Apr 27, 2012
New on TV
Monday, April 30
Death Row: The Final 24 Hours: DISC 10:00 p.m. This special Discovery Channel presentation takes a look at the final moments leading up to an execution. The one-hour special paints a picture though insider interviews from the people who work on Death Row, including chefs and guards, of the final hours of a convicted killer’s life. The show will explore the different methods of execution in the present day and throughout history, from hanging to lethal injection. A Death Row chef will share different requests for the last meals of some of these ill-fated inmates, shedding light on the fact that the meaning of the last meal goes way beyond just ingredients. From the long walk to the last meal, Death Row: The Final 24 Hours will take you through the final moments leading up to an execution, complete with stories of execution errors and a detailed schedule of what it’s like to live out the final moments of a Death Row prisoner.
New in Movies
Friday, April 27
The Five-Year Engagement: Rated R. The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall team up again for the irreverent comedy, The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple (Jason Segel and Emily Blunt) keeps getting tripped up and pulled back on the long walk down the aisle of engagement. Segel stars as Tom, the half of the couple who can’t seal the deal and Blunt stars as Violet, his fiancée. After Tom proposes, a series of events keep delaying the marriage. At the beginning, Tom’s best friend Alex (Chris Pratt) gets Violet’s sister, Suzie (Alison Brie) pregnant at their engagement party. The pair get married before Tom and Violet get to the altar, making the first obstacle to Tom and Violet’s nuptials. This romantic comedy is sure to entertain as viewers watch the ups and downs of love, from engagement to the big day.
Friday, May 4
Marvel’s The Avengers: Rated PG-13. Marvel Studios presents The Avengers – the Super Hero team of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges threatening global safety and security, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to save a world that is teetering on the brink of disaster. He spans the globe in a daring recruitment effort and hires a top-notch team to combat the enemy and restore peace to the world. Starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as ace archer Hawkeye.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Rated PG-13. A group of British retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement and pool their resources to spend their twilight years in less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a lifetime of leisure, the group arrives to find the palace is but a shell of its former self with rumors of the building’s restoration greatly exaggerated. Though the new environment is less glamorous and luxurious than they had imagined, the group is still transformed by their shared experiences. When it starts to seem that the privileged seniors have been swindled out of their life savings, they summon the courage to sever their ties to the past and embrace their new life with a sense of wonder and adventure, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past. Starring Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Judi Drench, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel.
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