“Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 11.8.19 - Florida Politics” plus 4 more

“Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 11.8.19 - Florida Politics” plus 4 more

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 11.8.19 - Florida Politics

Posted: 08 Nov 2019 01:05 AM PST

A lot of Florida GOP politicians think they know Anthony Pedicini. And they do,  if only because Anthony fought for them as if his life depended on it.

A long string of Democratic candidates know him too and wish he was on their side. At least they have one thing to cheer about since Anthony first got involved in Florida politics: He's a decade older.

With age comes tranquility, a desire to transcend the fighting and get along. That hasn't happened for Anthony yet, but maybe it will someday.

Hunters remember the amiable guy they met in the woods, who chatted with them about deer hunting with the twang of a fellow Florida native. Turns out Anthony is from Bethpage, N.Y. But he speaks their language, understands their pain.

Ushers at Amalie Arena are growing old have been growing old the  last 15 years at Lightning games with the bald guy who screams a lot. The same man swings by Melbourne at least once a month to visit his nieces and nephew, to take them to ball games or Disney World because they're getting older too. It's actually Anthony's large Italian family that knows him best, but indirectly so do all of those clients at SIMWins, because he checks on them and invests in them as if they were family too.

"He gets just as excited about the wins and takes the losses just as hard as he did when I first started working with him 10, 12 years ago now," said Tom Piccolo. "That same fire in the belly hasn't gone away or even subsided."

That list of wins keeps getting longer, from local and state politics and even beyond. With it grows appreciation.

Sen. Bill Galvano remembers Anthony as the young man who went door to door with him in the rain prior to Galvano's 2012 run. "Happy Birthday AP," said Galvano, now the Senate president. "It's been a few years since our first campaign together!"

Chances are he'll live to fight another decade and never back down. Most of his foes eventually turn into friends.

"There are probably people today Anthony rubbed the wrong way a long time ago that like Anthony today, and probably those he rubbed the wrong way a long time ago that he still rubs the wrong way," Piccolo said. "But at the end of the day, outside of the political arena, he really is a compassionate guy and a true family man. So to know him outside of politics is to love him."

That's why Anthony's friends are raising a glass (or several) to celebrate his 40th birthday. Join us from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Ulele, 1810 N Highland Ave.,Tampa.

Way to go Dane — "Dane Eagle rakes in more than $100,000 in first day of congressional campaign" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — "Our campaign launch was extremely successful," Eagle said. "We brought in over $100,000 in fundraising and secured numerous endorsements throughout the region, which we will be releasing in the coming weeks."

Dane Eagle makes a splash on the first day of his congressional campaign.

The state Rep. is running for Florida's 19th Congressional District. Now, he's announced a buildup of resources for the expected fight. Currently the House Republican Leader, Eagle said he's called in commitments from donors and continues to make phone calls to supporters.

He was the first prominent Republican to jump into the race since Rooney announced in October he won't run for a third term.


On Sunrise, a deep dive into Florida's Guardian program, as lawmakers try to figure out how to respond when people take advantage of the wards they are supposed to protect. It's a response to the death of a 75-year-old man after his professional guardian entered a "do not resuscitate" order against his wishes.

Also, on today's Sunrise:

— A committee in the state House approves a bill creating Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams in each of the state's judicial circuits. Its job will be identifying gaps in services and support for seniors and recommending systemic improvements to prevent elder abuse.

Joe Clements, the founder of Strategic Digital Services, says Twitter's decision to ban political ads is not a promising idea. In fact, Clements thinks it's worse than Facebook's decision to allow politicians to lie in their advertising.

— More Florida Man madness: Police charged a Pasco County man with aggravated assault; the man thought another driver was trying to kill him. He was charged after admitting to shooting at the wrong vehicle.

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@RealDonaldTrump: The Amazon Washington Post and three lowlife reporters, Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, and Carol Leonnig, wrote another Fake News story, without any sources (pure fiction), about Bill Barr & myself. We both deny this story, which they knew before they wrote it. A garbage newspaper!

@Petridishes: all these [Donald] Trump scandals reinforce that there should be a term like "mastermind" but for when you aren't and didn't

@EWarren: I'm always happy to meet with people, even if we have different views. @BillGates, if we get the chance, I'd love to explain exactly how much you'd pay under my wealth tax. (I promise it's not $100 billion.)

@Chas10Buttigieg: I don't know who needs to hear this today, but the holiday stuff is out at TJ Maxx, so if you want to snag the good candles and wrapping paper …

@BruceRitchie: @NoahValenstein to FL Senate panel: Everglades restoration is 'on steroids.' He avoids criticizing Army Corps of Engineers — who he calls a "great partner" — for what some critics are calling permit delays.

@CarlosGSmith: Why do private schools that fire gay teachers get taxpayer money? Now their kids don't have a drama teacher. Many of those theater kids are probably LGBTQ and instead of teaching them they're born PERFECT just the way they are, this school plants dangerous seeds of hate. Shame!

@NeilCombee: Is the (healthy marriage) guide going to include a part about not cheating on your wife at Level 8? Or would that be too close to home for some legislators?


"The Mandalorian" premieres — 4; New season of "The Crown" streaming on Netflix — 9; Fifth Democratic debate — 12; "Frozen 2" debuts — 14; Next government shutdown (maybe) — 14; TaxWatch 40th Annual Meeting — 24; UK votes on Brexit — 34; "The Rise of Skywalker" premiers — 42; College Football National Championship — 66; 2020 Session begins — 67; Florida TaxWatch State of the TaxPayer Dinner in Tallahassee — 68; New Brexit deadline — 84; Super Bowl LIV in Miami — 86; Great American Realtors Day — 87; Iowa Caucuses — 87; New Hampshire Primaries — 95; Last day of 2020 Session (maybe) — 125; Florida's presidential primary — 131; "Black Panther 2" debuts — 180; 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo begin — 257; Florida primaries for 2020 state legislative/congressional races — 291; First Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah — 334; First Presidential Debate scheduled at the University of Michigan — 342; Second presidential debate at Belmont — 349; 2020 General Election — 361.


"Florida's recreational marijuana initiatives are low and signatures and time" via Steven Lemongello of the Orlando Sentinel — Regulate Florida has only about 92,000 signatures of the required 766,200 needed by Feb. 1 to qualify. The other group, Make It Legal Florida, has about 57,000 signatures. The petitions also face a headwind of skeptical GOP legislators. But the most significant obstacles right now are money and time. "We've got a lot of grassroots support … but we're not getting enough [funding], and we're not getting it consistently," said Karen Goldstein, deputy director of pro-pot group NORML Florida and vice-chair of Regulate Florida. "We need someone with big, deep pockets to step up in a very short period of time in order for us to make the ballot."

Karen Goldstein of NORML Florida says the recreational marijuana initiative lacks consistent funding, resulting in it lagging behind in signatures gathered.


Assignment editors Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein will highlight an Everglades restoration, 8 a.m. at the C-44 Stormwater Treatment Area Project Site in Indiantown, 13235 SW Minute Maid Road.

"David Simmons files bill to raise smoking age to 21, also targets e-cigarettes" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — He has filed a new version of his "Tobacco 21 Act," or T21. Simmons attempted the bill last Session, but House ultimately killed it. "I think it would be difficult in the House to move the age for smoking," Speaker José Oliva said regarding the bill. "I think that a lot of people feel in this chamber that 18 years is an adult, and adults should be able to make their own decisions," added Oliva, who remains co-CEO of Oliva Cigar Co. But Simmons is once again looking to push the issue, refiling the measure this week (SB 810). The 2020 version looks to raise the purchasing age for e-cigarettes, vape pens, and any other "electronic smoking device" to 21.

David Simmons is trying once again to raise the age to buy cigarettes to 21. Image via Colin Hackley.

"Darryl Rouson files bill to create certification process for Dozier School for Boys victims" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — The "Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys and Okeechobee School Abuse Victim Certification Act" would provide a process by which victims at the notorious school can be certified and then begin a streamlined claims process. Under Rouson's bill (SB 750), a person claiming they are a victim must submit an application to the Department of State by Sept. 1, 2020 including an affidavit stating the applicant was confined at one of the schools between 1940 and 1975 during which time they were subjected to mental, physical or sexual abuse by school personnel. The bill establishes a process that includes a timeline for filing an application, how to correct application errors or submit missing documentation after an application is filed.

"Is Boomer OK? House committee workshops guardianship woes" via AG Gancarski of Florida Politics — The House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee heard from the Department of Elder Affairs and the Clerks' Statewide Investigations Alliance. Media scrutiny fell on the guardian program earlier this year, when DeSantis vowed "vigorous oversight" after an Orlando guardian's do-not-resuscitate order led to a 75-year-old's death in a hospital, despite that the patient potentially could have been saved. Elder Affairs Secretary Richard Prudom noted that "as the baby boomer population begins to age, guardianship plays a more important role in the lives of Floridians." Prudom asserted that the Governor prioritized guardianship reforms. Florida's population is growing, with the over-60 cohort representing a major demographic expansion.

"Chris Latvala files nearly $5.5 million in local appropriations requests" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — The requests would fund beach protection in Madeira Beach, a drug recovery program for parents of young children and a fire training and education facility in Dunedin. Latvala filed an appropriations request (HB 2611) for $1.5 million to fund beach groin maintenance in Madeira Beach. The beach groins are human-made structures that line portions of a beach and extend into the water to protect against erosion. The funds would come from the Department of Environmental Protection. The appropriations request argues the funds would negate the need for beach nourishment and that the groins have proven effective because the city has not needed to request federal funding for beach renourishment. The request is for nonrecurring funds, but future requests are anticipated.

"Holly Raschein funding requests would help UM AIDS research, various Keys projects" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — The most significant funding request of the bunch (HB 2737) would have an impact far beyond Monroe County. Raschein — who represents House District 120, which covers the Florida Keys — is asking lawmakers for $1 million to support the University of Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). CFAR was given $850,000 in nonrecurring general revenue funds in the 2019-20 budget signed by DeSantis. Raschein is asking for an extra $150,000 in nonrecurring funds for the 2020-21 budget. In 2017, Florida had the third-highest rate of new HIV diagnoses. According to Science Magazine, Miami had the highest per capita rate of new infections of any American city in 2016. Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Jacksonville, all were in the top 10 as well.

"Ben Diamond seeks to boost high school civics education through community projects" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — The goal is to increase citizen engagement. The bill would establish an option for school districts to include a nonpartisan civic literacy project through their U.S. Government curriculum. That project would require students to identify an issue or problem in their community, research the problem, and then develop strategies to address it. The bill (HB 581) would give students the opportunity to supplement U.S. Government education through community service. "Students have traditionally learned civics through textbooks and class discussions," Diamond said. "Our bill is designed to supplement that work with real-world problem-solving."

Ben Diamond wants to boost high school civics education, focusing on real-world problem-solving.

Parental consent for abortions gets Senate hearing — A bill that would require minors to get permission from their parents before having abortions will go before the Senate Health Policy Committee next week. SB 404, sponsored by Lakeland Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel, would bar doctors from performing abortions on minors unless they have received a notarized consent form. The bill has the support of Senate President Bill Galvano, and the House version, HB 265, is already primed for a floor vote when the 2020 Legislation Session begins in January.


Nikki Fried tours red tide in Sarasota — Agriculture Commissioner Fried visited Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Sarasota on Thursday to view red tide conditions on Florida's Gulf Coast, following reports of high concentrations of the harmful algal bloom in Gulf Coast waters this week, including in the Sarasota area. "Water is the lifeblood of our state, and critical to our environment, our economy, and our very lives," Fried said. "Red tide not only threatens our shores and tourism economy, it puts public health and ecosystems at risk. From water legislation, to funding for water conservation technology on farms, to updating our farming practices to improve water quality, we must do all we can to protect the water upon which we all rely."

Nikki Fried visits the Mote Marine Laboratory, saying red tide threatens tourism, ecosystems and public health.

"Florida plans to send troubled kids in child welfare to this location" via Elizabeth Koh via the Tampa Bay Times — Miami-Dade and Monroe counties could lose about $11.5 million in funding for their child welfare system in the next few years, under changes that are being weighed by the state Department of Children and Families. But a plan to keep the existing funding in place could involve sending some of the state's most troubled children from other regions to a facility in South Florida for more involved care, DCF Secretary Chad Poppell said, without additional funds to support them. Those children could include some in the child welfare system in Hillsborough County, where the local lead agency has struggled to place teenagers who are resisting placements or therapy.

"Challenge to teacher unions law dropped" via News Service of Florida — Plaintiffs, including the Florida Education Association, have dismissed a lawsuit challenging a controversial 2018 state law that can require teacher unions to be recertified to represent employees. The plaintiffs filed a one-paragraph notice of dismissal last Friday, two weeks before Leon County Circuit Judge Angela Dempsey was scheduled to hold a hearing on a request by the state for summary judgment upholding the law, records show. Dempsey, in August, issued a ruling that rejected some of the key arguments raised by the law's opponents. The plaintiffs dismissed the case "without prejudice," a legal move that leaves open the possibility of a future lawsuit on the issue.

"Disciplinary confinement in prison should be a 'last resort,' and Florida inmates must have basic rights" via Diane Rado of Florida Phoenix — Following a series of inmate beatings and continued concerns about conditions at Florida's state prisons, State Rep. Dianne Hart has filed legislation related to fundamental rights for inmates. Those rights include proper ventilation in housing units and at least 20 minutes for inmates to eat a meal. Also, a warden's approval must be obtained before an inmate is placed in disciplinary confinement, and such confinement must be a "last resort." Hart, a Democrat from Tampa, has been following the long-standing problems of Florida's Department of Corrections, and her former brother-in-law, an inmate, was allegedly assaulted by four corrections officers in July at the Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando.

"He was accused of savagely beating an inmate. Now he's been charged with child molestation" via Tess Riski of the Miami Herald — A Florida prison corrections officer accused of brutally beating a female inmate — leaving her paralyzed from the neck down — was arrested Wednesday on charges of an entirely different nature: sexual battery and child molestation. The Marion County Sheriff's Office Wednesday arrested Keith Turner, 34, a lieutenant at Lowell Correctional Institution, one of the largest women's prisons in the United States and the largest in Florida. It is already the subject of a federal investigation for, among other things, persistent reports of sexual abuse by female inmates by male officers. In August, the sheriff's office learned of a juvenile who reported the alleged abuse by the lieutenant in a letter to a family member.

"FAMU cannabis program reports $1.46M in spending" via Arek Sarkissian of POLITICO — Florida A & M University's medical marijuana education program might have spent more than $260,000 more than it told the state Department of Health in August. The FAMU Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative will deliver a presentation to the Senate Appropriations Committee that details more than $1.46 million in spending since May 2018, more than the $1.2 million in receipts, invoices, and internal spreadsheets FAMU reported to the Department of Health in August. The most significant increase in spending was for salaries and wages, which grew to $579,000, an $85,000 increase from payroll records FAMU gave to the Department of Health.


"Hurricane victims face growing fire threat from ravaged forests; 4,200 acres have burned" via Laura Cassels of Florida Phoenix — Thirteen months ago, Hurricane Michael destroyed 500 million trees in an 11-county area of north Florida, says Florida Forest Service Director Jim Karels. The once-valuable timber now represents little more than kindling that already has fueled fires on nearly 4,200 acres. The risk of wildfire is 10 times greater than usual in the worst-hit counties and will remain high for at least five years, Karels told the Florida Senate Committee on Agriculture. Senators on the committee said the situation is dangerous and that relief is urgently needed. "The longer we wait, the more threat there is for fires," said Sen. Bill Montford, a Democrat whose district includes Calhoun and Gulf counties, both with catastrophic damage.

The devastation from Hurricane Michael has also caused more than 4,000 acres of wildfires. Image via Getty.

"Federal money is available to help with hurricane recovery, but not everyone who needs it can get it" via Regan McCarthy of WFSU — Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said there are millions of dollars available for hurricane recovery. But, there's one problem: "None of that is going to be drawn down by these cities and counties if we don't come up with a cost-share program for them." The communities impacted by the storm were mostly rural and poor. Moskowitz says that makes coming up with the matching funds many federal programs require, difficult. "Bay County can handle it, but outside of Bay County, the cities in Bay County and the rural counties don't have the 25% match to draw down on the cost-share. And we can't leave, almost in my opinion, what could be a billion dollars on the table."

Flood insurance rate changes put on hold — FEMA's overhaul of flood insurance rates got a one-year delay after Congress expressed concerns about rate hikes, Zachary Warmbrodt of POLITICO reports. The Risk Rating 2.0 initiative will now be implemented on Oct. 1, 2021, rather than Oct. 1, 2020. The initiative, announced in March, aimed to modernize the risk assessment protocols used by the National Flood Insurance Program to more accurately determine rates. Lawmakers representing coastal areas fear the new system will lead to significant premium increases for their constituents. NFIP is in debt to the U.S. Treasury due to several catastrophic floods following hurricanes. The risk assessment tools currently used have changed little since the 1970s.

"Florida's hemp program still shooting for winter crop but issues remain" via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — Florida officials expect the state's first legal hemp farmers since the 1930s to start planting seeds in the first quarter of 2020, but there remain some unresolved and newly emerging issues to be worked out. Florida Cannabis Director Holly Bell outlined that timeline, along with some of the challenges faced now by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in bringing a hemp farming program out of the ground during a presentation to the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government. Those challenges include the newly published federal standards for the recently legalized hemp agriculture industry, which came out last Friday and immediately created some conflicts with the proposed Florida standards.

"Citrus oversupply latest hurdle for Florida growers" via Jim Turner of the News Service of Florida — Now the problem is an oversupply of citrus because of fruit from other countries, and Florida growers may be forced to allow some of their crops to hit the ground without being harvested. Juice processors did not expect Florida citrus production to return to the level seen just before Irma and signed three- and five-year supply deals with growers from countries including Mexico and Brazil. Those contracts have left Florida growers, who had faced more than a decade of declining production, facing a market glut. "It is dire. This is real," Senate Agriculture Chairman Ben Albritton said.

"Water wars: Florida blames Georgia for the demise of its prized oyster population in Apalachicola Bay" via Jill Nolin of Florida Phoenix — It's the same case that has gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court once already, with the justices issuing a 5-3 decision last year sending it back down for a fresh round of inquiry after an earlier court-appointed special master, Ralph Lancaster, came up short. Lancaster had recommended dismissing the case because of what amounts to a technicality. At the time, Florida officials heralded the Supreme Court's decision as a win. The Sunshine State blames Georgia's thirst for the demise of its prized oyster population in the Apalachicola Bay, saying dwindling water flows downriver have hurt its economy and ecology.

"The Water Is Already Low At A Florida Freshwater Spring, But Nestlé Wants More" via Greg Allen of NPR — In Florida, Nestlé is taking heat from environmental groups and others concerned about the future of one of the state's most endangered natural resources — its freshwater springs. Florida has more than a thousand freshwater springs, which provide drinking water, important natural habitat and places for recreation. Nestlé wants to begin taking more than a million gallons of water each day from Ginnie Springs, a popular destination in north Florida for swimming, canoeing and tubing.

"Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn't About Trump, Forecasters Say" via Lisa Friedman and Mark Walker of the New York Times — When officials at a government weather forecasting office assured Alabama residents that a September hurricane would not hit their state, they did not intend to contradict President Trump's insistence that it would, according to newly disclosed documents. Instead, they were answering a deluge of questions from Alabama residents whose concerns had been raised by Mr. Trump's statements.


"Donald Trump wanted William Barr to hold news conference saying the President broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader" via Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey and Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post — The request from Trump traveled from the President to other White House officials and eventually to the Justice Department. The President has mentioned Barr's demurral to associates in recent weeks, saying he wished Barr would have held the news conference, Trump advisers say. In recent weeks, the Justice Department has sought some distance from the White House, particularly on matters relating to the burgeoning controversy over Trump's dealings on Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry they sparked. People close to the administration say Barr and Trump remain on good terms.

Donald Trump urged Atty. Gen. William Barr to hold a news conference exonerating the President from any laws broken with the Ukraine call.

"Impeachment transcripts reveal a consistent, damaging narrative for Trump" via Andrew Desiderio of POLITICO — Rudy Giuliani was Trump's enforcer, circumventing official channels and bewildering professional diplomats as he pressured Ukraine to target Trump's political opponents. Along the way, career foreign service officers became collateral damage — and questions of a Trump-authorized quid pro quo emerged, a scandal that now imperils the Trump presidency. Those are the unchallenged details revealed so far in five transcripts of depositions released as part of the House impeachment inquiry. And as Democrats prepare for public hearings, they are underscoring the common thread running through the witnesses' accounts. "I think you will see throughout the course of the testimony — not only their testimony but many others — the most important facts are largely not contested," House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said.

"Insults, threats and the Godfather: Feds parade Roger Stone witness tampering evidence" via POLITICO — Federal prosecutors unveiled a barrage of evidence against longtime Trump adviser Stone as they tried to show that Stone tried to bully an associate to stay silent when a House committee investigating Russia's 2016 election interference came calling. … While the crass messages jolted the normally staid courtroom setting, they also illustrated the degree to which Stone was in touch with Trump's campaign during the peak of the 2016 election, when the GOP provocateur was bragging and winking about WikiLeaks' plans to dump emails that would roil Hillary Clinton's campaign.


"Social justice, Republican-style" via Noah Rothman of Commentary magazine — Trump uncovered an underserved segment of the American electorate, one hostile toward the GOP's rigid fiscal austerity but amenable to the Republican Party's cultural grievances. The challenge before politicians catering to this voting bloc is how to do it while preserving intellectual consistency. As Sen. Marco Rubio demonstrated, that's an obstacle that is not so easily overcome. This week, Florida's senior Senator delivered an address at the Catholic University of America entitled "Catholic Social Doctrine and the Dignity of Work." Modeled on an essay the Senator published in the journal First Things, Rubio evoked increasingly familiar themes on the right about the inherently flawed aspects of the modern economy and its supposedly destructive effects on the community and the family.

"Rep. Matt Gaetz Mocks Media as 'Kale and Quinoa' Eaters Who Look Down Upon 'Fried Food' Eating 'Real America'" via Charlie Nash of Mediaite —Gaetz mocked the media as a group of "kale and quinoa" eaters who look down upon those that eat "fried foods" in "real America." During an interview with Fox News' Mark Levin on Life, Liberty, and Levin, where the two discussed the impeachment inquiry against PresidentTrump, Gaetz declared, "I believe that far too many people in the Washington media have given up journalism, and instead have taken on the role of advocacy. They don't believe that their job is to report on what is happening. They are trying to shape public opinion to be consistent with their worldview."

— 2020 —

"Tom Steyer aide offered money for endorsements" via Alexander Jaffe of The Associated Press — A top aide to Steyer in Iowa has privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations. The overtures from Pat Murphy, a former state House speaker who is serving as a top adviser on Steyer's Iowa campaign, aren't illegal — though payments for endorsements would violate campaign finance laws if not disclosed. There's no evidence that any Iowans accepted the offer, or received contributions from Steyer's campaign as compensation for their backing. But the proposals could revive criticism that the billionaire Steyer is trying to buy his way into the White House.

An aide for Tom Steyer offered money for endorsements. It didn't work.

"Bernie Sanders is flush with cash. Here's how he plans to spend it." via Reid Epstein and Sydney Ember of The New York Times — Sanders has been on the air in Iowa since early October when his campaign spent $1.3 million on television advertising and has bought $1 million of TV time in New Hampshire. The campaign has so far largely flouted traditional politicking, wagering instead on robust on-the-ground organizing to bring new voters into the political process. But in earmarking tens of millions of dollars for television advertising between now and Super Tuesday in early March, the campaign is following a more established and analog path to accomplish what it says is the same aim. The campaign is producing its television ads in-house.

"Is Elizabeth Warren 'angry' and antagonistic? Or are rivals dabbling in gendered criticism?" via Matt Viser and Annie Linskey of The Washington Post — The attacks get at something far beyond her policy positions, and into one of the most fraught areas for a female candidate: Is she likable? Pushing that argument is treacherous given that many Democrats remain upset over what they view as sexist treatment of Clinton. Warren's allies view the language being used against her as constructed to be particularly devastating for a female candidate and beyond the policy divisions between her and her rivals. Women's activism — driven in part by Clinton's loss — has fueled social and political movements, evident in the #MeToo campaign and election results during the 2018 midterms. But it also comes as Democrats worry about turning off voters in states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

"Warren offers to explain her wealth tax to Bill Gates" via Maanvi Singh of The Guardian — Speaking at the New York Times DealBook conference, Gates balked at Warren's tax policies. "I've paid over $10bn in taxes. I've paid more than anyone in taxes," he said. "When you say I should pay $100bn, then I'm starting to do a little math over what I have left over." Warren, who has proposed a 6% tax on wealth over 10 figures, reassured Gates that he wouldn't have to pay $100bn. At the conference, Gates had said, "I'm not sure how open-minded she is — or that she'd even be willing to sit down with somebody who has large amounts of money." Warren responded: "I'm always happy to meet with people, even if we have different views."

Elizabeth Warren offered to explain her wealth tax plan to a skeptical Bill Gates.

"Is Venice Mayor's race a warning sign for Trump in Florida?" via Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune — Democrats were gleeful this week when Ron Feinsod won the Venice Mayor's race. Others pointed to the win as a sign that there is a broader problem for Republicans. Sarasota Democratic activist Gabriel Hament tweeted that the "walls are closing in" for the Sarasota GOP and that the Party is "losing control." "There is now a multi-alarm fire raging in Sarasota County," Hament wrote. "Deep red Venice now has a Democratic Mayor!" Feinsod's victory is noteworthy because southern Sarasota County is one of the most Republican areas of the state. It is heavily populated with older, white voters who came out strong for Trump in 2016.


"Signatures piling up for pot initiative" via the News Service of Florida — A political committee backing a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana had submitted more than 57,000 petition signatures to the state Division of Elections as of Wednesday. Make It Legal Florida registered with the state in August and had spent more than $1 million as of Sept. 30 as it gathers petition signatures. The proposed amendment, if approved, would allow adults 21 or older to "possess, use, purchase, display, and transport up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and marijuana accessories for personal use for any reason." The state Division of Elections had received 57,045 valid signatures from the committee as of Wednesday. The committee needs to submit 76,632 signatures to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review.

"Six-figure October fundraising for Jason Fischer" via AG Gancarski of Florida Politics — State Rep. Fischer, a Jacksonville Republican seeking his third term in House District 16, will report over $100,000 raised in October between his campaign account and political committee, Conservative Solutions for Jacksonville. Fischer, who represents a swath of Jacksonville's Southside and Mandarin areas, found support at home, and home away from home. His local campaign kickoff on Oct. 2 embodied what Fischer called a "large showing of support" from the same cadre of locals who backed him from 2016 onward. As well, Fischer had a Tallahassee fundraiser at the Governors' Club in October. Fischer's HD 16 has a strong GOP plurality: of its 120,186 registered voters, over 55,000 are Republican registrants.

Jason Fischer raked in a six-figure October. Image via Colin Hackley.

"Patrick Henry looks to recapture House seat" via the News Service of Florida — After narrowly losing his Volusia County seat in 2018, former Rep. Henry is looking to return. Henry last week opened a campaign account to run in 2020 against Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff, who defeated Henry by 61 votes in last year's election in House District 26. Fetterhoff had raised about $66,000 for her reelection bid as of Sept. 30, a finance report shows. The Henry-Fetterhoff race comes as Rep. Scott Plakon also faces a rematch in 2020 in Seminole County's House District 29. Longwood Democrat Tracey Kagan, who lost to Plakon by 1,503 votes last year, has opened a campaign account to run again for the seat.

"Jenna Persons boasts more than quarter million cash on hand" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — That's thanks in part to Persons raising over $170,000 for her campaign since she announced in February. But on top of campaign cash, a new political committee chaired by Persons, Conservative Legacy Fund, raised $100,000 in October. "I couldn't be more grateful for the overwhelming support from hardworking people across Southwest Florida," Persons said. … Persons is facing philanthropist Roger Lolly in the Republican primary for House District 78. Lolly hasn't posted October figures but had raised $23,225 through September.

"In three Miami-Dade cities, the election isn't over. Here's how to vote in the runoff.via The Miami Herald — In Miami, Hialeah and Miami Beach, multiple races are going to a runoff election on Nov. 19. These races had at least three candidates each, with none getting more than 50% of the vote, which is required to win outright. Voters will now choose between the top two vote-getters in six races in the runoff. Just like for the general election, people can vote through the mail, at an early voting site or in person on the date of the runoff election.

"Naples doctor wants to become Southwest Florida's next Republican congressman" via Dave Elias of NBC-2 — A Naples area doctor who wants to become Southwest Florida's next Republican congressman wants to make his ideas happen. He's suggesting gun safety courses for students as an answer to school shootings. Political newcomer Dr. William Figlesthaler is throwing his hat into the political ring to replace Congressman Francis Rooney, who announced he won't run for a third term.

Save the date:

"Oscar Braynon, Nick Duran back Daniella Levine Cava in Miami-Dade mayoral race" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — "Daniella Levine Cava embodies what it means to be a champion of everyday people and I am proud to endorse and support her campaign for Miami-Dade County Mayor," Braynon said in a statement. "We need more leaders like her helping solve the real challenges too many families face today. She will be an excellent Mayor and an effective partner for local communities." Duran also added: "I've known and worked with Daniella Levine Cava for years and have seen her compassion and commitment to helping our community — both as a nonprofit advocate and now as a county commissioner."

"In three Miami-Dade cities, the election isn't over. Here's how to vote in the runoff." via Joey Flechas, Martin Vassolo and Christina Morales of the Miami Herald — Homestead concluded its election Tuesday when voters filled two council seats and chose a new Mayor. Still, in Miami, Hialeah and Miami Beach, multiple races are going to a runoff election on Nov. 19. Voters will now choose between the top two vote-getters in six races in the runoff. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 19. Those who vote on the day of the runoff must vote at their assigned precinct. Registered voters have until 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 to request a mail ballot from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department. Each of the three cities will have their own early voting schedule.

"Elections miscount? Some candidates in Hialeah think there might have been" via Christina Morales of the Miami Herald — Some Hialeah candidates are questioning the results of Tuesday's election, showing screenshots and other voting reports with conflicting numbers and different winners and losers. The Miami-Dade County Department of Elections said results it reported Tuesday night are accurate. Conflicting numbers that appeared later were the result of a technical malfunction on the website and were not correct, a spokeswoman said. Photos candidates or their supporters took of the elections website show that there would have been significant changes in all races if the alternate numbers were correct. The photos show that the results changed several times between midnight and 1 a.m. Wednesday, hours after the county said counting had been completed.


"Amid Trump-NYT controversy, everyone has a thought for Citrus County" via Zachary Sampson and Josh Fiallo of the Tampa Bay Times — Former New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was frustrated when he called Citrus County's library office Wednesday morning. He had read about local commissioners saying they would not pay $2,700 for digital subscriptions to the New York Times for 70,000 library cardholders. "Fake news," the commissioners had said, professing their support for Trump. Fine, Alderson thought. I'll pay for it. "Honestly (I) was outraged by the attempt to censor responsible journalism, and the idea of not making the New York Times or frankly any newspaper available to library members was ridiculous," said Alderson, who lives in St. Petersburg and is a special adviser for the Oakland A's.

Former New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was one of many people with a strong opinion on the Citrus County Commission nixing the library's New York Times subscriptions.

"Jacksonville Port Authority receives $20 million grant" via Scott Butler of the Florida Times-Union — The grant is for infrastructure improvements to include reconstructing about 100 acres of pavement at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal on Blount Island to allow the port to accommodate large container vessels better. Other improvements to the terminal include storm drainage, enhanced lighting, signage and utilities, JAXPORT said. The project is expected to generate 3,500 jobs in the first 10 years, a port spokeswoman said. It'll help create 15,000 jobs in conjunction with the deepening of the harbor, according to U.S. Rep. John Rutherford. JAXPORT said the funding is part of a $238 million plan to expand and upgrade the facility, with more than half coming from private partner SSA Marine.

"Lee commissioners vote to fire Port Authority executive director" via Bill Smith of The News-Press — In a move as dramatic as it was surprising, Lee County commissioners voted 3-2 to fire Port Authority Executive Director Jeff Mulder. Mulder walked into the meeting of the board, who were sitting as the county Port Commissioners, expecting to negotiate a contract extension and a raise. He walked out unemployed, but with a comfortable severance package that includes 20 weeks of termination notice pay. As executive director of the Port Authority for nearly three years, Mulder led the management team at Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field. He started in January 2017, coming from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

"Hernando County sells park sites to company of state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia" via Barbara Behrendt of the Tampa Bay Times — Hernando County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously declared as surplus nearly 40 acres of property scattered around Spring Hill that was slated for future parks. They accepted a bid of $408,000 from Hartland Homes, the home building company of state Rep. Ingoglia, a Spring Hill Republican. Commissioners were set to consider the sale last month, but delayed the action because the wrong contract was in the commission's paperwork for the meeting. Since then, social media has lit up with questions about why the commission would sell the public lands, especially for $10,000 an acre when home sites in Spring Hill run for much higher prices.

"Miami Mayor Francis Suarez gives Tony Robbins key to city despite sexual misconduct accusations" via Joey Flechas of the Miami Herald — Robbins, a well-known self-help author who has been accused of groping women and other sexual misconduct, was honored by Miami Mayor Suarez when the mayor gave Robbins the key to the city Wednesday and declared it "Tony Robbins Day." Robbins was the subject of a five-part investigative series published this year by BuzzFeed News that detailed allegations from multiple former staffers and followers that Robbins groped women, instructed them to touch themselves sexually and berated victims of rape and sexual violence. The allegations did not stop the figurehead of Miami's government from showering Robbins with praise during a visit to City Hall on Wednesday. Suarez posed for a picture with Robbins Wednesday and posted it on social media.

"As Orlando prepares to vote on scooters, Lime readies to shift away from bikes." via Ryan Gillespie of the Orlando Sentinel — Orlando officials have tweaked some of the city's proposed restrictions for motorized scooters, which are expected to appear on streets by early 2020. And as the City Council prepares to vote on the ordinance for the first time Monday, rental company Lime confirmed if it's approved to operate scooters it plans to remove its 500 bicycles, which have averaged about 35,000 rides per month. "If selected for a permit, we look forward to a smooth transition to scooters by the end of the year," Lime lobbyist Vivian Myrtetus said through a spokesman. "Lime users across the world have demonstrated their preference for scooters, and given our experience in other Florida cities, we anticipate the same will be true in Orlando."

"Conservative county pushes back against 'gun-free' zone designation" via Bill Cotterell of the Tallahassee Democrat — The Lake County Commission voted unanimously this week for a resolution declaring the county "a Second Amendment sanctuary." Just what that means is not spelled out in the brief resolution. Nobody is trying to disarm Okahumpka at the moment. Still, folks between Ocala and Orlando want to be ready, in case Beto O'Rourke somehow rekindles his White House hopes or some other gun-grabbing liberal catches fire in the Democratic presidential primaries. County Commissioner Josh Blake, who sponsored the resolution, said Lake is the first Florida county to declare itself a safe space for guns. But he said the idea is catching on around the country and that half the counties in Illinois have adopted such designations.

"Broward Schools official wore naked woman Halloween costume to work. Trouble ensued." via Colleen Wright of the Miami Herald — A top Broward County Public Schools administrator is on notice after a photo depicting a raunchy Halloween costume she wore to work caught the district's attention. Mary Catherine Coker, the school district's director of procurement and warehousing services, is seen in a photo and video dressed as a flasher. Coker, in dark sunglasses and a top hat, appears to be wearing a detailed nude woman's bodysuit under a black trench coat. She appears to be posing in a costume contest next to employees dressed as Wonder Woman and a sumo wrestler.

"After critics raise hell, Brevard sheriff says 'In God We Trust' decals will stay on patrol cars" via Brett Clarkson of the Orlando Sentinel — The sheriff of Brevard County is doubling down on the new "In God We Trust" decals affixed to his agency's patrol cars. An organization that advocates for the separation of church and state called for the removal of the four-word phrase from the vehicles. But Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey, in an interview with Fox News, rebuffed the request.

"Proctor blasts TPD chief applicant over shooting" via Karl Etters of the Tallahassee Democrat — Leon County Commissioner Proctor said Tallahassee Police Maj. Lawrence Revell, who was cleared by a grand jury in a fatal shooting 23 years ago, should not be in the running to be the next police chief because of the incident. His comments prompted police to summon reporters to headquarters, where Revell defended his actions. In a hastily-called press conference, Proctor said anyone who shot and killed "a son of District 1" would not be welcome to lead the Tallahassee Police Department.


"The slippery slope of more public records loopholes in Florida" via Steve Bousquet of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — The 2020 Session of the Legislature hasn't even begun, and lawmakers are almost tripping over each other as they try to create new and questionable loopholes in Florida's public records laws. This dangerously slippery slope was on full display in the Senate. All six members of the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to a bill (SB 248) to carve a new exemption for the home address, date of birth, phone number, birth date and photo of every county attorney and assistant county attorney in the state. These are public employees paid by us who provide legal advice to local governments. If you might ever need to find one of them after this bill becomes law, you're out of luck.

"FSU AD needs to shut up about Bob Stoops and Urban Meyer, conduct proper coaching search" via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel — Why do I say this? Because you've already broken the very first and most basic rule of Coaching Search 101, which states: "Athletic directors are strictly forbidden from addressing rumors, message board speculation and media reports on the coaching candidates they may or may not hire."

"Sunscreen debate exposes the Legislature's attempt to grab power from local governments" via the Orlando Sentinel Editorial Board — Here comes the silly season, the one where state lawmakers try to micromanage the affairs of local governments. To kick things off, Sen. Rob Bradley, a North Florida Republican, has filed a bill that would halt Key West's plans to prohibit the sale of certain sunscreens starting in 2021. The city doesn't want to ban all sunscreen, just the kind that may contribute to the decline of coral reefs, a natural feature that draws tourists to the Florida Keys.

"Florida's hepatitis A outbreak prompts a door-to-door push to vaccinate" via Justine Griffin of the Tampa Bay Times — The white van with a Florida Department of Health logo on the side pulls into the Kenwood Inn along 34th Street N in St. Petersburg, and residents begin to peer out from their front doors. It's the third time this year that health officials have come to the inn, which rents rooms by the hour or the month or anything in between. Many of its residents would otherwise be on the streets, said Rachel Ilic, an environmental epidemiologist with the health department. Some have been homeless before.

"County to help return vote to ex-felons as Amendment 4 battle rages on in Tallahassee" via Abraham Mahshie of the Palm Beach Post — The fate of a controversial law to permit former felons to vote is being decided in Tallahassee, but Palm Beach County officials announced Thursday they are working within the framework of the law as it stands to help former felons find their pathway back to the voting booth. "We do not want people to be deprived of the right to vote because they cannot afford to pay their court costs and fees," said Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg.


"Charles Caulkins elected chair of Florida Chamber of Commerce" via Drew Wilson of Florida Politics — Caulkins, a partner at employment law firm Fisher Phillips, replaces outgoing Chair Bob Grammig. He will serve a term that runs from Nov. 1, 2019, through Oct. 31, 2021. "Charles Caulkins is the right leader to help us unite Florida's business community as it grows from the 17th largest economy in the world to the 10th," Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson said. "Charles is a leader in his profession and among Florida's business community, and he's passionate about securing Florida's future through free enterprise." Caulkins will work alongside Wilson and business leaders to advocate for the Chamber's agenda. He will also be responsible for developing a new six-year strategic plan.

New and renewed lobbying registrations:

Anita Berry, Johnston & Stewart Government Strategies: Florida Food Truck Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association

Dean Cannon, Christopher Carmody, Mary McDougal, Kirk Pepper, Robert Stuart, GrayRobinson: City of Casselberry, City of Tallahassee, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Robert Hawken, Leath Consulting: The Magnolia School

Ron Pierce, Kaitlyn Bailey, Edward Briggs, Natalie King, RSA Consulting Group: Port Tampa Bay

Glenn Storch: Miami Corporation


Battleground Florida with Christopher Heath: With less than a year until the 2020 election, veteran political analyst Bradford Kane joins the pod to discuss his new book "Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America."

Dishonorable Mention: State Rep. Latvala, activist Becca Tieder, Tampa Bay Times Columnist Ernest Hooper, and communications expert Dr. Karla Mastracchio discuss politics and culture. Hosts welcome Laura Warren and Annie McKibben from the Junior League of Tampa to discuss the 5 W's of the Holiday Gift Market. What is the Holiday Gift Market, what makes it so great, and what are some of the Junior League's community partners?

Fluent in Floridian: Florida Rights Restoration Coalition President Desmond Meade led the efforts to pass Amendment 4 — one of the largest expansions of voting rights in Florida's history. Listen to his conversation with SalterMitchell PR President Heidi Otway as they discuss his journey from felon to nationally recognized activist.

Gradebook from the Tampa Bay Times with hosts Marlene Sokol and Jeffrey Solochek: Florida's government leaders have decided to prioritize increasing teacher pay in their next state budget. They also want to expand vouchers, bolster school security, improve early education funding, and raise per-student spending. They don't want to raise taxes, either. Is the goal possible? State Rep. Latvala, chairman of the House PreK-12 Appropriations committee, talks with reporter Jeff Solochek about the moves under consideration to afford these many priorities.

Inside Florida Politics from GateHouse Florida with hosts John Kennedy and Zac Anderson: Florida voters cast ballots in municipal races around the state. Journalists Kennedy and Anderson discuss some of the Florida election results, a prominent state Supreme Court hearing on felon voting rights issue, and a new job for former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

REGULATED from hosts Christian Bax and Tony Glover: This week, a deep dive into the adult-use constitutional amendments that may appear on Florida's 2020 ballot.

The Regulators with National Association of Insurance Commissioners CEO Mike Consedine: A Conversation with David Altmaier, NAIC vice president and Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Commissioner.


Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede on CBS 4 in Miami: The Sunday show provides viewers with an in-depth look at politics in South Florida, along with other issues affecting the region.

Florida This Week on Tampa Bay's WEDU: Moderator Rob Lorei will hold a roundtable with Michael Van Sickler, government and politics editor for the Tampa Bay Times; Johnny Boykins, vice-chair of the Pinellas County Democrats; Tampa Bay Times reporter Zachary Sampson, and political consultant April Schiff.

In Focus with Allison Walker-Torres on Bay News 9: An examination of the progress made to help prevent veteran suicides. Joining Walker-Torres are state Rep. David Smith; Patricia Frederick, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System; Gregg Laskoksi, K9 Partners for Patriots; and Mary Frank, founder of K9 Partners for Patriots.

Political Connections on CF 13 in Orlando and Bay News 9 in Tampa/St. Pete: This week's show will feature an exclusive interview with Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld; PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter will rate a claim in an ad about Trump, taxes and Medicare. Host Al Ruechel will talk to state Sen. Janet Cruz.

The Usual Suspects on WCTV-Tallahassee/Thomasville (CBS) and WJHG-Panama City (NBC): Gary Yordon speaks with Valerie Green from the Developmental Disabilities Council.

This Week in South Florida on WPLG-Local10 News (ABC): Co-hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg will speak with Agriculture Commissioner Fried.

This Week in Jacksonville with Kent Justice on Channel 4 WJXT: This week's guests are Rear Adm. Gary Mayes, commander of the Navy Region Southeast; Dr. Michael Binder of the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab and Roger McNamee, author of "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe."

— ALOE — 

"Disney CEO Bob Iger defends Star Wars openings amid flat attendance" via Gabrielle Russon of the Orlando Sentinel — The opening of Disney's $1 billion Star Wars lands did not generate blockbuster attendance numbers for the company, according to an earnings report released Thursday. Disney World saw an attendance increase while Disneyland's attendance decreased, the company said without providing detailed figures. Some Disney fans are delaying vacations to California and Florida until Galaxy's Edge is 100% completed, executives said in an explanation of the relatively flat numbers. Disney CEO Iger spoke out, defending his theme parks. "Those two lands have been far more successful than what's been reported," Iger said Thursday during an earnings call with investors. Guests are spending more on food, beverages and merchandise in the lands, and the guest satisfaction is "very, very high."

Disney CEO Bob Iger is defending the $1 billion Star Wars lands amid mediocre attendance numbers.


Happy birthday to Leah Bickley and Emily Sitzberger. Happy early birthday to our friend Samantha Sexton.


Sunburn is authored and assembled by Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 11.4.19 - Florida Politics

Posted: 04 Nov 2019 12:00 AM PST

Now "former" Florida State University football coach Willie Taggart will be well-compensated for the loss of his dream job. Taggart will receive a reported $18 million buyout after he was fired Sunday following a desultory 27-10 loss Saturday against rival Miami.

He was the first African-American FSU head football coach. He is replaced on an interim basis by Odell Haggins, a former FSU African-American football athlete.

Florida State fires coach Willie Taggart after 21 games.

Taggart, who grew up in Bradenton, was hired by FSU in 2018 after Jimbo Fisher took the head coaching job at Texas A&M. Taggart replaced him, despite spending just one season at Oregon after a successful 4-year run at the University of South Florida. The Bulls were 6-18 in Taggart's first two seasons at USF, but 18-7 after that.

After going 7-5 in one season at Oregon in 2017, Taggart came back to Florida. Immediately, though, his tenure struggled. Under his leadership, FSU finished 5-7 and missed qualifying for a bowl game for the first time since 1981. While some of the program's decline was blamed on Fisher, Taggart took the brunt of fans' impatience.

The problem was Taggart's buyout, but that was raised through about $20 million in private donations. The Seminoles now look to the task of winning two of their last three games to qualify for a bowl game.

"Replacing Willie Taggart: Florida State football coaching hot board" via Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat — Florida State decided to fire coach Taggart and will need a new head coach for the 2020 season. Who will the FSU administration turn to to get the program back on track? Top target: Dallas Renegades coach/general manager Bob Stoops. Other names to know: Iowa State coach Matt Campbell; Minnesota coach PJ Fleck; Kentucky coach Mark Stoops; Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables; Memphis coach Mike Norvell; Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott; Former Georgia/Miami coach Mark Richt; Washington State coach Mike Leach.

"Where does Florida State go from here after pulling the plug on Taggart?" via Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated — We already know that Urban Meyer is not going to Tallahassee. Bob Stoops? The first thing he's likely to say to any inquiry is that FSU should call his younger brother, former Seminoles defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, who is currently doing good work at Kentucky. If FSU is intent on closing the chasm between it and ACC top dog Clemson, it can try to raid Dabo Swinney's rock-solid staff. This much is a certainty: it's going to cost another small fortune to hire the next guy, as Florida State continues to burn through money in its quest to regain relevance.

"Kirk Herbstreit blasts FSU lack of discipline, says Seminoles 'program is done'" via Luis Torres of the Orlando Sentinel — Appearing on an Instagram post with Chris Fowler and Chris "The Bear" Fallica, Herbstreit went on a 90-second rant on the state of FSU football. "I want to get this off my chest; I'm done with Florida State," Herbstreit said. "I don't want to talk about them anymore. I hate the way they represent themselves. Their current roster needs to go back and watch the Bobby Bowden era because it wasn't about talking trash and fighting. That's all they do. They are the most undisciplined team you're gonna watch, and they are a terrible team. They need to focus more on execution and less on chirping. All they do is chirp."


It's committee week at the Florida Capitol as lawmakers kick into high gear to prepare for the Legislative Session beginning in January. Florida Politics' Jim Rosica stops by the studio with a preview of what's in store.

Also, on today's Sunrise:

— A new campaign to get former felons to the polls in Florida, which includes a statewide bus tour by a group called the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. They'll be on the road for the rest of the month.

— Florida is No. 1 in America for fraud; all three members of the state Cabinet are vowing to crack down on fraud, and each has a unique role to play on the issue.

— After a scathing investigation and a new audit, the state Department of Education is calling for a complete reboot of the Florida Virtual School.

— More Florida Men hijinks: An 18-year-old Pasco County resident is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a faculty member at his high school north of Tampa. Also, Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies are accusing a registered sex offender of using a Bible app to connect with underage girls at a church youth group secretly.

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@MatthewJDowd: Just left church in Wimberley and thought about where I have fallen down this week and where I want to do better. I deleted that tweet about @mattgaetz though I thought it was true and funny, it wasn't kind. I apologize. I am human and will try harder.

@MattGaetz: I've been known to regret a tweet now and then also. There but for the Grace of God go I …

@Fineout: Let's be clear: It was this administration that also brought Taggart in & inked this deal. And it's now incumbent on them to find a successor.

@SkipFoster: Yes, Willie Taggart will be paid handsomely, but a man just failed at his dream job — there is no joy in that. Keep it classy.

@AOC: Quick Daylight Savings tip: if you worked a late shift last night when the clocks rolled back & had to work an extra hour, make sure you check your paystub this week and get paid for it! Computers sometimes miss it. Make sure you get paid — don't let your labor get stolen!

@MJS_DC: Biannual reminder that if you hate it when the sun sets early, you hate STANDARD TIME. We just entered STANDARD TIME. STANDARD TIME is the bad one. DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME is the good one. We should have DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME year-round. YES, I AM YELLING.

@MearKat00: There are 690 calories in a Popeyes' Chicken Sandwich.


2019 General Election — 1; 3rd Annual Florida Internet and Television FITCon starts — 3; "The Mandalorian" premieres — 8; New season of "The Crown" streaming on Netflix — 13; Fifth Democratic debate — 16; "Frozen 2" debuts — 18; Next government shutdown (maybe) — 18; TaxWatch 40th Annual Meeting — 28; UK votes on Brexit — 38; "The Rise of Skywalker" premiers — 46; College Football National Championship — 70; 2020 Session begins — 71; Florida TaxWatch State of the TaxPayer Dinner in Tallahassee — 72; New Brexit deadline — 88; Super Bowl LIV in Miami — 90; Great American Realtors Day — 91; Iowa Caucuses — 91; New Hampshire Primaries — 99; Last day of 2020 Session (maybe) — 129; Florida's presidential primary — 134; "Black Panther 2" debuts — 184; 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo begin — 261; Florida primaries for 2020 state legislative/congressional races — 295; First Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah — 338; First Presidential Debate scheduled at the University of Michigan — 346; Second presidential debate at Belmont — 353; 2020 General Election — 365.


"The 2020 election is one year away. Here are five things to watch in Florida." via Steve Contorno of the Tampa Bay Times — Hispanic and Latino voters: Florida's Hispanics are the state's fastest-growing demographic, and both parties believe many of their votes are up in the air. Amendment 4 fallout: It's too early to say how many previously disenfranchised people would vote, or how many will even register. Impeachment: How damaging will the impeachment hearings be — and who will take the hit? Who is the Democratic nominee: Whoever it is, the Florida Democratic Party vows to turn over a much more robust campaign apparatus than it did for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Election security and Russian interference: Florida should watch these developments closely. It's here that Russians penetrated up to four supervisors of elections offices, according to a Senate intelligence report.

How the impeachment saga plays out in Florida will be one of several things to watch for in the 2020 election. Image via Getty.


"Ron DeSantis now fundraiser in chief for Florida Republicans" via Mary Ellen Klas and Emily Mahoney of the Tampa Bay Times — At an hourlong, off-calendar meeting at the Republican Party of Florida headquarters, DeSantis met with several lobbyists. They discussed what kind of fundraising is needed to reelect Donald Trump, according to sources familiar with the meeting. "Republicans can't lose Florida, so everything's on the table,'' said Al Cardenas, the former longtime chair of the Republican Party of Florida whose business partner, Slater Bayliss, attended the meeting. "The Governor is essential in raising the funds you need in a presidential election year."

For Donald Trump to win Florida in 2020, Ron DeSantis will have to shoulder much of the fundraising duties.

"DeSantis health care agenda focuses on implementation, rather than new issues" via Christine Sexton of the News Service of Florida — Don't expect much new in the way of a health care agenda from DeSantis' administration for the coming 2020 Session. That's because he says he's more focused on implementing what he already has accomplished. "We had a lot of good stuff on health care, as you know, from telehealth, CON reform, we did the patient savings where people can save if they choose cheaper options, then the big prescription drug thing," DeSantis told a group of newspaper reporters and editors in Tallahassee. DeSantis said his administration was "actively working with HHS" on new proposed rules that would allow Florida to move ahead with its drug importation programs as outlined in HB 19, which he signed into law.

Assignment editors — DeSantis will make a major announcement, 10 a.m., Walmart Supercenter, 35404 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor.

Hmmm — "Florida GOP leaders starting to address climate change again after long ignoring issue" via John Kennedy of GateHouse Capital Bureau — The GOP-led Florida Senate embraced the change last month, holding its first-ever hearing on climate change — with experts presenting data on water intrusion and its impact along the state's 8,400 miles of coast. Most in the environmental community are pleased with the newfound attention. But they also wonder: Now what? "The question will be, what will Gov. DeSantis — the governor's administration — allow to happen?" said Susan Glickman, Florida director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, a nonprofit that promotes renewable energy.

Manny Diaz celebrates his district's 'A+' schools — The Florida Department of Education identified more than 30 "A+" schools inside District 36, which is represented by State Sen. Diaz. The list includes district-run schools, such as Spanish Lake Elementary, as well as charter schools, such as Mater Gardens Academy. Those schools are eligible for additional state funding based on the "A+" designation. "The 'A+' School Recognition designation is one of the highest honors in education," Diaz said. "This honor is not an easy feat, and the determination of these schools deserves to be applauded. Congratulations to the teachers, students, staff and families across our district for ensuring education is a priority for our community."

Manny Diaz is touting 'A+' schools in his district, which allow them to get additional state funding. 

"Joe Gruters wants to stop abortions of babies with Down syndrome" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — "To me, it's unacceptable that we allow it to happen," the Sarasota Republican said. Gruters has now filed the Down Syndrome Nondiscrimination Act (SB 734), which would outlaw elective procedures based on genetic testing for the trait. Limiting abortions based on disabilities has been a priority for groups like RollExit. The case against aborting over Down syndrome diagnoses has convinced five other states — Indiana, Ohio, North Dakota, Louisiana and Kentucky — to pass restrictions there. "I got into politics because of the life issue," Gruters said. "It's always been extremely important to me."

"Perry Thurston responds to Stoneman Douglas dad's claim he lied" via Anthony Man of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — Thurston, a Broward Democrat, slammed what he characterized as an "unmitigated attack by the strident voices on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission." Thurston was referring to comments made by Max Schachter, whose 14-year-old son Alex was killed in the school shooting and is a member of the commission. A Schachter said he wasn't attacking Thurston. He said he was trying to set the record straight and calling out the Senator for lying. Thurston, in a written statement Friday evening, said: "Unfortunately, vocal elements on the commission and within the Parkland community continue to attack anyone who disagrees with their pencil-thin point-of-view."


"House, Senate panels to take up fireworks measures" via the News Service of Florida — Senate Community Affairs and the House Business and Professions Subcommittee are slated to take up nearly identical measures (SB 140, HB 65) by Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez. The proposals for the 2020 Legislative Session, which begins Jan. 14, would allow individuals to pledge to use the fireworks "solely and exclusively" during one of three designated holidays. Both measures would allow the use of fireworks on Memorial Day and Independence Day. The Senate proposal also designates the third holiday on New Year's Eve, while the House version allows for the fireworks on New Year's Day.

Travis Hutson is looking to finally straighten out Florida's fireworks laws.

Happening today — Environmental groups will honor the fifth anniversary of a constitutional amendment requiring funding for land and water conservation projects, noon, Plaza Level Rotunda.


"Florida's 'arbitrary' election laws keep thousands from voting, experts argue" via Steven Lemongello of the Orlando Sentinel — Today, we live in an age of instantaneous communication, massive databases and several ways to verify identity. And the voter registration deadline in Florida is still 29 days before the election. "Many laws don't get changed as technology changes," said Orange County elections supervisor Bill Cowles. The early registration deadline is just one example of how the state's elections laws "are as arbitrary as they come," said Florida ACLU executive director Micah Kubic. "Everything is sort of a domino effect," said Okaloosa County elections supervisor Paul Lux. "When you move one marker, everything else falls over."

