Below, in tabular form, are my recommendations for television movies this weekend and on into next week. Every week there will be a featured selection. The feature will be indicated by having its text in red. This issue, Emma - pictured here at the left, will be reviewed by its showing date with several Agora purchase selections. Rare showings will be in maroon, such as those at the right. 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. That way your purchase helps support this website.)

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6-May 1:45 AM HBOS Crazy People (1990) Dudley Moore plays an ad copywriter admitted to a mental institution where he turns out truthful ads and anti-authoritarian comedic fun.
6-May 9:00 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.
6-May 5:45 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.
6-May 6:30 PM 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.
7-May 1:00 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.
7-May 9:30 AM HBOS Emma (1996)  Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs.
7-May 12:30 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. 
7-May 9:00 PM HBOS Emma (1996)  Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs.
8-May 4:00 PM HBO2 Nell (1994) Nell is a "wild child"--a free-spirited, innocent young woman living in the backwoods of North Carolina who dances to her own secret music. She trusts no one...and no one can understand her strange language.
10-May 4:15 AM MAX Clash of the Titans (1981) A film adaption of the myth of Perseus with great effects by Ray Harryhausen.
10-May 6:15 AM MMAX All the President's Men (1976) Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
10-May 8:45 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.
10-May 9:00 AM TCM Idiot's Delight (1939) This is a classic anti-war film from between WW1 & 2. Americans are caught behind enemy lines at the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Edward Arnold. D: Clarence Brown.
11-May 8:45 AM HBO Emma (1996)  Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs.
11-May 2:45 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?"
11-May 6:30 PM HBO Emma (1996)  Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs.
12-May 4:20 AM 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.


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).