Coming Attractions: For this week and Feb. 3
One for the Money One for the Money brings Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) and favorite characters to the big screen. Needing quick cash, she decides to become a recovery agent for a bail bonding company. Her first bail jumper is the biggest surprise of them all — Joe Morelli, the guy from high school who dumped her. Maybe she’ll like this job after all. Rated PG-13.
The Grey An oil-drilling team survives a crash that leaves it stranded in Alaska. Now, a pack of wolves are after them. Humans may not be on the top of the food chain in this film. Being hunted, suffering from injuries and dealing with ice-cold weather, the crew must stay alive and fight off the wolves that see them as intruders in their territory. Will they survive? Rated R.
Chronicle A group of high school friends develop superpowers that at first seem all in good fun — making cars in parking lots move, scaring kids. Nothing harmful can come of their superpowers, right? Eventually, things take a turn for the worse when their lives end up out of control and the dark side of their powers begins to show. What will become of them? PG-13.
The Innkeepers The Yankee Pedlar Hotel has been around for 100 years — unfortunately its long reign is coming to and end and it’s shutting down. Two employees are left and they begin to wonder if the town is really haunted. Through their own explorations of the hotel they become convinced that the hotel is haunted as strange guests check in and disturbing events start happening. 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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Wednesday WLTZ at 8:30 p.m. for Are You There, Chelsea? Chelsea is attracted to the lead singer of the band that Sloane has brought to the bar as part of an outing for her church group. When he turns out to be not her type, she decides he’d be a good match for Dee Dee. Speaking of personality conflicts, Rick’s ex, Nikki, rubs people the wrong way when she goes to work at the bar in the new episode Believe.
Thursday WLTZ at 8 p.m. for 30 Rock As Tracy leads a protest in defense of idiots, Jack deals with his old nemesis, Devin Banks, who’s returned with a blackmail threat, and gives Criss an ultimatum. Tina Fey also stars in the new episode Idiots Are People Three! Friday WRBL at 8 p.m. for A Gifted Man Michael is surprised to run into a former patient at the clinic — an ex-football star who is now living on the streets. At Holt Neuro, he meets a patient with post-traumatic stress disorder. Allan Louis (Stomp the Yard) guest stars in In Case of Memory Loss; Jennifer Ehle and Margo Martindale also star.
Saturday LIFE at 8 p.m. for Movie: The Pregnancy Project Teen Mom meets Gentleman’s Agreement in this new fact-based drama starring Alexa Vega (Spy Kids) as Gabby Rodriguez, a high-school senior who does a project on stereotyping by pretending to be pregnant. Over the next few months, she records how she’s treated and what people are saying about her, leading up to the big reveal in which she confronts her classmates about their prejudices regarding teenage mothers.
Sunday HBO at 9 p.m. for Luck This new drama series is set in the worlds of horse racing and gambling. The colorful characters include Chester “Ace” Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), an intuitive tough guy who crafts a plan with his longtime chauffeur (Dennis Farina) to reverse the fortunes of a California racetrack; four dissolute gamblers who pool their resources in an effort to win an elusive bet; and a weathered trainer (Nick Nolte) who sees a second chance in an untested horse.
Monday FAM at 8 p.m. for Pretty Little Liars Hanna puts her foot down about Caleb, then starts feeling a chill from Aria, Spencer and Emily (Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell). It may not be personal, but it’s definitely a problem for her, as she needs her friends more than ever now that Kate (Natalie Hall) is coming to Rosewood High. Emily hopes for a do-over with her mother and Maya (Nia Peeples, Bianca Lawson) in the new episode A Kiss Before Lying.
Tuesday WRBL 8 p.m. for NCIS After a hired assassin is killed by a truck on the way to a job, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team learn his target was a Navy lieutenant commander who had ties to Congress and influence over government contracts. Abby (Pauley Perrette) makes a surprising discovery about her family when she comes up as a match for a patient needing a kidney transplant in Enemy on the Hill.
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DRIVE: Ryan Gosling is the nominal star of this high-octane action tale, but the performer really to watch here is Albert Brooks, stunningly effective in a role that’s a huge change of pace for him. He plays a crime kingpin who’s part of the scenario when a getaway driver (Gosling) is targeted for elimination after a robbery goes drastically wrong. Carey Mulligan plays another potential victim in the violent melodrama that also features Ron Perlman, screen veteran Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story), and cable drama staples Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men). (Rated R) IN TIME: A setup reminiscent of Logan’s Run fuels writerdirector Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca) sci-fi adventure about a future world where time literally is money, since people have to pay for the privilege of living past age 25. Everything has a price in days or weeks, and Justin Timberlake plays a man whose inheritance creates the impression he’ll exist as long as he wants to ... that is, until he becomes a fugitive upon being suspected of murder. (Rated PG-13)
THE THING: The title might suggest this is another revision of the classic, paranoia-inducing chiller about an Arctic outpost invaded by a creature that can assume infinite forms. In fact, it’s more of a prequel, but there’s still room for plenty of graphic visuals once the enemy starts striking the site’s staff. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard) gets her Sigourney Weaver on as the tale’s heroine; Joel Edgerton and Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) also appear, but as usual, the makeup and effects teams are the true stars. (Rated R)