Screen gems

 

The week ahead at the movies and on TV

Big screen

Opening Friday

Hitchcock (PG-13): Anthony Hopkins plays the iconic filmmaker during the making of his most famous movie, Psycho. Helen Mirren is his dutiful wife Alma.

Playing for Keeps (PG-13): A former soccer star (Gerard Butler) starts coaching his son’s team and becomes the apple of every soccer mom’s eye.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

The Taming of the Shrew (9:45 a.m. Sunday, Turner Movie Classics): Now that you’ve had a week to fight off the suicidal impulses triggered by that god-awful Lifetime biopic about Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, here’s a chance to see why they really were such a big deal in a sexy and hilarious Shakespeare adaptation shot by Franco Zeffirelli.

Restless (9 p.m. Friday, Sundance Channel): What if you found out your mom was a spy, still hiding out from the Russian assassins she eluded 30 years ago? Charlotte Rampling ( The Night Porter) and Ruth Gilmartin ( Downton Abbey) star in this two-part adaptation of William Boyd’s deceptively powerful novel.

12 Disasters Of Christmas (9 p.m. Saturday, Syfy): Nothing gets the holiday spirit flowing like a movie in which the carol Twelve Days of Christmas turns out to be a prophecy of worldwide yuletide destruction triggered by those playful Mayans. Finally, a Christmas flick that Mr. Scrooge and Mr. Potter can enjoy.

Glenn Garvin

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

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