Thursday, October 15, 2009

90210/Melrose, Real World Flashbacks, Transformers, & More - October 15, 2009

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen hits DVD shelves this Tuesday, October 20. Ok, there are several different store exclusives being released for it so you will want to check all of the store sale ads to see where you want to pick up the DVD. If you aren’t familiar with what I’m saying, the stores will have exclusives to the movie only for them to entice you to buy the DVD from their store. Check the ads and make sure which one appeals more to you and find where you want to buy it. I loved this movie when I saw it back in the summer so I’m looking forward to seeing it again.

Hey, Little People Big World is back!! I had no clue that it was set to return!! Great to have it back. How did I find out? My mom called and said hey, did you know Little People Big World was back? No clue. Did TLC promote this at all???!!! Did I miss the promotion for it? I didn’t know anything else aired on TLC anymore besides Jon and Kate Plus 8. It was similar to Trademark Properties returning back a couple of months ago with no promotion except for Trademark doing the promotion themselves.

ABC has picked up FlashForward for the full season.

Movie box office numbers for the last couple of weeks.
Box office numbers for October 2-4. 1. Zombieland - $24.7 million. 2. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs - $15.8 million. 3. Toy Story - $12.4 million. 4. Surrogates - $7.2 million. 5. The Invention Of Lying - $7 million. 6. Whip It - $4.65 million. 7. Fame - $4.62 million. 8. Capitalism - $4.4 million. 9. The Informant! - $3.6 million. 10. Love Happens - $2.7 million.
Box office numbers for last weekend. 1. Couples Retreat - $34.2 million. 2. Zombieland - $14.8 milliion. 3. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs - $11.5 million. 4. Paranormal Activity - $7.9 million. 5. Toy Story - $7.7 million. 6. Surrogates - $4.2 million. 7. The Invention Of Lying - $3.3 million. 8. Whip It - $2.8 million. 9. Capitalism - $2.6 million. 10. Fame - $2.5 million.

Well, that was a creepy little episode of Smallville last week. The zombie episode was a wild one. I liked the stuff involving the triangle of Clark, Lois, and Oliver. Oliver continues his spiral downhill and played a crucial role in Lois almost being killed.

Just wanted to also add how great that How I Met Your Mother has been this season as well. The Robin 101 class last week was a very funny idea with Ted teaching Barney what all there is to know about Robin to help him out with the relationship. Then, we had Marshall and Lilly showing how bad that they are at hosting couple nights this week. That was funny too. The show is really on a great pace this season and we’re early into it.

I have to say that 90210 has a much nicer pace story wise this year. Last year just felt so completely rushed at times with flying through storylines. This year, things have settled down and I’m enjoying this season quite a bit. The stuff with Annie has been good and I liked the back and forth between guys this week. She went from being told the stories about Jasper’s troubles by Mark and ending up with Mark at the beach. When Mark tried to take advantage of her, Jasper jumped in for the save. So, now Annie is back hanging out with Jasper. Remember that he is the guy that is the nephew of the guy she hit with the car. He still does not know that or hasn’t let on anyway. Kelly’s return to 90210 on this episode was with big purpose. Jackie was brought back last week and the storyline with her is that she has cut all the bad out of her life with drinking and all including her attending AA meetings. However, we also learned that Jackie has cancer. So, Jackie is trying to make things right with the time that she has left and reconnected with Silver. Silver and Kelly clashed over that with Kelly being mad at Jackie for asking Silver to move back in with her. Kelly explained Silver’s bipolar disorder but Silver did eventually decide to move back in. Adrianna ended things with Navid and was ready to go back to Teddy. However, Teddy didn’t want a relationship out of him and Adrianna. So, she realized that she had messed up. Navid did find out the truth about the kiss between Teddy and Adrianna from Teddy himself.

Like mother, like daughter. Moving on to Melrose Place. Well, Violet has turned into quite the character, hasn’t she? She is following right behind Sydney’s footsteps including hooking up with Michael and now framing him for revenge for her mom. Wow. I liked that whole storyline and it really did seem like, yeah, that would be Sydney’s daughter. LOL. Classic Sydney move. It’s really the feeling of how things would be with Sydney cause you were wondering what her agenda was. That has how things have become with Violet.

Flashback moment this week when I saw that Rachel Campos-Duffy was a guest host on The View. If the name doesn't ring a bell, Rachel was one of the cast of the third season of The Real World which took place in San Francisco. So, if you wonder what she is up to now, she is now a mother of five and about to be the mother of six. Seeing Rachel on TV really brought back Real World memories. Wow, do you remember when that show used to be so good? The first three seasons were incredible TV. I'm not saying that seasons that followed weren't good cause they were and some of the other seasons were favorites of mine. However, those first three seasons was such great TV to watch. The show started as a social experiment to see what would happen when you put different personalities of a people in a house together. The results of it were all across the board. I thought New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco were all amazing seasons to watch. I even liked London too which is not a favorite among most Real World fans. I think it is because they got along too much. Hey, what is wrong with that? The show provided many good seasons after the original seasons with some being favorites of mine and others that were just kind of ehhh to me. I haven't watched The Real World in many years after I saw what the show had become but seeing Rachel on TV again really did make me remember the fun times of this show and how it used to be TV watching that you planned around.

Michael Jackson's new single "This Is It" has premiered on his website. I’m not sure when the song was actually recorded. I read that it was recorded in 1991 and then read an article that it was recorded in the early 80’s. It does seem like the mid 80’s is the answer based on recent articles. It really is amazing to think of just how many songs that he has recorded that have just never been released. Reports have said that there could be albums to be released for a long time to come just based off the amount of material that he recorded. The song will be the theme to the new movie, This Is It, with the movie being released on October 28. A special two disc album for the movie will be released on October 27 with a vinyl version being released on November 10. The first disc will be a greatest hits compilation including two versions of “This Is It”. Disc two will feature unreleased versions of some of his songs. If you want to hear “This Is It”, here is the link:

Here are a couple of weeks worth of TV on DVD releases.
Released this past Tuesday: Girlfriends (Season Seven), Married…With Children (Season Eleven).
TV on DVD releases for Tuesday, October 20. Charlie Brown/Peanuts (1970’s Collection Volume One), Hawaii Five-O (Season Seven), It’s Garry Shandling’s Show (Full Series), Numb3rs (Season Five), Route 66 (Season Three – Volume Two), Saturday Night Live (Best Of Amy Poehler), Transformers (25th Anniversary Matrix of Leadership Edition: Collector’s Set), Vega$ (Season One – Volume One).

TV Line Of The Week: From the Celebrity Ghosts Stories segment on Saturday Night Live.
Keenan Thompson playing the role of Ray Parker Jr. who sang the 80’s hit single Ghostbusters:
“I bought a haunted mansion. Do you know what ghosts don’t like? A hit song boasting that you aren’t afraid of them. And to prove me wrong, they decided to haunt me. Finally I had to say it. I am afraid of a ghost. I issued an apology with my 1996 single “On Second Thought (Ghosts Scare Me Very Much)”.

Video of the Week: Conan O’Brien races Jimmie Johnson with Christian Slater along for the ride on The Tonight Show. Skip ahead 6 minutes into the clip to see the actual race.

Twitter Update Of The Week: @RyanSeacrest
“Alarm just went off in the E! building telling everyone to evacuate the building...its raining giuliana's hair in the rain!! Yikes”

Have a great weekend!! Take care and God bless!!

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