“I love Chuck Bartowski, and I don’t know what to do about it.” You and us all, Sarah Walker!
Friday night NBC aired the two-hour series finale of ‘Chuck’ and we were definitely not prepared for the emotional roller coaster it took us on. As we sat eating our Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwiches from Subway, we quickly realized that our napkins would be used for wiping away tears, not teriyaki sauce. (Just because we’re Surly, doesn’t mean we don’t have hearts, and Mr. Bartowski stole them 5 years ago.)
It was quite a surprise when Super-Spy Sarah, who we already knew was on a mission to kill Chuck, showed up bruised and bloody and knocking on his door two minutes into the first hour. We thought the writers would make us wait a lot longer for the reunion of memory-wiped Sarah and love-will-conquer-all Chuck. It was brutal watching her lie straight to his face, cuddling up and pretending to love him still, all while being fed info from the villainous Quinn. Our heartbreak was only deepened as we watched Chuck become suspicious of the woman he loved, as he knew instantly that she wasn’t the Sarah he married. (Side note: Peter Bishop needs to take a few lessons from Chuck, as he couldn’t even tell that he was dating a completely different human entity when Fauxlivia showed up on ‘Fringe’)
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The Burbank branch of Buy More is having a liquidation sale and will close forever in three days. Our beloved Nerd Herders will be out of a job as of 10 PM Friday night as the series finale of ‘Chuck’ comes to an end.
Since 2007 we’ve been loyal viewers of the unlikely spy and his team of outcasts and we’re sad to see them go. There will be no more impromptu, poorly timed Jeffster! shows, no more Subway product placements, no more thinly veiled excuses for Sarah to disrobe and no more reasons for Casey to grunt or snarl in response to pretty much any questions thrown his way. It’s a sad day indeed.
So the premieres are few and far between these days, but tonight is going to be a good one! And it’s all about NBC!
At 8 PM we have the return of everyone’s favourite nerd herder, ‘Chuck’. To be honest, if this were season two we’d be having a premiere party complete with Subway and pocket protectors. However, after last season we are kind of falling out of love with our adorable, unlikely spy. Unless of course they pull out all the stops and FINALLY go with Andrea’s idea of an intersect virus that makes Morgan evil. That we would love to see!
Then, at 9 PM is the official premiere of ‘Grimm’. We know you know we love this show already. But it goes without saying, we’ll be watching it again tonight. It’s just so good, and with the premiere on tonight that mean it’s only one week until the next episode! We can’t wait to see what happens!
‘The Lion King’ stole the Box Office crown again this week. Though ‘MoneyBall’ and ‘Dolphin Tale’ weren’t far behind, resulting in a tight race for that runner-up title.
‘Abduction’ and ‘Killer Elite’ both presented with some disappointing numbers. Taylor Lautner’s action-thriller was not well received by anyone who wasn’t a teenage girl and Jason Statham’s action-thriller was miles away from earning back it’s $66M budget.
Gerard Butler’s ‘Machine Gun Preacher’ only managed to generate $44,000 this weekend in its limited four-theatre release.
|LW||TW||Movie Title||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Week #|
|1||1||The Lion King (in 3D)||$22,130,000||$61,676,000||2|
|5||9||Straw Dogs (2011)||$2,100,000||$8,884,000||2|
|6||10||I Don’t Know How She Does It||$2,053,000||$8,019,000||2|
|16||12||Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain||$1,184,000||$5,215,000||3|
If you’re in the mood to see an inspirational movie based on true events then you are going to fall out of your chair when we tell you that FOUR of the FIVE new movies this week are based on true events!! Yup! 80% of the newcomers are those nice award-season friendly “based on a true story…” things. Yes, even the Jason Statham one!
But, if that’s not your scene, you can go watch that werewolf kid play spy games for an hour and a half…
“What Are You Really Worth”
Directing: Bennett Miller
Writing: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Stan Chervin (story), Michael Lewis (book)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Based on the true story of the Oakland Athletics’ general manager who uses some sophisticated computers and statistical analysis to assemble a championship team – for cheap!
Price of Admission will get you Tyler Durden spouting lots of stats-rooted dialogue and inspirational scenes of the determined underdogs overcoming impossible odds.
Running Time · 133 min
Rated · PG-13
“The Fight for the Truth Will Be the Fight of His Life”
Directing: John Singleton
Writing: Shawn Christensen
Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver
“Regular” kid learns he was kidnapped as a child and his entire life is a lie. After escaping an agency attack he goes on the run in order to expose the complex conspiracy surrounding him. (This one is NOT based on a true story).
Price of Admission will get you a Twilight-esque version of The ‘Bourne‘ series.
Running Time · 106 min
Rated · PG-13