The Last Song– This film stars Miley Cyrus and is about a girl who lives with her estranged father in the summer and falls in love for the first time. The film is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks (of The Notebook and Dear John fame), so make sure you have plenty of Kleenex before you start watching the film.
Furry Vengeance – Brendan Fraser stars in this film about a real estate developer who is in charge of demolishing a forest that will eventually become a housing development. The critters of the forest, do not want their home destroyed and decide to launch an all out attack on Fraser’s character. The film was in and out of theatres very quickly. Interesting note, the director of the film – Roger Kumble – directed Cruel Intentions. It’s a useless fact, but I thought I’d share it.
Temple Grandin – This HBO film stars Claire Danes and is a biopic about the lady in the title, who suffered from autism but was able to revolutionize, in a humane way, how livestock were handled on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses. The TV movie was recently nominated for many Emmy Awards, so it might be worth checking out now to see what all the hype is about.
Cemetery Junction – Fans of The Office and Extras will be delighted that this film is coming out on DVD today. Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the film follows three lifelong friends growing up in 1970’s England. Two of the boys like life the way it is, but one of them wants to leave town and make a life for himself. The film is essentially a coming-of-age story, and is also a film that I don’t know a lot about, as it never received a North American release.
TV ON DVD
Cougar Town: The Complete First Season – This show stars Courteney Cox and is about a recently divorced woman re-entering the dating scene. This series started off slow, but seemed to gain momentum as the season went on, so it might be good to catch-up on it before season two begins in September.
Dexter: The Fourth Season – As this season starts, Dexter has become a family man as Rita has had a baby and they move to the suburbs. This does not sit well with Dexter as he still has the urge to kill. In another storyline, the Trinity Killer is still being hunted and Dexter is fascinated by how the man can lead separate lives. Yet another show I don’t watch, but there is always a lot of co-worker talk about how great this it is.
Friday Night Lights: The Fourth Season – The critically acclaimed but ratings challenged show switches gears in its penultimate season as Eric becomes the coach of East Dillon High School’s football team, which is a school that is re-opening. The perks that Eric had at his old school are nowhere to be found in his new one, and the talent that tries out to make the team is substandard at best. However there is a silver lining in the form of a teenager who has had trouble with the law. Again, this is another show that I have never seen an episode of, but it has a very loyal and devoted following.
One Tree Hill: The Complete Seventh Season – This season takes place one year after the end of season six and introduces a couple of new characters. Each character has a different drama to deal with. You can tell I don’t watch the show by the writing of this terrible description for it, but I do give the show kudos, as it has run longer than most teenage/young-adult dramas.
Ugly Betty: The Complete Fourth and Final Season – This season starts off with Betty working at her new job as Mode’s associate features editor and she immediately has clashes with her boss. The series was moved to Friday night’s after season three’s ratings slipped, and moving it to Friday night’s at the start of season four was the kiss of death for the show. It got bumped around a few more times, but ultimately the show was cancelled.
Until Next Tuesday!