Movies, old and recent, are tonight's standouts

Today's TV

November 24, 1995|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Looking for some TV to go with your cold turkey sandwiches? The pickings look a little slim (especially for those who don't have cable), but we'll find something.

pTC * "Free Willy" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Boy meets whale, boy loses whale, boy and whale live happily ever after. If you're a boy (or a girl) or a whale, you'll love this movie. Adults could do worse. CBS.

* "Reba: Starting Over" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's an hour of Reba McEntire, much of it taped during a performance in Nashville. Those who enjoy country music would be hard-pressed to find much better. CBS.

* "The Women" (11 p.m.-1 a.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Just about any female star who was anybody in 1939 made it into this flick: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell. Great star power and a pretty clever script, too. PBS.

Cable

* "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (4:35 p.m.-8:05 p.m., TBS) -- The superstation is showing nothing but Clint Eastwood films all day, but this is easily the best of the bunch. No one made spaghetti westerns like Sergio Leone.

* "My Darling Clementine" and "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (8 p.m.-midnight, AMC) -- Two versions of the West's most famous gunfight, they're both grand examples of filmmaking. John Ford's "Clementine," with Henry Fonda's stoic Wyatt Earp, is the better of the two, but Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster keep "Gunfight" rolling along.

* "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" (2 a.m.-4 a.m., Comedy Central) -- A bona fide laugh fest, as Woody Allen takes a Japanese James Bond-style spy flick, removes the soundtrack and dubs in his own dialogue. Bodies fly left and right, as good and evil battle over the world's best egg salad.

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