Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of June 2


Big screen

Opening Friday

Before Midnight (R) Two decades after they first met, Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) reunite in Greece. According to the reaction at the Sundance Film Festival, director Richard Linklater has nailed the ending to his romantic trilogy (including Before Sunrise and Before Sunset).

The Purge (R) Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey are a couple trying to protect their children from intruders during a 12-hour period in which the government has deemed everything legal, including murder.

The Internship (PG-13) Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play obsolete salesmen in the digital age who take internships at Google and try to outdo their college-age peers.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

The Killing. (8 p.m. Sunday, AMC) Not to pun too egregiously, but The Killing was actually dead for seven months, canceled for low ratings. For a while it looked like it would be reborn as a online series before AMC surprisingly relented. Now it returns, with misanthropic detectives Linden and Holder (Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman) hunting a serial killer on Seattle’s rain-soaked backstreets.

Top Hooker (10 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet) No, gutter brain, not that kind of hooker! This is a fishing competition series. But you oughtta watch even if you hate fishing just out of respect for the creativity of the title. Story, 1M

Graceland (10 p.m. Thursday, USA Network) An offbeat collection of federal undercover cops who don’t agree about anything except for their contempt for rules and bosses work out of the beachfront mansion of an imprisoned narcotrafficker in this brash and engaging new crime drama.

In The Flesh (10 p.m. Thursday, BBC America) In this miniseries airing over three consecutive nights, there’s been a zombie outbreak in Great Britain. And the government is preaching tolerance and appreciation for cultural diversity. I’m serious. Man, things have sure changed since Margaret Thatcher was around. Hey, you think she’ll come back from the dead and eat David Cameron’s brains? Or maybe Simon Cowell’s? This show has possibilities.

Glenn Garvin

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