What a movie bonanza this weekend!
Thanks to broadcast and cable stations, you can put together a film festival for the family to enjoy this Labor Day holiday.
Take a look at what you can savor from the comfort of home!
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reinvent the crime caper with their striking portrayals of bank robbers looking for adventure. Director Arthur Penn creates a fresh visual language – filled with split screen and slow motion – to breathe new life into a familiar movie genre.
Friday, September 2, 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies
James Stewart delivers the performance of his later career as a detective trying to overcome his demons in this thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. Kim Novak makes a lasting impression as a woman with enough mystery to fill a few movies. This gets better with each viewing.
Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m., Sundance
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
As the great Meryl Streep delights on the big screen as Florence Foster Jenkins, her portrayal of an over-the-top boss still sends comic shivers. Streep makes the most of every glance and expression as she creates an indelible portrayal of greed, ambition and regret.
Saturday, September 3, 1:34 p.m., USA
Mission Impossible (1996)
Tom Cruise made noise at the box office with this new take on the 1960s television series. Years later, after a handful of disappointing sequels, the initial installment still works as a by-the-numbers movie thrill ride. The great Vanessa Redgrave has fun chewing the scenery.
Saturday, September 3, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., IFC
Rear Window (1954)
Grace Kelly made a handful of films in the 1950s before leaving movies to become Princess of Monaco. While she won an Oscar for The Country Girl, she is best remembered for playing opposite James Stewart in this tale of a man who learns too much about his neighbors.
Saturday, September 3, 1 p.m., Sundance
After the big budget success of North by Northwest, director Alfred Hitchcock chose to make a small movie with the crew from his television series. The result may be his most famous film, certainly his most controversial, and the first movie to show a flushing toilet.
Saturday, September 3, 6:30 p.m., Sundance
Notting Hill (1999)
Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts have a delightful time creating accidental movie romance in this comedy from writer Richard Curtis whose Four Weddings and a Funeral made Grant a star. Both of the leads are in top form with Roberts especially radiant as a reluctant star.
Sunday, September 4, 12:05 and 8 p.m., Flix
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Looking back, this Robin Williams comedy captures all the magic this wondrous actor could bring to the screen, including his marvelous collection of voices. While Sally Field may be the villain of the piece, she is a perfect foil for Williams’ off-the-wall approach to family comedy.
Sunday, September 4, 6 p.m., CMT
The Color Purple (1985)
Anyone who only thinks of Whoopi Goldberg as a talk-show host should revisit this thoughtful adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. Under the direction of Steven Spielberg, Goldberg is deeply touching in her Oscar-nominated role of a woman trying to find her voice.
Monday, September 5, 2:30 p.m., Oxygn