Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of June 23


Big screen

Opening Friday

The Heat (R) A cop-buddy comedy, only with women! Sandra Bullock is the by-the-book FBI agent who pairs up with an unpredictable Boston police officer (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a drug kingpin.

White House Down (PG-13) For the second time this year (the first was Olympus Has Fallen), the White House is taken over by terrorists and a policeman (Channing Tatum) must protect the life of the president (Jamie Foxx). Directed by Roland Emmerich, who famously demolished the White House once before ( Independence Day).

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Copper (10 p.m. Sunday, BBC America) How odd that it took the Brits to whip up this lively and intriguing series about a New York city policeman during the Civil War. Back for a second season, it continues to poke into issues of race and class — not to mention the Confederacy’s underground operations in the north -- that are oddly absent from most American movies and novels about the era.

Devious Maids (10 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime) Imagine a Desperate Housewives set not in the burbs but Beverly Hills mansions, and told not by a dead housewife but a cadre of Mexican-American maids, and you’ve got the idea. The resemblance is no coincidence, since the Devious Maids producers include Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry as well as one of his stars, Eva Longoria.

Inside Man (10 p.m. Sunday, CNN) In this new documentary series, filmmaker and political provocateur Morgan Spurlock ( Super Size Me, Thirty Days) takes a look at political and cultural issues by embedding himself in them. First up: Spurlock goes to work in one of California’s medical-marijuana dispensaries.

Under the Dome (10 p.m. Monday, CBS) Stephen King’s 2009 novel about a little town that suddenly finds itself trapped inside an impenetrable dome works surprising well as a limited-run TV series. Writer-producer Brian K. Vaughan effectively tweaks King’s book while keeping its main thrust.

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