Captain America: The First Avenger
Steve Rogers is a fragile boy growing up during the Great Depression and wants to join the Army after seeing footage of what the Nazis are doing in Germany. Unfortunately, he is rejected by the Army because of his weakness. But Gen. Chester Phillips offers him a super-soldier serum which leads to his first assignment as Captain America. Rated PG-13.
Friends with benefits
In the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits, Dylan and Jamie’s friendship might be taking a turn for the worst after they decide to take their friendship to the next level — with no strings attached. They figure it can’t complicate their friendship. But they find out they are, in fact, wrong.
Will their friendship crumble or turn into a real relationship? Rated R.
Cowboys and aliens
In 1873, a man comes across a small town name Absolution, with no memories of his past. On his wrist is a shackle.Unfortunately, the town is not welcoming to him and is led by the dictatorial leader Col. Dolarhyde — a man that leads his town with fear. But when an alien species targets the town for enslavement, the town must count on the mysterious man, who is the key to Absolution’s survival. Rated PG-13.
In this 3-D live-action movie, the smurfs wind up in the middle of Central Park after the evil villain Gargamel chases them out of their village.
Lost in the middle of New York, the smurfs have to find their way back home. Unluckily for Patrick and Grace Winslow, they get caught in the middle as the tiny blue creatures invade their home. 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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WLTZ at 8 p.m.for Minute to Win It
A married couple from California try to make their way to the million- dollar prize in a series of challenges starting with Floatacious, which involves balancing empty soda cans on a plastic plate floating in a bowl of water. Later, strangers Amanda and Timothy take on the Bucket Head challenge, catching pingpong balls in a bucket that’s placed ... well, guess where.
WLTZ at 8:30 p.m. for
Parks and Recreation
It’s party time in Pawnee in this episode, as April and Andy host a dinner party for their friends, and Ann attends a singles party in an effort to jump-start her love life. Ben seeks career advice from Leslie. Nick Offerman also stars in Fancy Party.
WLTZ at 8 p.m. for Who Do You Think You Are?
She’s the daughter and sister of a beloved country music duo, but Naomi and Wynonna aren’t the only colorful characters on actress Ashley Judd’s family tree. In this episode, Judd learns about her talltale- spinning maternal great-grandmother, an ancestor who fought for the Union in the Civil War and a connection to the country’s first settlers.
WXTX 9 p.m. for Family Guy
Peter volunteers Lois to compete when he receives tickets to a boxing match, where the “little woman” triumphs in the ring, inspiring Peter to become her fight promoter in the new episode Baby, You Knock Me Out.
HBO at 9 p.m. for True Blood
Sookie cares for Eric while Bill (Stephen Moyer) tackles the necromancy crisis. Sam becomes Tommy’s accomplice. Arlene and Terry turn to religion to solve their parenting problems. Jesus and Lafayette search for a shaman in Mexico in the new episode I Hate You, I Love You.
WRBL at 8 p.m. for How I Met Your Mother
Let’s go to the mall! When Barney finds a copy of the Canadian kids show featuring Robin Sparkles, Robin’s pop-star alter ego, he and the rest of the gang earn even more about her past as a performer than they expected. Alan Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls guest star in “Glitter.”
WRBL at 8 p.m. for NCIS
Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team have an international incident on their hands when an American petty officer is killed aboard a British naval vessel. They try to keep it from turning into an international crisis in “Royals & Loyals.”
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By JAY BOBBIN
A military man, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, experiences a phenomenon that places him into a more lethal sort of Groundhog Day in director Duncan Jones’ Moon clever 2011 melodrama. The hero is sent back in time — repeatedly — into the last minutes of a commuter train’s travels, to determine who was responsible for the terrorist act that destroyed the locomotive. Michelle Monaghan plays a fellow passenger, and Vera Farmiga is the face and voice giving the hero his orders. (Rated PG-13)
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT:
Brandon Routh first made a name for himself as a character from the comic pages in Superman Returns, and he tackles another such role in this seriocomic thriller about a sleuth who counts the undead among his clients. Thus, he must use special weapons as he combs New Orleans for the perpetrator of apparent serial murders. Co-stars include Taye Diggs, Sam Huntington — who played Jimmy Olsen to Routh’s Superman — and Anita Briem .(Rated PG-13)
You might expect something amusing from director and Friends veteran David Schwimmer, but this effort is anything but comedic. The focus is a teenager (Liana Liberato) who falls prey to an online predator (Chris Henry Coffey), believing him to be the fellow teen he represents himself as. Their connection plays out dangerously, shocking her parents (Clive Owen, Catherine Keener) when alarming circumstances make them realize what’s been going on. Tony Award winner Viola Davis also stars. (Rated R)