TV Movie Menu: Settle in for some favorites
Interested in revisiting some favorite movies this weekend?
Here’s what you can find on broadcast television and cable. Take a look.
Friday, March 10
Back to the Future (1985)
What a wonderful moment on the Oscars when Michael J. Fox arrived onstage in a Delorean. In just a moment, he took us back in time, just as he does in this marvelous movie.
7 p.m. VH1; Second showing, 9:30 a.m., Saturday
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
What a delightful milestone at the Oscars of 2003 when Diane Keaton received her fourth Best Actress nomination over four decades. And she is at her comic best in this romantic tale from Nancy Meyers.
8 p.m. POP; Second showing, 5 p.m., Saturday
Saturday, March 11
You Can Count On Me (2000)
What a deserving ovation screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan received when his screenplay for Manchester by the Sea won the Oscar as this year’s best. He was also a nominee for this film in 2000.
12 noon, Flix
Tin Cup (1996)
What a fun surprise to see Kevin Costner in such fine form in this year’s Best Picture nominee, Hidden Figures. And, some 21 years ago, he reminded us how fun he can be in this tale of golf and romance.
3 p.m., Golf
Sunday, March 12
The late Bill Paxton offers one of this most engaging portrayals as a daring storm chaser in this thrilling look at life in tornado alley. Helen Hunt costars in a movie best remembered, actually, for a flying cow.
3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., CMT
Ingrid Bergman won a well-deserved second Oscar for her luminous portrayal of a woman who may be the surviving daughter of a slain Russian czar. She brings just the right does of mystery to the role.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Like La La Land, this is an original musical that found itself a Best Picture nominee for the year. Howard Keel and Jane Powell shine in a delightful romp through the Pacific Northwest via the MGM back lot.
Jurassic Park (1993)
The same year he won an Oscar for Schindler’s List, master movie maker Steven Spielberg delighted audiences with this entertaining roller coaster ride through an enchanted amusement park. Or not.
5 p.m., BBC
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
While he may have won an Oscar for a serious performance – in Good Will Hunting – this may be the role we best remember from the Robin Williams collection. The actor is spontaneous and unforgiving.
9 p.m., FreFM
That Martin Scorcese lost the Best Director Oscar to Kevin Costner for Dances With Wolves remains an Oscar debate many years later. But few can argue the power of this ultimate look at the underworld.
8 p.m., Sundance