Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Days go too fast! Staph! But here is my review of Fox's new shows Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, so check that out. For next week I'm planning a review of Partners and a quick recap of few older shows that have premiered so far, like Mike&Molly, How I Met Your Mother and Parks&Recreation.

From top left: 2 Broke Girls, Black Books, Family Guy, Parks and Recreation


Though new shows premiere all through-out the season, some great shows are wrapping up their run. One of them is The Office which is now on its ninth and final season. It is one of my favourites and truly a pioneer for other U.S documentary-style comedies like recent Emmy-winner Modern Family and Parks & Recreation. And it looks like the final season will be among the best. First of all James Spader (barf!) is gone and second Catherine Tate has more screentime. The third good thing is that Stephen Colbert is joining the Halloween episode as a guest star, playing one of Andy's (Ed Helms) old a Capella group member. In case you haven't followed the show through the years, here is a great video to celebrate the past eight seasons:

The Simpsons is also gearing up for their season premiere this Sunday. The first episode features all Bart's old girlfriends, so there is going to be a lot of starpower (Anne Hathaway, Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman among others). The Simpsons also decided to share their opinion on this years presidential election, much like they did four years ago, and surprise surprise, Homer gets in trouble:

I used to like Two and a Half Men, but after Charlie Sheen left, it's just not the same. And now it seems like they are trying to bring back the audiences with their new guest star: Miley Cyrus. She will play Jake's (Angus T. Jones)  new crush, but Walden (Aston Kutcher) falls for her too. Is the age difference a joke on Aston's old wife Demi Moore? Don't know, but this does not seem like a good idea. For some pictures from the set with Miley, go here!

Film star Diane Kruger is also transitioning to small screen. She will star on FX's new show The Bridge, adapted from Danish series Broen. Her character is Sonya North, who is trying to hunt down a serial killer at El Paso. This is her first regular role on TV. If you've forgotten what she looks like, you can see her in the trailer of her newest film Special Forces here!

Though Melissa McCarthy didn't win either of the Emmys she was nominated for this weekend, she is doing pretty okay. Mike & Molly just started their third season, her new movie Identity Theft with Sandra Bullock just got a new poster  and on top of all that, she was just cast in the upcoming Hangover 3 movie. The role would be small according to Variety, since she is so busy. But hopefully she'll make the time to appear on the film.

Though the Oscars are still months away, some distributors are trying to get their films nominated. The rules state that the film has to run for atleast a week in LA before the end of the year. For example Hitchcock has been moved up to November to qualify. This is the second Hitchcock themed movie, the other being The Girl (though its a TV movie). Anthony Hopkins plays Hitchcock and I think he is a strong candidate for an Oscar, since the Academy tends to like biographies a lot. Another movie that is trying to get into the Oscar race, is Ginger & Rosa. Elle Fanning has garnered a lot of great reviews during her young career and  this films distributor thinks her role as teenager struggling with personal trauma is her chance for an Oscar nomination. Maybe, we'll have to wait and see, since neither of the mentioned movies has a trailer out yet.

Few casting news: Tom Hardy will star as George Mallory, who tried to climb Mount Everest three times in the 20's only to die on his list try at the mountain. The movie is called Everest and it is going to start filming after Doug Liman is done with his previous project with Tom Cruise called All You Need Is Kill. The second casting news is about Parker Posey joining the Grace of Monaco movie. She plays a kinda bitchy character who sells stories about Grace Kelly to the press, sounds like a perfect role for her.

There are two films coming out this December I'm really looking forward to seeing, and I mean like reaaaallly looking forward. First one is The Hobbit, which just got a new trailer which features a lot of new scenes that are not featured even in the books. You can see the trailer here and a full analysis of the trailer at EW. The second film I'm talking about is Les Miserables of course. They released an extended look behind the scenes and more info about their "live singing", meaning that the actors will sing the songs live on set, and the orchestra will be composed around their versions. The film also got a new poster, which is sort of a live-action version of the original poster for the musical.


The first trailer is for The Details. It premiered on the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, but is only now getting wide release. It stars Toby Maguire, Elizabeth Banks and Laura Linney. Basically the movie is about a man who seems to have it all good, but then things start to fall to pieces. I love anything Elizabeth Banks is in, so I assume I'll like this one too though it has bug-eyes-Maguire too.

The second is Gus Van Sant's (Milk) newest film, Promised Land. Starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Frances McDorman. This is one of those movies again, that was moved up top qualify for Oscars. And I wouldn't be surprised to see it nominated, the film is produced and written by Damon and Krasinski. The movie tells the story about how locals stand up to a big corporation who tries to buy their land.

Since the two previous ones were a bit darker, this one is over the top light. I still want to think that this movie is a joke, or maybe they count on the fact that it's so camp that it will attract viewers. Vamps is the latest form of vampire fandom, a comedy. It stars Alicia Silverstone and Kristen Ritter as vampires who fall in love while being chased my vampire killers. See for yourselves!

That's all folks! New posts coming out next week!

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