Dog Days of Summer
By Elise DeVoe
The dog days of summer are ideal for catching up on your favorite TV and movies. TCM's noir film festival, Summer of Darkness, runs through the end of the month. Tonight, the lineup includes Too Late for Tears, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, and more.
On Sunday, start up the grill and root for the home team. MLB on TBS continues when the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Washington Nationals.
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson is the story of Emmy-winning writer and director Jane Anderson and her decades-long search for answers about the mysteries life of her great aunt, Edith Lake Wilkinson. The HBO documentary airs Monday at 9 p.m.
And we can't forget about the assortment of Warner Bros. films in theaters now. There's the heart-warming Max, the found-footage horror flick The Gallows, and the umm… titillating Magic Mike XXL, plus others.
The next episode of HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel looks at the culture of giving trophies to young athletes, win or lose. Is it doing more harm than good? Tune in Tuesday.
Also on Tuesday, actor and activist Jada Pinkett Smith joins CNN for a special report – Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking. The hour-long special looks at this form of modern-day slavery, those affected and those fighting back.