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Thu, September 18

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

HBOF, 7:00 pm ET

Two brothers have a showdown with prehistoric creatures.

Cocaine Cowboys

Cocaine Cowboys

SHO, 7:25 pm ET

Filmmaker Billy Corben recalls Miami drug wars of the 1970s and '80s, when Colombian drug lords turned the relatively quiet Florida city into a breeding ground for violence and excess. Corben interviews so-called "survivors" of the era, including dealers, smugglers and hit men.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale

ESQTV, 8:00 pm ET

After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest "00" operative will topple the man's organization.

Grudge Match

Grudge Match

MAX, 8:00 pm ET

Pittsburgh boxers Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert De Niro) and Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) shared a fierce rivalry back in the 1980s. Each had scored a victory in two matches, but on the eve of their decisive third bout, Henry suddenly announced his retirement, effectively ending both boxers' careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart) makes Billy and Henry an offer they can't refuse: return to the ring and settle the score once and for all.

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

TVGN, 8:00 pm ET

The story of a social studies teacher who gives an assignment to his junior high school class to think of an idea to change the world for the better, then put it into action. When one young student creates a plan for "paying forward" favors, he not only affects the life of his struggling single mother, but he sets in motion an unprecedented wave of human kindness which, unbeknownst to him, has blossomed into a profound national phenomenon.

The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday

HBO, 8:00 pm ET

Long-forgotten rivalries and romances re-ignite when college friends have a Christmas reunion.

The Social Network

The Social Network

FXM, 8:00 pm ET

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires."

The Lake House

The Lake House

OXYGEN, 8:45 pm ET

A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock), who once lived in a beautiful lakeside home, falls in love via letters with its latest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they are living two years apart, the pair must unravel the mystery behind their incredible romance.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

STARZ, 9:00 pm ET

In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

High Fidelity

High Fidelity

STZC, 9:45 pm ET

Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed by the music scene, it's of no help to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Iben Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood.

Fri, September 19

42

42

ACMAX, 5:50 pm ET

Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) breaks baseball's color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

HBOSIG, 6:40 pm ET

In the 1800s, free black man Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.

Unbreakable

Unbreakable

ENCSUS, 7:10 pm ET

David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a devastating train wreck. Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) is a mysterious stranger who offers a bizarre explanation as to why David escaped without a single scratch -- an explanation which threatens to change David's family and his life forever.

Fruitvale

Fruitvale

SHO2, 7:30 pm ET

Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, is shot and killed on a BART platform by the police.

Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

TNT, 8:00 pm ET

A psychological suspense thriller adapted from James Patterson's first highly acclaimed novel in the Alex Cross series, Morgan Freeman reprises his role as the Washington, D.C. police detective and psychologist who is through playing mind games with criminals -- that is until a methodical predator, Gary Soneji (Michael Wincott) commits a daring kidnapping and lures Cross into the case.

Herbie: Fully Loaded

Herbie: Fully Loaded

STZK, 8:00 pm ET

Maggie Peyton (Lindsay Lohan) wants to become a NASCAR driver but her overprotective father, Ray Peyton Sr. (Michael Keaton), won't hear of it. A former racer himself, Ray wants Maggie to take a lucrative TV sportscasting job and leave the driving to her crash-prone brother (Breckin Meyer). When Ray Sr. takes Maggie to a junkyard to pick out a car, she has no idea that the little Volkswagen Beetle -- named Herbie -- she takes home will change her life.

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

AMC, 8:00 pm ET

Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against their doctor's advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

HBO2, 9:00 pm ET

Diagnosed with AIDS, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) smuggles medicine into the United States to fight the disease.

Fight Club

Fight Club

HBOZ, 9:45 pm ET

A depressed man (Edward Norton) suffering from insomnia meets a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

SHOCSE, 10:00 pm ET

Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.

Sat, September 20

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans

STARZ, 6:00 pm ET

In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football's great tradition was put to the test.

Footloose

Footloose

FXM, 7:00 pm ET

As a transplant from Boston, teenager Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) gets a big dose of culture shock when he moves to a small Southern town called Bomont. A few years prior, a fatal accident involving five youths led local councilmen and a beloved clergyman (Dennis Quaid) to enact ordinances against loud music and dancing. Ren -- never one to toe the line -- challenges the ban, simultaneously revitalizing Bomont and falling in love with the clergyman's troubled daughter (Julianne Hough).

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

HBO, 7:00 pm ET

A magazine photo editor lives vicariously through daydreams.

