Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of Nov. 3


Big screen

Opening Friday

Thor: The Dark World (PG-13): Set after the events of The Avengers, this new Marvel Studios adventure pits the hammer-wielding god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) against a new foe, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), more powerful than all of Asgard combined.

All is Lost (PG-13): Writer-director J.C. Chandor follow-up to his multi-character, dialogue-heavy debut Margin Call takes the opposite approach — a nearly silent survival drama about a man (Robert Redford) whose sailboat starts to sink .

Blue is the Warmest Color (NC-17): This three-hour, sexually graphic drama about the romance between two young women (Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos) has earned much praise and controversy since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

American Masters: Jimi Hendix -- Hear My Train A-Comin’ (8 p.m. Tuesday, WPBT-PBS 2) A documentary on one of the most celebrated 1960s rock guitarists that’s full of startling facts — did you know he was once part of R&B shouter Little Richard’s band, or that he played with Joey Dee & The Starlighters, the band that made Peppermint Twist? — and includes newly discovered footage of Hendrix at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival.

Pandora’s Promise (9 p.m. Thursday, CNN) Director Robert Stone’s controversial documentary on the growing number of environmentalists who think they may have been wrong in opposing nuclear power. Their argument: The effective ban on nukes has extended the era of fossil fuels, accelerated the pace of climate change and sent the price of development in the Third World soring out of reach.

Filthy Gorgeous (8 p.m. Friday, Epix) Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione made and lost a fortune in the porn business while extending — by a long, long way — boundaries of what polite American society would accept in magazines and films. This scandalously frank documentary tells his story.

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