Will and Jaden Smith star together again as father and son in the new M. Night Shamalyan film “After Earth,” opening on Friday. The movie, set in a futuristic world, has Jaden’s character trying to save his ailing father. The first time the two worked together in “The Pursuit of Happyness,” the film made $100 million. Although Will didn’t star in the remake of “The Karate Kid,” he did produce his son to another $100 million dollar movie. Sounds like Jaden is a chip off the old block. The other big film this weekend, “Now You See Me,” stars Morgan Freeman and Common as thieves with a unique heist style. Here’s what else is happening this weekend.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, May 31
THIS GUY IS ON FIRE
“Man On Fire”
AMC, 8 p.m.
Denzel Washington is a bodyguard seeking revenge on the kidnappers of his young charge
With Marc Anthony and Dakota Fanning
Saturday, June 1
“French Open coverage”
NBC, 12 noon
Men’s and Women’s Third Round Coverage
Sunday, June 2
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
NBC 9 p.m.
The Women’s Concert for Change
Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z, John Legend and more live from Twickenham Stadium in London to raise money and awareness for women’s causes
The new season of “Master Class” features singer Lenny Kravitz.
CAN YOU SEE ME NOW?
“Now You See It”
Morgan Freeman, Common, Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in a unique twist on a heist flick
WHERE THERE’S A WILL
Will and Jaden Smith star in futuristic drama where a son must grow up quickly to help his ailing father
Friday, May 31
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