Braveheart

Braveheart

IFC, 8:00 pm ET

Tells the story of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero named William Wallace (Mel Gibson). Wallace rallies the Scottish against the English monarch and Edward I (Peter Hanly) after he suffers a personal tragedy by English soldiers. Wallace gathers a group of amateur warriors that is stronger than any English army.

Identity Thief

Identity Thief

HBOC, 8:00 pm ET

A gal steals a guy's identity.

Tangled

Tangled

DISNXD, 8:00 pm ET

When the kingdom's most-wanted bandit, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), hides in a convenient tower, he immediately becomes a captive of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the spire's longtime resident. Crowned with 70 feet of magical golden hair, she has been locked away for years and desperately wants freedom. The feisty teenager strikes a deal with Flynn, and together they begin a whirlwind adventure.

The Heat

The Heat

HBO2, 8:00 pm ET

A federal agent and a Boston cop go after a Russian mobster.

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

TNT, 8:00 pm ET

Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is a charismatic defense attorney who does business out of his Lincoln Continental sedan. Mick spends most of his time defending petty crooks and other bottom-feeders, so it comes as quite a surprise when he lands the case of a lifetime: defending a Beverly Hills playboy (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what Mick initially thinks is an open-and-shut case with a big monetary reward develops into something more sinister.

Gravity

Gravity

HBOF, 8:30 pm ET

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement. Then, on a routine space walk, disaster strikes -- the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As their fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture out further into space.

The Butler

The Butler

SHO, 9:00 pm ET

A White House butler (Forest Whitaker) has a front-row seat as history is made over the course of three decades and eight presidential administrations, including Eisenhower (Robin Williams), Kennedy (James Marsden) and Nixon (John Cusack).

The Proposal

The Proposal

ABCFAM, 9:00 pm ET

Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor[ Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she's engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps.

The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles

CNBC, 10:00 pm ET

A billionaire couple lives in a 90,000 square foot mansion inspired by Versailles.

Sun, September 21

The Silver Linings Playbook

The Silver Linings Playbook

SHOCSE, 7:00 pm ET

A former mental patient moves back in with his mother.

Being Julia

Being Julia

INDIE, 7:10 pm ET

Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is a popular but aging stage actress who is losing passion for her career. Her husband and director, Michael Gosselyn (Jeremy Irons), introduces her to a young American actor, Tom (Shaun Evans), who professes admiration for her. Julia and Tom start an affair, but soon she realizes that Tom is just using her to advance his own career and that of his other girlfriend, actress Avice Crichton (Lucy Punch). Julia befriends Avice, all the while plotting her revenge.

21 Grams

21 Grams

SHO2, 8:00 pm ET

In a film that plays with the idea of straightforward storytelling, a group of troubled people find that they are linked in unpredictable ways. Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) is an academic dealing with a terminal heart condition, but his life is changed by a car crash that seems unrelated to his ailment. The traffic accident, involving ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) and the husband of Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts), is one that ruins lives but ultimately also resurrects them.

The Help

The Help

TNT, 8:00 pm ET

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

FXM, 8:00 pm ET

Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters its final weeks, the men face a set of increasingly hazardous situations, any of which could end their lives in an explosive instant.

Grudge Match

Grudge Match

MOMAX, 9:00 pm ET

Pittsburgh boxers Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Robert De Niro) and Henry "Razor" Sharp (Sylvester Stallone) shared a fierce rivalry back in the 1980s. Each had scored a victory in two matches, but on the eve of their decisive third bout, Henry suddenly announced his retirement, effectively ending both boxers' careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart) makes Billy and Henry an offer they can't refuse: return to the ring and settle the score once and for all.

Sideways

Sideways

SUNDANCE, 10:00 pm ET

Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Hot Tub Time Machine

TBS, 10:15 pm ET

Four pals are stuck in a rut in adulthood: Adam (John Cusack) has just been dumped, Lou (Rob Corddry) is a hopeless party animal, Craig (Craig Robinson) is a henpecked husband, and Jacob (Clark Duke) does nothing but play video games in his basement. But they get a chance to brighten their future by changing their past after a night of heavy drinking in a ski-resort hot tub results in their waking up in 1986.

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

HBOSIG, 11:00 pm ET

Diagnosed with AIDS, Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) smuggles medicine into the United States to fight the disease.

Mon, September 22

Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

HBO2, 5:30 pm ET

Media mogul Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) wants his news empire to reach every country on the globe, but the Chinese government will not allow him to broadcast there. Carver doesn't take no for an answer and plans to use his media empire to fuel flames of war between the Western world and China. Thankfully, James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) is on to the insane news tycoon and travels to China to stop him with the help of Chinese secret agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh).

