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, Equilibrium - pictured here at the left, which will have a special Agora entry with an original 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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24-Jun 4:35 AM HBO2 Crazy People (1990) Dudley Moore plays a ad copywriter admitted to a mental institution where he turns out truthful ads and anti-authoritarian comedic fun.
24-Jun 9:30 AM HBOS Other People's Money (1991) Meet Larry the Liquidator (Danny DeVito). Arrogant. Greedy. Self-centered. Ruthless. You gotta love the guy. DeVito's speech to the stockholders is superb!
24-Jun 9:30 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.
24-Jun 11:00 AM TCM High Noon (1952) A newly retired Marshal defends his town from a vengeful convict and his gang. Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell. D: Fred Zinnemann. 
24-Jun 4:00 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.
24-Jun 7:05 PM SHO Equilibrium (2002) In a fascist future where all forms of art (and feeling) are illegal, a man charged with enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Angus MacFadyen; written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
24-Jun 10:00 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.
25-Jun 4:30 AM TCM Patterns (1956) A new man in a large corporation encounters power struggles. Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley; Teleplay by Rod Serling; D: Fielder Cook.
25-Jun 9:30 AM 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.
25-Jun 10:00 AM HBO2 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.
25-Jun 10:30 AM SHO 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. 
25-Jun 5:00 PM 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.
25-Jun 6:30 PM 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
25-Jun 8:00 PM HBO2 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.
26-Jun 3:15 PM HBOS 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.
26-Jun 4:30 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.
26-Jun 5:15 PM SHO2 Equilibrium (2002) In a fascist future where all forms of art (and feeling) are illegal, a man charged with enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Angus MacFadyen; written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
27-Jun 12:00 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.
27-Jun 1:05 AM 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. 
27-Jun 5:15 AM SHO2 Equilibrium (2002) In a fascist future where all forms of art (and feeling) are illegal, a man charged with enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Angus MacFadyen; written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
27-Jun 6:00 AM TCM The Enchanted Cottage (1945) A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love.
27-Jun 10:45 AM SHO Equilibrium (2002) In a fascist future where all forms of art (and feeling) are illegal, a man charged with enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Angus MacFadyen; written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
27-Jun 11:00 AM 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.
27-Jun 12:00 PM TCM The Mating Game (1959) A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he's investigating. Has excellent insights into taxation. Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas. D: George Marshall.
27-Jun 12:15 PM MMAX The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) Eddie Murphy portrays a maverick former space smuggler who transforms a seedy nightclub on the moon into a thriving business.
27-Jun 9:00 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.
28-Jun 2:05 AM HBOF 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.
28-Jun 4:00 AM TCM Carbine Williams (1952)  True story of the convicted bootlegger who won his freedom by inventing a new rifle. Excellent film !!! James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey. D: Richard Thorpe.
28-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
28-Jun 4:00 PM HBO2 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.
29-Jun 2:00 AM TCM A Face In The Crowd (1957) A female television executive discovers a folk-singing drifter who becomes a powerful media star.
29-Jun 8:00 AM HBOS Mildred Pierce (1945) Drama about a woman whose obsessive concern for her daughter's welfare leads to murder. Nominated for a total of six Oscars(R), including Best Picture, Joan Crawford won the 1945 Best Actress Oscar(R) for her performance; with Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, 
29-Jun 10:15 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.
29-Jun 10:00 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.
29-Jun 10:00 PM 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.
30-Jun 8:00 AM SHO2 Equilibrium (2002) In a fascist future where all forms of art (and feeling) are illegal, a man charged with enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Angus MacFadyen; written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
30-Jun 7:00 PM SHO2 Equilibrium (2002) In a fascist future where all forms of art (and feeling) are illegal, a man charged with enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Starring Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Emily Watson, Taye Diggs and Angus MacFadyen; written and directed by Kurt Wimmer
30-Jun 8:00 PM 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.


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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

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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).