Screen gems: The week ahead at the movies and on TV


Big screen

Opening Friday

Evil Dead (R): This remake of the 1981 horror classic about five teens besieged by evil forces in the woods is not your typical do-over cash-in. The creators of the original film — Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob G. Tapert — served as producers and oversaw the making of the film. It marks the feature debut of Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez, who certainly loves the gory stuff. Barf bags may be required.

The Sapphires (PG-13): Crowd-pleasing musical about an Aboriginal all-girl group that entertained U.S. troops during the Vietnam War in 1968.

On the Road (R): Filmmaker Walter Salles ( The Motorcycle Diaries) adapts Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel about three friends (Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund) who head out on a trip across the country.

Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13): “See it the way it was meant to be seen!” blare the TV ads for this 3D upgrade of Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur classic. I don’t know. It looked pretty good to me the first time around.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Game of Thrones (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO): The third season of the hit fantasy series picks up shortly where the second left off, and the mood is grim. The survivors of the war at Blackwater are nursing their wounds — some more grievous than others — and plot pieces are being put into place that will turn villains into heroes and vice-versa. New characters are introduced, which means you’ll now have 20 storylines to follow instead of just 15. The premiere is a bit slow and talky, but by the second episode, you’ll already be shouting at your TV screen. Also: There may be dragons. OK, there will be dragons. And my, how have they grown.

Spies Of Warsaw (9 p.m. Wednesday, BBC America ): Our national shame: One of the finest American spy novelists finally gets a novel adapted for the screen…and it has to be done by the Brits. Whatever — Alan Furst’s tale of a French intelligence agent in the late 1930s trying to divine the intentions of Hitler has made an atmospheric, cerebral and altogether excellent transition to TV in this two-part miniseries.

Rogue (9 p.m. Wednesday, DirecTV Audience Network): You’ve gotta be a subscriber to DirecTV’s satellite service to see this crime-thriller series about a cop involved with a gangster — a gangster who may have committed a crime against her own family.

Hannibal (10 p.m. Thursday, NBC ): With Showtime ( Dexter) and Fox ( The Following) having shows about charismatic serial killers, you knew it was only a matter of time before some network programming boss said, “Hey, how about a show about a charismatic cannibal serial killer?” And so our old pal Hannibal Lecter gets his own TV series. A bite of liver, anyone?

Glenn Garvin

Read more Glenn Garvin: On TV stories from the Miami Herald

Original 1950s As The World Turns opening.

    In 2006, the world kept turning

    An April 2006 look back at a half-century of ''As the World Turns.''


    Review | 'Good Family' makes fun of the world's do-gooders

    Life's not easy if you're an organic-eating, tree-hugging, SUV-eschewing, carbon-footprintless, gender-identity-indifferent, diversity-celebrating, nonjudgmental (well, except for those damn U.S. flag pins) vegan pacifist. Just ask Gerald and Helen Goode, the First Couple of PC America.

Everglades City put on a weekend-long celebration when the Tamiami Trail opened 80 years ago this week, on April 25th, 1928.

    The Trail at 80: A new documentary retraces the eccentricities of South Florida's signature highway

    Escape to Dreamland, 9-10 p.m. Sunday, WLRN-PBS 17 Because I grew up halfway across the country in the middle of a desert, my knowledge of Florida's sultry southern tip was vague and tenuous. For years my dominant and perhaps only mental image of South Florida was grubby tenement rat Dustin Hoffman's quiet expiration in the back of the bus at the end of Midnight Cowboy, the beaches he dreamed of shimmering delusively in the background.

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category