In the wide releases, there is a heartwarming comedy about making a porno, a thriller about a lady’s sanity being called into question, and some crazy teen horror flick. In the limited releases there are two horror movies about weekend getaways that go horribly wrong. I guess you shouldn’t go out of town, ever.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Haunting of Molly Hartley
Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Directed: Kevin Smith
Starring: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Traci Lords, Ason Mewes, Ricky Mare
Synopsis: Two best friends have been roommates for 10 years, but both of them have trouble paying the rent and bills. They decide making a porno is the best way to make money fast.
My Take: While I find Kevin Smith movies more miss than hits in recent years, this one seems to have more charm than the horrid Clerks 2.
RT Score: 66%
RT Consensus: Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a modest success for Kevin Smith, due in large part to the charm of Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.
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This week is better since the pick of the week is highly recommended!
Pick of the Week
Premieres: Thursday, October 30
Starring: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Judah Friedlander, Keither Powell, Katrina Bowden, Scott Adsit
Synopsis: The show is lining up the guest stars (Oprah, Jennifer Aniston) while Jack works on getting his job back.
My Take: This is the funniest show on the air right now. It must be watched with a DVR though since you will need to rewind to hear everything that happened since you’ll be laughing too loud and miss half of it.
I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?
The divorced ladies were all about causing more drama before this leg even began. They confronted the siblings about how they asked Aja and Ty to U-Turn them. It cracks me up that teams take it personally when another teams U-Turns them or in this case, asks someone else to do it. Starr said she tried to make it better, but the divorced ladies were having none of it. More blah blah blabbitty blah ending with divorced ladies still hating the siblings.
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Not a banner week for wide release movies. A lame cop drama, a scary musical and a stupid horror movie. The limited releases look more interesting, but they are true weird indie films.
Pride and Glory
High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Pride & Glory
Directed: Gavin O’Connor
Starring: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle
Synopsis: Two cop brothers–one good and one bad–are at odds with each other over some other cops’ deaths and family loyalty.
My Take: I like Edward Norton, but it just doesn’t look good.
RT Score: 34%
RT Consensus: Formulaic in its plotting and cliched in its dialogue, Pride and Glory does little to distinguish itself from other police procedurals.
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There is no pick of the week this week since there is only one show premiering this week and I don’t know why it exists.
Premieres: Wed, Oct 22
Starring: Anne Slowey, Joe Zee
Synopsis: Eleven contestants are vying to become fashion assistants at Elle magazine, an apartment in New York City and a clothing allowance from H&M. Tyra Banks is one of the producers.
My Take: Some of the people that supposedly love style don’t seem to display any in the trailer.
Two movies out this week are geared towards young men. There is the teen sex comedy, Sex Drive, and the video game adaptation, Max Payne. The sappy womenfolk have to make due with Secret Life of Bees while those that are looking to laugh at the current president can watch W. There are a bunch of rotten movies this week though. Only one fresh movie in the Limited releases and nowhere else.
Secret Life of Bees
Directed: Sean Anders
Starring: Josh Zuckerman, Amanda Crew, James Marsen, Clark Duke, Seth Green
Synopsis: An 18-year-old virgin wants to lose his virginity to a girl he met on the Internet.
My Take: The Mexican donut was at Comic Con. I thought it was a mascot to get us to eat at a nearby restaurant since it was outside the convention center. I laughed the entire trailer when I realized the Mexican donut was in a movie. I could just watch the donut parts all day.
RT Score: 43%
RT Consensus: Sex Drive has some hilarious moments and is well made for a raunchy teen film, but will appeal to few beyond that demographic.
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Below is a listing of some albums being released this week, links to the band’s website, where to buy it on Amazon.com and a video from YouTube so you can check out if you like it.
Album: Perfect Symmetry
RIYL: Coldplay, Oasis, The Killers, The Verve, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Duffy
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Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?
Before the race even starts, there is drama during the pit stop. The Amazing Race used to show what happened during the pit stop, but quit doing it a few seasons back. It is back again, most likely because there are drama llamas around. One of the divorced ladies, Christy, was drying her sports bra on some ledge. Next thing, it is on the ground, but Starr (one of the siblings) was there so Christy accused her of pushing it off the ledge. Starr said she didn’t, but the divorced ladies aren’t believing that nonsense. Starr said she didn’t know what advantage that would give her, and I agree with her. What would that do? Could it be that it just fell off due to wind and gravity and Starr happened to be walking by? No! That’s unpossible!
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One of the most successful shows of the fall season so far, is NCIS, which is gaining more viewers in its sixth season. Crime procedurals in general have done well, especially since they were able to air repeats during the writer’s strike and had a few new episodes after it ended. CSI: Miami and Criminal Minds also saw increases in their ratings. One non-procedural show that is doing well was How I Met Your Mother. It gained an audience after Britney Spears guest starred last season (oh she is such a bad actress) and they actually stayed around this season. Two and a Half Men also is doing better this season. After bombarding the airwaves and billboards with promotional pushes, CW finally saw the ratings for Gossip Girl live up to its hype. Its increase in ratings also helped One Tree Hill do better this season too.
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The last of the season premieres is coming to a close. There are only two more shows to premiere this month after what is premiering this week.
Pick of the Week
My Own Worst Enemy
Premieres: Monday, October 13
Starring: Christian Slater, Alfre Woodard, Mike O’Malley, Saffron Burrows, Madchen Amick, Bella Thorne, Taylor Lautner
Synopsis: Henry is a consultant by day and a spy at night (as Edward). Edward knows about Henry, but Henry is starting to realize that what’s going on with Edward is more than just crazy spy dreams.
My Take: I like the premise and I’m willing to check out Christian Slater in a television show, even though he hasn’t made a good movie since True Romance.
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