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What will you be watching this weekend? (June 29)

Jun. 29, 2012by: Jacob Riley

Finally! The work week is over and you’ll have some free time to relax, crack a cold one, pop that corn and nuke some ‘chos all in the noble pursuit of cinematic entertainment! Every Friday, we'd like to hear what everyone will be watching over the weekend, whether it be on TV, DVD and Blu-ray or in theaters.

So what's on your movie agenda this weekend? Here's what I'm thinking about watching...

IN THEATERS...

Looks like this weekend's theatrical releases are mostly of the comedic variety ranging from R-rated teddy bears to Channing Tatum and Mathew McConaughey sporting banana hammocks. It has been a while since I could claim to be a die-hard FAMILY GUY fan (they sucked me back in with their STAR WARS spoofs) but I'm more than willing to give creator Seth McFarlane's first big time Hollywood flick TED a shot. He had me laughing at "thunder buddies" and then won me over by throwing Mila Kunis into the mix. If you didn't catch Chris Bumbray's review of the film, check it out right HERE. It's obvious that Hollywood flicks generally favor boobs over beefcake, which works just fine for me but it's the 21st Century and the womenfolk deserve some scantily clad eyecandy as much as us dudes and with MAGIC MIKE shaking its way into theaters this weekend count one more win for equal rights. For those of you fortunate enough to live near a theater screening MOONRISE KINGDOM, director Wes Anderson's latest, I'm truly jealous. This weekend it's expanding to more screens, unfortunately for me it is still not showing in my podunk town. Maybe next weekend ...

 Check out all of the THEATRICAL RELEASES right here

ON TELEVISION...

HBO won't let up just because another season of GAME OF THRONES has come to an end. Last Sunday was the premier of THE NEWSROOM, writer Aaron Sorkin's latest endeavor kind of blew me away. It may not suit everyone's tastes (it can lay the idealism on pretty thick) but it won me over with news anchor Jeff Daniels' opening outburst that took no prisoners and kept me enthralled with Sorkin's always brilliant writing. If you missed the first episode HBO has it available to watch for free RIGHT OVER HERE. I recently gave the Stephen Spielberg produced alien invasion series FALLING SKIES a shot, which is three episodes into its second season on TNT. What it lacks in effects it makes up for with some solid characters, it didn't instantly win me over like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA did a few years back but I'm willing to see where the series goes for a bit longer. On the sports front I'll most likely find myself sitting in a bar this weekend and that probably means the EURO CUP soccer semi-finals will be on tap and I also spotted Michael Phelps doing his thing in some OLYMPIC TRIALS, hide your weed London! 

ON DVD & BLU-RAY...

Finally, there are many cool new releases coming out on discs this week, but for my money it's not going to get much better than 21 JUMP STREET, which was easily the funniest movie I have seen in theaters this year. To any of you Channing Tatum haters still out there let it be known that he steals every scene he's in and may be a comedic savant. I'm a big sucker for anything related to classic Hollywoodland and as such I caught a couple screenings of last years silent Oscar-winning Best Picture THE ARTIST when it was out in theaters and I loved it entirely. I fully expect to pick this up and share it with as many unexpecting people as possible as I firmly believe it deserved the accolades and is worth checking out if you missed it the first time around. I love The Criterion Collection (as you'll come to know) and this week they released the early Alfred Hitchcock 1935 spy thriller THE 39 STEPS and as it is my personal policy to own any Hitchcock that becomes available on Blu-ray it should go without saying this one is on my list. The fact that it's also Criterion edition simply makes it a no-brainer.

Check out all of the DVD/BLU-RAY RELEASE DATES/COVERS right here

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WILL BE WATCHING THIS WEEKEND BELOW!

Extra Tidbit: Hey Schmoes, I'm Jake (formerly of The Digital Dorm) and I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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3:04AM on 07/02/2012

So what did I watch this weekend?

In theaters: I caught a screening of TED and it was completely hilarious, it follows some of the same formula as FAMILY GUY with its referential humor but it completely worked for me. I also ended up catching ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and it was ridiculous, my kind of ridiculous.

On the tube: THE NEWSROOM still has me hooked with Sorkin's dialog and I'm interested to see what direction they take, by placing the news show two years in the past could we end up with some kind of
In theaters: I caught a screening of TED and it was completely hilarious, it follows some of the same formula as FAMILY GUY with its referential humor but it completely worked for me. I also ended up catching ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER and it was ridiculous, my kind of ridiculous.

On the tube: THE NEWSROOM still has me hooked with Sorkin's dialog and I'm interested to see what direction they take, by placing the news show two years in the past could we end up with some kind of alternate reality? Could be awesome, will have to wait and see. In futball news, congrats Spain.

On Disc: 21 JUMP STREET made me laugh again and the Blu-ray has a few funny special features worth checking out. Didn't get around to rewatching THE ARTIST yet but it's sitting next to my TV waiting for a spare chunk of time. Ended stumbling upon an amazing Bob Hope/Bing Crosby DVD box set featuring the first five of their legendary "THE ROAD TO ..." comedies and immediately shut myself away from the world a good chunk of Saturday and Sunday. If you've never seen one of them you are truly missing out on some comedic masterpieces: [link]
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6:25PM on 07/01/2012

Ok, so I've been real sick for the past few days...

