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Monday, Jan. 26
Monkey Business (1952)
Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Marilyn Monroe give lively performances in this manic farce, which involves a youth potion and a chimpanzee. Howard Hawks directed. Noon, FMC
 
Tuesday
Far and Away (1992)
Then-married Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman played impoverished Irish immigrants fighting for the American dream, in this sweeping period epic from director Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon). 10:20 p.m., Encore
 
Wednesday
October Sky (1999)
The launch of Sputnik inspires a group of West Virginia students to experiment with rocketry in this fact-based family drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, and Chris Cooper. 10:30 a.m., AMC

Thursday
The Virgin Spring (1959)
In medieval Sweden, a man (Max von Sydow) exacts revenge for his daughter’s rape and murder. Ingmar Bergman’s bleak classic won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. 3 p.m., IFC
 

Friday
Superbad (2007)
Judd Apatow’s vulgar but funny comedy hit, starring Michael Cera and Jonah Hill as two high school outcasts with a scheme for seduction. 11 p.m., Starz

Saturday
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
A compelling but grim drama about the consequences of two brothers’ decision to rob their own parents’ jewelry store. With Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke. 10 p.m., Showtime Showcase

Sunday
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Kirk Douglas plays a cynical reporter who exploits the plight of a man trapped in a mine. Billy Wilder’s scalding portrait of a media circus has only become more topical. 8 p.m., TCM

 

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