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, Logan's Run - 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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20-May 9:00 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.
20-May 10:00 AM TCM The Mortal Storm (1940) One of the best WWII era movies about Nazi Germany. It depicts what happens when a country and its people are overrun by fascism - hauntingly familiar. Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart (b-day: 5/20/1908), Robert Young. D: Frank Borzage. 
20-May 2:00 PM TCM Harvey (1950) A wealthy eccentric enjoys the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit. James Stewart (May 20, 1908 was Stewart's Birthday), Josephine Hull, Cecil Kellaway. D: Henry Koster.
20-May 4:30 PM HBOS Protocol (1984) There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.
20-May 8:00 PM TCM Blossoms In The Dust (1941) True-life story of Edna Gladney, who worked for orphans' rights in Texas. Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Marsha Hunt. D: Mervyn LeRoy.
20-May 8:30 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.
20-May 10:00 PM TCM Madam Curie (1943) The famed female scientist discovers Radium with her husband and scientific collaborator.
21-May 2:35 AM HBO 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.
21-May 4:30 AM MAX Cool Hand Luke (1967) A free-spirited convict refuses to conform to chain-gang life. Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin. D: Stuart Rosenberg.
21-May 12:00 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.
21-May 10:00 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
22-May 7:20 AM MAX 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.
22-May 12:35 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?"
22-May 2:30 PM SHO2 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. 
22-May 4:00 PM TCM A Face In The Crowd (1957) A female television executive discovers a folk-singing drifter who becomes a powerful media star.
23-May 5:15 AM SHO2 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. 
23-May 6:00 AM MAX Logan's Run (1976) The only thing you can't have in this perfect world of total pleasure is your 30th birthday... Logan is 29.
23-May 7:30 AM MMAX 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.
23-May 9:00 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.
23-May 6:45 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.
24-May 4:05 AM 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....
24-May 5:35 AM MAX 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.
24-May 8:45 AM HBOS Protocol (1984) There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.
24-May 2:35 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.
24-May 9:30 PM TCM The Enchanted Cottage (1945) A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love.
25-May 4:55 AM HBO Crazy People (1990) Dudley Moore plays a ad copywriter admitted to a mental institution where he turns out truthful ads. Comedic fun.
25-May 2:01 PM FMC People Will Talk (1951) A controversial doctor marries a student made pregnant by another man; and must answer charges relating to his past. Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain
25-May 12:15 PM TCM You Can't Take It With You (1938) A girl from a family of free-thinkers falls for the son of a banker.
25-May 2:30 PM SHO2 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. 
26-May 3:00 AM TCM Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with city life.
26-May 4:01 AM FMC People Will Talk (1951) A controversial doctor marries a student made pregnant by another man; and must answer charges relating to his past. Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain
26-May 5:45 AM SHO2 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. 
26-May 10:00 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!
26-May 10:30 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
26-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.
26-May 5:15 PM HBOS Protocol (1984) There's something funny going on in Washington. Goldie's about to become a diplomat.

 

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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 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).