Super 8 In 1979, a group of kids film their own movie titled Super 8. In the process, they capture a terrifying train crash and begin to suspect that the crash was not an accident. Soon after, strange things begin to happen in their town. The local deputy begins to investigate into the phenomenon, and as he uncovers the truth, he realizes what may be at fault might not even be human. Rated PG-13.
Judy moody and the not bummer summer Based on the best-selling book series by Megan McDonald, third-grader Judy Moody finds her summer plans not going the way she wants them to. When her parents go to California, they leave her with Aunt Opal — a woman she has never met. Although her summer is going badly, she refuses to give up and takes her summer vacation into her own hands. Rated PG.
Green Lantern Hal Jordan is the newest recruit of the Green Lantern Corps, a brotherhood that keeps intergalactic order. It’s up to him to keep the destruction of the universe happening by the evil Parallex. Jordan is the first human to be part of the brotherhood and perhaps the first human to gain powers from the ring each Green Lantern wears. If he is able to gain control of the power in the ring, he might be able to save the universe. Rated PG-13.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins In this children’s book adaptation, Mr. Popper, has far too many penguins living in his home. It all begins when he writes a letter to Arctic explorers and soon after receives a penguin in the mail. Then Mr. Popper acquires a female penguin. Soon Mr. Popper’s house is overrun by the growing family of penguins. He decides to train them to perform in a traveling show. Rated PG.
FAST FIVE: The IMAX EXPERIENCE Since former cop Brian O’Conner and Mia Toretto broke Dom Toretto out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now they must pull one last job to gain their freedom. As they assemble their team of top racers, the allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. Rated PG-13.
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Wednesday TNT at 9 p.m. for Franklin & Bash A woman is charged with using sex to murder her husband — an unusual situation that calls for some unorthodox defense tactics. And if there’s anyone who knows how to employ those, it’s Steven and Jared. Check out the new episode She Came Upstairs to Kill Me.
Thursday WLTZ at 10 p.m. for Love Bites Apparently baking equals commitment. In the new episode How To..., Annie’s friend Jodie scares away a new beau by baking for him. A middle-aged couple comes to grips with their gay son’s new relationship. A young man falls for a woman who knits and asks his grandma (Doris Roberts) to show him how.
Friday SPIKE at 9 p.m. for Guys Choice Cue the Tim Allen grunt! This awards show is all about what guys like — from hot women and hard rock to sports and action movies. Voted on by viewers, the awards span such categories as “holy grail of hot,” “most dangerous man” and “unstoppable jock” — that one a tight race between Kobe Bryant and Aaron Rodgers. Music and comedy also are on the agenda for the event, taped at the Sony Pictures Studio in Culver City, Calif.
Saturday WLTZ at 5 p.m. for The 143rd Belmont Stakes If a horse has a shot at history and an elusive Triple Crown, all eyes will be on Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., today for the 143rd Belmont Stakes. If not, then we’ll pardon the lack of enthusiasm, especially if it turns out to be a dud like last year’s race, won by Drosselmeyer. Not only was there no Triple Crown threat, but Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and Preakness winner Lookin at Lucky skipped the race.
Sunday WRBL at 8 p.m. for The 65th Annual Tony Awards Neil Patrick Harris returns as host of this event honoring the best of Broadway as it moves to a new home at the Beacon Theatre. The Book of Mormon from the creators of South Park is up for 14 awards, with another musical, The Scottsboro Boys, right behind with 12 nominations.
Monday LIFE at 8 p.m. for the movie: Nora Roberts’ Carnal Innocence Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice) stars in this new mystery as a famous violinist who retreats to her small Southern town for a little peace and quiet. It soon becomes apparent that she’s not going to get either, as a serial killer is stalking the streets, and she may be his next victim.
Tuesday FAM at 8 p.m. for Pretty Little Liars The end of last season found Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer resolving to put an end to “A” once and for all. As the new season opens, all eyes in Rosewood are on them, and they are forced to seek help in It’s Alive.
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BATTLE: LOS ANGELES After devastating attacks are staged by alien invaders elsewhere around the globe, the U.S. West Coast becomes the next target in this sci-fi thriller. Though the special-effects masters are the real stars here, Aaron Eckhart plays a Marine sergeant who leads troops into combat against the otherworldly assailants. Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods), Michael Pena (Crash) and music’s Ne-Yo also are in the human cast. (Rated PG-13)
BIG MOMMA’S: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Martin Lawrence goes into female-disguise mode again in this comedy sequel, and he’s not alone this time. His FBI-operative character poses once more as Big Momma at a girls school, where he hides out with his murder witness stepson (Brandon T. Jackson), also posing as a member of the opposite gender. Lawrence still milks laughs from the premise the third time around. Co-stars include Jessica Lucas, Sherri Shepherd and Faizon Love. (Rated PG-13)
HALL PASS Filmmaking brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly, of There’s Something About Mary fame, give two men - played by Owen Wilson and Saturday Night Live regular Jason Sudeikis - a one-week vacation from their marriages in this often crass, occasionally amusing comedy. The fellows can do anything they want, and they’re surprised at the results ... which include their wives (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) pursuing their own plans. (Rated R)