Five Fabulous Flicks, And A Marathon Of Hitchcock

George Clooney stars as Michael Clayton
George Clooney stars as Michael Clayton

Start the weekend — and next week — right with these films airing June 26-July 2. All times ET.

June 25
Michael Clayton (2007)
George Clooney stars in this underrated thriller about a corporate legal “fixer” whose job it is to clean up in the wake of his firm’s dirtiest work. Discontent and disgusted at what the years have done to his life, Michael Clayton (Clooney) is fed up. But when his firm’s representative has a breakdown in the middle of a deposition in a multibillion-dollar class action suit, he goes to work and ultimately faces the biggest challenge of his life. HBO Signature, 10pm

June 26
Ladyhawke (1985)
Matthew Broderick plays a wisecracking thief who helps a knight (Rutger Hauer) and his lady fair (Michelle Pfeiffer) break a terrible curse. This beautiful fantasy was directed by Richard Donner. Retro, 11:35pm

June 28
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The familiar story of “Heiress girl marries boy, boy turns to snitch reporter (Jimmie Stewart) to ruin girl’s future wedding.” Who else but Cary Grant could play C.K. Dexter Haven, the jilted husband who has it in for Katharine Hepburn? Fun to watch no matter how many times you’ve seen it. Classic George Cukor. TCM, 8pm

June 29
Raising Arizona (1987)
This hilarious early work from Ethan and Joel Coen has an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) trying to go straight. But his wife’s need for a baby has him resorting to babynapping. Fans of My Name Is Earl must check this gem out! IFC, 8pm

June 30
Ghostbusters (1984)
With rumors of a third installment to the Ghostbuster series in the works, there’s never been a better time to revisit our favorite team of ghost hunters and watch Dr. Venkman vanquish the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. AMC, 8pm

And for film buffs with a lot of time … or DVR space … a marathon of the master’s thrillers:
June 27
Hitchcock Movie Marathon
Turner Classic Movies gives us ample thrills this weekend with an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon, which features eleven classic films by the director, including Psycho, Rear Window, Rebecca, Notorious, and North by Northwest. A full day of Hitchcock kicks off with a 1972 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, guest-starring the Master of Suspense himself. TCM, 6am-6am

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