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Best bets: Cruise, Diaz star in ‘Knight & Day’

MoviesWhatever you may think of Tom Cruise's private life, he's still one of the few actors whose name shouts "movie star," and when he headlines an action flick, it's hard not to take notice. He stars with Cameron Diaz in "Knight & Day," in which Cruise plays a secret agent courting Diaz's character. When she learns more about what may be going on, she has to decide if he can be trusted or not. (
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Movies

Whatever you may think of Tom Cruise's private life, he's still one of the few actors whose name shouts "movie star," and when he headlines an action flick, it's hard not to take notice. He stars with Cameron Diaz in "Knight & Day," in which Cruise plays a secret agent courting Diaz's character. When she learns more about what may be going on, she has to decide if he can be trusted or not. (Opens June 23)

TV

Jason Lee played a trailer-park ne'er-do-well perfectly in the canceled-too-early "My Name Is Earl." Now he's shaved the mustache and cleaned up a bit to play police detective/Elvis impersonator Dwight Hendricks on the new show "Memphis Beat." The city of Memphis plays a role in the show as well, a nice change from all the Los Angeles-based shows that start to run together after a while. (Premieres June 22, 10 p.m., TNT.)

Everyone knows a home cook who just shouldn't ever enter a kitchen. On the new show "Inedible to Incredible," Chef John Besh works with these terrible cooks and helps fix their treasured recipes and make them restaurant-quality. Don't you wonder if the "friends" who nominate these hapless cooks remain their friends after the show airs? (Premieres June 21, 10 p.m., Discovery.)

The "Entourage" boys are back once again, and just check out the season's guest-star list. Joining Vince and the boys are various times this season will be Stan Lee, Jessica Simpson, Bob Saget, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Tyson. When we left the boys last season, Eric was newly engaged, Drama had secured a development deal with a TV network, Turtle was mourning the end of his relationship with Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ari had acquired Terrence's agency and Vince was on this way to Italy to film an action movie — in which he would have to do his own stunts. The trailer reveals that season 7 will take a serious turn for Vince. (Series returns June 27, 10 p.m., HBO.)

It wasn't easy having William Kunstler for a father. His daughters Emily and Sarah grew up constantly being teased and taunted because their father defended some of the most reviled defendants in America. The Kunstler daughters' documentary, "William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe," looks at their father's turbulent life and career. (June 22, 10 p.m., PBS.)

DVD

You don't have to have read one word of Tolstoy to appreciate "The Last Station," the biopic about the famed Russian author (played by Christopher Plummer) and his troubles with his wife, Sofya (dynamically portrayed by Helen Mirren). Raved David Denby of The New Yorker, "This production, directed by Michael Hoffman, is like a great night at the theatre — the two performing demons go at each other full tilt and produce scenes of Shakespearean affection, chagrin, and rage."  (Out on DVD June 22.)

Reviews were mixed for Matt Damon's "Green Zone," but those who loved the Iraq War movie really loved it. Roger Ebert awarded it four out of four stars and raved "This is one hell of a thriller," and The Hollywood Reporter called it "a remarkable film." Damon plays an army officer who begins to suspect that America's reasons for being in the war aren't as solid as he was told they were. Ebert notes that theme may irk some viewers, while others will embrace it as what they've believed all along. You know where you fall. (Out on DVD June 22.)

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper is msnbc.com's movies editor. You can follow her at www.popculturejunkmail.com or www.genxtinct.com.