Secret Agents, Barbershop Coworkers and a Monk
By Elise DeVoe
That headline sounds like the opening to a "walk into a bar" joke, right? In actuality, it's some of the great content coming from Warner Bros., Turner and HBO over the next several days.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is in theaters today. As if Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer aren't enough on their own, the movie also stars Hugh Grant and is directed by beloved Brit Guy Ritchie. Still not convinced!? (That's a rhetorical question.) Watch the trailer:
Also today, TCM's Summer Under the Stars showcase continues with Groucho Marx. Also coming up this week: Patricia Neal, Vivien Leigh, John Wayne and others.
On Sunday, HBO's six-part miniseries from the creator of Treme and The Wire, Show Me a Hero, debuts with the first two parts back to back. Set in Yonkers, NY, in the 1960s, the miniseries focuses on the notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens.
The New York Mets take on the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday afternoon as part of MLB on TBS.
Monday, HBO Documentary Films presents Tashi and the Monk. This heartwarming documentary short about former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok, who trained with the Dalai Lama, and a five-year-old girl showcases the power of love and acceptance.
CNN Student News, the commercial-free newscast for middle and high school students, returns for its 27th season Monday. Educators, students and anyone else so inclined can view 10-minute news segments every day of the week throughout the academic year at CNNStudentNews.com.
Ever wonder how Girl Scouts and Game of Thrones are connected? On the new truTV series Six Degrees of Everything, Benny and Rafi Fine show viewers how everything (and anything) can be linked in six degrees.
On the season finale of Clipped, the gang relives their teen years at their high school reunion. Tune in Tuesday on TBS.