Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of Aug. 18

 
 
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Big screen

Opening Wednesday

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG-13): Lily Collins stars in this adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s popular young adult novels as a teenage girl discovers she is destined to become a demon slayer.

Opening Friday

The World’s End (R): Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite with director Edgar Wright ( Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) for this comedy about five old friends who try to finish a pub crawl they couldn’t pull off as teenagers. Then some really crazy stuff starts to happen.

The Spectacular Now (R): A funny, moving adaptation of Tim Tharp’s novel about a high school party animal (Miles Teller) who falls for a mousy, quiet girl (Shailene Woodley).

You’re Next (R): Paint-by-numbers horror show about a family terrorized by masked killers. Nowhere near as frightening as the trailers make it seem.

In a World (R): Lake Bell wrote, directed and stars in this comedy about a woman motivated by her father (Rob Corddry) to follow his career as the king of movie-trailer voiceovers.

Una Noche (unrated): Writer-director Lucy Mulloy’s drama centers on a group of young Cubans who made a desperate attempt to flee the island and head to Miami.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Delete (8 p.m. Monday, Reelz): Overnight, the Internet turns into a malignant artificial intelligence that melts down our nuclear reactors, detonates our missiles and cruelly erases all our cute-kitten videos. I guarantee you haven’t seen anything like it since 1972’s Night of the Lepus, in which civilization was threatened by giant bunny rabbits,

The Man with the 132 LB Scrotum (9 p.m. Monday, TLC): This is a documentary about a disease called scrotal lymphedema and, well, you can probably guess the rest.

Ghost Shark (9 p.m. Thursday, Syfy): Son of Sharknado! Which, incidentally, airs right before it. I’m guessing the next in the series concerns a shark with scrotal lymphedema.

Glenn Garvin

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    Spend the night with Joan Collins

    Cue the Dynasty music and break out the shoulder pads — Joan Collins is coming to town Friday night with her one-woman show. But don’t expect the Hollywood legend, 80, to focus on her time as bitchy Alexis Carrington Colby on the famed ’80s night soap opera. Collins has quite the acting pedigree, having debuted on the London stage at the age of 9 before she made it on the big screen in such 1950s movies as The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing and Rally Round the Flag Boys. Still quick as a whip, the glamorous as all get-out Brit will tell you all about her illustrious career and more during One Night with Joan at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

  • Celebrity roundup

    Cuba Gooding Jr to divorce, Al Gore’s daughter marries

    Cuba Gooding Jr. may have to show the money to his soon to be ex-wife, schoolteacher Sara Kapfer, who filed for legal separation. The Jerry Maguire actor and Kapfer were high school sweethearts in L.A. So what happened? Just last year Gooding gushed on The View about his spouse: “I got a wonderful lady that knows how to run the household even when I’m not there.” Hmm, maybe he wasn’t there enough....or maybe he pulled a Dean McDermott while on set.

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    Actor David Birney is 75. Actor Lee Majors is 75. Actress Blair Brown is 66. Actress Joyce DeWitt is 65. Director Michael Moore is 60. Actress Judy Davis is 59. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 54. Comedian George Lopez is 53. Actor Scott Bairstow (“Party of Five”) is 44. Actor John Lutz (“30 Rock”) is 41. Actor-comedian John Oliver is 37. Actor Kal Penn is 37. Singer Taio Cruz is 31. Actor Dev Patel is 24. Actor Matthew Underwood (“Zoey 101”) is 24.

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