Movie Menu: Hook, Good Will Hunting and Young Frankenstein
As we imagine the upcoming change of seasons, the movies remind us how surprising a change can be.
Take a look at what’s showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television.
Friday, March 15
The Birdcage (1996)
What if a surprise visit from future in-laws prompts a gay couple to redecorate and reconsider? Robin Williams and Nathan Lane delight in this Mike Nichols comedy.
7 p.m., POP
Young Frankenstein (1974)
What if a family’s interest in mysterious medicine reaches a new generation of surgeons? Mel Brooks’ comic classic stars Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn.
8 p.m., TCM
Saturday, March 16
What if Peter Pan grows up to be a man who suddenly takes life too seriously? Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman star in this Steven Spielberg continuation of the famed story.
11:10 a.m., Freefm
Space Cowboys (2000)
What if the United States space program calls on three retired astronauts to save a faltering satellite? Clint Eastwood and Tommy Lee Jones star in this NASA-based fantasy.
12 noon, Sundance
Finian’s Rainbow (1968)
What if a magical man from the other side of the sea tries to find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Fred Astaire and Petula Clark star in this movie adaptation of the stage musical.
5:15 p.m., TCM
Sunday, March 17
Good Will Hunting (1997)
What if a young man with a surprising gift for mathematics needs help to confront his ambition? Matt Damon and Robin Williams star in this meaningful drama.
4 p.m., Sundance
The Grifters (1990)
What if a conman can’t choose between his mother and his girlfriend? Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening star in this adaptation of Jim Thompson’s novel.
6 p.m., Flix
The Quiet Man (1952)
What if a retired boxer from the United States returns to his birthplace in Ireland to search for answers to life’s questions? John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara star in this touching drama.
8 p.m., TCM