At first glance, I thought Zoe Saldana in The Losers was Thandie Newton. Zoe seems to be playing the same kind of role Thandie has played in stylish action pictures, but without the British accent. As for the limited releases, isn’t Ryan Reynolds tired of playing superhero characters? He will be in both Deadpool and Green Lantern soon, but now he’s playing a grown man’s imaginary superhero friend.
The Back-Up Plan
The Back-up Plan
Directed: Alan Poul
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Danneel Harris, Eric Christian Olsen, Noureen DeWulf, Anthony Anderson, Melissa McCarthy
Synopsis: A woman decides to get pregnant on her own when she can’t find the right guy. Of course, as soon as she gets pregnant, she meets the right guy, but he doesn’t know she’s pregnant.
My Take: Not sure how someone that looks like Alex O’Loughlin would still be single by the time she runs into him.
RT Score: 20%
RT Consensus: Jennifer Lopez is as appealing as ever, but The Back-Up Plan smothers its star with unrelatable characters and a predictable plot.
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“The Closer” returns this week, but it is only for a few episodes. It is really the final three episodes from season five that TNT held off showing so that it could help be a strong lead in for its new show, “Men of a Certain Age.” “Glee” will have its fall finale this week and will not return until April 13. This is due to the show not picking up production again until after the new year so they don’t’ have any more episodes filmed at this time. It also helps them avoid competing against the Winter Olympics.
Season Finales: The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, Top Chef, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League
Pick of the Week
Starring: Caterina Scorsone, Kathy Bates, Harry Dean Stanton, Tim Curry, Matt Frewer, Colm Meaney, Andrew-Lee Potts, Philip Winchester
Premieres: Sunday, December 6 (2-night event finishing up on Monday, December 7)
Synopsis: A reimagining of the Lewis Caroll classic with Alice is in her twenties and has a fear of commitment that sends her through the looking glass where the characters she comes across are not like the ones in the original story.
My Take: I have not read good things about it, and I was so bored with the “Tin Man” miniseries last year that I quit watching it (it is made by the same people), but I do love the “Alice in Wonderland” story so I will give it a shot and probably hate it anyway.
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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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I’ll continue to recap shows the week they premiere, but I thought I should still focus on the new shows that will be premiering this upcoming fall season so you can figure out if you want to add any new shows to your viewing repertoire.
NBC New Fall Shows
My Own Worst Enemy
Premieres: Mon, Oct 13
Starring: Christian Slater, Alfre Woodard, Mike O’Malley
Synopsis: Henry is a normal, suburban dad, but he is also Edward, who is a highly specialized spy. His two personalities are starting to become aware of the other one.
My Take: Is it Jekyll/Hyde or Total Recall or something else altogether? I’m intriguied enough to tune in. It would be nice for Christian Slater to be good in something again.
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