Carrie (R): Chloë Grace Moretz takes over for Sissy Spacek as the bullied teen with telekinetic powers in this “reimagining” of the Stephen King novel. Director Kimberly Pierce ( Boys Don’t Cry) reportedly consulted with Brian De Palma, who made the 1976 original, before shooting began. Julianne Moore co-stars as Carrie’s fanatically religious mother, who turned out to have a point when she warned her daughter “They’re all gonna laugh at you!”
The Fifth Estate (R): Bill Condon ( Kinsey, Showgirls) directs this drama about the price WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his partner Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) paid after they starting posting classified documents online.
Escape Plan (R): Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger co-star for the first time (no, The Expendables movies don’t count) as convicts who attempt a daring prison break. Directed by Mikael Håfström ( 1408, Evil).
Inequality for All (PG): Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich cuts across party lines to explore the devastating impact on the nation’s widening economic gap.
The Walking Dead (9 p.m. Sunday, AMC): The producers say that the fourth season, which kicks off Sunday, will be more shocking than the last. To put that in perspective, three major characters got killed in season three. At this rate, the show will have to start killing its own viewers to keep the adrenaline flowing.
Schooled: The Price Of College Sports (8 p.m. Wednesday, Epix): Adapted from a withering magazine article by journalist Taylor Branch, this documentary argues that American universities are exploiting their athletes to turn huge profits.
Burton & Taylor (9 p.m. Wednesday, BBC America): Think of this biopic, the second on Liz and Dick in a year, as the one that stars Helena Bonham Carter. Or as the one that doesn’t star Lindsay Lohan.
Reign (9 p.m. Thursday, The CW): A costume drama about the teenage years of Mary, Queen of Scots, this is a bit like Gossip Girl with the occasional beheading thrown in. Kind of fun in a soapily dumb way.
Dancing On The Edge (10 p.m. Saturday, Starz): Jacqueline Bisset and John Goodman star in a miniseries about a murder conspiracy inside a London band in the 1930s, when the growing popularity of black jazz musicians was fraying upper-class racial sensibilities.