This Week on Television

July brings some offbeat films and television shows to your living room. And don’t forget next week’s Major League Baseball All-Star festivities.

New this week on Movies on Demand

chrisevansSnowpiercer
Chris Evans, Ed Harris, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Jamie Bell star in this visionary science fiction film by Korean director Joon-ho Bong. Earth has been reduced to a handful of survivors who travel around the world in a train called the Snowpiercer, which has become a twisted microcosm of today’s society. If you enjoy films such “1984,” “12 Monkeys” and “Brazil,” then “Snowpierce” is in your wheelhouse. Available July 8.

Bad Words
Jason Bateman stars in and directs this dark, crude and often very funny comedy about a loser who uses a technicality to compete in a spelling bee. This film is not for everyone. If you’re put off by foul language, pass on “Bad Words.” But if you you’ve got a thing for twisted comedy, this is for you. Available July 8.

Video Games: The Movie
This is an intriguing look at the video game industry, touching on not just the medium’s history, but those that play, produce and market said games. Narrated by Sean Astin. See it while it’s still in theaters. Available July 15.

TV Highlights

ice-road-truckersIce Road Truckers
A new season kicks off this week. If you love the Truckers, there’s no reason to miss out on all the drama, fun and excitement. Monday, July 7, History Channel.

Inside the Walking Dead
Can’t wait for season five of “The Walking Dead?” This hour-long documentary should satiate your cravings for a little while. Tuesday, July 8, AMC.

Hemlock-GroveHemlock Grove
Season 2 of this supernatural thriller premieres on Netflix. The show is about a series of disturbing and twisted events in a small Pennsylvania town. Famke Janssen stars. Thursday, July 10, Netflix.

The Legend of Korra
Nickelodeon’s “The Legend of Korra” is one of the best animated shows on television. The follow up to the epic “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is set decades in the future as Korra fights to keep Republic City safe. A great show for kids and adults, “Korra” is now into its third season. Friday, July 11, Nickelodeon.

Cops
The long-running “Cops” enters its 27th season. The grand daddy of reality shows is still running strong. Saturday, July 12, Spike TV.

2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The annual all-star game comes to you from Target Field in Minneapolis. The highlight of this year’s event is the last go around for New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter, who retires at the end of the season after a stellar 20 year career. Tuesday, July 15, Fox.

Coming This Fall

The fall network TV line up is taking shape, and here’s a few of the highlights you should keep an eye out for:

flashThe Flash
The CW is looking to replicate it’s smash “Arrow” series by resurrecting one of DC Comics most famous superheros. This looks like a lot fun. Tuesdays on The CW.

NCIS: New Orleans
Scott Bakula takes the lead on the third “NCIS” series. This one will be more in line with the original “NCIS” – as opposed to the silly (yet entertaining) “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Tuesdays on CBS.

Gotham
Young Superman was a hit with “Smallville,” so let’s have a show with young Batman and young Catwoman (and a plethora of other comic book villains and heroes). Mondays on Fox.

About Matthew Breen

Based in Colorado, but from Madison, Wisconsin, Matt likes to blog about travel, auto, gadgets, food and entrainment. Follow author Matt Breen on Google + or read his recent stories on Pursuitist.

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