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Highlights for each day of the week

Monday, April 1Thank You For SmokingAaron Eckhart plays a smooth-talking tobacco lobbyist with a nagging conscience in this clever film, based on a satirical Christopher Buckley novel. (2005) 12:45 p.m., Sundance

Tuesday, April 2King KongEvery generation tries to remake Kong, but none of the remakes comes within an iconic skyscraper of the original. With Fay Wray. (1933) 7:30 a.m., TCM

Wednesday, April 3Coal Miner’s DaughterSissy Spacek earned a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn, the teen bride from Butcher Holler, Ky., who became a country-music legend. (1980) 9:35 p.m., Movieplex

Thursday, April 4How Green Was My ValleyJohn Ford’s film about the tribulations of a Welsh family beat out Citizen Kane and The Maltese Falcon for Best Picture at the 1942 Oscars. See if you’d vote likewise. (1941) 10 p.m., TCM

Friday, April 5PoltergeistTry to count how many times Craig T. Nelson and his haunted suburban family utter the name “Carol Anne” in this ’80s horror classic about a girl and her TV. (1982) 9:45 a.m., IFC

Saturday, April 6Rio BravoJohn Wayne had been on a hiatus from Westerns when he signed on for this one, a Howard Hawks classic about a Texas sheriff facing long odds. (1959) 2 p.m., AMC

Sunday, April 7Me and Orson WellesZac Efron is surprisingly effective as a teenager who befriends Orson Welles. But the reason to watch is Christian McKay—for his spot-on impression of the film legend. (2008) 2 p.m., Sundance

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