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, Nineteen Eighty-Four - 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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27-May 3:00 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
27-May 10:45 AM HBOS 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.
27-May 10:15 PM HBOS Dark Victory (1939) This memorable drama gave Bette Davis one of her finest roles--a spoiled young heiress who learns she has less than a year to live.
28-May 9:05 AM SHO The Last Word (1979) When he learns that the demolition of his apartment building is part of an illegal scheme to line the governor's pockets with cash, eccentric Irish inventor Danny Travis (Richard Harris) takes a sheriff hostage and sparks a media circus in this comedy drama
28-May 11:00 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.
28-May 12:30 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.
28-May 1:00 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. 
28-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.
29-May 2:15 AM 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?"
29-May 5:00 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. 
30-May 2:30 AM SHO 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. Big Brother is watching.
30-May 2:40 AM 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.
30-May 11:30 AM 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.
30-May 2:09 PM FMC The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) Don Ameche stars in his most famous role as inventor Alexander Graham Bell in this classic biography.
31-May 12:00 AM TCM The Big Parade (1925) In this silent film, a young innocent enlists for World War I service but soon learns the horrors of war. John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Karl Dane. D: King Vidor.
31-May 4:09 AM FMC The Story Of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) Don Ameche stars in his most famous role as inventor Alexander Graham Bell in this classic biography.
31-May 3:00 PM 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.
31-May 5:30 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
1-Jun 8:30 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.
1-Jun 8:45 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.
2-Jun 4:20 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.
2-Jun 10:15 AM 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 !!!
2-Jun 3:00 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.

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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).