The Week Ahead: December 27 2010 – January 2 2011
For more information on upcoming (and historical) movies, TV shows, books, conventions, paranormal happenings, and pretty much anything that interests me, see the ever-growing Measured Circle Pop Culture Timeline.
It’s been several seasons since this Nicolas Cage-starrer was ready for release. That’s not a good sign. The trailers make is an “is she or isn’t she” with a 14th Century girl accused of being a witch. It’s got some interesting people in it besides Cage: Ron Perlman; Christopher Lee; and Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire’s Capone). The director, Dominic Sena, worked successfully with Cage on Gone in Sixty Seconds. Still, I’d be surprised to see this get to $40 million dogro (domestic gross).
This is not a big week for new TV shows…January 1st does mark the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Network (which has the interesting acronym of OWN).
- Ancient Aliens at 9:00 PM on the History Channel (Thursday)
- Celebrity Ghost Stories (Joey Lawrence, Gabrielle Carteris, Paul Shaffer) at 9:00 PM on Bio (Saturday)
- Primeval (4th season BBC America debut) at 9:00 (Saturday)
New Year’s Day Marathons (remember that you can also do your own marathons with streaming Netflix, OnDemand, Hulu, and other videosites)
- Doctor Who on BBC America
- The Game on BET
- Scrubs on Comedy Central
- Kid vs. Kat on Disney😄
- Wicked Attraction on ID
- Larry Sanders Show on IFC
- Jersey Shore on MTV
- Snapped on Oxygen
- Twilight Zone on Syfy
- Law & Order on TNT
- The Nanny on TVLand
- NCIS on USA
- One Tree Hill on Soap
- Jerseylicious on Style
- The March of Time on TCM
- Freaky Eaters on TLC
- Ghost Whisperer on WE
Cons are short for “conventions”, when people who rarely leave the house get together…just kidding, of course, they can be great fun. For details, I recommend Fanboy’s Convention List.
Don’t have something to do on New Year’s Eve yet?
- IkkiCon V, Japanese Animation and Pop Culture, Austin, Texas
- http://www.mewcon.com/ MEW Con 3, “Manga and Exotic Worlds”, Portland, Oregon
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.