Week in Sloth
“Beau Séjour” (Netflix streaming anytime) In this freaky Dutch mystery-drama, a young woman wakes up in a hotel room and finds her own dead body in the bathtub. She sets out to solve her own murder—despite the fact that only five people can see her.
“Snatch” (Crackle Streaming anytime) Third-tier internet TV provider Crackle attempts to turn Guy Ritchie’s ultra stylish 2000 crime comedy into a TV series. Sans Ritchie, of course, the result is waaaay less impressive. Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films) is in it, though.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist” (Netflix streaming anytime) Following on the impressive heels of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” and “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” comes this Batman-esque martial arts series about an orphaned millionaire (Finn Jones, “Game of Thrones”) who becomes a vigilante.
“You Are Wanted” (Amazon Streaming anytime) Amazon Prime launches its first German-language TV series. This one’s a modern-day thriller about a humble family man and hotel manager who has his digital identity hacked and finds himself hunted as a deadly terrorist by the German Federal Criminal Police.
Outsider (Viceland 7:30pm) Hosts Evan Husney and Zach Carlson (of the legendary Alamo Drafthouse and its distribution arm Drafthouse Films) chat with underground filmmakers whose cult films fell far outside the Hollywood spotlight. In tonight’s premiere, they uncover the madness of the “rockers vs. ninjas” action flick Miami Connection.
TCM Remembers Robert Osborne (TCM 4am) TCM kicks off a 48-hour tribute to the late, great TV host featuring an extensive collection of the long-form interviews with stars he conducted during his 23 years at the network. “Private Screenings,” “Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival,” “Robert Osborne’s 20th Anniversary Tribute” and his first-ever on-air appearance (introducing Gone With the Wind) are just some of the movie-centric treats to be savored this weekend.
“Into the Badlands” (AMC 8:05pm) The second season of AMC’s odd but addictive postapocalyptic kung fu Western kicks into gear.
“Cake Wars” (Food Network 6pm) This season, the cake-makers have already had to craft Pokémon, Avengers, Shrek, LEGO, Rugrats, Space Jam and Star Wars cakes. So it’s not all that weird to see them making Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cakes on tonight’s episode. Purely coincidentally, the new Power Rangers movie hits theaters on March 24.
“Dancing With the Stars” (KOAT-7 7pm) Nick Viall, Erika Jayne, David Ross and Bonner Bolton are among the “who the hell are they?’ stars of the show’s 24th season. ... On the plus side, Mr. T is there.
“Cosplay Melee” (Syfy 8pm) Cosplay aficionados dress as their favorite anime characters in an attempt to win $10,000. Kudos to Syfy for airing their most unabashedly geeky show to date.
“Upscale with Prentice Penny” (truTV 8pm) “Noted showrunner, writer and producer” Prentice Penny (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Happy Endings”) gets his own unscripted lifestyle series, demystifying what it takes to live an upscale live. Everything from fancy food to expensive drinks to exotic travel gets the comedic once-over.
“Shots Fired” (KRQEDT-2 7pm) FOX’s new crime drama tried to be all kinds of controversial by concentrating on a small North Carolina town in which an African American cop shoots an unarmed white kid. What a twist!
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NM Italian Film and Culture Festival at Hiland Theater
Enjoy live Italian music, mouthwatering Italian cuisine, wine, special dance performances and seven of the most highly-acclaimed Italian films of the last two years. Go online for the full listing.
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