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Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Latest on TV: Watch It, Buster!

Notable movies and other programs on TV for Monday August 27 to Sunday September 2:

Turner Classic Movies brings this year's "Summer Under the Stars" to a close this week, highlighted by the films of the incomparable Buster Keaton on Thursday. The day's classics include The Cameraman, The General and (my personal favorite, one of the funniest movies ever made) Sherlock Jr. (pictured).

Closing out the month long film festival, here are my picks for each day:

  • Monday - Loretta Young: She won the Oscar for 1947's The Farmer's Daughter (not yet on DVD), but The Bishop's Wife from the same year holds up better.
  • Tuesday - Roy Rogers: The Cowboy and the Senorita was Rogers' first film with long-time leading lady and, later, wife Dale Evans. Also showing: The all-star Hollywood Canteen, wherein he crooned his other signature song, "Don't Fence Me In".
  • Wednesday - Mary Astor: The Maltese Falcon. Also showing: The early Oscar-winner, Two Arabian Nights, plus Astor's own Oscar-winning performance in The Great Lie.
  • Thursday - In addition to the films listed above, the documentary Buster Keaton: So Funny It Hurt! will air.
  • Friday - Sean Connery: No Bond or The Man Who Would Be King leaves us with the underappreciated The Hill.

Tuesday brings AMC's Backstory on The Boston Strangler, followed by the movie itself, while Movies That Shook the World takes a look at The China Syndrome on Friday.

Also on Friday, Bravo takes a peek at the Sexiest Moments on Film (narrated by Kathleen Turner), followed by a four-hour look at the 100 Funniest Movies.

And finally: LOGO celebrates with Out Magazine their Out 100, honoring the top 100 gay and lesbian success stories of 2006, this Wednesday.

Click on the network links to find the show times in your area. All programming is subject to change.

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