Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of March 16

‘Muppets Most Wanted’
‘Muppets Most Wanted’

Big screen

Opening Friday

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R): The latest from filmmaker Wes Anderson ( Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) is a whimsical action-adventure about the exploits of a European hotel owner (Ralph Fiennes) during the early days of World War II.

Divergent (PG-13): The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley stars in the first adaptation of Veronica Roth’s wildly popular novels about a race of beings who don’t fit in with the rest of the world’s population.

Enemy (R): Jake Gyllenhaal reunites with his Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve for this thriller, based on Jose Saramago’s novel, about a man looking for his doppelganger after seeing him in a movie.

Muppets Most Wanted (PG): Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Christoph Waltz and Salma Hayek are among the famous names in this second installment of the newly revived franchise featuring Jim Henson’s beloved creations.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (unrated): The first half of director Lars Von Trier’s mammoth (4 1/2 hours) and graphic exploration of sexual addiction centers on a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) recounting her carnal escapades. Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Shia LaBeouf co-star.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (9 p.m. Sunday, Fox) There are those who take up space and there are those who take up space. We can all be glad astrophysicist and host Neil deGrasse Tyson does and decided to.

Dancing with the Stars (8 p.m. Monday, ABC): Drew Carey, Billy Dee Williams and 10 other celebrities hoof it Hollywood-style as Season 18 begins.

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe (8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC) This special is basically a big commercial for the film and television franchise, but does include looks at the upcoming Captain America and The Avengers sequels.

John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klowne (10 p.m. Saturday, HBO): The actor presents his newest one-man show.

Dale Roe

Austin American-Statesman

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