Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of June 30


Big screen

Opening Wednesday

Despicable Me 2 (PG) The inevitable sequel to the surprise animated hit centers on a now-reformed Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), who is assigned to help stop a new super criminal (Al Pacino).

The Lone Ranger (PG-13) One of the biggest gambles of the summer, this revival of the legendary gunslinger (Armie Hammer) and his Native American friend Tonto (Johnny Depp) cost a reported $250 million. Directed by Gore Verbinski, who has experience at making a successful blockbuster ( Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango).

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Ray Donovan (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime) A roaring tale of family dissolution disguised as a detective show. See full review on page 4M

Battleground Afghanistan (9 p.m. Monday, National Geographic Channel) U.S. troops are steadily leaving Afghanistan. But for the rear guard, covering the withdrawal, that just means the war is even dirtier and more savage. If you need reminding, check out this grunt’s-eye-view documentary series.

Beverly Hills 90210 (10 a.m. Thursday, SoapNet) I don’t know about you, but every year on our nation’s birthday, the question that comes to my mind is: I wonder how Dylan and Brenda and the gang are doing? And I guess lots of you feel the same, which is why SoapNet, in a burst of patriotic fervor, has scheduled a nine-hour Independence Day marathon (tee hee, I almost said orgy) of old episodes of the 1990s teen soap. Leading off is the epochal show in which Brenda has her 300th pregnancy scare and breaks up with Dylan for the 473rd time. And there were still eight years to go!

Glenn Garvin

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