"Florida and federal officials promise transparency but sidestep specifics on election security" via Jeff Schweers of the Tallahassee Democrat — State, local and federal officials asked the public to trust their ongoing efforts to strengthen Florida's election system leading up to the 2020 elections, but they refused to give any details. "We are committed to the maximum amount of transparency as possible," Secretary of State Laurel Lee told more than a dozen reporters at a Tallahassee news conference hosted by Larry Keefe, U.S. Attorney for Florida's northern district. She dodged a barrage of questions about why the state won't say which counties were hacked in 2016, what vulnerabilities her office found during a review of the election systems of all 67 counties, and whether the state would disclose any future breaches or potential breaches to the public.

Secretary of State Laurel Lee is promising more transparency in securing elections but has not given any specifics.

"The hidden danger of unvaccinated children in Florida's schools" via Mario Ariza and John Maines of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — Overall, 94 percent of the state's kindergartners have been vaccinated as required, along with 96 percent of seventh-graders, the two grades reported by the Department of Education. Although both are near the state's 95 percent goal, a closer look at individual schools reveals trouble. Only 45 percent of public and charter schools with kindergartners meet the 95 percent goal at a time when diseases such as whooping cough and measles are on the rise, according to data for 2018, the most recent year available. Only 72 percent of schools with seventh graders meet the goal. Many schools do not even come close.

"Florida virtual school needs new board, new ethics standards, state education department says" via Beth Kassab and Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel — The troubled Florida Virtual School should get a new Governor-appointed board, new ethics standards for employees and a new inspector general inside the school to oversee internal audits and investigations, according to a report by the Florida Department of Education. The recommendations are in response to a scandal that rocked the virtual school last year when its former General Counsel Frank Kruppenbacher resigned amid accusations of improper behavior and spending. DeSantis and lawmakers then ordered a state takeover of Florida's public online school. FLVS has been "plagued in recent years with recurring leadership crises that threatened to destabilize what was otherwise a school with high-quality educators, curriculum and innovative online course delivery," the report said.

Happening today — The Florida Education Association continues its bus tour focused on calling for increased education funding, 9 a.m., Village Oaks Elementary, 1601 Florida 29, Immokalee. Later the tour visits Lake Trafford Elementary, noon, 3500 Lake Trafford Road, Immokalee. And then it makes a stop at Lorenzo Walker Technical College, 6 p.m., 3702 Estey Ave., Naples.


"Senator seeks land preservation money for Michael-ravaged counties" via the News Service of Florida — Tallahassee Democratic Sen. Bill Montford refiled legislation for the 2020 Session to allocate $50 million a year from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund for projects dedicated to conservation and land management activities in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties. While lawmakers advanced more than $220 million toward relief efforts related to Michael during the 2019 Legislative Session earlier this year, a similar trust fund measure proposed by Montford and Rep. Brad Drake failed to advance.

"Housing assistance opportunity helping local hurricane victims" via Olivia Michael of WJHG — When John Hunt's home was damaged from Hurricane Michael, he didn't know how he would pay for the repairs. That's when he learned about the William E. Sadowski Affordable Housing Act. Michael Johnson, the Director of the Community Development and Redevelopment Agency in Panama City, said, "It's administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation out of Tallahassee." So far, the program has helped hundreds of Bay County residents pay for things like down payments, first month's rent, and even home repairs. Johnson said, "In January, we received $1.6 million, and just recently, we received another $4.7 million, and the county received $11 million, and all of those dollars must be used for housing."

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Happening today — The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity continues its series of public workshops on federal disaster-mitigation money in areas affected by hurricanes Hermine, Matthew or Irma, 3 p.m., North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.

"Lake O level is close to that of drought year of 2011, and water experts are worried" via Adriana Brasileiro of the Miami Herald — The Army Corps of Engineers said Lake Okeechobee's water levels are getting too low as a weak wet season has left South Florida's inland sea close to levels seen in 2011, when the state experienced the worst drought in nearly a century.

"Battle continues on underground power lines in Florida" via Jim Saunders of the News Service of Florida — Pointing to concerns about the effects on millions of utility customers, the state Office of Public Counsel is continuing to battle proposed rules for carrying out a law that is expected to lead to building more underground power lines in Florida. The Office of Public Counsel, which represents consumers in utility issues, has made a series of legal moves during the past week, after the Florida Public Service Commission approved the proposed rules. The moves included requesting a public hearing on the proposed rules, a hearing that the PSC scheduled for Tuesday. But the Office of Public Counsel argued that is too short of a time frame.


Resilience, genetic testing, Hurricane Michael, and cybersecurity will be on the agenda as insurance professionals gather in what is billed as the state's "leading industry summit."

The Florida Chamber of Commerce's Insurance Summit, held yearly, will host top business people, regulators and leading experts in the field at the JW Marriott Miami this week.

Jeanette Núñez will kick off the Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit.

The two-day event kicks off with a welcome address from Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez and a talk on the state of Florida's future from Florida Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President David Hart.

The summit will then feature numerous experts and influencers from the insurance industry talking about issues ranching from flood insurance to resiliency — the first day also includes addresses from Citizens Property Insurance Corporation CEO Barry Gilway, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.

If any attendees need a hand processing the key points from Monday's lineup, the Florida Chamber has them covered — Monday's agenda concludes with a reception where they can "Relax and Reflect on the Day's Takeaways."

Note: News media are invited to attend and should RSVP to Edie Ousley at eousley@flchamber.com. A media-only livestream will be available; RSVP for the livestream link.


"Growing number of GOP Senators consider acknowledging Donald Trump's quid pro quo on Ukraine" via Rachael Bade and Seung Min Kim of The Washington Post — These Republicans are insisting that the president's action was not illegal and did not rise to the level of an impeachable offense as the Democratic-led House moves forward with the open phase of its probe. But the shift among Senate Republicans could complicate the message coming from Trump as he furiously fights the claim that he had withheld U.S. aid from Ukraine to pressure it to dig up dirt on a political rival, even as an increasing number of Republicans wonder how long they can continue to argue that no quid pro quo was at play in the matter. The pivot was the main topic during a private Senate GOP lunch.

The new Republican Party line on Donald Trump's quid pro quo with Ukraine is that he may have done it, but it doesn't rise to the level of impeachment.


"What Trump might gain as newest Florida Man" via Matt Dixon and Brian Faler of POLITICO Florida — There are myriad tax code differences between blue-state New York and Florida, which is overwhelmingly run by Republicans who tout the state's tax climate to attract both people and businesses. Moving to Florida would potentially spare Trump one of the stiffest tax increases included in his 2017 overhaul of the code — a new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. That hits wealthy people in blue states particularly hard, because they pay so much in taxes and therefore have a lot to deduct, although it's unclear how much Trump pays. The far more significant savings would come from avoiding New York's 16 percent estate tax, which could potentially be huge. Florida does not have an estate tax.

"Nobody waved goodbye: Trump's relationship with New York was already over" via Maggie Haberman and Eric Lipton of the New York Times — The chorus of Bronx cheers from New York officials at the news that President Trump changed his primary residence to Florida was confirmation of what friends and advisers have said for months: Resuming his former life in Manhattan would be impossible.

"Trump may face fight over planned move from NYC to Florida" via Bernard Condon and Jonathan Lemire of The Associated Press — Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York state officials, who are notorious for auditing wealthy residents seeking to flee to lower-tax states to make sure such moves are real and not just on paper. Those cases can go on for years. "New York says just because you fill out a piece of paper, that doesn't make you a Floridian," said Mark Klein, a tax lawyer who has handled hundreds of tax-residency audits. "People have this misunderstanding that if you go to Florida and fill out an affidavit, you register to vote and you get a driver's license, that is all it takes."

"Florida Congressman who supports Trump sees personal Twitter account suspended" via Karina Elwood of Fresh Take Florida news service — Twitter acknowledged it mistakenly shut down the personal social media account of Rep. Ted Yoho, a Republican congressman in Florida who is among Trump's staunchest allies. The company apologized to the lawmaker and promised it wouldn't happen again. For nearly 48 hours, Yoho's account advised visitors that it was suspended for violating unspecified rules. Twitter told Yoho's campaign office that the @tedyoho account was mistakenly shut down because the company believed someone was impersonating the congressman, deputy chief of staff Kat Cammack said.

Donald Trump supporter Ted Yoho's Twitter account was mistakenly suspended, the company said. Twitter apologized and promised it wouldn't happen again.

"Keep Daylight Saving Time forever, Vern Buchanan says" via Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune — When Buchanan asked constituents in an online survey if they would like to stay in Daylight Saving Time year-round, nearly 90 percent said yes. From the sleep disruption it causes, to the reduction in evening sunlight, the practice of rolling the clock back an hour in the fall and then adjusting forward an hour in the spring offers plenty of reasons for objections. Buchanan and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have sponsored the "Sunshine Protection Act," which would eliminate the clock switching and keep the country in daylight saving time all year. "I think people, in general, would like to have more sunshine at the end of the day," Buchanan said. "We're the Sunshine State."

Assignment editors — U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor; Jodi Ray, Program Director of Florida Covering Kids & Families, and additional community partners will hold a media availability to outline what Floridians will find on the health care marketplace during this enrollment period, 10:30 a.m., Children's Board Family Resource Center, North Tampa location, 116 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa.

"Donald Trump Jr. to hold Sandestin book-signing" via Jim Thompson of the NWF Daily News — Trump Jr. will be at the Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach next week as part of a book tour for his "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us." The Friday morning event is free, but tickets are required. To obtain an emailed ticket, register online at https://bit.ly/34nebow. Registration is available through the day of the event. Appearing with Trump's eldest son will be Rep. Gaetz.

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"Democrats: Trump relocation highlights Florida's 2020 significance" via Jim Turner of the News Service of Florida — Leaders of the Florida Democratic Party said Trump's decision to declare his Palm Beach residence as his permanent home is symbolic of the magnitude of Florida and its 29 Electoral College votes in the 2020 election. "Trump becoming a Florida man just shows that Florida is important," Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Peñalosa told reporters during a conference call. The call was focused on state Democrats' voter registration efforts in Florida, a critical swing state, with a year to go until the 2020 election. "We have urgency right now," Peñalosa said. "Him changing his voter registration just shows that he believes, as we do, that the path to the White House goes through Florida."

Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Peñalosa says Donald Trump becoming a Florida resident shows exactly how important the state is in the 2020 race.

"Fox News poll: Joe Biden leads nomination race, tops Trump by 12 points in matchup" via Diana Blanton of Fox News — While most Democratic primary voters are satisfied with their field, more than a quarter wish they had other options. Biden leads the nomination race with the backing of 31 percent of Democratic primary voters, followed by Elizabeth Warren at 21 percent, Bernie Sanders at 19 percent, and Pete Buttigieg at 7 percent. Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang receive 3 percent apiece, followed by Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, and Amy Klobuchar, each at 2 percent, and Tom Steyer at 1 percent. Compared to March, the first Fox News Poll on the race, Biden's support is unchanged, while Warren has gained 17 points, Buttigieg is up 6 and Sanders is down 4.

"Beto O'Rourke drops out of 2020 race" via David Siders of POLITICO — O'Rourke, running out of money and flatlining in public opinion polls, abandoned his presidential campaign, exiting the contest just as a crush of better-funded, higher-polling candidates arrived here for an Iowa Democratic Party event. Speaking to a group of tearful supporters on a lawn across from the convention center where O'Rourke had originally been scheduled to appear, O'Rourke pointed to the campaign's inability to raise sufficient money in recent months. "This is a campaign that has prided itself on seeing things clearly, on speaking honestly and on acting decisively," O'Rourke said. "We have to clearly see at this point that we do not have the means to pursue this campaign successfully."

"In Iowa, Biden confronts a growing threat: Pete Buttigieg" via Natasha Korecki of POLITICO — Biden dropped to fourth place in Iowa, according to a new poll, his worst showing to date in the pivotal early state. A few hours later, at the largest gathering to date for any 2020 event, it was clear why. While Biden delivered a solid performance on stage before a crowd of 13,500 Democrats at the state party's Liberty & Justice dinner, he was overshadowed and outshined by the candidate who just passed him in the polls — Buttigieg. At the massive state party event known for its catalytic effect on campaigns, Buttigieg captured the audience's imagination, articulating a case for generational change.

"'This is going to cause down-ballot damage': Elizabeth Warren's $20 trillion health plan fails to quiet critics" via Marc Caputo and Alex Thompson of POLITICO — The most-vulnerable Democrat in Colorado's state House, Bri Buentello, is dreading door-knocking in her rural district now that Warren dropped her massive "Medicare for All" plan into the presidential arena. "This is going to cause down-ballot damage in swing districts and states if she's the nominee," Buentello says, describing how her Pueblo-area constituents — who voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016 — were already echoing criticisms about a giant, one-size-fits-all big government-run plan that cancels private health insurance and raises taxes. The fear of blowback is indicative of the broad and mostly negative response to Warren's proposal from centrist, moderate and rural Democrats — many of whom, like Buentello, back Biden in the primary.


"Florida Democrats focus on voter registration" via Ana Ceballos of the News Service of Florida — Peñalosa told reporters that the party had registered more than 17,000 voters since June. Party workers have registered more Democrats than Republicans — a major part of the Florida Democrats' 2020 strategy — for four consecutive months, he said. "We learned our lesson in 2018 … and we have been taking Donald Trump seriously since he was elected in 2016," Peñalosa said during a conference call Friday morning. To continue to boost the number of Democratic voters, the party has put $3 million into registration efforts, he added. The party ultimately hopes to register 200,000 new Democratic voters by July 2020.

"Bus tours through Florida aiming to get felons to vote" via The Associated Press — Members of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition held a rally in Orlando, then started their tour by taking felons to an election supervisor's office for early voting in local elections. The bus then was traveling to a high school football game in Belle Glade, where organizers were encouraging felons to vote. The tour through Florida lasts through most of November. As many as 1.4 million felons are potentially eligible to regain voting privileges under a constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters last fall. But the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill stipulating that felons must pay all fines and fees to complete their sentences.

After the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition rally in Orlando, they launched a bus tour taking former felons to election supervisor's offices for early voting in local elections.

"Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio will challenge Donna Shalala in CD 27" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — Tarrio becomes the second Republican to compete for the seat, joining Maria Elvira Salazar. Tarrio was raised in Little Havana, giving him ties to South Florida ahead of his challenge to Shalala. "Our founders were simple men who wanted a world away from tyranny and away from government interference into our lives. A place to raise their children, watch their families grow and build their businesses. A place to worship freely and speak freely," Tarrio said in a statement. "Unfortunately, career politicians like Donna Shalala have become obsessed with moving America away from these founding principles and toward a Communist police state that thrives on robbing us of our God-given freedoms."

Happening tonight:

"Tracey Kagan files for rematch with Scott Plakon in HD 29" via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — Kagan, a criminal defense lawyer from Longwood with experience in the State Attorney's Office in Florida's 18th Judicial Circuit 1 in Seminole County, lost to Plakon 51-49 last year despite being outspent by nearly 2-1 in a battle for the central Seminole County district. "I was a first-time candidate in 2018, and our upstart campaign came within a tiny margin of defeating an entrenched incumbent backed by big money," Kagan said in a news release. "The narrow race proves that Seminole County is moving toward a more inclusive agenda that puts people — not corporations and special interests — first," she added. "Families are tired of not having a voice who fights for them in Tallahassee."

"Sarasota attorney Jason Miller running for state House seat" via Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune — Miller is making another run for the House District 72 seat. Miller, 47, ran for the seat — which covers much of northern Sarasota County — last year, losing to former state Rep. Ray Pilon in the GOP primary. Having grown up in Sarasota and lived here much of his life, Miller said he is deeply invested in the community and wants to help solve some of the region's pressing problems, such as ongoing water quality concerns. Miller's public service includes eight years as a prosecutor in the 12th Judicial Circuit, a stint working for the Florida Attorney General's office, and nine years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He currently is a major in the Army JAG Corps Reserve.

 —"Fewer competitive races in Sarasota and Manatee" via Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

"Daniel Perez holding joint fundraiser with Chip LaMarca next week" via Florida Politics — The reception will be held in Tallahassee Wednesday on the second floor of 106 East Jefferson Street, above the Tallahassee Visitors Center. Supporters can get more information on the event by sending in an RSVP. The fundraiser is notable because it shows there's no bad blood between the two freshman lawmakers following the 2024-26 House Speaker race, which Perez won. LaMarca, however, wasn't one of the freshmen in Perez' camp during the behind-the-scenes leadership race according to sources familiar with the competition.

"'Auxiliary deputy' Shaquille O'Neal gives $10,000 to Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony's political committee" via Anthony Man of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — In March, the sheriff's office said O'Neal "now works as an auxiliary deputy" in Broward County — a designation he also enjoyed under Scott Israel. In September, O'Neal gave a $10,000 contribution to the political committee that's raising money to support Tony in the 2020 election. Serving as an honorary law enforcement officer is something O'Neal likes to do. Besides Broward, he's been a reserve police officer or honorary deputy in multiple jurisdictions, including Miami Beach; Doral; Golden Beach; the Port of Los Angeles; Tempe, Ariz.; and Clayton County, Ga.

Broward County named Shaquille O' Neal auxiliary deputy, after which the basketball star donated $10,000 to Gregory Tony's election effort.

Assignment editors — Sheriff Tony will make a major announcement, 1:30 p.m., Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale.

"Hialeah voters have five charter amendments on their ballots" via Christina Morales of the Miami Herald — Hialeah voters could give their Mayor the authority to declare a state of emergency after a hurricane or other disaster, then spend an unlimited amount of city funds on cleanup without approval from the City Council for up to three months. That's one of five proposed amendments to the city's charter that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot and the one that would make the most substantial change to city government. Another would change the date of the city's runoff election to line up with other municipalities. Others would amend the charter to conform to changes in state law, update language or make minor changes.

"One man arrested after dispute with police outside Hialeah council candidate's party" via Christina Morales of the Miami Herald

"Pasco schools superintendent Kurt Browning to seek third term" via Jeffrey Solochek of the Tampa Bay Times — After nearly eight years on the job, Browning says he hasn't accomplished all he set out to do for improving the school system. That's why he has decided to seek a third term leading Florida's 10th-largest district. Pasco County also is the biggest school district in the nation to elect rather than appoint its chief executive. "I'll be filing next week," Browning said. "There's still issues that need to be addressed, things to be completed." Topping his list is the continued expansion of academic options within the district schools. "I want to see more choice in our system," Browning said.


"Broward schools lag on renovations" via Scott Travis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — Five years after Broward schools secured $800 million from taxpayers to renovate crumbling schools, progress has been astoundingly slow, with 97 percent of schools yet to receive long-promised repairs. Work is complete at only eight of 233 schools, leaving students and teachers in schools with mold, leaky roofs and failing air conditioners. Enrollment has dropped by 3,200 students in district-run schools in the past five years, and about 20% of parents in a survey last school year said poor facilities were a factor. The problems related to the $800 million bond, passed by voters in 2014, go beyond widely known delays and cost increases.

"Miami DREAMers mull their future as DACA heads to Supreme Court" via Lautaro Grinspan of the Miami Herald — As they await a Supreme Court decision on the legality of the DACA program — with oral arguments set to start on Nov. 12 — some Miami DREAMers are mulling over an uncertain future. On the cusp of a bachelor's degree in biology at Florida International University, Juliette Herrera faces a more uncertain future than most college seniors. During the years she has spent in school, the 28-year-old Venezuela native had seen the country she was born in — but moved away from by the time she was 5 — spiral further and further into economic collapse and political chaos. Meanwhile, the United States, the country she calls home, is still working out whether Herrera and other young people like her belong here at all.

"Miami is blooming with skyscrapers. What about the people who clean them?" via Bob Wile of the Miami Herald — According to a report from the University of California-Los Angeles' Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, the median wage for contracted office janitors in South Florida is approximately $8.50 per hour. That places South Florida janitorial workers in the bottom 10 percent for contracted janitorial earnings in Florida, a state where low-wage work is already pervasive. And the gap between janitors' wages and the rest of the economy is only growing. While inflation-adjusted wages for all private-sector workers in South Florida have climbed 7.6 percent since 1998, janitorial wages have barely budged, increasing just 1.8 percent. The Miami metro area now ranks 380th out of 382 among all metro areas for janitorial wages when the cost of living is taken into account.

"Duval's state legislators will introduce bill to have referendum on elected schools superintendent" via Christopher Hong of the Florida Times-Union — The local bill, which was proposed by State Rep. Jason Fischer, was passed by the Duval Delegation 6-2. State Reps. Cord Byrd, Kimberly Daniels, Clay Yarborough, Wyman Duggan, Fischer and State Sen. Aaron Bean voted yes. State Sen. Audrey Gibson and State Rep. Tracie Davis voted no. Fischer has proposed holding a referendum next November to allow voters to decide whether the superintendent should become an elected position, as opposed to an appointed one selected by the Duval County School Board. If the Legislature allowed the referendum and it passes, an election would be held in November 2022 to choose a superintendent.

Jason Fischer's push to have Duval County School Superintendent as an elected position is coming closer to reality. Image via Colin Hackley.

"Nuclear bill coming due for JEA" via David Bauerlein of the Florida Times-Union — The Plant Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia is 230 miles away from Jacksonville, but the financial impact of the budget-busting plant keeps coming closer as JEA begins to assess how much Vogtle will drive up customers' bills. The nuclear plant's swollen price also hovers over JEA's negotiations with bidders interested in buying the utility because its multibillion-dollar Vogtle obligation would need to be resolved if the city were to sell JEA. Plant Vogtle might not be a household name for JEA's 478,000 electric customers because so far, JEA's cost for purchasing power from the plant when Vogtle's two units come online in 2021 and 2022 hasn't shown up in monthly electric bills.

"Shad Khan, Jaguars expect Lot J development to begin in early 2020" via Jean Frenette of the Florida Times-Union — Jaguars owner Khan and president Mark Lamping expect to get approval for the development of Lot J by January and anticipate groundbreaking to begin by the end of the 2020 first quarter. Khan said the Lot J development, viewed as the city's most significant centerpiece in a decades-old battle to build up downtown Jacksonville, is necessary to break a negative historical trend. "This has been like a 50-year objective in Jacksonville to do something downtown," Khan said. "I've talked to enough people. We are probably as anxious as anybody to break this curse and get something going."


"Widow of combat veteran who died after fight at Brevard Jail appeals to Governor" via Alessandro Sassoon of FLORIDA TODAY — Kathleen Edwards sent a letter to DeSantis as well as other state and local officials, imploring them to reopen an investigation into the death of her husband, who died after a fight with corrections deputies at the Brevard County Jail in December last year. "We, community leaders, friends and family of U.S. Army veteran, Gregory L. Edwards, fervently appeal to you as guardians of the public trust," the letter begins. Edwards, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, was arrested after allegedly assaulting a man on the morning of December 9, 2018. Within a few hours, Edwards would be rushed with no pulse to the hospital from the jail after a fight with a corrections officer during the booking process.

"Fla. guard linked to near-fatal beating was promoted despite long string of alleged abuses" via Romy Ellenbogen of the Miami Herald — Over a decade-long career at Florida's largest women's prison, Keith Turner has been accused of trading cigarettes for sex, insubordination, throwing inmate complaints into the trash, harassing inmates for their religious beliefs, kissing and groping them, stealing canteen items and dousing prisoners with noxious chemicals for no reason.

"Infamous for Holocaust remarks but fired for missed calls, can principal win job back?" via Andrew Marry of the Palm Beach Post — After all the TV news trucks and international headlines and days of political outrage, Palm Beach County's most infamous principal was fired not for refusing to call the Holocaust a fact but for failing to return phone calls.


"Welcome to Florida, Trump, you'll fit right in" via the Bob Morris for the Orlando Sentinel — As a proud fourth-generation Floridian, I applaud your decision to switch your official residency to our state. Welcome! You'll fit right in here. Let your critics whine about how this is all about you not wanting to pay New York taxes. Idiots. Everyone knows you don't pay taxes, at least not at the percentage level we suckers pay. Maybe we can learn something from you. And if that doesn't work out, maybe you can pardon us. Clearly, you are switching states simply because you love it down here. The heat, the bugs, the humidity, the fact that Mar-a-Lago will come tumbling down when the Atlantic Ocean rises to claim it within the next century. But no worries.

"Twitter ad ban will disadvantage new candidates, grassroots causes" via Joe Clements for the Tallahassee Democrat — Why should the average voter care about the ad policies of big tech companies like Twitter and Facebook? The simple reason is digital political ads are good for our democracy. Digital political ads provide a huge advantage for upstart candidates and causes with small budgets because they are the only ad format that permits effective small-dollar campaigns. The power of digital ads is that they lower the cost of campaigning and give all candidates and causes the opportunity to run a competitive campaign. The formula is now well known: Find a small group of supporters online, raise small-dollar donations and then reinvest back in the campaign to find even more supporters.

"Restore septic tank inspections, Governor, and fix the Legislature's mistake" via Lee Constantine for the Orlando Sentinel — In October, the Blue-Green Algae Task Force, appointed by DeSantis, recommended a series of policies to fight toxic algae, including a program to inspect and monitor septic tanks. As the task force pointed out in its report, "Poorly functioning and/or failing septic systems can contribute disproportionately to nutrient pollution and pose increased health risks." It's bad enough that Florida doesn't have a program to inspect its nearly 3 million septic tanks, but it's worse that legislators passed a law almost a decade ago to create one, then repealed it before it could take effect. If we don't do something about this problem, we can count on more bills in the future amid mounting damage to our economy, environment and image.

"Joe Henderson: Make private, public, and charter schools play by the same rules" via Florida Politics — Charters and private schools are here to stay in Florida. But the rules that apply to public schools sometimes don't apply to the other schools. State Sen. Linda Stewart wants to change that. She filed SB 632 to make private and charter schools operate by the same standards as public schools. That seems fair to me. There are excellent charter and private schools, and they can be an attractive alternative to a struggling public school. Students can receive more individual instruction than a sometimes-harried public-school teacher can provide. They can receive religious instruction at a private church school. If the family chooses that route, they should have that right. But while the methods can be different, the standards shouldn't be.

"Legislature needs to fix the crisis it created" via the Citrus County Chronicle editorial board — Stop raiding the state's housing trust fund. Demographic research affirms that the availability of affordable housing is fundamental to a community's quality of life. It stimulates local economies by creating jobs. It improves a family's overall health and helps children to perform better. It makes our communities safer by serving to reduce crime and drug abuse. It lessens the taxpayers' burden by expanding the tax base, enabling the elderly and disabled to live independently, and by breaking the cycle of chronic homelessness. Florida's affordable housing is in crisis due to the legalized looting of more than $2.2 billion from the Sadowski Trust Fund by state lawmakers every year since 2001 — enough to have subsidized nearly 177,000 new homes.


Appointed Carlos de la Cruz Jr. and Jason Barrett to the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet.

"Personnel note: David Frady moving from DMS to Dep't of State" via Florida Politics — Frady, previously communications director at the Department of Management Services, on Monday starts in the same position for the Department of State under Secretary Laurel Lee. Frady replaces Sarah Revell, who is taking a job outside of state government. She had been with the Department of State since April 2017. Before his DMS stint, Frady was Press Secretary and later Communications Director for the Department of Children and Families, according to his LinkedIn page. He also was a communications liaison for the Department of Environmental Protection.

"GrayRobinson brings on five attorneys from Espinosa Martinez Law" via Drew Wilson of Florida Politics — The additions came to GrayRobinson from Espinosa Martinez Law, a Miami-based firm. Named partners Jorge Espinosa and Elio F. Martinez, Jr., as well as Francesca Russo, boarded as shareholders while Pablo Meles and Robert R. Jimenez will serve as of counsel and associate, respectively. The cohort have a background in intellectual property and technology law, and GrayRobinson said their presence on the roster would "provide significant depth and multinational experience to serve clients at the forefront of Florida's economic engine." Other specialties on their resumes: trademark counterfeiting, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

Personnel note: Don Davis joins PinPoint Results Davis will focus solely on the firm's technology practice, assisting technology clients on "helping state government function better, faster and cheaper," a news release said. Davis has held several key public sector positions across multiple state agencies, including Chief Technology Officer for the Florida Department of Corrections. He also served as the Chief Information Officer for Florida Virtual School, leading technology policy, procurement and operations in support of the organization. "Don's work in technology has included all operational facets needed to successfully plan and implement complex technology projects," the release added. He has experience in financial planning and the state budgeting and procurement process.

New and renewed lobbying registrations:

Sebastian Aleksander, The Aleksander Group: Gaggle

Brian Ballard, Mathew Forrest, Ballard Partners: Florida Coalition for Modern Laws

French Brown, Jennifer Ungru, Dean Mead: Charlotte County, Lee County Board of County Commissioners

Rachel Clark, Cotney Construction Lobbying: Capital City Roofing & Sheet Metal Association

Christopher DawsonKim McDougal, GrayRobinson: FRSA Self Insurers Fund, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Scott Kittel: Foundation for Florida's Future

Kimberly McGlynn, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Seth McKeel, Sydney Ridley, The Southern Group: Polk County Clerk of Court

Casey Mock, Amazon.com Services

Richard Pinsky, Akerman: GLAZER & SACHS

David Ramba, Paul Handerhan, Ramba Consulting Group: Florida Policyholders Cooperative

William Rubin, Heather Turnbull, Melissa Akeson, Amy Bisceglia, Erica Chanti, Christopher Finkbeiner, Matthew Sacco, Rubin Turnbull & Associates: Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Voices for Children

Timothy Stanfield, Greenberg Traurig: The IMA Group

What Richard Corcoran is reading — "When government lobbies government for more government" via Reason — For all their harrumphing about the evils of corporate influence-peddling, left-wing demagogues are amazingly — perhaps willfully — blind to the biggest influence-seekers in state capitals and DC: government agencies. "The money spent on lobbying by government agencies — cities, counties, school districts, water agencies, even rent control boards across the Golden State — consistently ranks at or near the top of the heap," according to a KQED report. It's a big problem at the local level, too.

— ALOE —

What Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster is reading — "'Hamilton' hopefuls arrive early for tickets at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall" via Charles Runnells of the Fort Myers News-Press — It was 5:30 a.m., and already people were lined up outside Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. They all wanted the same thing: a shot at some of those much-hyped, much-anticipated "Hamilton" tickets. The biggest musical of the year is scheduled for performances Jan. 14-26 in Fort Myers. Karen Farhat was one of about 200 people who showed up Saturday hoping to see it. That's why she got to Mann Hall at 4:15 a.m. — almost four hours before tickets went on sale at 8 a.m.

South Florida is anxious for the arrival of the national tour of 'Hamilton.'


Celebrating today are lobbyists Robert Beck and Carlos Cruz, Angela Dempsey, Rep. Blaise Ingoglia, Jamie Jacobs, and good guy Joe Marino. Belated wishes to Rep. Bruce Antone, Clay BarkerTaylor Budowich, Capital City Consulting's Ken Granger, and Colodny Fass' Nicole Graganella Kelly and Reps. Dolores Hogan Johnson, Cary Pigman and Susan Valdes.


Sunburn is authored and assembled by Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Posted: 18 Oct 2019 12:00 AM PDT

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of Oct 20 - 26, 2019


American Beauty (1999) EPIX Mon. 2:50 a.m.

Apocalypse Now Redux (1979) Showtime Wed. 3:15 p.m. Showtime Fri. 2:35 p.m.

Chinatown (1974) TMC Sun. 10:15 a.m. TMC Mon. 4 a.m. KCET Fri. 10:15 p.m.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) Cinemax Fri. 6:10 a.m.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Showtime Tues. 7:15 a.m.

Dances With Wolves (1990) Ovation Sun. 8:30 p.m.

Duck Soup (1933) TCM Wed. 5 p.m.

The Enchanted Cottage (1945) TCM Mon. 7:45 a.m.

The Exorcist (1973) AMC Thur. 11:15 a.m.

GoodFellas (1990) Cinemax Sat. 9 a.m.

Halloween (1978) IFC Sun. 8:45 a.m. IFC Sun. 5 p.m. AMC Thur. 6 p.m.

Jaws (1975) AMC Sat. 1:30 p.m.


John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) Encore Sat. 8:51 a.m. Encore Sat. 9 p.m. Encore Sun. 1:58 a.m.

King Kong (1933) TCM Sun. 3 a.m.

The Last Emperor (1987) Cinemax Sun. 10:05 p.m. Cinemax Wed. 11:05 a.m.

The Life of Emile Zola (1937) TCM Mon. 6:45 p.m.

Living Proof (2008) Lifetime Sun. 10 a.m.

A Night at the Opera (1935) TCM Tues. 3:15 a.m.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Freeform Mon. 4:45 p.m. Freeform Tues. 2:40 p.m. Disney Sat. 7 p.m.

Patton (1970) Cinemax Wed. 6:25 a.m.


The Phantom Carriage (1920) TCM Sun. 9 p.m.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Paramount Sun. 12:05 p.m. Paramount Sun. 10:55 p.m.

Rosemary's Baby (1968) EPIX Sat. 3:25 a.m.

The Shining (1980) AMC Thur. 2:30 p.m.

Sons of the Desert (1933) TCM Wed. 8 p.m.

There Will Be Blood (2007) TMC Mon. 1:15 a.m. TMC Fri. 3:15 p.m.

Titanic (1997) TBS Sat. 11 a.m. TBS Sat. Noon

Unforgiven (1992) Ovation Fri. 9 p.m. Ovation Sat. 4 p.m. Showtime Sun. 3:55 a.m.

The Untouchables (1987) Encore Sun. 2:10 p.m.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989) Showtime Wed. 10 p.m.

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


Bravo, IFC & Sundance in primetime, airing the week of the week of Oct 20 - 26, 2019

An American Haunting (2005) ★★ IFC Tues. 5 p.m. IFC Wed. 10:30 a.m.

Animal House (1978) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 1 a.m.

The Apparition (2012) ★ AMC Wed. 11:30 a.m. IFC Thur. 10:45 a.m. IFC Fri. 4:15 a.m.

Body Snatchers (1993) ★★★ IFC Tues. 3 p.m. IFC Wed. 8:30 a.m.

Bride Wars (2009) ★ Bravo Sat. Noon Bravo Sat. 2 p.m.

The Cabin in the Woods (2011) ★★★ IFC Thur. 10 p.m. IFC Fri. 11 a.m.

Carrie (2013) ★★ IFC Wed. 9 p.m. IFC Thur. 5:45 p.m.

Carrie (1976) ★★★ AMC Tues. 5:45 p.m. Sundance Thur. 1:45 p.m. Sundance Fri. 9:45 a.m.

Clueless (1995) ★★★ Sundance Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Contact (1997) ★★★ Sundance Mon. 9 p.m. Sundance Tues. 11:30 a.m.

Creepshow (1982) ★★★ IFC Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Dark Skies (2013) ★★ IFC Fri. 2:15 a.m.

The Dead Zone (1983) ★★★ IFC Thur. 3:45 a.m.

Death Wish (1974) ★★★ Sundance Mon. 3:30 a.m.

Double Jeopardy (1999) ★★★ Sundance Thur. 9:15 a.m. Sundance Fri. 1 a.m.

Eraser (1996) ★★ Sundance Tues. 3 a.m.

Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971) ★★★ IFC Tues. 6 a.m.

48 HRS. (1982) ★★★ Sundance Sat. 11 p.m.

Friday the 13th (1980) ★★ IFC Sat. 3:15 p.m.

Friday the 13th (2009) ★ IFC Sat. 1:15 p.m.

Friday the 13th - Part III (1982) ★ IFC Sat. 7:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning (1985) ★ IFC Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell (1993) ★ IFC Sat. 11:15 a.m. IFC Sun. 5:30 a.m.

Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood (1988) ★ IFC Sun. 3:30 a.m.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) ★ IFC Sat. 9 a.m.

Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) ★ IFC Sat. 5:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) ★ IFC Sun. 1:30 a.m.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) ★ IFC Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Fright Night (1985) ★★★ AMC Wed. Noon IFC Thur. 1:15 a.m. IFC Thur. 3:15 p.m.

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000) ★★ IFC Sun. 6:45 a.m. AMC Tues. 9:15 a.m. IFC Fri. 6:45 a.m.

Ghost Ship (2002) ★ IFC Tues. 7 p.m. AMC Wed. 6 p.m.

Graveyard Shift (1990) ★ IFC Tues. 10:15 a.m. IFC Wed. 3:30 a.m. IFC Wed. 6:30 a.m. Sundance Sat. 4 a.m.

The Green Mile (1999) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 9 p.m. Sundance Mon. 5 p.m.

Halloween (1978) ★★★★ IFC Sun. 8:45 a.m. IFC Sun. 5 p.m. AMC Thur. 6 p.m.

Halloween (2007) ★ IFC Sun. 11 p.m. IFC Mon. 12:30 p.m. IFC Tues. 9 p.m. IFC Wed. 6:30 p.m.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) ★★ IFC Sun. 12:45 p.m. IFC Mon. 8:15 a.m.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) ★★ IFC Sun. 10:45 a.m. IFC Mon. 6:15 a.m.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) ★★ IFC Sun. 7 p.m. IFC Mon. 1:30 a.m. AMC Thur. 8 p.m. AMC Fri. 4 p.m.

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ★ IFC Sun. 3 p.m.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) ★ IFC Sun. 9 p.m. IFC Mon. 3:30 a.m. AMC Thur. 10 p.m. AMC Fri. 2 p.m.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ★ IFC Mon. 10:30 a.m.

Last Action Hero (1993) ★★ Sundance Sun. 3:30 a.m.

Legion (2010) ★ IFC Fri. 8:45 a.m. IFC Fri. Noon BBC America Sat. 2 a.m. BBC America Sat. 8 a.m.

A Madea Christmas (2013) ★ Bravo Sun. 1:30 p.m. Bravo Mon. 1 a.m. Bravo Fri. 3:42 p.m. Bravo Sat. 1:30 a.m.

Madea's Family Reunion (2006) ★★ Bravo Sun. 10:59 a.m. Bravo Sun. 3:30 p.m. Bravo Fri. 1:12 p.m. Bravo Fri. 5:50 p.m.

Madea's Witness Protection (2012) ★★ Bravo Fri. 8:20 p.m. Bravo Fri. 10:55 p.m.

Mission: Impossible (1996) ★★ Sundance Sun. 11:15 a.m. Sundance Mon. 1 a.m.

The Mist (2007) ★★ IFC Tues. 3 a.m. IFC Tues. 12:15 p.m.

Night of the Living Dead (1990) ★★ Sundance Thur. 11:45 a.m.

The Notebook (2004) ★★ Bravo Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bravo Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Paranormal Activity (2007) ★★★ IFC Tues. 11:30 p.m. IFC Wed. 4:30 p.m.

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) ★★ IFC Wed. 12:30 p.m. IFC Thur. 6:45 a.m.

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) ★★ IFC Wed. 1:30 a.m. IFC Wed. 2:30 p.m.

The Possession (2012) ★★ AMC Wed. 2:30 a.m. IFC Wed. 11:15 p.m. IFC Thur. 8:45 a.m.

The Purge (2013) ★★ IFC Thur. 8 p.m. IFC Fri. 1 p.m.

Rudy (1993) ★★★ Sundance Tues. 9 a.m. Sundance Tues. 12:30 p.m.

Shallow Hal (2001) ★★ Bravo Fri. 10:36 a.m. Bravo Fri. Noon E Sun. Noon

Sleepwalkers (1992) ★ Sundance Fri. 2 p.m. Sundance Sat. 2 a.m.

Something Borrowed (2011) ★ Bravo Sat. 4 p.m. Bravo Sun. 12:30 p.m.

The Sum of All Fears (2002) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 6:30 p.m. Sundance Mon. 2:30 p.m.

Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood (1996) ★ IFC Sat. 4:05 a.m.

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight (1995) ★★ IFC Tues. 8:15 a.m.

Thinner (1996) ★★ Sundance Fri. Noon

U.S. Marshals (1998) ★★ Sundance Sun. 3:30 p.m.

Vegas Vacation (1997) ★ Sundance Sat. 9 p.m.

Walking Tall (2004) ★★ Sundance Sun. 1:45 p.m.

The Wedding Planner (2001) ★★ Sundance Wed. 3 a.m. Sundance Wed. 11:30 a.m.

The Whole Nine Yards (2000) ★★ Sundance Wed. 2 p.m.

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


Movies that scored big at the box office, airing the week of the week of Oct 20 - 26, 2019

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) ★★ VH1 Fri. 11:30 p.m. VH1 Sat. 2:10 p.m.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) ★★ VH1 Sat. 1:30 a.m. VH1 Sat. 4:20 p.m.

The Addams Family (1991) ★★ Freeform Sun. 9:50 p.m. Freeform Mon. 12:35 p.m. Freeform Sat. 5:35 p.m.

Airplane! (1980) ★★★ Showtime Sun. 6:30 a.m. Showtime Thur. 9 a.m.

American Beauty (1999) ★★★★ EPIX Mon. 2:50 a.m.

Armageddon (1998) ★★ Cinemax Tues. 12:15 p.m.

Batman Begins (2005) ★★★ TNT Sat. 5 p.m.

Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★ Paramount Sun. 2 a.m.

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) ★★★ CMT Tues. 10:30 p.m. CMT Wed. 7:30 p.m.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) ★★ CMT Wed. 10 p.m. CMT Thur. 12:30 p.m.

The Big Chill (1983) ★★★ EPIX Thur. 8 p.m.

Black Hawk Down (2001) ★★★ Ovation Sun. 3:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 10 p.m. Ovation Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Blazing Saddles (1974) ★★★ Ovation Fri. 1 p.m.

Boomerang (1992) ★★ Ovation Mon. 6 p.m. Ovation Tues. 4 p.m.

The Bourne Identity (2002) ★★★ BBC America Thur. 8 p.m. BBC America Thur. 10:30 p.m.

Boyz N the Hood (1991) ★★★ BET Sat. 4:30 p.m.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) ★★★ BBC America Fri. 6:30 p.m.

Bull Durham (1988) ★★★ EPIX Thur. 9:45 p.m.

The Caine Mutiny (1954) ★★★ KCET Fri. 8 p.m.

Cape Fear (1991) ★★★ Encore Sat. 3:47 a.m.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) ★★★ TNT Sat. 8 p.m.

Cars (2006) ★★★ Disney XD Sun. Noon

Casino Royale (2006) ★★★ Cinemax Mon. 8 p.m. Cinemax Fri. 11:35 p.m.

Cast Away (2000) ★★★ TBS Sat. 3 p.m. TBS Sun. 12:30 p.m.

Clash of the Titans (1981) ★★ TCM Thur. 3 p.m.

Cocktail (1988) ★★ Ovation Tues. 9 p.m. Ovation Wed. 1:30 p.m.

Coming to America (1988) ★★★ VH1 Fri. 3:50 p.m. VH1 Sat. 3:30 a.m.

Con Air (1997) ★★ Paramount Wed. 10:30 p.m.

Conspiracy Theory (1997) ★★ HBO Tues. 1 a.m.

Contact (1997) ★★★ Sundance Mon. 9 p.m. Sundance Tues. 11:30 a.m.

Cool Runnings (1993) ★★★ Cinemax Sat. 5:15 a.m.

The Da Vinci Code (2006) ★★ Encore Wed. 8 p.m. Encore Thur. 11:59 a.m.

Dances With Wolves (1990) ★★★★ Ovation Sun. 8:30 p.m.

Dirty Dancing (1987) ★★★ CMT Sat. 5 p.m. CMT Sat. 10 p.m.

Double Jeopardy (1999) ★★★ Sundance Thur. 9:15 a.m. Sundance Fri. 1 a.m.

Earthquake (1974) ★★ TMC Tues. 1 p.m.

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) ★★ Showtime Thur. 1:30 a.m.

Eraser (1996) ★★ Sundance Tues. 3 a.m.

Erin Brockovich (2000) ★★★ Starz Sat. 12:52 p.m.

The Exorcist (1973) ★★★★ AMC Thur. 11:15 a.m.

Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★ Encore Sun. 8:15 a.m. Encore Sun. 4:12 p.m. Encore Wed. 8:50 a.m. Encore Wed. 6:12 p.m.

The First Wives Club (1996) ★★★ CMT Mon. 1:30 a.m. CMT Sun. 12:30 p.m.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) ★★★ TMC Wed. 12:30 p.m.

48 HRS. (1982) ★★★ Sundance Sat. 11 p.m.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) ★★★ TMC Sun. 8 a.m. TMC Fri. 9 a.m. TMC Sat. 5 a.m.

Friday the 13th (1980) ★★ IFC Sat. 3:15 p.m.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) ★★★ TMC Tues. Noon Showtime Fri. 8 p.m. Showtime Sat. 1 a.m.

Ghost (1990) ★★★ POP Fri. Noon POP Sat. 9 a.m.

Ghostbusters (1984) ★★★ Freeform Sun. 12:35 p.m. Freeform Thur. 3:40 p.m. Freeform Fri. 11:32 a.m.

Ghostbusters II (1989) ★★ Freeform Sun. 3:05 p.m. Freeform Thur. 6:15 p.m. Freeform Fri. 2:05 p.m.

Gladiator (2000) ★★★ BBC America Sat. 10 a.m. BBC America Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Godzilla (1998) ★★ Showtime Sun. 9 a.m.

Grease (1978) ★★★ CMT Sat. 2:30 p.m. CMT Sat. 7:30 p.m.

The Green Mile (1999) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 9 p.m. Sundance Mon. 5 p.m.

Gremlins (1984) ★★★ Syfy Tues. 8 p.m. Syfy Wed. 3:05 p.m.

Grown Ups (2010) ★ E Sat. 7 p.m. E Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ★★★ FX Tues. 7:30 p.m. FX Wed. 5 p.m.

The Hangover (2009) ★★★ VH1 Fri. 9 p.m. VH1 Sat. 6:30 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) ★★★ Syfy Sun. 8:32 p.m. Syfy Mon. 5 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) ★★★ Syfy Sun. 5:30 p.m. Syfy Mon. 2 p.m.

Hook (1991) ★★★ Ovation Tues. 11:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 4 p.m.

Hulk (2003) ★★ HBO Sat. 11:45 a.m.

The Hunt for Red October (1990) ★★★ Starz Tues. 5:46 a.m.

I Am Legend (2007) ★★★ TNT Sat. 11 p.m.

Ice Age (2002) ★★★ Nickelodeon Tues. 6 a.m. Nickelodeon Wed. 9 p.m.

In the Line of Fire (1993) ★★★ Showtime Thur. 10:30 a.m.

Inception (2010) ★★★ Cinemax Wed. 1:50 p.m.

Indecent Proposal (1993) ★★ EPIX Mon. 1:25 p.m.

Independence Day (1996) ★★★ AMC Mon. 7 p.m. AMC Mon. 10 p.m.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ★★★ Paramount Sun. 5:05 p.m. Paramount Sun. 8 p.m.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) ★★★ Paramount Sun. 2:35 p.m.

Iron Man 2 (2010) ★★ EPIX Sat. 8 p.m.

Jaws (1975) ★★★★ AMC Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Jaws 2 (1978) ★★ AMC Sat. 4:30 p.m.

Jumanji (1995) ★★ LOGO Thur. 11:55 p.m. LOGO Fri. 2:30 a.m.

Jurassic Park (1993) ★★★ AMC Sat. 7 p.m.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ★★ AMC Sun. 1 a.m.

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) ★★ BBC America Sun. 9:30 a.m.

The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★ BBC America Sun. 6:30 a.m.

Kindergarten Cop (1990) ★★ Encore Wed. 4:18 p.m.

The Last Samurai (2003) ★★★ UNIMAS Sun. 12:30 p.m. KFTR Sun. 3:30 p.m.

A League of Their Own (1992) ★★★ Showtime Wed. 6 a.m. Showtime Wed. 6:45 p.m.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ★★★ FXX Sun. 8 a.m.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ★★ AMC Sat. 10 p.m.

Man of Steel (2013) ★★ FXX Mon. 3 p.m. FXX Tues. Noon

Minions (2015) ★★ FX Fri. 6 p.m. FX Sat. 4 p.m.

Miss Congeniality (2000) ★★ TBS Sun. 10 a.m. TBS Mon. 4 a.m.

Mission: Impossible (1996) ★★ Sundance Sun. 11:15 a.m. Sundance Mon. 1 a.m.

Monsters, Inc. (2001) ★★★ Freeform Fri. 8:55 p.m. Freeform Sat. 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Deeds (2002) ★ KCOP Sat. 2 p.m.

The Mummy (1999) ★★ Paramount Sun. 9 a.m. Paramount Mon. 1:15 a.m.

Ocean's Eleven (2001) ★★★ TRU Sat. 8 p.m.

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) ★★★ Ovation Mon. 12:30 p.m. Ovation Mon. 1:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 7:30 p.m.

The Others (2001) ★★★ Encore Sun. 5:35 a.m.

Pale Rider (1985) ★★★ Ovation Fri. 6:30 p.m.

The Patriot (2000) ★★★ Ovation Sat. 7 p.m. EPIX Mon. 5:15 p.m.

Patton (1970) ★★★★ Cinemax Wed. 6:25 a.m.

Phenomenon (1996) ★★ Cinemax Tues. 4:45 a.m. Cinemax Thur. 10:45 a.m.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) ★★ Nickelodeon Sun. 9 p.m.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) ★★★ BBC America Sun. 6 p.m. BBC America Mon. 2 a.m.

Predator (1987) ★★★ AMC Mon. Noon

Quantum of Solace (2008) ★★ Cinemax Mon. 10:25 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 2 a.m.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) ★★★★ Paramount Sun. 12:05 p.m. Paramount Sun. 10:55 p.m.

Revenge of the Nerds (1984) ★★ BBC America Sun. Noon BBC America Sun. 4 p.m.

The Ring (2002) ★★ Syfy Sat. 11:52 a.m. Syfy Sun. 3:45 a.m.

Runaway Bride (1999) ★★ CMT Sun. 1:30 p.m. CMT Sun. 7:30 p.m.

Rush Hour (1998) ★★★ TNT Sun. 11 p.m.

Saturday Night Fever (1977) ★★★ EPIX Sun. 5 a.m.

Scarface (1983) ★★★ Encore Tues. 11:39 a.m. Encore Tues. 12:31 p.m. Encore Tues. 9 p.m.

Scary Movie (2000) ★★★ VH1 Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Scooby-Doo (2002) ★★ Freeform Tues. 6:50 p.m. Freeform Wed. 1:30 p.m. Freeform Sat. 11:20 a.m.

The Shining (1980) ★★★★ AMC Thur. 2:30 p.m.

Short Circuit (1986) ★★ TMC Thur. 10:30 a.m.

Sister Act (1992) ★★ WE Thur. 3:20 p.m. WE Thur. 5:40 p.m. VH1 Sat. 9 p.m.

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) ★★ VH1 Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) ★★★ EPIX Fri. 3:25 a.m.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) ★★★ EPIX Sat. 10:40 a.m.

The Sum of All Fears (2002) ★★★ Sundance Sun. 6:30 p.m. Sundance Mon. 2:30 p.m.

Sweet Home Alabama (2002) ★★ TBS Sun. 2:15 p.m. TBS Mon. 1:45 a.m.

Ted (2012) ★★★ FX Tues. 3 p.m. FX Wed. 12:30 p.m.

Thor (2011) ★★★ FX Wed. 7:30 p.m. FX Thur. 4:30 p.m.

Titanic (1997) ★★★★ TBS Sat. 11 a.m. TBS Sat. Noon

Tombstone (1993) ★★★ TMC Mon. 5:50 p.m.

Top Gun (1986) ★★★ Paramount Wed. 8 p.m. Paramount Sat. 9 a.m. Paramount Sat. 5:30 p.m.

Traffic (2000) ★★★ Cinemax Thur. 9:35 p.m.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) ★★ FX Sun. 6:30 p.m. FX Mon. 2:30 p.m.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) ★★ FX Sun. 3 p.m. FX Sun. 11:03 p.m.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) ★★ Paramount Sat. 2 p.m. Paramount Sat. 10:30 p.m.

True Grit (2010) ★★★ EPIX Mon. 3:25 p.m.

Turner & Hooch (1989) ★★ TMC Tues. 9:15 a.m. TMC Fri. 7:20 a.m.

Twilight (2008) ★★ POP Fri. 3 p.m. POP Sat. Noon

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) ★★ POP Sat. Noon POP Sat. 9 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) ★★ POP Sat. 2:30 a.m. POP Sat. 11:30 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) ★★ POP Fri. 9 p.m. POP Sat. 6 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) ★★ POP Fri. 6 p.m. POP Sat. 3 p.m. KVEA Sat. 3:30 p.m.

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) ★★★ Encore Mon. 12:26 p.m.

Twins (1988) ★★★ Cinemax Tues. 6:10 p.m. Cinemax Sun. 5:05 a.m.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) ★★ Encore Thur. 8:03 a.m. Encore Thur. 10:10 p.m.

Unforgiven (1992) ★★★★ Ovation Fri. 9 p.m. Ovation Sat. 4 p.m. Showtime Sun. 3:55 a.m.

The Untouchables (1987) ★★★★ Encore Sun. 2:10 p.m.

The Waterboy (1998) ★ Comedy Central Sun. 2:15 p.m. Comedy Central Sun. 9 p.m. MTV Thur. 10 p.m. MTV Fri. 11 a.m.

Waterworld (1995) ★★ Starz Tues. 1:02 a.m. Starz Tues. 9:56 a.m.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989) ★★★★ Showtime Wed. 10 p.m.

Witness (1985) ★★★ EPIX Sun. 2:20 p.m.

X-Men (2000) ★★★ BBC America Mon. 8 p.m. BBC America Tues. 1:15 a.m.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) ★★ BBC America Wed. 8 p.m. BBC America Wed. 10:30 p.m.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) ★★ BBC America Tues. 8 p.m. BBC America Tues. 10:28 p.m.

X2: X-Men United (2003) ★★★ BBC America Mon. 10:15 p.m. BBC America Tues. 5 p.m.

Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z


An alphabetical listing of movies on TV the week of the week of Oct 20 - 26, 2019

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Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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About a Boy (2002) ★★★ Hugh Grant, Toni Collette. An irresponsible playboy becomes emotionally attached to a woman's 12-year-old son. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. TMC Wed. 9:45 p.m.

Absolute Power (1997) ★★ Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman. A veteran thief catches the president of the United States in adultery and a murder cover-up. (R) 2 hrs. Showtime Tues. 1:30 p.m.

The Abyss (1989) ★★★ Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Oil-platform workers, including an estranged couple, and a Navy SEAL make a startling deep-sea discovery. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 51 mins. Cinemax Wed. 12:50 p.m.

The Accused (1988) ★★★ Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster. Raped in a bar, a woman hires a prosecutor who goes after the patrons who encouraged her attackers. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. EPIX Mon. 11:30 a.m.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) ★★ Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox. A bungling gumshoe uncovers more than just a simple kidnapping when he searches for the Miami Dolphins' missing mascot. (PG-13) 1 hr. 26 mins. VH1 Fri. 11:30 p.m. VH1 Sat. 2:10 p.m.

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) ★★ Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice. A sacred white bat's disappearance begets bloodshed between African tribes and puts the goofy pet sleuth on the case. (PG-13) 1 hr. 32 mins. VH1 Sat. 1:30 a.m. VH1 Sat. 4:20 p.m.

Adaptation (2002) ★★★ Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep. A screenwriter asks his identical twin, who is in the same profession, for advice on a story about a serial killer. (R) 1 hr. 54 mins. Showtime Tues. 11:30 a.m.

Addams Family Values (1993) ★★ Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia. Upon arrival of their mustachioed baby, Morticia and Gomez hire a greedy nanny who targets Uncle Fester. (PG-13) 1 hr. 33 mins. Freeform Sun. 11:55 p.m. Freeform Mon. 2:40 p.m. Freeform Sat. 7:40 p.m.

The Addams Family (1991) ★★ Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia. Gomez, Morticia and their ghoulish household are prey to a scam involving long-lost Uncle Fester. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. Freeform Sun. 9:50 p.m. Freeform Mon. 12:35 p.m. Freeform Sat. 5:35 p.m.

Adrift (2018) ★★★ Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin. Disaster strikes when Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp sail into a hurricane that leaves their boat in ruins. With Richard badly injured and no hope of rescue, Tami must race against time to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. (PG-13) 2 hrs. TMC Tues. 9:30 p.m. TMC Sat. 4 p.m.

