Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of July 14


Big screen

Opening Friday

Only God Forgives (R): Ryan Gosling reunites with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for this ultra-violent revenge drama set in the Bangkok underworld. Not for the squeamish.

The Conjuring (R): The buzz is overwhelmingly good on this horror movie about two paranormal investigators (Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) exploring strange events in a remote farmhouse.

Red 2 (PG-13): Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich return for this sequel about retired CIA operatives forced back into action. Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones join in the fun.

R.I.P.D. (PG-13): Critics are being kept as far away as possible from this action comedy about two police officers (Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges) who patrol the realm of the undead.

Girl Most Likely (PG-13): Kristen Wiig stars as a New York playwright whose career is on a downward spiral. Darren Criss, Matt Dillon and Annette Bening co-star.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

TWA Flight 800 (8 p.m. Wednesday, Epix): Interesting if not entirely convincing, this documentary argues that the TWA flight that exploded and burned just off the coast of Long Island in 1996 was the victim of a missile rather than a mechanical malfunction.

The Crash Reel (9 p.m. Monday, HBO): A mildly horrifying documentary about what’s at stake in the high-speed world of snowboarding: your bones and even your brain.

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (8 p.m. Tuesday, The CW): A new incarnation of the improv show that thrilled literally dozens of viewers on ABC back in the 1990s. Aisha Taylor has taken over Drew Carey’s hosting duties, which consist mostly of gazing sincerely into the camera and swearing that, really, none of this is scripted; which, sadly, is quite believable.

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove (8 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark Channel): If you like Debbie Macomber’s novels about the cute-as-a-button little town of Cedar Cove and its sharp-as-a-tack Judge Olivia Lockhart, you’ll love the TV version. If not, well, you were warned. By the way, Andie MacDowell plays the judge, if that helps you decide.

Glenn Garvin

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