The Week in DVR: Redford, Newman, Harold and Kumar Make it Movie Week!…Plus, Conan’s Last Late Nights

butch cassidy and the sundance kid11 The Week in DVR: Redford, Newman, Harold and Kumar Make it Movie Week!...Plus, Conans Last Late NightsMonday: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
As part of their “31 Days of Oscar,” Turner Classic Movies is pulling out all of your dusty old favorites this month. So here’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one of those movies where everything clicks into place like a tumbler in a lock. William Goldman’s Oscar-winning screenplay is tight and effortless; Robert Redford and Paul Newman do it all with their patented brand of winking charm. We hate saying “they don’t make movies like this anymore”, but with Butch Cassidy we’ll make an exception. [TCM, 8 p.m.]

Tuesday: There Will Be Blood
On the very short list of the best movies to come out in the past decade, There Will Be Blood is nothing short of a towering achievement.

Monday: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
As part of their “31 Days of Oscar,” Turner Classic Movies is pulling out all of your dusty old favorites this month. So here’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one of those movies where everything clicks into place like a tumbler in a lock. William Goldman’s Oscar-winning screenplay is tight and effortless; Robert Redford and Paul Newman do it all with their patented brand of winking charm. We hate saying “they don’t make movies like this anymore”, but with Butch Cassidy we’ll make an exception. [TCM, 8 p.m.]

Tuesday: There Will Be Blood
On the very short list of the best movies to come out in the past decade, There Will Be Blood is nothing short of a towering achievement. The genius of Paul Thomas Anderson is that he manages to take parts of Orson Welles, Terrence Malick, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese and blend them all together to create something wholly original. While Quentin Tarantino seems content on making mix-tape movies—highlight reels of his favorite films—Mr. Anderson uses his favorites as a baseline for something greater. If someone can explain to us how There Will Be Blood lost to No Country for Old Men at the Oscars last year, we will be forever grateful. [Showtime, 6:15 p.m.]

Wednesday: Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
While the sequel to Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle—a shaggy dog mess of social commentary wrapped in gross-out jokes and pot—already feels pretty dated, there is something sublimely hilarious about watching Neil Patrick Harris ride a unicorn and brand a prostitute on her butt with his initials. Yeah, it’s that kind of movie. [More Max, 7:20 p.m.]

Thursday: Grey’s Anatomy / Private Practice
When we first heard about the Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice crossover, our eyes glazed over; as if watching one of these crappy shows wasn’t enough, now we had to watch both? But something completely unexpected happened: the stunt worked! Each one has benefited from the presence of the other, and their twin successes prove unequivocally that the worst decision Shonda Rhimes ever made was spinning Kate Walsh off of Grey’s Anatomy and onto Private Practice. Ms. Walsh is a revelation when paired with Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane and the rest of the Grey’s crew—we’re talking Emmy-worthy here, people! And if Ms. Rhimes isn’t too busy issuing pat denials about the imminent departures of Katherine Heigl and T. R. Knight, she should give serious thought to consolidating her two soap operas back into one show. [ABC, 9 p.m.]

Friday: Late Night with Conan O’Brien
This week marks the final episodes of Late Night with Conan O’Brien—Mr. O’Brien takes over The Tonight Show starting June 1, while Jimmy Fallon starts his stint as Late Night host on March 2nd. Other than a reunion of the White Stripes, there is no word just yet on what Conan is planning for his very last show, but here’s hoping we see Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a return of Andy Richter and, yes, one final glimpse of the Masturbating Bear. [NBC, 12:30 a.m.]