HBO has been showing Prisoners, which I skipped when it was in the theaters because it sounded too familiar (the father of a missing child takes the law into his own hands, etc.) -- sort of TV movie fare. Boy, was I wrong. Prisoners is a complex movie about complicated relationships among the characters; it has a real sense of dread that keeps building and building until it just can't build any more. Good cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello.

TMC just showed Suzy, a 1938 movie starring Jean Harlowe, Franchot Tone, and Cary Grant. In 1938 they were still listing the cast during the opening credits, and about halfway down the list appeared the name "George Spelvin" in the role of Gaston. So I watched for Gaston to see what actor didn't want his name listed, and there he was, early in the movie. Gaston was a goat.