Adventureland (2009) ★★★ Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart. A college grad takes a lowly job at an amusement park after his parents refuse to fund his long-anticipated trip to Europe. (R) 1 hr. 46 mins. TMC Thur. 8:30 a.m. TMC Fri. 5:30 a.m.

The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953) ★★ Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Van. Dobie goes to college, dates Pansy, horses around, blows up the chemistry lab. (NR) 1 hr. 13 mins. TCM Wed. 5:30 a.m.

Affairs of State (2018) Adrian Grenier, Mimi Rogers. A young campaign aide gets in way over his head when he sleeps with the wife of a presidential candidate, sending him into a downward spiral of corruption and blackmail. He is left fighting not only for his career, but also his life. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. EPIX Tues. 6:50 a.m.

Airplane! (1980) ★★★ Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty. A pilot afraid to fly follows his stewardess ex-girlfriend and must take over for the poisoned crew. (PG) 1 hr. 28 mins. Showtime Sun. 6:30 a.m. Showtime Thur. 9 a.m.

Ali (2001) ★★★ Will Smith, Jamie Foxx. Muhammad Ali battles Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman and raises controversy outside the ring. (R) 2 hrs. 38 mins. EPIX Sun. 6:20 p.m.

Alibi Ike (1935) ★★ Joe E. Brown, Olivia de Havilland. An eccentric ballplayer known for his unorthodox pitching style finds major-league trouble with a girl and gangsters. (NR) 1 hr. 13 mins. TCM Thur. 2:45 a.m.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) ★★ Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway. Live action/animated. After returning to Underland, Alice receives a mission from the White Queen to travel back in time to save the Mad Hatter's family. (PG) 1 hr. 53 mins. TNT Sat. 12:45 p.m.

Alien Resurrection (1997) ★★ Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder. Cloned Ellen Ripley and others aboard a spaceship battle rampaging aliens. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. AMC Sun. 6:15 a.m.

All About the Benjamins (2002) ★★ Ice Cube, Mike Epps. A bounty hunter and a con artist work together to retrieve a lottery ticket from a group of diamond thieves. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. VH1 Tues. 1:40 p.m. VH1 Wed. 11:30 a.m.

All Eyez on Me (2017) ★★ Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira. The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur, from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world's most recognized and influential voices. (R) 2 hrs. 20 mins. BET Sat. 7 p.m.

All for Love (2017) Sara Rue, Steve Bacic. After negative reviews and declining sales of her latest books, an author of romance novels is paired with her editor's brother for research on her latest book. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. Hallmark Mon. 4 p.m.

All I Want for Christmas (2013) Melissa Sagemiller, Brad Rowe. A Christmas pin magically allows an executive to hear the unspoken thoughts of others. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Mon. 2 p.m.

All the Way (2016) ★★★ Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie. President Lyndon B. Johnson endures a tumultuous first year in office while trying to launch a civil rights bill. (NR) 2 hrs. 12 mins. HBO Wed. 6 a.m.

Alone in the Game (2018) A profile of the ongoing struggles LGBTQ athletes are facing at the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels. (NR) 1 hr. 35 mins. Audience Wed. 1 p.m. Audience Wed. 5 p.m.

American Assassin (2017) ★★ Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton. Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, and they join forces with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative who wants to start a global war. (R) 1 hr. 51 mins. TMC Mon. 10 p.m. TMC Sun. 3 a.m.

American Beauty (1999) ★★★★ Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening. A man in midlife crisis and at odds with his wife begins working out to impress his teenage daughter's friend. (R) 2 hrs. 2 mins. EPIX Mon. 2:50 a.m.

An American Haunting (2005) ★★ Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek. Strange and terrifying events plague a family in 1817 Tennessee after a fellow citizen places a curse on the father. (NR) 1 hr. 31 mins. IFC Tues. 5 p.m. IFC Wed. 10:30 a.m.

The American President (1995) ★★★ Michael Douglas, Annette Bening. A political rival turns the widowed president's romance with an environmental lobbyist into an election-year issue. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. TMC Sun. 4:05 p.m. Showtime Mon. 6 a.m.

Angels & Demons (2009) ★★ Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor. Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon joins forces with an Italian scientist to prevent an ancient brotherhood's plot against the Vatican from coming to fruition. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 18 mins. Encore Wed. 10:31 p.m.

Animal House (1978) ★★★ John Belushi, Kevin Bacon. Bluto, Otter and the rowdy Deltas make fools of the dean and the square Omegas at 1962 Faber College. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. Sundance Sun. 1 a.m.

Annabelle (2014) ★★ Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton. Members of a satanic cult invade the home of a man and his pregnant wife and turn a vintage doll into a conduit for ultimate evil. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. AMC Fri. 11:45 a.m.

Annabelle: Creation (2017) ★★ Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman. Years after the tragic death of their daughter, a former toy maker and his wife welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their farmhouse. Terror soon strikes when one child finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. Syfy Mon. 8:30 p.m. Syfy Tues. 5:30 p.m.

Annapolis (2006) ★★ James Franco, Tyrese Gibson. A young man from the wrong side of the tracks realizes his dream of entering the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland. (PG-13) 1 hr. 38 mins. Cinemax Thur. 12:50 p.m.

Another Nine & a Half Weeks (1997) ★ Mickey Rourke, Agathe de la Fontaine. Despondent at losing his lover, a man wanders the streets of Paris and has an affair with her kinky friend. (R) 1 hr. 45 mins. Audience Fri. 8 p.m. Audience Sat. Noon

Apocalypse Now Redux (1979) ★★★★ Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall. An Army agent goes upriver into the heart of Cambodia to kill a renegade colonel. (R) 3 hrs. 15 mins. Showtime Wed. 3:15 p.m. Showtime Fri. 2:35 p.m.

Apollo 11 (2019) ★★★ Never-before-seen footage and audio recordings take you straight into the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission as astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embark on a historic trip to the moon. (G) 1 hr. 33 mins. CNN Sat. 6 p.m.

The Apparition (2012) ★ Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan. A paranormal researcher must save a couple from a malevolent entity that feeds on fear and torments them no matter where they run. (PG-13) 1 hr. 22 mins. AMC Wed. 11:30 a.m. IFC Thur. 10:45 a.m. IFC Fri. 4:15 a.m.

Arizona (2018) Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt. Cassie is a single mother and real estate agent whose problems go from bad to worse when a disgruntled client kidnaps her. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. HBO Sat. 2:36 a.m.

Armageddon (1998) ★★ Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton. A NASA rep recruits an oil driller and his team of mavericks to save Earth from an oncoming asteroid. (NR) 2 hrs. 35 mins. Cinemax Tues. 12:15 p.m.

Armored (2009) ★★ Matt Dillon, Jean Reno. Empleados de una compañía de camiones blindados planean un robo en contra de su propia empresa. (PG-13) 1 hr. 28 mins. UNIMAS Sun. 8 p.m. KFTR Sun. 11 p.m.

Army of Darkness (1992) ★★ Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz. Because of a time warp, a supermarket worker finds himself fighting in medieval England with a chainsaw and a '73 Oldsmobile. (R) 1 hr. 21 mins. Encore Fri. 8:26 a.m. Encore Fri. 4:14 p.m. Encore Sat. 5:57 a.m.

Así Es Mi México (1963) Rodolfo de Anda, Begoña Palacios. Un charro y un cantante se enamoran de una bella joven que desea debutar como bailarina en un teatro ambulante. (NR) 1 hr. 28 mins. KWHY Sat. 5 p.m.

At the Circus (1939) ★★★ Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx. A sly lawyer and a pair of carnies shoot a society matron out of a cannon and try to save a circus. (NR) 1 hr. 27 mins. TCM Tues. 9 a.m.

Atlantis, the Lost Continent (1961) ★★ Anthony Hall, Joyce Taylor. A Greek fisherman follows a princess to Atlantis, where a tyrant turns slaves into animal-headed men. (NR) 1 hr. 31 mins. TCM Thur. 11:45 a.m.

Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016) Kayla Compton, Justin Ray. A chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty killers. Now it's up to a group of friends to save their town from the fried fiends. (NR) 1 hr. 38 mins. TMC Sat. 10:30 p.m. TMC Sun. 1:30 a.m.

Australia (2008) ★★ Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman. An English aristocrat and a cattleman drive a herd across the Australian Outback to save her ranch from a hostile takeover. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 45 mins. Starz Sun. 6:46 a.m. Starz Wed. 3:22 a.m.

Autumn Dreams (2015) Jill Wagner, Colin Egglesfield. Years after the annulment of their spontaneous marriage a couple discovers a mistake in the paperwork that means they are still husband and wife. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Thur. 4 p.m.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) ★★ Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova. Members of an expedition discover two vicious extraterrestrial species dueling to the death in the Antarctic. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. AMC Tues. 1 a.m.


Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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B.A.P.S (1997) ★ Halle Berry, Martin Landau. Two Georgia waitresses seeking a better life go to Hollywood and meet an ailing millionaire. (PG-13) 1 hr. 31 mins. VH1 Mon. 2 p.m. VH1 Tues. 11:30 a.m.

The Babadook (2014) ★★★ Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall. A troubled widow discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book. (NR) 1 hr. 33 mins. TMC Mon. 12:45 p.m. TMC Thur. 8 p.m.

Baby Boom (1987) ★★★ Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis. A Manhattan career woman with a live-in boyfriend suddenly inherits a baby girl and moves to Vermont. (PG) 1 hr. 51 mins. EPIX Sat. 8:15 a.m.

Baby Boy (2001) ★★★ Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding. A misguided 20-year-old juggles various women while dealing with two children and his mother's new boyfriend. (R) 2 hrs. 9 mins. VH1 Wed. 1:30 p.m.

Baby Driver (2017) ★★★ Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey. Coerced into working for a crime boss, a talented getaway driver must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. (R) 1 hr. 53 mins. Showtime Fri. 10:30 a.m.

Baby Mama (2008) ★★ Tina Fey, Amy Poehler. A battle of wills breaks out when a working-class gal moves in with the high-powered executive who hired her to be a surrogate mother. (PG-13) 1 hr. 39 mins. Starz Thur. 11:25 a.m. Starz Thur. 10:41 p.m.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) ★★ Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell. As if creating the perfect Christmas for their families isn't hard enough, under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla will have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers during the holidays. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. TMC Tues. 11:10 p.m.

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) ★★ Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo. Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at a run-down hotel in Lake Tahoe in 1960s California. Over the course of a fateful night, they all get one last shot at redemption before everything goes wrong. (R) 2 hrs. 21 mins. HBO Mon. 3:25 a.m. HBO Wed. 7:35 p.m.

The Banger Sisters (2002) ★★ Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon. Two former groupies, one with a family, the other with a wild temperament, reunite after two decades. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. Audience Wed. 9 p.m.

The Bank Dick (1940) ★★★ W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon. A man inadvertently foils a robbery and is awarded the job of bank guard, forcing him to face a real holdup. (NR) 1 hr. 14 mins. TCM Wed. 6:30 p.m.

Bárbara (1969) Hilda Aguirre, Edmundo Arias. Una sirvienta y el hijo de los patrones se enamoran. (NR) 1 hr. 29 mins. KWHY Sun. 5 p.m.

Batman Begins (2005) ★★★ Christian Bale, Michael Caine. Following the death of his parents, young heir Bruce Wayne becomes a masked avenger who fights the forces of evil in Gotham City. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 20 mins. TNT Sat. 5 p.m.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) ★★ Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 33 mins. TNT Sun. 5 p.m. TNT Mon. 4:30 p.m.

The Beach Boys: An American Band (1985) ★★ Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson. A profile of the '60s group includes ``Surfin' U.S.A.,'' ``Good Vibrations,'' ``Wouldn't It Be Nice.'' (PG-13) 1 hr. 43 mins. AXS Fri. 6 p.m. AXS Fri. 8:30 p.m.

Beat the Band (1947) ★ Frances Langford, Ralph Edwards. A country girl comes to town to sing opera but meets a bandleader instead. (NR) 1 hr. 7 mins. TCM Wed. 9:15 a.m.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) ★★★ Emma Watson, Dan Stevens. In this live-action re-imagining of the fairy tale, a young woman takes her father's place as prisoner in a beast's castle, only to fall in love with her beastly captor, who turns out to be a prince. (PG) 2 hrs. 9 mins. TNT Fri. 8 p.m.

Beauty Shop (2005) ★★ Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone. A determined hairstylist competes with her former boss after opening her own business in Atlanta. (PG-13) 1 hr. 45 mins. BET Thur. 8:55 p.m. BET Fri. 1:40 p.m.

Becoming Santa (2015) Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter. A man is shocked to learn that the parents of his girlfriend are Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sat. 11 a.m.

Bedazzled (2000) ★★ Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley. In an attempt to woo the woman of his dreams, a man sells his soul to the devil for seven wishes. (PG-13) 1 hr. 33 mins. Cinemax Tues. 8 p.m.

Beetlejuice (1988) ★★★ Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin. A ghoul helps a newly dead couple haunt the tasteless new owners of their beloved home. (PG) 1 hr. 32 mins. Paramount Sun. 2 a.m.

Being John Malkovich (1999) ★★★ John Cusack, Cameron Diaz. A puppeteer and his co-worker discover a tunnel that allows others to enter the actor's mind and body for 15 minutes at a time. (R) 1 hr. 52 mins. Cinemax Fri. 2 p.m.

Being Rose (2017) Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin. After being diagnosed with serious health issues, a woman goes on a road trip in her motorized wheelchair to search for her estranged son. Her life changes when she meets a handsome cowboy. (NR) 1 hr. 29 mins. TMC Tues. 6 a.m.

Bernie the Dolphin (2018) Lola Sultan, Logan Allen. A brother and sister befriend a badly sunburned dolphin that has been separated from its family, uncovering a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home. (G) 1 hr. 28 mins. EPIX Mon. 4:55 a.m.

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) ★★★ Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold. A hip Detroit detective drives out to Los Angeles and shows local police how to catch a killer. (R) 1 hr. 45 mins. CMT Tues. 10:30 p.m. CMT Wed. 7:30 p.m.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) ★★ Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold. A clever detective from Detroit shows Los Angeles how to stop a hit woman's so-called Alphabet Crimes. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. CMT Wed. 10 p.m. CMT Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Beyond the Reach (2014) ★ Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine. In the Mojave Desert, a naked and unarmed hunting guide runs from a wealthy hunter who wants to ensure his silence in the death of an old man. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Cinemax Mon. 6:54 a.m. Cinemax Thur. 8 p.m.

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) ★★ Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers. Three college singers join a Hollywood scene of debauchery, drugs and rock 'n' roll. (NC-17) 1 hr. 49 mins. TCM Fri. 11:15 p.m.

The Big Chill (1983) ★★★ William Hurt, Glenn Close. Ex-college friends reunite in a big house after a funeral, to play old records and talk. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. EPIX Thur. 8 p.m.

The Big House (1930) ★★★ Wallace Beery, Chester Morris. Prison brings out the worst in a forger, a killer and a drunken driver in for manslaughter. (NR) 1 hr. 27 mins. TCM Sat. 3:30 a.m.

Big Momma's House 2 (2006) ★ Martin Lawrence, Nia Long. An FBI agent reprises his disguise as a corpulent old lady and takes a job as a nanny in a crime suspect's house. (PG-13) 1 hr. 39 mins. VH1 Thur. 2:30 p.m.

The Big Store (1941) ★★ The Marx Brothers, Tony Martin. Groucho, Chico and Harpo take over a department store whose owner has hired Groucho as bodyguard. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. TCM Tues. Noon

The Birds (1963) ★★★ Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren. A San Francisco playgirl follows a bachelor to Bodega Bay where, for no apparent reason, flocks of birds begin killing the populace. (PG-13) 1 hr. 59 mins. Encore Sun. 6 p.m. Encore Mon. 4:26 p.m. Encore Sat. 1:45 a.m. Encore Sat. 2:10 p.m.

Black '47 (2018) Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville. In 1847 an Irish mercenary fighting for the British army abandons his post to seek revenge on those responsible for the death of his family. (R) 1 hr. 40 mins. Showtime Wed. 1:30 p.m.

Black Hawk Down (2001) ★★★ Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor. U.S. soldiers take heavy fire while trying to capture a warlord's associates in Mogadishu, Somalia. (NR) 2 hrs. 32 mins. Ovation Sun. 3:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 10 p.m. Ovation Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Blankman (1994) ★★ Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier. An inventive oddball takes matters into his own hands when crime overruns the Illinois city he calls home. (PG-13) 1 hr. 32 mins. TMC Tues. 7:30 a.m.

Blazing Saddles (1974) ★★★ Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder. A black railroad worker is appointed sheriff of a town marked for destruction by a scheming politician. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Ovation Fri. 1 p.m.

Blindspotting (2018) ★★★ Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal. Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. His bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. Cinemax Wed. 4:50 a.m.

Blockers (2018) ★★★ Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz. Lisa, Hunter and Mitchell learn that their teenage daughters plan to lose their virginity on prom night. The worried parents soon join forces for a wild and chaotic quest to stop the girls from sealing the deal -- no matter what the cost. (R) 1 hr. 42 mins. Cinemax Tues. 4:25 p.m.

Blonde Dynamite (1949) ★ Bowery Boys, Adele Jergens. Slip and the gang run an escort service next door to thieves tunneling into a bank. (NR) 1 hr. 6 mins. TCM Sat. 7:08 a.m.

Blue Streak (1999) ★ Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson. A jewel thief returns to a construction site to retrieve his cache and finds a police station on the spot. (PG-13) 1 hr. 34 mins. BET Sun. 3:03 p.m.

Body Snatchers (1993) ★★★ Gabrielle Anwar, Terry Kinney. A government biologist and his children discover alien pods are replacing people at an Alabama military base. (R) 1 hr. 27 mins. IFC Tues. 3 p.m. IFC Wed. 8:30 a.m.

The Bohemian Girl (1936) ★★ Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Stan and Ollie travel with a band of 18th-century Gypsies holding a nobleman's daughter. (NR) 1 hr. 15 mins. TCM Wed. 4:15 a.m.

Bolden (2019) Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey. New Orleans cornet player Buddy Bolden becomes a key figure in the birth of jazz, influencing countless musicians for decades to come. (R) 1 hr. 42 mins. EPIX Thur. 3:40 a.m.

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) ★★ Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis. Cranky, fast-talking Madea finds herself under attack from ghosts, ghouls and zombies after breaking up a fraternity's Halloween party. (PG-13) 1 hr. 43 mins. USA Sat. 6:30 p.m. USA Sat. 8:45 p.m.

Book Club (2018) ★★ Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda. Four friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles the infamous ``50 Shades of Grey.'' From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. EPIX Tues. 4:15 p.m.

The Book of Life (2014) ★★★ Voices of Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana. Animated. Torn between family expectations and following his heart, a young man journeys through three fantastic worlds and faces his greatest fears. (PG) 1 hr. 35 mins. FX Fri. Noon FX Sat. 10 a.m.

Boomerang (1992) ★★ Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry. A Manhattan playboy gets a new corporate boss, and she treats him the way he has always treated women. (R) 1 hr. 58 mins. Ovation Mon. 6 p.m. Ovation Tues. 4 p.m.

Bottled With Love (2019) Bethany Joy Lenz, Andrew Walker. After being stood up on a date, a woman writes down her feelings, places the letter in a bottle, and throws it into the ocean. Months later, a fisherman discovers the message and decides to reach out. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Wed. 4 p.m.

Bounce (2000) ★★★ Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck. An ad executive seeks out the widow of a stranger who swapped tickets with him before boarding an ill-fated flight. (PG-13) 1 hr. 46 mins. HBO Mon. 11:05 a.m.

The Bourne Identity (2002) ★★★ Matt Damon, Franka Potente. A woman helps an amnesiac, who has a dangerous past, to dodge assassins as he tries to learn about himself. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. BBC America Thur. 8 p.m. BBC America Thur. 10:30 p.m.

A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good. Cass is a Los Angeles club promoter who meets a Midwestern woman named Frida on the night of the 2016 presidential election. She challenges Cass to revisit his broken dreams, while he pushes Frida to discover hers. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Starz Wed. 6:11 a.m.

Boy! What a Girl (1947) ★ Tim Moore, Elwood Smith. Two Harlem producers lure a potential backer by hiring a female impersonator to portray a second backer. (NR) 1 hr. 10 mins. TCM Wed. 11:45 a.m.

The Boys Are Back (2009) ★★ Clive Owen, Emma Booth. Still reeling from the death of his wife, a man adopts an unconventional method of raising his two sons. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. TMC Wed. 11:30 p.m. TMC Sat. 10:35 a.m.

Boyz N the Hood (1991) ★★★ Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube. Three boys become men, one guided by his father, in their racially divided Los Angeles neighborhood. (R) 1 hr. 52 mins. BET Sat. 4:30 p.m.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) ★★★ Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder. The vampire count of Transylvania seeks his lost love and the conquest of Britain by plague. (R) 2 hrs. 3 mins. BBC America Fri. 6:30 p.m.

A Bramble House Christmas (2017) David Haydn-Jones, Autumn Reeser. While settling his father's estate, a man becomes suspicious as to why the man left his nurse $50,000 after knowing her for less than two months before he died. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 11 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 5 p.m.

Breakin' All the Rules (2004) ★★ Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union. Complications arise after a man writes a successful how-to book on ending romantic relationships. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. HBO Tues. 8:45 a.m.

Breaking In (2018) ★ Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke. A woman takes her two children on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech estate in the countryside. She soon finds herself in a desperate fight to save all of their lives when four men break into the house to find hidden money. (PG-13) 1 hr. 28 mins. Cinemax Fri. 8 p.m.

Bride of Chucky (1998) ★ Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl. Animated by a vicious killer's spirit, a battered doll and its mate seek help from neighbors to regain human form. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Encore Fri. 9:49 a.m. Encore Fri. 9 p.m.

Bride Wars (2009) ★ Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway. After a clerical error schedules their weddings on the same day, two longtime best friends declare all-out war on each other. (PG) 1 hr. 30 mins. Bravo Sat. Noon Bravo Sat. 2 p.m.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) ★★ Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant. An attractive lawyer and Bridget's former boss threaten her newfound happiness with Mark Darcy. (R) 1 hr. 46 mins. Ovation Mon. 8:30 p.m. Ovation Tues. 6:30 p.m.

Brothers (2009) ★★★ Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal. After his brother is presumed dead in Afghanistan, a drifter and his sister-in-law are drawn together through their grief and unexpected attraction. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. HBO Mon. 3:19 p.m. HBO Fri. 12:32 p.m.

A Brush With Love (2019) Arielle Kebbel, Nick Bateman. A discouraged artist is convinced by her best friend to paint the perfect man, hoping it will attract love. When the portrait is finished, they discover that he's a real-life Prince Charming, and the artist embarks on a whirlwind romance with him. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Thur. 2 p.m.

Bull Durham (1988) ★★★ Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon. A literary baseball groupie romances a pitcher and a catcher on a minor-league North Carolina team. (R) 1 hr. 48 mins. EPIX Thur. 9:45 p.m.

Bumblebee (2018) ★★★ Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena. On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. When 17-year-old Charlie revives him, she quickly learns that this is no ordinary yellow Volkswagen. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. EPIX Sat. 10:05 p.m.

Bunks (2013) Dylan Schmid, Aidan Shipley. Two troublemaking brothers accidentally unleash a curse that plagues their summer camp with zombies. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Disney XD Sat. 9:40 p.m.

Buried (2010) ★★★ Ryan Reynolds, Voice of Robert Paterson. Following an attack on his convoy in Iraq, a man awakes in a coffin with little more than a lighter, a cell phone and his building anxiety. (R) 1 hr. 34 mins. Cinemax Wed. 4:20 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 10 p.m.

Burn Your Maps (2016) Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen. A 9-year-old boy, grieving with his parents over the recent loss of his baby sister, becomes obsessed with the idea that he's actually a Mongolian goat herder who belongs back home in his small village in Mongolia. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. Starz Mon. 4:25 a.m.

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) ★★ Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty. Parents send their teenager to a rehabilitation camp in the desert because they think she is a lesbian. (R) 1 hr. 21 mins. Showtime Thur. 2:45 p.m.

Bye Bye, Love (1995) ★ Matthew Modine, Randy Quaid. Three fathers have a difficult time getting on with their lives after divorce. (PG-13) 1 hr. 46 mins. Cinemax Fri. 4:05 a.m.


Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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Cabin in the Sky (1943) ★★ Ethel Waters, Eddie ``Rochester'' Anderson. Agents of heaven and hell fight for Little Joe's soul after his wife gets him a pardon. (NR) 1 hr. 38 mins. TCM Sat. 5 p.m.

The Cabin in the Woods (2011) ★★★ Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth. Two unseen scientists manipulate the gory goings-on at a backwoods cabin inhabited by a group of unsuspecting college friends. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. IFC Thur. 10 p.m. IFC Fri. 11 a.m.

Cadillac Man (1990) ★★ Robin Williams, Tim Robbins. An angry husband catches up to a wise-guy car salesman who cons customers and women. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. EPIX Thur. 11 a.m.

Caín y Abel (1955) Antonio Badú, Fernando Fernández. Dos hermanos, Caín y Abel, son separados como si fueran parte de los bienes del matrimonio al divorciarse sus padres. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. KWHY Wed. 9 a.m.

The Caine Mutiny (1954) ★★★ Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer. A World War II Naval officer is court-martialed for relieving paranoid Capt. Queeg of command during a typhoon. (NR) 2 hrs. 5 mins. KCET Fri. 8 p.m.

Call Me by Your Name (2017) ★★★ Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet. In 1983 Italy, a precocious 17-year-old and a young doctoral student discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. (R) 2 hrs. 12 mins. Encore Mon. 2:11 a.m. Encore Mon. 10:24 a.m.

Cape Fear (1991) ★★★ Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte. A tattooed psychopath preys on a Southern lawyer, his wife and their teenage daughter. (R) 2 hrs. 8 mins. Encore Sat. 3:47 a.m.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) ★★★ Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson. Captain America, the Black Widow and a new ally, the Falcon, face an unexpected enemy as they struggle to expose a far-reaching conspiracy that puts the world at risk. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 15 mins. TNT Sat. 8 p.m.

Captain Sindbad (1963) ★★ Guy Williams, Heidi Brühl. Sindbad fights monsters, pitfalls and a giant hand to spare his princess from an elephant's foot. (G) 1 hr. 25 mins. TCM Thur. 6:30 a.m.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ★★★ Voices of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms. Animated. Two overly imaginative pranksters accidentally hypnotize their principal into thinking that he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. (PG) 1 hr. 29 mins. FX Mon. 6 p.m. FX Tues. 7 a.m. FX Fri. 2 p.m. FX Sat. Noon

Carmen, la de Ronda (1959) Sara Montiel, Maurice Ronet. Una gitana nunca tomó la vida en serio hasta que se enfrentó a la muerte de los hombres que pelearon por ella. (NR) 1 hr. 51 mins. KWHY Fri. Noon

Carrie (2013) ★★ Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore. Tormented by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, an awkward teenager unleashes her hidden, telekinetic powers after a sick prank at her senior prom pushes her over the edge. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. IFC Wed. 9 p.m. IFC Thur. 5:45 p.m.

Carrie (1976) ★★★ Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie. A social misfit with psychic powers wreaks havoc at her prom to get even with pranksters. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. AMC Tues. 5:45 p.m. Sundance Thur. 1:45 p.m. Sundance Fri. 9:45 a.m.

Carriers (2009) ★★ Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine. Two brothers and two women drive through the desert in search of refuge from a deadly pandemic. (PG-13) 1 hr. 24 mins. KDOC Sun. 8 p.m.

Cars (2006) ★★★ Voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman. Animated. A rookie race car that only cares about winning learns what is really important in life after getting stranded in a town along historic Route 66. (G) 1 hr. 57 mins. Disney XD Sun. Noon

Carter & June (2017) Michael Raymond-James, Samaire Armstrong. A down on his luck con man in New Orleans gets more than he bargained for after piggybacking on another thief's bank robbery in an attempt to pay off a debt. (NR) 1 hr. 27 mins. TMC Wed. 1 a.m.

Case 39 (2009) ★ Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland. A social worker saves a girl from abusive parents but finds there is more to the child than meets the eye. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. EPIX Fri. 11:20 a.m.

Casino (1995) ★★★ Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone. A New York bookie and his pal turn a Las Vegas casino into an empire, then one's money-hungry wife helps bring it down. (R) 2 hrs. 57 mins. Starz Fri. 11:32 a.m.

Casino Royale (2006) ★★★ Daniel Craig, Eva Green. After receiving a license to kill, British agent James Bond enters a high-stakes poker game with Le Chiffre, a man who finances terrorist groups. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 24 mins. Cinemax Mon. 8 p.m. Cinemax Fri. 11:35 p.m.

Cast Away (2000) ★★★ Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt. After a plane crash at sea, a Federal Express engineer survives on a remote island for four years in complete isolation. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 23 mins. TBS Sat. 3 p.m. TBS Sun. 12:30 p.m.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween! (2016) Voice of Martin Short. Animated. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween adventure that includes a fun-filled ride and the best costumes ever. (NR) 1 hr. KLCS Tues. 11 a.m. KOCE Tues. 12:30 p.m. KPBS Tues. 12:30 p.m. KVCR Tues. 3 p.m. KOCE Thur. 9:30 a.m. KPBS Thur. 9:30 a.m. KVCR Thur. 3 p.m. KOCE Sat. 5:30 a.m.

Changeling (2008) ★★★ Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich. After her son is kidnapped and later found, a woman insists that the boy who was returned to her is not her child. (R) 2 hrs. 21 mins. Encore Sun. 8:02 p.m. Encore Mon. 7:59 a.m.

Charlie Bartlett (2007) ★★ Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr. An awkward teenager endears himself to the student body by becoming the self-appointed psychiatrist at his new school. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. TMC Mon. 11 a.m. TMC Sat. 12:20 p.m. TMC Sun. 5 a.m.

Charlie Wilson's War (2007) ★★★ Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. A congressman, a socialite and a CIA agent are instrumental to the funding of freedom fighters working against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. (R) 1 hr. 42 mins. Encore Mon. 4:26 a.m.

Charming Christmas (2015) Julie Benz, David Sutcliffe. Meredith, the heir to Rossman's Department Store, reluctantly agrees to play the role of Mrs. Claus in a store. When Nick, the new store Santa Claus shows up, she experiences a little holiday magic of her own. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 7 a.m.

Chinatown (1974) ★★★★ Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway. A 1930s gumshoe named Jake sticks his nose into a sordid mess over Los Angeles land and water. (R) 2 hrs. 11 mins. TMC Sun. 10:15 a.m. TMC Mon. 4 a.m. KCET Fri. 10:15 p.m.

A Christmas Arrangement (2018) Nicky Whelan, Miles Fisher. A struggling flower shop owner joins a holiday floral show in an effort to keep her store afloat. She starts to fall for her competitor, the handsome protege of a legendary florist. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Wed. 4 p.m.

Christmas at Grand Valley (2018) Brennan Elliott, Danica McKellar. Kelly returns to Grand Valley for Christmas. When Leo, a single dad, arrives in town with his kids to review a hotel, the two cross paths. As Kelly re-experiences traditions with Leo, she begins to find her way back to her passion for art. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thur. 5 a.m.

Christmas at Pemberley Manor (2018) Jessica Lowndes, Michael Rady. A rich man falls back in love with Christmas and a party planner. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 10 p.m.

Christmas Bells Are Ringing (2018) Rebecca Staab, Hamza Fouad. Samantha, a freelance photographer, is returning to Cape Cod for the first time since the death of her mother years earlier. Having never been to the Cape during winter, she finds that it is a whole new experience than her many summers spent there. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 7 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 5 p.m.

The Christmas Card (2006) ★★ Ed Asner, John Newton. Home on leave, a soldier visits a small town and falls for the woman who wrote a well-wishing card to the troops. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 9 a.m.

Christmas Connection (2017) Brooke Burns, Tom Everett Scott. Sydney is tasked with looking after Leah, an unaccompanied minor. After Leah is safely delivered, Sydney finds a package Leah left behind and decides to deliver it. When she misses her connection, she is invited to spend the holidays with them. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. Noon

The Christmas Consultant (2012) David Hasselhoff, Caroline Rhea. A workaholic mother hires a popular consultant to get her family through the holidays all in one piece. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. 8 a.m.

Christmas Cookies (2016) Jill Wagner, Wes Brown. A corporate agent is sent to a small town to buy a cookie company and shut down its factory. When she starts falling in love with the factory's owner, the town's Christmas spirit overtakes her. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Sat. 10 a.m.

The Christmas Cottage (2017) Merritt Patterson, Steve Lund. As maid of honor for her best friend Ava, cynical interior designer Lacey is tasked with decorating a honeymoon cottage for the newlyweds. Although it's a simple enough task, she didn't plan on being snowed in with the bride-to-be's sexy brother. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 2 p.m.

Christmas Dance (2012) Andrew McCarthy, Michelle Nolden. On the verge of proposing to his boss's daughter, a man falls for his dance instructor. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 9 a.m.

A Christmas for the Books (2018) Chelsea Kane, Drew Seeley. A romance expert conceals her recent breakup and asks a morning show producer to pretend they are a couple before she is exposed as a fraud. When he agrees, she never expects to find herself falling for him. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 11 p.m.

Christmas Getaway (2017) Bridget Regan, Travis Van Winkle. After a surprising breakup with her boyfriend, a travel writer decides to go on the picturesque Christmas vacation planned for the two of them, alone. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 4 p.m.

Christmas Homecoming (2017) Julie Benz, Michael Shanks. A military widow whose faith in Christmas has lapsed rents an apartment to a soldier who is recovering from an injury in battle. When they team up to save the town's military museum, these two wounded birds find themselves falling in love. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 1 a.m.

The Christmas Hope (2009) ★★★ Madeleine Stowe, James Remar. After a personal tragedy, Patty, a social worker, dedicates herself to finding homes for children in need. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Wed. 2 p.m.

Christmas in Angel Falls (2017) Rachel Boston, Paul Greene. Guardian angel Gabby is sent to the town of Angel Falls to restore its Christmas spirit. As she helps the townspeople to revive their traditions, Gabby meets a volunteer fire chief who teaches her the truth about the love she admires from afar. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 1 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 11 p.m.

Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa (2018) Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin. Lisa's trip home to Evergreen for the holidays finds her shepherding an effort to save the town's beloved general store, fulfilling the wishes of a Christmas past and finding a romance full of Christmas magic. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 2 a.m.

Christmas in Mississippi (2017) Jana Kramer, Wes Brown. Holly returns to her hometown to help with a light show but has second thoughts when she sees Mike, her high school sweetheart, is organizing it. With help from her mother and Mr. Kriss, Holly falls in love with the town, and Mike, all over again. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. 10:03 p.m. Lifetime Sat. 2:04 a.m.

A Christmas in Tennessee (2018) Rachel Boston, Andrew Walker. A baker unites the people of her small mountain town to resist a real estate developer's plan to build a ski resort. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. 6 p.m.

Christmas in the Air (2017) Catherine Bell, Eric Close. A no-nonsense professional organizer learns that opposites do attract when she begins to fall for her client, a frazzled widower who spends his time inventing toys. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 1 a.m.

Christmas in the City (2013) Ashley Williams, Ashanti. To help her daughter during the holidays, a woman tries to bring the Christmas spirit back to her department store. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Wed. 8 p.m. Lifetime Thur. 12:01 p.m.

Christmas Joy (2018) Danielle Panabaker, Matthew Long. An ambitious market researcher returns home to care for her injured aunt. She's reunited with her former crush, now a hospital administrator. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Fri. 4 p.m.

Christmas Lost and Found (2018) Tiya Sircar, Diane Ladd. After years of missing family gatherings, New York City event planner Whitney is off to Chicago to spend Christmas with Grandma Frances. But in an unfortunate turn of events, Whitney mistakenly throws out a box of precious family ornaments. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Mon. 10:03 p.m. Lifetime Tues. 2:04 a.m.

The Christmas Ornament (2013) Kellie Martin, Cameron Mathison. Kathy plans to avoid any holiday traditions that bring back memories of her late husband until she receives an ornament from a handsome shop owner. To move on from her loss, Kathy works for a balance between her memories and finding a future. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 5 a.m.

Christmas Perfection (2018) Caitlin Thompson, James Henri-Thomas. A woman magically wakes up in her perfect Christmas village in Ireland. (NR) 1 hr. 45 mins. Lifetime Sat. 4 p.m.

A Christmas Reunion (2015) Denise Richards, Patrick Muldoon. Two former high school sweethearts reunite to plan the annual Christmas cookie contest when they inherit their hometown bakery. (NR) 1 hr. 17 mins. Lifetime Fri. 2 p.m.

The Christmas Secret (2014) Bethany Joy Lenz, John Reardon. A struggling single mother searches for a lost family heirloom that she hopes will bring her love and good fortune in time for the holidays. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 3 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 5 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 3 a.m.

The Christmas Shoes (2002) ★★ Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams. A workaholic attorney rediscovers the true meaning of love and the holiday season after he crosses paths with a boy. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. Lifetime Wed. Noon

A Christmas Song (2012) Natasha Henstridge, Gabriel Hogan. Two music teachers who are competing for the same job end up falling in love with each other. (NR) 1 hr. 40 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thur. 3 a.m.

A Christmas to Remember (2016) Mira Sorvino, Cameron Mathison. A TV personality drives to a small-town mountain retreat. On her way, a blizzard veers her off the road and she crashes. When she awakens, she has complete amnesia, and a friendly passerby takes her in. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thur. 9 p.m.

Christmas Under Wraps (2014) Candace Cameron Bure, David O'Donnell. After unexpectedly moving to Alaska, an ambitious doctor starts a new romance and learns that her small town is hiding a holiday secret. (NR) 1 hr. 28 mins. Hallmark Sat. 6 p.m.

A Christmas Wedding (2006) ★★★ Sarah Paulson, Eric Mabius. A real-estate developer embarks on a wild cross-country odyssey to get home in time for her wedding. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Tues. 2 p.m.

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses (2019) Matthew Davis, Jill Wagner. Weeks before Christmas, an interior designer is hired to decorate the estate of a wealthy businessman. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 8 p.m.

Christmas With Holly (2012) Sean Faris, Eloise Mumford. The owner of a toy store falls in love with a man who cares for his orphaned niece. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 5 a.m.

Christmas Wonderland (2018) Emily Osment, Ryan Rottman. Heidi returns home to watch her niece and nephew and comes face to face with her high school love. Heidi offers to help him with a dance, and the more time she spends decorating, the more she finds herself inspired to start painting again. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Mon. 1 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 1 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 11 p.m.

Cinderella (2015) ★★★ Cate Blanchett, Lily James. A cruel stepmother reduces her dead husband's only child to the role of scullery maid, but a kindly beggar woman and some helpful mice bring about a change in the young woman's fortunes. (PG) 1 hr. 45 mins. TNT Fri. 10:30 p.m.

Cinema Paradiso (1988) ★★★★ Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret. A Sicilian boy discovers the movies with his local theater's projectionist. (PG) 2 hrs. 3 mins. Cinemax Fri. 6:10 a.m.

Clash of the Titans (1981) ★★ Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier. Perseus, the half-mortal son of Zeus, fights meddling gods and mythical monsters for beautiful Andromeda. (PG) 1 hr. 58 mins. TCM Thur. 3 p.m.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) ★★★★ Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut. An Indiana lineman and other UFO-sighters, beleaguered by earlier incidents, finally have documented contact with space aliens. (PG) 2 hrs. 15 mins. Showtime Tues. 7:15 a.m.

Cloverfield (2008) ★★★ Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel. A video camera records the horrific events that unfold as a monstrous creature attacks New York, leaving death and destruction in its wake. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. EPIX Fri. 6:35 p.m.

Clueless (1995) ★★★ Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash. A Beverly Hills teen plays matchmaker for teachers, transforms a bad dresser and examines her own existence. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Sundance Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Cocktail (1988) ★★ Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown. The hottest bartender in Manhattan leaves his partner, goes to Jamaica and falls for a nice girl. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. Ovation Tues. 9 p.m. Ovation Wed. 1:30 p.m.

Cold Pursuit (2019) ★★ Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman. Nels Coxman's quiet life as a snowplow driver comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge against a psychotic drug lord named Viking and his sleazy henchmen. (R) 1 hr. 58 mins. HBO Mon. 6:55 p.m. HBO Fri. 7:30 p.m.

Collateral (2004) ★★★ Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx. A contract killer hijacks a cab and forces the driver to transport him to his assigned jobs in Los Angeles. (R) 2 hrs. TNT Sat. 12:30 p.m. TNT Sun. 1 a.m.

Collision (2013) Frank Grillo, Jaimie Alexander. Deceit and betrayal rise to the surface after newlyweds survive a deadly car accident in the Moroccan desert. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. Cinemax Mon. 6:15 p.m.

Coming to America (1988) ★★★ Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall. Pampered Prince Akeem of Zamunda comes to New York with his royal sidekick to find a true-love bride. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. VH1 Fri. 3:50 p.m. VH1 Sat. 3:30 a.m.

The Company Men (2010) ★★★ Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper. A young executive and two older employees struggle to find work and redefine their priorities after losing their jobs in a wave of corporate downsizing. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. TMC Wed. 8 p.m.

Con Air (1997) ★★ Nicolas Cage, John Cusack. A wrongly convicted parolee on a flight with a group of vicious prisoners tries to stop their violent hijacking. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Paramount Wed. 10:30 p.m.

The Conjuring 2 (2016) ★★★ Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga. In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to north London to help a single mother of four and her possessed daughter. (R) 2 hrs. 13 mins. HBO Fri. 2:15 p.m.

Conspiracy Theory (1997) ★★ Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts. An obsessive New York cabby, in love with a government worker, learns that one of his suspicions is justified. (R) 2 hrs. 9 mins. HBO Tues. 1 a.m.

Contact (1997) ★★★ Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey. A scientist seeks alien beings after receiving mysterious messages from deep space via radio telescope dishes. (PG) 2 hrs. 30 mins. Sundance Mon. 9 p.m. Sundance Tues. 11:30 a.m.

The Convenient Groom (2016) Vanessa Marcil, David Sutcliffe. When a celebrity marriage counselor is left high and dry at the altar, her contractor steps in as the groom to help her save face. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 7 a.m.

A Cool, Dry Place (1998) ★★ Vince Vaughn, Joey Lauren Adams. Abandoned by his wife, a big-city lawyer loses his job and moves with his young son to rural Kansas. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Audience Mon. 2 p.m.

Cool Runnings (1993) ★★★ Leon, Doug E. Doug. Two Jamaicans make their way to Calgary as long-shot bobsledders in the 1988 Olympics. (PG) 1 hr. 37 mins. Cinemax Sat. 5:15 a.m.

Corridors of Blood (1958) ★★ Boris Karloff, Betta St. John. A 19th-century London doctor becomes addicted to anesthesia and makes a deal with grave robbers. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. AMC Tues. 9 a.m.

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) ★★ Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce. A French sailor, framed and sent to an island prison, escapes and seeks revenge on those who betrayed him. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 11 mins. Cinemax Tues. 12:05 p.m.

A Country Christmas Story (2013) Dolly Parton, Desiree Ross. A country-music singer reunites with her father, while appearing in a competition hosted by Dolly Parton. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. Noon

Couples Retreat (2009) ★★ Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman. Four couples find that paradise comes at a price when they must participate in therapy sessions at a tropical resort. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. USA Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Coyote Ugly (2000) ★ Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia. A woman finds her dreams of singing sidelined by the notoriety she receives as a New York City barmaid. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. E Thur. 9 p.m. E Thur. 11:30 p.m.

The Crazies (2010) ★★ Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell. A lawman and his wife and two companions fight to make it out of town alive after an unknown toxin turns ordinary citizens into bloodthirsty lunatics. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. AMC Wed. 1:30 p.m.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ★★★ Constance Wu, Henry Golding. Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. (PG-13) 2 hrs. HBO Mon. 1:20 a.m. HBO Thur. 7 p.m.

The Creation of the Humanoids (1962) ★ Don Megowan, Frances McCann. A security officer does not trust the hairless android workers on post-World War III Earth. (NR) 1 hr. 15 mins. AMC Fri. 5:45 a.m.

Creed (2015) ★★★ Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone. Long-retired boxer Rocky Balboa agrees to train Apollo Creed's son to become a fighter, even as the former champ battles an opponent deadlier than any he ever faced in the ring. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 13 mins. Paramount Tues. 7 p.m. Paramount Wed. 12:01 p.m.

Creed II (2018) ★★★ Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone. Under guidance from Rocky Balboa, boxing phenom Adonis Johnson prepares for an epic showdown against the son of Ivan Drago -- the former Russian fighter who killed Apollo Creed in the ring. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 10 mins. EPIX Mon. 11:45 p.m.

Creepshow (1982) ★★★ Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau. Five Stephen King tales inspired by 1950s comic books include a nagged professor and a tycoon with cockroaches. (R) 1 hr. 57 mins. IFC Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Critters Attack! (2019) Tashiana Washington, Dee Wallace. A baby sitter takes kids on a hike, unaware an alien ship full of hungry critters has crash landed nearby. (NR) 1 hr. 29 mins. Syfy Sun. 1:30 p.m.

Cruel Intentions (1999) ★★ Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe. A manipulative adolescent challenges her stepbrother to ruin two sexually innocent acquaintances. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. TMC Wed. 2:20 p.m.

Cujo (1983) ★★★ Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro. Bitten by a rabid bat, a huge dog traps a Maine woman and her young son in their Ford Pinto. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. AMC Sat. 7 a.m.

Curve (2015) Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears. A young woman becomes trapped in her wrecked car after a hitchhiker causes an accident. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. Starz Thur. 5:48 a.m.


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The Da Vinci Code (2006) ★★ Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou. A murder in the Louvre Museum and clues in paintings by Leonardo lead to the discovery of a religious mystery that could rock the foundations of Christianity. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 29 mins. Encore Wed. 8 p.m. Encore Thur. 11:59 a.m.

A Dad for Christmas (2006) Kristopher Turner, Louise Fletcher. Matt, a 19-year-old student, goes to the hospital to see his newborn son. He learns his girlfriend plans to put the baby up for adoption without his consent, so he takes his son to his grandmother's house to fight for custody. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. Lifetime Thur. 6 p.m.

Daddy's Home (2015) ★★ Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg. An insecure man competes for the affection of his stepchildren when their freewheeling father breezes back into town. (PG-13) 1 hr. 36 mins. FX Tues. 5:30 p.m. FX Wed. 3 p.m.

Dances With Wolves (1990) ★★★★ Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell. Costner's epic vision of the American frontier as seen through the eyes of a 19th-century U.S. Cavalry officer. (PG-13) 3 hrs. Ovation Sun. 8:30 p.m.

The Dark Half (1993) ★★ Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan. Based on Stephen King's novel about a writer whose seedy alter ego manifests itself through murder. (R) 2 hrs. 2 mins. EPIX Fri. 2:55 p.m.

Dark Skies (2013) ★★ Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton. A couple and their children gather their courage and determination to combat a terrifying threat that may be from an alien force. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. IFC Fri. 2:15 a.m.

The Dark Tower (2017) ★★ Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey. Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. (PG-13) 1 hr. 35 mins. TMC Sat. 7:25 p.m.

Darkest Hour (2017) ★★★ Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas. Newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight against incredible odds. During the coming weeks, Churchill's courageous decisions and leadership help change the course of world history. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 5 mins. Cinemax Thur. 8:40 a.m.

Dawn of the Dead (2004) ★★★ Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames. Una enfermera, un policía y otros residentes de Milwaukee pelean con unos zombis carnívoros mientras están atrapados en un centro comercial. (NR) 1 hr. 50 mins. UNIMAS Sat. 5 p.m. KFTR Sat. 7:30 p.m.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) ★★★ Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke. Human survivors of a plague threaten Caesar's growing nation of genetically evolved apes. Though they reach a fragile peace, soon both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine which will become Earth's dominant species. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 10 mins. FXX Mon. Noon FXX Tues. 9 a.m.

A Day at the Races (1937) ★★★ Groucho Marx, Chico Marx. Doctor Hugo Hackenbush, Tony, and Stuffy upset a sanitorium, orchestra pit, water carnival and steeplechase. (NR) 1 hr. 51 mins. TCM Tues. 5 a.m.

Daybreakers (2009) ★★ Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe. Faced with a critical blood shortage, a vampire hematologist joins forces with humans to perfect a cure for his problem. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. Syfy Tues. 1 p.m.

Dazed and Confused (1993) ★★★ Jason London, Wiley Wiggins. Assorted teens waste another day of school before getting down to wasting summer in 1976 Austin, Texas. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. TMC Thur. 12:15 p.m.

Dead Ant (2017) Sean Astin, Jake Busey. Members of a metal band get a chance at a comeback when they are invited to perform at Coachella. When they become stranded in the desert, they have to fight for their lives against giant ants. (NR) 1 hr. 27 mins. TMC Thur. 9:35 p.m.

The Dead Zone (1983) ★★★ Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams. A man comes out of a coma able to see the probable futures of anyone he touches. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. IFC Thur. 3:45 a.m.

Deadpool 2 (2018) ★★★ Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin. Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool must protect a teenage mutant from Cable -- a genetically enhanced soldier from the future. He soon joins forces with Bedlam, Shatterstar, Domino and other mutants to battle Cable and his powerful advanced weaponry. (R) 2 hrs. Cinemax Sun. 6 p.m. Cinemax Wed. 6 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 8 p.m.

Dear Santa (2011) Amy Acker, Brooklynn Proulx. Crystal, a rich party girl, finds a little girl's letter to Santa asking for a new mother, and she vows to win over the father and daughter before the holidays. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Thur. 8 p.m. Lifetime Fri. 12:01 p.m. Lifetime Sat. 12:30 p.m.

Dear Secret Santa (2013) Tatyana Ali, Lamorne Morris. Mourning the loss of her recently deceased friend, a woman receives a surprising Christmas card from a secret admirer. (PG) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Thur. 10:03 p.m. Lifetime Fri. 2:04 a.m.

The Death of Stalin (2017) ★★★ Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough. When dictator Joseph Stalin dies, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government? (R) 1 hr. 47 mins. TMC Fri. 10:05 p.m.

Death Wish (1974) ★★★ Charles Bronson, Hope Lange. A New York architect turns vigilante hit man after thugs attack his wife and daughter. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Sundance Mon. 3:30 a.m.

Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow (2015) Meghan Ory, Andrew W. Walker. A young woman becomes stranded in an airport at Christmastime and accepts a ride from a man who rented the last rental car in town. As they head north, a hint of romance develops when they encounter a few bumps on the road. (NR) Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thur. 7 p.m.

Deep Blue Sea (1999) ★★ Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows. Una bióloga marina y su personal se convierten en la presa de tiburones cuyos cerebros han sido alterados genéticamente. (R) 1 hr. 45 mins. UNIMAS Sat. 7 p.m. KFTR Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Delta Farce (2007) ★ Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall. An Army officer mistakes three buddies for Army Reservists and deploys them to Iraq, but their vehicle is prematurely ejected over Mexico. (PG-13) 1 hr. 30 mins. HBO Tues. 7 a.m.

Den of Thieves (2018) ★★ Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber. An elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department squares off against a crew of ex-military men who hatch an elaborate plan for a seemingly impossible heist -- the city's Federal Reserve Bank. (R) 2 hrs. 20 mins. Showtime Tues. 5:30 p.m. TMC Thur. 3:50 p.m.

Descendants (2015) Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth. Ben, the teenaged son of King Beast and Queen Belle, invites the exiled children of defeated villains to attend a prep school with the heroes' children. (NR) 1 hr. 52 mins. Disney Sun. 3 p.m.

Descendants 3 (2019) Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson. Mal and her friends face their biggest challenge yet when an unfathomable dark force threatens the people of Auradon. (NR) 1 hr. 46 mins. Disney Sun. 7:10 p.m.

Descendants 2 (2017) Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce. When the pressure to be royally perfect gets to be too much for Mal, she returns to the Isle of the Lost. She discovers that Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken over as queen, and that her gang is finalizing plans to bring down the barrier. (NR) 1 hr. 51 mins. Disney Sun. 5:05 p.m.

Desperado (1995) ★★ Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek. A guitar-playing stranger shoots up a Mexican cantina while seeking the drug dealer who killed his girlfriend. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. Showtime Fri. 3 a.m.

The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) ★★★ Edward Arnold, Walter Huston. A New Englander sells his soul to a Mr. Scratch and needs Daniel Webster on his side in hell's court. (NR) 1 hr. 47 mins. TCM Mon. 3 p.m.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) ★★★ Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway. A recent college graduate lands a job working for a famous and diabolical editor of a New York fashion magazine. (PG-13) 1 hr. 49 mins. E Mon. 8 p.m. E Mon. 11 p.m.

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) ★★ Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris. A woman must put her life back together after her husband of 18 years abruptly kicks her out of the house. (PG-13) 1 hr. 56 mins. VH1 Thur. 7:30 p.m. VH1 Fri. 1:10 p.m.

Dick (1999) ★★★ Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams. Two enraptured high-school girls become President Nixon's official dog-walkers and secret advisers. (PG-13) 1 hr. 35 mins. TMC Sat. Noon

Dirty Dancing (1987) ★★★ Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze. A doctor's teenage daughter gets slinky with the dance teacher at a Catskills resort in the summer of 1963. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. CMT Sat. 5 p.m. CMT Sat. 10 p.m.

Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights (2004) ★★ Diego Luna, Romola Garai. Love blossoms between a young Cuban and an American teenager as they prepare for a New Year's Eve dance contest. (PG-13) 1 hr. 26 mins. CMT Sat. 12:30 p.m.

District 9 (2009) ★★★ Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope. A field operative for a company that oversees extraterrestrial refugees contracts a mysterious virus that begins to change his DNA. (R) 1 hr. 51 mins. EPIX Sat. 6:20 a.m.

Doctor Satán y la magia negra (1968) Joaquín Cordero, Luz María Aguilar. Debido a una venganza, el dios del vudú ordena a su gran sacerdote ir a la Tierra para destruir a un vampiro oriental. (NR) 1 hr. 37 mins. KWHY Sat. 8 p.m.

A Dog's Way Home (2019) ★★ Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King. As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic, 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. (PG) 1 hr. 36 mins. Starz Tues. 8 p.m.

The Domestics (2018) Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin. In the future, a young couple must travel through a gang-ravaged and post-apocalyptic countryside in an attempt to get home. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. EPIX Tues. 8:30 a.m.

Don't Breathe (2016) ★★★ Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Three trapped thieves must fight for their lives after breaking into the home of a blind veteran. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. FXX Fri. 10 a.m. FXX Sat. 8 a.m.

Donnie Brasco (1997) ★★★ Al Pacino, Johnny Depp. An undercover FBI agent uses the patronage of an unwitting mobster to infiltrate the New York Mafia. (R) 2 hrs. 6 mins. Showtime Mon. 11:40 a.m. Showtime Fri. 12:25 p.m.

Dos alegres gavilanes (1963) Lucha Villa, Julio Aldama. Los caporales de un rancho son muy trabajadores, pero muy mujeriegos, y para que dos hermanas los acepten tiene que concluir todos sus amoríos. (NR) 1 hr. 40 mins. KWHY Fri. 9 a.m.

Dos Caballeros de Espada (1962) Rodolfo de Anda, Ariadne Welter. Dos caballeros, padre e hijo, salvan a una mujer de su captura y al rey de su muerte. (NR) 1 hr. 22 mins. KWHY Mon. Noon

Dos pesos dejada (1949) Joaquín Pardavé, Sara García. Un vagabundo sale de prisión y un amigo le consigue empleo como cuidador de coches en un cabaret y un lugar para vivir. (NR) 1 hr. 40 mins. KWHY Mon. 9 a.m.

Double Jeopardy (1999) ★★★ Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd. While in jail for murdering her husband, a woman discovers he is living under a new identity with their son. (R) 1 hr. 45 mins. Sundance Thur. 9:15 a.m. Sundance Fri. 1 a.m.

Down to You (2000) ★ Freddie Prinze Jr., Julia Stiles. Two collegians fall in love but have a bumpy affair due to mischievous roommates and the temptation to stray. (PG-13) 1 hr. 32 mins. HBO Thur. 4:46 a.m.

Dracula Untold (2014) ★★ Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon. Vlad III, prince of Wallachia, trades his humanity for the power to defend his land and people from the ruthless forces of the Ottoman Empire. (PG-13) 1 hr. 32 mins. FXX Sat. 6 p.m. FXX Sun. 2:06 a.m.

