Featuring by no means-earlier than-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and profession of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti. (PG-thirteen) 1 hr. 54 minutes.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao ★★★ Tony Randall, Barbara Eden. A Chinese showman turns into Merlin, Pan, Medusa, Apollonius, the Abominable Snowman and a sea serpent. 1 hr. 40 mins. Rise of the Planet of the Apes ★★★ James Franco, Freida Pinto. A scientist’s quest to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s disease unintentionally ends in a extremely smart chimpanzee, which can signal the top of man’s dominion over Earth.
1 hr. fifty two mins. CMT Fri. Punch-Drunk Love ★★★ Adam Sandler, Emily Watson. A shy oddball susceptible to violent outbursts follows the lady of his desires to Hawaii. 1 hr. 35 minutes. Cinemax Fri.
The man in black forms a new Magnificent Seven, to avoid wasting Mexican farmers from slave labor. Encore Sun. Ratatouille ★★★ Voices of Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm. A Parisian rat who enjoys fine food lives beneath a famous restaurant and longs to be a fantastic chef.
TMC Fri. Patriot Games ★★★ Harrison Ford, Anne Archer. An IRA terrorist vows revenge in opposition to the ex-CIA agent who killed the man’s brother and thwarted an assault on royalty. 1 hr. 56 mins. Showtime Tues. P.S. I Love You ★★ Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler. A grieving widow receives a sequence of messages that her husband left to encourage her to ascertain a brand new life and ease the loss.
BBC America Mon. Shrek 2 ★★★ Voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy. A green ogre, his new wife and a donkey discover adventure while visiting his in-legal guidelines. 1 hr. 32 minutes. Shadow of a Doubt ★★★★ Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten.