This weekend, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and the entire family have a hilariously rough time in "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," Miles Teller stars as a promising young drummer mentored by a brutal and brilliant J.K. Simmons in "Whiplash," and "The Walking Dead" returns for a highly-anticipated fifth season this Sunday evening on AMC.

Weekend Watchlist: 'Alexander's Very Bad Day,' 'Whiplash,' 'Walking Dead'

Also in theaters this weekend:
  • In "Dracula Untold," Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) strikes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces to protect his kingdom and family against an invading army,
  • "The Judge" stars Robert Downey Jr. as a lawyer who returns to his childhood home to defend his father (Robert Duvall) -- also the town's judge -- after he's suspected of murder.
  • In "Kill the Messenger," a reporter (Jeremy Renner) becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign after he exposes the CIA's role in importing cocaine into California and arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua. The drama is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.
  • "Addicted" follows a gallerist (Sharon Leal) who risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.
  • "One Chance" is a docudrama that tells the true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant -- and amateur opera singer -- who became a phenomenon after winning "Britain's Got Talent."
  • "St. Vincent" stars Bill Murray as a misanthropic war vet who befriends and mentors a young boy whose parents have just divorced. The indie comedy also stars Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts.

Also on TV & Netflix this weekend:
  • "Chelsea Handler: Uganda Be Kidding Me" is a new stand-up special (Netflix, 12:01am Fri.).
  • "Cristela" is a new sitcom from comedian Cristela Alonzo (ABC, 8:30p ET Friday).
  • "Auction Hunters" is back for a fifth season (Spike, 9p ET Saturday).
  • "The Affair" depicts the effects of an affair from his/her perspectives (SHO, 10p ET Sunday).

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The Walking Dead
AMCTVMAOctober 31, 2010
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