Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler adapted this 1944 film noir masterpiece from James M. Cain's novel about an insurance man who helps a bored but beautiful wife plan the "perfect murder" of her husband in a gambit to split a hefty insurance policy. Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star.
One of the country's most picturesque racetracks is front and center today for the Nationwide Series' Johnsonville Sausage 200. The 14-turn, 4.048-mile permanent road course of Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., will challenge a field including Sam Hornish Jr., Elliott Sadler, Regan Smith, Justin Allgaier and Brian Vickers with its elevation changes, long front stretch and the tricky kink in its backstretch. Nelson Piquet Jr. won this race in 2012.
You can probably guess that a winning ticket sets this comedy in motion, with Bow Wow playing the lucky fellow ... lucky, that is, until others become aware of his sudden windfall and want what they believe is their share. Since the win happens on a weekend, the winner is in for a long haul as he tries to deal with complete strangers and would-be criminals, as well as people he already knows. It's a tossup as to who behaves the worst.
Coming to America
Eight years before "The Nutty Professor," Eddie Murphy flexed his multitasking muscles in this 1988 romantic comedy. He and co-star Arsenio Hall have three roles each in addition to their main ones: an African prince and his pal visiting New York to find a suitable bride for His Highness. Shari Headley plays the lady he favors, whom he meets in -- where else? -- Queens. Don't miss the brief shout-out to another Murphy hit, "Trading Places."
Hank (Anthony Edwards) confronts his parents (Dan Ziskie, Beth Dixon) about his birth and early years. They reluctantly open up, but he senses they're not telling the whole truth. The search for Laila (Jacinda Barrett) and the next clock brings Beck, Paige, Arron and Rachel (Carmen Ejogo, Grace Gummer, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin) to Istanbul. Hank makes a connection with a man who holds a critical key in the new episode "Weight."
It isn't the worst cop movie ever made, but this fast-paced 2003 adventure doesn't have much to make it stand out from the pack besides a tenuous connection to the 1970s TV show. Samuel L. Jackson assumes the role of Sgt. Hondo Harrelson, leader of an elite Los Angeles police unit. The well-armed officers are challenged by a drug kingpin (Olivier Martinez, "Unfaithful") who promises a fortune to anyone who can spring him from police custody. Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J and Josh Charles play other S.W.A.T. members.
My Cat From Hell
In this new episode, Jackson works with Pink, whose vicious behavior is keeping her owner, Katy, from taking her relationship with partner Aimee to the next level. Not only are they worried about how Pink will treat Aimee's cat, but Katy herself is afraid of her. Viewers will also meet newlyweds Jon and Michelle, who are at odds over their aggressive cat, Zoey, in "My Cat Ruined My Wedding."
NCIS: Los Angeles
A diplomatic service van transporting a package from the State Department is hijacked, and the NCIS team must figure out not only who did the deed but what's in the package. An undercover assignment puts Callen and Sam's (Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J) partnership to the test as they celebrate its fifth anniversary. Linda Hunt and Barrett Foa also star in "Partners."
More than a big-screen "Glee," this 2012 comedy with a big dose of music has an engaging energy all its own. Anna Kendrick plays an unlikely new member of a college singing group who proves to be the spark it needs in a competition. Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids") is the picture's scene stealer as another member, Co-stars also include Anna Camp ("The Mindy Project"), Brittany Snow ("Hairspray") and Elizabeth Banks, a producer of the picture as well.
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
In production as her sensational, months-long trial was still in progress, this gripping and disturbing film tells the story of the aspiring photographer (Tania Raymonde) who was convicted of the gruesome 2008 murder of her former boyfriend Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer). In a bizarre series of events, Arias seduced her estranged lover one last time, then stabbed, slashed and shot him in his own apartment, taking photos throughout the night.
Austin City Limits
It's an evening of R&B in the 2011 episode "Raphael Saadiq & Black Joe Lewis." Tony! Toni! Tone! alumnus Saadiq performs music from his album "Stone Rollin'," while Austin-based Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears play selections from their release "Scandalous."
666 Park Avenue
Gavin and Olivia (Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams) are excited to have Sasha (Tessa Thompson) back in this new episode. Also in a celebratory mood are Louise (Mercedes Masohn), who's been given an opportunity to work for a top magazine, and Brian (Robert Buckley), who's close to making a deal for his play. Jane (Rachael Taylor), on the other hand, continues to be disturbed by her dreams fusing with reality in "The Comfort of Death."