Life and death themes top this weekend’s entertainment options.
“The Walking Dead” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC: This is a first rate adaptation of the popular Robert Kirkman comic books. The series follows a group of survivors who must battle to stay alive in a world filled with zombies. Please not, this cable series is very graphic and not for the faint of heart.
“Hereafter”: The new Clint Eastwood film about life after death features a strong performance by Matt Damon and a storyline that will make you think. Although it opens with a splash, this is a very quiet and caring movie.
“Winter’s Bone”: With this movie, 20-year-old Jennifer Lawrence jumps to the head of the class among the young actors currently working in films. She turns in an Oscar-worthy performance as a courageous Ozark Mountains girl who faces numerous dangers to save her home and family. Director Debra Granik gives Lawrence an almost alien world to work in through the closed-minded, fearful and backwoods mountain community that provides the setting.