One of the most polarizing movies of the year hits Netflix, and if nothing else, with Glenn Close and Amy Adams in a passionate drama, you’re bound to see some Oscar-worthy performances if nothing else–even if the source material might be problematic. Our recommendations are rounded out by love and basketball.
Hillbilly Elegy [Netflix]
Ron Howard’s new film is an adaption of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy, a non-fiction book that set the conservative world all a-Twitter. Chances are Howard and his cast that includes Glenn Close and Amy Adams will find the humanity under the politics.
A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado [Hallmark, 8p]
A woman manipulates a firefighter to get his blue-ribbon (I assume, I made that up) spruce in the town square. I assume she actually falls in love with him.
The Best of All The Smoke [Showtime, 10p]
With its stars’ unique personalities and perspectives, All The Smoke featuring ex-NBA’ers Matt Barnes & Stephen Jackson has become one of the most compelling sports podcasts out there. Tonight’s “Best Of” features interviews with Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson, and the late Kobe Bryant.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- Over on OWN, the primetime soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots notches its eighth season, debuting tonight.
- She was there for you when the rain started to fall, so be there tonight too for Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends as the underrated actress gets the Reelz treatment for her career.
- The famed cheerleading crew for America’s Team (aka America’s Most Hated Team) has been receiving the docu-drama treatment for an astonishing 14 seasons. Tryouts for a 15th season of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team start today on CMT.