Screen gems: What’s ahead in movies and on TV for the week of May 18

05/15/2014 6:58 PM

05/15/2014 6:59 PM

Big screen

Opening Friday

X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13): The heroic mutants (including Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Nicholas Hoult and Ellen Page) must travel back in time and team up with their younger selves to defeat a foe who threatens the future of our existence.

Blended (PG-13): Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore pair up for the third time (after The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates) as a couple who go on a disastrous blind date, then are forced to spend time together with their families during a vacation in Africa.

For No Good Reason (R): Johnny Depp visits Ralph Steadman in this documentary portrait of the gonzo artist who famously collaborated with the late Hunter S. Thompson.

The Love Punch (PG-13): Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson are a divorced couple who reunite to recover some money that was stolen from them.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

2014 Billboard Music Awards (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC): Jennifer Lopez wins the Icon award, but then she has to sing with Pitbull. So, it’s kind of a wash for her.

The Maya Rudolph Show (10 p.m. Monday, NBC): The former Saturday Night Live comic performs CPR on the variety show.

Gang Related (9 p.m. Thursday, Fox): The LAPD battles gangs in this new crime drama.

Man-Eating Super Squid: Monster Invasion (9 p.m. Sunday, Animal Planet) Now we’re kraken.

Dale Roe

Austin American-Statesman

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