TV Movie Menu: some classics coming up
What’s on at the movies?
Check out the films on broadcast and standard cable stations this weekend.
Pop some corn and enjoy the flicks!
Friday, March 24
Tom Hanks won his second Best Actor Oscar in a row for a performance of originality, depth and charm. Yes, life is like a box of chocolates.
4 p.m., AMC
Marlon Brando won his second Best Actor Oscar – an award he refused to accept – for his dynamic turn as the patriarch of an underworld family. But Al Pacino has more screen time.
7 p.m., AMC; 3 p.m., Saturday
The Wizard of Oz
Judy Garland won a special Oscar for her indelible portrait of Dorothy, the young girl who wants to live somewhere over the rainbow. With Toto, too.
8 p.m., TCM
Saturday, March 25
Ingrid Bergman offers one of her most interesting later performances as a rich woman who returns to her hometown to seek revenge. This story later became a Broadway musical.
11:15 a.m., FXM
Joe Pesci won an Oscar for his colorful caricature of a gangster in Martin Scorcese’s tribute to life beyond the rulebook. Robert DeNiro shines as a man who tries to hide his conscience.
12 noon, AMC
Jane Fonda reminds us how funny she can be in this comedy about an overbearing mother who tries to meddle in her son’s relationships. As always, Fonda’s timing is perfect.
1 p.m., E
Mutiny on the Bounty
Marlon Brando mumbles his way through this overblown remake of the 1935 movie classic about tension at sea. But the film looks so good that we almost don’t notice.
12:15 p.m., TCM
Oscar winner Emma Stone shines as a high school student who wants to stay true to herself while trying to fit into her peer group. Stone is, as always, delightful.
1 p.m., USA
Dial M for Murder
Grace Kelly shines as a woman who tries to keep herself alive despite the intentions of someone determined to end her life. Alfred Hitchcock directs with style and rhythm.
3:45 p.m., TCM
The Godfather Part II
Al Pacino delivers the performance of his career as a young man who rapidly ages after taking over the Corleone family. This Oscar-winning sequel surpasses the original.
7 p.m., AMC
The Man Who Knew Too Much
James Stewart and Doris Day shine as parents of a young boy caught at the center of a crime scene in Morocco. Alfred Hitchcock makes the impossible look all too real.
12 noon, TCM
Yours, Mine and Ours
Lucille Ball is a delight as a woman trying to put two large families together in this ageless comedy about life, love and togetherness. Henry Fonda costars.
4 p.m., TCM
Joanne Woodward was a Best Actress nominee for her stirring turn as a lonely woman looking for love in all the wrong places. Paul Newman impresses in his first film as a director.
8 p.m., TCM