Drag Me to Hell (2009) ★★★ Alison Lohman, Justin Long. After actions trigger the loss of an old woman's home, an ambitious loan officer finds herself the victim of a powerful curse that will damn her soul for eternity. (PG-13) 1 hr. 39 mins. Syfy Tues. 8:28 a.m.

A Dream of Christmas (2016) Nikki DeLoach, Andrew Walker. An ambitious married woman gets more than she bargained for when her wish to be single again is granted. She awakens to discover she's got everything she's ever wanted, except her husband. She resolves to find him a second time. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Sat. 8 a.m.

Drumline: A New Beat (2014) Alexandra Shipp, Leonard Roberts. A young woman aspires to become a trailblazing leader in her school's marching band. (NR) 1 hr. 45 mins. VH1 Mon. 11:30 a.m.

Duck Soup (1933) ★★★★ Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx. Spies intervene when Freedonia's prime minister declares war on nearby Sylvania. (NR) 1 hr. 10 mins. TCM Wed. 5 p.m.

Due Date (2010) ★★ Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis. Desperate to reach his pregnant wife, a high-strung architect takes a road trip home with an annoying stranger. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. Cinemax Wed. 8 p.m.

Duplicity (2009) ★★★ Julia Roberts, Clive Owen. Spies for rival corporations carry on a clandestine love affair while trying to find the formula for a product that will earn a fortune for the company that patents it first. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 5 mins. Starz Mon. 9:42 a.m. Starz Mon. 12:16 p.m. Starz Mon. 10:53 p.m. Starz Thur. 9:17 a.m. Starz Thur. 5:53 p.m. Starz Fri. 3:01 a.m.


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Earthquake (1974) ★★ Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner. An architect tries to rescue his estranged wife and find his mistress after an earthquake hits Los Angeles. (PG) 2 hrs. 2 mins. TMC Tues. 1 p.m.

Eastern Promises (2007) ★★★ Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts. A chain of murder and retribution uncoils when a man who is tied to a crime family in London crosses paths with a resolute midwife. (R) 1 hr. 40 mins. Starz Fri. 12:23 p.m.

Easy A (2010) ★★★ Emma Stone, Penn Badgley. The escape of a little white lie teaches a clean-cut teenager to use the high-school rumor mill to her advantage. (PG-13) 1 hr. 33 mins. CMT Thur. 7 p.m. CMT Thur. 11:30 p.m.

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987) ★★ Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali. The comedian does a Bill Cosby impression and discusses life, women and sex in a stand-up show in New York. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Showtime Thur. 1:30 a.m.

EDtv (1999) ★★ Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman. A video-store clerk allows a TV executive to film every aspect of his life for 24 hours a day. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 2 mins. Cinemax Sat. 11:40 p.m.

Eight Legged Freaks (2002) ★★ David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer. Toxic waste produces a horde of giant spiders that terrorizes residents in a small Arizona town. (PG-13) 1 hr. 39 mins. AMC Sat. 9 a.m.

Elmer the Great (1933) ★★★ Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis. A country bumpkin-turned-baseball player foils crooked pitchers and racketeers conspiring to fix the World Series. (NR) 1 hr. 14 mins. TCM Fri. 11:30 a.m.

The Emoji Movie (2017) ★ Voices of T.J. Miller, James Corden. Animated. Three emojis embark on an epic adventure through a smartphone to save their world from deletion. (PG) 1 hr. 26 mins. FX Tues. Noon FX Tues. 1 p.m.

The Enchanted Cottage (1945) ★★★★ Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire. A disfigured veteran and his homely bride look beautiful to each other in a seaside cottage. (NR) 1 hr. 31 mins. TCM Mon. 7:45 a.m.

End of Watch (2012) ★★★ Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña. Two LAPD officers deal with marriage, love and fatherhood amid the harsh realities on the streets of Los Angeles. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. A Sun. 3:30 p.m.

Enough (2002) ★★ Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell. After running away fails, a terrified woman empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. E Wed. 8 p.m. E Thur. 4:30 p.m.

Entrapment (1999) ★★ Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones. A woman pretends to be a burglar to catch a gentleman thief planning a big heist in Malaysia on the eve of the millennium. (PG-13) 1 hr. 52 mins. Audience Thur. 5 p.m. Audience Thur. 9 p.m.

The Equalizer 2 (2018) ★★ Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal. Robert McCall's mysterious past cuts especially close to home when thugs kill Susan Plummer -- his best friend and former colleague. Now out for revenge, McCall must take on a crew of highly trained assassins who'll stop at nothing to destroy him. (R) 2 hrs. 1 mins. Encore Sun. 12:06 p.m. Encore Thur. 9:54 a.m. Encore Thur. 6:14 p.m.

The Equalizer (2014) ★★ Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas. A former commando comes out of retirement and puts his special skills to work to rescue a girl who is under the control of ruthless Russian mobsters. (R) 2 hrs. 12 mins. FX Thur. 7 p.m. FX Thur. 11:30 p.m.

Eraser (1996) ★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan. A Witness Protection Program agent hides a woman who knows about defense-field traitors planning to sell a superweapon. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Sundance Tues. 3 a.m.

Erin Brockovich (2000) ★★★ Julia Roberts, Albert Finney. A law clerk researching a client's health case stumbles on a cover-up of a contaminated water supply in a desert town. (R) 2 hrs. 11 mins. Starz Sat. 12:52 p.m.

Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971) ★★★ Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter. Cornelius, Zira and Milo, apes from the future, escape to 1970s Los Angeles and pose a threat. (G) 1 hr. 38 mins. IFC Tues. 6 a.m.

Eve's Bayou (1997) ★★★ Jurnee Smollett, Meagan Good. Tragedy strikes a prosperous Louisiana family in 1962 after a girl catches her father with another woman. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. Cinemax Wed. 9:15 a.m.

Evening (2007) ★★ Claire Danes, Toni Collette. Drifting in and out of consciousness, a dying woman remembers her one true love, while her daughters struggle with their impending loss. (PG-13) 1 hr. 57 mins. HBO Mon. 5:50 a.m.

The Exorcist (1973) ★★★★ Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair. An actress calls upon Jesuit priests to try to end the demonic possession of her 12-year-old daughter. (R) 2 hrs. 2 mins. AMC Thur. 11:15 a.m.

The Expendables 3 (2014) ★★ Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham. After a former associate makes it his mission to end the Expendables, Barney Ross assembles a team of younger, tech-savvy recruits to help take down their enemy. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 7 mins. Paramount Thur. 10:30 p.m. Paramount Fri. 6 p.m.

The Expendables 2 (2012) ★★ Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham. Mercenary Barney Ross and his team cut a swath of destruction through opposing forces as they take revenge for the vicious murder of a comrade. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. Paramount Thur. 8 p.m. Paramount Fri. 1:30 a.m.

Experiment Alcatraz (1950) ★ John Howard, Joan Dixon. Two doctors and a nurse question violence linked to atomic therapy on five convicts from Alcatraz. (NR) 59 mins. TCM Sat. 5:27 a.m.

Extract (2009) ★★ Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis. The owner of a flavor-extract factory suffers a series of personal and professional disasters following a freak workplace accident. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. TMC Sat. 9 a.m.

Extraction (2015) Kellan Lutz, Bruce Willis. A government analyst launches his own rescue mission when terrorists kidnap his father, a retired CIA operative. (R) 1 hr. 23 mins. Encore Tues. 7 a.m.


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A Face in the Crowd (1957) ★★★ Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal. A TV woman turns Arkansas bum Lonesome Rhodes into a homespun media hero rotten with power. (NR) 2 hrs. 5 mins. TCM Fri. 2:45 p.m.

The Faculty (1998) ★★ Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall. High-school students gradually begin to suspect that their teachers are from another planet. (R) 1 hr. 42 mins. Showtime Tues. 3:35 p.m.

Falling for Vermont (2017) Julie Gonzalo, Benjamin Ayres. A best-selling author who got amnesia as the result of a car accident finds refuge with the local doctor of a small idyllic town in Vermont. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Tues. 4 p.m.

Falling for You (2018) Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes. A small town's radio station manager meets her match when a visiting businessman can't seem to see beyond the screen of his laptop computer. Everything changes when she ropes him into participating in her bachelor bake-off to help save the station. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Mon. 6 p.m.

A Family Affair (1937) ★★★ Lionel Barrymore, Mickey Rooney. Judge Hardy overrules son Andy's puppy love in the first film in the series. (NR) 1 hr. 9 mins. TCM Wed. 9:30 p.m.

Family for Christmas (2015) Lacey Chabert, Tyron Leitso. After an offhand wish to a man playing Santa Claus, a woman wakes up to find herself married to her college sweetheart. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 11 a.m.

The Family That Preys (2008) ★★ Kathy Bates, Alfre Woodard. Secrets and scandals test the friendship of a wealthy socialite and a working-class woman, upsetting both their families. (PG-13) 1 hr. 51 mins. BET Tues. 7:55 p.m. BET Wed. 6:05 p.m.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) ★★ Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston. Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 14 mins. HBO Sat. 5:41 p.m.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) ★★★ Voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep. Animated. After three nefarious farmers declare war on them, a sly fox rallies his animal neighbors to fight back. (PG) 1 hr. 28 mins. Audience Sat. 9:30 a.m. Audience Sat. 2:30 p.m. Audience Sat. 5:30 p.m.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) ★★ Lucas Black, Zachery Ty Bryan. An American street racer in Japan learns an exciting but dangerous new style and goes head-to-head with a local champion who has ties to the Yakuza. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. Encore Mon. 6:12 a.m. Encore Mon. 2:39 p.m. Encore Mon. 10:42 p.m.

Fast Company (1938) ★★ Melvyn Douglas, Florence Rice. An amateur sleuth and his wife review foul play over something supposedly by Shakespeare. (NR) 1 hr. 13 mins. TCM Wed. 11 p.m.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) ★★★ Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh. The teen scene includes a party-animal surfer, a pregnant girl and a fast-food worker. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Encore Sun. 6:42 a.m.

Faster (2010) ★★ Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton. A veteran cop and an assassin track an ex-convict who is on a mission to take revenge on his brother's killers. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. Showtime Mon. 10 a.m.

Feudin' Fools (1952) ★ Bowery Boys, Paul Wexler. Slip, Sach and the rest of the gang join a Kentucky family feud. (NR) 1 hr. 3 mins. TCM Fri. 5 a.m.

Field of Dreams (1989) ★★★ Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan. An inspired Iowa farmer builds a baseball field, then sees Shoeless Joe Jackson's ghost and other marvels. (PG) 1 hr. 46 mins. Encore Sun. 8:15 a.m. Encore Sun. 4:12 p.m. Encore Wed. 8:50 a.m. Encore Wed. 6:12 p.m.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018) ★★ Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos. On Aug. 21, 2015, American tourists Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone thwart a terrorist attack on a train heading to Paris. Their heroic and courageous actions help to save the lives of more than 500 passengers on board. (PG-13) 1 hr. 34 mins. HBO Tues. 3:10 p.m.

50 First Dates (2004) ★★ Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. A veterinarian tries to make a woman who has short-term memory loss fall in love with him. (PG-13) 1 hr. 36 mins. Comedy Central Sun. 6:50 p.m. MTV Fri. 9 a.m.

The Final Cut (2004) ★★ Robin Williams, Mira Sorvino. A man who assembles films from people's memory chips finds a connection to his own darkest secret in the footage from a dead executive. (PG-13) 1 hr. 35 mins. Audience Fri. 2 p.m. Audience Fri. 5 p.m.

Final Destination (2000) ★★ Devon Sawa, Ali Larter. Teens meet with horrible ends after a classmate's precognitive vision leads to their ejection from a doomed airliner. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. AMC Sun. 10:45 a.m.

Final Destination 5 (2011) ★★ Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell. When a man's premonition saves them from a fatal bridge collapse, several unfortunate souls learn that Death will not be cheated. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. AMC Sun. 8:45 a.m.

Final Destination 3 (2006) ★★ Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman. A high-school senior and her friends must deal with repercussions of cheating death when they survive a terrible roller-coaster accident. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. AMC Sun. 2:44 p.m. AMC Thur. Noon

Final Destination 2 (2003) ★★ Ali Larter, A.J. Cook. Death returns to claim the lives of those who did not die in a horrible highway calamity as they were meant to do. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. AMC Sun. 12:45 p.m. AMC Wed. 10 p.m.

The Final Destination (2009) ★ Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten. A horrifying premonition saves a young man and his friends from death during a racetrack accident, but terrible fates await them nonetheless. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. AMC Sun. 4:43 p.m.

Finders Keepers (2014) Jaime Pressly, Patrick Muldoon. A divorced mother's life is thrown into turmoil when her young daughter becomes obsessed with an evil doll left behind by the previous owners. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Syfy Wed. 1:03 p.m. Syfy Thur. 8 a.m.

Finding Christmas (2013) JT Hodges, Tricia Helfer. Sean trades his New York City apartment for Owen's cottage in North Carolina. Sean meets Ryan, a single mother, and sparks fly while Owen is charmed by Sean's sassy assistant, Mia. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 1 a.m.

Finding Mrs. Claus (2012) Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso. Santa Claus travels to Las Vegas when his wife goes there to help a little girl and her mother. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. 10 a.m.

First Kill (2017) Hayden Christensen, Bruce Willis. Un corredor de bolsa de Wall Street y su hijo presencian el asesinato de un policía corrupto mientras están de caza. Los criminales secuestran al hijo, y exigen al padre que los ayude a recuperar un dinero y esquivar a la policía, o matarán al joven. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. UNIMAS Sun. 6 p.m. KFTR Sun. 9 p.m. UNIMAS Sun. 11 p.m. KFTR Mon. 2 a.m.

The First Wives Club (1996) ★★★ Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler. Three 50-ish college friends plot revenge after their husbands dump them for younger women. (PG) 1 hr. 42 mins. CMT Mon. 1:30 a.m. CMT Sun. 12:30 p.m.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988) ★★★ John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis. An American flirts with a crook, a barrister and a mercenary to find diamonds in London. (R) 1 hr. 47 mins. TMC Wed. 12:30 p.m.

Flatliners (2017) ★ Ellen Page, Diego Luna. Five medical students trigger near-death experiences to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. As their experiments become more perilous, each must face the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. FXX Wed. 7:30 p.m. FXX Thur. 2:30 p.m. FXX Sat. 8 p.m.

The Flight Before Christmas (2015) Mayim Bialik, Ryan McPartlin. Two strangers share a room at a bed-and-breakfast when an unexpected snowstorm delays their flight on Christmas Eve. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sat. 10:03 p.m. Lifetime Sun. 2:04 a.m.

Fly Away Home (1996) ★★★ Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin. A Canadian sculptor builds an ultralight plane so his teen daughter can lead geese south. (PG) 1 hr. 47 mins. TMC Sun. 6 a.m.

The Fly (1986) ★★★ Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis. David Cronenberg's remake of the 1958 classic about a botched experiment that transmutes a man into a monstrous insect. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. Ovation Sun. 10:30 a.m. Ovation Wed. 11:30 a.m. Ovation Sat. Noon

The Fog (2005) ★★ Tom Welling, Maggie Grace. Residents of a seaside community fall prey to malevolent entities hidden within the thick mist around their homes. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. Showtime Wed. Noon

Footloose (2011) ★★ Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough. A rebellious teen incurs the wrath of a much-loved clergyman by challenging the town's ban on loud music and dancing. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. CMT Fri. 10 p.m. CMT Sat. Noon

For Colored Girls (2010) ★★ Kimberly Elise, Janet Jackson. A group of women comes together in search of commonality and understanding in the wake of personal crises, heartbreak and crimes. (R) 2 hrs. 14 mins. EPIX Wed. 11:15 a.m.

Force of Evil (1948) ★★★ John Garfield, Beatrice Pearson. A mob-linked Wall Street lawyer tips off his bookie brother to a numbers-racket fix. (NR) 1 hr. 18 mins. TCM Sat. 9 p.m.

Forces of Nature (1999) ★★ Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck. A bridegroom hurries by plane to his wedding, but he and his seatmate must find other modes of travel. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. EPIX Thur. 6:10 p.m.

48 HRS. (1982) ★★★ Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy. A rumpled detective gets a slick convict released into his custody for two days to help him find a murderer in San Francisco. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. Sundance Sat. 11 p.m.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) ★★★ Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell. An English charmer and a lusty American make love over a course of surprising events. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. TMC Sun. 8 a.m. TMC Fri. 9 a.m. TMC Sat. 5 a.m.

Freddy vs. Jason (2003) ★★ Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger. Teens are caught in the middle of a battle between the razor-clawed Freddy and the masked killer Jason. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. Encore Fri. 1:58 a.m. Encore Fri. 7:20 p.m.

Friday (1995) ★★★ Ice Cube, Chris Tucker. A South Central Los Angeles resident hangs out on his front porch with a pal who owes money to a drug dealer. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. VH1 Sun. 4:50 p.m. MTV Sat. 1 p.m. MTV Sat. 7 p.m.

Friday After Next (2002) ★ Ice Cube, Mike Epps. Working as security guards, Craig and Day-Day run into the thief who stole their Christmas presents. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. VH1 Sun. 9 p.m. MTV Sat. 5 p.m. MTV Sat. 11 p.m.

Friday the 13th (1980) ★★ Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King. The reopening of Camp Crystal Lake spells murder and mayhem for a group of sexually promiscuous counselors. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. IFC Sat. 3:15 p.m.

Friday the 13th (2009) ★ Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker. While searching for his missing sister, a young man and a group of student revelers encounter a hockey-masked killer and his razor-sharp machete at the ruins of Camp Crystal Lake. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. IFC Sat. 1:15 p.m.

Friday the 13th - Part III (1982) ★ Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka. New teens learn of Camp Crystal Lake's grisly heritage. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. IFC Sat. 7:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning (1985) ★ John Shepard, Melanie Kinnaman. Teens flee and use a chain saw against someone wearing slasher Jason's hockey mask. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. IFC Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th Part IX: Jason Goes to Hell (1993) ★ Jon D. LeMay, Kari Keegan. Slasher Jason survives a SWAT team attack and returns to destroy all blood kin, who are his only mortal threat. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. IFC Sat. 11:15 a.m. IFC Sun. 5:30 a.m.

Friday the 13th Part VII -- The New Blood (1988) ★ Lar Park Lincoln, Terry Kiser. A psychic teen's psychiatrist sends her and her mother to Crystal Lake, home of hockey-masked Jason. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. IFC Sun. 3:30 a.m.

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) ★ Jensen Daggett, Scott Reeves. Hockey-masked slasher Jason follows a Crystal Lake teen and her friends on a cruise to New York. (R) 1 hr. 40 mins. IFC Sat. 9 a.m.

Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) ★ Amy Steel, John Furey. Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason is waiting when another load of teens tries to make a buck at Camp Crystal. (R) 1 hr. 27 mins. IFC Sat. 5:30 p.m.

Friday the 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) ★ Thom Mathews, Jennifer Cooke. Teenage Tommy meets masked-killer Jason, brought back by a lightning bolt at the lake. (R) 1 hr. 25 mins. IFC Sun. 1:30 a.m.

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) ★ Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton. Hockey-masked Jason goes after another batch of teens at Crystal Lake. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. IFC Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Friends With Benefits (2011) ★★★ Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis. Friends naively believe that adding sex to their relationship will not lead to complications. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. Encore Tues. 7:08 p.m. Encore Wed. 10:38 a.m.

Fright Night (2011) ★★★ Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell. A high-school student suspects that his charismatic new neighbor is a vampire and, when no one believes him, must try to destroy the bloodsucker himself. (R) 1 hr. 46 mins. Syfy Tues. 1:31 a.m. Syfy Tues. 10:33 a.m.

Fright Night (1985) ★★★ Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale. The host of a late-night TV horror show believes a teen's next-door neighbor is a vampire. (R) 1 hr. 46 mins. AMC Wed. Noon IFC Thur. 1:15 a.m. IFC Thur. 3:15 p.m.

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) ★★ Harvey Keitel, George Clooney. Desperado brothers kidnap a preacher and his kids, commandeer their RV and wind up in a Mexican strip joint where vampires lurk. (R) 1 hr. 47 mins. AMC Tues. 1:15 p.m.

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000) ★★ Ara Celi, Marco Leonardi. An executioner's daughter joins an outlaw who escaped death, in a journey that leads to vampires. (R) 1 hr. 34 mins. IFC Sun. 6:45 a.m. AMC Tues. 9:15 a.m. IFC Fri. 6:45 a.m.

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) ★ Bruce Campbell, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. A bank robber headed for a Mexican heist stumbles into a bar frequented by the undead, where he's turned into a vampire. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. AMC Tues. 11:15 a.m.

The Front Runner (2018) ★★ Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga. Democrat Gary Hart becomes the front-runner for the 1988 presidential nomination until allegations of an extramarital affair derail his campaign. (R) 1 hr. 53 mins. Starz Fri. 7 a.m. Starz Fri. 6:18 p.m.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) ★★★ Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin. A Marine and his companions endure basic training under a sadistic drill sergeant and fight in the 1968 Tet offensive. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. TMC Tues. Noon Showtime Fri. 8 p.m. Showtime Sat. 1 a.m.

Furlough (2018) Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg. When an inmate is granted one weekend of freedom to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control. (R) 1 hr. 23 mins. TMC Tues. 8 p.m.


Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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The Gallows (2015) ★ Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown. The vengeful spirit of a dead teenager returns 20 years later to terrorize four high-school students trapped in an auditorium. (R) 1 hr. 21 mins. AMC Thur. 2 a.m.

Game Night (2018) ★★★ Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams. A couple's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when their friends agree to participate in a murder mystery party. They soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night. (R) 1 hr. 40 mins. Cinemax Mon. 12:40 p.m. Cinemax Fri. 2:25 a.m.

Gaslight (1944) ★★★ Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman. A Scotland Yard detective figures out why a schizoid Victorian is trying to drive his wife mad. (NR) 1 hr. 54 mins. TCM Sat. 11 a.m.

Gatillo Veloz (1966) Manuel López Ochoa, Silvia Fournier. Un hombre apodado Gatillo Veloz lucha contra una banda de criminales que intenta tener el control de una mina de plata. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. KWHY Tues. 8 p.m.

General Magic (2018) General Magic -- a Silicon Valley startup built by the brightest minds of the 1980s -- becomes a complete failure when launched in 1994. (NR) 1 hr. 33 mins. TMC Wed. 6:30 a.m.

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (2005) ★★ Simon Baker, John Leguizamo. A mercenary leader squares off with a rebellious comrade, while flesh-eating zombies threaten their fortified city. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Encore Sat. 12:35 p.m. Encore Sun. 12:23 p.m.

Get Hard (2015) ★★ Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart. The prison-bound manager of a hedge fund asks a black businessman -- who has never been to jail -- to prepare him for life behind bars. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. TNT Wed. 11 p.m.

Ghost (1990) ★★★ Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore. A slain Manhattan yuppie reaches out to his lover, with a medium as his middlewoman. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 7 mins. POP Fri. Noon POP Sat. 9 a.m.

Ghost Rider (2007) ★★ Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes. A motorcycle stuntman who sold his soul to save a loved one becomes a fiery agent for justice at night in the presence of evil. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. Paramount Thur. 1 a.m.

Ghost Ship (2002) ★ Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard. Members of a salvage crew and a pilot board a haunted vessel found floating in the Bering Sea. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. IFC Tues. 7 p.m. AMC Wed. 6 p.m.

Ghost World (2001) ★★★ Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson. The lives of best friends diverge after high-school graduation and their encounter with a pathetic loner. (R) 1 hr. 51 mins. EPIX Thur. 2:30 p.m.

Ghostbusters (1984) ★★★ Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd. Armed with proton packs, four paranormal investigators battle mischievous ghouls in New York. (PG) 1 hr. 47 mins. Freeform Sun. 12:35 p.m. Freeform Thur. 3:40 p.m. Freeform Fri. 11:32 a.m.

Ghostbusters II (1989) ★★ Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd. Now the parapsychologists are trying to rid New York of stress-related pink slime. (PG) 1 hr. 48 mins. Freeform Sun. 3:05 p.m. Freeform Thur. 6:15 p.m. Freeform Fri. 2:05 p.m.

A Gift Wrapped Christmas (2015) Meredith Hagner, Travis Milne. A personal shopper tries to make her new client get into the holiday spirit and spend more time with his young son. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sat. 2 p.m.

A Gingerbread Romance (2018) Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jordana Lajoie. An architect begins to find herself longing for a place to call her own as she works alongside a baker to win a gingerbead house contest. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 3 p.m.

The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) ★★ Claire Foy, Beau Gadsdon. Hacker Lisbeth Salander steals a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. When Russian thugs seize her laptop, she teams up with an unlikely ally in a race against time to recover the codes and avert disaster. (R) 1 hr. 57 mins. Starz Tues. 12:14 p.m. Starz Sat. 4:01 p.m. Starz Sun. 2:29 a.m.

Gladiator (2000) ★★★ Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix. When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by the emperor, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (R) 2 hrs. 34 mins. BBC America Sat. 10 a.m. BBC America Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Glass (2019) ★★ Bruce Willis, James McAvoy. David Dunn looks to deliver vigilante justice to the Beast -- the madman who has superhuman strength and 23 personalities. Their epic showdown leads them to the mysterious Elijah Price, the criminal mastermind who holds critical secrets for both men. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 9 mins. HBO Sun. 6:43 p.m. HBO Tues. 7:45 p.m. HBO Thur. 10 a.m.

Glory Road (2006) ★★★ Josh Lucas, Derek Luke. Coach Don Haskins leads the first all-black basketball team to NCAA victory during the 1966 season. (PG) 1 hr. 57 mins. TMC Wed. 4 p.m. TMC Thur. 4:35 a.m.

Go West (1940) ★★★ Groucho Marx, Chico Marx. Marx Brothers Groucho, Chico and Harpo ride a stagecoach, have a train chase and fool around in a saloon. (NR) 1 hr. 21 mins. TCM Tues. 10:30 a.m.

A Godwink Christmas (2018) Kathie Lee Gifford, Kimberly Sustad. As Christmas approaches, Paula reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend. When her Aunt Jane invites Paula to her Nantucket home, she bonds with a charming inn owner. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 5 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 9 p.m.

Godzilla (2014) ★★ Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe. Godzilla, King of the Monsters, arises to combat massive, malevolent foes that have been feeding on a nuclear plant's reactors and now threaten mankind with total annihilation. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 3 mins. WGN America Tues. 4 p.m. WGN America Tues. 6:30 p.m.

Godzilla (1998) ★★ Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno. Nuclear testing in the South Pacific produces a giant mutated lizard that wreaks havoc upon New York City. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 18 mins. Showtime Sun. 9 a.m.

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) ★ Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama. An Okinawan monster-god helps Godzilla defeat his bionic double. (NR) 1 hr. 20 mins. TCM Fri. 6:30 p.m.

Godzilla vs. Megalon (1976) ★ Katsuriko Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kawase. Godzilla and flying cyborg Jet Jaguar meet a giant cockroach and a big black chicken sent by Seatopians. (G) 1 hr. 20 mins. TCM Fri. 5 p.m.

Gone Baby Gone (2007) ★★★ Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan. Two private investigators tread dangerous ground as they scour the Boston underworld for a kidnapped child. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Encore Thur. 4:14 a.m. Encore Thur. 4:17 p.m.

A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) ★★ Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney. John McClane, un policía de la ciudad de Nueva York, y su hijo deben dejar de lado sus diferencias para trabajar juntos y evitar que el hampa de Moscú controle unas armas nucleares. (NR) 1 hr. 41 mins. KFTR Sat. 1 p.m. UNIMAS Sat. 1 p.m.

The Good Guy (2009) ★★ Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter. Romantic complications arise when an urban conservationist meets the sensitive and handsome colleague of her Wall Street lover. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Audience Sat. 7 p.m. Audience Sat. 10:30 p.m.

Good Witch: Curse From a Rose (2019) Catherine Bell, James Denton. Cassie's long-lost college roommate, Autumn Delaney, makes an unexpected visit to Grey House on a mission to disrupt Middleton's Halloween festivities. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 5 p.m. Hallmark Tues. 6 p.m.

A Good Woman (2004) ★★ Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson. A 1930s society vamp leaves New York behind for Italy, where she worms her way into the lives of vacationing newlyweds. (PG) 1 hr. 32 mins. HBO Tues. 11:50 a.m. HBO Fri. 5:32 a.m.

GoodFellas (1990) ★★★★ Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta. In the 1950s an Irish-Italian hoodlum joins the New York Mafia, but his mob career is not what he expected. (R) 2 hrs. 26 mins. Cinemax Sat. 9 a.m.

Goofy Movies Number Five (1934) Narrated by Pete Smith. Comedic narration with film clips. (NR) 10 mins. TCM Sat. 5:09 a.m.

Goosebumps (2015) ★★★ Jack Black, Dylan Minnette. Author R.L. Stine, his young daughter and their new neighbor must save the day when the monsters from the ``Goosebumps'' books magically come to life. (PG) 1 hr. 43 mins. Freeform Mon. 8:30 p.m. Freeform Tues. 4:20 p.m. FX Fri. 10 p.m. FX Sat. 8 p.m. KVEA Sun. 4 p.m.

The Gorgon (1964) ★★ Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee. A 19th-century professor's assistant has snakes for hair and turns her victims into stone. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. TCM Thur. 6:30 p.m.

Gosford Park (2001) ★★★ Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban. Domestic servants and their aristocratic masters are equally suspect in the wake of a murder at a lavish British estate. (R) 2 hrs. 17 mins. TMC Tues. 3:05 p.m. TMC Fri. 11 a.m.

Graveyard Shift (1990) ★ David Andrews, Kelly Wolf. The owner of an ancient mill hires a drifter to rid the basement of rats. (R) 1 hr. 27 mins. IFC Tues. 10:15 a.m. IFC Wed. 3:30 a.m. IFC Wed. 6:30 a.m. Sundance Sat. 4 a.m.

Grease (1978) ★★★ John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John. Nice Sandy and greaser Danny try to be like each other in their 1950s high school. (PG) 1 hr. 50 mins. CMT Sat. 2:30 p.m. CMT Sat. 7:30 p.m.

The Great Wall (2016) ★★ Matt Damon, Jing Tian. Imprisoned within the Great Wall of China, a mercenary warrior joins forces with an elite army to battle an onslaught of marauding monsters. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. FX Thur. 11:30 a.m. FX Fri. 10 a.m.

Green Lantern (2011) ★★ Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively. A test pilot becomes the first human to join a band of warriors sworn to preserve peace and justice throughout the universe. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. HBO Sun. 1:45 p.m. HBO Fri. 5:30 p.m.

The Green Mile (1999) ★★★ Tom Hanks, David Morse. In 1935 a head prison guard realizes a man on death row may be innocent and have a supernatural ability to heal others. (R) 3 hrs. 9 mins. Sundance Sun. 9 p.m. Sundance Mon. 5 p.m.

Green Zone (2010) ★★ Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear. An Army officer and his team of inspectors stumble upon an elaborate coverup as they hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Starz Wed. 10:05 a.m. Starz Wed. 9:59 p.m.

Gremlins (1984) ★★★ Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates. An inventor gives his son an odd little creature which multiplies into monsters which wreck the town. (PG) 1 hr. 46 mins. Syfy Tues. 8 p.m. Syfy Wed. 3:05 p.m.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) ★★★ Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates. A designer and his wife try to stop hundreds of creatures from taking over New York. (PG-13) 1 hr. 46 mins. Syfy Tues. 10:28 p.m. Syfy Wed. 5:32 p.m.

Greta (2018) ★★ Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz. Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with Greta, a lonely and kindly widow who enjoys her company. But when Greta's behavior becomes increasingly erratic and obsessive, Frances does whatever it takes to end the toxic relationship. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. HBO Sat. 8 p.m. HBO Sun. 4 a.m.

The Grey (2012) ★★★ Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo. A pack of hungry wolves pursues survivors of a plane crash, who are trekking through the Alaskan wilderness to find civilization. (R) 1 hr. 57 mins. Encore Mon. 12:39 p.m.

Grown Ups (2010) ★ Adam Sandler, Kevin James. Friends and former teammates learn that age does not, necessarily, equal maturity when they reunite to honor the memory of their basketball coach. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. E Sat. 7 p.m. E Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Grudge Match (2013) ★★ Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone. Un promotor de boxeo les ofrece a dos peleadores rivales la oportunidad de abandonar el retiro para un combate final. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. UNIMAS Sun. 3:30 p.m. KFTR Sun. 6:30 p.m.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ★★★ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. A space adventurer becomes the quarry of bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but after he discovers the orb's true power, he must find a way to unite four ragtag rivals to save the universe. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 1 mins. FX Tues. 7:30 p.m. FX Wed. 5 p.m.

The Guilt Trip (2012) ★★ Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen. Pressured into taking his overbearing mother along for the ride, a man embarks on the road trip of a lifetime. (PG-13) 1 hr. 35 mins. TBS Sat. 4 a.m.


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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) ★★★ Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. During World War II's Battle of Okinawa, U.S. Army medic Desmond Doss braves bullets, grenades and snipers while single-handedly evacuating the wounded from behind enemy lines. (R) 2 hrs. 19 mins. A Sun. 8 p.m. A Mon. 12:03 p.m.

Hair Wolf (2018) Kara Young, Taliah Webster. The staff at a black hair salon fends off strange monsters: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. (NR) 12 mins. Cinemax Fri. 5:55 a.m.

Halloween (1978) ★★★★ Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis. John Carpenter's chiller about an escaped maniac who returns to his Illinois hometown to continue his bloody rampage. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. IFC Sun. 8:45 a.m. IFC Sun. 5 p.m. AMC Thur. 6 p.m.

Halloween (2018) ★★ Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. She now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, Laurie's ready for him. (R) 1 hr. 46 mins. HBO Wed. 1:01 a.m.

Halloween (2007) ★ Malcolm McDowell, Scout Taylor-Compton. A psychiatrist follows an escaped psychopath's blood-soaked trail back to his hometown. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. IFC Sun. 11 p.m. IFC Mon. 12:30 p.m. IFC Tues. 9 p.m. IFC Wed. 6:30 p.m.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) ★★ Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris. Dr. Loomis meets Mike's 9-year-old niece, who seems to know when he's going to kill next. (R) 1 hr. 36 mins. IFC Sun. 12:45 p.m. IFC Mon. 8:15 a.m.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) ★★ Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell. Dr. Loomis renews his hunt for killer Mike, who has escaped from the hospital once again. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. IFC Sun. 10:45 a.m. IFC Mon. 6:15 a.m.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) ★★ Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin. In hiding for two decades, a traumatized woman learns her murderous brother has returned for her. (R) 1 hr. 25 mins. IFC Sun. 7 p.m. IFC Mon. 1:30 a.m. AMC Thur. 8 p.m. AMC Fri. 4 p.m.

Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ★ Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan. An ancient Celtic ritual drives Dr. Loomis' patient to sacrifice an entire family in Haddonfield, Ill. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. IFC Sun. 3 p.m.

Halloween: Resurrection (2002) ★ Jamie Lee Curtis, Brad Loree. Internet users watch six collegians as they spend the night in Michael Myers' childhood home. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. IFC Sun. 9 p.m. IFC Mon. 3:30 a.m. AMC Thur. 10 p.m. AMC Fri. 2 p.m.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) ★ Donald Pleasence, Mitchell Ryan. An ancient Celtic ritual drives Dr. Loomis' patient to sacrifice an entire family in Haddonfield, Ill. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. IFC Mon. 10:30 a.m.

Hang 'Em High (1968) ★★ Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens. An innocent rancher is saved from the noose and deputized to hunt down the men who tried to hang him. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. Ovation Sat. Noon

The Hangover (2009) ★★★ Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms. After a wild stag party in Las Vegas, three hazy groomsmen must find their missing friend and get him back to Los Angeles in time for his wedding. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. VH1 Fri. 9 p.m. VH1 Sat. 6:30 p.m.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) ★★ Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton. Los hermanos Hansel y Gretel son los mejores vigilantes y cazadores de brujas. Pero ahora, sin que ellos lo sepan, ellos se han convertido en la presa y deben enfrentarse a un peligro mayor que las brujas, su pasado. (NR) 1 hr. 38 mins. KVEA Sat. 7 p.m.

Happy Death Day 2U (2019) ★★ Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard. College student Tree Gelbman becomes the target of a masked killer when she wakes up in an alternate reality. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save her friends. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. HBO Sun. 9:15 a.m. HBO Tues. 5 p.m. HBO Sat. 4 p.m.

The Happytime Murders (2018) ★ Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks. In the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, two clashing detectives -- one human and the other a puppet -- must work together to solve the brutal murders of former cast members of a beloved puppet TV show. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Showtime Wed. 1:30 a.m. Showtime Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Harlem Nights (1989) ★★ Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor. Business partners sting a white mobster trying to take over their nightclub in 1930s Harlem. (R) 1 hr. 58 mins. AXS Mon. 6:30 p.m. AXS Mon. 8:45 p.m. AXS Tues. 2:45 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) ★★★ Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint. Dumbledore tries to prepare Harry for the final battle with Voldemort, while Death Eaters wreak havoc in both Muggle and Wizard worlds, and tragedy looms on the horizon. (PG) 2 hrs. 33 mins. Syfy Sun. 8:32 p.m. Syfy Mon. 5 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) ★★★ Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint. When a new professor's bureaucratic methods leave Hogwarts unprepared to fight the rising tide of evil, Harry teaches a dedicated group of students how to defend against the dark arts. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 18 mins. Syfy Sun. 5:30 p.m. Syfy Mon. 2 p.m.

Harvest Love (2017) Ryan Paevey, Jen Lilley. A widowed surgeon visits her family's pear orchard in hopes of taking a break from her hectic life and reconnecting with her distant son. Once there, she begins to fall for the farm manager, Will, who is growing a new hybrid pear. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 7 p.m.

A Harvest Wedding (2017) Jill Wagner, Victor Webster. Sarah Bloom, a highly successful wedding planner, returns to her hometown to plan the season's biggest wedding. Much to Sarah's surprise, the bride's brother happens to be her first love. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 9 p.m.

The Hate U Give (2018) ★★★ Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall. Starr Carter is a prep school student who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, she must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 13 mins. HBO Tues. 4:40 a.m.

The Haunted Mansion (2003) ★★ Eddie Murphy, Terence Stamp. A real estate agent and his family encounter ghosts in an old New Orleans house on a remote bayou. (PG) 1 hr. 28 mins. Freeform Fri. Noon Freeform Fri. 4:40 p.m.

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013) Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray. A historic Southern home's new residents come face to face with a malevolent force. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. Syfy Mon. 4 a.m. Syfy Mon. Noon

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) ★★ Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner. A woman turns to a priest for help when her cancer-stricken son becomes increasingly disturbed by paranormal activity that seems to permeate their new home. (PG-13) 1 hr. 32 mins. Syfy Mon. 2 a.m. Syfy Mon. 10 a.m.

The Haunting (1963) ★★★ Julie Harris, Claire Bloom. An anthropologist, an heir and two ESP-prone women explore a New England mansion. (G) 1 hr. 52 mins. TCM Sat. 3 p.m.

Hearts of Christmas (2016) Emilie Ullerup, Kristoffer Polaha. When a beloved neonatal intensive care unit supervisor is forced to take early retirement, her young colleague, Jenny, decides to turn the staff Christmas party into a surprise bash for her, but the plan is complicated by the hospital's new CFO. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 3 p.m.

Heaven Sent (2016) Christian Kane, Marley Shelton. An 8-year-old runaway angel takes it upon herself to rekindle the love between a couple who are on the verge of a divorce. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Tues. 6 p.m.

A Heavenly Christmas (2016) Kristin Davis, Eric McCormack. A workaholic's untimely death leads to her recruitment as a Christmas angel. Her first task is to help a struggling singer use his music to heal old wounds. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 3 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 5 a.m.

Heist (2001) ★★★ Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito. A veteran thief and his crew form a complex plan to rob a shipment of Swiss gold from an airport. (R) 1 hr. 47 mins. EPIX Sun. 12:30 p.m.

Hell Fest (2018) ★★ Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards. A serial killer in costume murders visitors at a Halloween theme park, unbeknownst to bystanders who think it's part of the fun. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Showtime Fri. 10:30 p.m. Showtime Sat. 11 p.m.

Hellboy (2004) ★★★ Ron Perlman, John Hurt. The son of the devil helps a top-secret organization investigate and destroy paranormal creatures. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 5 mins. AMC Mon. 2:30 p.m.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) ★★★ Ron Perlman, Selma Blair. Hellboy and his team face an underworld prince who plans to awaken a lethal army and use it to reclaim Earth for his magical kindred. (PG-13) 2 hrs. AMC Mon. 4:30 p.m.

Hembras de Tierra Caliente (1990) Angélica Chain, Alejandro Ruíz. En un pueblo que se prepara para las fiestas de la Pascua, una mujer se enamora de un cura confundido. (NR) 1 hr. 33 mins. KWHY Thur. 8 p.m.

Hercules (2014) ★★ Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane. Ahora un mercenario viajero, Hércules debe una vez mas convertirse en héroe para ayudar al benevolente rey de Tracia a proteger a su gente de un tirano salvaje. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. KVEA Sat. 9 p.m.

Hercules, Samson and Ulysses (1965) ★ Kirk Morris, Richard Lloyd. Hercules and Samson fight each other, then team up with Ulysses against a tyrant. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. TCM Thur. 1:30 p.m.

Here Come the Nelsons (1952) ★★ Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson. An adman and his wife have a misunderstanding just before bank robbers kidnap little Ricky. (NR) 1 hr. 16 mins. TCM Sun. 5 p.m.

High Pressure (1932) ★★ William Powell, Evelyn Brent. A man nearly loses all his assets, including his girlfriend, when a zany get-rich-quick scheme fizzles. (NR) 1 hr. 12 mins. TCM Thur. 4 a.m.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) ★ Michael McMillian, Jessica Stroup. Cannibalistic mutants attack a group of National Guardsmen investigating a distress signal in the New Mexican desert. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Syfy Thur. 12:15 p.m. Syfy Fri. 2 a.m.

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) ★★ Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan. A family road trip takes a terrifying turn when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone inhabited by a band of bloodthirsty mutants. (R) 1 hr. 47 mins. Syfy Thur. 10 a.m.

Hips, Hips, Hooray (1934) ★★ Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey. Two lipstick salesmen visit a beauty parlor and wind up in a car chase. (NR) 1 hr. 8 mins. TCM Wed. 10:30 a.m.

The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003) ★ C. Thomas Howell, Kari Wuhrer. A psychopathic hitchhiker terrorizes a man and his girlfriend as they take a road trip. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Starz Sun. 4:26 a.m.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) ★★ Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson. The world's top protection agent gets a new client: a hitman who came in from the cold. After being on the opposite ends of a bullet for years, they must team up and have only 24 hours to get to The Hague to bring down a murderous dictator. (R) 1 hr. 58 mins. USA Sat. 4 p.m.

Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019) Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson. Motown Records becomes the most successful label of all time after its formation in 1958 Detroit amid racial tension and the burgeoning civil rights movement. (NR) 1 hr. 53 mins. Showtime Fri. 8:30 a.m.

Hocus Pocus (1993) ★★ Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. Halloween trick-or-treaters come face to face with three witch sisters from the past in Salem, Mass. (PG) 1 hr. 35 mins. Freeform Sun. 8 a.m. Freeform Sun. 5:35 p.m. Freeform Thur. 8:50 p.m. Freeform Fri. 6:45 p.m. Freeform Sat. 9:10 a.m. Freeform Sat. 11:50 p.m.

Holiday Spin (2012) Ralph Macchio, Garrett Clayton. The owner of a failing dance studio pins his hopes for survival on winning an annual contest. Meanwhile, his estranged son takes an interest in a dance prodigy. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Tues. Noon

Home for Christmas Day (2017) Catherine Bell, Victor Webster. A young woman begins a long-distance relationship with an active-duty soldier. Her mother tries to steer her away from the relationship to save her feelings. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 7 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 9 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thur. 1 a.m.

Hometown Christmas (2018) Beverley Mitchell, Stephen Colletti. A woman has big plans to resurrect her town's live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to organize. Things become complicated, however, when she realizes she'll have to work with her former high school sweetheart. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Tues. 8 p.m. Lifetime Wed. 12:01 p.m.

Hometown Killer (2019) Kaitlyn Black, Ashley Gallegos. A woman finds her life in danger when she reconnects with an old high school friend who is now a police officer. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sun. 2 p.m.

Hook (1991) ★★★ Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams. Aided by Tinker Bell, a corporate lawyer turns into Peter Pan to rescue his children from Captain Hook. (PG) 2 hrs. 24 mins. Ovation Tues. 11:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 4 p.m.

Hoosiers (1986) ★★★ Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey. A college basketball coach leaves the Navy in 1951 and becomes coach of an underdog Indiana high-school team. (PG) 1 hr. 54 mins. EPIX Wed. 7:05 p.m.

Hope at Christmas (2018) Ryan Paevey, Scottie Thompson. Sydney decides to spend Christmas in a house she inherited with her young daughter. When she meets Mac, he tries to make her Christmas wishes come true by helping her open herself up to life, love, and believing in the spirit of Christmas again. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 7 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 3 p.m.

Horrible Bosses (2011) ★★ Jason Bateman, Charlie Day. Three oppressed workers devise a complex and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their intolerable employers. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. TBS Sun. 4:30 p.m.

Horror of Dracula (1958) ★★★ Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee. Dr. Van Helsing hunts the legendary king of the vampires, who has left Transylvania for the blood-rich shores of England. (NR) 1 hr. 22 mins. TCM Thur. 5 p.m.

Hotel Artemis (2018) ★★ Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown. As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, an arms dealer, a French assassin, disgruntled thieves and an injured cop make their way to Hotel Artemis -- a members-only hospital for criminals that's operated by a high-tech healer called the Nurse. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. TMC Mon. 2:25 p.m.

Hotel Transylvania (2012) ★★ Voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg. Animated. An unforeseen complication unfolds when Dracula invites the world's most-infamous monsters to his lavish resort to celebrate his daughter's 118th birthday. (PG) 1 hr. 35 mins. Freeform Sun. 7:45 p.m. Freeform Mon. 6:25 p.m. Disney Thur. 8 p.m. Disney Fri. 6:25 p.m. Freeform Sat. 9:45 p.m.

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) ★★ Voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg. Animated. Concerned that his half-human grandson isn't showing his vampire side, Dracula and his friends put the boy through a ``monster-in-training'' boot camp just as Drac's old-school father decides to pay a visit. (PG) 1 hr. 29 mins. Disney Sun. 11 a.m. FX Fri. 8 p.m. FX Sat. 6 p.m.

Hours (2013) Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez. A new father must remain behind and try to keep his prematurely born daughter alive after Hurricane Katrina knocks out the power in their New Orleans hospital. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Starz Wed. 6:19 p.m.

House of the Dead (2003) ★ Jonathan Cherry, Tyron Leitso. Party-bound young people encounter bloodthirsty zombies on an island. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. TMC Fri. 12:35 p.m.

House on Haunted Hill (1958) ★★★ Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart. The owner of a haunted mansion offers a group of people reward money if they can survive a night at his scary estate. (NR) 1 hr. 15 mins. Ovation Thur. 1:30 a.m.

House Party (1990) ★★★ Robin Harris, Christopher Reid. Kid is grounded by his dad for fighting, but he is determined to sneak out to go to a huge party at Play's house and meet up with the hottest girl in school. (R) 1 hr. 40 mins. BET Thur. 6 p.m. BET Fri. 4 p.m.

The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) ★★ Jack Black, Cate Blanchett. Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and warlocks. (PG) 1 hr. 45 mins. Showtime Mon. 8 a.m. Showtime Mon. 6 p.m.

How High (2001) ★ Method Man, Redman. Two stoners get into Harvard University after magic marijuana enables them to ace their tests. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. MTV Sat. 11 a.m. MTV Sun. 1 a.m.

How High 2 (2019) Lil Yachty, DC Young Fly. Two young entrepreneurs set out on a hash-fueled journey across Atlanta seeking funds for their on-demand munchies delivery business. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. MTV Sun. 3 a.m.

How to Make a Monster (1958) ★ Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar. A Hollywood makeup man sends his teenage werewolf and Frankenstein to kill studio moguls. (NR) 1 hr. 15 mins. AMC Mon. 9:15 a.m.

Hugo (2011) ★★★ Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen. A resourceful orphaned boy and a bookish girl set out on a quest to unlock a secret left to him by the boy's late father. (PG) 2 hrs. 6 mins. TMC Mon. 7:05 a.m. TMC Wed. 9:55 a.m.

Hulk (2003) ★★ Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly. Scientist Bruce Banner transforms into a powerful brute after his experiment goes awry. Directed by Ang Lee. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 18 mins. HBO Sat. 11:45 a.m.

The Hummingbird Project (2018) ★★ Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgard. Two entrepreneurial cousins quit their Wall Street jobs and follow their dream of laying fiber optic cable from Kansas to New Jersey to gain a millisecond advantage on the stock market. (R) 1 hr. 51 mins. Showtime Thur. 12:45 p.m. Showtime Thur. 9 p.m.

The Hunger (1983) ★★ Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie. A kinky couple from Manhattan satisfy their vampire thirst with victims in discotheques. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. TCM Fri. Noon

The Hunt for Red October (1990) ★★★ Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin. Moscow, Washington and a CIA analyst track a renegade Soviet captain and his new submarine. (PG) 2 hrs. 17 mins. Starz Tues. 5:46 a.m.

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) ★★ Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron. A huntsman and a fellow warrior battle an ice queen and her evil, resurrected sister. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. TNT Mon. 2 p.m. TNT Mon. 10:45 p.m.

The Hurricane (1999) ★★★ Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon. Aided by a Brooklyn teen and three Canadians, boxer Rubin Carter fights to be exonerated after long imprisonment for murders he did not commit. (R) 2 hrs. 26 mins. Starz Sat. 4:11 a.m.


Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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I Am Legend (2007) ★★★ Will Smith, Alice Braga. After a man-made plague transforms Earth's population into bloodthirsty vampires, a lone survivor desperately searches for a cure. (PG-13) 1 hr. 41 mins. TNT Sat. 11 p.m.

I Am Number Four (2011) ★★ Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant. One of nine living on Earth, an alien with extraordinary abilities poses as an ordinary teenager in the hope of evading those sent to kill him. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. Showtime Tues. 9:30 a.m.

I Feel Pretty (2018) ★★ Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams. Renee is an ordinary gal who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. After awakening from a fall, she suddenly gains a renewed sense of self-confidence that makes her believe she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. TMC Tues. 11 a.m.

I, Frankenstein (2014) ★ Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy. Still alive in modern times, Frankenstein's creature becomes caught in the middle, as gargoyles and demons wage war for the souls of mankind. (PG-13) 1 hr. 33 mins. EPIX Wed. 3:55 a.m.

I, Robot (2004) ★★ Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan. In 2035 a Chicago homicide detective tracks a sophisticated robot accused of murdering a visionary scientist. (PG-13) 1 hr. 55 mins. HBO Fri. 10:45 a.m.

I.Q. (1994) ★★★ Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan. Albert Einstein plays matchmaker for his egghead niece and an unschooled auto mechanic. (PG) 1 hr. 35 mins. HBO Wed. 12:40 p.m.

I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) James Brolin, Mena Suvari. Jackie, a single mom and attorney, looks forward to spending Christmas alone with her daughter. Everything goes according to plan until Jackie's estranged father shows up on her door step. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 11 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 5 a.m.

I'll Take Your Dead (2018) Aidan Devine, Ava Preston. A man who disposes of bodies for gangsters in a nearby city faces a difficult decision when one of the ``corpses'' turns out to still be alive. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. TMC Thur. 11:05 p.m.

Ice Age (2002) ★★★ Voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo. Animated. A woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger and a sloth find a human baby and try to reunite him with his tribe. (PG) 1 hr. 21 mins. Nickelodeon Tues. 6 a.m. Nickelodeon Wed. 9 p.m.

The Ice Harvest (2005) ★★ John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton. A mob lawyer tries to keep his cool after he and his pornographer partner steal a small fortune from a powerful figure. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. Cinemax Sun. 10:50 a.m. Cinemax Sat. 3:45 a.m.

Icebox (2018) Anthony Gonzalez, Omar Leyva. Óscar, a 12-year-old Honduran boy who is forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, finds himself trapped inside the U.S. immigration system. (NR) 1 hr. 26 mins. HBO Sun. 5:40 a.m.

The Impossible (2012) ★★★ Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor. A couple and their three sons encounter terror, courage and compassion following the December 2004 tsunami that devastated Thailand. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. Showtime Fri. 6:30 a.m. Showtime Fri. 6 p.m.

In a World ... (2013) ★★★ Lake Bell, Fred Melamed. A vocal coach competes with her own father and his main rival for a prestigious gig doing the voice-over on a trailer for a big-budget movie. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Audience Wed. 7 p.m. Audience Thur. Noon

In Dreams (1999) ★★ Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn. A murderous psychopath invades a woman's dreams and seems to become a part of her waking life. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. KCOP Mon. Noon

In Her Shoes (2005) ★★★ Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette. A sexy partyer clashes with her serious-minded sister and befriends a widow at a Florida retirement community. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 9 mins. HBO Wed. 10:25 a.m.

In Name Only (1939) ★★★ Carole Lombard, Cary Grant. A woman will not give her rich husband a divorce to marry the widow he loves. (NR) 1 hr. 42 mins. TCM Mon. 4 a.m.

In Search of Greatness (2018) Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice. Top athletes, including Michael Jordan, Pelé, Jerry Rice and Wayne Gretzky, explore the importance of nature versus nurture in determining athletic ability. (PG-13) 1 hr. 20 mins. EPIX Thur. 2:20 a.m.

In the Line of Fire (1993) ★★★ Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich. An assassin toys with a White House Secret Service agent haunted for 30 years by his failure in 1963 Dallas. (R) 2 hrs. 8 mins. Showtime Thur. 10:30 a.m.

In the Name of the Father (1993) ★★★ Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite. An Irishman and his father share a British prison cell for a 1974 bombing they did not commit. (R) 2 hrs. 12 mins. Cinemax Thur. 6:25 a.m.

Inception (2010) ★★★ Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A thief who enters people's dreams and steals their secrets gets a shot at redemption when he is given the dangerous task of planting an idea in someone's subconscious. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 28 mins. Cinemax Wed. 1:50 p.m.

Indecent Proposal (1993) ★★ Robert Redford, Demi Moore. A Las Vegas mystery man offers a desperate couple $1 million for a night with the wife. (R) 1 hr. 57 mins. EPIX Mon. 1:25 p.m.

Independence Day (1996) ★★★ Will Smith, Bill Pullman. A fighter pilot, a computer whiz and others fight back after 15-mile-wide alien ships zap Earth's major cities. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 25 mins. AMC Mon. 7 p.m. AMC Mon. 10 p.m.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) ★★ Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum. Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world. (PG-13) 2 hrs. FX Mon. Noon FX Tues. 10:30 a.m.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) ★★★ Harrison Ford, Sean Connery. Archaeologist Jones rescues his kidnapped father, and the two race the Nazis to find the Holy Grail. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 7 mins. Paramount Sun. 5:05 p.m. Paramount Sun. 8 p.m.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) ★★★ Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw. In 1935 archaeologist Jones, a lounge singer and a Chinese orphan search for mystical stones stolen from an Indian tribe. (PG) 1 hr. 58 mins. Paramount Sun. 2:35 p.m.

Inside Man (2006) ★★★ Denzel Washington, Clive Owen. An enigmatic woman threatens to push past the breaking point a volatile game between a bank robber and a detective. (R) 2 hrs. 9 mins. Starz Fri. 11:24 p.m.

Instant Family (2018) ★★★ Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne. Hoping to start a family, Pete and Ellie turn to the foster care system to make their dream come true. The couple soon learn the joys and frustrations of parenthood when they decide to adopt three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl. (PG-13) 1 hr. 59 mins. EPIX Tues. 8 p.m.

Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) ★★★ Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt. The immortal Louis tells of his life as a vampire recruited by Lestat in 1791 Louisiana. (R) 2 hrs. 2 mins. BBC America Fri. 2 p.m. BBC America Sat. 4 a.m.

Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961) ★ Sonny Chiba, Shinjirô Ehara. Inept invaders from Neptune are thwarted by a superhero and a team of Japanese kids wearing micro shorts. (NR) 1 hr. 22 mins. AMC Fri. 5:30 a.m.

