Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Can “Jersey Boys,” Clint Eastwood’s version of the Broadway musical about the Four Seasons, do business? I have my doubts. And what about “Venus in Fur,” Roman Polanski’s version of another play from Broadway? Television: “True Blood,” which went downhill last year, begins its final season on Sunday. “Masterpiece Mystery” also kicks off on Sunday, with “The Escape Artist,” starring David “Dr. Who Broadchurch” Tennant. Music: British “white soul” crooner Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” is worth a listen. Books: Some people reach for junky beach fiction in the summer heat: I go for classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “My Antonia.” Sports: Amazing to say, but USA! USA! is still in competition at the World Cup. Finally: A new scientific study says that every hour you spend in direct sunlight at the beach takes 30 seconds off your lifespan. I doubt my beach-y friends will care.

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