The star race car, Lightning McQueen, returns with his friend the tow truck Mater for an overseas adventure at the first World Grand Prix — a race to find the world’s fastest car.
Mater finds himself a new adventure as an international spy and is conflicted between helping out McQueen or continuing his own adventure with internatioinal espionage. Follow the two friends on their latest adventures. Rated G.
Hal Jordan is the newest recruit of the Green Lantern Corps, a brotherhood that keeps intergalactic order. It’s up to him to prevent the destruction of the universe 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.
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.
Transformers: Dark of the moon
Sam Witwicky is back again with his autobot friends — Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide and Sideswipe — in a battle between the autobots and decepticons. The decepticons are out for revenge with new characters and a new villain named Shockwave.
This time the two rivals battle it out in space in a race involving the Soviet Union.
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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TDC at 9 p.m. for MythBusters
It’s all done with mirrors. No, really. In the new episode Let There Be Light, Jamie and Adam attempt to re-create a scene in the movie The Mummy in which archaeologists lluminate an underground tomb by using ancient mirrors to project sunlight down there. Elsewhere, Tory, Kari and Grant test another scenario we’ve seen in the movies: Can a runaway car be stopped by another car pulling out in front of it?
WTVM at 8 p.m. for Wipeout
The summer season gets off to its official start with the new episode Hotties Versus Nerds, which is just what it sounds like. Twelve gorgeous contestants and 12 geeky ones hit the obstacle course for a chance to win $50,000. The challenges include the Wipeout Carwash and a new stunt called Total Carnage. This could be interesting. Jill Wagner co-hosts; John Henson and John Anderson host
WRBL at 9 p.m. for CSI: NY
The death of a Spanish club promoter forces Mac (Gary Sinise) to work with the head of Barcelona’s crime lab, and they don’t exactly develop a smooth working relationship in Holding Cell. Sela Ward, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper and Eddie Cahill also star.
A&E at 6 p.m. for Parking Wars
Steve was hoping to ease back into work upon returning from vacation in this episode, but that’s not going to happen, thanks to some folks who aren’t taking it well that he’s booted their vehicles. At the impound lot, two brothers trying to get their car back receive a blast from the past.
HBO at 9 p.m. for True Blood
Hurt and angry from her fights with Bill and Eric (Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard), Sookie (Anna Paquin) spends time away from Bon Temps while vampire spokeswoman Nan Flanagan (Jessica Tuck) tries to mend fences after Russell Edgington’s reign of terror. Hoyt and Jessica (Jim Parrack, Deborah Ann Woll) hit a rough patch. Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) urges Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) to participate in a local coven in the season four premiere, She’s Not There.
A&E at 10 p.m. for Intervention
This new episode introduces Mikeal and Sarah, a couple who share a heroin habit. Sarah comes from a well-off family, and her loved ones believe she was just a casual pill abuser before Mikeal got her hooked on the hard stuff. These two need an intervention, stat.
FWRBL at 8 p.m. on NCIS
Disturbing evidence about the Port-to-Port killer surfaces — specifically, evidence that he has infiltrated NCIS. Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his colleagues are on high alert as they pursue every possible lead in the race to locate him. Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo and Pauley Perrette also star in Swan Song.
Out on video
By Jay Bobbin
Director Zack Snyder parlays his yen for unique themes and visuals into this female-empowerment saga, a graphic-novel adaptation about a young woman (Emily Browning) sent to an asylum by her scheming stepfather. She escapes into a fantasy world in her mind, where she and other female patients battle demons in a quest that could lead to their escape in the real world. Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish and Vanessa Hudgens are among the heroine’s comrades.(Rated PG-13)
Paul Giamatti earned this comedy-drama — based on a Mordecai Richler novel — some extra attention by winning a Golden Globe for it. The honor was deserved, since he’s excellent as a television producer understandably unhappy upon learning his rather colorful past is about to be exposed. That prompts him to recount his own version of the events, especially where the women in his life (Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike, Rachelle Lefevre) are concerned. (Rated R)
Alex Pettyfer’s good looks helped him get cast in I Am Number Four, but he has to play against them in this modernization of Beauty and the Beast.
Here, he’s a privileged teen whose mistreatment of a classmate (Mary- Kate Olsen, she of Full House in her younger years) prompts her to literally cast a curse that alters his appearance in a horrifying way. The only way he can break it is to find someone who will love him no matter how he looks. Vanessa Hudgens plays the likeliest candidate. (Rated PG-13)