Tonight Burn Notice will have a prequel movie, The Fall of Sam Axe, so if you are a fan of Bruce Campbell, here’s another movie all about him. On Saturday, HBO will have a film, Cinema Verite, that looks behind the story of the first reality series that aired on PBS in the 70s, “An American Family.” After a two month hiatus to make room for Mr. Sunshine, Cougar Town is back, but it returns on Monday night and then goes back to its normal Wednesday night spot. NBC will be burning off episodes of Chase starting on Saturday night where the show hasn’t been announced as canceled, but might as well be. Also, this week Parenthood and Archer will have their season finales. Archer has been renewed for a third season, and even though it hasn’t been announced yet, it is a safe bet Parenthood is coming back too.
Pick of the Week
Channel: BBC America
Starring: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston
Premieres: Saturday, April 23
Synopsis: The show will actually film in the U.S. for the first time ever for a few episodes where the Doctor needs help from Nixon. Also Neil Gaiman wrote the fourth episode this season.
My Take: I love that there is a married couple as the Doctor’s companions and they actually kept it going. I thought they were going to ditch Rory so I’m glad they didn’t. I’m very excited about the Neil Gaiman episode too. It should be awesome!
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When I first heard about Monsters vs. Aliens, I thought it was the typical kid animation film that I could ignore, and I thought the blue blob was a bit of a ripoff from the green blob in Ghostbusters. I do find the trailers have won me over. The Haunting movie looks like it could be pretty creepy or it could be like all the other horror movies that come out these days and that could make it predictable. Finally, there is a movie directed by Renny Harlin who made the blockbuster Cutthroat Island! Don’t all line up for 12 Rounds at once.
Monsters vs. Aliens
Haunting in Connecticut
Monsters vs. Aliens
Directed: Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Seth Rogan
Synopsis: When aliens keep invading Earth, the government brings out its hidden stash of monsters to fight back.
My Take: It doesn’t look super fabulous, but pretty amusing and cute.
RT Score: 68%
RT Consensus: Though it doesn’t approach the depth of the best animated films, Monsters Vs. Aliens has enough humor and special effects to entertain moviegoers of all ages.
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