There’s a lot going on in the entertainment world this week –
but the biggest thing is obviously the release of Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ on
Blu-Ray and DVD Tuesday.
The film was the biggest movie hit of the summer. Bringing
together Robert Downey Jr.’s Ironman, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Mark
Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor – among others -- ‘The Avengers’
was clearly not only the best super hero movie of the summer – but possibly in
The Blu-Ray features a couple of featurettes, deleted
scenes, and a gag reel.
While ‘The Avengers’ is clearly the best movie hitting
stores on Tuesday, there are a number of television sets coming out. The latest
– and in some case final – seasons of ‘CSI,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘CSI: New York,’ ‘Desperate
Housewives,’ ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Law & Order: SVU’ will also be avaible.
In the music world, Green Day’s ‘Uno’ album hits with 12 new
songs. This is the first of a three-album series which culminates with the
January release of ‘Tres.’
Trendy Mumford & Sons follows up their 2010 offering
with ‘Babel,’ a 15-song compilation for the deluxe album and a 12-song CD for
their regular album.
Finally, No Doubt unveils their reunion album ‘Push and
Shove,’ featuring 11 new songs.
Many of your favorite television shows are returning this
week as well.
On Monday, CBS welcomes back ‘2 Broke Girls,’ ‘How I Met
Your Mother,’ ‘Mike and Molly’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0.’ ABC also debuts the new
season of ‘Castle.
On Tuesday, CBS welcomes back ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’
before debuting ‘Vegas.’ ABC also unveils what is expected to be the final
season of ‘The Practice’ and FOX debuts new episodes of ‘New Girl.’
On Wednesday, CBS continues their weeklong rollout with new
episodes of ‘CSI’ and ‘Criminal Minds.’ The ABC comedy block of ‘Modern Family’
and ‘The Middle’ also returns, as does NBC’s ‘Law and Order: Special Victims
On Thursday, ABC debuts ‘Last Resort’ before returning
episodes of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal.’ CBS moves ‘Two and a Half Men,’
returns ‘Person of Interest’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ and debuts ‘Elementary.’
Finally, on Friday, CBS revs up for another season of ‘Blue
Bloods’ and FOX debuts the first episode of the final season of ‘Fringe.’
It’s also a big week for video games, with both ‘World of
Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria’ and ‘Dead or Alive 5’ debuting on Tuesday.
Finally, new movies opening this week include the time
travel mind-bender ‘Looper,’ starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Oscar-bait ‘Won’t Back Down’ with Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal and the
kid-friendly ‘Hotel Transylvania.’
What do you think? What are you most looking forward to this