“Hemingway & Gellhorn”: The tempestuous love story of Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and war correspondent Martha Gellhown (Nicole Kidman) is told with somewhat hysterical gusto in this made-for-HBO film directed by Philip Kaufman. The lovers travel to war-torn locales, including the Spanish Civil War, and cross paths with various real-life figures, including documentarian Joris Ivens (played by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, of all people). Kidman has her moments, but the film is disappointingly superficial, rarely giving a sense of what Hemingway and Gellhorn were like beneath their larger-than-life public personas. (9 p.m., HBO)

“Hatfields & McCoys”: The History channel debuts a three-part miniseries inspired by the legendary feud. Kevin Costner plays Devil Anse Hatfield (yes, Devil is his first name) and Bill Paxton is Randall McCoy. Guess what? They don’t get along. The tale begins at the end of the Civil War, and the rival families’ strife crosses state lines, between West Virginia and Kentucky. The ambitious miniseries also stars Mare Winningham, Tom Berenger ad Powers Boothe. (9 p.m., History).

— Kristi Turnquist

Source : TV Tonight: ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn,’ ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ – OregonLive.com

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