It’s been 10 years since Sydney Prescott visited the town of Woodsboro. Now, she is back as the author of a self-help book on the last stop of her book tour. There, she reunites with old friends including Sheriff Dewey Riley and Gale, who are now married, her cousin Jill, Sydney’s friend Kirby, and her aunt Kate. However, with her return to Woodsboro brings Ghostface back to haunt Sydney and her friends and family. Now, everyone is endanger. Rated R.
A film based on true events, The Conspirator is set in post-Civil War Washington after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Lawyer Frederick Aiken reluctantly agrees to defend Mary Surratt, the only woman charged with conspiring to assassinate the president.
Realizing Mary may be innocent, Frederick tries to build his case against Mary’s son John before things get really ugly for them all.
Water for elephants
Based on the best-selling novel, Water for Elephants shows the growing, yet dangerous love between Jacob, a veterinary school student in charge of veterinary care for circus animals, and Marlena — a married circus performer, through their combined compassion and care for an elephant named Rosie.
Although the two fall madly in love, the pair must deal with Marlena’s possessive and dangerous husband, August. Rated NR.
Follow two lion families and a cheetah family on a quest through Africa with this Walt Disney produced nature documentary. There is Sita, a cheetah and mother of five newborns. Sita must trek across lion territory in order to provide for her cubs; Mara, a young lion in the River Pride who strives to be like her strong mother, Layla; and Fang, wounded leader of the River pride who must protect his pride from the lion Kali and his sons.
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.
Turn the channel to
WXTX at 9:30 p.m. for Breaking In
Oz (Christian Slater) and his team expect their latest gig — breaking into an elderly woman’s home — will be an easy one, but her security system proves a formidable obstacle. Cameron meets a beautiful dentist (guest star Alyssa Milano) who seems unusually curious about his work. Odette Annable and Alphonso McAuley also star in the new episode ’Tis Better to Have Loved and Flossed.
WRBL at 8 p.m. for The Big Bang Theory
Super! The guys finally find a use for Penny’s hot new boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith), when they decide to enter a costume contest as the Justice League. Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons also star in The Justice League Recombination.
WRBL at 10 p.m. for Blue Bloods
Jackie and Danny (Jennifer Esposito, Donnie Wahlberg) investigate the murder of a high-end escort whose body is found floating in the river. A missing-person case that hit Frank hard 25 years ago comes back to haunt him when the victim’s remains are found, and he vows to bring the killer to justice in Little Fish.
SHOW at 9 p.m. for Aries Spears:
Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling
The stand-up comedian and MADtv alumnus takes on the showbiz life, political correctness and race relations in this new special, taped at the Best Buy Theater in New York’s Times Square. Whether he’s talking about politics or bioterrorism, he keeps the sold-out crowd laughing, so prepare to do the same.
USA at 9 p.m. for Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe
Navy SEAL-turned-covert operative Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) is in the spotlight in this prequel to the spy series Burn Notice. Set five years in the past, it follows Axe, still a lieutenant commander, to the Colombian jungle, where he’s been sent to advise a military platoon after getting on the wrong side of an admiral (John Diehl). He soon discovers nothing — and nobody — is as it seems. RonReaco Lee, Chandra West and Kiele Sanchez also star.
WRBL at 8 p.m. for How I Met Your Mother
As Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) tries to bond with his father, Jerry (John Lithgow), he wants his friends to lie about their lives so they — and by extension, he — will appear more interesting. Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) life could get more exciting for real when she runs into a guy she’s been crushing on. Jason Segel, Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan also star in the new episode Hopeless.
HIST at 10 p.m. for Top Shot
In Down to the Wire, the last episode before the season finale, the remaining five marksmen face the two biggest challenges of the competition as they shoot while hanging from a 125-foot crane and standing in the back of a moving vehicle. Wait, isn’t it supposed to be moving targets that are hard to hit? Colby Donaldson hosts.
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By Jay Bobbin © Zap2it
THE KING’S SPEECH
After winning virtually every film award there is for his portrayal of the stammering King George VI, Colin Firth was the unsurprising but hugely deserving recipient of a best actor Oscar for this superb drama, also named best picture. Director Tom Hooper and writer David Seidler received Academy Awards as well for the film, which also boasts nominated performances by Geoffrey Rush as the monarch’s offbeat speech therapist and Helena Bonham Carter as George’s wife. (Rated R)
Also a producer of the drama, Nicole Kidman was an Oscar nominee for her intense work in David Lindsay-Abaire’s adaptation of his own play. Kidman and Aaron Eckhart star as a couple still struggling, months later, to deal with the sudden loss of their young son in an accident. Whether their relationship can survive the related roller coaster of emotions is a question not easily resolved. Director John Cameron Mitchell’s (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) cast also includes Dianne Wiest and Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy). (Rated PG-13)
Knowing that Jack Black has the title role as the traveler thrown off course to end up towering over tiny Lilliputians, you can pretty much expect this isn’t your father’s “Gulliver.” Indeed, the original Jonathan Swift story is contoured to Black’s very contemporary humor as he plays a would-be columnist stranded on an island, where he becomes the big man ... in every sense of the phrase. Emily Blunt also stars as one of the microsized residents, with Amanda Peet and Jason Segel also in the cast. (Rated PG)