Thanksgiving is a time for two things: family and football. With the fall holiday just around the corner, the classic game show “The Price is Right” is combining the two with its college rivalries episode.
Greta Gerwig, writer and star of indie dramedies such as “Frances Ha” and “Mistress America,” marks her debut as a director in “Lady Bird,” a delightful early-2000s tale about the highs and lows of growing up.
“Platoon,” “Apocalypse Now,” “The Deer Hunter” — Lyndon Johnson’s legacy in Hollywood hasn’t entirely been positive, but “LBJ” attempts to shed new light on one of America’s most polarizing presidents.
It’s hard for movies about jerks caught in time loops and becoming better people to escape the shadow of “Groundhog Day.” But with enough cleverness and originality, a time loop picture can overcome the familiarity of its trappings.