Screen gems


The week ahead at the movies and on TV

Big screen

Opening Friday

Dead Man Down (R): Noomi Rapace reunites with her Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev, playing a woman who plots revenge by seducing the partner (Colin Farrell) of a mob boss who did her wrong.

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG): Sam Raimi directs this special-effects intensive fantasy, based on L. Frank Baum’s novel about a small-time magician (James Franco) who is whisked away to a distant land where he has the power to become a great wizard.

The Gatekeepers (PG-13): Oscar-nominated documentary features the first interviews with the surviving heads of Shin Bet, the top-secret Israel security agency.

Emperor (PG-13): Tommy Lee Jones is Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Matthew Fox is Gen. Bonner Fellers in this World War II drama about Japan’s surrender and the fate of Emperor Hirohito.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Red Widow (9-11 p.m. Sunday, ABC): A suburban soccer mom (Radha Mitchell, The Crazies) who has spent her life ignoring that all the men in her family — father, brother, husband — are criminals has to face facts when her husband is murdered. For a full review, see page 1M.

Kim Novak: Live From The TCM Classic Film Festival (8 p.m. Wednesday, Turner Classic Movies): One of the last of Hollywood’s studio-created stars discusses her career in unusually candid terms, from the secret romance with Sammy Davis Jr. the studio demanded she end to her diagnosis with bipolar disorder, the unpublicized reason she gave up her film career.

Glenn Garvin

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