The Invasion (2007) ★★ Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig. A psychiatrist discovers that an epidemic altering the behavior of human beings is extraterrestrial in origin. (PG-13) 1 hr. 39 mins. HBO Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Invincible (2006) ★★ Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear. At 30 years old, bartender Vince Papale sees his wildest dreams come true when he becomes a member of the Philadelphia Eagles football team. (PG) 1 hr. 44 mins. TMC Sun. 8 p.m. TMC Thur. 6:10 p.m. TMC Sat. 5:40 p.m.

Invisible Sister (2015) Rowan Blanchard, Karan Brar. Cleo's science project goes awry when she accidentally makes her sister invisible. (NR) 1 hr. 20 mins. Disney Sat. 11 a.m.

Iron Man 2 (2010) ★★ Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow. With the world now aware that he is Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark must forge new alliances and confront a powerful new enemy. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 4 mins. EPIX Sat. 8 p.m.

The Island (2005) ★★ Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson. In 2019 a mercenary pursues two clones who escaped from a research facility after learning their true fate. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 16 mins. Cinemax Mon. 4:35 a.m.

Isn't It Romantic (2019) ★★ Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth. Natalie is a New York architect who works hard at her job while remaining cynical about love. Her worst nightmare soon comes true when she suddenly discovers that she's playing the leading lady in a real-life romantic comedy in an alternate universe. (PG-13) 1 hr. 28 mins. HBO Sun. 12:15 p.m.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) ★★★ Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis. A depressed teenager checks himself into a psychiatric facility and winds up in the adult ward, where a fellow patient takes him under his wing. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. HBO Fri. 7:06 a.m.


Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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Jack and Jill (2011) ★ Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes. The life of a successful, happy ad executive descends into chaos when his needy, passive-aggressive twin sister (also Sandler) makes her annual Thanksgiving visit. (PG) 1 hr. 30 mins. Comedy Central Sun. 11 p.m.

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) ★★ Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson. A young farmhand gets swept into the realm of legend when he must defend his land from a seemingly unstoppable force of giant warriors. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. Syfy Tues. 3 p.m.

Jackass 3 (2010) ★★ Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera. Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O and their fearless and foolhardy friends perform outrageous pranks and stunts, including ``Sweatsuit Cocktail'' and ``Beehive Tetherball.'' (R) 1 hr. 34 mins. EPIX Fri. 8:15 a.m.

Jason and the Argonauts (1963) ★★★ Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack. The Greek hero sails through Harpies and clashing rocks to the Golden Fleece, guarded by the Hydra. (G) 1 hr. 44 mins. TCM Thur. 10 a.m.

Jaws (1975) ★★★★ Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw. A New England police chief, a shark hunter and a scientist have a showdown with a huge white shark. (PG) 2 hrs. 4 mins. AMC Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Jaws 2 (1978) ★★ Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary. Amity's citizens and police chief dread another tourist season with a huge white shark near the beach. (PG) 1 hr. 57 mins. AMC Sat. 4:30 p.m.

Jet Attack (1958) ★ John Agar, Audrey Totter. A Soviet nurse helps a U.S. pilot, his buddies and a scientist escape from North Korea. (NR) 1 hr. 8 mins. AMC Mon. 9 a.m.

Jingle All the Way (1996) ★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad. A crazed postman, a tough policeman and a shady Santa impede a workaholic seeking a coveted toy for his son. (PG) 1 hr. 28 mins. Cinemax Sun. 4:30 p.m.

John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) ★★★★ Kurt Russell, A. Wilford Brimley. Antarctic outpost men fight a slimy alien able to assume the form of life it engulfs. (R) 1 hr. 48 mins. Encore Sat. 8:51 a.m. Encore Sat. 9 p.m. Encore Sun. 1:58 a.m.

John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997) ★★★ Matt Damon, Claire Danes. A Memphis law school graduate aids a battered wife and fights a corporate lawyer for insurance benefits for a dying man. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 15 mins. EPIX Sun. 2:40 a.m.

John Tucker Must Die (2006) ★ Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush. Three popular gals from different cliques join forces for revenge after discovering that the school stud is stringing them along. (PG-13) 1 hr. 27 mins. Cinemax Sun. 7:50 a.m.

Journey Back to Christmas (2016) Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson. A nurse from World War II is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 5 p.m.

A Joyous Christmas (2017) Natalie Knepp, Michael Rady. A successful motivational speaker learns the true meaning of Christmas when a stranger rescues her from a near-fatal accident. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 7 a.m.

Juarez (1939) ★★★ Paul Muni, Bette Davis. President Benito Pablo Juarez rids Mexico of Napoleon III's puppets, Emperor Maximilian and wife. (NR) 2 hrs. 12 mins. TCM Mon. 11 p.m.

Jumanji (1995) ★★ Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt. A magic board-game brings forth African perils and a guy who disappeared in 1969 while playing it. (PG) 1 hr. 44 mins. LOGO Thur. 11:55 p.m. LOGO Fri. 2:30 a.m.

Jurassic Park (1993) ★★★ Sam Neill, Laura Dern. An entrepreneur invites scientists, a mathematics theorist and others to his jungle theme-park featuring dinosaurs regenerated from DNA. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 6 mins. AMC Sat. 7 p.m.

Jurassic Park III (2001) ★★ Sam Neill, William H. Macy. A paleontologist and a couple outrun cloned dinosaurs after their plane crashes on an island. (PG-13) 1 hr. 31 mins. AMC Sun. 1 a.m.

Just Like Heaven (2005) ★★ Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo. A San Francisco widower falls in love with a ghostly doctor while subletting her apartment. (PG-13) 1 hr. 35 mins. HBO Tues. 10:15 a.m.


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Kaboom (2010) ★★★ Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett. Tripping on hallucinogens and believing he witnessed a murder, a sexually ambivalent college student makes a terrifying discovery. (NR) 1 hr. 26 mins. TMC Fri. 2:05 a.m.

Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere (2015) The six original members of the band Kansas reunite for the first time in 30 years to tell the true story of their climb from obscurity to stadium stardom. (NR) 1 hr. 18 mins. AXS Sat. 12:30 p.m.

The Karate Kid Part II (1986) ★★ Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki ``Pat'' Morita. Mr. Miyagi returns to Okinawa with his karate student and meets an old foe's challenge to a duel. (PG) 1 hr. 53 mins. BBC America Sun. 9:30 a.m.

The Karate Kid (1984) ★★★ Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki ``Pat'' Morita. A New Jersey teen moves to California, meets bullies and learns karate from a handyman, Mr. Miyagi. (PG) 2 hrs. 6 mins. BBC America Sun. 6:30 a.m.

Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle (2017) Jill Wagner, Luke McFarlane. Maggie tries to maintain the balance of being a mother and having a career. When her son Jordan needs help at school, he meets Casey, a tutor, and the two quickly bond. As Casey becomes a father figure, Jordan wishes his mom could find love again. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 9 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Thur. 11 p.m.

Keep Watching (2017) ★★ Bella Thorne, Natalie Martinez. Home intruders force members of a family to play a terrifying game of life or death. As the mysterious rules become clear, they soon learn that their nightmare is streaming live to viewers all around the world. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Encore Tues. 3:23 a.m. Encore Tues. 10:07 a.m. Encore Wed. 4:24 a.m.

Kentucky Kernels (1934) ★★ Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey. Two magicians and an orphan heir spark a Southern family feud. (NR) 1 hr. 14 mins. TCM Fri. 3:30 a.m.

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) ★★★ Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu. Awaking from a coma, an assassin seeks vengeance against her former boss and his ruthless gang. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. Showtime Wed. 11:35 p.m.

Killer Contractor (2019) Alyshia Ochse, Zac Titus. Kerry and her daughter Ella return home to settle the estate of her late father, but the contractor they hire to fix up the house brings with him a series of lethal mishaps and shattering secrets. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sun. 4 p.m.

Kindergarten Cop (1990) ★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller. An undercover officer teaches a rowdy class of peewees, to identify one whose mother must be found. (PG-13) 1 hr. 51 mins. Encore Wed. 4:18 p.m.

King Kong (1933) ★★★★ Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot. Shipped from mysterious Skull Island for display in the United States, a gigantic ape escapes from his bonds and carries a beautiful blonde to the top of the Empire State Building. (NR) 1 hr. 40 mins. TCM Sun. 3 a.m.

Kingpin (1996) ★★ Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid. A one-handed salesman, an Amish farm boy and a pretty con artist pull bowling scams to get to a $1 million tournament in Reno. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. Starz Wed. 1:24 a.m.

Kissin' Cousins (1964) ★★ Elvis Presley, Arthur O'Connell. An Air Force officer asks his twin cousin's moonshiner father to give up land for a missile base. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. TCM Fri. 1 p.m.


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Lady Sings the Blues (1972) ★★★ Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams. Billie Holiday goes from Harlem brothel maid to heroin-addicted singing star, losing the man she loves. (R) 2 hrs. 24 mins. TCM Tues. 7 p.m.

Lake Placid (1999) ★★ Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda. A New York paleontologist goes to the backwoods of Maine and teams up with the local game warden to stop a 35-foot killer crocodile. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. AMC Sat. 11:30 a.m.

Last Action Hero (1993) ★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O'Brien. A golden ticket handed down from Houdini puts a boy in the middle of a Hollywood superstar's world. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 11 mins. Sundance Sun. 3:30 a.m.

The Last Brickmaker in America (2001) Sidney Poitier, Wendy Crewson. A hardworking laborer loses passion for his work until he becomes a mentor to a 13-year-old boy. (PG) 1 hr. 37 mins. KTBN Sun. 9 p.m.

Last Chance for Christmas (2015) Hilarie Burton, Gabriel Hogan. After finding a reindeer to replace the injured Prancer, Santa's stableman finds himself falling in love with the animal's owner. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. 4 p.m.

The Last Dragon (1985) ★★ Taimak, Vanity. Kung-fu master Leroy rescues video-jockey Laura from a mobster and a self-styled Harlem shogun. (PG-13) 1 hr. 49 mins. TCM Tues. 5 p.m.

The Last Emperor (1987) ★★★★ John Lone, Joan Chen. Named Emperor of China at age 3 in 1908, Pu Yi becomes a prisoner of destiny. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 42 mins. Cinemax Sun. 10:05 p.m. Cinemax Wed. 11:05 a.m.

The Last Samurai (2003) ★★★ Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe. Alrededor de 1870, un soldado estadounidense es capturado durante una batalla entre el emperador de Japón y el samurai. (R) 2 hrs. 34 mins. UNIMAS Sun. 12:30 p.m. KFTR Sun. 3:30 p.m.

Last Vermont Christmas (2018) Erin Cahill, Justin Bruening. Megan and her two sisters reunite every Christmas in their childhood home. This year, though, their parents have put the house up for sale, and the buyer is Megan's former childhood sweetheart, Nash. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 1 p.m.

Law Abiding Citizen (2009) ★ Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler. Ten years after his wife and child die in a home invasion, a man carries out an elaborate plot against the prosecutor who cut a deal with one of the killers. (R) 1 hr. 48 mins. TNT Sat. 3 p.m.

A League of Their Own (1992) ★★★ Tom Hanks, Geena Davis. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League begins in 1943 with a major-league has-been as a manager. (PG) 2 hrs. 6 mins. Showtime Wed. 6 a.m. Showtime Wed. 6:45 p.m.

Lean on Me (1989) ★★ Morgan Freeman, Robert Guillaume. Principal Joe Clark goes to bat against drugs, crime and bad grades in his Paterson, N.J., high school. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. Ovation Mon. 11 p.m. Ovation Tues. 1:30 p.m.

Leatherface (2017) Sam Strike, Stephen Dorff. A violent teen and three others kidnap a young nurse while escaping from a Texas mental institution. Pursued by a vengeful sheriff, the disturbed young man embarks on a murderous rampage that shapes him into a legendary killer known as Leatherface. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Syfy Wed. 10 p.m. Syfy Thur. 4 p.m.

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) ★★ Kate Hodge, Viggo Mortensen. Rural Texas cannibals waylay yuppie motorists driving from Los Angeles to Florida. (R) 1 hr. 21 mins. Syfy Thur. Noon Syfy Thur. 2:15 p.m.

The Ledge (2011) ★ Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard. After an atheistic neighbor has an affair with his wife, a vengeful Fundamentalist forces the man to choose between killing himself or allowing someone else to die in his place. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. TMC Sun. 11:30 p.m. TMC Sat. 1:35 a.m.

The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) ★★ Kim Novak, Peter Finch. A filmmaker manipulates a starlet into the image of his late wife, a celebrated actress who met a tragic death. (R) 2 hrs. 10 mins. TCM Sat. 1:15 a.m.

Legion (2010) ★ Paul Bettany, Lucas Black. A battle for the future of mankind unfolds when the archangel Michael arrives at a roadside diner to protect a waitress whose unborn child is humanity's last hope. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. IFC Fri. 8:45 a.m. IFC Fri. Noon BBC America Sat. 2 a.m. BBC America Sat. 8 a.m.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) ★★★ Voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks. Animated. The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything. It's now up to Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to defeat the giant marauders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe. (PG) 1 hr. 47 mins. HBO Thur. 2:10 p.m. HBO Sat. 9:57 a.m.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) ★★★ Jim Carrey, Liam Aiken. A dastardly count plots to steal an inheritance from three young orphans placed in his care. (PG) 1 hr. 47 mins. TMC Thur. 6:35 a.m. TMC Thur. 2 p.m.

Leprechaun (1993) ★★ Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston. An Irish fairy escapes from a crate and goes on a gory quest for his 100 stolen gold coins. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. AMC Fri. 6 p.m.

Leprechaun 4 in Space (1996) ★ Warwick Davis, Rebekah Carlton. An evil leprechaun holds an alien princess hostage so he can marry her and rule the universe. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. AMC Sat. Noon

Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) ★ Warwick Davis, Ice-T. An evil leprechaun and a powerful producer pursue three rap artists who stole a magic flute. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. AMC Sat. 2 a.m.

Leprechaun 3 (1995) ★ Warwick Davis, John Gatins. The diminutive demon meets his match when a college student becomes contaminated with leprechaun blood. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. AMC Fri. 10 p.m.

Leprechaun 2 (1994) ★ Warwick Davis, Charlie Heath. A malevolent leprechaun seeks to fulfill a 1,000-year-old curse by enslaving an alluring Californian. (R) 1 hr. 25 mins. AMC Fri. 8 p.m.

Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003) ★ Warwick Davis, Tangi Miller. A young woman and her friends incur the wrath of an evil leprechaun who will stop at nothing to protect his gold. (R) 1 hr. 27 mins. AMC Sat. 4 a.m.

Leprechaun: Origins (2014) Dylan ``Hornswoggle'' Postl, Stephanie Bennett. While backpacking through Ireland, two couples discover that one of the country's most-famous legends is terrifyingly real. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. AMC Thur. 4 a.m.

Less Than Zero (1987) ★★ Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz. Beverly Hills rich kids help their friend who is hooked on cocaine. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. Audience Sun. 8 p.m. Audience Sun. 11 p.m. Audience Tues. 8 p.m. Audience Wed. Noon

Leyendas macabras de la colonia (1974) Rogelio Guerra, Lorena Velázquez. Un luchador adquiere una pintura que lo transporta al siglo XVI, a la casona de la hija de Hernán Cortez y la Malinche. (NR) 1 hr. 20 mins. KWHY Tues. Noon

The Liability (2012) Tim Roth, Talulah Riley. After Adam wrecks his stepfather's car, he takes a job as a driver for Roy, a hit man. Thrust into a world of murder and revenge, he begins to realize he is Roy's final target. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. Cinemax Tues. 11:20 p.m.

Life as We Know It (2010) ★★ Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel. Two career-driven acquaintances must put aside their mutual dislike and learn to work together to raise their orphaned goddaughter. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. HBO Thur. 8 a.m.

The Life of Emile Zola (1937) ★★★★ Paul Muni, Joseph Schildkraut. The 1800s French novelist defends Capt. Alfred Dreyfus against treason charges. (NR) 1 hr. 56 mins. TCM Mon. 6:45 p.m.

Little Miss Broadway (1938) ★★ Shirley Temple, George Murphy. A singing-and-dancing orphan shows broke vaudevillians how to put on a show. (PG) 1 hr. 10 mins. TCM Wed. 3:30 p.m.

Living Proof (2008) ★★★★ Harry Connick Jr., Amanda Bynes. Dr. Dennis Slamon develops an effective drug to combat breast cancer. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sun. 10 a.m.

London Has Fallen (2016) ★★ Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart. Secret Service agent Mike Banning springs into action to save captive U.S. President Benjamin Asher from the terrorists who attacked London. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. Paramount Sat. 11:30 a.m. Paramount Sat. 8 p.m.

The Lone Ranger (2013) ★★ Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer. Fate brings together Native American spirit warrior Tonto and white lawman John Reid to join forces in the never-ending battle against corruption and greed. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 29 mins. Encore Mon. 6:28 p.m. Encore Tues. 2:31 p.m.

The Longest Yard (2005) ★★ Adam Sandler, Chris Rock. At a Texas penitentiary, jailed NFL veterans train their fellow inmates for a football game against the guards. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. TNT Sun. Noon

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) ★★★ Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen. A chosen hobbit and his loyal friends join a wizard, humans, a dwarf and an elf on a quest to destroy a powerful ring and defeat an evil lord. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 58 mins. FXX Sun. 8 a.m.

Lost Souls (2000) ★ Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin. A Roman Catholic schoolteacher discovers that Satan intends to be incarnated into the body of an atheistic journalist. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. AMC Thur. 9:30 a.m.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ★★ Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore. Mercenaries and scientists pursue genetically engineered dinosaurs inhabiting a Costa Rican island. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 14 mins. AMC Sat. 10 p.m.

Love on a Limb (2016) Ashley Williams, Trevor Donovan. Always willing to fight for a just cause, Aimie Roarke chains herself to her town's beloved oak tree to stop the mayor from cutting it down. While attempting to outwait her, a handsome landscaper becomes close to her. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 1 p.m.

Love Struck Café (2017) Sarah Jane Morris, Andrew Walker. An aspiring architect gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she's chosen to develop her home town's lake into an entertainment complex. Unfortunately, to complete the project, she must convince a lifelong friend to leave her family's home. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Wed. 8 p.m.

Love, Fall & Order (2019) Drew Fuller, Trevor Donovan. A woman heads back to her hometown on a mission to help save her father's annual Fall Fest, which is held on her family's pumpkin farm. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 3 p.m. Hallmark Tues. 8 p.m.

Love, of Course (2018) Cameron Mathison, Kelly Rutherford. A helicopter mom follows her daughter to college and lands a job on campus. When she meets a charismatic professor, she learns more about herself and discovers a life of her own. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 11 a.m.

Love, Romance & Chocolate (2019) Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp. An American chocolatier enters a contest to become the chocolatier for the royal family of Belgium. While she's focused on winning the contest, the ad exec in charge of contest publicity ends up winning her heart. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Thur. 6 p.m.

Lovely to Look At (1952) ★★ Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton. A U.S. comic who owns half of a Paris salon arrives with buddies and meets two women who own the other half. (NR) 1 hr. 45 mins. TCM Wed. 1:15 a.m.


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MacGruber (2010) ★★ Will Forte, Kristen Wiig. After his sworn enemy steals a nuclear warhead, a clueless soldier-of-fortune leads a skilled team on a mission to retrieve the device and bring the thief to justice. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. HBO Wed. 4:26 a.m.

Mad Max (1979) ★★★ Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel. In an Australia of the not-too-distant future, a police officer strikes back against motorized menaces to what is left of society after a nuclear holocaust. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Ovation Fri. 11 a.m. Ovation Sat. 2 p.m.

Made in Paris (1966) ★★ Ann-Margret, Louis Jourdan. A fashion buyer sent to Paris attracts a charmer, a newsman and her boss' son. (NR) 1 hr. 43 mins. TCM Tues. 11:30 p.m.

A Madea Christmas (2013) ★ Tyler Perry, Kathy Najimy. Madea accompanies her niece to the country for a surprise holiday visit with the niece's daughter, but what they find when they arrive prompts Madea to dish out her own brand of Christmas spirit. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. Bravo Sun. 1:30 p.m. Bravo Mon. 1 a.m. Bravo Fri. 3:42 p.m. Bravo Sat. 1:30 a.m.

Madea's Family Reunion (2006) ★★ Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood. A Southern matriarch deals with a host of personal and family issues while planning her clan's upcoming reunion. (PG-13) 1 hr. 47 mins. Bravo Sun. 10:59 a.m. Bravo Sun. 3:30 p.m. Bravo Fri. 1:12 p.m. Bravo Fri. 5:50 p.m.

Madea's Witness Protection (2012) ★★ Tyler Perry, Eugene Levy. Placed under federal protection in Madea's Southern home, a Wall Street banker and his dysfunctional family get a taste of the no-nonsense matriarch's special brand of tough love. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. Bravo Fri. 8:20 p.m. Bravo Fri. 10:55 p.m.

Magical Christmas Ornaments (2017) Jessica Lowndes, Brendan Penny. Marie finds her Christmas spirit reawakened when her mother begins sending her the family's Christmas ornaments. As each ornament arrives, it brings a positive change to Marie's life, including an introduction to the handsome man from next door. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 1 a.m.

Mahogany (1975) ★★★ Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams. A poor Chicago secretary takes the fast lane to fame as a model and a fashion designer. (PG) 1 hr. 49 mins. TCM Tues. 9:30 p.m.

Major Payne (1995) ★★ Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons. A Marine with little understanding of civilians commands a group of young ROTC cadets and falls for a school doctor. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Starz Mon. 6:10 a.m.

Man of Steel (2013) ★★ Henry Cavill, Amy Adams. Though struggling with the ramifications of his extraordinary origin and abilities, young Clark Kent must become a hero and save those he loves from a dire threat. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 23 mins. FXX Mon. 3 p.m. FXX Tues. Noon

The Man on the Train (2002) ★★★ Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday. A prospective bank robber and a retired teacher secretly dream about having each other's lives. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. TMC Thur. 1:15 a.m.

Manifesto (2015) Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer. From an anchorwoman to a homeless man, actress Cate Blanchett portrays 13 distinct characters in vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos. (NR) 1 hr. 35 mins. Ovation Sun. 3 a.m.

Marie Antoinette (2006) ★★★ Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman. An Austrian teenager becomes queen of France, then later loses her head during the French Revolution. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 3 mins. TMC Fri. 8 p.m.

Marjorie Prime (2017) ★★★ Geena Davis, Lois Smith. With the help of a service that provides holographic projections of lost loved ones, an aging woman reconnects with those she was closest to as her memory and life begin to fade away. (NR) 1 hr. 39 mins. Ovation Sat. 3 a.m.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) ★★ Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie. Mary Stuart attempts to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. (R) 2 hrs. 4 mins. HBO Wed. 4:35 p.m.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) ★★ Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh. Dr. Frankenstein creates a soulless monster from cadavers and tries to hide it from his beloved. (R) 2 hrs. 3 mins. KCOP Sun. 2 p.m.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) ★★★ Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany. In 1805 a British captain and his crew endure hardships while trying to prevent a French ship from reaching the Pacific Ocean. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 19 mins. Starz Wed. 7:44 a.m. Starz Wed. 3:57 p.m. Starz Thur. 3:27 a.m.

Master of the White Crane Fist: Wong Yan-lam (2019) A kung fu master battles an opium dealing gang. (NR) 1 hr. 26 mins. Cinemax Tues. 10:35 a.m.

Matilda (1996) ★★★ Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito. A little girl develops extraordinary mental abilities, despite neglectful parents and a brutal headmistress. (PG) 1 hr. 33 mins. Freeform Thur. 11 a.m. Freeform Thur. Noon

Matriarch (2018) Scott Vickers, Alan Cuthbert. After a car accident, a couple expecting their first child are offered shelter by a family at an isolated farm. Before long, the couple realize that the farmer's wife is taking an unhealthy interest in their soon-to-be-born baby. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. EPIX Tues. 3:40 a.m.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) ★★ Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 22 mins. Cinemax Fri. 3:55 p.m.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) ★★ Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario. Thomas and his fellow teenage Gladers battle the powerful organization WCKD while facing the perils of the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with dangerous obstacles and crawling with the virus-infected Cranks. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 11 mins. FXX Wed. 2 p.m. FXX Thur. 9 a.m.

McFarland, USA (2015) ★★ Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. A high-school coach takes a job in an economically depressed, predominantly Latino community and cultivates a championship cross-country track team. (PG) 2 hrs. 9 mins. Starz Sat. 8 p.m.

Me caíste del cielo (1975) Lola Beltrán, Cornelio Reyna. El dueño de un restaurante ama y defiende de unos maleantes a una de sus meseras, quien fue abandonada por su esposo. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. KWHY Fri. 8 p.m.

Mean Girls (2004) ★★★ Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams. Attending high school for the first time, a teenager becomes friends with three popular but manipulative students. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Cinemax Sun. 3:30 a.m.

Measure of a Man (2018) Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland. A teen develops a bond with a Wall Street executive while learning to stand up to bullies during one life-changing summer. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. EPIX Tues. 2 a.m.

The Mechanic (2011) ★★ Jason Statham, Ben Foster. After his mentor is murdered, an elite assassin accepts the man's son as an apprentice, so that they both may take their revenge. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. Showtime Wed. 3 a.m.

Meet Joe Black (1998) ★★ Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins. Death takes human form, asking a principled widower to guide him in exchange for more time on Earth. (PG-13) 3 hrs. Showtime Thur. 4:30 a.m.

Meet the Browns (2008) ★★ Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett. Soon after losing her job, a single mother takes her brood to Georgia for her father's funeral and meets his uproarious clan for the first time. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. BET Tues. 2:32 p.m. BET Wed. 1 p.m.

Meet Wally Sparks (1997) ★ Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar. As the threat of cancellation looms, a TV talk show host pulls an outrageous stunt in an attempt to boost his ratings. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. Audience Thur. 7 p.m. Audience Fri. Noon

The Member of the Wedding (1952) ★★★ Ethel Waters, Julie Harris. The family cook helps a 12-year-old tomboy and her younger playmate grow up in small-town Georgia. (NR) 1 hr. 31 mins. TCM Sat. 7 p.m.

Memories of Christmas (2018) Christina Milian, Mark Taylor. When Noelle inherits her mother's house, she finds out that for the past few years her aging mother had been hiring professionals to decorate it for Christmas. Noelle tells the decorator that the deal is off, but he refuses to take no for an answer. (NR) 4 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 3 a.m.

The Merchant of Venice (2004) ★★ Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons. Antonio borrows money from Shylock to help his friend Bassanio woo the beautiful heiress Portia. (R) 2 hrs. 11 mins. Cinemax Thur. 4:10 a.m.

A Merry Christmas Match (2019) Kyle Dean Massey, Ashley Newbrough. A woman spends her time working in her mother's antique shop in a small ski village. One day she meets a man who makes her wonder if she should have left town and followed her dreams. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 9 p.m.

Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942) ★★ Lupe Velez, Leon Errol. Uncle Matt poses as Lord Epping and helps Carmelita's husband clinch a shipboard deal. (NR) 1 hr. 12 mins. TCM Thur. 5:15 a.m.

Miami Vice (2006) ★★ Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx. A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida turns personal for detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. (R) 2 hrs. 15 mins. Starz Fri. 8:15 p.m. Starz Sat. 8:37 a.m.

The Midnight Meat Train (2008) ★★ Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb. A photographer descends into the realm of pure evil when he becomes fascinated with a serial killer who preys on late-night subway commuters. (R) 1 hr. 40 mins. EPIX Thur. 5:25 a.m.

Midnight Special (2016) ★★★ Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton. The government and a group of religious extremists pursue a man and his son, a young boy who possesses special powers. (PG-13) 1 hr. 51 mins. Cinemax Mon. 12:50 p.m. Cinemax Thur. 4 p.m.

Mile 22 (2018) ★★ Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan. A CIA operative and a paramilitary team must transport a foreign intelligence asset 22 miles through Southeast Asia. They soon find themselves in a race against time as the city's military, police and street gangs close in to reclaim the asset. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. TMC Sun. 2:30 p.m. TMC Sun. 9:45 p.m. TMC Fri. 1:30 p.m.

Million Dollar Arm (2014) ★★ Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi. In a last-ditch effort to save his career, a sports agent brings a pair of Indian cricket players to the U.S. to train to become pitchers for baseball's major leagues. (PG) 2 hrs. 3 mins. USA Sat. 3:29 a.m.

Mingle All the Way (2018) Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty. A young entrepreneur is trying to win over investors for the dating app she has developed. To help bring on investors for expansion, she promises to take part in using it in the coming weeks before Christmas to find love and track her progress. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Fri. 10 p.m.

Minions (2015) ★★ Voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm. Animated. On a mission to find a new master to serve, three Minions meet Scarlet Overkill the world's first female supervillain. (PG) 1 hr. 31 mins. FX Fri. 6 p.m. FX Sat. 4 p.m.

Miss Bala (2019) ★ Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova. A woman finds herself in big trouble when a cartel leader forces her to do his dirty work to save her kidnapped friend. Determined to get away, she must now play a dangerous game to outwit the gang -- and the DEA agents who suspect her of complicity. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. Starz Mon. 12:43 p.m. Starz Mon. 6:19 p.m. Starz Thur. 1:40 a.m. Starz Thur. 8:55 p.m.

Miss Congeniality (2000) ★★ Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine. An image consultant transforms a tomboyish FBI agent into a beauty queen so she can work under cover. (PG-13) 1 hr. 45 mins. TBS Sun. 10 a.m. TBS Mon. 4 a.m.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) ★★ Eva Green, Asa Butterfield. A teen discovers a secret refuge on an island where children have special powers and hidden enemies. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 1 mins. FX Sat. 12:30 p.m. FX Sat. 10 p.m.

Mission: Impossible (1996) ★★ Tom Cruise, Jon Voight. Branded a traitor, an elite intelligence agent investigates a failed Prague mission to retrieve a computer disk. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. Sundance Sun. 11:15 a.m. Sundance Mon. 1 a.m.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ★★★ Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner. Ethan Hunt and his team take on their most impossible mission yet to eradicate the Syndicate -- a highly skilled, international organization dedicated to creating a new world order via a series of terrorist attacks. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 11 mins. FX Sun. Noon

The Mist (2007) ★★ Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden. Trapped townspeople face monsters inside and out after a supernatural fog engulfs their Maine community. (R) 2 hrs. 5 mins. IFC Tues. 3 a.m. IFC Tues. 12:15 p.m.

Mistletoe Over Manhattan (2011) ★★★ Tricia Helfer, Greg Bryk. The wife of Santa Claus tries to help a divorcing couple rediscover their love for each other. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 9 a.m.

The Mistletoe Promise (2016) Jaime King, Luke MacFarlane. Two strangers with a disdain for Christmas make a holiday pact to pretend to be a couple to ease their holiday complications. As they spend more time together, the phony couple begin to experience the magic of Christmas. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Sat. Noon

Moana (2016) ★★★ Voices of Dwayne Johnson, Auli'i Cravalho. Animated. A once-mighty demigod and a spirited teenager embark on an epic adventure across the ocean. (PG) 1 hr. 53 mins. Freeform Wed. 5:30 p.m. Freeform Thur. 1:10 p.m.

Molly's Game (2017) ★★★ Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba. Molly Bloom runs the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested by the FBI. Her only ally is defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learns that there is much more to Molly than the tabloids lead people to believe. (R) 2 hrs. 21 mins. TMC Tues. 5:30 p.m. TMC Wed. 4:05 a.m.

Mommie Dearest (1981) ★★ Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid. Movie queen Joan Crawford pampers and punishes her adopted son and daughter. (PG) 2 hrs. 9 mins. EPIX Wed. 9:05 a.m.

Mommy's Little Princess (2019) Alicia Leigh Willis, Sarah Abbott. A 10-year-old adopted girl discovers that she is related to a royal German family. Feeling special for the first time, she becomes an entitled, angry child. As her fascination with being a princess grows, the girl begins to lose her sanity. (NR) 2 hrs. 3 mins. Lifetime Sun. Noon

Money Monster (2016) ★★ George Clooney, Julia Roberts. After losing money on a stock tip, a disgruntled investor holds a Wall Street guru and a producer hostage on live television. (R) 1 hr. 38 mins. FX Thur. 9:30 a.m. FX Fri. 7 a.m.

Monster House (2006) ★★★ Voices of Steve Buscemi, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Animated. No adults believe three youths' assertion that a neighboring residence is a living creature that means them harm. (PG) 1 hr. 31 mins. Freeform Tues. 12:35 p.m. Freeform Wed. Noon Freeform Sat. 7 a.m.

The Monster Squad (1987) ★★ Andre Gower, Robby Kiger. Members of a monster fan club meet Count Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy and Gill Man. (PG-13) 1 hr. 21 mins. EPIX Fri. 6:50 a.m.

Monster-in-Law (2005) ★★ Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda. A woman fights back when her fiance's shrewish mother tries to destroy their relationship. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. TBS Sun. Noon TBS Sun. 11:30 p.m.

Monsters, Inc. (2001) ★★★ Voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal. Animated. A blue behemoth and his short, one-eyed assistant work in a giant factory that exists to scare children. (G) 1 hr. 32 mins. Freeform Fri. 8:55 p.m. Freeform Sat. 3:30 p.m.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008) ★★★ Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns. A snowbound stranger brightens the holidays for a retired police officer and his niece. (NR) 1 hr. 28 mins. Hallmark Fri. 2 p.m.

Moths & Butterflies (2017) Jake Cannavale, Amari Cheatom. A socially awkward man decides to try to live a little. (NR) 17 mins. Cinemax Sat. 8:40 a.m.

Moulin Rouge (2001) ★★★ Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor. In 1890s France a courtesan falls in love with a young writer but strings along a duke who can finance improvements to the night spot. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 6 mins. HBO Sun. 7:05 a.m. HBO Fri. 3:24 a.m.

Mountain Justice (1937) ★★ Josephine Hutchinson, George Brent. A Northern lawyer defends a mountain nurse on trial for killing her brutal father. (NR) 1 hr. 22 mins. TCM Fri. 7 a.m.

Mr. Brooks (2007) ★★ Kevin Costner, Demi Moore. A detective dogs a serial killer's trail, while the killer's voyeuristic neighbor blackmails him into continuing his deadly hobby. (R) 2 hrs. 1 mins. Cinemax Thur. 5:55 p.m.

Mr. Deeds (2002) ★ Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder. A television producer tries to get the scoop on a small-town pizzeria owner after he inherits $40 billion. (PG-13) 1 hr. 36 mins. KCOP Sat. 2 p.m.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) ★★ Brendan Fraser, Jet Li. Después de que su hijo es engañado para despertar a un maldito emperador chino, Rick O'Connell y su familia buscan la forma de enviar a él y a sus 10.000 guerreros de regreso a su tumba. (PG-13) 1 hr. 52 mins. UNIMAS Sun. 10:30 a.m. KFTR Sun. 1:30 p.m.

The Mummy (1999) ★★ Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz. A young man opens a tomb unleashing a mummy seeking revenge for a curse laid upon him 3,000 years earlier. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 4 mins. Paramount Sun. 9 a.m. Paramount Mon. 1:15 a.m.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) ★★ Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp. A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. Everyone's a suspect when Detective Hercule Poirot arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. Cinemax Tues. 2:50 a.m.

Música, Espuelas y Amor (1954) Antonio Aguilar, Evangelina Elizondo. Una familia se desmorona cuando la hija, una joven pianista, va a la ciudad y forma una orquesta. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. KWHY Thur. Noon

My Bloody Valentine (2009) ★★ Jensen Ackles, Jaime King. Ten years after he accidentally caused the deaths of five miners, a man returns to the town of Harmony and faces a pickaxe-wielding killer. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. Encore Fri. 6:43 a.m. Encore Fri. 5:37 p.m. Encore Sat. 12:02 p.m.

My Bloody Valentine (1981) ★★ Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier. Friends defy the rules of a legendary murderer and discover he is real when they start celebrating Valentine's Day. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. EPIX Sun. 6:10 a.m. EPIX Fri. 9:50 a.m.

My Christmas Love (2016) Meredith Hagner, Bobby Campo. A hopeless romantic begins receiving the gifts from ``The 12 Days of Christmas'' from an anonymous suitor. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 2 a.m.

My Cousin Vinny (1992) ★★★ Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei. A wise-guy Brooklyn lawyer and his motormouth girlfriend go to Alabama to defend his innocent cousin for murder. (R) 1 hr. 59 mins. Starz Sun. 9:34 a.m.

My Man Godfrey (1936) ★★★ William Powell, Carole Lombard. A Park Avenue socialite on a scavenger hunt finds a ``forgotten man'' and brings him home. (NR) 1 hr. 35 mins. TCM Sun. 8:45 a.m.


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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) ★★★ Leslie Nielsen, George Kennedy. A blundering Los Angeles detective and his boss foil a plan to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. EPIX Tues. 11:50 a.m.

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) ★★ Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley. Ed coaxes his ``Police Squad'' pal Frank out of retirement to thwart a terrorist bombing. (PG-13) 1 hr. 22 mins. EPIX Tues. 2:50 p.m.

The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991) ★★ Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley. Frank and Ed of ``Police Squad'' blunder through another case, an energy-related plot in Washington, D.C. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. EPIX Tues. 1:20 p.m.

A Nanny for Christmas (2010) ★★ Emmanuelle Vaugier, Dean Cain. A career woman cares for the children of a Beverly Hills advertising executive during the holidays. (NR) 1 hr. 28 mins. Lifetime Mon. 6 p.m.

The Nanny (1965) ★★★ Bette Davis, Wendy Craig. A bratty British boy accuses his frumpy nanny of awful things. (NR) 1 hr. 33 mins. TCM Sun. 12:45 p.m.

National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) ★★ Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo. The Chicago Griswolds win a grand tour and head for the Old World to soak up culture. (PG-13) 1 hr. 34 mins. BBC America Sun. 2 p.m. BBC America Mon. Noon

Next Friday (2000) ★★ Ice Cube, Mike Epps. To avoid being beaten up, a young man goes to live with his uncle, who just won the lottery. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. VH1 Sun. 7 p.m. MTV Sat. 3 p.m. MTV Sat. 9 p.m.

Next of Kin (1989) ★★ Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson. A Chicago policeman and his Kentucky hills brother hunt a mob enforcer for killing another brother. (R) 1 hr. 48 mins. Cinemax Sun. 12:20 p.m.

The Nice Guys (2016) ★★★ Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling. A down-on-his-luck private eye works with a hired enforcer to investigate the disappearance of a young woman in 1977 Los Angeles. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. Cinemax Wed. 11:35 p.m.

A Night at the Opera (1935) ★★★★ Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx. Groucho, Chico and Harpo go to Italy and bring opera and its patrons down to their level. (NR) 1 hr. 33 mins. TCM Tues. 3:15 a.m.

The Night Before (1988) ★★ Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin. A high-school nerd groggily recalls how he and his prom date wound up in the bad part of town. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. Cinemax Sun. 6:20 a.m.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) ★★★ Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea. People hide in a house from carnivorous walking corpses revived by radiation fallout. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. TCM Thur. 10 p.m. Ovation Sat. 10 a.m.

Night of the Living Dead (1990) ★★ Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman. People hide in a farmhouse from carnivorous walking corpses revived by who knows what. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Sundance Thur. 11:45 a.m.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) ★★★★ Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon. Animated. The Pumpkin King gives the yuletide season a touch of Halloween in an animated tale from the mind of Tim Burton. (PG) 1 hr. 15 mins. Freeform Mon. 4:45 p.m. Freeform Tues. 2:40 p.m. Disney Sat. 7 p.m.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) ★★ Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette. Institutionalized teenagers who share similar nightmares join forces to rid themselves of a murderer's influence. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. Syfy Sun. 9:30 a.m.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) ★★ Mark Patton, Kim Myers. Mass murderer Freddy Krueger invades the nightmares of a new teenager and uses his body to continue his dirty work. (R) 1 hr. 25 mins. Syfy Sun. 11:30 a.m.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) ★★★ John Saxon, Ronee Blakley. Freddy Krueger, a badly burned boogeyman with razors on his glove, haunts and kills teens in their dreams. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Syfy Sun. 3:30 p.m.

Nightmare Shark (2018) Bobby Campo, Rachele Brooke Smith. Shark-attack survivors are hunted by a supernatural shark that haunts their dreams. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Syfy Wed. 9 a.m.

Noah (2014) ★★★ Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly. God chooses Noah to build an ark and save the animals and his family from an apocalyptic flood. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 17 mins. FX Thur. 1:30 p.m.

Nobody's Fool (2018) ★ Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter. Wild child Tanya looks to her buttoned-up, by-the-book sister Danica to help her get back on her feet. As these polar opposites collide, Tanya soon discovers that Danica's picture-perfect life and boyfriend may not be what they seem. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. EPIX Thur. 12:40 p.m.

The Notebook (2004) ★★ Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams. A man tells a story to a woman about two young people who become lovers in 1940s North Carolina. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 4 mins. Bravo Sat. 6:30 p.m. Bravo Sat. 9:30 p.m.

Nowhere Boy (2009) ★★★ Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas. Raised by his aunt, teenage John Lennon meets his birth mother, Julia, who gives him the gift of music. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. TMC Mon. 9:15 a.m.

The Nun (2018) ★★ Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga. Vatican officials send a priest and a novitiate to investigate the suicide of a young nun in Romania. They soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when they encounter a demonic force that takes the shape of a nun. (R) 1 hr. 36 mins. HBO Thur. 1:06 a.m.


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Obsessed (2009) ★ Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles. A successful, happily married executive becomes the object of unwanted affection from a temp worker at his company. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. E Wed. 10:30 p.m. E Thur. 2 p.m.

Ocean's 8 (2018) ★★ Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett. Criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala. Their target -- a necklace that's worth more than $150 million. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. Cinemax Wed. 9:40 p.m.

Ocean's Eleven (2001) ★★★ George Clooney, Matt Damon. A parolee organizes a gang to steal $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos in a single heist. (PG-13) 1 hr. 56 mins. TRU Sat. 8 p.m.

Odio, Amor y Muerte (1992) Fernando Casanova, Jorge Russek. Unos mineros en busca de fortuna debaten entre el amor que tienen por la misma mujer, o su ambición por encontrar oro. (NR) 1 hr. 28 mins. KWHY Mon. 8 p.m.

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) ★★★ Richard Gere, Debra Winger. A hardened loner shapes up for a military drill instructor and a factory girl from town. (R) 2 hrs. 5 mins. Ovation Mon. 12:30 p.m. Ovation Mon. 1:30 p.m. Ovation Wed. 7:30 p.m.

The Old Man & the Gun (2018) ★★★ Robert Redford, Casey Affleck. At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists that confound authorities and enchant the public. (PG-13) 1 hr. 33 mins. HBO Tues. 1:30 p.m.

Old School (2003) ★★ Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell. Three friends try to recapture the fun of their college years by starting their own off-campus fraternity. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Comedy Central Sat. 11:20 p.m.

The Omen (2006) ★★ Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles. An American diplomat and his wife learn that the child they adopted may be the son of Satan. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. Encore Sat. 10:42 a.m.

Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018) Aimee Teegarden, Brett Dalton. Told she would have less than a few months to live without a new liver, Heather's time was running out when a kind stranger heard of her plight and discovered he was a perfect match. The two met and before long a friendship developed into romance. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 11 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 7 p.m.

Once Upon a Holiday (2015) Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell. When a royal princess runs away from her official obligations and duties to see how normal people live, she starts to fall in love with a good Samaritan who is unaware of her real identity. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 4 a.m.

One Starry Christmas (2014) Sarah Carter, Damon Runyan. Sparks fly between a woman and her bus companion after her boyfriend leaves her alone during Christmastime. (NR) 1 hr. 23 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Mon. 5 a.m.

The Onion Movie (2008) Daniel Dae Kim, Steven Seagal. Hilarity ensues when a veteran anchorman refuses to adhere to corporate standards. (NR) 1 hr. 20 mins. Encore Wed. 7:27 a.m.

Only the Brave (2017) ★★★ Josh Brolin, Miles Teller. The Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. Watching over lives, homes and everything people hold dear, they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire in Yarnell, Ariz. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 14 mins. Encore Wed. 2:07 a.m. Encore Wed. 2:01 p.m.

Open Water (2003) ★★★ Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis. Scuba divers struggle to survive in shark-infested waters after their tour boat accidentally leaves them behind. (R) 1 hr. 19 mins. Showtime Wed. 4:35 a.m.

Operation Christmas (2016) Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas. A single mother is determined not to let her boyfriend's deployment ruin her Christmas. She and her children decide to give back to other struggling military families on base. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 7 p.m.

Operation Finale (2018) ★★ Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley. A team of top-secret Israeli agents travels to Argentina in 1960 to track down Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Hoping to sneak him out of the country, agent Peter Malkin soon finds himself playing a deadly game of cat and mouse with the notorious war criminal. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 2 mins. EPIX Sun. 4:15 p.m.

Operation: Endgame (2010) ★★ Joe Anderson, Rob Corddry. After a rogue agent kills their boss, rival spies kill one another on sight while searching for an escape route from their underground headquarters. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. FX Wed. 7 a.m.

Orphan Horse (2018) Jon Voight, Alexa Nisenson. A young runaway hides out in the barn of a retired horse trainer and is offered shelter in exchange for her help with a troubled horse. (NR) 1 hr. 38 mins. TMC Thur. 2:50 a.m.

The Other Guys (2010) ★★★ Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg. Two deskbound detectives get more than they bargain for when they take on a seemingly minor case that may turn out to be New York's biggest crime. (PG-13) 1 hr. 47 mins. Starz Fri. 5:09 a.m. Starz Fri. 2:33 p.m.

The Others (2001) ★★★ Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston. A devout woman with two sunlight-sensitive children believes ghosts inhabit her darkened island mansion. (PG-13) 1 hr. 41 mins. Encore Sun. 5:35 a.m.

Ouija (2014) ★ Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff. Teens unwittingly awaken a dark power when they use an antique Ouija board to try to communicate with a friend who recently died. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. FXX Fri. 2 p.m. FXX Sat. Noon

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) ★★ Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso. A séance scam leads to terror when an evil spirit possesses a widow's youngest daughter in 1967 Los Angeles. (PG-13) 1 hr. 39 mins. FXX Fri. 4 p.m. FXX Sat. 2 p.m.

Our Town (1940) ★★★ William Holden, Martha Scott. A narrator relates a couple's tale of life, love and death in New Hampshire. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. TCM Mon. 9:30 a.m.

Out Cold (2001) ★ Jason London, Lee Majors. Friends try to thwart a weaselly heir to a resort who plans on selling the operation to a cowboy. (PG-13) 1 hr. 29 mins. HBO Mon. 7:50 a.m.

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) ★★★ Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George. A Missouri farmer hunts down the Union soldiers who killed his family and left him for dead. (PG) 2 hrs. 15 mins. Ovation Fri. 3 p.m.

Over the Moon in Love (2019) Jessica Lowndes, Wes Brown. With her matchmaking business on the verge of closing, a woman finds herself in the unique position of being featured in a magazine, but she must set up the writer with her childhood friend. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Sun. 9 a.m.

Overlord (2018) ★★★ Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell. Paratroopers drop behind enemy lines to penetrate a fortified church and destroy a Nazi transmitter. Making their way to an underground lab, the soldiers stumble upon a sinister experiment that forces them into a battle against an army of the undead. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. EPIX Fri. 11:05 p.m.

Overnight Delivery (1996) ★★ Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd. A college student must prevent an impending disaster when he erroneously sends a poison-pen letter to his girlfriend. (PG-13) 1 hr. 27 mins. Cinemax Sun. 9:20 a.m.


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Pacific Heights (1990) ★★★ Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine. San Francisco yuppies restore a costly Victorian, then rent a studio to a landlord's nightmare. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. EPIX Fri. 1:10 p.m.

Pale Rider (1985) ★★★ Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty. Gold miners are saved from corporate villains by the miracle of a mysterious preacher on a pale horse. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Ovation Fri. 6:30 p.m.

Paranormal Activity (2007) ★★★ Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat. A young couple move into their first new home but are disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence that is most active at night. (R) 1 hr. 26 mins. IFC Tues. 11:30 p.m. IFC Wed. 4:30 p.m.

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) ★★ Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively. A teenager bears witness to terrifying events that occur when she and her family become the temporary caretakers of a creepy neighbor boy. (R) 1 hr. 27 mins. IFC Wed. 12:30 p.m. IFC Thur. 6:45 a.m.

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) ★★ Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden. A wedding videographer places cameras throughout his home to uncover the source of late-night noises that are disturbing his family. (R) 1 hr. 21 mins. IFC Wed. 1:30 a.m. IFC Wed. 2:30 p.m.

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) ★★ Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat. A young woman and her boyfriend visit her family and learn that ghosts may haunt their new Southern California home. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. EPIX Fri. 5 p.m.

ParaNorman (2012) ★★★ Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi. Animated. A ghoul-whispering youngster battles zombies, ghosts, witches and ignorant adults to save his town from an ancient curse. (PG) 1 hr. 36 mins. Disney XD Sat. 6 p.m.

The Parent Trap (1998) ★★★ Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid. An 11-year-old meets her California twin, and they plot to reunite their divorced parents. (PG) 2 hrs. 7 mins. Nickelodeon Thur. 9 p.m.

The Party (2017) ★★★ Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz. Janet hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. As Janet's husband provokes a series of revelations, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun. (R) 1 hr. 11 mins. EPIX Thur. 7:50 a.m.

Patient Zero (2018) Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer. A supervirus has turned humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers, and an asymptomatic victim who can communicate with the infected must lead the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure. (R) 1 hr. 26 mins. Encore Sat. 10:51 p.m.

The Patriot (2000) ★★★ Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger. A pacifist farmer of South Carolina reluctantly joins the Revolutionary War and fights alongside his son. (NR) 2 hrs. 55 mins. Ovation Sat. 7 p.m. EPIX Mon. 5:15 p.m.

Patsy & Loretta: Special Edition (2019) Megan Hilty, Janine Turner. The untold true story of the friendship between two of country music's greatest icons, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. (NR) 1 hr. 33 mins. Lifetime Sun. 8 p.m. Lifetime Mon. 12:01 p.m.

Patton (1970) ★★★★ George C. Scott, Karl Malden. Flamboyant Gen. George S. Patton receives accolades and censure as he fights World War II. (M) 2 hrs. 51 mins. Cinemax Wed. 6:25 a.m.

El Pecado de Ser Mujer (1955) Alma Rosa Aguirre, Tito Guizar. Una mujer es abandonada por el hombre que la embarazó, pero años después se lo vuelve a encontrar y apoya a su hijo. (NR) 1 hr. 42 mins. KWHY Tues. 9 a.m.

Peppermint (2018) ★ Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr. Riley awakens from a coma after surviving a brutal attack that killed her husband and daughter. When the system shields the murderers from justice, Riley transforms herself into an urban guerrilla to deliver her own personal brand of punishment. (R) 1 hr. 42 mins. Showtime Thur. 7:15 p.m.

A Perfect Christmas List (2014) Ellen Hollman, Marion Ross. A woman concocts a Christmastime scheme to repair the damaged relationship between her daughter and granddaughter. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Thur. Noon

The Perfect Christmas Present (2017) Sam Page, Tara Holt. Tom Jacobs has built a business around helping clients find the perfect gift for their loved ones. When he's hired to find a gift for his friend's girlfriend, he finds himself in a bit of trouble: The more he researches her, the more he likes her. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 9 a.m.

A Perfect Getaway (2009) ★★ Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant. Newlyweds find terror in paradise when they encounter other hikers who claim that some tourists were found brutally murdered. (R) 1 hr. 37 mins. Encore Sat. 7:20 p.m.

The Phantom Carriage (1920) ★★★★ Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström. Silent. On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to look back at his wasted life. (NR) 1 hr. 47 mins. TCM Sun. 9 p.m.

Phenomenon (1996) ★★ John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick. An amiable, small-town Everyman is inexplicably transformed into a genius with telekinetic powers. (PG) 2 hrs. 4 mins. Cinemax Tues. 4:45 a.m. Cinemax Thur. 10:45 a.m.

The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) ★★★ George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield. Corrupted by a lord, Oscar Wilde's London aristocrat stays young, but his portrait begins to age. (NR) 1 hr. 50 mins. TCM Sun. 5 a.m.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) ★★★ Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom. Inspector Clouseau is on the trail of his ex-boss, who is out to destroy the world. (PG) 1 hr. 43 mins. TCM Sat. 9 a.m.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) ★★ Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom. While the Flying Dutchman ghost ship wreaks havoc on the Seven Seas, Will, Elizabeth and Barbossa unite to save Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones' locker. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 48 mins. Nickelodeon Sun. 9 p.m.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) ★★ Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush. The evil Capt. Salazar and his deadly ghost sailors pursue Jack Sparrow as he searches for the legendary Trident of Poseidon. (NR) 2 hrs. 29 mins. TBS Fri. 8:30 p.m. TBS Sat. 6 p.m. TBS Sat. 8:30 p.m.

The Plague of the Zombies (1966) ★★ Andre Morell, Diane Clare. A medical professor and his daughter link a Cornish epidemic to a village squire's voodoo. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. TCM Thur. 8:15 p.m.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) ★★★ Steve Martin, John Candy. An ad exec and a shower-curtain-ring salesman become co-travelers on the way to Thanksgiving in Chicago. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. BBC America Sun. 6 p.m. BBC America Mon. 2 a.m.

The Players Club (1998) ★★ LisaRaye, Bernie Mac. A single mother attending college moonlights as a stripper in a rowdy nightclub in order to pay for her tuition. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. VH1 Sun. Noon

Point Break (1991) ★★★ Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves. An FBI agent turns California surfer to nab bank robbers who wear rubber masks of four ex-presidents. (R) 2 hrs. 2 mins. Showtime Mon. 1:50 p.m.

Poltergeist (2015) ★★ Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt. Parapsychologists visit a family's home when sinister spirits hold their youngest daughter captive. (PG-13) 1 hr. 33 mins. FX Mon. 10 a.m. FXX Fri. Noon FXX Sat. 10 a.m.

The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) ★ Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon. A nighttime morgue worker starts to suspect that a disfigured body is possessed by a demonic force. (R) 1 hr. 25 mins. Starz Sun. 1:01 a.m.

The Possession (2012) ★★ Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick. Parents must work together to save their young daughter from a dybbuk, a malevolent spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. (PG-13) 1 hr. 31 mins. AMC Wed. 2:30 a.m. IFC Wed. 11:15 p.m. IFC Thur. 8:45 a.m.

Post Grad (2009) ★★ Alexis Bledel, Zach Gilford. An optimistic graduate gets a rude awakening when she fails to find a job and must move back in with her eccentric family. (PG-13) 1 hr. 29 mins. Audience Thur. Noon

The Post (2017) ★★★ Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks. In 1971, publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post risk their careers and very freedom to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. (PG-13) 1 hr. 55 mins. Cinemax Fri. 8:15 a.m.

Precious (2009) ★★★ Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique. Pregnant and abused, a Harlem teen enrolls in an alternative school in an attempt to bring value to her life. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. BET Tues. Noon BET Wed. 10:30 a.m.

Predator (1987) ★★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers. A sneaky alien monster attacks commandos on a jungle mission in South America. (R) 1 hr. 47 mins. AMC Mon. Noon

Predator 2 (1990) ★★ Danny Glover, Gary Busey. Local and federal police hunt a sneaky alien creature, now skinning drug dealers in 1997 Los Angeles. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. AMC Mon. 9:30 a.m.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) ★★ Lily James, Sam Riley. In 19th-century England, Elizabeth Bennet, master of martial arts and weaponry, joins forces with zombie killer Mr. Darcy to battle the undead. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. BBC America Fri. 4 p.m.

Priest (2011) ★★ Paul Bettany, Karl Urban. A warrior priest from a dystopian wasteland sets aside his sacred vows and embarks on a quest to save his niece from a nest of vampires. (PG-13) 1 hr. 27 mins. Encore Sat. 7:21 a.m. Encore Sat. 4:12 p.m.

Prince of Darkness (1987) ★★ Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker. A priest summons a professor to an old church to see a canister of liquid Satan. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. AMC Wed. 9 a.m.

Prince of the City (1981) ★★★ Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach. A New York police detective wears a ``wire'' for federal agents to nail his friends on the take. (R) 2 hrs. 47 mins. Cinemax Mon. 8:26 a.m.

