Twelve Monkeys (1995) In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. Cast: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt. Director: Terry Gilliam. TV-MA 6:30 AM EDT. Sundance Channel.
The Sand Pebbles (1966) Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the “rice-bowl” system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner […]
Animal House (1978) At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. Cast: Tim Matheson, John Belushi, Tom Hulce, Peter Riegert, Stephen Furst, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, John Vernon, Verna Bloom. Directed by: John Landis. Rated R. IFC. […]
The Game (1997) Wealthy San Francisco financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life. Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Armin Mueller-Stahl. Directed by: David Fincher. Rated PG-13. Sundance Channel. 7:15 PM EDT.
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Ben Hur (1959) While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince crosses paths with Jesus Christ. Directed by: William Wyler. Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Sam Jaffe. TV-PG. 9:30 AM EDT. TCM.
Wanks (still praying for you!) and I disagree on which is the better Ben Hur… she prefers the 1025 silent one […]
Goodfellas (1990) In the 1950s an Irish-Italian hoodlum joins the New York Mafia, but his mob career is not what he expected. Cast: Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino. Directed by: Martin Scorsese. TV-MA. IFC. 11:15 PM EDT.
A classic by any definition, this is arguably Scorsese’s best film.
Predator (1987) A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior. Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Bill Duke, Elpidia Carrillo. Director: John McTiernan. TV-MA IFC 5:30 PM and 10:30 PM EDT.
Classic 1980s action flick — accept no sequels. Shane Black, who […]
Viva Zapata! (1952) Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata leads the peasants against a corrupt president. Dir: Elia Kazan. Cast: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn. TV-PG. Turner Classic Movies. 8:00 PM EDT.
Great film on TCM tomorrow aboutZapata — one of Kazan’s best. Also on tomorrow are prior CPOD’s Zorba the Greek (10:15 PM) and […]
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, James Whitmore, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows. Directed by: Frank Darabont. TV-MA. Sundance Channel. 9:00 PM EDT.
This is the little movie that could — […]
The Red Violin (1998) A specialist investigates the history, provenance, and disparate owners of a centuries-old violin up for auction. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Greta Scacchi, Jason Flemyng. Director: Francois Girard. Rated R. 10:00 AM EDT. Sundance Channel.
I know I know… a Samuel L. Jackson movie about a violin? I was prepared to […]