TV Junkie: Good Movies Tonight; Great Sports Tomorrow AM
On this lazy day we'll be watching the weirdness of "Barton Fink" at 9pm on IFC
On this lazy (observed) 4th of July, we're not too motivated to check out the pseudo-comedians of the "Last Comic Standing" so we'll be enjoying a classic (classic) and classic (modern) pair of movies: To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck, and the Coen Brothers' Barton Fink. Since late night is all reruns (other than "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report") we're taking the opportunity to hit the hay in anticipation of tomorrow morning's predicted-to-be-epic stage of the Tour de France (starts 5:30am on Versus) which will cover narrow and dangerous sections of cobblestone roads and the World Cup match of the Netherlands vs Uruguay (11:30am on ESPN HD).
Next week's New Yorker has a cool piece in the "The Talk of the Town" section about James Franco's live taping of "General Hospital" at the Pacific Design Center. It sounds like "Soap at MOCA" was a lot of fun and it was cool to enjoy it vicariously in the article.
The TV Junkie Plan: To Kill A Mockingbird, Barton Fink.
Tomorrow (AM): Tour de France, World Cup (Netherlands vs Uruguay)7:00pm To Kill a Mockingbird TCM - 1962 A widowed lawyer (Gregory Peck) with two children (Mary Badham, Philip Alford) defends an innocent black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama
8:00pm Persons Unknown NBC - The group's search for Tori reveals a mysterious newcomer, who reacts violently to her new surroundings
9:00pm History Detectives PBS/KCET - Lauste Film Clip; Baker's Gold; Transatlantic Cable Strip of film may be connected to "talking" movies; etchings of gold nuggets; fragment of cable
9:00pm Barton Fink IFC - (1991) A serious Broadway playwright (John Turturro) sweats out a B-movie script in a weird 1941 Hollywood hotel.
9:00pm Last Comic Standing NBC - Comics return to compete in the second semifinal round.
9:00pm Ultimate Car Build-Off Discovery - Teams compete to turn a Firebird into a flying car and cover the greatest distance taking off from a 200 foot cliff.
10:00pm James May's Toy Stories BBC America - May and his team of volunteers work to build a three-mile-long slotcar racetrack.
10:00pm Neighbors From Hell TBS - Tina's parents visit Earth, and Balthazor tries to impress her father.
10:00pm Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Travel - Tony goes island hopping?!
5:30am Bicycle Racing: Tour de France Verusus - Wanze to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut. This stage will feature extremely challenging sections of
11:30am World Cup Soccer ESPN HD - The Netherlands vs Uruguay