The Princess Bride (1987) ★★★ Cary Elwes, Robin Wright. A storybook stableboy turns pirate and rescues his beloved, who is about to marry a dreadful prince. (PG) 1 hr. 38 mins. BBC America Sun. 8 p.m. BBC America Sun. 10 p.m.

A Princess for Christmas (2011) ★★ Katie McGrath, Roger Moore. A woman escorts her niece and nephew to spend the holidays with their grandfather, an English duke. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 7 a.m.

Prisoners (2013) ★★★ Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal. When police have to release their only suspect, a desperate man takes the law into his own hands after his young daughter and her friend disappear. (R) 2 hrs. 33 mins. Cinemax Thur. 1:35 a.m.

Private Buckaroo (1942) ★★ The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran. Nightclub performers do Army shows with Harry James and His Music Makers. (NR) 1 hr. 8 mins. TCM Wed. 2:15 p.m.

The Prodigal (1931) ★★ Lawrence Tibbett, Esther Ralston. A Southerner returns to his plantation after riding the rails with his sidekicks, Snipe and Doc. (NR) 1 hr. 16 mins. TCM Fri. 10 a.m.

The Prodigy (2019) ★★ Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott. A woman's life turns into a living nightmare when her son's behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent. After seeking help from two experts, she soon learns that the 8-year-old boy may be under the grip of a dark and supernatural force. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. EPIX Fri. 9:30 p.m.

Professional Sweetheart (1933) ★★★ Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster. A radio sponsor's so-called Purity Girl is paired for publicity with a rural Kentucky fan. (NR) 1 hr. 8 mins. TCM Fri. 8:30 a.m.

The Professor and the Madman (2019) Mel Gibson, Sean Penn. Professor James Murray begins work on compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century. (NR) 2 hrs. 5 mins. Starz Wed. 12:02 p.m. Starz Thur. 1:08 p.m.

Proud Mary (2018) ★ Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown. Mary is a professional assassin who works for a ruthless gangster and his organized crime family in Boston. Her desire to save a 12-year-old boy from the streets soon causes an all-out turf war that forces her to take down whoever stands in her way. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. Encore Wed. 5:56 a.m. Encore Wed. 12:30 p.m. Encore Thur. 12:55 p.m.

Pumpkinhead (1988) ★★ Lance Henriksen, Jeff East. An old woman summons a grotesque figure to punish teenage dirt bikers for killing a man's son. (R) 1 hr. 26 mins. EPIX Wed. 5:55 a.m.

Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1994) ★★ Ami Dolenz, Andrew Robinson. By accident, modern teens unleash the vengeful spirit of a disfigured boy who was murdered by teens in 1958. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. EPIX Mon. 6:25 a.m.

The Pups' Picnic (1936) Animated. A woman lays out a picnic with two puppies underfoot. (NR) TCM Sat. 5 a.m.

The Purge (2013) ★★ Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey. A man and his family struggle to survive the night when an intruder breaks into their home during a government-sanctioned event in which all criminal activity -- including murder -- is legal. (R) 1 hr. 25 mins. IFC Thur. 8 p.m. IFC Fri. 1 p.m.


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Quantum of Solace (2008) ★★ Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko. James Bond's hunt for those responsible for Vesper Lynd's death leads him to a ruthless businessman who is plotting to seize control of a valuable resource. (PG-13) 1 hr. 45 mins. Cinemax Mon. 10:25 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 2 a.m.

Que viva Tepito (1981) Carmen Salinas, Manuel Ojeda. La muerte de una anciana afecta la vida de todos los habitantes del conocido barrio de Tepito. (NR) 1 hr. 41 mins. KWHY Wed. Noon

The Quick and the Dead (1995) ★★ Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman. A cowgirl enters a quick-draw contest to get revenge on an outlaw in a town called Redemption. (R) 1 hr. 45 mins. TMC Wed. 6 p.m.

A Quiet Place (2018) ★★★ Emily Blunt, John Krasinski. A family must live in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, a couple protect their children while desperately searching for a way to fight back. (PG-13) 1 hr. 30 mins. EPIX Fri. 8 p.m.

Quigley Down Under (1990) ★★ Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo. An Old West sharpshooter goes to Australia, where his new boss expects him to kill Aborigines. (PG-13) 1 hr. 59 mins. Encore Sun. 10:03 a.m.


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R.I.P.D. (2013) ★ Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds. Members of an odd police force chase monstrous spirits who try to escape their final judgment by hiding among the living. When the lawmen uncover a plot that could end all life, they must restore the cosmic balance. (PG-13) 1 hr. 38 mins. Syfy Sat. 9 p.m.

Radio (2003) ★★ Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris. A high-school football coach becomes a mentor to a mentally impaired young man in 1970s South Carolina. (PG) 1 hr. 49 mins. TMC Sun. 6 p.m.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) ★★★★ Harrison Ford, Karen Allen. Globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones races the Nazis for possession of a legendary religious artifact. (PG) 1 hr. 55 mins. Paramount Sun. 12:05 p.m. Paramount Sun. 10:55 p.m.

Ray (2004) ★★★ Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington. Blind since childhood, Ray Charles overcomes poverty, hardship and addiction and becomes an American music legend. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 33 mins. Starz Fri. 8:57 a.m. Starz Sat. 1:35 a.m.

Ready Player One (2018) ★★★ Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke. In 2045, the creator of a virtual reality universe promises his fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg. Soon, young Wade Watts finds himself in a reality-bending treasure hunt through the mysterious and fantastical world. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 20 mins. Cinemax Fri. 12:05 p.m.

The Real McCoy (1930) Charley Chase, Thelma Todd. Disaster strikes when a man tries to impress a country girl. (NR) 21 mins. TCM Fri. 6:15 a.m.

Red (2010) ★★ Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman. Retired CIA agents reassemble for survival after the agency sends assassins to silence them and the secrets they carry. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. Syfy Sat. 6:30 p.m.

Red Eye (2005) ★★★ Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy. A plane passenger forcibly involves his seatmate in a plot to assassinate a government official. (PG-13) 1 hr. 25 mins. Cinemax Thur. 2:35 p.m.

Red Riding Hood (2011) ★ Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman. A young woman begins to suspect that the werewolf terrorizing her village is someone she loves. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. Cinemax Fri. 12:20 p.m.

Red 2 (2013) ★★ Bruce Willis, John Malkovich. Former CIA black-ops agent Frank Moses and his team battle assassins, terrorists and power-hungry government officials as they try to retrieve a lethal device that could change the balance of world power. (PG-13) 1 hr. 56 mins. Syfy Fri. 7:30 p.m. Syfy Sat. 3:58 p.m.

Reefer Madness (2005) ★★ Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell. Marijuana abuse leads a wholesome teenager and his virtuous girlfriend down the road to ruin. (R) 1 hr. 48 mins. KCOP Sun. 5 p.m.

Regarding Henry (1991) ★★ Harrison Ford, Annette Bening. Two bullets force a career-driven Manhattan lawyer to start life over with his loving wife and daughter. (PG-13) 1 hr. 47 mins. Cinemax Tues. 6:50 a.m.

The Reluctant Debutante (1958) ★★★ Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall. English newlyweds survive the London debut of his American daughter by a previous marriage. (NR) 1 hr. 34 mins. TCM Sun. 12:30 p.m.

The Replacements (2000) ★★ Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman. A football coach and his team's owner recruit a ragtag band of has-beens and wannabes after failed negotiations lead to a strike. (PG-13) 1 hr. 58 mins. TRU Sun. 10 a.m.

Replicas (2018) ★ Keanu Reeves, Thomas Middleditch. A brilliant neuroscientist secretly tries to clone and create replicas of his family after a tragic car crash. (PG-13) 1 hr. 47 mins. Cinemax Mon. 2:45 a.m.

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) ★★ Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez. New allies and old friends aid Alice in her worldwide search for those responsible for the T-virus outbreak that continues to turn humans into flesh-eating zombies. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. Syfy Sat. 1:55 p.m.

Return to Christmas Creek (2018) Tori Anderson, Byron Abalos. After being told her new holiday app lacked Christmas spirit, a young CEO returns to her hometown to rediscover the meaning of the holidays. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 11 a.m.

Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) ★★ Amanda Righetti, Erik Palladino. Ariel and her boyfriend, Paul, are kidnapped by deranged anthropology student Desmond and forced to help search for a statue worth millions inside an abandoned insane asylum. (R) 1 hr. 21 mins. Encore Fri. 5:21 a.m.

Revenge (1990) ★★ Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn. Caught with the wife of his Mexican host, then left for dead, a former Navy jet pilot recovers to take revenge. (R) 2 hrs. 4 mins. TMC Tues. 2 a.m.

Revenge of the Nerds (1984) ★★ Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards. College freshmen Skolnick and Gilbert form their own fraternity for computer-whiz misfits. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. BBC America Sun. Noon BBC America Sun. 4 p.m.

Revolutionary Road (2008) ★★★ Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. In 1950s Connecticut, two suburbanites become increasingly dissatisfied with their marriage and society's expectations of conformity. (R) 1 hr. 59 mins. EPIX Mon. 9:30 a.m.

La Riata del Charro Chano (1995) Luis de Alba, Eduardo de la Peña. La historia de un hombre afamado conocido como ``El charro Chano'', un macho que nunca metió la pata, porque era muy bueno por su pistola y lo largo de su riata. Por esta cualidad, se convirtió en el sueño de las mujeres y la envidia de los hombres. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. KWHY Sun. 8 p.m.

The Rider (2017) ★★★ Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau. After a riding accident leaves him unable to compete on the rodeo circuit, a young cowboy searches for a new purpose. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. Encore Thur. 2:27 a.m. Encore Thur. 2:31 p.m.

The Ring (2002) ★★ Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson. A journalist investigates the mystery behind a bizarre videotape that brings death after seven days to all who view it. (PG-13) 1 hr. 55 mins. Syfy Sat. 11:52 a.m. Syfy Sun. 3:45 a.m.

Rings (2017) ★ Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe. A young woman makes a horrifying discovery after her boyfriend investigates a story about a mysterious video that kills people seven days after they watch it. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Syfy Sat. 9:30 a.m.

Rio (2011) ★★★ Voices of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg. Animated. A domesticated macaw and his human friend travel to Rio de Janeiro to meet the last surviving female of his kind. (G) 1 hr. 36 mins. HBO Sat. 5:44 a.m.

The Rite (2011) ★★ Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue. A veteran priest introduces a skeptical seminary student to the dark side of their faith at a Vatican school where clergymen become exorcists. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. AMC Tues. 3:15 p.m.

The River and the Wall (2019) Five friends journey from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment. (NR) 1 hr. 37 mins. Starz Mon. 9 p.m. Starz Tues. 8:04 a.m. Starz Tues. 4:17 p.m.

A River Runs Through It (1992) ★★★ Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt. Two Montana boys become different men under the influence of fly-fishing and their minister father. (PG) 2 hrs. 3 mins. KVCR Wed. 8 p.m. KVCR Sat. 8 p.m.

The Road Home for Christmas (2019) Marla Sokoloff, Marie Osmond. Two rival musicians suddenly find themselves without a gig on Christmas Eve and decide to road trip to their neighboring hometowns together. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sat. 8 p.m. Lifetime Sun. 12:01 p.m.

The Road to Christmas (2006) Jennifer Grey, Clark Gregg. A determined woman hitchhikes with a widower and his 12-year-old daughter to reach her wedding on Christmas Eve. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. Lifetime Thur. 4 p.m.

Robin Hood (2018) ★ Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx. After returning home to England, Robin of Loxley learns that the evil Sheriff of Nottingham has seized his family estate. He soon joins forces with a band of oppressed rebels in a daring plan to rob the Sheriff of his money and take away his power. (PG-13) 1 hr. 58 mins. HBO Fri. 8:48 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Christmas (2017) Kristoffer Polaha, Lindy Booth. Sarah heads to her uncle's ranch to escape New York and the spotlight from a breakup. Returning home for the first time since her aunt passed, complications arise when Graham, a Hollywood star, arrives at the ranch to prepare for his next film. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 1 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 9 p.m.

Role Models (2008) ★★★ Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd. Forced to join a mentorship program, two irresponsible men must help a pair of impressionable boys navigate the troubled waters of youth. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. Encore Mon. 9 p.m. Encore Tues. 8:25 a.m.

Rollerball (2002) ★ Chris Klein, Jean Reno. A businessman wants to see more violence in a dangerous sport where athletes already risk their lives. (PG-13) 1 hr. 38 mins. TMC Tues. 4:15 a.m.

The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane (2012) ★★★ Filmmaker Brett Morgen examines the history of the Rolling Stones, from their London debut in 1962 as a group of blues-obsessed bad boys to their status as the ``World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band.'' (NR) 1 hr. 51 mins. AXS Tues. 7 a.m.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) ★★ Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell. Roman J. Israel is an idealistic defense attorney who joins another law firm after the death of his boss and mentor. Israel's legacy of activism soon gets put to the test when he takes on the case of Langston Bailey, a young man accused of murder. (PG-13) 1 hr. 57 mins. Encore Tues. 4:55 a.m. Encore Tues. 5:03 p.m.

Romance at Reindeer Lodge (2017) Robert Pine, Josh Kelly. Molly and Jared have both sworn off holiday events. When they find themselves stuck at a Christmas-themed ranch, they have no choice but to allow their cynical hearts to melt. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 1 p.m.

Ronin (1998) ★★ Robert De Niro, Jean Reno. An Irish ringleader organizes an international team of hired guns to retrieve a briefcase from criminals. (R) 1 hr. 58 mins. Ovation Sun. 12:30 p.m.

Room Service (1938) ★★★ Groucho Marx, Chico Marx. Broadway producers and their entourage hole up in a hotel, waiting for a sucker to back their play. (NR) 1 hr. 19 mins. TCM Tues. 7:30 a.m.

Rosemary's Baby (1968) ★★★★ Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes. A pregnant woman's husband and their satanic neighbors want her baby to be the Antichrist. (R) 2 hrs. 16 mins. EPIX Sat. 3:25 a.m.

Rudy (1993) ★★★ Sean Astin, Ned Beatty. With heart and determination an Illinois youth tackles shortcomings to play Notre Dame football. (PG) 1 hr. 53 mins. Sundance Tues. 9 a.m. Sundance Tues. 12:30 p.m.

Rugrats Go Wild (2003) ★★ Voices of Bruce Willis, Chrissie Hynde. Animated. The toddlers meet the Thornberry family after an accident leaves them stranded on a tropical island. (PG) 1 hr. 20 mins. Showtime Thur. 7:30 a.m.

Runaway Bride (1999) ★★ Julia Roberts, Richard Gere. A New York reporter travels to Maryland to profile a woman who left three bridegrooms at the altar. (PG) 1 hr. 56 mins. CMT Sun. 1:30 p.m. CMT Sun. 7:30 p.m.

Rush Hour (1998) ★★★ Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker. A Hong Kong detective and a wisecracking L.A.P.D. detective choose to work together to find the missing daughter of a Chinese diplomat. (PG-13) 1 hr. 38 mins. TNT Sun. 11 p.m.

Rush Hour 3 (2007) ★ Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker. The assassination of a Chinese ambassador reunites Lee and Carter, who tangle with Triad gangsters in France. (PG-13) 1 hr. 31 mins. TNT Sun. 10 a.m. TNT Mon. 1 a.m.


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Salt (2010) ★★★ Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber. After a defector accuses her of spying for the Russians, a CIA officer goes on the run and tries to come up with a way to establish her innocence. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. A Sun. 6 p.m.

San Andreas (2015) ★★ Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino. When the San Andreas fault triggers a magnitude 9 earthquake, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to bring his estranged wife and daughter to safety. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. TNT Wed. 5:30 p.m.

Santa's Boots (2018) Megan Hilty, Noah Mills. Holly returns home for Christmas and is put to work as Santa's elf at her family's store, where she meets Nick, and falls in love. When Nick disappears days before Christmas, Holly searches for him with her only clue, his misplaced black boot. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Sun. 10:05 p.m. Lifetime Mon. 2:06 a.m.

Santo y Blue Demon en el mundo de los muertos (1970) Santo, Alejandro Cruz. Santo y Blue Demon luchan contra un científico que resucita cadáveres trasplantando cerebros vivos en ellos. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. GALA Sat. 3 p.m.

Santo y Blue Demon vs. Los Monstruos (1970) Santo, Alejandro Cruz. Santo y Blue Demon luchan contra un científico que resucita cadáveres trasplantando cerebros vivos en ellos. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. GALA Sun. 3 p.m.

Saturday Night Fever (1977) ★★★ John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney. A Brooklyn paint-store clerk dons a white suit and becomes king of the dance floor at his local disco. (R) 1 hr. 59 mins. EPIX Sun. 5 a.m.

Saw VI (2009) ★ Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor. Hoffman emerges as the next heir to Jigsaw's twisted legacy, but as the FBI closes in, he sets in motion a game that is designed to reveal Jigsaw's grand scheme. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Syfy Wed. 11:01 a.m. Syfy Thur. 6 a.m.

Saw: The Final Chapter (2010) ★ Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor. As a fierce battle rages over Jigsaw's terrible legacy, survivors seek support from a fellow survivor and self-help guru, who has a few dark secrets of his own. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Syfy Thur. 10 p.m. Syfy Fri. 3:30 p.m.

Scarface (1983) ★★★ Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer. A Cuban immigrant from Castro's jails cuts a violent path of destruction on his way to the top of Miami's drug trade. (R) 2 hrs. 50 mins. Encore Tues. 11:39 a.m. Encore Tues. 12:31 p.m. Encore Tues. 9 p.m.

Scary Movie (2000) ★★★ Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans. Keenen Ivory Wayans directed this sendup of slasher films in which a vengeful killer stalks a group of nubile teens. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. VH1 Thur. 12:30 p.m.

Scary Movie 2 (2001) ★ Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans. Psychology students and their professor spend the weekend in a haunted house in this sendup of horror films. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. VH1 Thur. 10:30 a.m.

The School of Rock (2003) ★★★ Jack Black, Joan Cusack. Fired from his group and desperate for money, a guitarist poses as a teacher for students who play in a school band. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. Showtime Wed. 10 a.m.

Scooby-Doo (2002) ★★ Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby investigate claims that a theme park is haunted. (PG) 1 hr. 26 mins. Freeform Tues. 6:50 p.m. Freeform Wed. 1:30 p.m. Freeform Sat. 11:20 a.m.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) ★★ Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar. Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby investigate a group of ghouls terrorizing people. (PG) 1 hr. 33 mins. Freeform Tues. 8:55 p.m. Freeform Wed. 3:30 p.m. Freeform Sat. 1:25 p.m.

Season of the Witch (2011) ★ Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman. Knights escort an accused witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in the hope of ending the pestilence ravaging Europe. (PG-13) 1 hr. 35 mins. HBO Fri. 12:40 p.m.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) ★★★ Voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet. Animated. A domesticated terrier and his unruly canine pal encounter a rebellious bunny and his gang of abandoned pets. (PG) 1 hr. 31 mins. FX Mon. 8 p.m. FX Mon. 10 p.m.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) ★★ Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty develops photos for a magazine but escapes the tedium through heroic daydreams. When Walter gets a chance for a real adventure, he may just build a relationship with a co-worker named Cheryl. (PG) 1 hr. 54 mins. FX Wed. 10 a.m. FX Thur. 7 a.m.

Secrets in a Small Town (2019) Kate Drummond, Rya Kihlstedt. A mother's worst nightmare comes true when her teenaged daughter goes missing. (NR) 1 hr. 40 mins. Lifetime Sun. 6 p.m.

Seed of Chucky (2004) ★ Jennifer Tilly, Voice of Brad Dourif. Resurrected by their offspring, the murderous doll and his twisted bride learn about a new movie featuring their killer exploits. (R) 1 hr. 26 mins. Encore Fri. 11:19 a.m. Encore Fri. 10:31 p.m.

Serenity (2005) ★★★ Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres. Crew members aboard a transport vessel get caught in a deadly conflict in the wake of a galactic war. (PG-13) 1 hr. 59 mins. Starz Mon. 2:24 a.m. Starz Mon. 2:29 p.m. Starz Thur. 7:16 a.m.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018) ★★ Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike. Israeli soldiers embark on a mission to rescue more than 240 hostages from an airport in Entebbe, Uganda, in the summer of 1976. (PG-13) 1 hr. 47 mins. TMC Mon. 8 p.m.

17 Again (2009) ★★ Zac Efron, Leslie Mann. A 37-year-old gets the chance to correct the mistakes of his past when he is miraculously transformed into a teenager. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. E Fri. 8 p.m. E Sat. 4:30 p.m.

Shadows of the Dead (2016) Kennedy Tucker, Thomas Miguel Ruff. A creature that lives in the shadows single-mindedly hunts down a group of teenagers. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Syfy Thur. 1:45 a.m.

Shallow Hal (2001) ★★ Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black. A self-help guru makes a superficial man see only the inner beauty of a very fat woman. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. Bravo Fri. 10:36 a.m. Bravo Fri. Noon E Sun. Noon

The Shape of Water (2017) ★★★ Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon. Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works in a hidden, high-security government laboratory. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. (R) 2 hrs. 3 mins. Cinemax Fri. 10:15 a.m.

The Shining (1980) ★★★★ Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall. A writer goes mad while serving as caretaker with his wife and clairvoyant son at a snowbound Colorado hotel. (R) 2 hrs. 22 mins. AMC Thur. 2:30 p.m.

Shooter (2007) ★★ Mark Wahlberg, Michael Peña. Reluctantly pressed into service again, a former military sniper plots revenge against his powerful foes after being betrayed and wounded. (R) 2 hrs. 6 mins. TNT Sat. 10 a.m.

Short Circuit (1986) ★★ Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg. After a lightning bolt gives it human emotions and intelligence, a military robot escapes and finds refuge at the home of an animal-loving pacifist. (PG) 1 hr. 38 mins. TMC Thur. 10:30 a.m.

Showgirls (1995) ★ Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan. A dancer becomes understudy in a Las Vegas show, sleeps with the boss and pushes the star down a flight of stairs. (NC-17) 2 hrs. 11 mins. Encore Tues. 11:52 p.m.

Sicario (2015) ★★★ Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro. Members of a government task force travel back-and-forth across the U.S.-Mexican border, using one cartel boss to flush out a bigger one. (R) 2 hrs. 1 mins. FX Sun. 9:30 a.m. FX Mon. 7 a.m.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) ★★ Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin. FBI agent Matt Graver calls on operative Alejandro Gillick when Mexican drug cartels start to smuggle terrorists across the U.S. border. The war escalates even further when Alejandro kidnaps a kingpin's daughter to deliberately increase the tensions. (R) 2 hrs. 2 mins. Starz Tues. 2:12 p.m. Starz Tues. 11:18 p.m.

Sid & Judy (2019) Fifty years after the untimely death of Sid Luft's wife, Judy Garland, his journal provides insight into their marriage. (NR) 1 hr. 35 mins. Showtime Sun. 11:20 a.m.

Silver Bullet (1985) ★★ Gary Busey, Corey Haim. A boy in a wheelchair stops a werewolf with his uncle and sister. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. AMC Tues. 10 p.m.

Silverado (1985) ★★★ Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn. Old West drifters Jake, Emmett, Mal and Paden shoot it out with a crooked sheriff and clan. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 12 mins. Ovation Sat. 11 p.m.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) ★★ Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour. Sinbad and a princess try to save her brother, turned into a baboon by a wicked sorceress. (G) 1 hr. 53 mins. TCM Thur. 8 a.m.

Sister Act (1992) ★★ Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith. A Reno lounge singer on the run plays nun and shows a San Francisco convent's chorus how to rock. (PG) 1 hr. 40 mins. WE Thur. 3:20 p.m. WE Thur. 5:40 p.m. VH1 Sat. 9 p.m.

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) ★★ Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy. A Las Vegas singer teaches a mother superior's flock how to rock and save the school from closure. (PG) 1 hr. 46 mins. VH1 Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Sister of the Bride (2019) Becca Tobin, Ryan Rottman. An anthropology professor gets engaged to her boyfriend after only sixth months of dating. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Wed. 2 p.m.

The Skeleton Key (2005) ★★ Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands. A woman takes a job as a hospice nurse for a couple who live in a New Orleans house with a troublesome history. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. Encore Sun. 3:49 a.m.

Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) Simon Pegg, Finn Cole. A British boarding school turns into a battleground when unspeakable horrors emerge from the ground. (R) 1 hr. 44 mins. Starz Wed. 2:10 p.m.

Sleepwalkers (1992) ★ Brian Krause, Madchen Amick. Mother-and-son monsters who survive on the blood of young women move to a sleepy town in Indiana. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Sundance Fri. 2 p.m. Sundance Sat. 2 a.m.

Sleigh Bells Ring (2016) Erin Cahill, David Alpay. A busy single mother begins organizing her city's Christmas parade. While prop hunting, she finds a beautiful sleigh that seems to have a mind of its own, and it begins nudging her back to an old flame. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sun. 4 a.m.

Slither (2006) ★★★ Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks. A small-town sheriff and his team encounter waves of wormlike alien organisms that are intent on devouring all life on Earth. (R) 1 hr. 36 mins. AMC Sun. 3 a.m.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) ★★★ Dev Patel, Freida Pinto. Flashbacks reveal how a poor youth came to be a prize-winning contestant on one of India's most-popular game shows. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. Cinemax Sun. 8 p.m.

Small Town Christmas (2018) Ashley Newbrough, Ryan McDonell. Nell's last stop on a nationwide book tour takes her to Springdale, the hometown of Emmett, a young man she met while both were junior copy editors at a New York publishing company. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sun. 11 p.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 11 a.m.

Small Town Girl (1936) ★★ Janet Gaynor, Robert Taylor. A New England miss meets a rich stranger who's surprised the next morning to hear they got married. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. TCM Mon. 5:45 a.m.

Smallfoot (2018) ★★★ Voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden. Animated. Migo is a friendly Yeti who discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. When his fellow villagers refuse to believe him, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces. (PG) 1 hr. 36 mins. HBO Sat. 7:20 a.m.

The Smurfs 2 (2013) ★ Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson. Live action/animated. Papa and the rest of the Smurfs reunite with their human friends to rescue Smurfette from the clutches of evil wizard Gargamel. (PG) 1 hr. 45 mins. Nickelodeon Tues. 9 p.m.

A Snow Globe Christmas (2013) Alicia Witt, Donald Faison. After a blow to the head, a cynical TV executive wakes up in a seemingly perfect town, married to her former sweetheart and raising two children. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Mon. Noon

Snowed Inn Christmas (2017) Bethany Joy Lenz, Andrew W. Walker. Jenna and Kevin volunteer for a special assignment at Christmas. After they become stranded by a snowstorm in Santa Claus, Ind., they are drawn together when they join the fight to save the historic town inn. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Mon. 8 p.m. Lifetime Tues. 12:01 p.m.

Something Borrowed (2011) ★ Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson. After imbibing too much at a party, an unhappily single woman falls into bed with the fiance of her best friend. (PG-13) 1 hr. 52 mins. Bravo Sat. 4 p.m. Bravo Sun. 12:30 p.m.

A Song to Remember (1945) ★★★ Paul Muni, Merle Oberon. Polish composer Frederic Chopin flees to Paris with his mentor and meets female novelist George Sand, who soon becomes his lover. (NR) 1 hr. 53 mins. TCM Mon. 9 p.m.

Sons of the Desert (1933) ★★★★ Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Stan and Ollie go to a lodge convention but tell their wives they're going to Hawaii. (NR) 1 hr. 9 mins. TCM Wed. 8 p.m.

Soul Food (1997) ★★★ Vanessa L. Williams, Vivica A. Fox. Three sisters deal with romantic crises and their widowed mother's fatal illness. (R) 1 hr. 54 mins. Encore Sun. 10:26 p.m.

Soul Plane (2004) ★★ Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold. Passengers and crew enjoy a wild party aboard an airliner flying from Los Angeles to New York. (R) 1 hr. 26 mins. VH1 Sun. 2:40 p.m.

Soul Surfer (2011) ★★ AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt. Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton returns to competition after losing an arm in a shark attack. (PG) 1 hr. 46 mins. Starz Mon. 4:30 p.m.

The Sound of Christmas (2016) Lindy Booth, Robin Dunne. Lizzie, a young piano teacher, helps Brad's teenage daughter learn music. As she begins to break through to the girl, sparks begin to fly with Brad, but she is shocked to find out that he may want to buy the school's property. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Wed. 7 a.m. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sat. 3 a.m.

South Central (1992) ★★★ Glenn Plummer, Byron Keith Minns. Armed with moral reason and a father's love, an ex-convict lifts his son out of a dead-end Los Angeles gang. (R) 1 hr. 39 mins. BET Mon. 3 p.m.

Spaceballs (1987) ★★ Mel Brooks, John Candy. President Skroob pits evil Dark Helmet against Lone Starr and the half-man, half-dog Barf. (PG) 1 hr. 32 mins. EPIX Tues. 10:10 a.m.

Spawn (1997) ★★ John Leguizamo, Michael Jai White. A clown from Hell allows a badly scarred man, Al Simmons, to return to Earth on a mission to conquer the world. Simmons agrees in hopes of seeing his wife, but must ultimately choose between good and evil. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. AMC Tues. 2:59 a.m.

Species II (1998) ★ Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge. A half-alien female escapes from a government compound to search for the half-alien male who has been raping and fatally impregnating women. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. EPIX Fri. 5:15 a.m.

Sphere (1998) ★ Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone. A psychologist, a biochemist, a mathematician and others investigate a large golden sphere deep in the ocean. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 13 mins. HBO Wed. 2:20 p.m.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) ★★★ Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger. Siblings learn that magical creatures are behind the strange occurrences at their great-great-uncle's rundown estate. (PG) 1 hr. 37 mins. KDOC Sat. 1 p.m.

The Spirit (2008) ★ Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson. A ghostlike crime fighter faces a villain known as the Octopus, whose aim is to destroy Central City while searching for the secret to immortality. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. TMC Fri. 3:35 a.m.

Split (2016) ★★★ James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy. A psychotic man who has 23 personalities holds three teenage girls captive in an underground cell. (PG-13) 1 hr. 57 mins. FXX Sat. 10:30 p.m.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2004) Voices of Sonja Ball, Bruce Dinsmore. Animated. A scarecrow and a spider trio help an odd-shaped pumpkin overcome his feelings of shame and inadequacy. (G) 45 mins. Disney Fri. 7 a.m.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) ★★ Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon. Unexpectedly thrust into an international conspiracy, two best friends find themselves dodging deadly assassins and a suspicious British agent while hatching a plan to save the world. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. EPIX Tues. 10 p.m.

Stan & Ollie (2018) ★★★ Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly. Already legends by 1953, beloved comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out to perform live shows for their adoring fans. The tour becomes a hit, but long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their new act and friendship. (PG) 1 hr. 37 mins. Starz Tues. 9:38 p.m.

A Star Is Born (2018) ★★★ Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga. Hard-drinking country music star Jackson Maine discovers -- and falls in love with -- a struggling but talented singer named Ally. As her career quickly takes off, Jackson starts to realize that his best days may be behind him. (R) 2 hrs. 15 mins. HBO Sat. 11:51 p.m.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) ★★★ Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto. After an act of terrorism leaves him with a personal score to settle, Capt. Kirk defies Starfleet regulations and leads his crew on a mission to capture a powerfully destructive force. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 12 mins. FXX Tues. 3 p.m. FXX Wed. 11 a.m.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) ★★★ William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the Enterprise encounter sabotage on the way to peace talks with the Klingon Federation. (PG) 1 hr. 49 mins. EPIX Fri. 3:25 a.m.

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) ★★★ Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes. Picard, Riker and the others set off to stop the half-robot Borg from sabotaging the first warp drive flight in 2063. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. EPIX Sat. 10:40 a.m.

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) ★★ Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes. To uphold the principles of his Starfleet oath and save an alien race, Capt. Picard defies Federation orders. (PG) 1 hr. 38 mins. EPIX Sat. 12:35 p.m.

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) ★★ Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes. The crew of the Enterprise must prevent a replica of Capt. Picard from overtaking Earth. (PG-13) 1 hr. 57 mins. EPIX Sat. 2:20 p.m.

Step Brothers (2008) ★★ Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly. Two lazy, immature men become rivals when the marriage of one's mother and the other's father forces them to live as siblings in the same house. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. MTV Fri. Noon MTV Fri. 1 p.m. Comedy Central Sat. 9 p.m.

Step Up 3 (2010) ★★ Rick Malambri, Adam G. Sevani. Street dancers team with a freshman from New York University for a high-stakes showdown against the world's best hip-hop dancers. (PG-13) 1 hr. 46 mins. Starz Tues. 6:10 p.m.

Stigmata (1999) ★ Patricia Arquette, Gabriel Byrne. An atheist's visions and manifestations of wounds like those of the crucified Christ prompt the Vatican to send an investigator. (R) 1 hr. 43 mins. Encore Fri. 3:37 a.m.

Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007) Rob Lowe, Marnie McPhail. Capt. Ted Cogan returns from the war in Iraq and is haunted by visions of a burned man. After he is denied help by the government, a psychic tells him to find out what the burned man wants. (R) 1 hr. 29 mins. Encore Fri. 12:47 p.m.

A Stolen Life (1946) ★★ Bette Davis, Glenn Ford. A New England artist takes the place and the husband of her twin sister who has drowned. (NR) 1 hr. 47 mins. TCM Mon. 11:15 a.m.

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) ★★★ Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson. French scientist Louis Pasteur discovers cures for rabies and anthrax, and develops a process for sterilizing raw milk. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. TCM Mon. 5 p.m.

The Story of Mankind (1957) ★★ Ronald Colman, Hedy Lamarr. The Spirit of Man debates history with the devil before a court of fate, because of the hydrogen bomb. (NR) 1 hr. 40 mins. TCM Tues. 1:30 p.m.

The Stranger (1946) ★★★ Edward G. Robinson, Orson Welles. A federal agent finds a Nazi war criminal married to a judge's daughter and teaching in New England. (NR) 1 hr. 35 mins. TCM Mon. 1:15 p.m.

Stronger (2017) ★★★ Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany. Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation. (R) 1 hr. 59 mins. EPIX Wed. 10 p.m.

The Sugarland Express (1974) ★★★ Goldie Hawn, William Atherton. Police chase an escaped convict and his wife fleeing to Sugarland, Texas, to reclaim their son from his foster parents. (PG) 1 hr. 49 mins. TMC Sat. 7 a.m.

Suicide Battalion (1958) ★ Mike Connors, Russ Bender. During World War II a group sets out to destroy an American base before strategic papers fall into Japanese hands. (NR) 1 hr. 19 mins. AMC Fri. 9:15 a.m.

Suicide Squad (2016) ★★ Will Smith, Jared Leto. Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc and other armed supervillains unite to battle a mysterious and powerful entity, while the diabolical Joker launches an evil agenda of his own. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 3 mins. TNT Sun. 2:30 p.m.

The Sum of All Fears (2002) ★★★ Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman. Jack Ryan and the CIA director try to stop terrorists who are planning a nuclear attack. (PG-13) 1 hr. 58 mins. Sundance Sun. 6:30 p.m. Sundance Mon. 2:30 p.m.

Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937) Reginald Denny. Various acts perform at a Hollywood nightclub in the hope that they'll be discovered. (NR) 21 mins. TCM Tues. 7 a.m.

Sunset (2018) ★★ Juli Jakab, Susanne Wuest. In 1913 a woman scours the streets of Budapest, Hungary, to find the brother she never knew she had. (R) 2 hrs. 20 mins. Starz Tues. 3:21 a.m.

Superfly (2018) ★★ Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell. Cocaine kingpin Youngblood Priest realizes that it's time to get out of the game after surviving a violent attack. Hoping for one last score, Priest must now outmaneuver the cartel and two corrupt police officers to find his path to freedom. (R) 1 hr. 56 mins. Starz Wed. 8 p.m. Starz Sat. 10:53 a.m. Starz Sat. 6 p.m.

Surprised by Love (2015) Hilarie Burton, Paul Campbell. A young businesswoman tries to convince her uptight parents to accept her boyfriend, but then she falls for an old high-school flame. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Tues. 2 p.m.

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) ★★★ Paul Newman, Geraldine Page. Florida gigolo Chance Wayne brings home ex-screen queen Alexandra Del Lago. (NR) 2 hrs. TCM Sun. 10:30 a.m.

Sweet Home Alabama (2002) ★★ Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas. Separated from her Southern husband, an engaged New York fashion designer confronts him about a divorce. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. TBS Sun. 2:15 p.m. TBS Mon. 1:45 a.m.

Sweet Mountain Christmas (2019) Megan Hilty, Marcus Rosner. A musician who is set to headline a Christmas concert in NYC makes a pit-stop in Tennessee to see her family. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Fri. 8 p.m. Lifetime Sat. 12:01 p.m. Lifetime Sat. 6 p.m.

The Sweetest Christmas (2017) Lacey Chabert, Lea Coco. A struggling pastry chef is thrilled to learn that she has made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition, but distractions in her love life threaten to derail her dreams of taking home the grand prize. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Fri. 6 p.m.

Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) ★★ Ruby Keeler, Ozzie Nelson. A bandleader, a dancer and a band enroll in college and put on a show in the gym. (NR) 1 hr. 7 mins. TCM Sun. 6:30 p.m.

Swimfan (2002) ★ Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen. A new student at a high school obsesses over a swimming champion who does not return her advances. (PG-13) 1 hr. 24 mins. Audience Tues. 12:30 p.m. Audience Tues. 5:30 p.m.

Swiss Miss (1938) ★★ Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy. Stan and Ollie come to an Alpine resort to sell mousetraps to protect all the cheese. (NR) 1 hr. 13 mins. TCM Wed. 3 a.m.

Switched for Christmas (2017) Candace Cameron Bure, Eion Bailey. At their obligatory pre-Christmas lunch, estranged identical twins decide to swap lives up until Christmas Day. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Fri. 8 p.m.


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Tales from the Crypt (1972) ★★★ Ralph Richardson, Joan Collins. A hooded crypt-keeper lets five sinners review their pasts before the final abyss. (PG) 1 hr. 32 mins. AMC Fri. 9:45 a.m.

Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood (1996) ★ Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak. A seedy private eye helps a televangelist's employee, whose brother vanished at a brothel of female vampires. (R) 1 hr. 27 mins. IFC Sat. 4:05 a.m.

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight (1995) ★★ Billy Zane, William Sadler. A devilish stranger unleashes the forces of darkness upon the unsuspecting tenants of a desert boardinghouse. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. IFC Tues. 8:15 a.m.

Tanks of El Alamein (1958) ★★ Fausto Tozzi, Ettore Manni. A group of Italian soldiers awaits a final tank assault at daybreak. (NR) 1 hr. 25 mins. AMC Fri. 9 a.m.

Ted (2012) ★★★ Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis. Thirty years after his childhood wish brought his beloved teddy bear to life, a man's close attachment to the talking toy prevents him from making the emotional leap from boyhood to adulthood. (R) 1 hr. 46 mins. FX Tues. 3 p.m. FX Wed. 12:30 p.m.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) ★ Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles. A pretty, popular student can't date until her rebellious older sister gets a suitor of her own. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. E Fri. 10:30 p.m. E Sat. 2:30 p.m.

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) ★★ Katsuriko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai. The real Godzilla fights a cyborg Godzilla and another monster sent by aliens. (NR) 1 hr. 29 mins. TCM Fri. 8 p.m.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) ★ Jordana Brewster, Andrew Bryniarski. A young woman tries to save her friends from the clutches of young Leatherface and his murderous clan. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. Syfy Thur. 8 p.m. Syfy Fri. 5:30 p.m.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1995) ★★ Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey. Psycho Leatherface and his gruesome clan terrorize a high-schooler who loses her way the night of her prom. (R) 1 hr. 26 mins. TMC Sat. 9 p.m. TMC Sun. Noon

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) ★ Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager. A young woman uncovers untold horrors in the dank basement of an isolated Victorian mansion she inherited from an unknown relative. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. Syfy Wed. 8 p.m. Syfy Thur. 6 p.m.

That's Entertainment! (1974) ★★★ Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby. Fred Astaire, Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, James Stewart, Bing Crosby and Peter Lawford show clips from 1928-58 MGM musicals. (G) 2 hrs. 12 mins. TCM Sun. 2:30 p.m.

There Will Be Blood (2007) ★★★★ Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano. Daniel Plainview becomes a self-made oil tycoon, but he deviates into moral bankruptcy as his material fortune grows. (R) 2 hrs. 38 mins. TMC Mon. 1:15 a.m. TMC Fri. 3:15 p.m.

Thinner (1996) ★★ Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna. An elderly Gypsy king's weight-loss curse prompts an obese lawyer to call in a mob boss's debt. (R) 1 hr. 32 mins. Sundance Fri. Noon

Thirteen Ghosts (2001) ★ Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz. A widower, his daughter, his son and others become trapped in a house with vengeful spirits. (R) 1 hr. 31 mins. AMC Wed. 8 p.m.

30 Days of Night (2007) ★★ Josh Hartnett, Melissa George. A lawman and an ever-shrinking band of survivors must fend off hungry vampires who have come to feed during an Alaskan town's annual month of darkness. (R) 1 hr. 53 mins. AXS Thur. 6:30 p.m. AXS Thur. 8:30 p.m. AXS Fri. 4 p.m.

The 33 (2015) ★★ Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro. Members of a rescue team work tirelessly for 69 days to save 33 Chilean miners trapped underground by more than 2,000 feet of rock. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 5 mins. HBO Wed. 8:15 a.m.

This Gun for Hire (1942) ★★★ Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake. A marked hit man flees with a nightclub singer and stops a fifth-column poison-gas plot. (NR) 1 hr. 20 mins. TCM Sun. 7 a.m.

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) ★★★ Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo. A billionaire looking for new challenges attracts the attention of an investigator when a priceless Monet is stolen. (R) 1 hr. 53 mins. Cinemax Mon. 2:20 p.m.

Thor (2011) ★★★ Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman. After his reckless actions reignite an ancient war, the Norse god is stripped of his powers, cast out of Asgard and forced to live among humans. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. FX Wed. 7:30 p.m. FX Thur. 4:30 p.m.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) ★★★ Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson. After a 50-year-old woman's daughter is murdered, she confronts the police in her town, using the billboards on the outskirts of town to begin a smear campaign against them. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Cinemax Mon. 4:15 p.m.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) ★★★ Voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter. Animated. In 19th-century Europe, a gifted pianist mistakenly weds a dead woman who takes him to the underworld. (PG) 1 hr. 16 mins. Freeform Mon. 11 a.m. Disney XD Sat. 8 p.m.

Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas (2018) Megan Park, Josh Henderson. Two strangers, a businesswoman and a country music star, are both booked on a flight to Tulsa before the holidays, but it ends up getting canceled due to a snowstorm. They decide to try to get to Tulsa together, and share their secrets along the way. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Fri. 7 p.m.

Time Out for Rhythm (1941) ★★ Rudy Vallee, Ann Miller. A producer and his partner clash over two women in show business. (NR) 1 hr. 14 mins. TCM Wed. 1 p.m.

'Tis the Season for Love (2015) Sarah Lancaster, Brendan Penny. An out-of-work actress finds romance after returning to her quaint hometown during Christmastime. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Mon. 3 a.m.

Titanic (1997) ★★★★ Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet. A society girl abandons her haughty fiance for a penniless artist on the ill-fated ship's maiden voyage. (PG-13) 3 hrs. 15 mins. TBS Sat. 11 a.m. TBS Sat. Noon

Tombstone (1993) ★★★ Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer. Doc Holliday joins Wyatt Earp and his brothers for an OK Corral showdown with the Clanton gang. (R) 2 hrs. 7 mins. TMC Mon. 5:50 p.m.

Top Gun (1986) ★★★ Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis. A hot-shot Navy jet pilot tangles with MiGs and flirts with a civilian astrophysicist. (PG) 1 hr. 49 mins. Paramount Wed. 8 p.m. Paramount Sat. 9 a.m. Paramount Sat. 5:30 p.m.

The Town (2010) ★★★ Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall. A Boston bank robber looks for a way out of his criminal lifestyle after beginning a passionate romance with the woman that his gang briefly took hostage. (R) 2 hrs. 4 mins. Cinemax Tues. 2:20 p.m. Cinemax Fri. 9:30 p.m.

Traffic (2000) ★★★ Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle. While a judge's anti-drug campaign leads him to his own daughter, a DEA agent targets a trafficker's wife, and a policeman fights corruption. (R) 2 hrs. 27 mins. Cinemax Thur. 9:35 p.m.

Training Day (2001) ★★★ Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke. Un corrupto oficial usa la fanfarronería, intimidación y drogas para que un nuevo policía se vuelva uno de los suyos. (R) 2 hrs. UNIMAS Sat. 9 p.m. KFTR Sat. 11:30 p.m.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) ★★ Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci. As humanity picks up the pieces after an epic battle, a shadowy group emerges to gain control of history. Meanwhile, a powerful new menace sets its sights on Earth. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 45 mins. FX Sun. 6:30 p.m. FX Mon. 2:30 p.m.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) ★★ Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel. Again, Earth is caught in the middle when the resurrection of an ancient Transformer appears to turn the tide against the Autobots in their longstanding war with evil Decepticons. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 34 mins. FX Sun. 3 p.m. FX Sun. 11:03 p.m.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) ★★ Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox. When an ancient Decepticon rises for revenge, Sam and Mikaela must figure out the history of the Transformers' presence on Earth and find a way to save the planet. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 29 mins. Paramount Sat. 2 p.m. Paramount Sat. 10:30 p.m.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) ★★ Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins. As war with the Transformers rages on, inventor Cade Yeager forms an unlikely alliance with Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to save the planet. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 28 mins. EPIX Sun. 12:05 p.m.

The Tree of Life (2011) ★★★ Brad Pitt, Sean Penn. Disillusioned in a modern world, a man tries to come to terms with the complicated relationship that he shared with his father. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 18 mins. Cinemax Sun. 2:10 p.m.

Tremors (1990) ★★ Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward. Four big worms with multiple tongues dig high-speed around people in the middle of nowhere. (PG-13) 1 hr. 36 mins. Encore Sat. 5:42 p.m.

Trick 'r Treat (2007) ★★ Anna Paquin, Brian Cox. Interwoven stories demonstrate that some traditions are best not forgotten, as the residents of a small town face real ghosts and goblins on Halloween. (R) 1 hr. 22 mins. AMC Tues. 8 p.m. AMC Wed. 4 p.m. BBC America Fri. 9 p.m. BBC America Sat. Noon

Trolls (2016) ★★★ Voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake. Animated. Poppy, the optimistic leader of the trolls, and Branch, her polar opposite, embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known. (PG) 1 hr. 28 mins. FX Fri. 4 p.m. FX Sat. 2 p.m.

True Grit (2010) ★★★ Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon. A teenage girl enlists the aid of a boozy, trigger-happy lawman to hunt down her father's killer. (PG-13) 1 hr. 50 mins. EPIX Mon. 3:25 p.m.

Turner & Hooch (1989) ★★ Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham. A drooling dog helps a tidy detective link California beach-town foul play to a drug-money laundry. (PG) 1 hr. 40 mins. TMC Tues. 9:15 a.m. TMC Fri. 7:20 a.m.

12 Wishes of Christmas (2011) Elisa Donovan, Gabrielle Carteris. A woman makes 12 wishes, and when the things she wished for start coming true, she discovers the consequences are not always easy to deal with. (G) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Thur. 2 p.m.

28 Days (2000) ★★ Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen. When a court order sends a New York journalist to a rehabilitation center for substance abusers, she meets a ballplayer. (PG-13) 1 hr. 43 mins. EPIX Thur. 4:25 p.m.

Twilight (2008) ★★ Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A high-school student is caught up in a romance with a vampire, whose family has renounced the drinking of blood. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 1 mins. POP Fri. 3 p.m. POP Sat. Noon

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) ★★ Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. A chain of events, set off by Edward and Bella's marriage, honeymoon and birth of a child, yields a shocking development for Jacob. (PG-13) 1 hr. 57 mins. POP Sat. Noon POP Sat. 9 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) ★★ Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. Bella and Edward gather werewolves, vampires and other allies to help them protect their daughter from the Volturi. (PG-13) 1 hr. 55 mins. POP Sat. 2:30 a.m. POP Sat. 11:30 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) ★★ Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. Bella must choose between Edward and Jacob amid a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire's quest for revenge. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 4 mins. POP Fri. 9 p.m. POP Sat. 6 p.m.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) ★★ Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson. After the abrupt departure of Edward, Bella develops a deep friendship with Jacob and is drawn into the world of werewolves. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 10 mins. POP Fri. 6 p.m. POP Sat. 3 p.m. KVEA Sat. 3:30 p.m.

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) ★★★ Vic Morrow, John Lithgow. Four tales include a bigot, oldsters who find youth in playing kick the can, a misunderstood boy, and a terrified man on a plane. (PG) 1 hr. 42 mins. Encore Mon. 12:26 p.m.

Twins (1988) ★★★ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito. A genetically perfected specimen meets his pint-size, wise-guy long-lost twin. (PG) 1 hr. 52 mins. Cinemax Tues. 6:10 p.m. Cinemax Sun. 5:05 a.m.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) ★★ Paul Walker, Tyrese. A former policeman and his friend work with a U.S. Customs agent to indict a launderer in Miami. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. Encore Thur. 8:03 a.m. Encore Thur. 10:10 p.m.

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) ★★ Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson. When Madea catches three siblings looting her home, she delivers the youths to their boozy aunt, who is sorely in need of an attitude adjustment. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. BET Tues. 5:05 p.m. BET Wed. 3:30 p.m.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011) ★★ Tyler Perry, Shad ``Bow Wow'' Moss. Madea gathers the clan together to help her niece cope with some distressing news about her health. (PG-13) 1 hr. 46 mins. VH1 Thur. 5 p.m. VH1 Fri. 10:30 a.m.


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U.S. Marshals (1998) ★★ Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes. A chief deputy and his team pursue an escaped fugitive accused of killing two government agents. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 13 mins. Sundance Sun. 3:30 p.m.

Un Ángel de Mal Genio (1964) Pancho Córdova, Pompín Iglesias. (NR) KWHY Thur. 9 a.m.

Uncle Drew (2018) ★★ Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery. Uncle Drew recruits a squad of older basketball players to return to the court to compete in a tournament. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. Cinemax Tues. 9:35 p.m. Cinemax Sat. 6:55 a.m. Cinemax Sun. 1:45 a.m.

The Undead (1957) ★ Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland. A therapist visits the Dark Ages with a prostitute reincarnated from a witch. (NR) 1 hr. 15 mins. TCM Fri. 1:45 a.m.

Under the Autumn Moon (2018) Lindy Booth, Wes Brown. While scouting a dude ranch for the outdoor adventure company that employs her, a woman rediscovers her passion for the great outdoors and becomes smitten with the ranch's owner. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Wed. 6 p.m.

Under the Mistletoe (2006) Jaime Ray Newman, Michael Shanks. A woman becomes the center of attention after she unwittingly enters a dating contest on a radio station. (NR) 1 hr. 36 mins. Lifetime Tues. 4 p.m.

Underworld (2003) ★★ Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman. A female vampire tries to protect a medical student from werewolves intent on creating a hybrid species. (R) 2 hrs. 1 mins. Syfy Fri. 1 p.m. Syfy Sat. 2:03 a.m.

Underworld: Evolution (2006) ★★ Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman. Vampire warrior Selene and her werewolf lover trace the origins of the ancient feud between their races. (R) 1 hr. 45 mins. Syfy Fri. 11 a.m. Syfy Fri. Noon

Unforgiven (1992) ★★★★ Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman. An old gunslinger, his ex-partner and a quick-draw kid go bounty hunting in a town called Big Whiskey. (R) 2 hrs. 10 mins. Ovation Fri. 9 p.m. Ovation Sat. 4 p.m. Showtime Sun. 3:55 a.m.

Unfriended (2014) ★★ Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm. A teenager and her five friends become the prey of an unknown online presence that wants revenge for a shaming video that caused a classmate to kill herself one year prior. (R) 1 hr. 23 mins. Cinemax Mon. 11:15 a.m.

Unknown (2011) ★★ Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger. After a serious car accident, a man awakes to find that his wife does not recognize him, that another man has assumed his identity, and that assassins are hunting him. (PG-13) 1 hr. 53 mins. Cinemax Tues. 8:40 a.m.

Unknown Pleasures (2002) ★★ Zhao Tao, Zhao Wei Wei. An unemployed slacker grows apart from his girlfriend, while his like-minded pal chases a woman. (NR) 1 hr. 53 mins. TCM Sun. 11 p.m.

The Untouchables (1987) ★★★★ Kevin Costner, Sean Connery. Eliot Ness and his men fight Al Capone in Chicago during Prohibition. (R) 1 hr. 59 mins. Encore Sun. 2:10 p.m.

Up in the Air (2009) ★★★ George Clooney, Vera Farmiga. A corporate downsizing expert realizes he is developing real feelings for a frequent bedmate whose cache of travel miles and club cards rivals his own. (R) 1 hr. 49 mins. EPIX Wed. 1:30 p.m.


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Vampire Academy (2014) ★ Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry. At a secret boarding school, a half-human/half-vampire teenager trains to become a guardian for her best friend -- a vampire princess. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. KTLA Sun. 2:02 a.m.

Vegas Vacation (1997) ★ Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo. Clark and Ellen Griswold's disastrous family outing includes a visit with boorish Cousin Eddie. (PG) 1 hr. 35 mins. Sundance Sat. 9 p.m.

Vengeance: A Love Story (2017) ★★ Nicolas Cage, Talitha Bateman. Teena is raped by four meth heads while her 12-year-old daughter witnesses the crime. After a defense attorney manipulates the law to his clients' advantage, the criminals are set free, much to the disgust of Officer John Dromoor, who seeks revenge. (NR) 1 hr. 39 mins. TMC Sat. 3:20 a.m.

Venom (2018) ★★ Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams. Journalist Eddie Brock develops superhuman strength and power when his body merges with the alien Venom. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities that Eddie finds so intoxicating. (PG-13) 1 hr. 52 mins. Starz Sun. 11:35 a.m. Starz Fri. 4:23 p.m. Starz Sat. 6:41 a.m. Starz Sat. 11:06 p.m.

A Very Merry Daughter of the Bride (2008) Joanna Garcia, Luke Perry. A scheming wedding planner disapproves of her mother's upcoming marriage. (NR) 1 hr. 29 mins. Lifetime Wed. 6 p.m.

A Very Nutty Christmas (2018) Melissa Joan Hart, Barry Watson. After her boyfriend dumps her right before Christmas, an overworked bakery owner meets a handsome soldier who may actually be a nutcracker that has come to life. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Mon. 4 p.m.

Very, Very Valentine (2018) Danica McKellar, Cameron Mathison. When Helen, a kind hearted and shy florist, meets the perfect man at a Valentine's masquerade ball, she enlists the help of her best friend Henry to track him down, only to find that her perfect man may already be right in front of her. (NR) 2 hrs. Hallmark Mon. 2 p.m.

A Veteran's Christmas (2018) Eloise Mumford, Sean Faris. Capt. Grace Garland, a decorated U.S. veteran, returns home after two tours of search and rescue in Afghanistan. After being separated from her beloved K9 partner, Grace must rediscover the magic of Christmas. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Tues. 3 p.m.

A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day (2013) Mark Lewis Jones, Michael Jibson. Hereward, a novice monk, has to deliver the Holy Gospel of Lindisfarne to a monastery. Hereward meets a fierce swordsman on the road and the skilled fighter protects him from a Viking death squad tasked with capturing the book. (R) 1 hr. 28 mins. EPIX Tues. 5:15 a.m.

The Village (2004) ★★ Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix. Members of a 19th-century community fear the strange creatures that inhabit the surrounding forest. (PG-13) 1 hr. 49 mins. Showtime Mon. 4 p.m. Showtime Tues. 5:15 a.m.

Violent Midnight (1963) ★★ Lee Philips, Shepperd Strudwick. A veteran of the Korean War becomes the prime suspect in the murders of young women. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. AMC Thur. 9 a.m.

La violetera (1958) Carmen Rodríguez, Félix Fernández. Una vendedora de violetas y un joven se conocen en un bar y a pesar de las diferencias sociales deciden casarse. (NR) 1 hr. 53 mins. KWHY Wed. 8 p.m.

The Visit (2015) ★★ Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould. A teen and her younger brother discover a shocking secret about their seemingly charming grandparents while staying at their remote Pennsylvania farm. (PG-13) 1 hr. 34 mins. FXX Sat. 4 p.m.

