Below this rectangle, in tabular form, are my recommendations for uninterrupted television movies this weekend and on into next week. The feature has text in red. This issue, Gods and Generals - pictured here at the left, will have a special Agora entry with an original review and several purchase selections by the weekend, before its second showing. Rare showings will be in blue (once in a "blue moon") with repeat showings of former features in maroon (an "older" red). If you watch a movie and enjoy it enough you wish to own a copy, please come back here and use one of these links to purchase it. (Most movies can be acquired by using the link on the name of the movie. Your purchases support this website.)

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13-May 2:15 AM HBO 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. 
13-May 10:00 AM HBO2 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.
13-May 2:30 PM HBOS 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-May 5:45 PM MAX 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-May 11:40 PM HBOS 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.
14-May 10:00 PM TCM Jason And The Argonauts (1963) The legendary hero enlists the help of the gods to steal the golden fleece. Ray Harryhausen effects.
14-May 10:00 PM MAX 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.
14-May 10:00 PM HBO2 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....
15-May 12:01 AM FMC The Star Chamber (1983) A judge frustrated by having to allow criminals to go free due to technicalities, joins a secret society of judicial vigilantes.
15-May 6:00 AM TCM Clash By Night (1952) An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend. Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe. D: Fritz Lang.
15-May 8:30 AM HBOS Protocol (1984) There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.
15-May 1:30 PM HBO 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.
15-May 4:30 PM HBO 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.
15-May 10:30 PM 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.
16-May 12:00 AM HBO 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.
16-May 11:30 AM MAX 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
16-May 12:01 PM FMC The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959) Based on the famous autobiography of a young girl and her family who hide in an attic to escape the Nazis.
16-May 7:30 PM MAX 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
17-May 2:01 AM FMC The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959) Based on the famous autobiography of a young girl and her family who hide in an attic to escape the Nazis.
17-May 7:35 AM MMAX 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!
17-May 8:00 AM HBOS 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.
17-May 3:15 PM HBO2 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.
17-May 9:00 PM HBOS 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.
17-May 10:00 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?"
18-May 10:30 AM HBO 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. 
18-May 1:45 PM TCM Meet John Doe (1941) A reporter's concocted story turns a tramp into a national hero but also unexpectedly aligns him with an unsavory presidential campaign.
18-May 4:30 PM MAX 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.
18-May 6:01 PM FMC Cavalcade (1933 ) Adaptation of Noel Coward's play showing the beginning of the bloody 20th Century and it's effects on two families.
19-May 8:01 AM FMC Cavalcade (1933 ) Adaptation of Noel Coward's play showing the beginning of the bloody 20th Century and it's effects on two families.
19-May 12:00 PM HBO2 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....
19-May 3:00 PM TCM Hotel Berlin (1945) During World War II's final days many stories converge on a Berlin hotel. Some insight into fascism.
19-May 8:00 PM TCM The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa. D: David Lean.

 


This is a work in progress. It definitely will change. I hope to improve its format as time passes.
Currently it is based on a weekly survey of what is upcoming from Thursday to the next Wednesday on
Turner Classic Movies, Fox Movie Channel, HBO(s), Cinemax(s), Showtime(s) and The Movie Channel.
Some movie channels may be part of basic service and some are premiums.
(if a channel has both East and West instances, only the eastern one is listed above).