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This Weekend's Movies on TV: A Cinema Alternative

This Weekend's Movies on TV: A Cinema Alternative

I gotta break it to you, Buzz readers, the options are pretty slim for new releases in the theaters this weekend. The Savages is only opening in limited release. Awake, starring Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen, seems to be trying to open as quietly as humanly possible... kinda like they don't want anyone to go see it? Otherwise, the offerings are the same as they were last weekend.

So, if you've already seen all the new releases you care to see, or if you're just not interested in going to the theaters this weekend, now is the time to curl up with some movies on TV. Check out my list of notable titles coming to a living room near you this weekend after the jump, divided into genre. This is not a comprehensive guide and the list also doesn't include pay-cable channels.

To see what's playing on your television, from Jason Bourne to Harry Potter, Elf to Zoolander,

All times are taken from TV Guide so definitely check your local listings!


Preaching to the Choir on BET, Friday at 8:00 PM
Raising Arizona on CMT, Friday at 8:00 PM
Kicking and Screaming (Will Ferrell movie) on TBS, Friday at 9:00 PM, Saturday at 8:00 PM, and Sunday at 8:00 PM
Baby Boy on MTV, Friday at 10:00 PM
Shaun of the Dead on Comedy Central, Saturday at 1:00 PM
Zoolander on Comedy Central, Saturday at 3:00 PM
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder on Bravo, Saturday at 5:00 PM
National Lampoon’s European Vacation on Bravo, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Risky Business on A&E, Sunday at 11:00 AM
Napoleon Dynamite on Comedy Central, Sunday at 12:30 PM and 6:30 PM
Scary Movie 2 on TBS, Sunday at 2:20 PM
Bringing Down the House on USA, Sunday at 6:30 PM


The Polar Express on ABC, Friday at 8:00
Christmas with the Cranks on FX, Friday at 8:00 and Saturday at 12:00 PM
Snow Day on TBS, Saturday at 10:15 AM
Home for the Holidays on Lifetime, Saturday at 1:00 PM
Jingle All the Way on ABC Family, Saturday at 1:30 PM
The Santa Clause on TBS, Saturday at 10:00 PM and Sunday at 6:00 PM
Elf on USA, Sunday at 4:30 PM


Sweet Home Alabama on USA, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all at 8:30 PM
A Lot Like Love (Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet) on Oxygen, Friday at 8:30 PM and Saturday at 3:00 PM
Notting Hill on USA, Saturday at 10:30 AM
So I Married an Axe Murderer on Comedy Central, Saturday at 11:00 AM Hope Floats on CMT, Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
Bend it Like Beckham on Oxygen, Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days on USA, Saturday at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
Two Weeks Notice on Oxygen, Saturday at 10:30 PM
Oprah Winfrey Presents The Wedding (Halle Berry) on Oxygen, Sunday at 11:30 AM
Barefoot in the Park on TCM, Sunday at 1:30 PM


Anna Karenina on TCM, Friday at 10:00 PM
Guys and Dolls on TCM, Saturday at 3:30 PM
Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen) on TCM, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Citizen Kane on TCM, Saturday at 11:30 PM
Hello, Dolly! on TCM, Sunday at 3:30 PM
The Shop Around the Corner on TCM at 8:00 PM


Mission: Impossible on AMC, Friday at 8:00 PM
Gangs of New York on Bravo, Friday at 8:00 PM
A Beautiful Mind on TNT, Friday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 8:00 PM
The General’s Daughter on TNT, Saturday at 12:00 PM
Blue Crush on USA, Saturday at 1:00 PM
Spider-Man on TBS, Saturday at 2:30 PM
The Bourne Supremacy on TNT, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Goodfellas on A&E, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life on AMC, Sunday at 5:30 PM


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Friday at 8:00 PM and Saturday at 3:30 PM
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Sunday at 6:00 PM and again on Sunday at 9:00 PM

SCI-FI Channel:

The Abyss, Saturday at 9:30 AM
Stargate, Saturday at 4:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM
National Treasure, Saturday at 9:00 PM and Sunday at 6:00 PM


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