Viva Villa! (1934) ★★★ Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo. Mexican bandit Pancho Villa and his gang join the peasant army in revolution. (NR) 1 hr. 55 mins. TCM Tues. 1:15 a.m.

Voodoo Woman (1957) ★ Maria English, Tom Conway. Marilyn, an expedition leader searching for gold in the African jungle, is turned into an indestructible beast by a mad doctor. (NR) 1 hr. 17 mins. AMC Thur. 9:15 a.m.


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Waiting ... (2005) ★★ Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris. A womanizing waiter, his former girlfriend and his housemate ponder their lives while working at a chain restaurant. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. Audience Mon. 1 a.m. Audience Sat. 8:30 p.m. Audience Sun. Noon

Waking Ned Devine (1998) ★★★ Ian Bannen, David Kelly. Two elderly Irishmen scheme to claim the winnings of a villager who died of shock at hitting a lottery jackpot. (PG) 1 hr. 31 mins. HBO Thur. 6:20 a.m.

A Walk in the Clouds (1995) ★★ Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón. A married chocolate salesman agrees to pose for a day as the new husband of a pregnant vineyard heiress in postwar California. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. HBO Mon. 9:22 a.m. HBO Sat. 4 a.m.

Walk the Line (2005) ★★★ Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon. Johnny Cash forms an enduring bond with June Carter and struggles with drug addiction on the way to music stardom. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 16 mins. CMT Mon. 9 p.m. CMT Tues. 12:30 p.m.

Walking on Air (1936) ★★ Ann Sothern, Gene Raymond. An heiress brings home a rude French fraud to make her family appreciate her real boyfriend. (NR) 1 hr. 10 mins. TCM Wed. 8 a.m.

Walking Tall (2004) ★★ The Rock, Johnny Knoxville. A former Special Forces soldier becomes sheriff and deputizes an old friend to help rid their town of thugs. (PG-13) 1 hr. 26 mins. Sundance Sun. 1:45 p.m.

War of the Colossal Beast (1958) ★ Sally Fraser, Roger Pace. The 60-foot man-beast escapes and wrecks stuff in this sequel to ``The Amazing Colossal Man.'' (NR) 1 hr. 8 mins. AMC Fri. 5:15 a.m. AMC Fri. 9:30 a.m.

War of the Gargantuas (1966) ★ Russ Tamblyn, Kumi Mizuno. Two apelike brothers stomp around Tokyo; an American scientist and his helper advise. (G) 1 hr. 33 mins. TCM Fri. 9:30 p.m.

The Waterboy (1998) ★ Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates. A water boy's temper tantrums spur an addled football coach to sign him on as defensive tackle. (PG-13) 1 hr. 28 mins. Comedy Central Sun. 2:15 p.m. Comedy Central Sun. 9 p.m. MTV Thur. 10 p.m. MTV Fri. 11 a.m.

Waterworld (1995) ★★ Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper. A web-footed loner navigates a landless Earth, while a ruthless gangster chases him, a woman and their young companion. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 16 mins. Starz Tues. 1:02 a.m. Starz Tues. 9:56 a.m.

We Die Young (2019) Jean-Claude Van Damme, David Castaneda. A war veteran tries to help a boy and his younger brother when they get mixed up with a vicious drug lord and his gang. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. EPIX Mon. 7:55 a.m.

We're in the Money (1935) ★★ Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell. Two tricky women serve legal papers to a playboy, wrestler, racketeer and singer. (NR) 1 hr. 5 mins. TCM Wed. 6:45 a.m.

We're the Millers (2013) ★★ Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis. Indebted to a big-time drug lord, a pot dealer travels to Mexico with a fake family and a camper to pick up a large shipment and smuggle it into the U.S. (R) 1 hr. 50 mins. TBS Sun. 6:30 p.m.

Wedding Crashers (2005) ★★★ Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn. Two divorce mediators spend a wild weekend partying with a politician and his eccentric family. (R) 1 hr. 59 mins. Comedy Central Sun. 4:10 p.m.

The Wedding Planner (2001) ★★ Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey. A lonely organizer falls for an engaged pediatrician while coordinating his wedding and reception. (PG-13) 1 hr. 42 mins. Sundance Wed. 3 a.m. Sundance Wed. 11:30 a.m.

The Wedding Ringer (2015) ★★ Kevin Hart, Josh Gad. A socially awkward groom begins an unexpected bromance with the guy he hired to pose as his best man at his upcoming nuptials. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. BET Sun. 5:30 p.m.

The Wedding Singer (1998) ★★★ Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore. A spirited entertainer and a waitress with a boorish fiance work at the same weddings. (PG-13) 1 hr. 36 mins. Comedy Central Sun. Noon

Wedding Swingers (2018) Michael Nathanson, Charlbi Dean Kriek. A TV producer invites his old college friends to a destination wedding. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. TMC Wed. 2:30 a.m.

Weightless (2017) Alessandro Nivola, Julianne Nicholson. After his ex-wife goes missing, a reclusive man must raise his estranged and obese son, attracting unwelcome attention from his small-town community while disrupting his own quiet existence. (R) 1 hr. 33 mins. EPIX Wed. 7:25 a.m.

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) ★★ Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones. Determined to prove to his family how much he has changed, a talk-show star returns to his small Southern hometown for his parents' anniversary. (PG-13) 1 hr. 54 mins. BET Sun. 8:03 p.m. BET Fri. 6:35 p.m. BET Sat. 2 p.m.

Welcome to Marwen (2018) ★★ Steve Carell, Leslie Mann. After surviving a violent assault, Mark Hogancamp creates a miniature World War II town that comes to life with astonishingly realistic dolls. Through this fantasy world, Mark finds the strength to triumph in the real world and face his attackers. (PG-13) 1 hr. 56 mins. HBO Mon. 1:23 p.m. HBO Thur. 4 p.m.

What Men Want (2019) ★★ Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan. Magically able to hear what men are thinking, a sports agent uses her newfound ability to turn the tables on her obnoxious male colleagues while racing to sign the next basketball superstar. (R) 1 hr. 57 mins. EPIX Tues. 6 p.m.

What's Love Got to Do With It (1993) ★★★ Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne. Anna Mae Bullock meets singer/songwriter Ike Turner and goes into show business under the stage name Tina. (R) 1 hr. 58 mins. TMC Sun. 12:30 p.m. TMC Fri. 6 p.m.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989) ★★★★ Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan. Two Manhattan careerists first hate, then like and eventually love each other over the course of 12 years. (R) 1 hr. 35 mins. Showtime Wed. 10 p.m.

Where the Heart Is (2000) ★★ Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd. The boyfriend of a pregnant teenager leaves her broke and abandoned in Oklahoma, where she begins living secretly at Wal-Mart. (PG-13) 2 hrs. CMT Sun. 4:30 p.m. CMT Sun. 10:30 p.m.

Whistling in Dixie (1942) ★★ Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford. A radio-show sleuth and his bride help her sorority sister solve a Georgia murder mystery. (NR) 1 hr. 14 mins. TCM Thur. 12:15 p.m.

White Boy Rick (2018) ★★ Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt. In 1980s Detroit, Rick Wershe Jr. agrees to become an undercover drug informant in exchange for keeping his father out of prison. When young Rick gets in too deep, he finds himself seduced by the lure of easy money and becomes a drug dealer himself. (R) 1 hr. 51 mins. Starz Mon. 7:49 a.m.

Whiteout (2009) ★ Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht. The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica has just three days to solve the continent's first murder before six months of darkness strand her with the killer. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. Starz Thur. 4:10 p.m.

The Whole Nine Yards (2000) ★★ Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry. A hit man in the Witness Protection Program and his next-door neighbor team up to find out who is trying to kill them. (R) 1 hr. 41 mins. Sundance Wed. 2 p.m.

Willard (2003) ★★ Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey. A reclusive man commands an army of rats and uses them to enact a gruesome revenge on those who wronged him. (PG-13) 1 hr. 40 mins. Starz Wed. 11:56 p.m.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ★★★ Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson. A poor boy and his grandfather win a tour through the marvelous factory of a wily confectioner. (G) 1 hr. 38 mins. Freeform Wed. 11 a.m.

A Wish for Christmas (2016) Lacey Chabert, Paul Greene. Sara prefers to be on the sidelines at work until someone steals her big idea for a Christmas initiative. She makes a wish to Santa to gain the courage to stand up for herself, and he gives her 48 hours to discover how to speak her own mind. (NR) 1 hr. 24 mins. Hallmark Sun. Noon

Wish Upon a Christmas (2015) Larisa Oleynik, Aaron Ashmore. A corporate actuary returns to her hometown to cut jobs at a struggling ornament factory owned by her former high-school boyfriend. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Wed. 10:03 p.m. Lifetime Thur. 2:04 a.m.

With Love, Christmas (2017) Emilie Ullerup, Aaron O'Connell. When the office assignments are distributed for Secret Santa, Melanie is excited that she was given her crush, Donovan. Donovan is so taken by the thoughtful gifts and notes, he starts to fall in love. But someone else is stealing Melanie's credit. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Hallmark Sat. 6 a.m.

Witness (1985) ★★★ Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis. A hunted Philadelphia detective moves in with an Amish widow and her murder-witness son. (R) 1 hr. 52 mins. EPIX Sun. 2:20 p.m.

Wolfen (1981) ★★★ Albert Finney, Diane Venora. A New York detective and a psychologist discover mind-reading wolves are killing people in the Bronx. (R) 1 hr. 55 mins. Encore Fri. Noon Encore Fri. 2:18 p.m.

The Woman in White (1948) ★★★ Eleanor Parker, Alexis Smith. Based on the novel by Wilkie Collins. A mansion and its inhabitants are haunted by a strange spell. (NR) 1 hr. 49 mins. TCM Sat. 1 p.m.

Wonder (2017) ★★★ Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie Pullman becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. (PG) 1 hr. 53 mins. EPIX Wed. 3:20 p.m. EPIX Thur. 9:05 a.m.

Wonder Park (2019) ★★ Voices of Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick. Animated. A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery -- an amusement park filled with wild rides and fun-loving animals. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. (PG) 1 hr. 25 mins. EPIX Sun. 9 a.m.

Wonder Woman (2017) ★★★ Gal Gadot, Chris Pine. After leaving her all-female island for the first time, Wonder Woman discovers her full powers and true destiny while fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 21 mins. TNT Sun. 8 p.m. TNT Mon. 7:45 p.m.

Words and Pictures (2013) Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche. An art teacher and English teacher have a competition and allow students to vote on the importance of words and pictures. (PG-13) 1 hr. 51 mins. Audience Sun. 9 a.m. Audience Sun. Noon Audience Sun. 5 p.m.

World War Z (2013) ★★★ Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos. When a zombie pandemic threatens to destroy humanity, a former United Nations investigator is forced back into service to try to uncover the source of the infection. (PG-13) 1 hr. 55 mins. FXX Wed. 5 p.m. FXX Thur. Noon

The World (2004) ★★★ Zhao Tao, Taisheng Chen. A dancer working in a Beijing theme park learns her boyfriend is cheating on her with a married woman. (NR) 2 hrs. 20 mins. TCM Mon. 1 a.m.

Wrapped Up in Christmas (2017) Tatyana Ali, Brendan Fehr. With Christmas just around the corner, 8-year-old Molly asks the mall Santa to find a boyfriend for her beloved aunt. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Lifetime Tues. 10:03 p.m. Lifetime Wed. 2:04 a.m.

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014) Sadie Katz, Anthony Ilott. Bloodthirsty cannibals terrorize a hotel owner and his friends in the backwoods of West Virginia. (R) 1 hr. 30 mins. Syfy Tues. 6:30 a.m.


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X-Men (2000) ★★★ Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart. Professor Xavier leads Wolverine and other superheroes against Magneto, a mutant who would rule humanity. (PG-13) 1 hr. 44 mins. BBC America Mon. 8 p.m. BBC America Tues. 1:15 a.m.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) ★★ Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber. Explores Wolverine's violent past, the death of his lover and his complex relationship with Victor Creed. (PG-13) 1 hr. 48 mins. BBC America Wed. 8 p.m. BBC America Wed. 10:30 p.m.

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) ★★ Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart. An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto. (PG-13) 1 hr. 45 mins. BBC America Tues. 8 p.m. BBC America Tues. 10:28 p.m.

X2: X-Men United (2003) ★★★ Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman. After a mutant-hating militarist named Stryker invades their school, the X-Men must join forces with Magneto to rescue Professor Xavier and neutralize the threat posed by Stryker. (PG-13) 2 hrs. 14 mins. BBC America Mon. 10:15 p.m. BBC America Tues. 5 p.m.


Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z

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You Can't Say No (2018) Marguerite Moreau, Hamish Linklater. A couple on the verge of divorce give their relationship one more shot by playing a game with one rule: they must to do whatever their partner asks them to do. (NR) 1 hr. 31 mins. TMC Wed. 8:15 a.m.

You Said a Mouthful (1932) ★★ Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers. A hydrophobic clerk invents an unsinkable bathing suit and finds himself entered in a swimming marathon. (NR) 1 hr. 10 mins. TCM Thur. 1:30 a.m.

You, Me and Dupree (2006) ★★ Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson. Three become a crowd when a newlywed invites his jobless buddy to temporarily move in with him and his wife. (PG-13) 1 hr. 49 mins. Encore Thur. 6:11 a.m. Encore Thur. 8:18 p.m.

Young Adult (2011) ★★★ Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt. A writer unexpectedly bonds with a former classmate after she returns home to relive her glory days and steal her now-married high-school sweetheart. (R) 1 hr. 34 mins. Showtime Thur. 4:15 p.m. Showtime Fri. 4:45 a.m.

Young Guns (1988) ★★ Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland. An English aristocrat hires Billy the Kid and five other outcasts to guard his New Mexico ranch. (R) 1 hr. 42 mins. TMC Mon. 4 p.m. TMC Sat. 2 p.m.

The Young in Heart (1938) ★★★ Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. A little old lady called Miss Fortune reforms a family of con artists kicked out of Monte Carlo. (NR) 1 hr. 31 mins. TCM Sat. 10:45 p.m.


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Z for Zachariah (2015) ★★★ Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie. Following a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, a scientist and a miner compete for the love of a woman who may be the last female on Earth. (PG-13) 1 hr. 37 mins. Cinemax Wed. 3:10 a.m. Cinemax Fri. 6:20 p.m.

Zombies (2018) Milo Manheim, Meg Donnelly. A zombie and a cheerleader work together to show the town of Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community. (NR) 1 hr. 30 mins. Disney Sat. 8:25 p.m.

Zootopia (2016) ★★★ Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman. Animated. Rookie police rabbit Judy Hopps works with a wily fox to solve a mysterious case in the mammal metropolis of Zootopia. (PG) 1 hr. 48 mins. Freeform Sun. 10:05 a.m.

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 11.6.19 - Florida Politics

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 01:07 AM PST

Before we get to the election results from across the state, here are three first-in-Sunburn items:

Another Republican has signed up to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida's 7th Congressional District.

Leo Valentin, a medical doctor who runs a radiology practice in Orlando, entered the race Tuesday, joining a half-dozen other Republicans vying for the Central Florida-based seat.

Valentin does differ from his primary rivals in one respect — he's putting in the resources to get his campaign off on the right foot.

His announcement was coupled with a campaign video introducing himself to CD 7 voters. The key takeaways: he's pro-free-enterprise and concerned about how Democrats approach health care.

He also highlighted what he calls a growing divide that lays "between the powerful government elite and the hardworking families."

To view the video, click on the image below:

Valentin hopes to convince voters Murphy, who coleads the House Blue Dog Coalition, isn't so moderate. In Valentin's opinion, she has socialist goals.

Thus far, none of the other Republicans hoping to topple Murphy next year have gained much traction, especially in the money race. As it stands, Murphy's reelection fund has $840,000 in the bank while her next-closest competitor, Vennia Francois, has $10,000.

That leaves some room for him to make a case ahead in the nine months before GOP voters choose their nominee.


Shumaker Advisors is expanding its Florida footprint.

The firm, which has offices across the midwestern and southeastern United States, set up shop in the Sunshine State two years ago, and it's since built up a strong roster of clients from its base of operations in the Tampa Bay area.

Now, it's ready to move into the state capital.

"The Tallahassee expansion has been part of our strategic plan since we opened Shumaker Advisors Florida in 2017," Shumaker Advisors Florida President and CEO Ron Christaldi said.

"The office space is intended to better serve our clients, partners, and provide a common place for receptions and gatherings."

Shumaker Advisors Florida Principal Amy Maguire added, "As we continue to serve the best companies across Florida, we believe this expansion to our state's Capitol is a great opportunity to best serve our clients and closer connect to our elected officials and agencies."

The new office is a block from The Capitol at 113 East College Street.


The proposed half-cent sales tax to fund Duval County schools is a major hit with voters, according to a new poll conducted by the University of North Florida's Public Opinion Research Lab.

The survey found three-quarters of voters were in favor of the plan, with just 20 percent opposed.

PORL Director Michael Binder called it "the continuation of a trend we've seen during polling on this issue several times this year. Duval registered voters are very supportive of the half-cent sales tax and, if given the opportunity to vote, would likely pass this measure easily."

The UNF poll also measured the Duval Schools Superintendent Diana Green's approval rating; she is above water 44-28 percent. Still, 70 percent of voters said they'd rather vote for superintendent than have it remain an appointed position.

Outside of education, UNF found voters were split on a plastic straw ban, with 47 percent opposed and 42 percent in favor. Marijuana decriminalization, another policy that could make its way to Jax, had supermajority support across party lines.

"Similar to previous polls, marijuana legalization is extremely popular in Duval County," Binder said. "This issue has not gotten very far in City Council, but it is an issue that resonates with the populace."


Two Central Florida lawmakers are making another run at their election protection bills — and two South Florida lawmakers are trying to get a hearing for their bills banning conversion therapy on children.

Also, on today's Sunrise:

— A bill to revive the state's tourism marketing agency clears a friendly Senate committee, but it's going to be a battle during the 2020 Session.

— If ghosts are in your town, the Department of State archivist Isabella Folmar would love to hear from you. They're assembling an oral history archive of all the ghoulish and creepy stories throughout Florida.

— And today's Florida Man is a woman, and police have the X-rays and CT scan to prove it.

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@AndrewBakaj: I urge all of our government leaders — notably all Members of Congress — to step back and reflect on the important role whistleblowers play in our constitutional republic's ability to oversee itself.

@JoeBiden: [Donald] Trump's Cuba policy hurts families on & off the island. Administrations of both parties have supported family reunification, and I support @DebbieforFL & @DonnaShalala's work to reunite Cuban families. As president, I will reinstate the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program.

@AllahPundit: I will write the hot take that a [Matt] Bevin loss somehow meaningfully changes the math of the Senate removing Trump

@CJane87: The idea of covering up allegations against a serial pedophile so you could run more stories about the Royal Family is the dumbest thing I've heard yet today, and I've gotten emails from fans of Richard Spencer.

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@JimmyPatronis: Awesome to see how @Uber has empowered individuals to unique abilities to succeed in life. #readthesign.

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@AGlorios: .@dennisbaxley talking about how he paid his way thru school in Senate Health Policy Cmt today, and is marveling at complaints on those who have debt. He appears to not know how much more expensive college/grad school is today than when he attended.

@SamanthaJGross: Highlight of the meeting so far: @CaryPigman asking if dried marijuana can be compared to "a fine Pecorino cheese"

@MDixon55: The most startling thing about early 2020 Session is the fact that @floridachannel now appears to focus on committee room audiences more than in the past. This is a potentially terrifying development

@TheZervPipe: The Tallahassee Democrat (@TDOnline) is getting one of the kindest, most observant journalists I've ever met. Congrats, @JimRosicaFL!


3rd Annual Florida Internet and Television FITCon starts — 1; "The Mandalorian" premieres — 6; New season of "The Crown" streaming on Netflix — 11; Fifth Democratic debate — 14; "Frozen 2" debuts — 16; Next government shutdown (maybe) — 16; TaxWatch 40th Annual Meeting — 26; UK votes on Brexit — 36; "The Rise of Skywalker" premiers — 44; College Football National Championship — 68; 2020 Session begins — 69; Florida TaxWatch State of the TaxPayer Dinner in Tallahassee — 70; New Brexit deadline — 86; Super Bowl LIV in Miami — 88; Great American Realtors Day — 89; Iowa Caucuses — 89; New Hampshire Primaries — 97; Last day of 2020 Session (maybe) — 127; Florida's presidential primary — 133; "Black Panther 2" debuts — 182; 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo begin — 259; Florida primaries for 2020 state legislative/congressional races — 293; First Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah — 336; First Presidential Debate scheduled at the University of Michigan — 344; Second presidential debate at Belmont — 351; 2020 General Election — 363.


"Buddy Dyer overwhelmingly reelected to fifth term" via Ryan Gillespie of the Orlando Sentinel — Dyer carried 72 percent of the vote, easily topping the majority needed to avoid a Dec. 3 runoff. City Commissioner Sam Ings received 17 percent of the votes, and Navy veteran Aretha Simons finished third with 11 percent. Already Orlando's longest-serving mayor, Dyer, 61, will add to that legacy so that by the time his new term is up in 2024 a 20-year-old would have only known one mayor. "We love Orlando, we believe in Orlando, we're going to shape the future for anyone that wants to live, work and play in Orlando … I am humbled beyond measure," he told supporters at The Abbey. "I'm the happiest mayor in America."

Buddy Dyer wins reelection to a fifth full term, his sixth term as Orlando Mayor.

>>>The only other Orlando race, for the District 6 City Council seat … will go to a runoff between the top two vote-getters, Orange Blossom Family Health CEO Bakari Burns and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Burns received 46 percent, falling short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff. He'll go against Siplin, who won 39 percent, in the next round. Community activist Lawanna Gelzer came in third with 15 percent.

"David Richardson moves on to runoff in race for Miami Beach Commission seat" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — Former state Rep. Richardson is going to a runoff after falling just short of a majority in the race for the Group VI seat on the Miami Beach Commission. Richardson earned 49 percent of the vote. He will compete against restaurant owner Adrian Gonzalez, who collected 38 percent of the vote. Richardson was the most high-profile candidate among the four. The House District 113 seat that Richardson formerly held covers Miami Beach. He gave it up to compete in the 2018 primary for Florida's 27th Congressional District. Richardson placed second in that contest to Donna Shalala, who went on to win the general election.

"Former Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez forced to runoff in Miami Beach Commission race" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — The race for the Group IV seat on the Miami Beach City Commission is headed to a runoff as no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote Tuesday night. The top two candidates, Rosen Gonzalez and Steven Meiner, will face off in that runoff election on Nov. 19. Meiner secured his spot in the runoff by just 3 votes out of 9,670. Rosen Gonzalez was the top vote-getter Tuesday night, collecting more than 38 percent of the vote. Meiner, meanwhile earned 23.86 percent, narrowly securing a spot in the runoff. The Group IV seat was vacated by former Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez when she ran for the 2018 Democratic nomination in Florida's 27th Congressional District.

"Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola headed to runoff as voters reject pay raise for commissioners" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — Group V Commissioner Arriola is headed to a runoff election to defend his seat, as he fell short surpassing 50 percent support Tuesday night. Arriola, who chairs the Finance Committee, was well atop the field in fundraising, bringing in more than $220,000. He garnered 45 percent of the vote Tuesday. That means a Nov. 19 runoff election will see Arriola compete against first-time candidate Raquel Pacheco, who has a public relations background. She owns and manages the RDP Agency LLC, which helps with language translation. Pacheco secured 24 percent of the vote Tuesday night, edging real estate broker Stephen Cohen, who earned 23 percent.

"Alex Díaz de la Portilla secures spot in runoff for a seat on Miami City Commission" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — Former state Sen. Díaz de la Portilla appears headed to a runoff in the contest for the District 1 seat on the Miami City Commission. Díaz de la Portilla competed against six other candidates Tuesday night for the District 1 seat. He and the second-highest vote-getter — which is currently former Miami Planning and Zoning Board Member Miguel Gabela — will face each other in a runoff on Nov. 19. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Díaz de la Portilla netted 39 percent support. That puts him well ahead of the field but well short of a majority to earn the seat outright. Gabela has 21 percent support.

"Ed Montanari dominates challenger Orlando Acosta at the polls" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — Montanari defeated Acosta, 54 to 46 percent. Montanari entered the race as a popular incumbent. He was elected without opposition four years ago and looked poised to enjoy the same fate this year until Acosta filed for the seat the final week of qualifying for the election. Acosta got off to a slow start in his campaign, but by midsummer, the race took a sharp partisan turn. Acosta staked most of his campaign on efforts to tie Montanari to Trump. Montanari fought back against the partisan attacks by laying low and sticking to his commitment to the city.

"Robert Blackmon trounces John Hornbeck in race to succeed Charlie Gerdes in St. Pete" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — Blackmon closed election night with a solid 64 to 36 point victory over John Hornbeck. Gerdes is leaving due to term limits, paving the way for what could have been a competitive race for an open seat. Blackmon's ascension as the front-runner came in early July after the early front-runner in the race, Scott Orsini, dropped out amid backlash surrounding insulting comments he had previously made on Twitter. Within days, Blackmon, who had already planned to run, hosted his official campaign kickoff party drawing support from City Councilmembers Darden Rice, Brandi Gabbard and Gina Driscoll right off the bat.

"Lisa Wheeler-Bowman reelected to St. Pete Council by a landslide" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — Wheeler-Bowman trounced her opponent, Eritha "Akile" Cainion, with 82 percent of the vote. It was a staunch difference from when Wheeler-Bowman was elected four years ago over Will Newton, who was running to succeed his brother in the seat, former City Councilmember now-state Rep. Wengay Newton. That race was rife with negative attacks on Wheeler-Bowman, including questions about her activism in the community breaking down the no-snitch culture that made it difficult for police to identify her son's murderer.

"St. Pete voters approve two charter amendments and a referendum" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — The first charter amendment allows the city to accept grants from government agencies that include a stipulation that the property be restricted to preservation of conservation uses without having to get voter approval first, which is currently required. The charter passed with 78 percent of the vote. The second changes the date Mayors and members of City Council take office after they're elected. Eighty-four percent of voters approved that charter amendment. The referendum allows a long-term operating agreement between the city and the St. Petersburg Sailing Center. Voters approved that referendum with 84 percent of the vote.

"Megan Sladek wins Mayor's seat in Oviedo election" via Martin Comas of the Orlando Sentinel — Sladek was elected mayor of Oviedo in Tuesday's municipal election, defeating Randy Core, a retired director for Lockheed Martin, and Emma Reichert, a real estate broker. Sladek, an attorney and real estate developer whose late father, Phil Cloninger, served on the council, garnered about 44 percent of the votes cast. Core received 35 percent and Reichert, nearly 21 percent, according to unofficial election results. … In the race for the council's Group 1 seat, Judith Dolores Smith defeated Barry Cammack by winning nearly 55 percent of the votes cast. The Group 1 seat on the council became vacant after Steve Henken, a seven-term incumbent, also decided not to seek another term.

Megan Sladek defeated Randy Core and Emma Reichert to become Oviedo Mayor.

"A runoff election will decide Lakeland City Commissioner race" via WTSP — No one surpassed 50-percent of the vote: Chad McLeod got 38 percent and will now face off against Carole Philipson, who received 30 percent. The runoff will be on Dec. 3, 2019. Shandale Terrell got 24 percent of the vote, and Ricky Shirah received 8 percent. Neither will participate in the runoff.

"Leslie Waters reelected Seminole Mayor" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — Waters won reelection with 67 percent of the vote. Her opponent, Darren Clark, earned just 33 percent. Waters served as the Mayor of Seminole since 2013. She was first elected to Seminole City Council in 2009, served as Vice Mayor from 2010 to 2011 and as interim Mayor for several months between 2012 and 2013. Previously, Waters served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 until 2006, serving as Speaker Pro-Tempore during her final term in office. 

— "Voters pass all 4 Seminole charter amendments" via 10 News WTSP

"Venice elects Ron Feinsod its new Mayor" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — With early votes in for the race, Feinsod narrowly winning over City Councilman Bob Daniels and blogger Frankie Abbruzzino. That's somewhat surprising given Daniel's history running in the city and Abbruzzino's notoriety thanks to his watchdog blog, The Scoop. Feinsod promised a balanced approach to development and a fiscally conservative agenda with the city budget. "I love Venice, but I feel that what made Venice the paradise that I fell in love with is beginning to disappear," he writes on his campaign website. Feinsod finished the night with 3589 votes, or 39.1 percent, to Daniels' 3,497, of 40.1 percent. Abbruzzino trailed far behind with 1,865 votes.

"Vero Beach elects Joe Graves, Rey Neville; Sebastian tosses incumbents" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — Vero Beach candidates included: Graves, Neville, John Cotugno, Brian Heady, Jeff Nall, Bob McCabe, Estelle Panagakos and Nick Thomas. Graves won 1,144 votes (26 percent) while Neville won 823 (18.7 percent). McCabe won 755 votes (17.16 percent). Cotugno won 641 (14.57 percent), Nall 445 (10.11 percent), Heady 245 (5.57 percent), Panagakos 203 (4.61 percent) and Thomas 144 (3.27 percent). Voters picked three new commissioners — Charles Mauti, Pamela Rapp Parris and Damien Gilliams — and tossed three incumbents. The three candidates were running against three sitting members of the Sebastian City Council: Albert Iovino, Linda Kinchen and Bob McPartlan. Mauti won 1,866 votes (19.27 percent), Parris 1,747 (18.04 percent), Gilliams 1,622 (16.75 percent), McPartlan 1,539 (15.89 percent), Iovino 1,460 votes (15.08 percent) and Kinchen 1,450 (14.97 percent).

"Michael Maino, Roger Compton top Barefoot Bay trustee race; incumbent Steven Diana ousted" via Eric Rogers of FLORIDA TODAY — Maino and Compton secured spots in the Barefoot Bay Recreation District, defeating three other candidates for a two-year term on the community's Board of Trustees. Unofficial election results show Maino with 881 votes (28.53 percent) and Compton with 790 votes (25.58 percent). Incumbent Diana came in third with 582 votes (18.85 percent). Robert Stanley Peet was just behind Diana with 563 votes (18.23 percent), while Dan Murphy trailed with 272 votes (8.81 percent).


Caloosahatchee reservoir on track for 2023 completion Gov. Ron DeSantis said a reservoir to store water from the Caloosahatchee River would be completed by 2023, Alexandra Glorioso of POLITICO Florida reports. "I want to get it as fast as we can," DeSantis said of the reservoir, which will require work from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "From where we are today, you can see the start of the work on the final $524 million contract to build around 19 miles of embankments and 15 miles of canals that will help bring the Caloosahatchee River and estuary back to health." The Governor also said he'd ordered the South Florida Water Management District to study how best to improve the quality of the water stored in the reservoir.

Ron DeSantis says that the Caloosahatchee reservoir is on track for 2023 completion.

Assignment editors — DeSantis will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at Tyndall Air Force Base, 10 a.m. Central time, 2580 Roosevelt Blvd., Panama City.

What's wrong with two friends wanting to open a bar together? — "Top Jimmy Patronis aide quits business partnership with lobbyist" via Matt Dixon of POLITICO Florida — A top state official said he would abandon a business he launched with a prominent lobbyist after POLITICO raised questions about the arrangement. Ryan West, chief of staff to state CFO Patronis, said Monday that he is in the process of pulling out of a partnership with Jeff Woodburn, a former state regulator now working at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners. In response to questions about the enterprise, Patronis said West would be leaving the Department of Financial Services at the end of the year.

"Fracking ban gains early steam in Senate committee" via James Call of the Tallahassee Democrat — Despite the objections of the state's largest producer of oil and natural gas, a Senate panel gave unanimous approval to a proposal to ban fracking in Florida. Lawmakers sided with more than two dozen environmental groups, which urged them to be proactive in addressing what they said was a threat to clean water when SB 200 came up for a hearing in the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. "I don't think we need to wait for a catastrophe and then say, 'If we had only done something else,'" said Sen. Bill Montford, the sponsor of a bill which he had worked on for seven years.

"FSU criminology dean lays out 'racial impact' analysis process to Senate panel" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — Arrests are falling, jail sentences are shortening, and lawmakers should be focused on employing people once they get out of prison. That's all according to Thomas Blomberg, dean of the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Blomberg spoke to the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday to discuss the new partnership between the Senate and FSU to study the racial impact of proposed legislation going forward. "There are four states in the country that are doing some of this, but only at sentencing," Blomberg laid out. Those four states are Connecticut, Iowa, Oregon and New Jersey. What Florida's proposing is a complete criminal justice system approach, so from arrest to sentencing through imprisonment. So this is a very unique initiative."

Lawmakers should be focused on employing people once they get out of prison, says Thomas Blomberg, dean of the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

KidCare bill clears Senate committee — A bill that would remove the $1 million cap on benefits for children insured through Florida KidCare got an OK from the Senate Health Policy Committee Tuesday, Alexandra Glorioso of POLITICO Florida reports. KidCare is funded through the federal government's Children's Health Insurance Program and insures about 345,000 Florida children. Sen. Aaron Bean, who is sponsoring SB 348, said the cap currently in place is at odds with federal law, which is charged with making sure every child has health coverage. The Fernandina Beach Republican said the cap only applies to a "handful" of children, though their high medical bills force them out of the program, leaving them without coverage.

"Florida may crack down on assisted living facilities after all" via Elizabeth Koh of the Miami Herald — A bill that would have given assisted living facilities weeks, rather than days, to report adverse incidents like death or abuse was amended Tuesday to restore existing stricter requirements, after elder advocates warned the change could leave residents in harm's way.

"Legislators, advocates seek to expand tax break for working-class families" via AG Gancarski of Florida Politics — State Sen. José Javier Rodríguez and state lawmakers on Tuesday made a case for an expansion of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. During a call with the media, Rodríguez contended that the credit — which benefits low- and moderate-income people with families — merits expansion. It "reduces the amount of tax you owe and may give you a refund," the IRS website explains. He made that case ahead of a legislative workshop in the Senate's Commerce and Tourism Committee. Rodríguez seeks a study on expanding the credit through a new bill (SB 254); estimates are that expansion would mean an additional $500 going into the pockets of at least some Floridians.

"Legislators defend 'healthy marriage' guide proposal" via AG Gancarski of Florida Politics — House and Senate sponsors of legislation that would create a state-sanctioned "guide to a healthy marriage" defended their positions. Sen. Dennis Baxley is carrying the Senate version: SB 682. Baxley, who first brought this bill when he was in the House, described "mounting evidence" of the costs of "issues related to divorce." "Many times, we end up with two poor families," Baxley said. "It's much easier to treat a cold than a terminal disease," Baxley added, regarding the preventive measures of this bill. The Senator hopes that people "discuss the practical issues."

"Oregon cop warns lawmakers about dangers of legal marijuana" via Gray Rohrer of the Orlando Sentinel — Recreational marijuana has brought trouble to Oregon, a law officer said Tuesday, as Florida lawmakers prepared to deal with the chance that Sunshine State voters could legalize pot next year. The House Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony from Chris Gibson, a narcotics officer in Oregon, where marijuana was legalized in 2015. He listed a litany of problems that followed, including an increase in positive drug tests in the workforce, legal marijuana being siphoned into the black markets of other states, and a spike in the use of other, still illegal drugs. Gibson stopped short of calling marijuana legalization a "gateway" to other drugs.


Tampa General Day in Tally — The Tampa General Hospital Patient and Family Coalition has its first-ever #WeAreTGH Day at the Capitol. Sixty patients and families who found healing at TGH will blanket the Capitol to share their story with lawmakers. Many of the patients are transplant recipients; some survived trauma, and others are cancer survivors. The TGH Patient and Family Coalition will hear from Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez, Agency for Health Care Administration Sec. Mary Mayhew and state Sen. Aaron Bean during a program in the Senate Chamber. Then, the group will hold a press conference to celebrate the 10,000th transplant completed at Tampa General, 2 p.m., Capitol courtyard.

The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee meets, 9:30 a.m., 17 House Office Building. On the agenda: Presentation by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Water Policy, on best management practices. 

The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee meets, 9:30 a.m., 404 House Office Building. On the agenda: a panel on using technology to advance public safety and privacy. 

The House Health Quality Subcommittee meets, 9:30 a.m., 306 House Office Building. On the agenda: A presentation on recreational marijuana and emergency/urgent care visits by Andrew Monte, MD, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine Medical Toxicology and Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. A presentation on recreational marijuana and adolescent emergency and urgent care visits, Sam Wang, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics — Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

The House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee meets, 9:30 a.m., 12 House Office Building. On the agenda: A bill that would outlaw misrepresenting oneself as a member of the military.

The House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee meets, 9:30 a.m., 102 House Office Building. On the agenda: A discussion of the Hurricane Michael Recovery Grant Program. 

The House Business & Professions Subcommittee, 1 p.m., 212 Knott Building. On the agenda: A bill on changing fireworks law.

The House Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee meets, 1 p.m., 17 House Office Building. On the agenda: Presentations by the Department of Financial Services on the Florida PALM Project (Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management) replacement of the state's accounting and treasury systems; Department of Management Services on state real estate and facilities, with an update on current and pending projects.

The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee meets, 1 p.m., 404 House Office Building. On the agenda: A bill to create a 'Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program.' 

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government meets, 1:30 p.m., 110 Senate Office Building. On the agenda: Various presentations, including on the status of the State Hemp Program, by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice meets, 1:30 p.m., 37 Senate Office building. On the agenda: A presentation on Parole and Early Release by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. 

The House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee meets, 3:30 p.m., 212 Knott Building. On the agenda: "Recurring Base Appropriations Projects Justification Review: State University System-Florida College System-Private Colleges and Universities."

The House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee meets, 3:30 p.m., 404 House Office building. On the agenda: A bill on "Loss Run Statements."

The House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee meets, 3:30 p.m., 17 House Office Building. On the agenda: Presentations by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the "Data Transparency Initiative and the Transition to the Incident-Based Reporting System."


White chicken chili; mixed garden salad with dressings; traditional egg salad; grilled southwestern potato salad; deli board, lettuce, tomatoes, cheeses & breads; BBQ baked chicken; pulled pork sandwiches; crispy fried catfish with tartar sauce; braised collard greens; green beans with bacon and onions; macaroni & cheese; dessert-apple crisp bars for dessert.


"Inside this Florida politician's mission to make CBD legit" via Matt Laslo of Vice News — Beware of the many CBD products being peddled as medicinal cure-alls by your local bartender, barista, friends, and family. While many claim natural healing benefits, they may actually be packed with chemicals, toxins, metals, and other things you'd never expect to see sold over the counter in the U.S. — even large amounts of THC, which can cause you to, say, fail a drug test. That dire warning comes from Nikki Fried, a former marijuana lobbyist who is now Florida's Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

"After public outcry, regulators reject utilities' plan to end energy savings program" via Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald — In a rare rebuff to Florida's monopoly utilities, the Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to reject a call for eliminating the 30-year program that encourages utility customers to save energy. One of the commission's longest-serving members, Julie Brown, persuaded her colleagues to keep the energy efficiency program, which requires monopoly utilities to meet energy conservation goals by offering savings programs to customers and, instead of replacing it, ask the Florida Legislature to review what she considers an outdated law. The proposal by the utilities "is a drastic reduction in our state in conservation efforts, and I frankly do not believe it's what the customers want,'' Brown said. "I don't believe it's in the public interest."

PSC Commissioner Julie Brown was instrumental in keeping energy savings for consumers, bucking industry pressure.

"Florida high court set to clarify voting rights for felons" via The Associated Press — The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether felons can be kept from voting if they haven't paid fines, fees and restitution. Lawyers for Republican DeSantis and other state officials, as well as those arguing on behalf of felons seeking their voting rights, will appear before the court on Wednesday. Advocates for felons sued the state, saying the law implementing the amendment was equivalent to a poll tax. DeSantis asked the Supreme Court to clarify the amendment.

"Changes proposed in Florida for Marsy's Law" via Kathy Leigh Berkowitz of the Lakeland Ledger — It hasn't been a breeze to enforce, partly because there isn't a standardized, statewide approach to handling records and confidentiality, said Stacy Butterfield, Polk County's clerk of courts who is president of the Florida County Clerks & Comptrollers. She assigned a task force of clerks to review procedures that are being used to meet the requirements of Marsy's Law. One proposed change would require law enforcement to file the victim opt-in form with initial case documents, or upon receipt, so victims are protected from the moment the case begins. Another change would authorize clerks to redact victim information from court documents upon filing of the victim opt-in form or victim request for the protection of their identifying information.


"Protesters gather to protect local natural spring from Nestlé" via Ryan Shepard of Northwest Florida Daily News — A sea of protest signs lined the streets in High Springs, Fl. as water advocates and locals gathered together to protest Nestlé Waters North America's request to bottle more than 1 million gallons of water a day from Ginnie Springs. According to the New York Times, there are about 60 springs that flow from Florida's aquifer systems into the Santa Fe River, which runs through north-central Florida. This waterway provides one of the primary sources of drinking water for the entire state. However, there are fears that this important natural resource is at risk. Earlier this year, Nestlé purchased a water bottling plant in Florida, and inherited the company's permit to extract water from the local freshwater source.

Protesters lined the streets in High Springs to protest Nestlé Waters North America's request to bottle more than 1 million gallons of water a day from Ginnie Springs. Image via WUFT.

"Butterflies in Florida: Thousands of monarchs stop in the Sunshine State as part of migration" via Annie Blanks of TC Palm — Thousands of monarch butterflies are stopping along the Gulf Coast this week as part of their migration pattern, which sends them along the eastern seaboard toward Mexico. "The monarch butterflies that have inhabited the whole eastern part of the United States from southern Canada all the way down here to Florida on this side of the Rocky Mountains, they fly south and they gather along the coast and fly along the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico," said Mary Salinas, the residential horticulture agent at the University of Florida's IFAS Extension Office in Santa Rosa County. "They go down to Mexico where they're not going to freeze."


The Florida Chamber of Commerce Insurance Summit has wrapped.

The two-day event saw dozens of industry experts descend upon the Magic City to talk all things insurance.

While actuarial tables can be a snooze, the Insurance Summit kept on the cutting edge of where emerging technology meets and old-school surety.

Many of the topics covered may well serve as a catch-up course heading into the 2020 Legislative Session, which starts in January.

Atop the second-day agenda was a panel on genetic testing — lawmakers considered banning insurers from using the test results in the 2019 Legislative Session, and a bill addressing the matter is sure to show up again.

Same goes for auto glass repairs.

They were carved out of the AOB reform package OK'd by lawmakers a few months ago, and repair companies haven't pumped the brakes on taking insurers to court after swapping out a windshield.

There are also some unsolved aspects of the micromobility movement.

Scooter rentals got the green light, and lawmakers approved letting the two-wheelers travel in bike lanes on the roads, but the insurance market is still grappling with how to indemnify e-scooters properly.

It might take a similar deal to what ride-share companies have now — one level of coverage when the scooter is stationed, another when it's rented out, and a third when it's stored for the day.

Then there's the big one that show's up every year: Will Florida ditch PIP? Thonotosassa Sen. Tom Lee has already filed a repeal bill in the Senate, and on Tuesday, Vero Beach Rep. Erin Grall told Insurance Summit attendees she's putting the finishing touches on a House version.


"Slander is Donald Trump's last refuge" via Dana Milbank of The Washington Post — Innuendo seems to be all that remains at the President's disposal as any last remnant of a factual defense crumbles. The House Intelligence Committee released revised testimony by Trump's ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, who now says that, come to think of it, he does recall telling a senior Ukrainian official "that resumption of U.S. aid would likely not occur until Ukraine provided the public anti-corruption statement that we had been discussing" involving Hunter Biden and Democrats. Trump and his allies are trying hard to amplify speculative reports in conservative media claiming to out the whistleblower, whose identity is protected by law. Trump, in demanding the unmasking, has asked if the whistleblower is "on our Country's side."

Donald Trump, not able to argue the facts, is relying on slandering his enemies.

"Roger Stone leaves Day 1 of trial early over food poisoning" via Ashraf Khalil of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — The trial of Stone, the flamboyant former confidant of Trump, kicked off Tuesday amid a host of medical issues involving both the defendant and a spectator. Shortly after jury selection began, the courtroom had to be cleared for more than a half-hour when a man sitting in the back row moaned loudly and collapsed on the floor. He was revived and helped from the room by medical staff. Not long after the session resumed, Stone himself went home early, telling U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson that he had food poisoning. Stone faces charges related to allegations he sought to collaborate with WikiLeaks to release emails hacked by Russia to damage Hillary Clinton's Democratic presidential campaign.


"'Florida man' browser extension pokes fun at Trump, Sunshine State" via Nicole Darrah of Fox News — President Trump has become the ultimate 'Florida man.' The 45th president — a born-and-bred New Yorker — announced Thursday he's moving his official residence from New York City to Palm Beach, Fla., citing the way he's been treated in the Empire State by the Democratic politicians in charge at the city and state levels… To commemorate the East Coast address change, Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' created a browser extension that changes all references of Trump's name to 'Florida man.' The phrase 'Florida man' has become an infamous descriptor for males involved in all sorts of crazy or absurd news in the Sunshine State (yes, 'Florida woman' exists, too).

"U.S. bans government funding of cultural exchanges with Cuba, other nations" via the Miami Herald — The White House has banned government agencies from funding educational and cultural exchanges with Cuban, Syrian, Russian and North Korean government entities and officials as part of Trump administration efforts to halt people trafficking in those countries, according to a memorandum sent to the State Department.

"Marco Rubio advocates for 'common-good capitalism'" via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — Rubio, in a speech given to The Catholic University of America's Busch School of Business in Washington D.C., spoke of developing an economy where rights and obligations of both companies and workers are respected, including the obligation of companies to reinvest for the betterment of their workers, society, and the United States. His speech "Human Dignity and the Purpose of Capitalism" was built in part on the social and economic writings of Pope Leo XIII, who reigned from 1878 to 1903. In his 1891 encyclical, "The Rights and Obligations of Capital and Labor," Pope Leo XIII argued that companies and workers have obligations to one another.

In a speech to The Catholic University of America, Marco Rubio advocates for 'common-good capitalism.'

"Rick Scott urges Michael Bloomberg to pull New Economy Forum from China" via Florida Daily — Scott wrote Bloomberg: I write today to encourage you to consider the grave implications of hosting the New Economy Forum in Communist China, and the message it sends to those fighting for human rights in China and for freedom in Hong Kong and around the world. Communist China, led by President Xi, is violating human rights. They are stealing our intellectual property and technology and refuse to open their markets to foreign goods as required by their agreement to be part of the WTO. They are militarizing the South China Sea, even after they promised President [Barack] Obama they would not.

— 2020 —

"Trump trails Democratic rivals in national survey as independents move away" via Dan Balz and Scott Clement of The Washington Post — Trump trails some potential Democratic rivals, with his national support level currently fixed at about 40 percent, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Among the 39 percent of registered voters who approve of Trump's job performance, Trump is winning at least 95 percent support against each of five possible Democratic opponents. But among the 58 percent of voters who disapprove of Trump, he receives no more than 7 percent support. Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren run strongest against the president nationally, with Biden leading by 17 points (56 percent to 39 percent), Warren by 15 points (55 percent to 40 percent) and Sanders by 14 points (55 percent to 41 percent).

In national polling, Donald Trump trails Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

"Trump holds steady among Latinos in new poll" via Laura Barrón-López of POLITICO — Trump appears to be holding relatively steady support among Latino voters compared to his performance in 2016, according to a new poll by Telemundo. Nationally, 25 percent of Latinos say they would vote to reelect Trump — a slight drop from the 28 percent that most exit polls showed voted for him in 2016 — and 31 percent approve of his job performance. By comparison, 64 percent of Latinos overall say they would vote to replace the president, and 57 percent support impeaching and removing him from office. Fifty-four percent of Latino respondents who identify as independents said they would vote to replace Trump with a Democrat.

"How Iowa swallowed the Democratic primary" via David Siders of POLITICO — A strange thing is happening: Iowa appears to matter more than ever. A confluence of factors — ranging from the historic size of the primary field to the strategic considerations of top-tier candidates — has turned Iowa into the essential early state in 2020. Since July, candidates have made more than 800 appearances in the state, far surpassing totals in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, according to candidate trackers maintained by The Des Moines Register and news outlets in the other three states. Iowa is where Pete Buttigieg, still a single-digit candidate nationally, is surging, where Warren has overtaken Biden and where the former vice president — still leading nationally — is at risk of getting cut down.

"Andrew Yang has the 'Yang Gang' to thank for his lasting primary power" via Lissandra Villa of TIME magazine — Most members of the so-called Yang Gang also said they were not surprised he has lasting power and strongly believe in his base's ability to grow, in particular as other candidates drop out. … Outside of liking Universal Basic Income, voters often called Yang 'revolutionary,' a candidate who gave voice to their concerns about automation. They like his candidness. And in particular, they like his ability to appeal to people across the aisle. Several voters either considered themselves moderates or conservative, and Yang welcomed support from all ends of the political spectrum. Asked if he has a plan on growing past his low single-digit polling, Yang pointed to qualifying for each debate "comfortably" so far.

"Julián Castro to lay off New Hampshire, South Carolina teams" via Alex Thompson and Nolan McCaskill of POLITICO — The campaign will continue focusing on Iowa and Nevada with a $50,000 television ad buy in Iowa. The moves amount to a long-shot to win the presidential contest in the hopes of catching fire before the first contests begin next February. Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Obama, has had success in framing — and, in some cases, starting — the Democratic primary's policy debates but has struggled to raise money or raise his poll numbers above low single digits.


"Study: Heavily minority precincts endured longer wait times to cast ballots in 2018" via Amy Gardner of the Washington Post — Voters in communities with greater minority populations and lower incomes were more likely to wait longer to cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, with Fulton County, Georgia, topping the list, according to a new study. The percentage of precincts surveyed where voter wait times sometimes reached more than 30 minutes doubled between 2014 and 2018, to about 6 percent, according to a study of 3,119 polling places across the country conducted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a D.C.-based think tank, and MIT. Fulton County, home to Atlanta, was the epicenter of a contentious and racially charged governor's race last year between Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is African American, and Republican Brian Kemp, who is white.

"Matt Gaetz endorses Anna Paulina Luna, a Republican running for Congress in St. Pete" via Steve Contorno of the Tampa Bay Times — Gaetz endorsed Air Force veteran Luna in the crowded field of Republicans vying for the nomination in Florida's 13th Congressional District. The Panhandle Republican and close ally of Trump said Luna "can be counted on to support the President." "We must grow our community of conservatives (sic) leaders as we build a coalition to Keep America Great," Gaetz said in a statement. Luna, 30, is one of five Republicans vying for the chance to face U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, the Democratic incumbent from St. Petersburg.

Happening tonight:


"HD 29 race getting bloody already between Scott Plakon and Tracey Kagan" via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — Democrat Kagan has been in the House District 29 race only a few days, d already political blood is spilling between her and incumbent Republican state Rep. Plakon. Plakon was hit by an ethics complaint regarding his business holdings, filed by the Washington D.C.-based group Campaign for Accountability. He speculated it was tied to Kagan, accusing her of working with a "radical left-wing, pro-abortion" group, and charging that Democratic liberal activist billionaire George Soros is behind it all … The contest now is four days old. The election, by the way, is 365 days away.

"Julie Jenkins to challenge Jackie Toledo in South Tampa's District 60 legislative race" via William March of the Tampa Bay Times — In an interview, Jenkins said she'll campaign on standard Democratic legislative issues — public education funding, gun safety and the environment. She plans to file in January. She said she's aware it will be a tough task to dislodge Toledo in the GOP-leaning district. "Anybody who knows me knows I'm up for the challenge. It's really important for our children, for the safety and health of our community."


"Welcome to Citrus County, home to the culture war for a day" via Zachary Sampson and Josh Fiallo of the Tampa Bay Times — The culture war came to Citrus County. Two weeks earlier, the County Commissioners announced they would not pay for New York Times digital subscriptions for local library cardholders. Their words spiraled far beyond this West Central Florida town of 7,000. Now they were staring down the backlash in a nearly full meeting room. They began with an invocation. Commissioner Ron Kitchen bowed his head to call upon God. Among the progressive protesters in the crowd, wearing sunshine-yellow shirts that said "vote," someone scoffed: "A prayer?" "We can no longer have a conversation between one another," he said from the dais. "We can no longer have a discussion. It's come down to hate and vitriol."

The Citrus County Commission was a nexus of the culture wars, at least for one day.

"Universal's Volcano Bay electrical shock happened because of construction errors, OSHA finds" via Gabrielle Russon of the Orlando Sentinel — Mistakes made during the construction of Volcano Bay led to electrical problems that shocked Universal lifeguards and visitors in June, according to a new federal investigation that gives a deeper account into what happened. OSHA concluded Universal was not aware of the problems, so the company shouldn't be fined. Nobody was seriously injured at the water park, which opened in May 2017. Five Volcano Bay lifeguards were taken to the hospital for precautionary measures and were released that same day, the report said. Some visitors also reported feeling the shock, but they weren't taken to the hospital.

"Fox to host first-ever 'Patriot Awards' in St. Pete" via Megan Holmes of St. Pete Catalyst — Fox News will take over downtown St. Pete as they host the first-ever Fox Nation 2019 Patriot Awards at the Mahaffey Theater. Fox's national subscription service will celebrate patriotism and honor law enforcement, first responders and military personnel. Pete Hegseth, the emcee of the event, said the idea for the Patriot Awards came as a response to the many mainstream Hollywood award shows, which he described as "a bunch of actors, musicians and self-important types giving each other awards." Awards will include the Patriot Award for Service to Veterans, Most Valuable Patriot (MVP), Patriot Award for First Responders, Patriot Award for the Unsung Hero, The Most Patriotic Sportsman and the Ultimate Patriot Award.

"Jackson Health bet its bond money on attracting insured patients. Will the plan work?" via Ben Conarck of the Miami Herald — With about $100 million left to spend out of an $830 million bond approved by voters in 2013, the Jackson Health System has already funneled the bulk of its public cash infusion into modernizing its buildings and constructing new, marquee facilities. The plan is to compete for more insured patients in a crowded and cutthroat Miami health care market. As of September, the Public Health Trust — the board that manages the public health system — has approved about $725 million in spending out of the $830 million bond passed by Miami-Dade taxpayers in 2013. More than half of that amount, about $470 million, has already been spent by Jackson and reimbursed by the county.

"As seas rise, Miami's black communities fear displacement from the high ground" via Nadege Green of WLRN — Little Haiti, the one built by working-class Haitian immigrants, is rapidly changing. In the last few years, the neighborhood has seen a swell of speculation and development projects that will change the landscape of the predominantly low-income black community. Proximity to Miami's urban core and cheap land compared to the rest of the city is driving much of those changes. And with the undeniable threat of sea-level rise, the neighborhood's high elevation is becoming a key selling point. A new billion-dollar development highlights the project's resilience to sea-level rise in official documents that point out that its location in Little Haiti will make it less prone to flooding.

"Jacksonville Civic Council: JEA not in financial "death spiral;" privatization process lacks transparency" via Christopher Hong of the Florida Times-Union — JEA is not heading toward a financial "death spiral," and city leaders need to stop the public utility's "headlong" rush to privatize in order to conduct a thorough and transparent analysis of whether to sell the city's most valuable asset, according to an 18-month study on JEA that was commissioned by the Jacksonville Civic Council. The group, which is made up of many of the city's top business leaders, sent a letter on Tuesday to the Jacksonville City Council and Mayor Lenny Curry summarizing their study, which disputes JEA officials' assertion that the utility faces a certain financial crisis, which is why the utility has it must consider privatizing.

"Councilwoman's tweet about school vaccination catches heat" via Emily Bloch of the Florida Times-Union — A Jacksonville City Council member's tweet over the weekend caused a stir with local public education supporters. District 5 Councilwoman Leanna Cumber on Saturday tweeted a message about Duval County Public Schools' immunization rates. "Duval is at 54 percent of the state's 95 percent vaccination goal," Cumber said. "We have to do better." But school officials say those numbers are misleading. In reality, Cumber was referencing an article in her tweet that said 54 percent of Duval County Public Schools does meet the state's 95 percent vaccination goal, not that the school district's overall vaccination rate is 54 percent. According to the state Department of Health, about 96 percent of Duval County schools are compliant with the state's goal.


