The Saline Courier Weekend

Friday best bets


Movie: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

FX 7 p.m.

More than 20 years after the adventure comedy- fantasy “Jumanji” blew the roof off the box office, this 2017 sequel follows some teenagers who find themselves whisked into the world of what is now a video game, where they play as their chosen grown-up avatars, trying to overcome the game’s magical power and win their release to return home. Dwayne Johnson stars as Indiana Jones-style archaeolog­ist Smolder Bravestone; the other avatars are played by Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas.

Movie: Twisted Sister LIFE 7 p.m.

Played by Mena Suvari, Emily seemingly has it all but everything falls apart when Lily (Joy Nash) shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her half-sister. When Emily is poisoned, husband Kyle (Mark Famigliett­i) blames Lily but Emily suspects Kyle.

Movie: Dead for a Dollar SHOW 7 p.m.

While searching for a missing woman, a famed bounty hunter runs into his sworn enemy, a profession­al gambler and outlaw that he had sent to prison years before, in this western drama. Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe and Rachel Brosnahan star.

American Masters AETN (2) 8 p.m.

The short series “In the Making” looks at emerging cultural icons and their journeys to becoming masters of their artistic discipline­s. This latest installmen­t focuses on opera singer J’nai Bridges and country artist Rissi Palmer.

Movie: Network TCM 8:45 p.m.

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he’s being put out to pasture, and he’s none too happy about it. After threatenin­g to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christense­n (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programmin­g, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

 ?? ?? Dwayne Johnson stars in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Friday on FX.
Dwayne Johnson stars in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Friday on FX.

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