In this post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers — all living in the same high-rise apartment building — are saved from a nuclear attack by hiding in the bunker-like basement.
Trapped inside and with their supplies dwindling, the group begins to go mad and turn on each other. It seems like there is no hope inside or out, but one survivor thinks there might be. Rated R.
A former professional smuggler with a family, Chris Farraday must protect his wife’s (Kate Beckinsale) brother from a drug lord who is after him.
In order to save him, Chris must smuggle $15 million to pay off his brother-in-law’s debt. Calling on old skills, soon Chris is having to protect his family as things get ugly. Rated R.
It’s 1944 during World War II. The black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are fighting against an overseas enemy but must also fight discrimination and racism at home. The pilots are given inferior planes despite being master pilots. Will the pilots be able to overcome their obstacles and brave the skies?
This fourth film shot in 3D, brings back the lycans and vampires. Only this time they aren’t battling each other. The two usual enemies must fight against humankind who seek their eradication now that they’ve been discovered. Selene leads the way in the battle of vampires and lycans versus humans. Who will prevail? Rated R.
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Go back in time --— before the American West was known as the American frontier — and follow the famous explorers, Lewis and Clark, into the land of unknown.
Watch as the beauty and danger of the land unfold as the captains lead a group of people, including a woman and her infant son, through an unknown land, to the Pacific Ocean and back. Not rated.
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WRBL at 9 p.m. for the People’s Choice Awards 2012
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) is the host, and Faith Hill and Demi Lovato are among the scheduled performers at this year’s awards. Leading contenders include the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, with nine nominations, singer Katy Perry with seven and television’s Glee with six. There’s a new category, favorite movie icon, with George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hank and Robert De Niro in contention.
WXTX at 9 p.m. for The Finder
This spinoff of Bones is a procedural about Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), a man with an extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable. Michael Clarke Duncan also stars in the series created by Hart Hanson, who also created Bones.
WTVM at 8 p.m. for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The series ends its run at 200 episodes with the mother of all makeovers, building new homes for seven families in Joplin, Mo., which was devastated by a tornado in May. Two of those families lost children in the disaster, and all of them lost their homes. More than 10,000 volunteers help with the project, which includes not only constructing seven homes but refurbishing a park and building a playground and a memorial.
WTVM at 9 p.m. for The 2012 Miss America Pageant
Brooke Burke-Charvet (Dancing With the Stars) and Chris Harrison (The Bachelor) are the hosts for this year’s edition of one of television’s oldest competitive reality shows — which was around long before television. After the finalists are chosen and take part in one last round of fitness (swimsuit), poise (evening gown), talent and interview competition, Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, crowns one lucky young woman her successor.
WLTZ at 8 p.m. for The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Ricky Gervais returns as host as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association salutes its favorites in film and television. In movies, The Artist leads the pack with six nominations, followed by The Help and The Descendants with five each. New series are well-represented on the television side, with nominations for American Horror Story, Enlightened and New Girl, to name a few.
WLTZ at 9:30 p.m. for Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Think “Punk’d” with senior citizens. In this new series, America’s nonagenarian sweetheart leads a band of merry elders in playing pranks on unsuspecting younger folks, whose reactions are captured by strategically hidden cameras. Hey, why should those Kutcher and Knoxville whippersnappers have all the fun?
WJSP at 8 p.m. for Custer’s Last Stand: American Experience
This new two-hour biography of one of the most charismatic and contradictory American leaders of the 19th century goes on a journey from Custer’s memorable charge at Gettysburg to his lonely death on the wind-swept plains of the West.
Out on video
THE IDES OF MARCH
George Clooney is in fine form as star, director, co-screenwriter and a producer of this smart political drama, in which he casts himself as a governor eyeing a presidential nomination. What happens behind the scenes is a wake-up call to many of his staffers, especially one idealist (Ryan Gosling) who starts to debate working for a candidate who may not be living the values he readily espouses. The first-rate cast also includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei and Jeffrey Wright. (Rated R)
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
Producer and co-writer Adam Sandler gives his comedian pal Nick Swardson — who worked with him in Just Go With It — his own showcase with this semiamusing tale of an average guy who gets inspiration to change his life when he learns of his parents’ pasts. They were stars of porn movies, and ordinary Bucky decides to follow in their footsteps ... or at least give it his best shot. Co-stars include Christina Ricci (Pan Am) and, rarely seen these days, Don Johnson. (Rated R)
Trying to build on his stardom as the lupine Jacob in the “Twilight” movies, Taylor Lautner is mildly successful in this melodrama from director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) about a young man who goes on the lam with a friend (Lily Collins) when he finds he was kidnapped as a youngster. Determined to uncover his true past, he’s pursued by forces both friendly and not-so-much; the expert supporting cast includes Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina and Maria Bello (Prime Suspect). (Rated PG-13)