Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for the comedy-adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. Not rated.
The lincoln lawyer Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental. After spending his career defending petty criminals, he lands a case defending a rich Beverly Hills realtor (Ryan Phillippe) accused of attempted rape and murder. What appears, in the beginning, to be a straightforward case develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation. Not Rated.
The 5th quarter
The death of a promising young athlete just days before his 16th birthday inspires his older brother to lead his college football team to new heights. The 5th Quarter is an inspiring true story about a family from Marietta, Ga., coming together to rally a team, a school and a community to achieve more than they could ever have imagined.Aidan Quinn, Andie MacDowell and Ryan Merriman star in this touching true story. Rated PG-13.
Diary of a wimpy kid 2: Roderick rules The movie chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking middle school student Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone’s life: middle school. As Greg braves his first days of seventh grade, his parents make a noble, yet ill-advised, attempt to help him forge a stronger bond with his mischievous older brother, Rodrick, who takes twisted delight in tormenting his younger sibling. Not Rated.
Harry Potter & the deathly hallows Part I: The IMAX Experience Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. Little hope remains for them, so everything they do must go as planned. Rated PG-13.
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WRBL at 9 p.m. for Criminal Minds
Fans of A.J. Cook and her character, Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, will be pleased with this new episode, in which her former BAU colleagues call upon her to help them find Prentiss. She’s gone off to confront her nemesis, Ian Doyle, and the team races the clock to find her and capture him before tragedy strikes.
WLTZ at 9:30 p.m. for Parks and
Curses! Foiled again! As if Leslie weren’t stressed enough about the harvest festival, which could make or break the department and her career, a Wamapoke tribal leader threatens to put a curse on the event. April has a problem with Andy. Ann gets some advice about her love life from an unlikely source in the new episode Harvest Festival.
HBO at 9 p.m. for The Ricky
When Ricky tells Karl there are thousands of species that haven’t been discovered yet, Karl wonders if it’s worth it to look for them. Ricky has an idea for an alternative fuel for cars. Karl speculates about alien involvement in the invention of the computer chip. A documentary about male pregnancy has the guys debating human anatomy in the new episode Natural History.
TCM at 8 p.m. for Hannah and Her
This week’s The Essentials choice is Woody Allen’s 1986 comedy-drama that is among his warmest, very best movies. Though he’s a member of the ensemble cast, he gives the most choice moments to his co-stars. They include two Oscar winners: Michael Caine as a middle-aged husband who develops an infatuation for his wife’s (Mia Farrow) sister (Barbara Hershey), and Dianne Wiest as the women’s other sibling.
WLTZ at 9 p.m. for The Celebrity
In the new episode Unhappy Campers, each team is given two RVs to put on an “experience” in midtown Manhattan. If you’ve ever driven a motor home in Manhattan, you know that’s an experience in itself. Things get tense as one celebrity wrestles control away from the project manager, while another team’s leader quits working on the project to play catch. In the boardroom, Donald Trump makes one camper even unhappier with his famous “You’re fired!”
WRBL at 8 p.m. for How I Met Your Mother
Barney’s dad is a space alien! Oh, wait — he just played one on TV. Surprises await Barney when he finally meets his father (guest star John Lithgow). The friends discover that they all have gaps in their knowledge — things they should have figured out by the time they became adults — in the new episode Legendaddy.
WRBL at 8 p.m. for NCIS
Vance orders Gibbs to question a troubled teen (guest star Cameron Monaghan, Shameless) who’s accused of killing his father, a retired Marine. The assignment not only puts Gibbs’ interrogation skills to the test but also has him questioning the director’s motives in the new episode Out of the Frying Pan ... .
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By Jay Bobbin
The star power and the scenery are the main attractions of this romantic adventure with definite echoes of North by Northwest. Johnny Depp plays a bookish American who’s visiting Europe when his path crosses that of an attractive mystery woman (Angelina Jolie). She quickly draws him into a dangerous case of mistaken identity that plays out in such cities as Paris and Venice. The supporting cast includes Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton and Rufus Sewell. Rated PG-13.
HOW DO YOU KNOW
Writer-director James L. Brooks isn’t as close to the top of his game here as he was with Terms of Endearment and Broadcast News, but he assembles a winning cast for the tale of an athlete (Reese Witherspoon) who suddenly finds herself with some big choices to make. The most prominent ones are two suitors, one (Owen Wilson) a baseball star and the other (Paul Rudd) a businessman who’s in some deep legal trouble. Brooks movie regular Jack Nicholson also stars as Rudd’s father. Rated PG-13.
YOGI BEAR The long-beloved Hanna-Barbera character who’s “smarter than the average bear” gets computer-animated treatment in this enjoyable feature, with Dan Aykroyd voicing Yogi and Justin Timberlake heard as loyal companion Boo-Boo. They have new adventures in Jellystone Park, which they try to save from being shuttered on its 100th anniversary by assisting Ranger Smith (played by Tom Cavanagh). Anna Faris also stars. Rated PG).