Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Coming to audiences in Disney Digital 3-D, Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself on another adventure after meeting Angelica, a mysterious woman he shares a past with. Sparrow is unsure of his feelings for Angelica. She might be using him to find the mythical Fountain of Youth when she forces him onto “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship belonging to Blackbeard. Rated PG-13. The hangover part II
After Stu’s disasterous adventure with his bachelor party in Las Vegas, he is being extra cautious and taking no chances with his wedding in Bangkok, Thailand. However, two days before his wedding day, Stu and his friends get in trouble again after a wild night out. Will Stu be able to get himself out of trouble in time for his wedding? Rated R. Kung fu panda 2
Living his dream as a dragon warrior, panda hero Po spends his days protecting the Valley of Peace with his fellow kung fu masters. But when Lord Shen, an evil peacock, shows up with a secret weapon that will blow China off the map and destroy kung fu for good, Po must find a way to stop him.In order to defeat Lord Shen, Po must look into his past. Rated PG. X-Men: First Class
In 1963, a young Charles Xavier and Erik Lensharr begin to discover their mutant powers. Together as close allies, they fight the world’s greatest threat to the world. However. in the process, disagreements cause the friendship between the two men to unravel and create the most powerful archenemies in the world. Rated PG-13. Fires of kuwait
Shot in Kuwait in 1991, this documentary follows the men and women who fought to extinguish the fire and stop the 600 gushing oil wells started by Saddam Hussein and his troops during the Gulf War. Firefighting teams from all over the world had developed unique ways to extinguish the fires. The film gives you a first-hand look and takes you to the center of the disaster. Not rated.
Turn the channel to... Wednesday WTVM at 9 p.m. for Modern Family It’s Jay’s (Ed O’Neill) birthday, and he’d love to spend it quietly fishing on the lake, but his family has other plans. Carrying them out proves chaotic, as Claire and Mitchell (Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) get trapped in his yard, Phil (Ty Burrell) runs into an old nemesis while shopping with Gloria (Sofia Vergara), and Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) gets into trouble at the bakery in the season finale, The One That Got Away.
Thursday WRBL at 10 p.m. for The Mentalist Someone is murdered and someone else goes missing on the estate of a wealthy family. Since the compound was extremely wellguarded, Jane (Simon Baker) and his colleagues are perplexed by this one in Pink Chanel Suit. Keri Lynn Pratt (Smallville) and Arye Gross (Castle) guest star.
Friday WRBL at 9 p.m. for CSI: NY The CSIs are beset by a series of eerie events following the discovery of a woman who appears to have been frightened to death. Things get even weirder when a second victim surfaces. John Larroquette guest stars in Scared Stiff; Gary Sinise, Sela Ward, Anna Belknap and Eddie Cahill also star.
Saturday USA at 8:30 p.m. for Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark In the snake-riddled 1981 movie that started the Indiana Jones franchise, Harrison Ford plays the romancing, swashbuckling hero who fights the Nazis in an attempt to procure the most important archaeological find in all of history: the Ark of the Covenant. Karen Allen co-stars as the alcohol-swilling love interest.
Sunday WRBL at 10 p.m. for CSI: Miami Something’s definitely not sweet in this episode, which has Caine (David Caruso) and company investigating an explosion at a sugar refinery. It doesn’t take them long to uncover a shocking secret about one of the employees in “Blood Sugar.” Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Jonathan Togo and Rex Linn also star.
Monday HIST at 9 p.m. for Gettysburg The cable channel kicks off its weeklong commemoration of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary with this new two-hour special, which uses Lincoln’s Gettysburg address to frame its stories from the front lines. Computer imaging and dramatizations put the viewer in the midst of the action, while the special serves up some little-known facts about the war, its technology and turning points.
Tuesday TDC at 9 p.m. for Deadliest Catch The king crab season goes out like a lion when a ferocious storm blows through the fishing grounds. The Time Bandit’s crew members play a stunning prank on their counterparts aboard the Northwestern. One of the fleet’s most revered fishermen bids farewell in the new episode Graduation Day.
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DRIVE ANGRY: Nicolas Cage puts the pedal to the metal, figuratively as well as iterally, in this action tale that made every use it could of 3-D technology in its theatrical run. The star plays a vengeful man who literally escapes from hell to save his murdered daughter’s child from a cult leader, especially since the infant is slated to be sacrificed in a ritual. In attempting the rescue, the would-be hero is helped by a waitress and chased by an emissary of the devil ... and the result, if taken in the intended spirit, is more entertaining than some may expect. (Rated R)
BIUTIFUL: Javier Bardem already owns an Oscar, but he rightfully was in the running for another one for his fine work in director and co-screenwriter Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s profile of a man trying to get his affairs in order. As played by Bardem, he’s a felon, and also a father ... and once he’s informed that he doesn’t have long to live, he tries to do what’s right for those around him. However, he finds the two sides of his existence foiling many of his immediate plans. (Rated R)
TRUE BLOOD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON: A month before HBO launches the next round of producer Alan Ball’s supernatural saga, based on Charlaine Harris’ “Southern Vampire Mysteries” books, the most recent season comes to video. Werewolves become part of the mix as Sookie leaves Bon Temps for Mississippi in search of Bill, whose abduction reveals previously unknown information about him. (Not rated)