Hotel Transylvania (PG): Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg provide the voices for this animated comedy about a boy who discovers Dracula is real — and falls in love with his daughter.
Looper (R): A time-travel movie like none you’ve seen before. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the young and old versions of the same character in writer-director Rian Johnson’s surprising, exciting sci-fi adventure set in the near future.
Won’t Back Down (PG-13): Frustrated by bureaucracy and politics, two mothers (Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal) decide to do something to save their kids’ failing inner-city school.
Pitch Perfect (PG-13): Anna Kendrick is a college freshman who leads her all-girls singing group in a school competition against the boys’ team. You know, like Glee, but in college.
Vegas (10-11 p.m. Tuesday, CBS) A vividly entertaining cop drama set in Sin City in the 1960s, with Dennis Quaid as a we-don’t-need-no-stinking-warrants sheriff and Michael Chiklis as a brutal Mafia boss.
Animal Practice (8-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, NBC) Setting a sitcom in a veterinarian’s office sounds like a formula for death by nauseating cuteness. Instead, it’s scathingly funny, with a bed-hopping vet and a con-man monkey.
The Neighbors (9:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC) A family moves into a pleasant suburban neighborhood, only to discover all the neighbors are disguised space aliens. Funny in spots, but ultimately you’d do better to rent old Saturday Night Live DVDs and watch the Conehead skits.
Last Resort (9-10 p.m. Thursday, ABC) Finally, the fall’s best new drama makes its debut: As a political crisis brews in Washington, the commander of a U.S. Navy nuclear sub goes rogue, seizing an island and threatening to launch missiles at — well, everything. A taut hour of television that will leave you wishing it was two. Or three. Or four.
Elementary (10-11 p.m. Thursday, CBS) The original police procedural comes to TV in a modern setting, with Jonny Lee Miller as drug-addicted Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as his therapist, Dr. Watson. Miller and Liu are a delight to watch.
Made in Jersey (9-10 p.m.) A working-class version of The Good Wife, with Janet Montgomery ( Entourage) as a street-smart lawyer trying make her way among the Ivy Leaguers at an elite law firm. Not entirely convincing, but I’ve seen worse. Much worse.
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