Clearly Ving Rhames is down with the dead: This 2011 direct-to-TV release is his third zombie project, following "Dawn of the Dead" (2004) and "Day of the Dead" (2008). The story line follows a plucky band of survivors trying to get to a rumored sanctuary on California's Catalina Island in the aftermath of a mass outbreak of walking death. It's low-budget quickie, but the often awesome Taryn Manning ("Hustle & Flow") also stars, so there's that.
Best Of Access 360 World Heritage
Last year, "Access 360" went around the globe to document efforts to preserve and protect some of UNESCO's greatest World Heritage sites. This new special highlights the best, the worst and the most hopeful encounters from the past year.
A publisher and his wife (Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz) discover that their beautiful new home was once the scene of the gruesome murders of a woman and her children in this tepid and confusing 2011 knockoff of "The Shining" from usually reliable director Jim Sheridan ("My Left Foot"). With Naomi Watts joining Craig and Weisz in the cast, the most haunting thing about this film is the question of how and when it totally jumped the track from something that probably started out as a far better, and scarier, movie.
Director Brian Helgeland's 1999 thriller about a double-crossed thief seeking revenge would be so much better with an actor other than Mel Gibson. Helgeland wants his film to recapture the gritty tone of a 1970s thriller, and he succeeds in many respects, but Gibson is simply too determined to be loved by his audience that he never fully commits to the darker, more repellent aspects of his character. These days, Gibson might play it differently, but here, it's just a promising movie sandbagged by a star ego.
Six New Hampshire youngsters ranging in age from 12 to 18 pitch a device they've created to detect unsafe driving. A California woman has invented a muffin that captures the taste of s'mores. Two brothers from Texas have an idea for a sushi restaurant where the customers do their own food prep. A New Yorker seeks funding for her online chat therapy business. Kevin O'Leary makes one entrepreneur a million-dollar offer in this episode.
Kampgrounds of America -- its friends call it KOA -- is a chain of almost 500 family-friendly camping facilities, some company-owned and some franchised. In this episode, Jim Rogers, the chain's chairman and CEO, visits several KOA campgrounds incognito and takes a series of rank-and-file jobs to see what life is like for the front-line workers. At the end, he'll have some pleasant surprises for some of those workers.
The discovery of two bodies -- a cancer patient and the woman guiding her through her grieving process -- prompts Brennan and Booth (Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz) to discuss their own end-of-life plans and decisions. Daisy (Carla Gallo) returns to work her first case since splitting with Sweets (John Francis Daley) in "The Twist in the Plot."
It's All-Pro weekend in Hawaii, and Danny (Scott Caan) is obsessed with the game. That may not be a bad thing, as it's one of the players who helps Five-0 crack its latest case: the murder of a tech executive. Arian Foster of the Houston Texans guest stars, along with Pat Monahan of the band Train, in "Pa' ani" -- Hawaiian for "the game." Alex O'Loughlin and Grace Park also star.
As Ike (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) sets his plan to get Ben (Danny Huston) out of the Miramar Playa in motion, Ben is pursuing the go-ahead to get rid of him ... permanently. Stevie and Lily (Steven Strait, Jessica Marais) go on a real date. Vera (Olga Kurylenko) is threatened by Meg (Kelly Lynch). Ben hosts a Seder like no other in the new episode "Angels of Death."
Rush Hour 3
Sorry, Jackie. The pairing of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker worked -- sort of -- in the original "Rush Hour," but the formula started to fizzle in the first sequel, and this one fails to reignite the spark. Blame the passage of time; Chan is still far more fit than the average guy his age, but his prowess isn't what it was in 1998. And Tucker's shtick is also showing its age. Stick with the original.
Beer doesn't grow on trees, but there's at least one where you can buy it. In this new episode, an Ohio family commissions Pete to build a "brewery in the sky." He obliges with a barn-themed tavern equipped with a fully functional brewing setup and containing a bar made from old wine barrels. Members of the local Amish community help the crew get the job done in "Treetop Taphouse."
Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) finds himself investigating a community of voodoo practitioners on Halloween after a costumed man is stabbed by an assailant dressed as the Spirit of Death. Garrett Moore (Gregory Jbara) shares a secret with Frank (Tom Selleck). Erin and Nicky (Bridget Moynahan, Sami Gayle) take Sean and Jack (Andrew and Tony Terraciano) trick-or-treating in "Nightmares."