Some movies to share with the family

A scene from Mrs. Miniver brings home the effects of war on England.

Of all the way we share family time, movies give us all kinds of things to talk about. Thanks to a full weekend of films available on broadcast and cable television, it’s easy for everyone to discover something new on the screen. Take a look. His Girl Friday (1940) I have always loved to ...

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Movie menu: A potpourri of old favorites

Geraldine Page and Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth.

With many ways for a family to watch movies together, broadcast and cable television still make it easy to revisit old favorites. What may be familiar to one may be new to someone else! Here are a few choices for this weekend. With Six You Get Eggroll (1968) This was a banner year for movies... ...

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Meet Dave, as well as a less-appealing U.S. President

Dave, with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.

One of the joys of watching movies on broadcast television and non-premium cable is the opportunity to rediscover from gems from the past. Take a look at what’s available this weekend. Dave (1993) Movies love to tell stories about the Presidents of the United States. Some are based on fact ...

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Jurassic Park and Ford thrillers coming up

Jurassic Park

Take a break from the start of the school year to savor some entertaining movies from the Hollywood archives. Here are a few offerings this weekend on broadcast television and non-premium cable. Jurassic Park (1993) No matter how many times you have seen this Spielberg classic, some moments ...

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Two delightful Audrey Hepburn choices this weekend

Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark (1967).

This weekend offers several chances to savor the screen work of the lovely Audrey Hepburn as well as rediscover some gems from the best. Take a look at what’s available on broadcast television and non-premium cable. Wait Until Dark (1967) Yes, there are thrillers with more blood and louder ...

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Competitions: Quiz Show, Moneyball, The Social Network

Quiz Show is one of the Reel Dad's recommended films on TV this weekend.

There’s something for just about every movie taste this weekend on broadcast television and non-premium cable. Take a look and enjoy family movie time at home! Quiz Show (1994) When television was new, in the 1950s, game shows were a national obsession. Viewers loved to watch others succeed, ...

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Some gems on TV, including Cat Ballou

Lee Marvin and his horse in a classic pose in Cat Ballou.

Journeys to outer space, the Wild West, controversies over nuclear power and adjustments to moving from Manhattan to the suburbs highlight the movies available this weekend on broadcast and cable television. Take a look. Apollo 13 (1995) Few experiences illuminate the American spirit as did the ...

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