Educators with a good sense of humor may be among the fans of this 2011 comedy, with Cameron Diaz in the title role as someone quite self-serving in her lesson plans. Foremost among those: landing a well-funded colleague (Justin Timberlake, who used to be Diaz's real-life significant other) to replace the rich fiance she lost. Jason Segel earns some laughs as a gym teacher enamored of her, and so does Lucy Punch as another faculty member.
As they have twice before, in 2010 and 2012, many broadcast and cable networks join forces to simulcast a celebrity-filled event presenting information about -- and raising funds for -- cancer research. Gwyneth Paltrow repeats her role from the last edition as an executive producer of the special. Katie Couric remains one of the main driving forces behind the initiative, which is a year-round effort.
Don't hate him because he has the name from hell; he's a good guy. A member of an "X-Men"-like team with special powers, the title character (Ron Perlman) battles a villain (Karl Roden) who wants to tap into Hellboy's darker side and engulf Earth in evil in this visually impressive 2004 interpretation of Mike Mignola's comic book. Selma Blair portrays the firestarter Hellboy loves, with John Hurt as the paternal leader of the good guys.
Two children (Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce) discover a mysterious board game in their new home's attic. They begin to play, only to discover each roll unleashes terrifying consequences. When a jungle-ravaged man (Robin Williams) pops out of the game, they learn he was trapped in another world during a roll of the dice 20 years earlier. They must finish the game he started to undo all the damage and put things right. Bonnie Hunt and Bebe Neuwirth also star.
The classic horror tale gets an update with this special effects-laden 1999 version. Brendan Fraser stars as an adventurer enlisted by endangered siblings (Rachel Weisz, John Hannah) to lead them to the Egyptian tomb that supposedly contains a vengeful mummy (played in human form by Arnold Vosloo). Indiana Jones-style perils get in the way of their quest.
With the title "Chained," it's fairly easy to tell what sort of apparatus at least one of the acts in this new episode will involve. Whether a water tank -- which often goes in tandem with that, in terms of magic acts -- also will be included remains to be seen. Dean Cain plays host to illusionists Nathan Burton, Jonathan Pendragon, Hillel, Farrell Dillon, Drexus and Jan Rouven.
Initially noted for his paintings of African-American men, New York-based artist Wiley recently began a project involving female subjects. That is the focus of this new documentary, which shows each model posing for Wiley while wearing a couture gown. Those captured in the portraits represent a wide range of backgrounds, from a prison guard to a teen mom aspiring toward an educational equivalency degree. Paris and Beijing are among the film's other locales.
McGarrett and Catherine (Alex O'Loughlin, Michelle Borth) are a long way from Hawaii. They're in Afghanistan on a mission to stop the Taliban from harming a boy whose family once saved Catherine's life. Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Chi McBride also star in "Makani Olu a Holo Malie" -- Hawaiian for "fair winds and following seas."
"Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney's dealings with novelist P.L. Travers in getting the movie rights to the story weren't nearly as genial. This enjoyable 2013 behind-the-scenes story draws fine performances from Tom Hanks as entertainment legend Disney and Emma Thompson as the difficult Travers, who had deeply personal reasons for being so protective of her material, explained in flashbacks that feature Colin Farrell as her father.
A young woman from a privileged family may be the latest person to fall prey to a serial killer in "The Nail in the Coffin." The victim's remains are found in a national park, and the team's subsequent investigation suggests she might have a connection to one of the Ghost Killer's earlier victims. FBI Deputy Director Stark (guest star Sterling Macer Jr., "Homefront") seems particularly interested in the case.
Edwards (Andre Holland) angers Eleanor (Maya Kazan) when he forces Thackery's (Clive Owen) hand during surgery in the new episode "Where's the Dignity." As she recovers, Abigail (Jennifer Ferrin) has time to regret some of her past choices regarding Thackery. Dr. Bertram Chickering Sr. (Reg Rogers), Bertie's (Michael Angarano) father, scolds his son for his dubious career choices. Eve Hewson also stars.
In the new episode "Ships Ahoy," the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Ontario commissions the team to create three large-scale replicas of ships that sank in the lakes over the past 300 years. Each of the magnificent vessels is huge and has its own particular design that marks it to its given century. Back at the shop, John puts aside his usual whimsical bear carvings in favor of a sculpture for an upscale Los Angeles art gallery.
"Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll" looks at the life, music and legacy of the African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso who was a major influence on many artists, including some of those who were prominent at the dawn of rock music. Among those she inspired: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Isaac Hayes, Etta James, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Axl and Eva's relationship begins tentatively, but soon leads to an impetuous engagement. At a party to celebrate their betrothal, her estranged father, who is also the god Loki, is suspiciously supportive and arranges a binding ceremony at which he, Mike, Axl and Eva sign a contract written in Norse runes. Meanwhile, Ty is heartsick when he discovers he never can be with the woman he loves in the new episode "Hunting Reindeer on Slippery Rocks."