The week ahead at the movies and on TV


The week ahead at the movies and on TV

Big screen

Opening Date

Killing Them Softly (R) An enforcer must track down three crooks who robbed the Mob. With Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy (9 p.m. Sunday, Smithsonian Channel) An odd blend of documentary and drama, this show about the famous — or infamous, take your pick — political firebrand who defined anti-communism in the 1950s is hard to describe. The staged portions star John Sessions ( Iron Lady) as McCarthy and Justine Waddell ( The Mystery of Natalie Wood) as his wife Jean. The documentary parts include interviews with everybody from Henry Kissinger to Ann Coulter.

The Iron Petticoat (8 p.m. Thursday, Turner Classic Movies) This long-lost Cold War comedy starring Bob Hope as a U.S. Air Force pilot and Katherine Hepburn as a Soviet defector triggered a nasty public spat between Hope and screenwriter Ben Hecht when it was released in 1956. Hecht, infuriated that Hope brought in his own writers to doctor the script, demanded that his name be removed from the film. The controversy killed The Iron Petticoat at the box office, and after reverting to Hope’s ownership in 1966 it was never seen again. Until now.

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    Cue the Dynasty music and break out the shoulder pads — Joan Collins is coming to town Friday night with her one-woman show. But don’t expect the Hollywood legend, 80, to focus on her time as bitchy Alexis Carrington Colby on the famed ’80s night soap opera. Collins has quite the acting pedigree, having debuted on the London stage at the age of 9 before she made it on the big screen in such 1950s movies as The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally Round the Flag Boys. Still quick as a whip, the glamorous as all get-out Brit will tell you all about her illustrious career and more during One Night with Joan at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

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