Movie Menu: Jurassic Park, Braveheart, American Graffiti, The Fault in Our Stars and more

Anson Elgort and Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars.

Looking forward to a quiet weekend at home? Check out these movies on broadcast television and cable. Friday, Jan. 12 From Russia With Love (1963) Sean Connery lets the world know that no force of evil can overcome the will of good in this second film about an agent named James Bond. 8 p.m. BBC Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks reminds us that the goodness people share holds more power than the barriers people create. 9 p.m. Spike Saturday, Jan. 13 Jurassic Park (1993) Sam Neill and Laura Dern experience the power of a creator’s imagination in this thrilling tale … Read more

Movie Menu: Mildred Pierce, Apollo 13, Silver Linings Playbook, Gone Girl, Working Girl and more

Troupe du Jour is a community improvisational group based in Redding.

  Ready for the New Year? And the resolutions that can change the months ahead? This week, movies on television and cable also celebrate the potential of new commitments and aspirations. Check out what’s available to enjoy at home. Friday, Dec. 29 Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford resolves to create a better life for herself and her daughters in this movie adaptation of the novel by James Cain. Savor this Oscar-winning performance. 6 p.m., TCM   Apollo 13 (1995) Tom Hanks commits to make it home in this thrilling recreation of the journey of a doomed space flight to the … Read more

Movie Menu: Guys and Dolls, The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis and more

Looking forward to a fun-filled holiday weekend? Take a look at how the movies can help you celebrate. These are some of the films showing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Dec. 22 Guys and Dolls (1955) Marlon Brando proves he can do just about anything on film when he does his own singing and dancing in this movie adaptation of the Broadway hit. Frank Sinatra costars. 5:15 p.m., TCM The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Meryl Streep, currently winning raves for her performance in The Post, casts a threatening spell in this delightful comedy about exaggerated personalities in the workplace. … Read more

Movie Menu: A Star is Born, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Grease and more

Looking for a movie to enjoy during this holiday season? Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television. And enjoy film from the comfort of home. Friday, Dec. 15 A Star Is Born (1954) Judy Garland should have won an Oscar for playing an ambitious singer and actress who finds that professional success can have a personal cost. James Mason costars. 3:15 p.m. TCM Away from Her (2006) Julie Christie, as well, should have won an Oscar for her portrayal of a vibrant, caring woman who slowly loses herself to the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. … Read more

Movie Menu: Forrest Gump, Selma, Meet Me In St. Louis and more

  Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Take a look at what you can enjoy without leaving home. Here’s what will be playing on broadcast and cable television. Friday, Dec. 8 You’ve Got Mail (1998) Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan explore the boundaries of online romance in this Nora Ephron adaptation of the classic love story, The Shop Around the Corner. The stars always sparkle. 8 p.m. POP Forrest Gump (1994) Tom Hanks makes us believe in the power of a box of chocolates in this magical tale of a special man with the gift to heal almost … Read more

Movie Menu: Grease, Jurassic Park, The Devil Wears Prada, Twister and more

The Devil Wears Prada features Meryl Streep with Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt.

  What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? Each week, the Reel Dad looks at what is easily available on broadcast television and cable to help you choose what you and your family watch. Take a look! Friday, Dec. 1 Period of Adjustment (1962) Jane Fonda delights in one of her early film comedies as a young bride trying to adjust to the realities of marriage. Based on a little known play by Tennessee Williams. 8 p.m. TCM Grease (1978) Stockard Channing steals this movie version of the Broadway musical from stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Why hasn’t … Read more

Movie Menu: The Godfather, Gone With the Wind, Steel Magnolias, My Fair Lady and more

  As we tune up for a tasty Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends, take a look at what’s on the movie menu. Thanks to broadcast and cable stations, there’s just as much to watch on the screen as there may be to savor at the table. Take a look. Thursday, Nov. 23 The Godfather (1972) Yes, we are forever thankful that Francis Ford Coppola resisted Paramount’s suggestion to shoot Mario Puzo’s novel as a quickie crime caper. Instead he creates an epic for the ages. 9 a.m. AMC   Gone With the Wind (1939) Yes, we continue to savor … Read more

Movie Menu: Goodfellas, Saving Private Ryan, Bonnie and Clyde, The Wizard of Oz and more

Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in Saving Private Ryan.

  As we begin to get ready for Thanksgiving celebrations, broadcast and cable television stations offer a collection of films to enjoy. Take a look at what’s showing this weekend. Friday, Nov. 17 Goodfellas (1990) Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta star in Martin Scorsese’s ultimate tale of the hidden lives of criminals in the underworld. Joe Pesci won an Oscar for his supporting turn. 5 p.m. AMC Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks stars as an ultimate citizen soldier in Steven Spielberg’s tribute to the bravery that defined the invasion of France on D-Day. Matt Damon appears in small but … Read more

Movie Menu: Easy A, Saving Private Ryan, Casablanca and more

  Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Check out what’s available on television and broadcast stations. And enjoy seeing many Oscar winners on screen! Friday, November 10 Easy A (2010) Oscar winner Emma Stone shines as a young girl determined to make a name for herself when she moves to a new high school. Patricia Clarkson plays her understanding mother. 8 p.m., Friday; 6 p,m., Saturday, E!   It’s Complicated (2009) Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep has a lot of fun playing a woman torn between her ex husband and an architect helping her remodel her house. Alec … Read more

Movie Menu: The China Syndrome, American Graffiti, Jurassic Park and more

Looking for a movie to enjoy this weekend? Check out what’s showing on broadcast and cable television. Friday November 3 Maid in Manhattan (2002) Jennifer Lopez delights as a young woman determined to improve her life. Little does she know the answer stands in front of her. 9 pm Bravo   The China Syndrome (1978) Jane Fonda shines as an aggressive television news woman who uncovers a scandal at a nuclear power plant. Fonda was Oscar nominated for her performance, as was Jack Lemmon. 8 pm TCM Saturday November 4 American Graffiti (1973) Richard Dreyfuss delights as a high school … Read more

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