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, Strictly Ballroom - pictured here at the left, will have a special Agora entry with an original review and several purchase selections by the weekend, before its showing. Rare or highlighted showings are in blue (once in a "blue moon") with showings of previous features in maroon (an "older" red).

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3-Jun 12:00 AM SHO 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). 
3-Jun 2:55 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.
3-Jun 1:10 PM MAX Unlawful Entry (1992) Michael and Karen thought their troubles were over when the cops arrived, but one of the officers is a psycho obsessed with Karen....
3-Jun 1:15 PM 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.
3-Jun 4:15 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.
4-Jun 7:00 AM MAX Rio Bravo (1959) A courageous sheriff and his misfit posse are all that stand between a Texas border town and a gang of outlaws.
4-Jun 12:00 PM TCM South Pacific (1958) A Navy nurse must choose between love and prejudice during World War II. Not as good as some other Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, but it's still theirs.
5-Jun 3:10 AM 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.
5-Jun 6:15 AM SHO Strictly Ballroom (1993)  Brave new dance steps, a new partner and determination to innovate against the powers that be is a formula for an excellent movie !!!
5-Jun 6:30 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.
5-Jun 10:30 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.
5-Jun 12:30 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
5-Jun 4:00 PM TCM Lawrence of Arabia (1962) A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I. Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness. D: David Lean.
5-Jun 8:00 PM TCM Papillon (1973)  Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans. Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory. D: Franklin Schaffner.
5-Jun 9:00 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
5-Jun 10:00 PM 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). 
6-Jun 10:45 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.
6-Jun 12:00 PM TCM Judgment At Nuremberg (1961) An aging American judge presides over the trial of Nazi war criminals. Spencer Tracy, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell. D: Stanley Kramer.
6-Jun 6:00 PM TCM Papillon (1973)  Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans. Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory. D: Franklin Schaffner.
7-Jun 3:45 AM TCM A Dispatch From Reuters (1940)  Entrepreneur builds international news agency. Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best, Eddie Albert. D: William Dieterle.
7-Jun 11:15 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.
7-Jun 11:45 AM 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.
7-Jun 11:45 PM 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.
8-Jun 12:30 AM SHO 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). 
8-Jun 1:00 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
8-Jun 2:15 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.
8-Jun 9:00 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.
9-Jun 2:20 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
9-Jun 8:40 AM MAX Unlawful Entry (1992) Michael and Karen thought their troubles were over when the cops arrived, but one of the officers is a psycho obsessed with Karen....
9-Jun 11:25 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). 
9-Jun 12:00 PM 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!
9-Jun 12:01 PM FMC Edward Scissorhands (1990) A fantasy tale of a young man created with scissors for hands. 
9-Jun 7:55 PM 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). 

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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).