Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of July 27

 
 
Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in “Get On Up.”
Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in “Get On Up.”
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Big screen

Opening Friday

Calvary (R): A priest (Brendan Gleeson) is threatened during confession by one of the members of his parish and must face the consequences.

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) The Marvel Comics space superhero team comes to the screen, starring Chris Pratt as the pilot leading a squad of misfits, including a talking raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper).

Get On Up (PG-13): The Help director Tate Taylor takes on the life of the legendary James Brown, starring Chadwick Boseman ( 42) as the Godfather of Soul.

Magic in the Moonlight (PG-13): In 1920s Paris, a stage magician (Colin Firth) tries to discredit a psychic (Emma Stone) who claims to be the real deal.

Code Black (unrated): Documentary look at an inner-city emergency room dealing with bureaucracy and health-care red tape.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Masterpiece Mystery (9 p.m. Sunday, PBS): David Suchet begins his final episodes as Hercule Poirot. Tonight, the master sleuth navigates international intrigues while investigating the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster.

Eating America with Anthony Anderson (9 p.m. Monday, Food Network): Join the actor (and occasional chef) as he travels around the country in serach of unique food fairs and festivals.

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (8 p.m. Wednesday, CW): Aspiring magicians try to baffle the veteran duo with a single trick.

Sharknado 2 (9 p.m. Wednesday, SyFy): Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water (or take a stroll in Times Square), here comes “the fin-tastic sequel to the low budget flick that whipped up a surprise social media storm last summer.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times

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