The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY)

Tonight’s Picks

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FRIDAYNIGH­TLIGHTS 7:10 a.m.

HBO

BillyBob Thornton stars as an inspiring high school football coachwhois determined to guide his teamto victory in this beloved sports drama that inspired aTVseries. The film also starsGarre­tt Hedlund, and is based on the book by H.G. Bissinger.

MANOFSTEEL TNT 2:00 p.m.

Anewgenera­tion meets Superman in this updated take on the classic comic book character. HenryCavil­l stars as the alien hero, whohas been living onEarth since the destructio­n of hishomepla­net. Whenanenem­y threatens Earth, Superman fights back.

MALEFICENT SYFY 7:00 p.m.

Angelina Jolie stars as the title character in this fairy tale with a twist. After an act of betrayal leads Maleficent to curse a newborn princess, the baby is sent to livewith fairies.

THEFIRST48 A&E 8:00 p.m.

Detectives look for leads whenamothe­r and hertwo children aremurdere­d in a rebroadcas­t of this real-life crime drama. Lawenforce­mentsuspec­t the killermay be someone the familyknew, and the teampulls out all the stops to crack the case.

1917 SHO 9:00 p.m.

After the Germans retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich inWWI, twoBritish soldiers race acrossenem­y territory to deliver amessage that could save thousands of lives. This acclaimed film is praised for use of elaborate long takes.

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