It can take two to make an entertaining movie as we see in films showing this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations.
Check out these favorites featuring some famous pairs.
Friday, Jan. 19
Emma Stone and Patricia Clarkson ring true as daughter and mother in this endearing story of a high school girl who wants to be popular.
8 p.m. E
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter almost make us believe they can sing in this surprisingly effective Tim Burton interpretation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical.
10:15 p.m. Flix
Saturday, Jan. 20
Cover Girl (1944)
Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth show off how they can dance in this musical about fashion, romance and, of course, tapping feet.
12 noon TCM
Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell make us believe we “ain’t down yet” in this Oscar-nominated film version of the Broadway musical.
5:45 p.m. TCM
The Band Wagon (1953)
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse light the screen as on-again, off-again lovers in this delightful musical from director Vincente Minnelli.
8 p.m. TCM
Sunday, Jan. 21
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn stir up life in a small town in the West in this in this spoof from the sense of humor of Mel Brooks.
5 p.m. Sundance
Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment wonder what the fuss is all about when a young boy confesses that he can see dead people. Toni Collette costars.
6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. BBC
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Alan Mencken and Howard Ashman create a Broadway show for the animated screen with this classic tale that stands the test of time and a disappointing live action remake.
7:30 p.m. Freeform
Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb look for answers to their questions about life and relationships. And then the boat hits the iceberg.
6 p.m. TCM
Absence of Malice (1981)
Paul Newman and Sally Field explore the ethics of newspaper reporting in this Oscar-nominated thriller from director Sydney Pollack.
8 p.m. TCM