Lawless (R): Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce are some of the bootleggers and lawmen trading bullets over moonshine during depression-era Virginia. Directed by John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “The Road”), so you know it will be grim.
Robot & Frank (PG-13):A retired jewel thief (Frank Langella) reprograms a robot companion given to him to by his son (James Marsden) as a gift to pull off one last heist.
The Possession (PG-13): The underrated Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal ( Nightwatch, The Substitute, Just Another Love Story) directs this thriller about an estranged couple (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick) who must set aside their differences to drive out the ancient spirit that has possessed their daughter.
Red Hook Summer (R): The latest drama from director Spike Lee, which caused a stir when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, centers on a middle-class boy from Atlanta spending the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in Brooklyn.
Attack of the 50-Foot Cheerleader (4:20 a.m. Sunday, Epix) Roger Corman may be 86 years old, but TV has given him new life. Why, in the last two years alone, he’s made Piranhaconda, Sharktopus, Dinocroc vs. Supergator and Dinoshark. With the ethical nuances of amphibian cross-breeding exhausted, the obvious progression was to giant nymphomaniacal cheerleaders. And stop whining about the air time! This is exactly what you got that DVR for.
The Fountainhead (2:30 a.m. Monday, Turner Classic Movies) Ayn Rand scripted this adaptation of her own novel blasting — among other things — Hollywood, collectivism, traditional architecture, conformity, newspapers, vulgarism and the New Deal. (Not a bad word about TV critics, though! And anybody who points out in response that we didn’t exist yet is definitely guilty of vulgarism.) Her tale of a rebellious architect is brought to life by director King Vidor and stars Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. Cooper thought casting Neal was a bad idea, but changed his mind after he started sleeping with her midway through production.
Let Miami Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin program your TiVo! Just click on his best bets for the week at http://www3.tivo.com/tivo-tco/mix/index.do