The nationwide releases deal with movies aimed at boys either young (Diary of a Wimpy Kid2: Rodrick Rules) or slightly older (Sucker Punch). In the limited releases, there seems to be much love for the 1970s since two of the movies take place in that time period.
Sucker Punch Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules
Directed: Zack Snyder Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn, Oscar Isaac Trailer
Synopsis: Tarted up girls need to escape juvenile detention so they put on their best fake eyelashes to do it and kick butt in make-believe land.
My Take: Eye candy fluff with no substance so it would be excellent to watch if your brain is turned off.
RT Score: 23% RT Consensus: It’s technically impressive and loaded with eye-catching images, but without characters or a plot to support them, all of Sucker Punch’s visual thrills are for naught.
Fall TV Season is upon us. Even though quite a few shows got an early start this month, this week is the official season premiere week. Beware, this post will be huge!
Season Finales: Top Gear, Warehouse 13
Pick of the Week
Dexter Channel: SHO Time: 9/8c Starring: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar Premieres: Sunday, September 27 Trailer
Synopsis: Dexter got married and found out he had a kid on the way. Can a serial killer really have the perfect life? This season also stars a very successful serial killer for Dexter to admire, played by John Lithgow.
My Take: I keep wondering how long the show can last before it’ll burn itself out since he can’t keep killing forever, can he? But I’ll continue to watch it as it continues to be so very excellent.
I planned on making a top 10 list, but I just can’t seem to pick just 10 shows. There were some shows that I have picked on my best of lists before that didn’t make it this time, including CSI and Scrubs. There were only a few Scrubs episodes on in 2008 and they weren’t the best ones I have seen so I decided they didn’t make the list. What I have seen in 2009 on ABC is good though so it is probably going on the list at the end of this year. I have loved CSI in the past, but we didn’t watch the shows as quickly as we have in the past.
That is basically how I came up with my list. The shows that sit around on the TiVo forever don’t make the list. The ones that I can’t find an episode on the TiVo because Jer and I watch them as soon as they are new are obviously ones that we can’t wait to watch. These were all ones that either we both watched immediately or I watched immediately because he couldn’t stand them.
Breaking Bad Channel: AMC Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt
Walter was a high school chemistry teacher that found out his has inoperable cancer, but didn’t want his family to worry and stare at him with that “Oh you are dying” stare, so he didn’t tell them about his disease. He decided he needed to make some money to leave them when he did die so he decided to make pure crystal meth since it is just basic chemistry and works with a former student in order to sell it with his druggie connections. I thought the show would just be like Weeds, but it wasn’t. It was completely messed up and hilarious. Walter gets himself into jams so many times and parts of it are really scary with the people he is dealing with in the drug world, but the story goes in surprising ways all the time. I cannot wait for it to come back for a second season this year and Bryan Cranston was totally deserving of winning the Emmy for the series last year.
Synopsis: They will travel to new locations this 13th season, such as Cambodia and Kazakhstan. Also, one team will make a huge mistake that will keep them for making it to the finish line.
My Take: This is my favorite reality show. I love to see the destinations and the challenges are usually related to something specific about that culture. Also, the people that know each other already have the built-in mechanisms for arguing, which is fun to see heightened with lack of sleep.
Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, the executive producer and head writer were present at the Dexter panel. It was a bit more subdued compared to the Torchwood panel. It was moderated by Kristin from E! Online. There was a trailer for the third season of Dexter shown, which hasn’t been shown anywhere else yet. It showed that Jimmy Smits is joining the cast and might become an actual friend to Dexter.
Since I was hanging out with Amy and Marci in Tucson during Fall Premiere Week, I was behind on my tv watching. Here are some of the shows that aired last week, but I finally watched this weekend or this week.
I was having fun with Edie last season, but I didn’t like the way she started out this season. She is all needy and icky. Sure, she was a bit needy last season too, but it was entertaining. She better get more entertaining with her blackmailing of Carlos and all his crazy, hidden money or I will wish she really did hang herself. And what is up with Carlos and his crazy, hidden money? Why didn’t he run off somewhere after the divorce? He couldn’t really spend the money with the whole embezzlement thing he got in trouble with before, so he would have had to run away. That would have kept him away from Gabby though, so maybe that’s why. I’m glad when I answer my own questions.