The Mean Season
(MGM Movies, Friday, 7.15 p.m.)
A Miami newspaper reporter becomes the sole contact for a maniacal killer, but as the headlines (and murders) continue, it becomes a question of who is ‘using’ whom. It’s based on the novel ‘In the Heat of Summer’ by John Katzenbach and stars Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway.
Marie: A True Story
(MGM Movies, Saturday, 9 p.m.)
A divorced mother of three takes a job with the State of Tennessee, and then blows the whistle on corruption and finds herself in very hot water. The cast includes Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka and Morgan Freeman.
(MGM Movies, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
Tom Sawyer and his best friend Huck Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi. They pretend to be pirates, attend their own funeral and witness a murder. Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates, and Jodie Foster are in the cast.
(STAR Movies, Friday, 9 p.m.)
This is a drama about a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals, that puts an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They’re chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town. Stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson.
(STAR Movies, Monday, 6.45 p.m.)
Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way – a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, a crazy hit man. With those two close on his trail, Driver races to carry out his mission as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
(HBO, Sunday, 4.35 p.m.)
Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken) and Sunny Bauedelaire (Kara Hoffman) are young orphans. The siblings are taken in by some relatives and others but are unable to settle anywhere. Fourteen-year-old Violet is brave and a natural leader; 12-year-old Klaus is extremely smart and the youngest, Sunny is understood only by her siblings. She also tends to bite. They need to keep safe from Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who is waiting to get his hands on their inheritance.