"More area codes dialed up as numbers run out" via Jim Saunders of the News Service of Florida — State regulators approved moving forward with a new 448 area code in Northwest Florida, while Tampa also could see an additional area code in the coming years. Current numbers are running out, in part because of millions of Floridians toting around cellphones. The current 850 area code, which covers 18 counties and is used in cities such as Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola, is expected to run out of numbers in the third quarter of 2021, according to a commission staff analysis. As a result, the North American Numbering Plan Administrator, which oversees telephone numbering across the U.S. and other countries, proposed creating an additional area code using what is known as an "all-services overlay."

"DeSantis holds out for a Republican to fill ECUA seat" via Rick Outzen of Rick's Blog — Sources have shared that DeSantis is insisting the replacement to fill the District 3 seat on the Emerald Coast Utility Board must be a Republican. The seat became vacant last January when longtime board member Elvin McCorvey passed away. The dilemma for DeSantis is District 3 only has 8,749 GOP registered voters — 23 percent of the district's total voters. Whichever Republican the governor picks, the person won't likely win election next year. In December 2017, Gov. Scott appointed Lee Hansen to the Escambia County School Board to fill the District 3 seat vacated by Linda Moultrie, who had resigned.

The passing of Elvin McCorvey has led to a push for a Republican to take his spot on the ECUA Board.

"FBI director says two employees were disciplined for botched Parkland shooter tips" via Alex Daugherty of the Miami Herald — FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that two FBI employees were disciplined for failing to pass along a tip that the Parkland school shooter "was going to slip into a school and start shooting the place up" 40 days before the country's deadliest high school shooting. Wray's answer in response to questions from Sen. Scott at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing was the first public acknowledgment that the FBI meted out discipline to employees that mishandled tips.

"Green industry threatens to sue Naples over fertilizer ordinance" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — The city of Naples was "put on notice" by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation regarding a controversial fertilizer ordinance. Foundation officials say if the city doesn't pull back its ordinance, a lawsuit will be filed against the municipality. "After making every effort to resolve matters amicably, EREF believes it is in the green industry and the state's best interest to look to the courts for judicial relief from the unconstitutional and nonscientific fertilizer ordinance put in place by the City of Naples," said Mac Carraway, executive director of EREF. "Misguided and discriminatory ordinances, like this one, are creating jurisdictional chaos in our state, jeopardizing Florida's water quality and waterways."

"BSO deputy is charged with child abuse after video shows him slamming girl to floor" via David Neal and Charles Rabin of the Miami Herald — A Pompano Beach school resource officer has been arrested and suspended without pay for slamming a teen to the ground during a violent arrest that was captured on school surveillance video, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said. There has been a string of firings and suspensions of deputies in the past year for using excessive force. The sheriff said the actions are part of the "changing of the culture" at the Broward Sheriff's Office — a clear shot at predecessor Scott Israel. "It's embarrassing. It goes on every news channel. It spreads across the country," Tony said. "I'm tired of it."

"Cop cameras now standard in Central Florida … except in Lake County" via Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel — Six years ago, when I first started writing about body cameras, hardly any local police and sheriffs' departments had them. The lipstick-sized devices were standard equipment in other parts of America. But here in Central Florida, politicians and law-enforcement leaders made all kinds of excuses about why they didn't want or need them. Back then, only four departments out of 19 surveyed were equipped. Flash forward to today. Almost all departments have them. The Lake County Sheriff's Office is now the only major department in Central Florida without plans to put cameras in place force-wide. Notably, Lake is also where video footage recently revealed a deputy there lied about why he shot a woman, according to a federal indictment.


"Being gay hurts Mayor Pete Buttigieg. It helps, too." via Frank Bruni of the New York Times — The question is now being asked more urgently than before, as the primary contests draw closer and many Democrats simultaneously assess the risks of the two front-runners, Warren and Biden, and survey the field anew, wondering if anyone in the tier of candidates just below them might be a better opponent for Trump. Their gazes invariably fall on Buttigieg, but their apprehensions include whether America could really elect a gay president. Buttigieg's sexual orientation, along with his age, definitely gave him an initial hook for journalists that other contenders didn't have. It gave his candidacy a voguish aspect reflected in the passion of his younger supporters and the robust Twitter following that his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, quickly amassed.

"Gaetz: Transparency demands action" via Northwest Florida Daily News — "The very word secrecy is offensive and repugnant to a free and open society. We as a people are inherently and historically opposed to secret proceedings." Uttered over 60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy's statement remains relevant. Throughout my career, I have shared the American people's deep aversion to government secrecy that President Kennedy described, as well as the conviction that transparency and openness are not, and should never become, partisan issues — rather, they are pillars of a free society. My transparency hawkishness used to be heralded by the media — until transparency was viewed as a positive for Trump. President Trump has contorted the media into abandoning its own long-held principles. Now, the media defends those scheming behind closed doors, and attacks me for leading others through those doors.

"Joe Henderson: Bible classes in Florida public schools? It shouldn't come to pass" via Florida Politics — Supporters take great pains to say that the course won't focus on one faith. It would be, as Sen. Dennis Baxley said, "an objective study of religion." Uh-huh. The "objective study" would include a study of Hebrew Scriptures and the Old Testament, the New Testament, and all the above. An "objective" study could indeed be interesting and challenging for interested students, but why am I skeptical about the objectivity part of the equation? Start with the fact that there are about 1,500 public high schools in Florida. I think we can agree that faith is a deeply personal matter, so finding that many qualified teachers willing to leave their personal bias at the classroom door could be difficult.


"James Rosica returns to Tallahassee Democrat as news director" via Jeff Burlew of the Tallahassee Democrat — Rosica, a veteran journalist known for keeping close tabs on the Florida Capitol and state government, is returning to the Tallahassee Democrat as its News Director. Rosica first joined the Democrat in 1997, after working for small weekly and daily papers in Philadelphia and Florida. At the capital city newspaper, he covered City Hall before moving to the courts beat, chronicling major news stories, including the presidential recount. "I'm excited to be rejoining the Democrat," Rosica said. "I'm looking forward to working in a newsroom with so much talent, including new faces and familiar ones. The news business has changed, but my passion for local storytelling remains the same."

Florida Politics' loss is the Democrats' gain. Congratulations, Jim!

New and renewed lobbying registrations:

Angela Bonds, Chris Moya, Jennifer Ungru, Dean Mead: City of Holmes Beach, Home Care Association of America

Sara Clements, McGuireWoods Consulting: Florida State Foster Adoptive Parent Association

Dennis Green, The Legis Group: Distributed Ledger

Yolanda Jackson, LaToya Sheals, Becker & Poliakoff: City of North Lauderdale

Seth McKeel, David Shepp, The Southern Group: Tax Collector's Office for Polk County

Samuel Picard: BayCare

Alan Suskey, Suskey Consulting: Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce

— ALOE —

"Break out the wallets! Retailers expect record holiday season" via Florida Politics — The Florida Retail Federation expected sales to grow by four percent in 2018, with consumers contributing over one thousand dollars each in spending. Since most individuals between the age of 35 and 44 have children and spouses, they are expected to spend the most. "Strong sales during the holiday season are fundamental to a successful year for Florida retailers," said Scott Shalley, president and CEO of the FRF. "With one in five jobs in Florida tied to this industry, this positive forecast is fantastic news for Florida families. Florida retailers are already stocked up and staffed to support the demands for this holiday season."

"Drone-mounted lasers reveal ancient settlement off Florida coast" via Victoria Bekiempis of The Guardian — University of Florida archaeologists, doctoral candidate Terry Barbour and Professor Ken Sassaman, used aerial drones with light detection and ranging (Lidar) sensors — to create detailed 3-D maps of the surface of Raleigh Island. Although archaeological objects were first spotted on the island in about 1990, and subsequent exploration of the area in 2010 revealed the presence of a settlement dating from 900 to 1200 CE, Lidar scanning revealed previously unknown architectural details. When researchers initially tried land-based surveys to assess the settlements, they hit roadblocks because of the dense foliage. This settlement comprises 37 residential areas "enclosed by ridges of oyster shell" that are up to 12ft tall, Barbour and Sassaman said.

A drone equipped with Light Detection and Ranging quickly collected architectural details and topographic data about the Raleigh Island settlement with unprecedented resolution. The images revealed rings made of oyster shells surrounding 37 residences. Image vis UF.

"A life-size Pac-Man maze is coming to Orlando in 2020" via Patrick Connolly of the Orlando Sentinel — Classic arcade game fans in Orlando will have an opportunity to assume the role of Pac-Man when a human-sized version of the maze comes to town in 2020. During the pop-up event on Oct. 10 of next year, visitors will work to dodge ghosts and collect fruit to win points. In addition, attendees will work to complete a coded puzzle, competing to top the leaderboard or be crowned the ultimate winner. Just like the video game, watch out for ghosts — maze-goers only get three lives. After completing the maze, an 80s-themed "Pixel Room" will feature arcade games and other activities. Tickets for "The Maze" go on sale next week and start at $15


Florida State sets the record straight on Bob Stoops, football coach search" via Wayne McGahee III of the Tallahassee Democrat — The coaching speculation surrounding Florida State's next football hire went from zero to 100 mph Monday. As the rumors swirl in social media, David Coburn spoke with the Democrat to set the record straight. Fact: Stoops is 'on the list.' Former Oklahoma coach Stoops is the top target for FSU, according to multiple Democrat sources. While Coburn didn't go that far, he acknowledged Stoops is a candidate. Rumor: A deal with Stoops is imminent. "Rumors we are close to an agreement with Bob Stoops are untrue," Coburn said. "We are on schedule to have someone in this position by the end of the month … Chances of something happening this week are virtually zero."

Tweet, tweet:

"What could you do with $18 million?" via Diane Rado of Florida Phoenix — Florida State University Athletic Director David Coburn confirmed that fired FSU football coach Willie Taggart would get a buyout of about $18-million. That kind of money could help struggling students who need tutoring; provide more college scholarships — rather than loans — to kids; give more money to adjunct profs who get abysmal pay. That kind of money could boost public-school teacher salaries — Florida teachers are 46th in the nation when it comes to the average wage. Those educators shape students who go on to college. As to who will be the next FSU head football coach, Coburn said: "We're looking for somebody that can win national championships. I don't have an explicit set of criteria other than that."

Meanwhile … "FSU football promotes ex-USF coach Jim Leavitt to on-field role" via Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times — Former USF coach Leavitt has been promoted at Florida State. Leavitt will be a defensive assistant for the Seminoles, FSU announced Tuesday. He'll fill the opening vacated when the Seminoles elevated Odell Haggins from defensive line coach to interim coach after Willie Taggart was fired Sunday. FSU hired Leavitt, most recently Oregon's defensive coordinator, in September as an $80,000-a-year analyst.


Best wishes to our former colleague Danny McAuliffe, as well as Amanda BowenLee Constantine, NPR's Eric DeggansMichael T. Farmer, Facebook's Javier Hernandez, our favorite Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long,  Rick McAllister, and top fundraiser Jon Stewart.


Sunburn is authored and assembled by Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 10.15.19 - Florida Politics

Posted: 15 Oct 2019 12:00 AM PDT

Today is your day, Wilton Simpson. This is for you, Mr. Senate President-designate:

To watch, click the image below:

Simpson is slated to be formally designated as the incoming Senate president during a meeting of Senate Republicans. Simpson will succeed President Bill Galvano after the 2020 elections. Simpson, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, has long had support lined up to become the next president. Republicans make the selection because they control the Senate and are likely to retain their majority in the 2020 elections.

The designation ceremony is at 2 p.m. in the Senate chamber.

—"Collegial and conservative: Wilton Simpson prepares to take Senate gavel" via Janelle Irwin of Florida Politics

—"The News Service has five questions for Wilton Simpson" via Dara Kam of the News Service of Florida


CNN will need an extra-wide lens Tuesday night at the third Democratic debate to capture all the participants. If anyone thought 10 debaters on a single stage was too many, well, get ready for 12.

That's right; an even dozen Democrats qualified for this debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. While viewers may concentrate on major storylines like Joe Biden vs. Elizabeth Warren, there are several intriguing things to watch beyond the two front-runners.

The fourth Democratic debate will be the largest in history. Image via Getty.

Bernie Sanders will be watched closely to see how he holds up after his recent heart attack. Billionaire Tom Steyer is on the debate for the first time. Can Kamela Harris regain her stride after her early momentum slipped away?

And what about those running well back in the polls? It's likely the last chance for candidates like Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, and Julián Castro to keep their place on the debate stage. Requirements will make it tougher to qualify for the November debate in Atlanta.

The November standard requires 5 percent or better in at least two early-nominating states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Or they can have four polls at 3 percent or more in early nominating states or national surveys.

Candidates also will need 165,000 unique donors throughout their campaign.

Neither of those three have yet qualified. If any of them has been holding back, it's time to let 'er rip. 

Long-shot candidate Tulsi Gabbard has not qualified either. She threatened to bypass this debate because she considered the format unfair but decided to attend.

Oh, and the candidates will get their say about President Donald Trump's attacks on Joe Biden's son, Hunter, as well as, oh, pick a topic.

The debate begins at 8 p.m. EDT and likely will run nearly three hours.

Strategos Group is expanding its footprint into the nation's capital.

The consulting firm announced Tuesday that it was adding a Washington, D.C. office and that it's added on policy expert Doug Mesecar to staff the new operation.

Mesecar has served in senior operational and policy roles at the U.S. Department of Education, in Congress, and at leading education companies.

At the U.S. Department of Education, Mesecar served in a number of senior roles: Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department.

In Congress, he was a senior professional staff member on the House Education and Workforce Committee, where he negotiated final legislative language for significant portions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB), including Title I, accountability, flexibility, teacher quality, charter and parental option provisions.

"Expanding into the Washington D.C. market as our fifth geography is the latest achievement in our strategic objectives to amplify our client delivery capabilities," said Adam Giery, managing partner of Strategos.


@RepTedDeutch: After church & synagogue mass shootings After Members of Congress nearly killed on a baseball field after reporters killed at Capital Gazette Trump supporters glorify violence against political opponents & media in a church We must demand better than this.

@TomColicchio:@realDonaldTrump why aren't you using your twitter feed to condemn the cartoon video of you going on a murderous rampage.

@AlCardenasFL_DC: Trump's abandonment of the Kurds to their certain death reminds me of the fury we Cuban Exiles felt when JFK turned his back on the 2506 CIA sponsored brigade

@PBPoliticsFins: I covered at #AMPFEST19 with @StapletonPBPost and @AbrahamReporter. On Friday pm, we interviewed an attendee in an empty ballroom and we could hear cheering, laughter from the ballroom next door. Seemed they were watching something. Now I am wondering

—@TomLobianco: Of any pol, [Matt] Gaetz does the best job mimicking Trump in terms of grabbing the media and holding it with stunts, etc … wags laugh about how off the wall he is, but look who's commanding impeachment spotlight in the moment

@MarcACaputo: Televised political debates are TV shows first and foremost. Televised political debates with 12 candidates on stage are bad TV shows

@Annette_Taddeo: The air on the tiny plane from #Miami to #Tallahassee literally feels like a sauna. Is this just a metaphor for what awaits us at the Capitol?

@SenChrisSmith: So my local paper writes about the CRA giving dollars in the community to white developers in the amount of 1.4 million, 7 million, 3 million, and $10 million and they are called subsidies and forgivable loans. When they write about me, a black man (450k) it's called a HANDOUT!

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"Watchmen" premieres on HBO — 5; Florida Chamber Future of Florida Forum begins — 13; Brexit scheduled — 16; 2019 General Election — 21; 3rd Annual Florida Internet and Television FITCon starts — 23; "The Mandalorian" premieres — 28; New season of "The Crown" streaming on Netflix — 34; "Frozen 2" debuts — 38; TaxWatch 40th Annual Meeting — 48; "The Rise of Skywalker" premiers — 66; 2020 Session begins — 91; Florida TaxWatch State of the TaxPayer Dinner in Tallahassee — 92; Super Bowl LIV in Miami — 110; Iowa Caucuses — 111; New Hampshire Primaries — 119; Florida's presidential primary — 154; "Black Panther 2" debuts — 204; 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo begin — 283; Florida primaries for 2020 state legislative/congressional races — 315; First Vice Presidential debate at the University of Utah — 358; First Presidential Debate scheduled at the University of Michigan — 366; Second presidential debate at Belmont — 373; 2020 General Election — 395.


"Matt Gaetz kicked out of impeachment inquiry hearing" via Andrew O'Reilly of Fox News — Gaetz got the boot on when he tried to sit in on the testimony of a former top National Security Council expert on Russia who was appearing on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into the president. Gaetz attempted to attend the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former deputy assistant to the president, but was told that because he was not a member of the House Intelligence Committee that he had to leave. A frustrated Gaetz aired his disappointment to reporters after being told he was not allowed to sit in on the hearing, venting his anger over what he says are "selective leaks" by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

Since he is not a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Matt Gaetz was asked to leave the impeachment inquiry hearing. That went over as you would expect.

"Gaetz spoke at conference where fake video of Donald Trump shooting media was shown" via Jim Little of the Pensacola News Journal — Rep. Gaetz of Pensacola made an appearance at the American Priority Conference at Trump National Doral in Miami last week where a violent video edited to show Trump carrying out a massacre of members of the news media and his political opponents was shown. Gaetz, who was a speaker at the conference, told the News Journal he hadn't seen the video. "I didn't attend any sessions other than the time allotted to me for remarks," Gaetz said in a text message to the News Journal. Other headliners to speak at the conference included Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump Jr. The video has drawn condemnation from the depicted victims in the video since the New York Times reported the existence of the video on Sunday.


"Aide: Ron DeSantis skipped pro-Trump event and didn't view violent video" via Michael Moline of Florida Phoenix — "The governor has not seen the video and does not condone violence of any kind," communications director Helen Aguirre Ferré said via email. The AMP Fest, sponsored by the organization American Priority at Trump National Doral Miami last week, listed DeSantis as a scheduled speaker, but in the end, he didn't attend. The New York Times was first to report about the video, apparently adapted from a movie depicting a character enacting a killing spree inside a church. Trump's head was superimposed on the character, with his victims' heads replaced by news logos or the heads of Trump critics.

Yeah, but …

"Arrested Rudy Giuliani associate was at DeSantis' election night watch party" via Emily L. Mahoney of the Tampa Bay Times — One of the South Florida businessmen who was arrested last week on campaign finance violations was an attendee of DeSantis' watch party on Election Night in November 2018, according to a Tampa Bay Times photo and a video posted to Twitter by a Reuters reporter Monday afternoon. In a photograph by Times deputy director of photography Chris Urso, Lev Parnas is shown across from DeSantis, who is celebrating at his Election Night watch party. In the video, Parnas is seen in the left of the frame, his top buttons undone, smiling amid the chaos of the watch party. DeSantis had just finished speaking on stage to give his victory speech.

Senate panel confirms 16 appointees at Monday hearing — The Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections unanimously approved appointees to various boards and commissions. Among the newly-confirmed individuals is retired Tallahassee-area State Attorney Willie Meggs, who was named to the Commission on Ethics. Meggs was among the more than 160 appointments made by outgoing Gov. Rick Scott that were rescinded by Gov. DeSantis. DeSantis then reissued several of those appointments. Meggs was one of several people on that list who were preliminarily confirmed to their new positions Monday. Also in that group were John Martin Hayes, who will now serve on the Florida Elections Commission, and William Grant and Eugene Lamb, who were confirmed to spots on the Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College. The full Senate must approve all the appointees.

All options on the table for gaming — Giving up on payments from the Seminole Gaming Compact has given legislative leaders some leeway in a gaming bill for the 2020 Legislative Session, reports Arek Sarkissian of POLITICO Florida. The current state budget doesn't include payments from the Seminole Tribe, which stopped making compact payments in May over what it said was a breach of exclusivity rights. With those payments halted, lawmakers are looking at other ways gaming could increase state revenues, such as sports betting. "It could involve some out-of-the-box thinking," House Speaker José Oliva said. "But I don't think it's compact or bust." Senate President Bill Galvano added that the compact, which is still in effect, could get an overhaul.

"Florida Senate committee addresses climate change, sustainability head-on" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee held a meeting dedicated to the long-term impacts of climate change. Dr. Gary Mitchum, a professor at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science, discussed the increased frequency of sunny day flooding. Chief Resilience Officer Julia Nesheiwat discussed communication with county and municipal governments on local response to sea-level rise. Dr. Jennifer Jurado discussed how South Florida counties banded together to better manage coastal threats. And officials from the Department of Transportation discussed ways to elevate new highways and retrofit old ones to better account for increased water threats. Sen. Tom Lee was pleased Florida hasn't ignored environmental threats.

"Teaching the teachers: 'Continuing education' a big deal, lawmakers told" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — The Senate Education Committee heard testimony from several superintendents and a representative from the Department of Education touting the importance of continuing education programs for teachers across the state. Testifying in front of the committee were Paul Burns, DOE's Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality, along with Superintendents Addison Davis of Clay County, Michael Grego of Pinellas County and Russell Hughes of Walton County. Burns started the afternoon session off by emphasizing the trickle-down effects of continuing education session for the state's teachers. "Professional development is a key concept, and it really can drive and increase student outcomes by helpful change teachers' practices and also helping change leaders' behaviors and school leaders' practices as well," Burns said.

Florida retailers video calls to level the playing field for small business — A new video from the Florida Retail Federation is supporting SB 126 — sponsored by state Sen. Joe Gruters — and HB 159 — sponsored by state Rep. Chuck Clemons. It's a matchup of "Ben," a small Florida sporting-goods retailer versus Mega Sports Corp., the out-of-state retail giant. Ben sponsors local events, provides local jobs, and pays state and local taxes. The out-of-state business does not. This means locals like Ben are competing with one hand tied behind their back. Florida retailers want to level the playing field and restore the free market by enforcing the laws. SB 126 can fix this.

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Assignment editors — State Sen. Randolph Bracy, House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee and state Rep. Dianne Hart will hold a news conference on SB 394/HB 189, companion bills that retroactively reduce Florida's minimum term of imprisonment from 85 percent to 65 percent for nonviolent offenders by allowing them to earn more incentive gain-time credits, noon, Capitol courtyard, 402 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee.

A Capitol in pink — It's the midpoint of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and expect a somber moment as lawmakers and Susan G. Komen representatives stand on the steps of the old Capitol as the building is bathed in pink light. The illumination "pays tribute to Floridians who have been diagnosed and are living with breast cancer, and to those who have lost their battle," a news release said. "Every week in Florida, 264 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, 93 with the late-stage disease; 52 will lose their lives. In the last 12 months, over 2,700 people have lost their lives to the disease." A lighting ceremony will begin at 6:45 p.m., on the steps facing Monroe Street.


The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee will hear a presentation from VISIT FLORIDA, 9 a.m., 110 Senate Office Building,

The Senate Health Policy Committee meets to discuss SB 58, from Sen. Lauren Book, that set up a prescription-drug "repository" program at the Florida Department of Health, 9 a.m., 412 Knott Building.

The House Public Integrity & Ethics Committee meets, 9 a.m., 404 House Office Building.

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee meets to discuss property insurance, 11 a.m., 412 Knott Building.

The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee will hear from Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell, 11 a.m., 301 Senate Office Building, the Capitol.)

The House Health & Human Services Committee meets to discuss procedures for recreational marijuana, 11 a.m., Morris Hall, House Office Building.


Florida sweet corn soup; potato and sausage chowder; mix garden salad with dressing; Granny Smith apples slaw; broccoli salad; deli board; cider grind pork chops with Cabernet cranberry sauce; pecan-crusted salmon with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic glaze; Ronnie's fried chicken; roasted cauliflower with garlic, onions and time; fried green tomatoes with Cajun rémoulade; chipotle sweet potato mash lemon bars for dessert.


What Ashley Moody is reading — "New Mexico has highest number of missing, murdered indigenous women" via KOB.com — Efforts to solve the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women are gaining steam. Kimberly Wahpepah knows this crisis firsthand; she's a Native American woman and a survivor of sex trafficking on and off the reservation. "I was trying to get myself out of that position, but I just couldn't," she said … Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham filled an eight-member task force that is looking into the epidemic. The task force is expected to release a report about their findings in 2020.

What Barbara Petersen is reading — "New law bars public from courtrooms when teens are charged with the most serious felonies" via The Hartford Courant — State prosecutors are considering a challenge to a new state law that closes courtrooms to the public and keeps records secret when teenagers aged 15-, 16- and 17-years old are charged with the most serious felonies, such as murder, armed robbery and rape. The law … is one of the most visible aspects of an evolving package of measures … by juvenile justice advocates and their legislative allies with the stated goal of keeping troubled teens out of the criminal justice system.

What Skylar Zander is reading — "New study questions benefits of state's investment in film industry" via The Albany Times-Union — Billions of dollars to subsidize film and television projects in New York hasn't had a statistically significant impact on employment in the entertainment industry, according to a new study. University of Southern California associate professor Michael Thom conducted a peer-reviewed analysis of a handful of states that offer the bulk of motion picture incentives in the country and found that — when controlled for economic factors such as the growth in the labor market — there is "not much" of a link between job creation and the lucrative credit offered in New York, which was created in 2004.


"1st-quarter state tax collections in Florida reach $11.2 billion, 5th highest in U.S." via The Center Square — The Census Bureau reported that property tax revenues in the state were unavailable; general sales and gross receipts taxes, $7.2 billion; license fees, $767.5 million; and individual income taxes, unavailable. The numbers do not include taxes levied by local governments, which in some cases determine property tax levels, according to the agency. Under the Census Bureau's definitions, the phrase "state government" means the executive, legislative and judicial branches, as well as agencies, panels and public bodies that are somewhat autonomous from the state.

"Toll road task forces moving forward" via the News Service of Florida — The proposed roads are a major priority of Senate President Bill Galvano. The Northern Connector Task Force, which will study the extension of the turnpike, will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 22 at the College of Central Florida Citrus Learning Center in Lecanto. A day later, the Suncoast Connector Task Force, which will study the extension of the Suncoast Parkway to Jefferson County, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lecanto facility. The Southwest-Central Florida Connector Task Force, which will study the project linking Polk and Collier counties, is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 at Polk State College's Lakeland Campus.

Task forces for Bill Galvano's priority toll road projects are moving ahead.

"DCF mental hospitals administrator steps down amid questionable African safari, Aramark deals" via Jeff Schweers of the Tallahassee Democrat — Robert Quam, chief administrator for all Florida mental health treatment facilities, resigned days before an Inspector General report was released confirming he committed several ethical violations involving state vendors. Those violations include taking a hunting safari to Africa with an executive of Aramark Healthcare Support Services, having Aramark employees repair a state-leased rental car he wrecked and return it to the agency he'd leased it from, and sidestepping state procurement procedures to hire a longtime friend as a contractor.

"Florida health providers receive guidance on vaping injuries" via the News Service of Florida — With 1,299 reported cases of lung injuries associated with vaping and electronic cigarettes across the nation, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced interim guidelines for health-care providers treating people who have the conditions. In certain instances, the CDC recommended that patients be hospitalized. The CDC recommended tobacco-product cessation strategies, including behavioral counseling, so patients can stop vaping. "To reduce the risk of recurrence, patients who have been treated … should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products," the CDC said in its weekly report. The injuries have been reported in 49 states, the District of Columbia and one territory.

"Florida's lack of dental care hurts low-income and rural residents" via Lloyd Dunkelberger of Florida Phoenix — As of Sept. 30, 5.46 million Floridians — about one in four residents — lived in areas lacking dentists, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's latest report on "designated health professional shortage areas." It would take an additional 1,230 dentists to resolve that unmet need in Florida. Many of those people without access to regular dental care are poor or live in rural communities, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. Additionally, Pew found that the more than 55 million children and adults nationally who have some type of dental coverage through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program "also face a scarcity of care" because many dentists don't accept public insurance.

"Have $95 million? Two Florida medical marijuana licenses are for sale" via Samantha Gross of the Miami Herald — In a move uncharacteristic of the cannabis market in Florida, an Atlanta broker is searching for the next owners of two highly sought Florida medical marijuana licenses. Aubrey Logan-Holland, the CEO of a relatively new firm called Blue Dream Industries, is listing the licenses, or "paper" in industry speak, for about $95 million in total. One license is going for $40 million and allows the owner to operate no more than 30 retail stores. The other license is selling for about $55 million, with the rights to open up to 35 retail stores. In addition to the actual license, this deal includes a greenhouse for cultivation.

"Septic tanks, agriculture targeted by Florida's Blue-Green Algae Task Force" via Cap News Service — The task force's initial recommendations follow multiple meetings around the state. The recommendations include better monitoring of nutrient reduction plans and increasing best management practice enrollment and enforcement for agriculture. "Lake Okeechobee's problem, a big part of it is agriculture," said Leon County Water Conservation Commissioner Bill Howell. Septic tanks are also a major nutrient polluter in Florida. There's more than 2.5 million in the state and 280,000 are leaking. "That's going directly into the water table. That's the drinking water," said Howell. The task force wants to bring back septic tank inspections, which haven't been mandated since 2012.

"Citrus growers expected to see a production bump" via the News Service of Florida — The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in its first citrus forecast for the 2019-2020 season, projected Florida growers will produce enough oranges to fill 74 million of the industry-standard 90-pound boxes, which would top the 71.6 million boxes during the 2018-2019 season. Grapefruit production is predicted to increase from 4.31 million boxes in the past season to 4.6 million boxes. And specialty crops, such as tangerines and tangelos, also will go up from 990,000 boxes to 1.05 million boxes, U.S. Department of Agriculture State Statistician Mark Hutson said Thursday in a conference call to announce the October estimates.


"Rudy Giuliani ran a shadow foreign policy to personally benefit Trump, ex-adviser testifies" via Karoun DemirjianShane Harris and Rachael Bade of the Washington Post — Fiona Hill, the White House's former top Russia adviser, told impeachment investigators on Monday that Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, ran a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine that circumvented U.S. officials and career diplomats in order to personally benefit President Trump, according to people familiar with her testimony. Hill, who served as the senior official for Russia and Europe on the National Security Council, was the latest witness in a fast-moving impeachment inquiry focused on whether the president abused his office by using the promise of military aid and diplomatic support to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rivals. In a closed-door session that lasted roughly 10 hours, Hill told lawmakers that she confronted Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, about Giuliani's activities which, she testified, were not coordinated with the officials responsible for carrying out U.S. foreign policy, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to disclose details of her deposition.

"Bolton said to have objected to Ukraine efforts, calling Giuliani 'a hand grenade'" via The New York Times — The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday. Bolton ordered an aide to report Giuliani's campaign to a lawyer, House investigators were told by Fiona Hill, a former White House official. The testimony revealed the degree to which Mr. Giuliani's efforts to extract damaging information on President Trump's behalf divided the White House.


"Rick Scott donates contributions from arrested Rudy Giuliani associates" the Alex Daugherty of the Tampa Bay Times — Scott donated two campaign contributions from Igor Fruman, a South Florida businessman who was arrested on campaign finance charges with his partner Lev Parnas five days ago. A spokesperson for Scott said he donated the contributions to the Shriner's Hospital. Parnas and Fruman, both clients of Trump attorney Giuliani, were taken into custody at Dulles International Airport in Virginia last week. The men and two other business associates are accused in a New York grand jury indictment of masking the source of their donations to federal candidates.

"After Nita Lowey's retirement, keep an eye on two members of the Florida delegation" via Kevin Derby of Florida Daily — Democratic U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey of New York announced last week that she is retiring. Lowey has been moving up the ladder on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, leading Democrats in recent years on it and taking over as chairwoman at the start of the year as her party took control of the chamber. Only one member of the Florida delegation has ever led the Appropriations Committee. While none are favorites to take over the committee, there are five members of the Florida delegation on Appropriations: Democrat U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel and Charlie Crist and Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and John Rutherford.

"GOP lawmaker mistakenly wishes Navy happy birthday with photo of Russian ship" via Justin Wise of The Hill — Brian Mast mistakenly used a picture of a Russian warship in a tweet celebrating the 244th birthday of the U.S. Navy. The tweet shared from the former Army staff sergeant's account featured the Pyotr Velikiy, a Kirov-class battlecruiser in the Russian navy. The tweet was deleted soon after some members of the media flagged the error. "Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy! To the men and women who serve to keep our waters safe, we thank you," Mast, who represents Florida's 18th Congressional District, said on Twitter after deleting the initial post.

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"Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info" via Mike Schneider of The Associated Press — The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for driver's license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates. The two approaches come amid Trump's efforts to make citizenship an essential aspect of federal information-gathering in the run-up to the 2020 Census, despite this year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a specific citizenship question can't be included in the 2020 Census questionnaire. Civil rights advocates worry that the wider net being cast by the Trump administration for such information could chill Latino participation in the population count.

Happening today Jim Messina, a former White House deputy chief of staff during the Barack Obama administration, will be the featured guest at a groundbreaking event for a new building at Florida International University's Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, 11:30 a.m., Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, 11200 S.W. Eighth St., Miami.

— MORE 2020 —

"Warren's rise hasn't come at Biden's expense" via Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com — Biden is still doing reasonably well in the polls. Warren's doing well, too! She probably hasn't overtaken Biden in national polls, yet, but it's pretty darn close — close enough that she was momentarily ahead in one national polling average. You'd certainly rather be in Warren's shoes than Biden's in Iowa and New Hampshire. But Warren's gains have come mostly at the expense of the rest of the field — from Harris and Sanders, in particular — and from other candidates, such as Booker, whose campaigns never really took off in the first place. In fact, Biden's numbers haven't declined at all since Trump's phone call with Ukraine became the dominant political story.

Elizabeth Warren's rise is not coming at the expense of Joe Biden.

"Missing from Warren's 2020 surge: Democratic endorsements" via Jonathan Martin of The New York Times — Warren is expected to reveal additional support from Democratic officials this week in conjunction with the CNN/New York Times debate and the release of her smashing third-quarter financial disclosure. Yet her growing crowd sizes, soaring fundraising, and surge to the top of several national and early-state polls only shine a brighter light on one of the most revealing elements of this primary: the widening gap between the preferences of many Democratic voters and the lawmakers who represent them. Warren is now a clear front-runner in the race for her party's nomination, yet just under four months before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, she lacks the support of a single governor, big-city Mayor, or fellow Senator outside Massachusetts.

"A moment of truth for Bernie Sanders" via Sean Sullivan of The Washington Post — Sanders has been sidelined since he was rushed to a hospital on Oct. 1, and the nearly three-hour showdown in Westerville, Ohio, will mark his return to the campaign. An audience of millions — including some wondering whether Sanders has the stamina for one of the world's most grueling jobs — is expected to tune in, and many of his supporters will be watching anxiously. Sanders may have the most riding on the debate, sponsored by CNN and the New York Times, as scrutiny of his age and endurance, are greater than at any point in his nearly half-century political career.

"What, exactly, is the Tulsi Gabbard up to?" via Lisa Lerer of The New York Times — Rep. Gabbard has struggled to make headway as a presidential candidate, barely cracking the 2 percent mark in the polls. She is now injecting a bit of chaos into her own party's primary race, threatening to boycott that debate to protest what she sees as a "rigging" of the 2020 election. That's left some Democrats wondering what, exactly, she is up to in the race, while others worry about supportive signs from online bot activity. Perhaps strangest of all is the unusual array of Americans who cannot seem to get enough of her. On podcasts, online videos, interviews and Twitter feeds, alt-right internet stars, white nationalists, libertarian activists, and some of the biggest boosters of Trump heap praise on Gabbard.

What's the deal with Tulsi Gabbard?

"Republicans to unleash new ad blitz targeting swing-district Democrats on impeachment" via David Lightman of the Miami Herald — The Republican National Committee will spend $350,000 on a multimedia buy as part of a strategy that includes digital ads, text messages and phone calls calling on Democratic House members to "stop the madness." The effort is primarily targeted at the 31 Democrats in districts Trump carried in 2016. "We'll emphasize it's time to move on," RNC spokesman Rick Gorka told McClatchy. "There are real issues they could be working on, anything but this." Republicans see the inquiry making vulnerable Democrats' prospects even shakier. Gorka cited internal GOP polling showing independents overwhelmingly oppose impeachment, though nonpartisan national surveys by Marist, Monmouth, and the Washington Post-Schar School show support among independents growing.


"Rene Plasencia turns on campaign fundraising jets" via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — Republican state Rep. Plasencia lit the jets on his reelection campaign's fundraising in September, raising more than $42,000 as his Democratic opponent continued to show stronger than usual prowess for a first-time candidate opposing him. Plasencia is seeking a fourth term and a third term serving House District 50; he reported raising $42,235 in September and entering October with about $68,000 in the bank. The month by far yielded Plasencia's biggest one-month haul in an election off-year month, in now five election campaigns [he lost a primary battle in 2012.] Democratic challenger Nina Wheeler Yoakum is nowhere near that pace.

"Roger Lolly outraises Jenna Persons in September, still trails massively overall" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — Lolly, a Republican House candidate, outraised Persons, his primary opponent, in September for the first time. But he's still got a long way to catch up in resources with the primary under a year away. Lolly, a Fort Myers philanthropist, pulled in $8,350 in September, and has now raised $23,335. That's on top of a $25,000 loan he chipped in last month. The vast majority of new dollars for Lolly came from companies connected to commercial real estate broker Randy Krise. Persons in September raised $3,400 in September. That brings total contributions for the Fort Myers attorney to $167,630. She remains buoyed by opening her candidacy with a six-figure haul back in February.

Jenna Persons is far ahead in the money race with Roger Lolly.

"Nelson Rodriguez edges Cindy Polo in September fundraising for HD 103" via Ryan Nicol of Florida Politics — Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Rodriguez busted out of his fundraising slump to take the top spot in September among candidates for HD 103. Rodriguez is one of two Republicans who have filed to challenge Democratic Rep. Polo in the contest. Attorney Tom Fabricio is competing against Rodriguez for the Republican nomination. Rodriguez collected just under $15,000 for the month; Polo wasn't far behind Rodriguez, pulling in more than $11,000. Fabricio, meanwhile, brought in just over $3,400.

Happening today — State Sens. Oscar Braynon, Jason Pizzo, and Annette Taddeo are hosting a fundraising reception for state Rep. Polo for her reelection bid in HD 103,  5 p.m., Liberty Bar and Restaurant, 1307 N. Monroe Street. Tallahassee.

Happening today — House Speaker José Oliva and Speaker Designate Chris Sprowls will host a fundraiser for state Reps. Chuck Clemons, Paul Renner and Jackie Toledo, 5 p.m., The Governors Club Capital Room, 202 South Adams Street, Tallahassee.

Happening today — House Speaker Oliva, Designate Sprowls and Renner will host a fundraiser for state Reps. Tom Leek and Jayer Williamson, 5 p.m., The Governors Club Library Room, 202 S. Adams St.


Happening today — The state's Restoration of Voting Rights Work Group meets, 2 p.m., 212 Knott Building. Call-in number: 1-888-585-9008. Code: 659459077.

Florida Democrats dump Sharon Lettman-Hicks after subpoena news — According to new finance reports, the Florida Democratic Party has parted ways with Lettman-Hicks. Lettman-Hicks is an ardent supporter of former gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, who made headlines earlier this year by arguing that federal subpoenas naming Gillum were racially motivated. Through the end of June, Lettman-Hicks had been pulling down a $12,000-a-month salary from FDP. In the party's July-through-September filing, she didn't receive a dime. FDP spox Caroline Rowland told Florida Politics that Lettman-Hicks "was on the payroll for a short period to close down the Gillum coordinated campaign and to set up partnerships to assist the party meets its goal to register 200,000 new voters."

"Democrat Hendrith Smith drops primary challenge to Darren Soto" via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — Smith, a businessman from Kissimmee, had described himself as a conservative Democrat when he announced he was challenging the two-term Congressman from Kissimmee in the 2020 primary election. "I will consider 2022 for CD 9 again, or Osceola County Commission next opportunity, possibly," Smith said in an email announcing his exit from the campaign. "Also, maybe politically involved in CD 9 in other ways between now and then" His departure clears the Democratic field for Soto, who had won bruising Democratic primary battles in 2016 and '18.

Hendrith Smith is dropping his bid against Darren Soto.

"Jamie Grant challenger Jessica Harrington wins her school's 2019 'teacher of the year'" via Janelle Irwin Taylor of Florida Politics — House District 64 candidate Harrington won teacher of the year at the middle school where she teaches 7th-grade civics. Harrington announced winning the Sergeant Paul R. Smith Middle School's 'Teacher of the Year' for 2019. "I am honored and humbled to receive this award and look forward to dedicating as much care and diligence as I put into educating my students into leading District 64 as their next representative," said Harrington, a Democrat. Harrington is running against GOP incumbent Jamie Grant for the seat, which represents parts of northwest Hillsborough and northeast Pinellas.

"Vanessa Baugh files for reelection in Manatee County" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — "Manatee County is finally at a point where we are moving forward and getting things accomplished," said Baugh, a Lakewood Ranch Republican. "We're making investments in public safety, critical infrastructure improvements, protecting our natural resources and waterways, and being fiscally conservative with taxpayer dollars." The entrepreneur, who opened Vanessa Fine Jewelry in 1999, was first elected to the County Commission in 2012. She chaired the board in 2016 and has also chaired the Manatee County Port Authority since 2017. She considered a run for state House in 2018 but ultimately chose to stay on the commission, where she's now seeking a third term.

"Orlando mayoral candidates tout solutions to affordable housing, pedestrian safety" via Ryan Gillespie of the Orlando Sentinel — Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer faces two challengers in his bid for reelection Nov. 5: City Commissioner Sam Ings and Navy veteran Aretha Simons. Dyer said he thinks Orlando has been a regional leader in battling the shortage, pointing to adjustments to the city code, allowing for more garage apartments and other so-called "accessory dwelling units," as well as investments of more than $30 million toward various affordable developments. Ings said Orlando should prioritize developing vacant land and infill lots in neighborhoods like Holden Heights. In terms of crosswalk improvements, Ings said he's advocated for banning right turns on red to allow for safer crosswalks and on wider roads, building islands where a walker could cross half of the road safely.


"Markeith Loyd testifies in trial for pregnant ex-girlfriend's slaying: 'I don't believe in killing God's creations'" via Monivette Cordeiro of the Orlando Sentinel — At the witness stand in his own murder trial, Loyd testified he didn't get a chance to raise his older children after going to federal prison and wanted a new chance at a family. The jury watched a video of Loyd and Sadie Dixon at a sonogram appointment, where the couple was laughing and smiling. "I wanted the baby," he told jurors. But days after the sonogram, authorities say Loyd shot his 24-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend in December 2016, killing Dixon and her unborn child. He faces the possibility of execution if jurors find him guilty of first-degree murder in Dixon's slaying. "I don't believe in killing God's creations," he said. "We all the same flesh and blood."

"'My life was shattered.' Dan Markel's mother says son's murder continues to torment family" via Nate Chute of the Tallahassee Democrat — Just days after hearing Sigfredo Garcia pronounced guilty in the 2014 murder of her son, Ruth Markel addressed the court during his sentencing hearing. Garcia is facing life in prison or the death penalty. Reading from a statement, Markel said her family was "forced to experience the unthinkable" because of "the acts of few." "A life filled with unimaginable pain and heartbreak that no mother should ever have to endure," Markel said. Markel described him as a devoted son, someone who would spend long periods on the phone with family members in both Canada and Israel. She mentioned his academic and career achievements, but said she was most proud of the father he was to his two children.

"Most Florida sheriffs wear four stars on their collars. Why does Broward's Gregory Tony wear five?" via Anthony Man of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — In the early months after his January appointment to Broward's top law enforcement job, Tony wore four gold stars on each side of his uniform's shirt collar. Now, Tony wears five stars on each side. The sheriff said he concluded the "insignia was off," based on an analysis conducted by former Undersheriff Sean Zukowsky, who Tony hired as his second in command in January and left the agency in September. "He looked at the scope and size of the agency, the fact that we are the only agency that had Fire-Rescue — and that we're not the only sheriff to wear five stars in the state, by the way, I don't know where that misconception came from," Tony said.

"Still grieving Parkland parents warn lawmakers not to return former sheriff to his post" via Charles Rabin of the Miami Herald — Standing in the midafternoon heat in front of the Parkland Public Safety building, about a half-dozen parents expressed outrage over the findings of a state-appointed arbiter who recommended that Israel be returned to office, saying the report glossed over systemic leadership and training failures at the department. "My little boy Alex was in the first classroom that was attacked," said Max Schachter. "He failed before Feb. 14, during Feb. 14 and after Feb. 14. The Special Master's report is not binding. I certainly hope they're going to vote with their conscience." Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin Oliver, 17, was also killed that day, urged lawmakers to "do the right thing" and keep Scott Israel out of office.

Parkland parents demand the Senate not reinstate Scott Israel as Broward Sheriff.

"Parkland father tells Delray Democrats 2020 election to galvanize gun-safety voter coalition" via Abraham Mahshie of the Palm Beach Post — A plethora of gun safety bills awaiting lawmakers in Tallahassee, the stalling of legislation on Capitol Hill and a potential constitutional amendment banning assault weapons in Florida will galvanize voters in the 2020 elections, the father of a Parkland student killed in last year's massacre said Thursday night.

"Miami-Dade probation officer charged with second series of rapes in two months" via Jerry Iannelli of the Miami New Times — Before this weekend, Yulian Gonzalez, a former Miami-Dade County corrections officer, had already been facing life in prison. He previously supervised inmates sitting on house arrest — but at the end of September, prosecutors hit him with eight criminal charges after a woman said Gonzalez had raped her repeatedly at a motel. The alleged victim said Gonzalez told her that if she refused to have sex with him, he would terminate her house arrest and send her to prison. Friday, Miami-Dade Police filed a slew of new charges against the 36-year-old Gonzalez after another woman stated that, after reading about Gonzalez's charges on social media, she wanted to share a similar story of her own.

"Supreme Court suspends former Flagler Judge Scott DuPont via Frank Fernandez of the Dayton Beach News-Journal" — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday suspended for three months DuPont, a former Circuit Judge who presided over cases in Flagler and Putnam counties until he was booted from the bench last year. Some of the same violations that got DuPont removed as a judge in June 2018 also netted him a 91-day suspension on his license to practice law, according to Thursday's order from the Florida Supreme Court. DuPont must also pay $1,250 in administrative costs to the Florida Bar. DuPont entered a conditional guilty plea to violating Florida Bar rules, leading to his suspension. DuPont engaged in multiple campaign violations and knowingly made "scandalous and inaccurate" claims about his opponent, Malcolm Anthony and Anthony's family.

"JEA picks nine companies for negotiations to buy utility" via David Bauerlein of the Florida Times-Union — Those going on to the next stage include some big names in the area of investor-owned electric utilities: Duke Energy, NextEra Energy and Emera. NextEra is the parent company of Florida Power & Light. Emera owns Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc. will join them in the competition. Macquarie Infrastructure is best known in Jacksonville for having an expanding downtown office here for financial services. Rounding out the field are American Public Infrastructure LLC, American Wateworks, INN Investors, and JEA Public Power Partners. JEA Public Power Partners is a consortium comprised of Barnhart Capital Partners, Emera and Suez. A ninth offer selected for negotiations chose to remain anonymous.

"A tale of rich and poor at The Villages" via Lauren Ritchie of the Orlando Sentinel — The Villages showed up this week on two lists published by 247wallst.com. The first is a slate of metro areas in the U.S. with the least poverty. The second was the number of people with full-time jobs who still are living in poverty. The Villages was No. 20 in the accounting of 42 areas with the least poverty in America and the only Florida place on the list that skipped most states in the South. The Villages ranked No. 1 in the places where working full-time won't lift you from poverty. That's because pay stinks. Some 4.4 percent of those who work full-time at The Villages make wages that leave them and their families at the bottom of the economic bucket.

The dichotomy of The Villages — one of the areas with the least amount of poverty in the U.S., but for those working there full time, they don't make enough to lift out of poverty.

"Former state Senator wants another $100,000 from city for new wings place on Sistrunk" via Susannah Bryan of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel — Now attorney Chris Smith is asking for another $100,000 — and that's giving some city leaders heartburn. "I'm very concerned about the level of risk the city will be exposed to," Mayor Dean Trantalis said during a recent meeting. "This is taxpayer money. We have a fiduciary obligation to make sure we don't squander that money." Commissioner Robert McKinzie, who represents northwest Fort Lauderdale, defended the request. "This is my district," he said. "It's been neglected for years. I'm not fighting for the senator. I'm fighting for the building on Sistrunk. It's not like this is Disney World and everyone comes to ride on the best ride."

"UWF audits statewide program amid accusations of financial mismanagement" via Kevin Robinson of the Pensacola News Journal — Allegations of financial mismanagement and budget discrepancies have prompted the University of West Florida to request an independent audit of one of its statewide programs. On Thursday, Politico Florida reported that UWF used state funds earmarked for the Complete Florida Plus Program to cover revenue shortfalls and address deferred maintenance issues on campus. UWF's leadership denied the allegations, stating that the university did not collect or expend funds in any manner that wasn't expressly permitted under Florida law. "I am aware that for the past few months, there has been a great deal of inaccurate information swirling around this program," UWF President Martha Saunders said Thursday.


"Repulsive video satire of rampaging Trump a sign of our sick political times" via the Orlando Sentinel editorial board — The scene was lifted from the film, "Kingsmen: The Secret Service," during which Colin Firth uses guns and stabbing objects to kill people in a Kentucky church. In the edited version of that scene, Trump's face is on Firth's body, and the faces of his victims are replaced by various news outlets' logos or people the president has denounced. Trump didn't tell someone to make this video. He didn't have to. His unceasing attacks on anyone who crosses him have granted soft permission for Americans to act on their worst impulses. When they do, the president makes a few perfunctory, halfhearted remarks, then returns to the attack mode that amuses and entertains so many of his supporters.

"DeSantis should condemn violent, disgusting video" via Joe Henderson of Florida Politics — There is a disgusting, violent video that Gov. DeSantis should immediately, right now, without delay, denounce. It shows a fake Trump on a shooting, stabbing, and pummeling rampage against media outlets and political opponents. There was no immediate word that DeSantis saw or even knew about the video before the Times report. And no one is remotely suggesting the Governor would condone something this outrageous. But he should make that clear in the strongest possible tone. Did I say he should denounce? That's not strong enough. DeSantis should scream, shout, shake his fist, and demand that people cut out this crap.

"Stop suing citizens who seek public records" via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel editorial board — Chapter 119, the public records law, says citizens may inspect and copy any non-exempt record "at any reasonable time, under reasonable conditions." But some agencies — notably the South Florida Water Management District — have been responding to records requests by first going to court to sue the people who want the documents. The method is to ask a judge to declare the records exempt. That's an aggressive attack on Florida's long-standing principle that public records are the public's business. The tactic stalls the request, often for months. It forces citizens to hire lawyers. And suits for declaratory judgment ordinarily make people bear your own costs, even when they win.

"Michael Carlson: Our work is not done until every Hurricane Michael claim is resolved" via Florida Politics — Of the 150,000 claims, just over 17,000 of them remain open — it is important to clarify that nearly 10,000 of those are "reopened" claims. A typical reopened claim occurs when the homeowner discovers damage that was not included in the original claim. For example, the homeowner may have filed a claim for roof damage, and then weeks or even months later discovered additional damage. This "reopened" claim is included with the original claim, making it appear to take longer to resolve. This common occurrence doesn't reflect an undue delay. Claims should be resolved promptly. But it is important to understand the potential barriers that force a claim to go beyond the so-called 90-day "prompt pay" period.

"A victory for the python, a loss for Florida" via the Tampa Bay Times editorial board — Florida has more invasive species than any other state, and climate change threatens to make the problem worse as native species struggle against a changing environment and unchecked invaders who often have no natural enemies. At the final meeting of the invasive committee in late spring, an Interior Department official told the remaining members that "budget constraints" required the panel to go on "administratively inactive status." It has been a particularly bad few months for protecting Florida's environment. The losers are all of us who love Florida and its endangered wild native beauty.


Appointed William Theodore "Ted" Conner, Hung Mai and Patrick Allman to the Tampa Port Authority.

"Personnel note: Elaine Sarlo of Marco Rubio's office joins TM Strategic Consulting" via Jacob Ogles of Florida Politics — Sarlo, the regional director for Rubio's Southwest Florida office, has joined Fort Myers-based consulting firm TM Strategic Consulting. Firm founder Terry Miller praised Sarlo as a veteran campaign and government professional. "Elaine's skill set, along with her wealth of experience working on campaigns and as Sen. Rubio's Regional Director, will play an instrumental role as we look to expand our profile across the state of Florida," Miller said. She also won praise from Matt Caldwell, a partner at the firm and a former state Representative. He said Sarlo would be a crucial addition at TM.

Congratulations to Elaine Sarlo, who is joining the Fort Myers-based consulting firm TM Strategic Consulting.

Human trafficking council names direct support organization director — The Statewide Council on Human Trafficking Chair has selected a new leader for its direct-support organization. Chair Ellyn Bogdanoff announced Tuesday that Erin Collins would take over as Executive Director of the direct-support organization. "Erin brings a unique skill set to this role. Her expertise within the legislative process and her fundraising and development capabilities will serve the organization well," Bogdanoff said. "Through her volunteer work, she has advocated on human trafficking issues and is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable populations." Collins' experience includes nonprofit advocacy and membership development. She alumna of the University of Florida and an active volunteer with the Junior League of Tallahassee and the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee.

— ALOE —

"Florida gas prices are down, but they may rise 5 cents this week" via Malena Carollo of the Tampa Bay Times — According to AAA, Florida gas prices averaged $2.41 a gallon Monday, down 6 cents over the week, while Tampa Bay gas prices were $2.33 a gallon on average Monday, down 10 cents over the week. The dip, AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said, might be short-lived. "The state average could potentially rise a nickel by the end of the week based on recent fluctuations in wholesale gasoline prices," Jenkins said in a release. "Prices at the pump could rise even higher if the price of crude makes significant gains this week."

"Disney Plus reveals every obscure, old movie arriving on day 1" via Petrana Radulvoic of Polygon — When Disney Plus launches on Nov. 12, the original content — such as live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian and nostalgia-fest High School Musical: The Musical: The Series — will be dwarfed by the sheer size of Disney's catalog means that some idiosyncratic classics, from Disney proper, Disney Channel, Disney direct-to-home video, and Fox, will also be coming to Disney Plus. Case in point? 1962 classic Sammy the Way-Out Seal. Who could forget Sammy? If seals aren't your thing, then perhaps you'll be in the mood for The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes.

"Disney Skyliner gondola system back up and running again" via Dewayne Bevil of the Orlando Sentinel — Notifications on Walt Disney World's official website and the My Disney Experience app indicate that the hours of operation Monday will be 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Disney also says that on Wednesday, the line going to Hollywood Studios will be closed for "system updates," and the other two lines will run from 1-10:30 p.m. All lines are scheduled to run from 1-10:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. "Following a complete review with the manufacturer, we've made adjustments to our processes and training, and we are improving how we communicate with guests during their flight with Disney Skyliner," according to a post on the official Disney parks blog.

After a complete review with the manufacturer and some adjustments to procedures and training, Disney is finally reopening the Skyliner gondolas.

"Extremely rare 'one in a million' yellow cardinal spotted in Florida" via Max Chesnes of TCPalm — An exceptionally rare yellow northern cardinal with a genetic color mutation was spotted and photographed in Port St. Lucie. Tracy Workman, who teaches photography at a homeschooling organization in Port St. Lucie, said she first spotted the bird in her backyard Oct. 3. Nine days later, Workman saw the rare bird reappear; this time, she followed it for five minutes with her Canon T5i camera before finally capturing some photographs. "Following a bird is, of course, not the best way to get pictures of it," Workman laughed. "But at first, I didn't believe I actually saw it. I was super excited."


A very happy birthday to our friend Edie Ousley, Vice President of Public Affairs at the Florida Chamber of Commerce. She's also a member of the INFLUENCE 100. Also celebrating is state Rep. Josie Tomkow.

Sunburn is authored and assembled by Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jim Rosica, and Drew Wilson.


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