The Summer has flown by and now it’s time for the Fall Movie Season. This is kind of a laid back month for movies. There are star studded films but none that I foresee to be a box office blockbuster. “Contagion” opens the first weekend after Labor Day, which has an all-star cast including some Academy Award winners and nominees. The premise takes our fears about air born diseases and pumps up the scare factor to the max.
Following week we have “Drive” starring Ryan Gosling, which is reminiscent of “The Transporter”. Toward the end of the month are the films that may bring in the crowds. Jason Statham (“The Transporter”) along with Clive Owen (“Closer”), Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski, and Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro star in “Killer Elite”, which looks like it’s going to be a high-octane action flick. Brad Pitt stars in “Moneyball”, based on Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane and how he put together a baseball club on a budget. This film could be interesting or a flop.
Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Anna Faris (“Scary Movie”) star in “What’s Your Number?”, based on the novel, “20 Times a Lady”, by Karyn Bosnak. Looks like it could be funny but at the same time it could end up being predictable. It’s all in the story-telling.
My spotlight pick of the month are “50/50”. Seth Rogan (“Knocked Up”) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“(500) Days of Summer”) star in “50/50”, which looks funny but yet poignant. It could be a possible tear jerker.
Well that’s my September overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Fall Movie Season picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.
Summer is almost over, but don’t be sad! It just means that Fall 2011-2012 Television programming will return soon! So mark your calendars and take note of when your favorite returning and new shows premiere on CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, and ABC.
Some new and highly anticipated shows to note are ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”, CW’s “Ringer” with Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), “Person of Interest” on CBS, and Fox’s “X-Factor” and “New Girl” starring Zooey Deschanel.
This year also marks the final seasons for NBC’s “Chuck”, and ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”. So what shows are you looking forward to watching? Thus far, I find ABC’s new Fall Series line-up to be the most intriguing.
This September has some great DVD/Blu-Ray releases some of which are from the 2011 Summer Movie Season such as “X-Men: First Class”, “Thor”, and “Bridesmaids”. Also the latest season of some TV shows make their way onto DVD/Blu-Ray such as “Chuck”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Glee”, and “Castle”.
Here are some highlights:
– Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
– Everything Must Go
– Fringe: The Complete Third Season
– The Office: Season Seven
Watch the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con panel for NBC’s “Chuck” from the following link: 2011 Comic-Con Panels: Chuck with info. on what to expect from the final season of “Chuck” including villains whom include Mark Hamill.
Is there a spin-off in the works? Watch the video to find out on NBC.com.
Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles star Summer Glau is expected to guest star this season of “Chuck” as Greta a character that will played by a different actor/actress every week. Olivia Munn originated the character on the Season 4 premiere, and upcoming Greta’s include wrestler Stacy Kiebler and Isaiah Mustafa.
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Summer is over and now our favorite shows are returning back to the prime time line up. Looks like most shows are returning the week of September 19th including Dancing with the Stars, Chuck, Castle, House, Glee, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, and the final season of Smallville.
With every Fall season also brings on new series some of which have already started. The series premieres of Hellcats and Nikita began the week of Labor Day. Both shows have potential and even though it is early, I think Hellcats can develop into a show that could be as popular as Glee or at least will draw audiences from other genre shows like Make It or Break It. Other series premieres that I’m looking forward to are The Event, Chase, Lone Star, Undercovers, Outsourced, and No Ordinary Family.
Click on the link below to see when your favorite show returns.