Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of April 7


Big screen

Opening Friday

Trance (R): Danny Boyle ( Slumdog Millionaire) directs this mind-bending thriller about an art heist that devolves into a series of hallucinatory head games. James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel are amongst the people playing tricks on each other

Room 237 (unrated): Entrancing documentary about people who have watched Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining a few times too many and see hidden messages in the horror classic.

42 (PG-13): Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball. Harrison Ford co-stars as the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who takes the heat for the controversial and historical hiring.

The Place Beyond the Pines (R): Ryan Gosling is a motorcycle stunt driver who resorts to robbing banks to provide for his family. Bradley Cooper co-stars as the cop hellbent on arresting him.

The Company You Keep (R): Robert Redford directed and stars in this thriller about a former member of a violent activist group on the run from a journalist (Shia LaBeouf) who has uncovered his identity.

Scary Movie 5 (PG-13): As long as people keep paying to see them, Hollywood will keep cranking out these crummy comedies.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Mad Men (9 p.m. Sunday, AMC): Pour yourself an old-fashioned, light up a Salem, and tell the wife to bring you your slippers as you tune in the special two-hour premier of Mad Men’s sixth season. But beware. There are rumblings in the gilded Madison Avenue kingdom, especially among the … ladies?

Finding Kalman (5:30 p.m. Sunday, WPBT-PBS 2): A documentary takes a look at the quiet but eternal anguish of a single Holocaust survivor who lives in Aventura. See full review on page 13M..

Granite Flats (8 p.m. Sunday, BYUtv): An eccentrically charming tale of three young kids making their way through the troubled 1960s. See full review on page 13M.

Independent Lens: The House I Live In (11 p.m. Monday, WPBT-PBS 2): Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s documentary takes a look at the results of America’s 40-year war on drugs: $1 trillion in government spending, 45 million arrests … and an ever-expanding supply of illegal drugs.

DaVinci’s Demons (10 p.m. Friday, Starz) This miniseries on the life of inventor Leonardo DaVinci portrays him a social and intellectual rebel in a world dominated by a totalitarian church.

Glenn Garvin

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