Hairspray

Hairspray

LOGO, 8:00 pm ET

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Ramona and Beezus

Ramona and Beezus

DISNEY, 8:00 pm ET

Ramona Quimby (Joey King) is a plucky youngster with an irrepressible sense of fun and mischief -- a fact that keeps her big sister, Beezus, on her toes. Ramona's vivid imagination and boundless energy serve her well when the two girls must help save their family's home on Klickitat Street.

The Dilemma

The Dilemma

E!, 8:30 pm ET

Longtime friends Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of investigating the possible affair, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out.

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

STARZ, 9:00 pm ET

Film mogul Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) works with author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) on the movie "Mary Poppins."

The Heat

The Heat

HBOSIG, 9:00 pm ET

A federal agent and a Boston cop go after a Russian mobster.

National Treasure

National Treasure

ENCORE, 9:40 pm ET

Historian and code-breaker Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage) has been searching his whole life for a rumored treasure dating back to the creation of the United States. Joining an expedition led by fellow treasure hunter Ian Howe (Sean Bean), Gates finds an ice-locked Colonial ship in the Arctic Circle that contains a clue linking the treasure to the Declaration of Independence. But when Howe betrays him, Gates has to race to get to the document ahead of his so-called colleague.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave

HBO, 10:00 pm ET

In the 1800s, free black man Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South.

Tue, September 23

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

HBOZ, 5:30 pm ET

Though struggling with the ramifications of his extraordinary origin and abilities, young journalist Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) must become a hero to save those he loves from a dire threat.

Safe House

Safe House

FXX, 5:30 pm ET

For the past year, rookie CIA agent Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been eager to prove himself while cooling his heels at an inactive South African post. He gets the chance when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), a turncoat operative, is brought to Weston's safe house for debriefing. But soon after Frost's arrival, mercenaries attack, and Weston and Frost barely escape with their lives. The two men must join forces and try to stay alive long enough to figure out who wants them dead.

What Happens in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas

FXM, 7:00 pm ET

During a wild vacation in Las Vegas, career woman Joy McNally (Cameron Diaz) and playboy Jack Fuller (Ashton Kutcher) come to the sober realization that they have married each other after a night of drunken abandon. Besides that, there is a huge jackpot at stake. An implacable judge freezes the prize money and refuses to grant an annulment, so Joy and Jack must try to make their impromptu marriage work.

Wed, September 24

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

ABCFAM, 5:30 pm ET

Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But the one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Meet the Fockers

Meet the Fockers

VH1, 5:30 pm ET

Now that Greg Focker is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam. But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, the Fockers. The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together. This all adds up to a disastrously funny time of getting to know you.

Ocean

Ocean's Eleven

AMC, 5:30 pm ET

Dapper Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules: Don't hurt anybody, don't steal from anyone who doesn't deserve it, and play the game like you've got nothing to lose. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.

The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part II

FXX, 6:00 pm ET

Two years after the disastrous events in Las Vegas, it is now Stu's (Ed Helms) turn to walk down the aisle. Since his bride is from Thailand, Stu decides to hold the wedding there. Desperately hoping to avoid the mayhem of Doug's (Justin Bartha) bachelor party, Stu chooses what he thinks will be a safe option: an alcohol-free, prewedding brunch. But this being Thailand, and with Phil (Bradley Cooper) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) again in attendance, anything can happen.

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

BET, 7:00 pm ET

Hard times have fallen on Pacashau, Ga., but the townspeople have faith that the Divinity Church Choir will lift their spirits by winning a national competition. The choir has always made beautiful music, but now, its two leading ladies have hit a sour note. Vi Rose (Queen Latifah) believes that a traditional style is the key to victory, but G.G. (Dolly Parton) thinks tried-and-true means tired-and-old. The two singers must find a harmonious chord or risk losing everything.

The Patriot

The Patriot

MOMAX, 7:15 pm ET

Mel Gibson portrays Benjamin Martin, an unassuming man who is forced to join the American Revolution when the British threaten to take his farm away from him. Together with his patriotic son, Gabriel, the pair faces the vicious Redcoats with a heroism that reflects the stubborn pride of a young country's most dedicated supporters.

Thor

Thor

FX, 7:30 pm ET

As the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will soon inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on the day that he is to be crowned, Thor reacts with brutality when the gods' enemies, the Frost Giants, enter the palace in violation of their treaty. As punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth. While Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor's brother, plots mischief in Asgard, Thor, now stripped of his powers, faces his greatest threat.