‘Louie’, ‘Ted’, ‘Anger Management’ — Check It or Chuck It
All hail this week! And why should you hail a week, when hailing is usually reserved for more prestigious things, like kings or gods or Jennifer Lawrence magazine spreads?
Because there are some great things happening in the entertainment world this week, like the season premieres of ‘Louie’ and ‘Wilfred’ and the release of Seth Macfarlane’s ‘Ted.’ There are, unfortunately, also a few terrible things coming out this week that you should avoid at all costs. Read on for our weekly list of five things to “check” and five things to “chuck.”
‘Louie’ Season 3 Premiere
The third season of Louis C.K.’s hilarious and brilliant comedy series premieres Thursday night on FX. ‘Louie’ fans can look forward to more poignant, clever and brutally honest vignettes about loneliness, divorce and what it’s like being a struggling single dad in the city. Newcomers will discover what we love about ‘Louie’ – the show is articulate, unpredictable and like nothing else on TV.
‘Wilfred’ Season 2 Premiere
Another wildly original comedy from FX, ‘Wilfred’ is based on an Australian series of the same name and stars Elijah Wood as a deeply depressed man who hangs out with a talking dog – well, an extremely vulgar talking man in a dog suit, to be exact. Season 2 premieres Thursday at 10 pm ET, half an hour before ‘Louie.’
More incredibly crude talking animals! ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane’s feature film debut, opening Friday, follows a Boston manboy, Mark Walberg, struggling to grow up and forced to choose between his girlfriend, Mila Kunis, his best friend, a talking, boozing and whoring teddy bear.
Neil Young ‘Journeys’
This one may be a little hard to find, but it’s worth seeing out. Oscar winner Jonathan Demme directs his third Neil Young concert film, featuring the sixty five-year-old rocker playing classics and new tracks from his latest album, the critically-acclaimed folk-metal LP ‘Le Noise.’
’21 Jump Street’ on Blu-ray and DVD
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum make a surprisingly charming and awesome action-comedy duo in this big screen continuation of the original series, which largely improves on the source material with a witty script, hilarious performances, and bigger, better action.
‘Anger Management’ Series Premiere
Charlie Sheen’s last TV show offered little more than lame, recycled sex jokes and … well, not much else. Forgive us for not celebrating Sheen’s return to the small screen here, as ‘Anger Management’ just seems like more of the same, except more “TV-MA.”
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection Program
America’s favorite cross-dressing comedian suits up for another go ‘round… oh GOD PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!
‘A Thousand Words’ on Blu-ray and DVD
This new DVD release is strictly for those looking to chart the demise of Eddie Murphy’s soul and the quality of his big screen projects. Everyone else can just move along.
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Trailers
The new Spider-Man flick opens July 3, but we feel like we’ve already seen the ENTIRE MOVIE four times thanks to the many trailers, clips and scenes the studio has released all over the web over the last few weeks. If the goal of the movie’s overly ambitious promo-machine was to make us sick of Spider-Man, then job well done!
Channing Tatum’s Abs … And Possibly His Butt
We love director Steven Soderbergh, and we’re pretty sure this stripper movie starring Tatum will offer more than a mindless beefcake parade, but we’ve seen enough of Tatum’s overexposed body, without ever trying, to last a lifetime!