Screen gems

‘Rosewater’: Gael Garcia Bernal plays a journalist in the fact-based drama.
‘Rosewater’: Gael Garcia Bernal plays a journalist in the fact-based drama. OPEN ROAD FILMS

Big screen

Opening Friday

Dumb and Dumber To (PG-13): Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reunite for this sequel to their low-lowbrow cult comedy hit. No, that is not a typo in the title. It’s a clue of what you’re in store for.

Rosewater (R): Jon Stewart takes a break from his Daily Show hosting duties to write and direct this fact-based drama about a Tehran-born journalist (Gael Garcia Bernal) who spent 118 days in captivity being tortured and lived to tell about it.

Beyond the Lights (PG-13): A talented musician (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) on the brink of stardom struggles with the baggage of fame and success.

Rene Rodriguez

Small screen

Futurama (8 p.m. Sunday, Fox): The beloved cult show lives again — for one night at least. In a crossover with The Simpsons, the Planet Express crew — including cranky robot Bender — time-travels to 21st century Springfield to prevent a global disaster.

The Newsroom (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO): The third and final season of Aaron Sorkin’s controversial series finds our cable TV newshounds facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network, and leaked classified documents that unleash a legal firestorm.

Arrow (8 p.m. Wednesday, The CW): It seems that our masked vigilante has a crazed fan. Tonight we meet a young woman named Cupid (Amy Gumenick), who might be taking her obsessive love of Oliver to the extreme.

Scandal (9 p.m. Thursday, ABC): Only two more episodes before the show takes a winter break, and tonight’s hour is titled “The Last Supper.” We don’t like the sound of that.

Chuck Barney

Contra Costa Times