A British soldier (“Unbroken’s” Jack O’Connell) is trapped behind enemy lines in Belfast in the middle of vicious sectarian violence.
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In addition to coming off like a more lifeless version of last fall’s Keanu Reeves vehicle “John Wick,” “Run All Night” feels a lot like every “Liam Neeson with a gun” movie — which is sadly becoming every Liam Neeson movie.
Queen Victoria wasn’t bad. And Queen Elizabeth I was a bit of a saucy minx back in her day. But the United Kingdom has never seen a true cleavage-baring sex bomb quite like Elizabeth Hurley’s Queen Helena in “The Royals” (10 p.m. Sunday, E!).
The sequel, which catches up with a group of British seniors living in India, is devoid of pretty much everything that made the original feel so, well, original.
“American Crime” is a compelling, thought-provoking new ABC drama from John Ridley, the Oscar-winning writer of “12 Years a Slave.” And, really, when was the last time you had a thought provoked by a network drama?
The con artist tale is witty, charming and so sexy it makes “Fifty Shades of Grey” feel like a two-hour cold shower. Well, technically “Fifty Shades of Grey” makes “Fifty Shades of Grey” feel like a two-hour cold shower, but I digress.
Apollo Robbins, credited as “con artist adviser/pickpocket design,” created 40 bits of thievery for the new Will Smith movie.
So you weren’t invited to be in the audience for the 87th Academy Awards (5:30 p.m. Sunday, KTNV-TV, Channel 13). That doesn’t mean you have to watch them from your couch in that ratty old bathrobe with your friends Ben & Jerry.
There’s a free-for-all set in a church that may be the most violent thing I’ve ever seen. Picture the craziest movie fight you can remember. Multiply it by any five minutes from “The Raid: Redemption.” Double that. And imagine Quentin Tarantino guest directed it. Then set it to some Skynyrd.
Granted, I’m not exactly the movie’s target audience, because I have both a Y chromosome and a healthy respect for women. But sitting through “Fifty Shades of Grey” is like watching paint dry. And then watching that paint get spanked.
“Still Alice,” the last of the contenders in the big six Oscar categories to hit Las Vegas, opens Friday. You can also catch the eight best-picture nominees for one price at the South Point and Town Square.
Last seen fleeing Albuquerque, N.M., in the penultimate episode, lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) had a rather pragmatic view of what lay ahead: “If I’m lucky, in a month from now, best-case scenario, I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.”
“A Most Violent Year,” the latest from buzzed-about writer-director J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call,” “All Is Lost”), is blessed with stirring, sit-up-and-take-notice performances by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.
“Puppy Bowl XI,” “Kitten Bowl II,” “Fish Bowl II” even an eight-hour marathon of Las Vegas’ own Property Brothers offer alternatives to the Seahawks-Patriots game.
If anything, this cheap, obvious and lazy thriller should leave you looking forward to the singer’s likely Las Vegas residency. After all, every day she’s performing on the Strip is another day she can’t be making movies like this one.
Having portrayed the male lead in his two most recent series, Henderson’s Thomas Dekker is enjoying life a little farther down the call sheet on Fox’s quirky detective dramedy “Backstrom.”
On the surface, casting the “Avengers” star as one of the world’s pre-eminent computer geniuses sounds as ludicrous a creation as Christmas Jones, Denise Richards’ midriff-baring nuclear physicist from “The World Is Not Enough.”
You don’t watch writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s hippie-noir take on that confusing maelstrom between the end of the ’60s and the start of the ’70s so much as you let it wash over you like the smell of patchouli.
After rolling out 24 new shows in the fall, broadcasters have 17 additional new series lined up to go this winter and spring, with several more waiting in the wings when those don’t catch on.
What would television do without Las Vegas? Probably be a lot less wacky. The city’s TV footprint extends from “Wizard Wars” to “Vegas Rat Rods” and beyond. On a larger scale, the 2014 season also saw the end of such TV classics as “How I Met Your Mother” and “Boardwalk Empire.”
Hollywood was an underachiever in 2014 in terms of box office and quality. However, Las Vegas managed to shine through on the big screen in several movies and Penn and Teller impressed with the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer.”
Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s wildly popular biography, “Unbroken” concentrates on Louie Zamperini’s celebrated war years with a few flashbacks to his youth, starting with his days as the bullied son of Italian immigrants.
This Christmas, you have your choice of a musical, a dark drama, a historical tale you’d never believe was true, a historical tale you’d really never believe was true and a historical tale you’d absolutely, positively never believe was true.
His performance as billionaire John du Pont in the dark, true-crime drama would be hilarious if it weren’t leading to such a catastrophic ending.
Thankfully, director Peter Jackson saved the best for last, because the greatest thing about the first two installments of his trilogy was the menu they inspired at Denny’s.