Kick-AssHBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.
(HBO, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
Starring Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz, the film is directed by Matthew Vaughn. Dave Lizewski — ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek — dons a green-and-yellow Internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante Kick-Ass. But, overcoming all the odds, Dave becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he's not the only superhero out there — the fearless and highly trained father-daughter crime-fighting duo, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, have been slowly but surely taking down the criminal empire of local mafioso Frank D'Amico. And, as Kick-Ass gets drawn into their no-holds-barred world of bullets and bloodletting with Frank's son Chris, now reborn as Kick-Ass's arch-nemesis Red Mist, the stage is set for a final showdown between the forces of good and evil.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(HBO, Tuesday, 9 p.m.)
In their parallel journeys, the Fellowship will stand against the powerful forces spreading from the Two Towers — Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where Saruman has bred a lethal army of 10,000 strong; and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor. “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” culminates in the astonishing battle for the refuge Helm's Deep: the Kingdom of Rohan's ancient large stone fortress, besieged by Uruk-hai warriors.
Starring Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom.
(HBO, Thursday, 9 p.m.)
In a world overrun by zombies, Tallahassee has found his life's calling slaying the undead. Fearful Columbus, however, has survived using the cower-and-run approach. So when these two opposites team up, they're not sure which is worse: falling to zombies or relying on each other.
Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Billy Murray.
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