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 again features, Strictly Ballroom - pictured here at the left, which has a special Agora entry with an original review and several purchase selections. 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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10-Jun 2:01 AM FMC Edward Scissorhands (1990) A fantasy tale of a young man created with scissors for hands. 
10-Jun 2:55 AM SHO X Red Corner (1997) In China on business, an American lawyer (Richard Gere) - accused of murdering a young Chinese woman with whom he slept, must navigate the bizarre waters of Chinese "justice" with his court-appointed attorney (Bai Ling). 
10-Jun 6:35 AM HBOS To Have and Have Not (1944) Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall teamed for the first time in this 1944 drama about the French underground vs. the Vichy government in WWII-era Martinique. "You know how to whistle, don't you?"
10-Jun 7:20 AM MMAX Protocol (1984) There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.
10-Jun 2:25 PM SHO 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 !!! There are many extra showings of this excellent movie on Showtime Next and the Showtime Women's channel also. If you get those extended channels check your schedule for extra showings.
10-Jun 6:00 PM HBOS Nuts (1987) Barbra Streisand plays a high-priced call girl who kills a client in self-defense. She refuses the easy way out: copping a plea of insanity. Richard Dreyfuss plays her lawyer.
10-Jun 8:00 PM TCM Kings Row (1942)  Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry. Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan. D: Sam Wood.
10-Jun 11:35 PM SHO3 Rob Roy (1995) In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future. Liam Neeson, Tim Roth and Jessica Lange star. 
11-Jun 3:15 PM HBO2 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.
12-Jun 5:40 AM MMAX After Hours (1985) Hang on for a wild ride through New York City's late-night underground scene in this outrageous comedy directed by Martin Scorsese.
12-Jun 12:00 PM TCM The Sea Hawk (1940) A British buccaneer holds the Spanish fleet at bay with the covert approval of Elizabeth I. Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Flora Robson. D: Michael Curtiz. 
13-Jun 2:00 AM HBOF Emma (1996)  Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. Central planning at the personal level fails.
13-Jun 6:50 AM MMAX Clash of the Titans (1981) A film adaption of the myth of Perseus with great effects by Ray Harryhausen.
13-Jun 9:00 AM MMAX 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
13-Jun 8:00 PM TCM Lost Horizon (1937) Four fugitives from a Chinese revolution discover a lost world of peace and harmony. Ronald Colman, H.B. Warner, Thomas Mitchell. D: Frank Capra.
14-Jun 12:15 AM MMAX 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
14-Jun 6:00 AM HBOS All the President's Men (1976) Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
14-Jun 2:50 PM MAX Road Warrior (MadMax2) (1981) A loner stalks Australia's Outback for fuel after WWIII has destroyed most of civilization. Mel Gibson stars in this thrilling fantasy adventure, one of his earliest hits.
15-Jun 1:00 AM FLIX 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.
15-Jun 6:30 AM HBO2 Gods and Generals (2003) This prequel to Gettysburg is an unusually balanced depiction of the War Between the States. It is based on the book by Jeff Shaara.
15-Jun 7:30 AM MAX Nell (1994) Discovered when her mother dies, Nell has been living away from society in the backwoods of North Carolina. The establishment has different plans for her.
16-Jun 5:35 AM MMAX Cool Hand Luke (1967) A free-spirited convict refuses to conform to chain-gang life. Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin. D: Stuart Rosenberg.


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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 improve 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).