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Fall 2011-2012 TV Premiere Dates

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.

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Summer Movie Season: August 2010

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Can you believe that we’re already in the last month of Summer? So what movies round out the summer? “The Other Guys” and “Step Up 3D” open during the first weekend of this month.

Academy Award winner Julia Roberts stars in “Eat Pray Love” based on the bestselling novel by Elizabeth Gilbert. “The Expendables” is an action-thriller starring a cast that in one point or another played a hero or a villain. Michael Cera stars in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” where he tries to win the girl but in order to do so he has to get past her exes.

Family film “Nanny McPhee Returns” this month starring Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Crazy Heart”). If you are looking for a rom com then check out “Going the Distance” starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.

At the end of the month there’s “Takers” which stars Paul Walker (“Fast and the Furious”), Matt Dillon, singers T.I. and Chris Brown, and Hayden Christensen (“Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”). Could this film be a hit or just another Bank Heist film? You be the judge.

My spotlight pick of the month is “The Tillman Story”. “The Tillman Story” tells the story of Pat Tillman who gave up his professional football career to join the Army but sadly died during active duty. The trailer suggests that there is more to Tillman’s death and perhaps there is a cover up so it might be interesting to check out.

Well that’s my August overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for the first month of the Fall Movie Season.

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2010 SAG Awards Recap

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Saturday, January 23, 2010. As the Oscar nominations draw near, the SAG awards picks up where the 67th Annual Golden Globes left off.

For the most part the SAG awards played out just like this year’s Golden Globes with a few differences. Tina Fey beat out Toni Colette for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

“Glee” and “Mad Men” prevailed for Outstanding Acting Ensembles for their respective categories. Sandra Bullock looks to be one step closer to an Oscar with a win at the SAG awards for her performance in “The Blind Side”. The 82nd Academy Award nominations will be revealed on February 2, 2010.

Full list of SAG winners can be found on SAG Awards website.

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67th Annual Golden Globe Award Winners

The Golden Globe Awards has in the past been very favorable to freshman nominees. The 67th Golden Globe Awards was no different. Also it was a night of shameless promotion, but what was funny is that the stars didn’t hide nor deny that they were shamelessly promoting their upcoming projects. Freshman drama “Glee” took home the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Comedy, and James Cameron won for Best Director for “Avatar” which certainly gave an indication to which film was going to win Best Picture.

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Winter Movie Season: December 2009

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In the past, there have been many December blockbuster hits including the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. This December seems to be the month of potential blockbuster hits with Academy Award winning directors behind them. Plenty of promotion has gone into James Cameron’s latest film “Avatar” which is an action/fantasy film starring Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation”). Clint Eastwood’s latest film “Invictus” has some Oscar buzz to it and it stars Matt Damon and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. Peter Jackson directs the screen adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” which has also garnered some Oscar buzz and it is definitely one of my top picks to see this December.

Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) brings “Nine” from stage to screen with an all-star cast including Academy Award Winners Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson. Another film that has Oscar buzz surrounding it is “Up in the Air” starring Academy Award Winner George Clooney. Before Robert Downey Jr. reprises his Iron Man role this summer, he first tackles on the role of “Sherlock Holmes”, which looks fun and action packed. Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale star in “Everybody’s Fine” which is probably the only film that takes place during the Holiday season. In terms of family films, there’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel”.

My spotlight picks of the month are “The Last Station” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. “The Last Station” is a historical drama based on author Leo Tolstoy’s life and the cast is top notch. The film stars Christopher Plummer (“The Sound of Music”), James McAvoy (“Atonement”), and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is Heath Ledger’s (“The Dark Knight”) final film and looks to be quite a show. Well that’s my December overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out in the next month.

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“Charlie’s Angels” heading back to TV?

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Source: Variety

According to Variety, ABC plans to bring the 70’s TV series back for a new remake. The article mentions that series creator, Aaron Spelling, attempted to revive the series once in 1988 with Fox and again in 2004 with ABC but both deals fell through.

The feature film version of “Charlie’s Angels” (2000) which starred Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz was a box office hit and it even garnered a sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”. However, in my opinion the sequel was not as good as the first film.

Josh Friedman (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), original “Charlie’s Angels” producer Leonard Goldberg, and Drew Barrymore are expected to executive produce the new adaptation along with Nancy Juvonen.

Read more on Variety.

What do you think? Good idea? Bad Idea?

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Whip It! Whip it good!

Whip It -- Image via Fox Search Light

"Whip It" -- Image via Fox Search Light

“Whip It” marks the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore and it stars Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”), Academy Award Winner Marcia Gay Harden (“Pollock”), Kristen Wiig (“SNL”), and Juliette Lewis (“The Other Sister”).

Synopsis:
A small town beauty pageant contestant (Page) trades in her crown for skates and joins a roller derby team.

“Be your own hero” is the movie’s motto and this movie is full of heart, guts, and laughs. I wouldn’t label “Whip It” as just your ordinary chick-flick, I think it is a film that anyone can relate to. It’s about self discovery, and following your dreams! Plus, the action sequences will have you cheering for more!

**POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD**
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Fall Movie Season: October 2009

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Now that Fall is in full swing, what movies can we expect in the month of October? I know when I think about the month of October, the first thing that pops into my mind is Halloween and with Halloween I think scary/horror themed movies. There are a few scary/horror movies this month such as “Zombieland”, “The Stepfather”, and the lastest “Saw” installment “Saw VI”. I never saw a “Saw” film, but they must be popular in order for the studio to continue producing them. Those who are eagerly waiting for the next “Twilight” movie will have to wait another month, but if you need a vampire fix, then you may want to check out “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”.

I think October will be animation/cgi domination in the box office. The big releases that fall into this category are “Astro Boy”, “Where the Wild Things Are”, and for a limited time the 3D versions of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Toy Story/Toy Story 2”. There are few comedies out this coming month with Drew Barrymore’s “Whip It”, “Couples Retreat”, and “The Invention of Lying” starring Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner.

My spotlight picks of the month are “New York, I Love You” and “This Is It”. “New York, I Love You” is inspired by “Paris, I Love You” and it has an all-star cast and is directed by an all-star group of directors. The cast includes Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman, Christina Ricci, and “Dancing with the Stars” alum Cloris Leachman just to name a few. “This Is It” is the Michael Jackson special event concert which will be in theaters (IMAX too) for a limited time. The concept is bittersweet as it is Jackson’s final performance but also a celebration of his career. That’s my October overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out in the next month.

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New “Whip It” Featurette

Whip It - Image courtesy of Apple.com

"Whip It" - Image courtesy of Apple.com

Source: Apple.com

Apple.com has a new featurette on the movie “Whip It”, which marks the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore and stars Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”).

In the featurette, Barrymore talks a little bit about the movie and the movie’s theme of “being your own hero”. Click here to watch the new featurette.

The “Whip It” trailer can be seen here. For more information on the movie, visit the official website.

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Barrymore directs Page to “Whip It!”

Source: Comingsoon.net

“Whip It!” is set to open in theaters on October 9, 2009 and it also marks the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore (“50 First Dates”). Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (“Juno”) stars in the film along with Kristen Wiig (“SNL”), Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”), Eve, and Academy Award Winner Marcia Gay Harden. Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com. For more information on the movie, visit the “Whip It” official website.

Synopsis:
A small town beauty pageant contestant (Page) trades in her crown for skates and joins a roller derby team.

Whip It! – Trailer:

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