‘Looper’ Gets the Job Done — 10 Things To Check Out This Week
Itâs fall TV premiere week! You know what that means: Lots of crap you really donât want to watch will be hitting the tube starting tonight. But donât worry bros, we’re here to help you find the good stuff. Check out some of our must-watch fall premiere picks below.
Also new this week: A promising sci-fi flick from a great indie filmmaker hits theaters, and the biggest summer movie of them all finally debuts on Blu-ray. Read on for 10 Things to Check Out This Week:
âBrickâ and ‘Brothers Bloomâ director Rian Johnson brings his singular storytelling style to the world of science fiction with âLooper.â The filmâs mind-bending premise is sure to get nerd butts in seats: An assassin is paid to kill people sent back from the future. Things get tricky when heâs forced to kill his future self and botches the job. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the young and older versions of the assassin in a film some critics are already calling a classic of the genre. âLooperâ opens Friday in theaters.
âFringeâ Season 5 Premiere
Itâs the final season of one of the most challenging, rewarding and ballsiest shows on TV. Last season, âFringeâ freaked out its fans by erasing its own history and building a newer, stranger world for its characters to inhabit. This season, the show jumps several years into the future to tell a twisty sci-fi story about rebellion and, of course, the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism. âFringeâ returns to the tube on Friday, Sept. 28.
âMarvelâs The Avengersâ on Blu-ray and DVD
The biggest movie of the summer finally hits home video on Tuesday. The âAvengersâ Blu-ray release is loaded with deleted scenes, commentary by director Joss Whedon and more. Watch Cap, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk smash the baddies over and over again.
âBond 50: The Complete 22 Film Collectionâ on Blu-ray and DVD
It seems like there will never be a truly complete âBondâ movie collection, since Hollywood keeps cranking out â007â flicks. But this release is the closest thing weâre gonna get for quite a while. âBond 50â offers all 22 Bond films on Blu-ray or DVD, plus more than 130 hours of bonus features. Thatâs a whole lotta Bond-age!
âBatman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1â on Blu-ray and DVD
This Tuesday, DC Comics offers another dark and interesting animated take on one of its most beloved and absorbing comic books ever. This feature-length film, based on the influential Frank Miller-penned limited series âThe Dark Knight Returns,â follows Batman as he heads out of retirement to punish the brutal scum threatening to take over Gotham for good.
âDexterâ Season 7 Premiere
Will ‘Dexter,’ Showtimeâs once great serial killer drama, rebound from last yearâs dismal sixth season? Weâre rooting for the show, especially since things finally seem to be heading in a new direction with (Spoiler!) Dexterâs sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) finally learning Dexterâs (Michael C. Hall) secret at the end of last season. The blood starts flowing again on Sunday, Sept 30.
âHomelandâ Season 2 Premiere
Showtimeâs still great suspense drama returns for a second season. âHomelandâ was one of the most gripping new shows to hit the tube last season. Hereâs hoping season 2 will inspire the same must-watch anxiety as season 1. âHomelandâ premieres Sunday, Sept. 30, following âDexter.â
âThe Big Bang Theoryâ Season 5 Premiere
The comedy about nerd culture may appeal to, well, all culture these days, but âThe Big Bang Theoryâ still delivers the gut laughs on a pretty consistent basis. Plus, Kaley Cuoco! The show returns to CBS on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Film critic/nerd/engaging beardy fellow Devin Faraci hosts Badass Digest, a smart, insightful and fun new movie geek show on the Cinefix YouTube Channel. Check out Devinâs interview with âLooperâ director Rian Johnson below:
Robert Englund in âLake Placid: The Final Chapterâ
This Syfy Saturday night movie looks terrible. Of course it looks terrible. But weâd rather watch this and support the OG Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, than, say, sit through that dull âNightmare on Elm Streetâ remake again. So grab some booze, turn on the tube, and watch Englund fight mutated crocodiles in a TV movie sequel to a Bill Pullman B movie.