There are a couple of big stories going on in entertainment
The biggest – obviously – in the release of ‘The Twilight
Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’-- which hits theaters for 10 p.m. showings Thursday and then is in wide release on Friday.
Teenage girls everywhere are lining up for the movie. Of
course, since you can now buy tickets online that merely makes them a little
pathetic more than anything else. If there’s no necessity behind the action, then why are you doing it
again? Oh, yeah, for attention.
I’m sure viewers will be able to expect the same bland
acting, stilted dialogue and lack of spark in this film that the other four
delivered. Why would they break from a winning formula at this point?
All I can say about the release of this film is that I’m
thankful it’s the last one. The good news for movie fans, though, is that the
universally loved ‘Lincoln’ is also in theaters – so adults have something to
watch, too – and ‘The Hobbit’ debuts in a month.
‘Twilight’ will hit theaters hard and then be gone quick.
There’s three interesting movie titles that debut on DVD and
Blu-Ray this week. The most anticipated is Disney’s ‘Brave.’
I think this movie got a bad rap this summer. It’s not going
to be remembered forever like ‘Toy Story,’ but it’s much better than some of
Disney’s other titles. The heroine in this one sends the exact opposite message
that Bella Swan in ‘Twilight’ does. She’s strong, capable and doesn’t need a
man to take care of her.
Speaking of getting your self-worth through men, ‘Savages’
also lands Tuesday. The movie was expected to do better critically and at the
A lot of people point to the fact that the two male
characters in the film “share” a girlfriend as the reason people didn’t flock
to theaters. Personally, I think it’s Blake Lively. She’s just not an engaging
Finally, what should be a winning combination in Ben
Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill come to DVD in what should have been a
comedy winner called ‘The Watch.’ Instead, this comedy dud left theaters as
quickly as it came. Stiller and Vaughn aren’t the golden boys they used to be
and Hill is really hit or miss.
As far as television sets go, there are really only two of
interest. The first is the SyFy show ‘Lost Girl’ which comes out with its
The other is the always hilarious ‘Duck Dynasty’ – which has
all of its first season episodes available for $9.99 on Amazon.
My true interest this week is obvious. Yes, that’s right, ‘Lord
of the Rings Lego’ finally hits. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about it.
That’s not the only game available, though. There’s also
Madden NFL 13 for sports enthusiasts and ‘Ben 10 Omniverse’ – which largely
appeals to comic book fans.
Yeah, ‘Lego Lord of the Rings’ is clearly the best offering
out there this week – and I’m not saying that because I’m biased or anything. I think Lego Gollum is going to be a viral sensation before this is all said and done.
The biggest selection this week goes to the music genre -
-where there are a number of new selections to choose from.
The first is Christina Aguilera’s ‘Lotus.’ The album
features 17 new songs – and I’ll be interested if she manages to regain her
relevancy. She has the best voice of that whole age group – but her off stage
shenanigans (and the aging of her fanbase) have really made her forgettable in
Green Day debuts ‘Dos!’ – their second album this fall. It
has 13 new songs – and will be followed up by ‘Tre’ next month. Never let it be
said that Green Day is a bunch of under achievers.
One Direction (which I always confuse with One Republic)
debuts ‘Take Me Home,’ which features 13 songs.
For those that drift to more old school music, Soundgarden
has ‘King Animal, ‘ which has 16 songs and for those that really like it old
school, The Rolling Stones debut ‘Grrr!’ – which has a great title and 18
songs. The problem is, the Stones haven’t been truly relevant in years.
What do you think? What are you looking forward to the most