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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Why Him?’ and ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’

“Why Him?,” the crass comedy that pits Bryan Cranston against James Franco, arrives on iTunes. And “Ice Age: Collision Course” makes its way to the small screen on HBO and its streaming platforms.

What’s Streaming


From left, James Franco, Keegan-Michael Key and Bryan Cranston in “Why Him?”

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WHY HIM? (2016) on iTunes. Bryan Cranston and James Franco are at odds in this comedy in which they play stand-ins for opposing generations: older, more proper men and the offensive whippersnappers of the future. But don’t expect a profound satire. The movie “is trite, crass and insultingly moronic,” Jeannette Catsoulis wrote in The New York Times. “Shoveling expletives into the holes where jokes ought to be — a road too often traveled in today’s R-rated comedies — the director, John Hamburg, and Ian Helfer produce a screenplay that’s shockingly lazy and painfully attenuated.”

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT on BroadwayHD.com. This website’s live stream from the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles is available on demand through Tuesday. Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”) star as Mary and James Tyrone, the parents in Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, among the greatest American dramas in history. Set aside four hours, and a whole lot of tissues.

What’s on TV


A scene from “Ice Age: Collision Course.”

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ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (2016) 8 p.m. on HBO. In the fifth installment of the “Ice Age” franchise, Glenn Kenny wrote in The Times, “anthropomorphized prehistoric cartoon animals spout endless contemporary-culture-allusive wisecracks (‘You look nothing like your profile picture,’ ‘Hashtag…

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