants threatens to explode in this powerful sequel based on Stan Lee's popular Marvel Comics series.
6-Jul 8:15 PM MAX Dirty Harry (1971) "I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well...you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?"
6-Jul 10:00 PM MAX The Dead Pool (1988) A deranged killer is eliminating San Francisco celebrities--one by one. And now Dirty Harry's on the list too! Clint Eastwood stars.
7-Jul 8:00 AM SUND Strictly Ballroom (1992)  Brave new dance steps, a new partner and determination to innovate against the powers that be is a formula for an excellent movie !!!
7-Jul 8:30 AM MMAX Mad Max beyond Thunderdome (1985) Mad Max (Mel Gibson) is the coolest anti-hero in the post-Apocalypse world...this is the future as a demolition derby! Light entertainment.
7-Jul 10:00 AM HBO Catch Me If You Can (2002) Based on the true story of a successful con artist who operates under several identities long outwitting the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dir: Steven Spielberg
7-Jul 12:15 PM SHO2 12 Angry Men (1957) One man opposes eleven fellow jurors contending they may have come to a hasty verdict in a murder case. Tempers flare in this jury room classic starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley and E.G. Marshall; Directed by Sidney Lumet.
7-Jul 5:30 PM SUND Strictly Ballroom (1992)  Brave new dance steps, a new partner and determination to innovate against the powers that be is a formula for an excellent movie !!!
7-Jul 8:00 PM HBO Catch Me If You Can (2002) Based on the true story of a successful con artist who operates under several identities long outwitting the FBI. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dir: Steven Spielberg
7-Jul 9:00 PM MMAX Death Wish (1974) Charles Bronson stars as a mild-mannered New York architect whose family is destroyed by an act of senseless violence. He seeks revenge as a vigilante, venturing into the night to take on the city's most vicious criminals.


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Name Description
FMC Fox Movie Channel
HBO Home Box Office
HBO2 Home Box Office 2
HBOF Home Box Office Family
HBOS Home Box Office Signature
MAX Cinemax
MMAX Cinemax MoreMax
SHO Showtime
SHO2 Showtime Too
SHO3 Showtime Showcase
SHO X Showtime extreme
FLIX Showtime classic movies
SUND Sundance Channel
TMC The Movie Channel
TCM Turner Classic Movies

The last issue of This Weekend is here. I hope you enjoy this new capability and please share your thoughts on it with me via e-mail.

This is a work in progress.  I hope to continue improving its format as time passes.
Currently it is based on a weekly survey from Thursday to the next Wednesday
on channels that show movies without interruptions (commercial or otherwise):
Turner Classic Movies, Fox Movie Channel, HBO(s), Cinemax(s), Showtime(s) and The Movie Channel.
Some channels listed may be part of basic service and some may be premiums.
(if a channel has both East and West instances, only the eastern one is listed above).