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

 

Big screen

Opening Friday

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (R): The hit found-footage horror franchise returns, this time focusing on a young man (Andrew Jacobs) who relies on his family to protect him from supernatural forces.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

The Walking Dead (9 a.m. Tuesday, AMC): Sick of all that here-comes-Santa-Claus and love-your-fellow-man stuff on TV the past couple of weeks? You miss your zombies, don’t you? Hooray! AMC kicks off a two-day festival of brain-eating and viscera-gnawing in which all three seasons’ worth of Walking Dead episodes air back to back to....well, you get it. What’s football compared with 43 consecutive hours of steaming disembowelments?

Glenn Garvin

Let Miami Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin program your TiVo. Just click on his best bets for the week at tivo.com/tivo-tco/mix/index.do

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