Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of Jan. 26

Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in “Labor Day.”
Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin star in “Labor Day.”

Big screen

Opening Friday

Labor Day (PG-13): Director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Young Adult) adapts Joyce Maynard’s novel about a single mother (Kate Winslet) who inadvertently gets involved with a dangerous wanted fugitive (Josh Brolin).

That Awkward Moment (R): Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller play three friends questioning whether or not to remain with their respective girlfriends.

Gloria (R): Paulina Garcia is a spirited older woman in Santiago who falls for a former naval officer she meets at a nightclub.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

The Manchurian Candidate (8 p.m. Wednesday, Turner Classic Movies): Cold War audiences were atingle over this 1962 thriller about a Korean War veteran who doesn’t know the communists have programmed him to be an assassin. Directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh, it’s way better than the cloddish 2004 remake.

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (10 p.m. Wednesday, BBC America): This four-part miniseries offers a rather tarted-up version of the World War II adventures of Ian Fleming, the British intelligence officer who years later would write the James Bond novels. Fun viewing, but it terms of authenticity, it’s roughly on a par with last film made by star Dominic Cooper -- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Glenn Garvin

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