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What’s on TV Saturday: ‘The Conjuring 2’ and the Electric Daisy Carnival


Madison Wolfe in “The Conjuring 2.”

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Go for chills as the Amityville investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, take on a case in London. Or dance away the weekend with the Electric Daisy Carnival.

What’s on TV

THE CONJURING 2 (2016) 7:45 p.m. on HBO. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are back as Lorraine and Ed Warren, the real-life paranormal investigators whose declaration that a certain Long Island house was haunted led to the many “Amityville” movies. This next case takes place in 1977, in the borough of Enfield in North London, where a single mother (Frances O’Connor) of four has reported some violent happenings in their home, seemingly aimed at her daughter Janet (Madison Wolfe). “Skip this film if you can’t suspend disbelief; it’s entertainment, not a documentary, and though the characters of course discuss whether the haunting is real, that’s not what the director, James Wan, is interested in,” Neil Genzlinger wrote in The New York Times. “He wants to scare and unsettle you, and does.”


Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in “The Big Sleep.”

Turner Classic Movies

THE ESSENTIALS: THE BIG SLEEP (1946) 8 p.m. on TCM. Alec Baldwin, the show’s host, and his guest David Letterman tell why this Howard Hawks adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel is required viewing: in short, Bogie and Bacall. Humphrey Bogart stars as the private detective Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy retired general to settle the gambling debt of one of his daughters. Bogart’s wife, Lauren Bacall, plays Vivian Rutledge, the young woman’s sister. “They knew they had lightning in a bottle here,” Mr. Letterman says.

What’s Streaming



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ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL 2017 11:45 p.m. on Red Bull TV. Can’t sleep? This electronic dance music festival streams all night Saturday and Sunday from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the roster includes Above & Beyond, Alesso, Major Lazer, Tiësto, Alison Wonderland, Marshmello and Gramatik.

TROOPING THE COLOUR On BritBox. Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrates her 91st birthday with pageantry from her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade in London. She will inspect the 1,400 officers and soldiers and 200 horses before returning by carriage to Buckingham Palace, where she and her family will gather on the balcony for a fly-past by the Royal Air Force.


Sandra Hüller and Peter Simonischek in “Toni Erdmann.”

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TONI ERDMANN (2016) on iTunes and Amazon. Ines (Sandra Hüller), an executive at a global consulting firm in Bucharest, receives a surprise visit from her estranged father, Winfried (Peter Simonischek), an ill-kempt music teacher and prankster who is everything that his conformist daughter is not. But when she sends him back home to Germany, he reappears as “Toni Erdmann” — an alter ego in a stringy black wig, bad suits and joke-shop fake teeth who, impersonating an ambassador and a management coach, shows up wherever he might cause his daughter the most embarrassment. Maren Ade’s Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film is “by a wide margin the funniest almost-three-hour German comedy you will ever see,” A. O. Scott wrote in The Times.

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