Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of Sept. 29

Paul Giamatti plays Abraham Zapruder in 'Parkland.'
Paul Giamatti plays Abraham Zapruder in 'Parkland.'

Big screen

Opening Friday

Gravity (PG-13) Alfonso Cuarón’s astounding sci-fi epic, about two astronauts (George Clooney and Sandra Bullock) stranded in outer space, deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. Story, 1M.

Runner Runner (R): Justin Timberlake stars as a college student on the trail of the online gambling impresario (Ben Affleck) who cheated him out of his money.

Parkland (PG-13): The JFK assassination is revisited from the points of view of the medical staff who tried to save him, the government agents who tried to protect him and the man who captured his death on a Super 8 camera. The large ensemble cast includes Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver and James Badge Dale.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Breaking Bad (9 p.m. Sunday, AMC) From bedraggled cancer victim to narcotrafficker king to scurrying fugitive, the last six years with Walter Write have been a wild ride. And it all comes to an end Sunday with the series finale.

Masters of Sex (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime) Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the scientists who first made talking about sex respectable.

Betrayal (10 p.m. Sunday, ABC) A seemingly random affair between two married people triggers a firestorm of treachery and vengeance in this riveting new drama.

Super Fun Night (9:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC) Australian comedienne Rebel Wilson ( Bridesmaids) writes and stars in this surprisingly amusing sitcom about three dorky young women who decide to break out of their shells.

Welcome to the Family (9:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC) Junior Hernandez (Joseph Haro, Glee), who just graduated from high school, is headed to Stanford — except his slacker girlfriend Molly Yoder (Ella Rae Peck, Gossip Girl), is pregnant. Not only do their collective parents oppose the marriage, they all hate one another. So guess what happens. The real shocker is that the show is funny and the characters engaging.

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