The Week Ahead: January 10 – January 16 2010

The Week Ahead: January 3 – January 9 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.

Movies

The Green Hornet

Unless you’ve been living under a rock…or, you know, watching football or whatever it is you non-geeks do,😉 you know about this adaptation of the radio/TV show.

For an undercover superhero, the advertising campaign has really been in your face.  :)  It had bad “buzz” in the beginning (ironic for a hornet), but it’s gotten better.

On the TV series, Kato was the more interesting character…but only because Bruce Lee played him.  :)  It was an attempt to do another campy Batman, but they did try to make it more serious.

In this movie, it looks like Kato is much more of the decision maker than Britt Reid (played in this case by Seth Rogen). 

One thing you probably won’t hear in this movie?  Britt Reid is the grand-nephew of the Lone Ranger. 🙂

My guess is this is going to not do all that well, but not horribly.  I doubt it will make the advertising budget back this weekend.  I’m going to say it opens decently, but ends up…under 100m dogro (domestic gross).  I think we might be looking around 60 or 70 in the end, although that feels like I’m being pessimistic. 

New TV

  • Adventure Time at 8:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Inside the Actor’s Studio (Jim Carrey) on Bravo (Monday)
  • Lie to Me (two new eps) at 8:00 PM on Fox (Monday)
  • Regular show at 8:15 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Robotomy at 8:45 PM on Cartoon Network (Monday)
  • Castle at 10:00 PM on ABC (Monday)
  • I, Predator (series debut) on Animal Planet (Tuesday)
  • No Ordinary Family at 8:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • V at 9:00 PM on ABC (Tuesday)
  • Human Target (two episodes) at 8:00 PM on Fox (Wednesday)
  • Ghost Hunters International at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Wednesday)
  • Miracle Detectives at 10:00 PM on OWN (Wednesday)
  • Swarm Chasers (series debut? Locusts) at 7:00 PM on Animal Planet (Thursday)
  • Swarm Chasers (rats) at 8:00 PM on Animal Planet (Thursday)
  • Young Justice at 7:00 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Medium at 8:00 PM on CBS (Friday)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars at 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network (Friday)
  • Ghost Adventures at 9:00 PM on the Travel Channel (Friday)
  • Merlin at 10:00 PM on Syfy (Friday)
  • Ghost Lab at 2:00 AM on the Discovery Channel (Saturday)
  • Behemoth at 9:00 PM on Syfy (Saturday)
  • Primeval at 9:00 PM on BBC America (Saturday)
  • Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at 10:00 AM (Sunday)
  • American Dad at 7:30 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • The Golden Globes at 8:00 PM on NBC (Sunday)
  • The Simpsons at 8:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Family Guy at 9:00 PM on Fox (Sunday)
  • Robot Chicken at 11:45 PM on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (Sunday)

Cons

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.

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

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