The Week Ahead: December 27 2010 – January 2 2011

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.


Season of the Witch

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).

New TV

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 XD
  • 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? 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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