But I've made up for it with movies: Friday the 13th Part 2 and Part 4, The Others, Scream, Scream 4, The Frighteners, Insidious, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, The Artist, Being Human (TV) and... Dawson's Creek (?)

My taste in movies may be up in the air, but I've been feverish. Sick is sick.
But I've made up for it with movies: Friday the 13th Part 2 and Part 4, The Others, Scream, Scream 4, The Frighteners, Insidious, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, The Artist, Being Human (TV) and... Dawson's Creek (?)

My taste in movies may be up in the air, but I've been feverish. Sick is sick.
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2:33PM on 07/01/2012
Definetly Newsroom on Sunday . and prob sneek in some Tokyo Zombie
Definetly Newsroom on Sunday . and prob sneek in some Tokyo Zombie
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11:14AM on 07/01/2012
4 "Airport" movies in a row. You know, the franchise that has George Kennedy's character in all four movies. Old but classic.
4 "Airport" movies in a row. You know, the franchise that has George Kennedy's character in all four movies. Old but classic.
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6:06AM on 07/01/2012

This Weekend I Watched...

James and the Giant Peach, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and 21 Jump Street
James and the Giant Peach, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and 21 Jump Street
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5:36AM on 07/01/2012
Louis season 2, Stewart Lees Comedy Vehicle and Taxi Driver.
Louis season 2, Stewart Lees Comedy Vehicle and Taxi Driver.
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8:37PM on 06/30/2012

"What the fuck did I do?"

The Wire season 2 and if I have time, seasons 3-5 ;)
The Wire season 2 and if I have time, seasons 3-5 ;)
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8:29PM on 06/30/2012
I will probably be catching up on some Netflix rentals: John Carter, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and The Secret World of Arrietty.

I also have the first episode of Louie season 3 recorded on my DVR, so I will probably check that out, too.
I will probably be catching up on some Netflix rentals: John Carter, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, and The Secret World of Arrietty.

I also have the first episode of Louie season 3 recorded on my DVR, so I will probably check that out, too.
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8:03PM on 06/30/2012
Disc Golf @ De Laviega, Blue Oyster Cult @ The Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, & Jaytech @ Ruby Skye in San Francisco. No movies or tv this weekend, just some Disc and concerts.
Disc Golf @ De Laviega, Blue Oyster Cult @ The Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, & Jaytech @ Ruby Skye in San Francisco. No movies or tv this weekend, just some Disc and concerts.
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3:09AM on 07/02/2012
You a frolfer too?! We've got an amazing course where I live, we tend to turn it into a drinking game though and never seem to finish. :P
You a frolfer too?! We've got an amazing course where I live, we tend to turn it into a drinking game though and never seem to finish. :P
4:55PM on 06/29/2012

Seeing "Ted"

I hated "21 Jump Street." Such a juvenile movie. Funny in parts but overall annoying and wish Michael Mann or someone had stepped up and done a serious, gritty movie-version of the old show instead.

Nonetheless, also will be watching "THE ARTIST", "PROJECT X", and "WRATH OF THE TITANS" on Blu-Ray along with "THE MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY" on Blu too.
I hated "21 Jump Street." Such a juvenile movie. Funny in parts but overall annoying and wish Michael Mann or someone had stepped up and done a serious, gritty movie-version of the old show instead.

Nonetheless, also will be watching "THE ARTIST", "PROJECT X", and "WRATH OF THE TITANS" on Blu-Ray along with "THE MAN WITH NO NAME TRILOGY" on Blu too.
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4:02PM on 06/29/2012

Ice to see you!

Im probably going to see Ice Age 4... Im not in the US btw for those who cared ;P
Im probably going to see Ice Age 4... Im not in the US btw for those who cared ;P
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5:56PM on 06/29/2012
I hear that may be up for a couple of Oscars ... :P
I hear that may be up for a couple of Oscars ... :P
1:08PM on 06/29/2012

Moonrise Kingdom

I am finally going to get to see Wes Anderson's new film "Moonrise Kingdom". I am so excited!!!!
I am finally going to get to see Wes Anderson's new film "Moonrise Kingdom". I am so excited!!!!
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6:07PM on 06/29/2012
I am so jealous right now ... enjoy it for me dude.
I am so jealous right now ... enjoy it for me dude.
10:38AM on 06/29/2012
If I make it to a theater this weekend it will be for Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter! Going to check my local video store for some rentals I think. Otherwise it will be American Psycho and Stargate since I just bought them on Blu Ray, and also some The Outer Limits original series.
If I make it to a theater this weekend it will be for Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter! Going to check my local video store for some rentals I think. Otherwise it will be American Psycho and Stargate since I just bought them on Blu Ray, and also some The Outer Limits original series.
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6:07AM on 06/29/2012

90's weekender

just got The Terminator, T2 Skynet Edition, Commando and Predator on bluray so thats my weekend sorted :) maybe re-watch 21 jump street as it was a blast.
just got The Terminator, T2 Skynet Edition, Commando and Predator on bluray so thats my weekend sorted :) maybe re-watch 21 jump street as it was a blast.
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